November 19, 2014

Chicagoland grocer Jewel-Osco has announced that it is now offering customers Apple Pay, which enables shoppers to pay in store with an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, upon availability.

November 18, 2014

Bi-Lo Holdings announced support for Apple Pay across its entire southeastern footprint.

 

November 5, 2014

PioneerRx on Tuesday announced that it will immediately begin delivering Apple Pay service to its customers.

October 29, 2014

Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. announced its newest seasonal flavor, Mike's Harder Apple Firebomb. 

October 27, 2014

It has only been a week since its launch and the list of retailers supporting Apple Pay just got a little shorter as Rite Aid and CVS/pharmacy confirmed reports that they no longer accept Apple Pay.

October 20, 2014

Walgreens announced the availability of Apple Pay at Walgreens and Duane Reade drug stores nationwide. 

 

October 16, 2014

GreatCall on Wednesday announced that its suite of connected health and safety products and services is available in more than 4,000 Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide.

 

October 3, 2014

Mayo Clinic on Friday launched a new telemedicine pilot project called Mayo Clinic Health Connection, now available at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin. 

September 15, 2014

As we finished this issue of DSN, another big story appeared in the news to help further validate our cover concept — for the second time in as many issues.

September 15, 2014

Philips Sonicare is putting its power toothbrush into the hands of children — literally — with its Philips Sonicare for Kids, designed for little ones ages 4 years and older.

September 15, 2014

Two U.S. hospitals are preparing to launch trials with diabetics and chronic disease patients using Apple's HealthKit, according to a Reuters report published Monday morning. 

September 12, 2014

Walgreens recently became one of the first retailers to enable Apple's new Apple Pay system, keeping the retail pharmacy giant on the cutting edge of mobile and omnichannel shopping. 

Walgreens isn't alone, of course, http://www.drugstorenews.com/article/target-app-integrate-new-apple-pay " target="_blank">Target also will enable Apple's new payment system. “We know mobile is becoming the front door to Target, and we’re focused on creating the best possible mobile experiences for our guests,” said Jason Goldberger, SVP of Target.com and mobile, in the company’s “A Bullseye View” newsletter. “We’re thrilled to support Apple Pay to streamline how our guests pay in the Target app — this absolutely makes purchasing from Target’s mobile app easier than ever.”
 
It's a smart play, especially with all of the recent hacking incidents at retail — Apple Pay serves as an encrypted payment service that doesn't reveal such identifiers as name and credit card number as part of the transaction. Apple Pay, and other similar services no doubt, will evolve into the latest facet of omnichannel shopping. Not only will tomorrow's mobile shopper get what she wants, where she wants it and when she wants it, but also how she wants to pay for it. 
 
But it's a smart play for other reasons, too. Apple Pay stands a strong chance of defining the mobile payment space. There aren't too many companies that garner the kind of media attention that Apple does for a new product announcement (USA Today promised its app users live updates from California). But it's with good reason, people interested in news about Apple products tend to be higher-income consumers who actively embrace the new features with each upgraded iPhone. 
September 10, 2014

Target has announced that it is integrating with the new Apple Pay mobile payments service so shoppers can pay using the Target app from iOS.

September 8, 2014

Both CVS Health and Walgreens will be leading retail innovation when Apple unveils its iPhone 6 tomorrow as they are both expected to accept purchases made with the new iPhone payment system.

September 8, 2014

Online shopping has reached a mobile tipping point, according to Branding Brand's Mobile Commerce Index report.

August 22, 2014

The skin care needs of men differ greatly: Some guys get a seemingly effortless, bump-free shave each and every time, while others are prone to ingrown hairs and irritation. Philips Norelco is partnering with grooming expert Craig the Barber to help smooth things out.

August 21, 2014

PharmaSmart's PS2000 (D)estination completed its first alpha test inside a regional grocer, the company announced.

August 12, 2014

According to a Reuters report published Tuesday, Apple is in talks with health providers, including Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins, around its "HealthKit" service. 

 

July 30, 2014

Rite Aid on Wednesday announced it has added several electronics to help parents and their children get charged up for the new school year.

 

July 18, 2014

Families this summer will spend slightly more on back-to-school items than they did in 2013. According to NRF’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics, up 5% from $634.78 in 2013.

July 15, 2014

Novartis has entered into an agreement with a division of Google to in-license its “smart lens” technology for all ocular medical uses. 

June 26, 2014

Smuckers on Thursday announced the introduction of a new on-the-go snack that allows consumers to enjoy a variety of fruit on a daily basis.

June 3, 2014

Along with Apple’s release of iOS 8 on Monday, the company introduced an entirely new Health app that provides a clear overview of a user’s health and fitness data.

May 23, 2014

Midwest retailer Meijer on Friday announced the debut of a new commercial featuring photos of local children riding its iconic penny pony, Sandy.