April 3, 2017

Align Public Strategies managing partner Joe Kefauver takes a look at what the latest appointment to the Supreme Court could mean for the retail industry if he is confirmed. 

March 31, 2017

The company will be dispensing atopic dermatitis drug Dupixent (dupilumab) and the limited-distribution multiple sclerosis treatment Ocrevus (ocrelizumab).

March 31, 2017

The studio’s goal is to have women share their personal stories at DoveRealBeauty.com that expand beyond typically portrayed definitions of beauty.

March 31, 2017

Ed Rowland, founder and principal of Rowland Global, has been named a Drug Store News contributing editor focusing on global trends and issues and their impact on the U.S. OTC business.

March 31, 2017
A report in the New York Times looked at the work of L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator, where a group of 26 work to create cutting-edge products for the $438 billion worldwide beauty business. Among the products innovations — which have included five products from wearables to apps — is the Kérastase Hair Coach Powered by Withings — a smart hairbrush that offers users insights into the state of their hair and how to take care of it. (New York Times)
 
March 31, 2017

Publix Super Markets and H-E-B deliver the best customer experience in the supermarket industry, according to the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking of companies.

March 31, 2017

The Label Insights 2017 Shopper Trends Survey found that 67% of shoppers said they find it challenging to know whether a product meets their needs after reading the label.

March 30, 2017

The company is shutting down Quidsi, parent company of diapers.com, soap.com and several other shopping sites, which it purchased in 2010, after it failed to turn a profit.

March 30, 2017
Guinness Irish Wheat is brewed in Dublin’s Open Gate Brewery, where Guinness brewers explore new recipes and adjust old ones.
March 30, 2017
The company on Thursday announced a $70 million investment that it says would add roughly 250 jobs at various sites across the country and ensuring that 95% of its chocolate products are made in the United States.
March 30, 2017

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, March 29, that First Amendment free speech rights should be considered when determining how merchants disclose to their shoppers that credit card swipe fees can drive up the price of merchandise.

March 29, 2017

HB2190, which passed 81-8, amends the states medical marijuana guidelines to require medical marijuana dispensaries to appoint a pharmacist consultant who, would develop and provide training to the dispensary at least once a year and spearhead educational efforts for patients. 

March 29, 2017

The Discover Green Leaf area will feature 10 pre-selected brands whose products fall into the green, eco-friendly, organic and natural category. 

March 29, 2017

CVS Pharmacy’s new K-Beauty HQ, rolling out in April, will include more than 100 new products from South Korean beauty brands, several of which are exclusive to CVS.

March 29, 2017

The Sargento Sweet Balanced Breaks snacks all contain fewer than 200 calories per serving and 5-7 g of protein.

March 28, 2017
Consumer Reports is shining a light on the generics savings programs that various retailers offer through their pharmacies, including Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Costco, Kmart and Sam’s Club. The report notes that while many offer deals on 30- and 90-day generics supplies, many also offer memberships that open up more discounts on other drugs. (Consumer Reports)
March 28, 2017

Mighty Organic’s Mighty Sticks join the company’s Mighty Bars and Mighty Jerky, which are made with organic, grass-fed beef.

March 28, 2017

The African Black Soap facial care collection includes products that are certified homeopathic acne remedies, and the main ingredient has been known in Africa as a remedy for clearing blemishes, exfoliating skin and soothing eczema and psoriasis symptoms.

March 28, 2017

USA Today is highlighting the results of a study conducted in 2015 by the New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs, which found that when it comes to personal care, products marketed to women cost 13% more than those marketed to men — a trend referred to as the “Pink Tax.” Among reasons given for the prices differences is that, “Companies are willing to spend more money advertising to women than they are toward men, contributing to the price discrepancies,” Ted Potrikus, CEO of the Retail Council of New York State, told USA Today. (USA Today).

 

March 28, 2017

Dan Mack offers four pillars that should define engaging presentations. 

March 27, 2017

Amazon tested the first autonomous drone delivery in the United States, roughly three months after its first delivery in England. 

March 27, 2017

The ready-to-drink malt beverages incorporate fruit and vegetable juices, natural herbs and spices and natural sugar, and will see initial placement in such retailers as Whole Foods and Sprouts in certain states. 

March 27, 2017

Starting March 27, Echo users can access Doctor A.I. by saying “Ask Doctor A.I.” The Amazon Echo will then assess the user’s symptoms and suggest potential ailments, noting the likelihood of each.

March 27, 2017

The “Snack more, make snacks less” campaign kicked off Monday with TV spots that feature Lorissa's Kitchen snacks as a solution to time-consuming snack prep.