November 12, 2013

Arizona Beverages will partner with the Skinnygirl brand to produce Skinnygirl Sparklers, a new line of sparkling waters. The announcement was made on Monday by Skinnygirl creator Bethenny Frankel on her daytime talk show "Bethenny."

November 12, 2013

Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., has opened four new pickup sites in Pennsylvania for online grocer and sister company Peapod, the supermarket chain said Tuesday.

November 11, 2013

Kroger on Monday announced a cumulative contribution to the USO of $3.2 million for 2013.

November 8, 2013

Walmart announced the introduction of Great Value Naturals, a new line of all-natural cleaning products which features Evolve technology from Agaia.

November 8, 2013

Beauty company Coty has announced the formation of a new, wholly owned subsidiary in South Africa in order to direct, manage and fully operate all of its South African business as well as its business in 13 other African countries.

November 8, 2013

Dannon will partner with the American Diabetes Association to raise awareness about diabetes and the importance of a healthy, balanced diet.

November 7, 2013

Target will play host to a new series of educational events sponsored by Bump Club and Beyond, an event company focused on educating mothers and expectant mothers.

November 5, 2013

Walgreens and Alliance Boots on Tuesday announced that Richard Ashworth, Walgreens corporate operations VP for the Western United States, has been appointed as director of health care, health and beauty U.K. and Republic of Ireland at Alliance Boots.

November 4, 2013

In less than eight hours, a play space was built at The Community YMCA’s Family Health and Wellness Center with the help of more than 200 volunteers from The Community YMCA, Good Neighbor Pharmacy and non-profit KaBOOM!, the companies announced Monday.

October 30, 2013

Coty and Prada Group have formed an exclusive partnership to create, develop, and distribute a signature line of fragrances under the Miu Miu name.

October 30, 2013

The makers of Sudafed will allow sinus sufferers to join forces for a contest that will take place on the brand's Facebook page, thanks to a new app.

October 29, 2013

Safeway will open a grocery store in the camping area of the Phoenix International Raceway starting next month.

October 28, 2013

Medical supplies maker Becton, Dickinson & Co. is helping to launch a program designed to expand and improve health care for underserved and vulnerable populations in the United States.

October 23, 2013

To assist CPG manufacturers and retailers in generating new levels of growth through a better understanding of these shopper needs, Information Resources joined forces with SPINS to create SPINS NaturaLink, a new segmentation of the total U.S. population, which focuses on how shoppers think about, purchase and use natural/organic/ecofriendly products, the two firms announced Tuesday.

October 16, 2013

What helps build loyalty, but is not considered a loyalty program? What is fun, exciting and rewarding, and at the same time strategic, planned and designed to drive trips and/or purchases? Gamification. It’s the latest buzzword among brand marketers, and it’s gaining traction as early adopters begin to revolutionize the way customer engagement is done.

October 14, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Sunday recognized Merck with its 2013 Corporate Recognition Award — the award recognizes a company for its support and work on behalf of independent community pharmacies — during NCPA’s 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition.

October 10, 2013

QS/1 will offer its pharmacy clients prescription-translation software under a new partnership with pharmacy language service firm RxTran, the two companies said Thursday.

October 10, 2013

While the boom in generic drugs now looks set to wane, another segment of the pharmaceutical industry is rapidly rising and presenting new growth opportunities for pharmacy retailers: specialty drugs.

October 10, 2013

DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports that analyze the impact of trade promotion activity on core front-end merchandising categories.

October 9, 2013

In order to win in today’s shopper environment, retailers and suppliers need to approach marketing programs in a whole different way — together. It all comes down to two key words: shared media.

October 9, 2013

When collaborating with Target to develop a unique, behavior-changing program, keep one thing in mind — there’s no “silver bullet.”

October 4, 2013

Walgreens reached a 19.1% prescription market share for its fiscal year ended Aug. 31. But that wasn't the story to come out of the Chicagoland retailer's conference call. The story was how far along Walgreens has come in its pledge to transform pharmacy.

Truth is, there isn't one aspect of the pharmacy business that hasn't been touched by Walgreens' focus on transformation. And with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act yet to come in 2014, Walgreens is far from done. See for yourself: click on DSN's Walgreens news feed — all Walgreens news, all the time — and you have one story after another about how Walgreens is helping to redefine what retail pharmacy means to employers, payers and most importantly, the patient, almost on a daily basis.

October 3, 2013

In preparation for flu season, actress Amanda Peet, ambassador of the UN Foundation's Shot@Life program, received her annual flu shot at Walgreens' flagship store in New York City to support its "Get a Shot, Give a Shot" campaign.

October 3, 2013

With an ongoing need for consumer education and awareness to help people understand their health insurance options under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Walgreens and Chicago-based GoHealth on Thursday announced a nationwide initiative and collaboration to assist customers and help provide a resource for those considering the new health insurance marketplaces.