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.

February 5, 2015

In this issue, DSN looks at another three hot spot issues identified by PwC’s HRI that will help define how health care is provided in 2015.

February 5, 2015

Skin care brand Murad has opened its first flagship retail location on the famed West 3rd Street in Los Angeles.

February 5, 2015

Procter & Gamble is supporting its newly introduced outdoor-inspired Fresher Collection with an integrated marketing campaign that includes setting up an Old Spice Nature Exchange Vending Machine in New York City’s Grand Central Station.

February 5, 2015

Pfizer has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Hospira.

 

February 5, 2015

The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance on Wednesday announced the results of the first salary survey for retail dietitians.

February 5, 2015

Menasha Packaging has teamed up with Shelfbucks, an in-store beacon promotion and Smart Display platform, to transform how retailers and consumer packaged goods companies engage with customers via a beacon-based platform that brings the power of the Internet to shelves and displays.

February 5, 2015

Today’s retailers are increasingly going high tech, embracing the latest technologies to further elevate the in-store shopping experience. This trend is especially evident in the beauty and fashion space — and for good reason. Such technologies enable shoppers to easily “try before they buy” and quickly access product information.

February 5, 2015

So far it looks like the 2014-15 cough-cold season is off to a strong start, as total cold/allergy/sinus dollar sales from August through December 2014 increased 8.5% over the same period in 2013, according to Competitive Promotion Report.

February 5, 2015

Whole Foods Market and the award-winning brand The World of Eric will join forces to roll out a series of cereal boxes for the grocer's 365 Everyday Value line. The packaging will include games for children as well as Carle's iconic artwork, which includes illustrations from the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."

February 5, 2015

Considering that 90% of families’ healthcare decisions are made by women, and that women account for 93% of overall consumer spending on OTC pharmaceuticals, according to Greenfield Online for Arnold’s Women’s Insight Team, identifying and delivering on women’s aspirations is a crucial factor in the success of self-care healthcare items.

February 4, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of telehealth, generic drug prices, and the GPhA CEO to step down, as well as Uhl appointed director of OGD, in this multi-page report.

February 4, 2015

Costco posted a sales gain for the month of January.

February 4, 2015

Wegmans Food Markets, a Rochester, N.Y.-based grocer with just 85 stores and one-tenth of Amazon's revenues, edged past the online retailer to reach the top spot for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 16th annual Harris Poll Reputation Quotient study. 



February 4, 2015

Mondelez International has named Valerie Oswalt president, U.S. sales, effective April 1.

February 4, 2015

Rite Aid has announced that 24 RediClinics are now open inside select Rite Aid pharmacies in the greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Philadelphia markets. These mark the first clinics to open inside Rite Aid pharmacies since Rite Aid acquired Houston-based RediClinic, one of the nation’s leading operators of retail clinics, last April.

February 4, 2015

Rite Aid heralded the introduction of RediClinic into its Philadelphia marketplace.

February 4, 2015

The Body Shop Australia transfers ownership.

February 4, 2015

The U.S. prestige beauty industry reached $11.2 billion and grew 3% in dollar sales in 2014, compared with 2013, according to global information company the NPD Group, with makeup experiencing the healthiest gain, 6%, while fragrance dollars grew 2% and skincare increased by 1%.

February 3, 2015

Much of the mobile app experience happens in the comfortable, unrushed environment of the home, with 85% of shoppers preferring to shop there via mobile.

February 3, 2015

Jan. 31 marked the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

February 3, 2015

More than 80% of retailers plan to increase their customer experience spending in 2015, according to a new survey from SDL.

February 2, 2015

Amid the 50th anniversary of the Nurse Practitioner degree program, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners has launched an integrated multimedia campaign to strengthen public and policymaker awareness of the critical role nurse practitioners play in delivering high-quality, affordable and accessible health care to millions of Americans.

February 2, 2015

The number of nurse practitioners licensed in the United States has nearly doubled over the past 10 years, rising from approximately 106,000 in 2004 to 205,000 as of Dec. 31, 2014, according to data recently released by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.