July 29, 2014

According to the Accenture Back-to-School Shopping Survey, two-thirds of parents (67%) plan to spend between $100 and $500 or more for back-to-school shopping this year.

July 28, 2014

CCA Industries, whose brands include Plus+White toothpastes and teeth whiteners, Nutra Nail nail care treatments and Scar Zone scar treatment, widened its net loss during second quarter 2014, and has pulled the plug on its Gel Perfect brand.

 

July 28, 2014

Dollar Tree on Monday morning acquired Family Dollar Stores in a cash and stock transaction worth about $8.5 billion. 

 

July 28, 2014

Consumer confidence was relatively flat in second quarter 2014 after dramatically increasing in Q1 2014, according to IRI’s latest MarketPulse survey released Monday.

 

July 28, 2014

The National Retail Federation, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Food Marketing Institute, Merchant Advisory Group, National Association of Convenience Stores, National Grocers Association, and National Restaurant Association are jointly calling for an open and universal tokenization standard in the U.S. payments system.

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 28, 2014

Reckitt Benckiser announced the company will be looking to spin off its pharma business in the next 12 months. 

 

July 28, 2014

Pharmacies in Europe are reportedly stealing market share from beauty retailers like Sephora as they increasingly stock their shelves with natural and organic cosmetic brands, and consumers look to curb spending on higher-priced products, according to a Reuters report.

July 28, 2014

Safeway shareholders approved the proposed merger with Albertsons with 70% of the outstanding shares and 96% of the shares voting for the merger. 

 

July 28, 2014

As craft beer continues to nudge its way into the spotlight, new research from Mintel reveals some heady findings on consumers and their favorite bold brews.

July 26, 2014

Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness, has decided to retire after 31 years with the company

 

July 25, 2014

They say the early bird catches the worm, and that was definitely the case as attendees of this year’s McKesson ideaShare conference arrived at some early morning continuing education courses last week that were geared toward enhancing the pharmacy as a business and improving patient outcomes.

July 25, 2014

After 40 years in the beer business, Molson Coors Brewing Co. president and CEO Peter S. Swinburn is retiring from the company and its board of directors on Dec. 31.

July 25, 2014

PepsiCo on Thursday announced that James Schiro has resigned from the company's board of directors for health reasons, effective immediately.

July 25, 2014

Whole Foods Market announced support of Oregon's Measure 92, which requires mandatory labeling of raw and packaged foods containing genetically modified organics by Jan. 1, 2016.

July 25, 2014

In an effort to show investors that its able to deliver strong earnings growth, drug maker Allergan will be laying off workers and discontinuing some of its drug research, according to the Wall Street Journal.

July 24, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association celebrated the first International Self-Care Day event in the United States.

July 24, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Flonase Allergy Relief as an over-the-counter treatment.

July 24, 2014

Medicine Shoppe pharmacy owner Jim Cherry takes customer service to a whole new level in Somerset, Ky., and it’s his commitment to the community and innovative pharmacy solutions that this year earned him the Medicine Shoppe International Franchisee of the Year award.

July 24, 2014

Walgreens today announced that Kermit Crawford, president of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness, will retire after 31 years in a variety of advancing roles with the company to take on new opportunities

July 24, 2014

Feed the Children and PepsiCo handed out 25-lb. boxes of food to 800 families at an event on Thursday.

July 24, 2014

Pharmavite announced Wednesday that EVP, sales, Timothy Toll had been promoted to the position of chief customer officer.

July 24, 2014

Rite Aid has appointed former Roundy’s executive Darren Karst as EVP and CFO, effective Aug. 20.

July 24, 2014

Fifty-four percent of online shoppers feel that they are more conscious of their security online compared with 12 months ago, following a string of high-profile security breaches at various international retailers and brands. Of the 2,000 online consumers surveyed as part of EDigitalResearch's and IMRG's EcustomerServiceIndex, 50% felt that retailers should be doing more to keep them safe online, especially in the wake of yet more data and security breaches in 2014.