February 17, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration last week issued five draft documents related to drug compounding and repackaging that will help entities comply with important public health provisions.

February 17, 2015

McKesson on Tuesday announced that Bansi Nagji has been appointed EVP corporate strategy and business development.

February 17, 2015

U.S. Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers will deliver the keynote address during the 2015 NACDS Annual Meeting.

February 17, 2015

Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin, U.S. Department of Treasury, on Friday discussed next-generation retail payment technologies with several industry leaders.

 

February 13, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart is planning to expand its fresh foods pilot.

February 12, 2015

Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., on Thursday introduced companion legislation to House bill H.R. 471.

 

February 12, 2015

U.S. consumers hold 3.3 billion memberships in customer loyalty programs, the 2015 COLLOQUY Loyalty Census shows.

 

February 12, 2015

As many as 53% of consumers feel it's not so easy to understand their personal health information. 

 

February 12, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart is now testing the sale of fresh foods, according to published reports.

 

February 12, 2015

Whole Foods Market is continuing its expansion in Western Canada with three new locations: Greater Victoria, B.C.; Edmonton, Alberta; and Calgary, Alberta.

February 11, 2015

Procter & Gamble has appointed Francis Blake, former chairman of the board and CEO of Home Depot, to its board of directors, effective immediately.

February 11, 2015

Americans are now spending an average of 4.7 hours a day on their smartphones — more than their counterparts in at least 11 countries around the world — according to a new monthly report from Informate, a privately held mobile measurement firm.

February 11, 2015

Rite Aid is set to acquire Envision Pharmaceutical in a deal valued at $2 billion.

 

February 11, 2015

Lost gloss and other makeup mishaps can be a thing of the past thanks to Swoon Beauty, a line of cosmetics tools that aims to help women make the most of their cosmetics by eliminating common beauty frustrations with multitasking tools and products.

February 11, 2015

TIGI, a professional salon brand owned by Unilever, and Naterra International have entered into a global licensing agreement to produce, market and distribute TIGI Cosmetics.

February 11, 2015

Walmart Canada announced plans to expand its footprint with 29 supercenter projects for the company’s fiscal year.

 

February 10, 2015

China Jo-Jo Drugstores entered into a service agreement with Alibaba Health Information Technology to utilize its electronic prescription platform. 

February 10, 2015

As many as 85% of working women are focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle or losing weight.

February 9, 2015

Revlon announced on Monday that former Cigna executive Benjamin Karsch is joining the company as EVP, chief marketing officer, Revlon Consumer.

February 9, 2015

Greater consumer interest in the pursuit of health-and-wellness lifestyles may be contributing to a lessened sensitivy in price across the category.

 

February 9, 2015

Brick-and-mortar stores still serve as the primary shopping destination even in this age of omnichannel retailing, according to PwC's latest annual consumer survey — Total Retail: Retailers and the Age of Disruption.

February 6, 2015

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy announced the opening of its newest location in Beaverton, Ore.

 

February 6, 2015

Drug Store News has learned that Walgreens has teamed up with beauty company Maesa to launch a multi-cultural beauty brand called Circa. The nationwide launch supports Walgreens' desire to increase accessibility to well-priced, diverse, specialty beauty offerings and reflects its commitment to owned brands.

February 5, 2015

Shelf talkers, power wings, corrugated cardboard displays — these have all been used to great success in promoting sales at the shelf or in the aisle. But as more and more consumers walk those aisles with a smartphone or tablet in hand, or shop the store from the convenience of their desktop, digital collaboration between retailer and supplier may represent an extremely lucrative method to sway that in-store purchase on top of traditional POP.