September 10, 2013

In its partnership with Niantic Labs, Duane Reade has gamified the shopping experience through an app called Ingress. No purchase is necessary, but who in New York walks into a Duane Reade and then out again empty-handed? It's a traffic builder and impulse purchase opportunity. And it's working.

September 10, 2013

A new line of high-functioning compression socks with a flair for fashion is now available, the sock maker has announced.

September 6, 2013

MarketsandMarkets has projected the global market for mobile health apps and other products is expected to reach a value of nearly $21 billion in five years, according to a new report. That's some 3.5 times larger than today — MarketsandMarkets estimates health apps generate some $6.3 billion today. That's also a lot of consumer/patients interested in getting a better handle on their own care — and that spells opportunity for pharmacy operators.

The truth is, these could be very conservative figures. Both smartphone and tablet penetration is on a steep incline across the world, leading to more app downloads. And the baby boomer generation — tech savvy most of them — aren't getting any younger. And that leads to more health and wellness downloads.

September 4, 2013

Online spending in China is set to bypass the United States this year and double within two years, according to a new study.

September 3, 2013

Duane Reade in late August surpassed 1 million Twitter followers, and will be celebrating the accomplishment at its 40 Wall St. location on Tuesday during an invitation-only event.

August 26, 2013

Nearly 8-out-of-10 viewers who bring their child to the doctor's office for a physical are doing so one to three months before school starts, according to an online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers conducted in July. The majority of viewers indicated they begin their shopping about one month before school starts — either after or overlapping the timing for back-to-school physicals.

August 26, 2013

Representatives at Edge shave gel have announced the return of Edge Irritation Solutions, a campaign designed to relieve irritations for men one tweet at a time.

August 20, 2013

Em michelle phan, a start-up brand from the L’Oréal Luxe group, marks the first makeup line co-created by a community of beauty lovers and YouTube beauty vlogger Michelle Phan.

August 19, 2013

Gigwalk, an on-demand mobile workforce, has announced the launch of its Android app in North America and the United Kingdom, making Gigwalk the first mobile-centric marketplace for temporary work to have both an iPhone and Android app.

August 16, 2013

During the company's second-quarter conference call, Walmart discussed efforts to expand its e-commerce platform as it recently launched a locker test for site-to-store in the Washington, D.C., area.

August 15, 2013

Kroger announced it was named one of the nation's 2013 "Best of the Best" by Hispanic Network Magazine for top supplier diversity programs for Hispanics.

August 15, 2013

Walmart reported weaker than expected second-quarter same-store sales at its U.S. division and lowered its full-year profit forecast, suggesting global economic conditions remain challenging.

August 14, 2013

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from July 10 to 16, 2013. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 512 respondents who were at least 18 years of age and have a child in school (i.e., elementary, middle or high school) or college.

August 12, 2013

Method Products, PBC, a manufacturer of eco-friendly home cleaning, laundry and personal care products, is innovating in the dish category again, this time with the launch of Power Foam dish soap — a foaming dish soap in an ergonomic trigger spray bottle.

August 11, 2013

Some of the top minds in retail gathered in Las Vegas Friday to attend an exclusive one-day summit, co-hosted by the Mack Elevation Forum and the Drug Store News Group, that not only served as a special kickoff to NACDS Total Store Expo, but also provided a platform to discuss how to “create the future.”

August 9, 2013

Amazon's grocery service might be making its way to New York next year, according to published reports.

August 6, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced it has awarded a multi-year contract to SpeedFC to build and maintain an ecommerce platform, replacing a proprietary legacy environment.

July 30, 2013

Cardinal Health has created a special mobile app to help put everything attendees of its annual Retail Business Conference need to know about this year’s event in the palm of their hands — and then some.

July 25, 2013

Lifestyle brand RuMe announced today select customizable iPhone and iPad cases and organizational accessories will be sold in Target locations nationwide as part of a back-to-school campaign beginning on July 28.

July 23, 2013

Bare For Men, a hair removal system designed and developed in Australia, is now available in the United States at Duane Reade locations.

July 22, 2013

Fuse Science's new products ElectroFuse and PowerFuse were named "Best New Products" by retailers attending ECRM's Diet, Vitamin and Sports Nutrition conference.

July 17, 2013

Babyliss has introduced the new Babyliss Pro MiraCurl, which the company is positioning as the world’s first fully automatic professional curl machine that forms one perfect curl after another.

July 15, 2013

Everyone loves a dark horse — the come-from-behind winner that no one expects. We cheer for them, marvel at their tenacity, and hope for their victory over stronger, better-known competitors. "But why do dark horses win?" asks Mack Elevation Forum founder, Dan Mack.

July 12, 2013

Amazon director and category leader of health and beauty Chance Wales has been added to the lineup for an exclusive one-day summit that will be co-hosted by the Mack Elevation Forum and the Drug Store News Group Aug. 9 at the Westin Hotel in Las Vegas.