September 26, 2012

Hamacher Resource Group will challenge suppliers to evaluate their brand through the eyes of the consumer during ira “Brandformation” presentation at the OTC Perspectives National Conference in Chicago on Oct. 4, the company announced Wednesday.

September 26, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has announced 15 additional academic institutions selected for the Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project (Community PREP).

September 25, 2012

Crosscare on Tuesday announced that their colic remedy, Colief Infant Drops, is now available at Duane Reade stores.

September 25, 2012

How do you transform a drug store into something else? Something new. Something no one has ever seen before. And what would it look like? 


September 25, 2012

Walgreens has really helped to transform why consumers shop a drug store with its position in healthier-for-you foods and fresh produce. That’s not just thinking outside of the box for traditional retail pharmacy operators; that’s throwing out the box altogether and replacing it with an in-store food pyramid. 


September 21, 2012

A real estate report released Wednesday by Mid-America Real Estate's Urban Team found that much of Chicago lacks the type of product that today's downsized big-box retailers are looking for.

September 20, 2012

A company developing mobile medication therapy management technology got a big boost from the federal government.

September 18, 2012

Sales of hair spray experienced a slight lift during the 12 weeks ended July 8, according to SymphonyIRI Group, as beauty mavens continued to turn to styling products to achieve a desired look and lock it in place.


September 18, 2012

The mouthwash segment experienced a slight uptick, as formulas that offer multiple benefits catch consumers’ attention — a trend that is likely to continue as consumers increasingly seek value.

September 18, 2012

Lately a number of mass merchandise retailers have been taking the little road and opening small-format stores in dense, urban areas. One of the most notable of these is CityTarget, which recently opened in Chicago.


September 17, 2012

Jewel-Osco on Friday announced that the company is observing Hunger Action Month this September with an aggressive campaign to raise food and funds for food banks and food pantries in the retailer's service area.

September 14, 2012

A functional beverage for women has undergone a packaging revamp.

September 14, 2012

Drug channel retailers hold a lower than average share among younger baby boomers, likely due to a particularly low share across sizeable categories, such as vitamins and internal analgesics, within the younger boomer cohort, SymphonyIRI Group reported Thursday as part of its latest Times & Trends Report, "Baby Boomers: Riding the Wave of Diversity."

September 12, 2012

As part of a meta-analysis spanning 70,000 patients, a study published in the Sept. 12 issue of JAMA determined supplementation with omega-3 fish oils was not associated with a lower risk in heart disease.

September 11, 2012

Online grocery retailer Peapod will set up three sites in Chicago where people can pick up groceries they've ordered, according to published reports.

August 24, 2012

Judging by the results of new research from Mintel, loyalty is lost when it comes to body care products as nearly a quarter of those consumers who use body care products at least once a week usually just buy what’s on sale.

August 22, 2012

Acne is the most common skin disorder within the United States, impacting millions of Americans and paving the way for researchers to feverishly develop new therapies and revamp existing treatment options at retail.

August 22, 2012

Cleaning the face of makeup, dirt and other impurities in the morning and night is clearly an important part of a healthy skin care routine, and manufacturers continue to answer the call with products that promise to deliver even greater results.

August 21, 2012

The University of Chicago Medicine and Walgreens are teaming up to launch a "Food Rx" initiative that will help people with diabetes improve their eating habits by overcoming two major hurdles when shopping for food: access and affordability, the groups announced Aug. 15.

August 21, 2012

Market research firm SymphonyIRI Group has named former Procter & Gamble executive Beverly Grant as president of Retail Solutions.

August 20, 2012

Suitors are lining up to carve out divisions of Supervalu following the company's announcement last month that strategic divestitures were on the table as the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based grocer seeks to turn around its business performance.

August 17, 2012

Even just a few years ago, this kind of collaboration between a healthcare group and a drug store around a comprehensive food nutrition education program probably wouldn't have happened. Truth be told, it really isn't happening today. And that's because Walgreens isn't a drug store. Walgreens is a health and daily living solutions store.

August 17, 2012

Consumers shop as many as seven retail channels in pursuit of the best value, SymphonyIRI Group reported Wednesday.

August 17, 2012

A former CVS executive has been appointed to a top position at a company that provides pharmacy services to the long-term care industry.