December 5, 2011

During Black Friday weekend, people were spending more money during an economy where that nasty word "recession" still is on the back of everyone's tongue. But was foot traffic down during the weekend because of the number of tryptophan-dazed consumers walking the aisles a day early to get the best deals?

December 1, 2011

Walgreens on Thursday announced it is teaming up with Toys for Tots and local charities across the nation.

November 28, 2011

The recession grinch may have to pack it up this holiday season, as initial spending indicated that this year's holidays are on track toward some pretty significant growth as compared with last year.

November 22, 2011

Battery brand Duracell has launched a new program that is designed to help make the holidays a little less stressful for parents and provide a host of cool resources to help them more easily navigate the season.

November 21, 2011

This holiday season, CVS/pharmacy is striving to make it easier than ever for customers to save on Christmas gifts and holiday necessities by enabling CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewards members to take advantage of special incentives, such as free gift cards for purchasing select items and earning back "free CVS money" called ExtraBucks Rewards on a variety of essentials.

November 21, 2011

A late Christmas gift may be in the works for retailers, according to new research from ShopperTrak.

November 2, 2011

Walmart is offering customers an early, exclusive preview of its Black Friday specials.

November 1, 2011

The week before Christmas will be especially important for retailers looking to come out on top this holiday season, according to new ShopperTrak research released Tuesday.

October 24, 2011

Walmart announced that it is helping ensure customers pay the lowest price on holiday gifts with the launch of its Christmas price guarantee.

October 13, 2011

This Christmas, you can watch “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Blu-ray. For the first time, the classic animated TV holiday special by has been released on Blu-ray, joining other Warner Home Video holiday titles, including “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “The Year Without a Santa Claus,” all with bonus features.

September 12, 2011

Consumers still have a sweet tooth despite a sour economy. U.S. confectionery sales at food, drug and mass stores continue to grow at a pace of 4.2%, outpacing overall store sales, according to data from the National Confectioners Association.


March 22, 2011

Though Dollar General's fourth-quarter sales growth came in at slightly below analysts' expectations, the company still is considered a good investment.

February 22, 2011

CandyRific is making holiday celebrations better than ever with new M&M's-branded novelty items.

February 3, 2011

Hallmark is expanding its Recordable Storybook collection by adding two classic titles to the line.

January 12, 2011

Supermarket wine kiosks are being reintroduced into the Pennsylvania market in the coming week after being taken offline in the days before Christmas, according to a report published Monday in the Beaver County Times, a newspaper based in Beaver County and northwest of Pittsburgh.

January 10, 2011

Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., plans to introduce new legislation soon to make medicine cups and other dosage devices commonly used to give medicine to children safer, the Congress leader recently announced. However, the need for such a bill may be moot as the over-the-counter industry already is actively initiating guidelines to standardize dosing directions and units of measuring that dose.

January 10, 2011

Third-quarter sales growth was hard to come by at 99 Cents Only as the extreme value retailer's heavy concentration of stores in Southern California were negatively affected by unseasonably strong rains that hit the region prior to Christmas.

January 5, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Congress handed community pharmacies a Christmas present in December, voting to exempt them from burdensome accounting requirements imposed by the Federal Trade Commission.


January 5, 2011

Rather than take off Christmas, the editors of Drug Store News took a look ahead at the 10 big stories that will make the news in retail pharmacy this year.

December 29, 2010

Ideavillage donated 150,000 Criss Angel magic trick gifts — valued at more than $1 million — to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Make A Wish Foundation.

December 27, 2010

The IRS issued new guidance Dec. 23 that enables consumers to continue to use flexible spending and health reimbursement account debit cards to purchase prescribed OTC products.

December 21, 2010

Boosted by a very weak comparison period, ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate reported that total GAFO retail sales for the last Saturday before Christmas (Dec. 18), or "Super Saturday," increased a sharp 15.1%, compared with last year.

December 16, 2010

What Rite Aid might wish for Christmas is accelerated results borne from its Wellness+ loyalty card program, because even as the chain lowered its guidance for fiscal 2011 sales, it’s that differentiated loyalty program that executives believe is going to buttress sales next year and beyond.

December 9, 2010

American Greetings is decking card aisles with its LCD-enhanced cards, preloaded with Christmas images or ready to be customized with favorite photos.