June 21, 2013

Stride gum today announced the release of its iOS game, "Gumulon," a new mobile app game controlled by chewing.

June 17, 2013

Amazon has announced that it will offer a free, 90-day trial of a new same-day delivery service to customers in the Los Angeles area that includes fresh food. The service, Prime Fresh, is being offered to members of Amazon Prime members, and after 90 days, the company will offer to let them upgrade to Prime Fresh on a permanent basis, for $299 per year, from the current Amazon Prime price of $79 per year. The company tested the program for six years in Seattle and plans to expand it to San Francisco later this year.

As Amazon director and category for U.S. health and beauty told DSN in a profile of the company back in May, Wall Street didn't like the SuperSaver shipping program, and the company spent a net $2.9 billion on shopping in 2012, a 17% increase from the year before, according to its 2012 annual report. But according to one report, Prime actually is quite profitable, and members are among the online retailer's best customers.

June 13, 2013

Retail sales are up nearly 5% from one year ago, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Commerce.

June 12, 2013

CVS/pharmacy has announced the expansion of its Gold Emblem private brand food line.

June 12, 2013

Google has removed advertisements for websites that sell drugs without prescriptions, following a series of warning letters from a state attorney general, according to published reports.

June 11, 2013

Amazon is giving a free trial of its fresh-food delivery service to premium customers in the Los Angeles area, according to published reports.

June 11, 2013

A new app for the iPhone allows users to have prints of their photos sent to the address of their choice or pick them up at CVS.

June 7, 2013

Healthcare automation services company QS/1 has a deal with the maker of an iPad app for Medicare patients to help users search for and compare health plans.

June 6, 2013

Dark and Lovely recently celebrated the launch of its newest line, Au Naturale, with actress Keshia Knight Pulliam and author and curly hair advocate, Nikki Walton, in Atlanta for the empowering Curl Power Celebration.

June 5, 2013

Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle, which is a razor and bikini trimmer in one, has announced the launch of its Prune for June Summer Style Contest on PruneforJune.com.

May 31, 2013

“Why do smart leaders fail? They go off track with lack of strategic decisiveness, failure to create systems driving execution, struggle with financial management or talent retention. The top leaders create a virtual board of advisers to help them stay in reality.” That was one of the key messages conveyed by Elevation Forum founder Dan Mack to more than 30 senior leaders prior to the GMDC event in San Antonio.

May 29, 2013

An effort to allow trusted online pharmacies to add ".pharmacy" to their URLs cleared a hurdle last week as it passed an initial evaluation by the body that regulates the web address suffixes, known as generic top-level domains.

May 29, 2013

Cause Marketing Forum named America’s Checkout Charity Champions, a first-of-its-kind study ranking the largest consumer checkout donations in the U.S. last year.

May 28, 2013

Allscripts has announced additions to its senior leadership team and board of directors.

May 22, 2013

Swirl launched a new software platform specifically designed to attract and influence in-store shoppers with micro-targeted digital content and real-time, personalized offers delivered to consumers' smartphones while they shop.

May 17, 2013

Target is looking to compete with the likes of Netflix and Hulu with a video-streaming service it is beta testing with employees, according to published reports.

May 9, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation's “Life…supplemented” campaign on Thursday announced that its mobile application, WannaBeWell, is the featured “App of the Month” in the May/June issue of Weight Watchers magazine.

May 9, 2013

As the editor of DSN, I decide what stays in print and what gets cut. Spatial limitations dictated that this snippet from our Amazon story had to go. But in the age of the omnichannel shopper, where every retailer competes against everyone else for a bigger share of the customer's wallet, how can you do an in-depth profile on the world's largest online retailer and not talk about omnichannel?

May 9, 2013

AccentHealth collected data through an online survey conducted from Feb. 13 to 15, 2013. Participants responded via AccentHealth's national, online panel of network viewers, and the survey yielded 644 respondents who were at least 18 years of age and owned either a smartphone, cell phone with Internet access or a tablet.

May 9, 2013

Powerocks, creators of a colorful line of portable power banks, announced today the new Super Magicstick line of light, easy-to-carry lipstick or cigar-shaped power banks to charge smartphones on the go.

May 7, 2013

Fitbit on Monday released the Fitbit Flex, the only activity tracking wristband on the market to sync wirelessly on-the-go via Bluetooth 4.0 to select iOS and Android devices.

May 7, 2013

Target recently reset its over-the-counter section here with new, colorful signage that makes each section pop.

May 3, 2013

Healthcare analytics firm IMS Health has acquired social media analytics company Semantelli Corp., saying the purchase would allow it to provide real-time monitoring and delivery of insights into consumer and physician behavior and sentiments.

May 2, 2013

Kroger on Thursday announced plans to host the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Southeast at Fiesta Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park this Sunday.