October 15, 2014

Organizational capacity.” That’s Dollar General’s shorthand for the discipline and rigorous financial modeling that the company applies to its rapid store expansion and remodeling program. 

October 15, 2014

If any U.S. retail company understands the importance of selling not just its product, but also the experience of consuming that product in its stores, that company is Starbucks. The Seattle-based king of coffee excels at hiring friendly, motivated and upbeat sales people to help create the relaxed, refuge-from-the-world atmosphere that sets Starbucks apart and keeps customers coming back.

October 15, 2014

"We no longer ship hummingbird feeders to Florida.”

That’s one example of how Dollar General has smartened up its store replenishment and supply-chain processes in recent years, said John Flanigan, EVP global supply chain.

October 15, 2014

Camber Consumer Care, which focuses on both consumer care and prescription-to-OTC switch products, recently introduced new executives to its staff.

October 15, 2014

Most of the products and brands sold in a Dollar General store can be found in any number of competing drug, supermarket, club and mass merchandise stores. So what draws millions of loyal customers back to its more than 11,500 locations every day?

October 15, 2014

In September, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded nearly $4 million to fund youth literacy and education programs at more than 800 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations across the United States, supporting the company’s mission of “Serving Others.”

October 15, 2014

What retail chain has more stores than any other U.S. company, with plans to open an astonishing 700 new locations this year alone, while approaching $20 billion in revenue and maintaining sales and profit momentum? It’s Dollar General, the storied Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based small-box discount giant celebrating its 75th year in business in 2014.

 
October 15, 2014

Drug Store News has announced a top-notch lineup of retail executives slated to participate in the 16th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit conference, Dec. 2 at Manhattan’s historic New York Athletic Club.

October 15, 2014

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing has announced the launch of its new website, which offers visitors a fresh look, improved navigation and intuitive functionality.

October 15, 2014

The Estée Lauder Cos. looks to acquire Le Labo, a fragrance and sensory lifestyle brand with a French heritage.

October 15, 2014

This year, Ampro Industries, a maker of multicultural hair care and beauty products, is increasing awareness of its philanthropic activities through a new campaign called, "A Positive Message."

October 15, 2014

The resurgence of iconic pain relief brands Tylenol and Excedrin continue to contribute to the slight growth across internal analgesic tablets. It’s a $3.2 billion book of business across U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI, that is up slightly by 0.8% for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 10. 

October 15, 2014

Could the regulatory and scientific logjam that’s keeping copycat biotech medicines off the market and out of the hands of patients and health providers in the United States finally be breaking?

October 15, 2014

Prestige Brands’ FiberChoice got a makeover in August, courtesy of design firm Little Big Brands. 

October 15, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline launched Tums Chewy Delights, bringing to the iconic antacid brand a gummy delivery format. 

October 15, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group has developed new web content taxonomy to provide users of HRG’s data tools the opportunity to develop a more intuitive experience for their end-users that will ease product-search challenges.


October 15, 2014

Health Mart this week launched a series of new marketing tools to enable members to assist Medicare beneficiaries in choosing coverage plans that are right for them.

October 15, 2014

Instant.ly, an on-demand consumer insights platform, in July debuted the Instant.ly Shelf Score, an index that measures consumer intent to purchase new consumer packaged goods for either products still in the concept phase or products that are on store shelves.

October 15, 2014

Jelly Belly Candy Co. will issue the ultimate trick-or-treat challenge to fans with its BeanBoozled jelly beans, which take classic Jelly Belly bean flavors and pair them with odd-tasting lookalikes.

October 15, 2014

The multicultural beauty market continues to outpace growth of the overall market for cosmetics and toiletries, posting a 3.7% increase in 2014, as many ethnic brands broaden their reach to target a wider audience, regardless of ethnicity, according to a report by global consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

October 15, 2014

Dollar General employs sophisticated data analytics to gauge item movement, consumer demand and customer segmentation store by store. But beyond that, said Larry Gatta, general merchandise manager, “we go through a category review of every planogram” in the store on an annual basis.

October 15, 2014

According to a recent survey conducted by Mom Central in partnership with the makers of Tylenol, 52% of moms agree that a baby’s first fever is the most challenging motherhood moment, and 82% report they are most likely to consult their pediatrician to navigate such milestones. 

October 15, 2014

Citing the importance of advancing education and training in the area of specialized medical care for people with serious illness, or palliative care, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has endorsed three pieces of legislation that would help increase patient access to such services and resources.

October 15, 2014

Despite an economic improvement, consumer optimism still leaves something to be desired, and wallets remain close to the vest. This has impacted the often-pricey shave segment, but manufacturers are eagerly turning to value and innovation to spur growth.