October 15, 2014

When Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts approached the much-heralded chain drug store and supermarket veteran Rick Dreiling to run Dollar General some seven years ago, the move signaled the investment firm’s determination to return its huge but somewhat floundering retail holding to fiscal health and public ownership as quickly as possible.

October 13, 2014

Kmart’s payment data systems were breached beginning in early September, possibly compromising certain debit and credit card numbers, the retailer has announced.

October 10, 2014

The Ohio State University, Cardinal Health and State of Ohio Third Frontier Commission on Wednesday announced the completion of a new, $13 million molecular imaging pharmaceuticals center.

October 6, 2014

As many as 35% of shoppers now use mobile devices to make purchases, representing an increase of 10% as compared to 2012.

 

October 2, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, two brothers, Thomas and Andrew Parkinson, developed a new way to shop for groceries.

September 19, 2014

Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Health, spoke on Friday before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

September 16, 2014

Apira Science’s iGrow Hair Growth System is the first wearable, hands-free, in-home hair growth device to receive OTC clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for hair growth in men, the company has announced.

September 12, 2014

Walgreens recently became one of the first retailers to enable Apple's new Apple Pay system, keeping the retail pharmacy giant on the cutting edge of mobile and omnichannel shopping. 

Walgreens isn't alone, of course, http://www.drugstorenews.com/article/target-app-integrate-new-apple-pay " target="_blank">Target also will enable Apple's new payment system. “We know mobile is becoming the front door to Target, and we’re focused on creating the best possible mobile experiences for our guests,” said Jason Goldberger, SVP of Target.com and mobile, in the company’s “A Bullseye View” newsletter. “We’re thrilled to support Apple Pay to streamline how our guests pay in the Target app — this absolutely makes purchasing from Target’s mobile app easier than ever.”
 
It's a smart play, especially with all of the recent hacking incidents at retail — Apple Pay serves as an encrypted payment service that doesn't reveal such identifiers as name and credit card number as part of the transaction. Apple Pay, and other similar services no doubt, will evolve into the latest facet of omnichannel shopping. Not only will tomorrow's mobile shopper get what she wants, where she wants it and when she wants it, but also how she wants to pay for it. 
 
But it's a smart play for other reasons, too. Apple Pay stands a strong chance of defining the mobile payment space. There aren't too many companies that garner the kind of media attention that Apple does for a new product announcement (USA Today promised its app users live updates from California). But it's with good reason, people interested in news about Apple products tend to be higher-income consumers who actively embrace the new features with each upgraded iPhone. 
September 8, 2014

Whole Foods Market and one-hour grocery delivery service Instacart have formed a new partnership.

August 27, 2014

A&D Medical on Wednesday launched its WellnessConnected platform to help people monitor their physical activity and better manage their health.

August 20, 2014

iBeacon technology, the Apple iOS 7 feature that helps mobile devices track their position relative to stationary beacons by using low-frequency Bluetooth transmissions, is getting quite a bit of attention from retailers.

August 13, 2014

Amazon launched a mobile point-of-sale solution called Amazon Local Register that gives merchants a low-cost payment acceptance method while providing it with new insights into offline commerce.

August 1, 2014

Blue Moon Brewing Co. is introducing Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata, an ale inspired by the traditional and popular Latin American drink known as Horchata.

July 30, 2014

Rite Aid on Wednesday announced it has added several electronics to help parents and their children get charged up for the new school year.

 

July 29, 2014

SmartStory Technologies on Tuesday announced it has deployed its SmartStory enterprise platform, which automates the delivery of short, sequenced and personalized videos in several U.S. retail pharmacies. 

July 24, 2014

Despite a still-challenging economic climate, Loblaw’s profit in the second quarter beat analysts’ expectations, and was bolstered by strong sales in its recently acquired Shoppers Drug Mart.

July 16, 2014

HelpAround on Wednesday launched a mobile platform for people with diabetes — and their friends, family and caregivers — that reveals fellow ‘diabetes helpers’ from the crowd, helping people resolve sudden health crises, such as getting caught without essential over-the-counter blood glucose test strips.

July 15, 2014

Giant Eagle last week added prescription blood-pressure medications lisinopril and lisinopril HCTZ to the list of several antibiotics that the chain provides for free to its patients, according to a report in the Columbus Dispatch

July 8, 2014

At Google’s I/O Developer Conference last month, MediSafe expanded its medication management platform to include wearables, becoming the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches, the company announced Tuesday.

July 7, 2014

Novo Nordisk on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved the company's NovoSeven RT (coagulation factor VIIa [recombinant]).

July 3, 2014

Roche on Wednesday announced that Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Seragon Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biotechnology company based in San Diego. 

July 2, 2014

Omnichannel beauty brand Julep Beauty has hired Dwight Gaston as chief delivery officer, overseeing Julep's operations, customer service, fulfillment and product development teams.

July 2, 2014

While on summer vacation, nearby location trumps brands for many types of consumer purchases, and mobile devices will be the dominant form of search.

June 26, 2014

Aisle411 on Wednesday announced a new functionality that will allow retail shoppers using Google’s Project Tango to search and navigate to product locations while getting rewarded in retail environments in a revolutionary new way.