Google recently announced it is allowing businesses to send smartphone alerts to consumers via Google Play through a program called Nearby, Internet Retailer reported Tuesday. "CVS is one of the first businesses testing Nearby," the report stated. "CVS is using the Nearby program to let shoppers know they can send photos to the retailer for in-store printing via the CVS smartphone app," Internet Retailer concluded, citing Google. CVS declined to comment, according to the report. (Internet Retailer)
With back-to-school spending on a “stock up” cycle rather than a “make do” cycle, total spending for K-12 and college school supplies is expected to reach $75.8 billion, up from last year’s $68 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics.
Perfect365, the free makeup and beauty app with more than 80 million users, has added a new feature in which users can browse styles and try on makeup looks from their favorite YouTube and Instagram artists.
"Working together with NCPA staff, the Innovation Center will help better position independent community pharmacies to be part of and benefit from broader health care changes," suggested Doug Hoey, NCPA CEO.