October 18, 2011

Unilever’s Dove brand is launching a nationwide effort to help girls build self-esteem by holding its second annual Dove Self-Esteem Weekend on Oct. 21 to 23, which brings together Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Inc. and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and encourages women to spend an hour on a self-esteem building activity.

October 17, 2011

CVS/pharmacy announced on Monday that social network connectivity is now available at all CVS/pharmacy photo centers with Kodak picture kiosks.

October 14, 2011

Much as the late Steve Jobs likely did not foresee the iPhone when he and Steve Wozniak hammered away at the Apple I computer, it’s unlikely that Mark Zuckerberg saw the full potential of Facebook when he and a group of friends created it in a Harvard University dormitory.

October 13, 2011

Eastman Kodak Co. announced that its Kodak Picture Kiosk software will now allow consumers to use images from Facebook to create photo products.

October 11, 2011

Kimberly-Clark is making toilet paper covers fashionable with new Cottonelle toilet paper roll covers.

October 10, 2011

Reckitt Benckiser’s Clearasil skin care brand has launched a Facebook search for consumer brand ambassadors.

September 29, 2011

CVS/pharmacy said that it is continuing to promote its "MoneyTrashers" campaign by adding new digital resources to CVS.com and the CVS/pharmacy Facebook page.

September 27, 2011

Target is encouraging consumers having a tough time selecting a Halloween costume this year to let their friends decide.

September 22, 2011

Walgreens is celebrating Halloween with a new Facebook contest.

September 21, 2011

Thanks to a large online following and success on YouTube, oral care brand Orabrush now has gained distribution at 3,500 Walmart stores throughout the country.

September 15, 2011

Kmart is launching a scholarship fund as part of its recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

September 15, 2011

Wal-Mart Stores marked a major investment in social media and marketing with the announcement Wednesday that its technology unit @WalmartLabs has acquired mobile and social advertising firm OneRiot.

September 15, 2011

Sam's Club officially has launched three private-label brands that first were announced at the company's annual stakeholders meeting in May.

September 9, 2011

Extra is enlisting consumers to help it decide what should be the next Extra Dessert Delights flavor.

September 9, 2011

With more than 1 million fans on Facebook and the largest following on Foursquare among chain drug store retailers, Walgreens is using these social media platforms to let its customers help distribute more than $6 million in free flu shot vouchers to five national charities, the Chicago-area chain announced Friday.

September 9, 2011

There are plenty of retail banners out there that are successfully connecting and interacting with their best customers while they field a robust multichannel offering. But how many are fielding a multifaceted multichannel offering? Whatever retailers you've placed on that list, Walgreens has got to be the one banner at the tippy-top.

September 8, 2011

Procter & Gamble’s Old Spice brand has announced the launch of its new "Smell Better Than Yourself" advertising campaign, which is centered around the Old Spice Red Zone collection of deodorant, body spray and body wash.

September 7, 2011

Upsher-Smith Labs, maker of the AmLactin family of moisturizers, has announced the launch of the AmLactin Facebook page.

September 6, 2011

Mars Chocolate North America kicked off its 50,000 Mars Random Acts of Chocolate initiative, providing New Yorkers with free samples of the company's chocolate brands.

August 31, 2011

Safeway announced that, through a new Facebook contest, it will donate $20,000 to "America's Most Natural City" to help maintain its park facilities.

August 24, 2011

Sears announced that it is inviting Facebook users to support America's military members by voting for the Sears Rebuilding Together affiliate program, which they believe is the most deserving.

August 22, 2011

Within hours of the time Drug Store News first reported the tragic loss of ECRM founder and CEO Charlie Bowlus, the story already had become the most-commented-upon news item on DrugStoreNews.com since we launched the site in 1998. As this edition of the Weekly Drug Fix hits readers’ inboxes, more than 50 Drug Store News readers already had shared their memories of Charlie’s life and career — and how his friendship improved their own lives and careers — in posts on DrugStoreNews.com and on our Facebook page, as well as in direct letters to the editor. More than 100 others had shared their thoughts in a special online memorial bulletin board on the ECRM Marketgate website, ECRM.marketgate.com/marketgate/Charlie.aspx. In total, it’s enough for an entire issue of Drug Store News. And you better believe, it would be one BIG issue.

August 19, 2011

“[Charlie] never wanted the spotlight,” long-time friend and colleague Al Kraus noted in an online post, recalling a conversation with Charlie Bowlus over a drink one night in 1994, at the end of the very first ECRM show.

August 19, 2011

Udi's Gluten Free Foods has launched a new website that features an informative gluten-free toolkit, enhanced "recipe" section and Facebook integration.