October 15, 2014

Dollar General employs sophisticated data analytics to gauge item movement, consumer demand and customer segmentation store by store. But beyond that, said Larry Gatta, general merchandise manager, “we go through a category review of every planogram” in the store on an annual basis.

October 15, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in defense of the patent protecting its $4 billion multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone, according to a Reuters report. 

October 15, 2014

Safeway reported in an SEC filing sales of $8.3 billion for the third quarter ended Sept. 6, representing a lift of 2.6% as compared to the year-ago period.

 

October 15, 2014

With their arrival in early 2008, the new leaders of Dollar General began a massive but methodical transformation of the chain’s critical merchandising and marketing functions. The goal: to tighten up and rationalize a store presentation and product mix that had drifted and lost focus, while boosting turns, shelf productivity and profitability.

October 15, 2014

As the Food and Drug Administration begins to explore ways to improve its user-fee program for generic drugs, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association and its members have weighed in with suggestions on how to shore up the law to ensure that it helps bring generics to market faster and provides benefits across the entire healthcare system.

October 15, 2014

How does Dollar General maintain a consistent quality presentation and high standards for product display, merchandising execution, customer service and store appearance across thousands of locations throughout the United States?

 
October 15, 2014

Oral care company Sunstar Americas has added three new lines of children’s toothbrushes featuring characters from Saban’s Power Rangers, Lalaloopsy and DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”

October 15, 2014

The big story in the digestives space is the switch and launch in May of Pfizer’s Nexium 24HR. In a little more than 10 weeks on the shelf, the brand has generated $53.6 million in sales across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 10, according to IRI. 

October 15, 2014

When Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts approached the much-heralded chain drug store and supermarket veteran Rick Dreiling to run Dollar General some seven years ago, the move signaled the investment firm’s determination to return its huge but somewhat floundering retail holding to fiscal health and public ownership as quickly as possible.

October 15, 2014

Walgreens promoted Jan Stern Reed to general counsel for the company, effective immediately.

 

October 15, 2014

Walmart is planning to sharply cut back the growth of its U.S. supercenters in favor of smaller-format stores and accelerated e-commerce and digital investments.

October 15, 2014

During the month of September, Wegmans cashiers asked customers to make a small donation to the United Way in its Buffalo Division, which includes Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Jamestown and Erie, Pa. 

October 14, 2014

Alliance Data Systems, a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction data, on Tuesday announced that its Canadian coalition loyalty business has signed a new, long-term agreement with Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall.

October 14, 2014

Impax Labs last week announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which Impax will acquire Tower Holdings. 

October 14, 2014

Shoppers are rolling into the holiday season on a high note and are willing to spend a bit more, according to the latest IRI MarketPulse survey released Tuesday.

 

October 14, 2014

Twenty African-American and Hispanic community and health care organizations earlier this month submitted a letter to the Food and Drug Administration raising concerns that its Proposed Rule on Generic Labeling could jeopardize patient safety and access to affordable medicines. 

October 14, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Tuesday launched AccessBetterCoverage.org.

 

October 14, 2014

Ulta Beauty has announced that Michelle Collins, president of business and financial advisory firm Cambium, has been appointed to its board, and as a member of its nominating and corporate governance and audit committees.

October 13, 2014

Cardinal Health on Monday launched a Medication Therapy Management Solution to help payers improve both the quality of care their members receive and their performance on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Five-Star Quality Ratings System. 

October 13, 2014

Dollar General on Friday reported that, as expected, it has received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission relating to Dollar General's proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores.

October 13, 2014

Kantar Retail’s fourth annual opening price point study found that while Dollar General is maintaining its overall opening price point leadership position, its lead is by no means commanding.

 

October 13, 2014

Kmart’s payment data systems were breached beginning in early September, possibly compromising certain debit and credit card numbers, the retailer has announced.

October 10, 2014

Abbott and the World Marathon Majors on Friday announced a new partnership with Abbott becoming the race series' first-ever title sponsor. 

October 10, 2014

Accenture on Thursday released its annual holiday shopping survey, finding that consumers are expressing increased optimism about their personal finances this year.