December 2, 2014

According to the “State of Small Gifting Report,” nearly all service providers (94%) feel more appreciated when they are remembered during the holidays.

November 14, 2014

For Jocelyn Wong, SVP, chief marketing officer of Family Dollar, challenging the status quo is what she strives toward each day.

November 14, 2014

Judy Wray  is helping to reinvent the beauty experience at Rite Aid. The chain’s beauty department’s new look features a much more interactive experience and the addition of more prestige cosmetic and skin care lines. Also in select stores, Rite Aid Beauty Advisors — specially trained to assist shoppers with all the beauty brands Rite Aid carries —  offer demonstrations and education. 

October 24, 2014

Sam's Club announced the introduction of a health exchange service in partnership with Aetna, to better serve its small business clientele. With that announcement, Sam’s Club becomes the first retailer to complement its full suite of healthcare offerings — optical, hearing, pharmacy — with a health exchange solution specifically targeting those who are arguably most concerned about health care: small business owners.

The move aligns Sam’s Club brands with all things health. “Whenever people visit Sam’s Club at all, I want them to be able to experience health-and-wellness in a way that they leave healthier no matter how they engage with us,” Sherri Thomas, director, managed care services for Sam's Club, told Drug Store News. “If it’s through our pharmacy, optical or hearing services, if they’re engaged in the exchange, if it’s through our health screenings, I want them to be a healthier person because they’re engaged with Sam’s Club.”

 

October 23, 2014

Procter and Gamble’s group president of the North America business, Melanie Healey, is leaving the company next year, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

October 22, 2014

Jocelyn Wong, SVP and chief marketing officer for Family Dollar, talks with DSN about the “Faces of Fabulous” campaign and how the retailer is working to increase awareness of its African-American beauty brands. 

 

October 15, 2014

That awesome little dude pictured is my bulldog Petey. As I write this column, my wife is bringing him home after five nights in the animal hospital — for that I am happier than the limits of my word count could ever fully allow me to convey.

October 8, 2014

Bond No. 9’s NoHo flagship store has undergone a total interior redesign, transforming the location into a welcoming 21st century version of the Palace of Versailles’ resplendent Hall of Mirrors.

September 29, 2014

L’Oréal has inked a licensing deal with sports company Puma for beauty products.

September 18, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland will present a videocast for retailers and suppliers sponsored by the Global Market Development Center on Sept. 23 at 1:00 p.m. 

September 8, 2014

Retailers’ shift from traditional to digital marketing vehicles requires even tighter collaboration between the two parties in order to succeed, according to ATKearney’s newly released “Implications of the ‘Winning with Digital’ Study.”

August 20, 2014

Don’t think of it as a set prototype — it’s an evolution. That’s what Rite Aid executives have always maintained, since first launching its Wellness store format in 2010. If you want to see where the evolution has taken the chain, and how the very latest thinking is reflected in the current format, watch Rite Aid president and COO Ken Martindale walk DSN through the company’s newly remodeled Wellness store in Beverly Hills, Calif., on North Canon Road.

August 8, 2014

Costs related to the exit of its Rainbow business in the Twin Cities markets, as well as the upcoming closure of a distribution center, helped push Roundy’s to a net loss.

August 1, 2014

BareMinerals is inviting women to experience a new way to shop with the introduction of the brand’s first-ever bareMinerals Shade Shop, which opened its doors Friday in the heart of Soho in New York City.

July 28, 2014

At the latest McKesson ideaShare, Drug Store News had an opportunity to sit down with Bob Graul, national VP of RxOwnership, and have an in-depth discussion on what RxOwnership is all about.

July 14, 2014

 Diplomat on Saturday hosted a ‘Keep Kids Safe and Healthy’ event at the specialty pharmacy's retail store.

July 7, 2014

DSN recently talked Coty’s chief scientific officer Ralph Macchio about the company's new, state-of-the-art research and development facility in Morris Plains, N.J., for testing new products in nail, skin and hair.

June 10, 2014

Step aside, sun spots, and farewell, fine lines; women have a new skin obsession — pores.

May 23, 2014

L'Oréal USA has announced an open call for nominations for the Third Annual Women in Digital “Next Generation Awards” to honor women leaders in the fields of digital marketing, technology and IT.

May 5, 2014

"With advertising and other forms of traditional media playing a less dominant role in how consumers interact with brands, breaking through with packaging is more significant than ever," writes Crystal Bennett, partner at Little Big Brands, in her latest blog post.

April 23, 2014

Diplomat on Tuesday announced it is holding a ‘Keep Kids Safe and Healthy’ event on April 26. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Diplomat’s retail store in Flint.

March 7, 2014

New Albertson’s has acquired five Dominick’s locations and appointed Shane Sampson, currently president of the company’s Boston-based Shaw’s Division, as president of the Jewel-Osco division based in Chicago.

February 11, 2014

For beauty company L’Oréal, 2013 marked a year of “robust growth” with the Consumer Products Division posting an increase of 4.9% on a like-for-like basis.

February 3, 2014

L’Oréal Canada’s Javier San Juan has been appointed president of Latin America Hispanic Zone and president of L’Oréal Mexico, the beauty company has announced.