June 15, 2015

Looking to engage consumers — especially millennials — major beauty brands are increasingly turning to social media, and oral care is no exception.

June 9, 2015

Walgreens will use the app to integrate its Balance Rewards system with Apple Pay this fall. 

June 4, 2015

Amazon has come out looking good in Reputation Institute’s annual survey of America’s 50 most reputable companies in the retail industry.

May 29, 2015

 According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon will add items such as milk, cereal, baby food and household cleaners to its Elements private label brand.

May 22, 2015

The offices of Drug Store News will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume publishing on Tuesday, May 26.

May 20, 2015

“When Opti-Grab came out, I thought it was the greatest thing ever. And I bought a pair. And this is the result, ”a badly cross-eyed Carl Reiner says during his mock press conference in Steve Martin’s 1979 comedy classic “The Jerk.”

I remember thinking about that scene when I first heard about Google Glass a few years ago.

May 7, 2015

Retailers and technology vendors convened at the third annual Health, Wellness and Technology Roundtable to discuss what they see in the current technology today, what they expect in 2015 and some of the unmet technology needs.

April 24, 2015

Amazon has introduced a shopping app for customers with an Apple Watch for swift and easy purchases.

April 22, 2015

Smartphones and digital technology are no doubt revolutionizing how shoppers experience and purchase products. To stay ahead of the trend, Unilever’s Dove and Intel have teamed up to develop the Dove intelligent shelf, using Intel RealSense technology, to showcase multiple ways to use technology to sell product.

April 20, 2015

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding last week consolidated its online pharmacy operations into wholly-owned subsidiary Alibaba Health Information Technology in a deal valued at $2.5 billion.

April 14, 2015

IBM creates new business unit to manage a HIPAA-enabled cloud offering that will help augment big data analysis of chronic disease states. 

April 13, 2015

WebMD is set to release a robust medication reminder function specifically designed for its Apple Watch app. 

April 6, 2015

Amazon.com Inc. has expanded Prime Now service to Atlanta. The expedited delivery service, offered exclusively as a benefit to Prime members, provides one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items through a mobile app.

April 1, 2015

Amazon.com introduces latest replenishment service that will encourage shoppers to re-order supplies exclusively through the online retailer. 

March 30, 2015

Mobile traffic during the 2014 holiday season peaked on Thanksgiving (50% of online traffic) and hit a low point on Cyber Monday (30% of online traffic).

March 24, 2015

Reckitt Benckiser's Durex brand launches app to help couples connect. 

March 20, 2015

Google and Intel announced a new partnership with luxury watch manufacturer TAG Heuer to develop a Swiss smartwatch.

March 19, 2015

Amazon.com on Thursday extended one-hour delivery to Baltimore and Miami markets. 

March 9, 2015

Apple on Monday better enabled medical research with the launch of open source software framework ResearchKit. 

March 9, 2015

Despite a large amount of hype, most consumers interested in wearable technology are not currently planning to buy an Apple Watch when it becomes available.

March 4, 2015

The L'Oréal Foundation and UNESCO will present in March the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards. Meanwhile, passengers going through the terminals of the Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports will discover an exhibition of the five laureates by photographer Brigitte Lacombe.

March 3, 2015

IBM Inc. is expanding the IBM MobileFirst for iOS portfolio of apps for retailers.

February 20, 2015

The global wearable devices market will grow to 187.2 million units annually by 2020.

 

February 18, 2015

Google is reportedly getting into the deodorant business and has secured a patent for a new wearable device.