September 25, 2012

What product she wants. Where she wants the product. When she wants the product. Delivering on those promises is what multichannel retailing means to Walgreens. “We believe consumers want choice,” noted Sona Chawla, Walgreens’ president of e-commerce. “People will shop online one day, [and] they’ll shop the store the next day; it depends upon events and what they’re looking for.” 


September 24, 2012

Alli, pictured here at a CVS, is back on shelf.

September 24, 2012

Pharmacy staff, law-enforcement officials and loss-prevention personnel can follow updates about pharmacy robberies, burglaries and potential threats in their area through Twitter updates by a drug maker that developed a program to combat pharmacy crime.

September 21, 2012

An annual seasonal hiring survey released Thursday by Snagajob indicated that more holiday jobs will be available this year than have been expected in any previous season in the study's five-year history.

September 21, 2012

According to "Nutritional Supplements in the U.S.," a report released earlier this week from Packaged Facts, supplement sales rose 7% to $11.5 billion in 2012, and are forecasted to reach $15.5 billion by 2017.

September 21, 2012

Target customers who receive the retailer's mobile coupons now can access them on their iPhone or iPod Touch via Passbook.

September 20, 2012

Four-out-of-every-5 smartphone users — 85.9 million people — accessed retail content on their device in July, according to a study by ComScore.

September 20, 2012

As consumers anxiously await the debut of Apple's iPhone 5, two retailer applications — both of which were updated Wednesday — rank among the top 20 free "best-seller" apps as ranked by Apple.

September 18, 2012

Case-Mate has released a portfolio of cases for the new Apple iPhone 5.

September 18, 2012

The Department of Health and Human Services last week unveiled a new free Web-based application, MappyHealth, which utilizes Twitter to help track health concerns at the community level in real time.

September 18, 2012

“Life…supplemented” last month launched a resource app for iPhones and iPads. DSN sat down with Judy Blatman, SVP communications for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, to get the details on the launch.


September 17, 2012

As of Saturday, California became the latest state to implement "sales tax fairness," in requiring online-only retailers to begin collecting sales taxes on products sold to California residents.

September 12, 2012

Retailers remain conservative when it comes to financial investments in mobile and tablet initiatives despite the industry buzz, according to a survey by Shop.org and Forrester Research.

September 10, 2012

Belkin has unveiled a new collection of sleeves for the latest Amazon Kindle.

September 5, 2012

General Electric and Healthline have introduced a new application that lets users explore the inside of the body, the companies announced Tuesday.

September 4, 2012

It's no secret that managed care has steered millions of Americans into ordering their maintenance medications by mail. But pharmacy benefit managers should take note: Most patients don't like the arrangement.

August 29, 2012

Coastal Wine Brands has debuted a new California white wine blended with natural orange flavor.

August 29, 2012

Peapod has launched a new service through which customers can order their groceries online and pick them up at a store.

August 28, 2012

Walgreens on Tuesday announced a new application built into Facebook that allows desktop computer users to print their favorite photos, complete with likes and comments, at any Walgreens location nationwide as part of a feature called PrintWorthy.

August 27, 2012

Delhaize Group has enlisted the services of Retalix for in-store software for Delhaize Group's 3,300 locations — including more than 20,000 point-of-sale terminals — across Eurasia and the United States.

August 27, 2012

Health kiosk manufacturer SoloHealth is in a deal with computer maker Dell to produce kiosks that it will deliver to retail locations around the country starting in the fall, the companies said Monday.

August 22, 2012

CVS/pharmacy announced on Wednesday that it has unveiled a new photo feature to its existing CVS Mobile app, enabling consumers to easily print photos directly from their smartphone camera or from their CVSphoto.com account for same day pick up, with no additional cost, at any CVS/pharmacy location.

August 17, 2012

According to the National Retail Federation and BIGinsight's 2012 "Back-to-School" survey, families with school and college-aged students as of Aug. 7 said they have more than half of their shopping lists to complete.

August 16, 2012

A fourth consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth at Walmart's U.S. business helped the company achieve a slightly better than expected profit performance.