April 26, 2012

Giant Eagle has opened an 83,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art supermarket in Cleveland.

April 3, 2012

ECRM announced that a state-of-the-art center will be built in honor of its late leader Charlie Bowlus.

February 3, 2012

Max-Wellness is preparing to introduce its “Wellness-in-a-Box” concept — an automated dispensing device located in a variety of unique venues featuring health-and-wellness products that customers can purchase at any time using a debit or credit card. The concept is slated to make its debut in March, the company stated.

October 14, 2011

ECRM recently was recognized for its involvement with the nonprofit organization Operation Shoebox, a charity that delivers personal care items, food and stationery to soldiers stationed all around the world.

October 12, 2011

A National Institutes of Health study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association established a link between vitamin E supplementation and prostate cancer.

October 5, 2011

Max-Wellness on Wednesday announced the opening of its latest store in Columbus, Ohio, with a 5,000-sq.-ft. location positioned between Gramercy and New Bond by hhgregg. Grand opening celebrations are slated for Oct. 12.

August 15, 2011

ECRM posted a memorial to founder Charlie Bowlus on its website over the weekend and provided details regarding a celebratory gathering here a week from Monday.

August 11, 2011

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic continues to expand its list of strategic alliances, with its latest partner being Indiana University Health (IU Health), the largest health system in Indiana.

July 20, 2011

Max-Wellness on Wednesday announced its new hospital retail concept within Lake Health’s West Medical Center will open for business on July 25.

July 15, 2011

A group of Girl Scouts got a behind-the-scenes look at how an ECRM event works and learned about achieving success in business and using diversity as an advantage during the Empowerment/Diversity event for the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida that ECRM hosted on July 11.

June 13, 2011

The news that MinuteClinic has formed clinical affiliations with OhioHealth and Cleveland Clinic Florida is important because it further signifies that retail-based clinics are more than just clinics.

June 9, 2011

MinuteClinic and Cleveland Clinic Florida, a multispecialty academic medical center that is part of the Cleveland Clinic health system, have entered into a clinical affiliation to enhance the healthcare services they provide and offer patients greater access to care.

June 8, 2011

Oasis Consumer Healthcare, a maker of oral health products, has announced the launch of Oasis Age Essential, which it is positioning as the first over-the-counter, clinical-strength formula designed to support the changing mouth conditions of adults ages 50 years and older.

June 2, 2011

The CFO of Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing is stepping into a new role.

May 4, 2011

American Greetings is promoting Taylor Swift's Mother's Day card collection by teaming up with CoverGirl to ask fans to share "the best day" spent with their moms on the greeting card brand's Facebook page.

May 3, 2011

American Greetings is introducing digital slideshow cards for Mother's Day.

April 26, 2011

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing, known to industry executives as ECRM, announced the launch of its updated website.

April 26, 2011

Wellness retailer Max-Wellness on Tuesday partnered with Lake Health, a private not-for-profit community healthcare provider in northeast Ohio, for a summer 2011 launch of its unique Mini-Max store concept.

April 25, 2011

Cleveland, Ohio-based Marc’s will sell almost anything, provided it can price the item low and turn it quickly. But it won’t sell shrunken heads.


“We went to one customs auction a while ago and bought some artifacts,” said company founder Marc Glassman in a recent YouTube video. “Then we found out we’d bought some real shrunken heads from Peru. We were quite embarrassed.”


April 25, 2011


Max-Wellness, the unique health-and-wellness destination that made its debut in the Cleveland area in 2010, features “Max-Answers” information stations throughout the store. However, what really distinguishes these stations from typical mass-oriented information kiosks is their portability — the Web-based tablets can be picked up by a customer or Max-Wellness associate for use right at the shelf of interest.


April 19, 2011

American Greetings is boosting its Mother's Day portfolio with a new collection of cards by Kathy Davis.

April 13, 2011

A new collection of gardening kits for kids has entered the market.

April 12, 2011

American Greetings is applauding moms for their unconditional love and endless support and advice with a new greeting card line this Mother's Day.

April 6, 2011

Reese Pharmaceutical has launched a water-based aerosol that is designed to kill bed bugs.