December 3, 2014

More than half (58%) of shoppers who use mobile devices indicate that they prefer to look up information on their devices while shopping, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Consumer Electronics Association.

December 3, 2014

Datarithm on Wednesday announced their partnership with CARE Pharmacies Cooperative on a cloud-based platform for forecasting, balancing and cycle counting prescription inventory.

 

December 3, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration published a final rule that sets standards for how information about using medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding is presented in the labeling of prescription drugs and biological products.

 

December 3, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Tuesday reported a sales increase of 2% to $154.3 million for the four-week fiscal month of November ended Nov. 29. 

 

December 3, 2014

IRI and Datalogix announced Wednesday that IRI’s new “Platinum” line of solutions will use retail shopper transaction data from Datalogix to power its advanced insights and analytical models.

December 3, 2014

A number of chief marketing officers have increased their overall marketing budgets for 2014 with a focus on the enhanced omninchannel shopping experience, according to a BDO USA survey released Tuesday.

December 3, 2014

Health-and-wellness companies see increasing opportunity in the point-of-care channel to reach and engage with patients primed to receive information about their health.

 

December 3, 2014

Old Spice launched its first holiday toy donation program with nonprofit Second Chance Toys, an organization with a goal of keeping plastic toys away from landfills by donating them to children in need. 

December 3, 2014

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and ESPN on Monday announced a new program surrounding the network's college football properties.

 

December 3, 2014

In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Rite Aid is reducing the price of flu shots by $5 to encourage people who have not yet received their annual flu shot to get vaccinated.

 

December 3, 2014

Holiday shopping online at Sears and Kmart is booming, Sears Holdings announced Tuesday. 

December 3, 2014

A new study shows just how diluted Black Friday has become to holiday shoppers: Twenty-eight percent of shoppers shopped in stores on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 and 34% of shoppers chose to shop in stores the weekend after Black Friday (Nov. 29 to Nov. 30), while 25% shopped on Black Friday, according to Kantar Retail.

December 3, 2014

Drug Store News' sister publication Retailing Today has released the findings of the inaugural "Best Retailers to Work With" research report.

 

 

December 3, 2014

Thompson Brands on Tuesday announced the launch of an improved formula for its Adora Calcium Supplement.

December 3, 2014

Walgreens announced the launch of its private-label wearables device on YouTube.

 

December 3, 2014

Walgreens posted November sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 4.9%.

 

December 2, 2014

International HIV/AIDS activist and humanitarian Hydeia Broadbent teamed up with Ampro Industries to spread "A Positive Message" this World AIDS Day, recognized annually on Dec. 1.

December 2, 2014

Electric shaving brand Philips Norelco has teamed up with baseball star Mike Piazza to put its new Philips Norelco Shaver Series 9000 to the test.

December 2, 2014

ardinal Health on Tuesday announced an enhancement to its Diabetes Specialized Care Center, which offers an array of training and educational tools, marketing support and other resources to help community pharmacists position themselves as local destinations for diabetes care. 

December 2, 2014

Clif Bar on Tuesday announced it is taking the entire Luna family of meal replacement bars marketed toward women gluten free, and introducing a new flavor — Chocolate Cupcake — to the portfolio. 

December 2, 2014

The CVS Health Foundation has announced the 50 organizations that were selected to receive a total of $100,000 in grants in celebration of #GivingTuesday to recognize their colleagues' spirit of volunteerism and to support the inspirational community-based work being done by nonprofits nationwide.

December 2, 2014

Walmart on Tuesday announced that Cyber Monday 2014 was the biggest online day in its history for orders.

 

December 2, 2014

Elizabeth Arden has signed an exclusive agreement with supermodel Karlina Caune to be the new global face of the brand.

December 2, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Tuesday announced that it has named Terry Bazyluk as VP communications, effective Dec. 1, 2014. Bazyluk has served in senior communications roles for trade associations, corporate CEOs and presidential cabinet secretaries Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Robert Reich.