July 15, 2015

Product reviews, social media posts and videos are having more of an impact on shoppers than ever before, according to a new survey from Bazaarvoice.

July 9, 2015

PillPack's Medication Reminders mobile app uses geo-tracking sensors to create custom reminders based on location, activity or time.

July 7, 2015

An expanded relationship between IBM and Adobe promises to give retail marketers new dynamic personalization powers to increase sales.

July 6, 2015

Amazon’s latest gambit to encourage shoppers to buy a $99 Prime membership and goose second quarter sales involves the creation of quasi-holiday called “Prime Day.”

July 2, 2015

A recently launched gifting website with a familiar sounding name promises to make it better to receive than give a gift.

 
June 30, 2015
Pinterest first announced the feature, called Buyable Pins, in early June.
June 26, 2015

The world’s largest online retailer will soon be driving around and selling product out of a truck — a truck that looks like a giant Amazon package.

June 23, 2015

Mondelēz International has renewed its global strategic partnership with Facebook, the snacking company announced Tuesday. The collaboration will focus on creating video content and increasing e-commerce.

June 22, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the sleep category in this multi-page report, which includes a Q&A with Procter & Gamble's Dave Tomasi.

June 17, 2015

Federal regulations governing unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, will be in place by this time next year. Most retailers won’t be ready, but Amazon says it will be as soon as the feds are. 

June 15, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the sleep, VMS and anti-itch categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

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 fourth 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.