November 20, 2013

Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens, located at more than 400 Walgreens stores nationwide, and iTriage, a rapidly growing consumer healthcare technology company, on Wednesday announced the launch of a nationwide mobile appointment scheduling app.

November 19, 2013

A big majority of consumers plan to use their phones during the holiday season to do more than just check prices, according to a new consumer survey.

November 19, 2013

Shoppers are already looking past the holiday season and not liking what they see, according to a special survey conducted between Oct. 31 and Nov. 5 by IRI that was released Tuesday.

November 15, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an OTC personal lubricant that helps couples conceive more easily.

November 12, 2013

Arizona Beverages will partner with the Skinnygirl brand to produce Skinnygirl Sparklers, a new line of sparkling waters. The announcement was made on Monday by Skinnygirl creator Bethenny Frankel on her daytime talk show "Bethenny."

November 12, 2013

Core Power recently was named the Official Protein Drink of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Fairlife announced.

November 12, 2013

Forty-three year veteran Steve Lubin, Walgreens divisional VP and general manager marketing for non-mainland operations, announced his retirement, according to Walgreens spokesman Michael Polzin on Tuesday.

November 12, 2013

The Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen (Komen Chicago) on Tuesday announced that Walgreens CFO and president international Wade Miquelon will serve as race chair for its annual Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Race for the Cure. The event will take place on Mother's Day, May 11, 2014, in Chicago's Grant Park.

November 8, 2013

Despite the buzz about BB and CC creams, eye makeup continues to be a rock star within the beauty space.

November 8, 2013

A proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration would effectively eliminate artificial trans fats from foods in the United States by classifying partially hydrogenated oils as unsafe food additives and thus permitting them only in certain cases.

In its proposal, the FDA emphasized that it would give manufacturers of foods that contain trans fats enough time to reformulate their recipes in order to minimize market disruptions by spreading out the initial cost of about $8 billion over a number of years. While trans fats have been eliminated from most foods already, foods that still contain them include frozen pizzas, microwave popcorn, margarines and some dessert foods.

November 7, 2013

Target will play host to a new series of educational events sponsored by Bump Club and Beyond, an event company focused on educating mothers and expectant mothers.

November 4, 2013

Safeway on Monday announced that it has completed the sale of the net assets of Canada Safeway to Sobeys, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company.

November 4, 2013

Underwhelming fall sales and continued economic and federal budgetary concerns have U.S. retailers in a “wait and see” mode this holiday season, according to a recent BDO USA survey released Monday.

October 28, 2013

A growing number of consumers are concerned about their privacy when they sign up for loyalty card programs, according to a new survey.

October 25, 2013

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has established a memorandum of understanding with an organization of French-speaking pharmacy school deans and educators to cooperate and collaborate to advance the quality of pharmacy education around the world.

October 23, 2013

To assist CPG manufacturers and retailers in generating new levels of growth through a better understanding of these shopper needs, Information Resources joined forces with SPINS to create SPINS NaturaLink, a new segmentation of the total U.S. population, which focuses on how shoppers think about, purchase and use natural/organic/ecofriendly products, the two firms announced Tuesday.

October 22, 2013

Jewel-Osco will celebrate on Wednesday the official grand reopening of its Ohio & State location in Chicago.

October 18, 2013

Online grocer Peapod is partnering with Chicago's Shedd Aquarium to mark National Seafood Month and promote sustainable seafood.

October 18, 2013

Ulta Beauty recently stationed its first ever “Kiss Kart” in the heart of Chicago as part of its Donate with a Kiss campaign to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

October 16, 2013

According to IRI's Q3 2013 MarketPulse survey results released Tuesday, 85% of American consumers were aware of the looming debt ceiling crisis and of the government shutdown, which is clearly impacting their views of their personal finances, including their approach to grocery shopping.

October 16, 2013

What helps build loyalty, but is not considered a loyalty program? What is fun, exciting and rewarding, and at the same time strategic, planned and designed to drive trips and/or purchases? Gamification. It’s the latest buzzword among brand marketers, and it’s gaining traction as early adopters begin to revolutionize the way customer engagement is done.

October 16, 2013

A seismic shift in how people interact with technology, consume media and forge bonds with brands is forcing manufacturers, retailers and agencies to rethink how they go about business in order to win over consumers. The reality is we are living in a revolutionary period, and for marketers, that means a new marketing manifesto.

October 16, 2013

Being safe can make one sorry. Because it’s the unconventional that captures a consumer’s attention, and that’s just as true for designers of display units as it is for anything else. Indeed, it’s often the displays that deviate most from the norm that have the greatest impact and the greatest potential to get a shopper to stop, shop and buy. That was the key message Leslie Clifford, executive director strategic planning at Geometry Global, and Nick Patterson, associate director of shopper marketing for Procter & Gamble, had for Shopper Marketing Expo attendees, during an Oct. 10 breakout session, “Breaking the Rules the Right Way.”

October 16, 2013

In looking at the data and insights that are shaping today’s path to purchase one thing is clear — the consumer is in the driver’s seat.