June 1, 2014

Energizer Household Products’ Lou Martire, VP trade development, was honored Saturday evening with the 2014 GMDC Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to the industry. “This award was developed to really honor and acknowledge people who make a real difference in our industry,” said Bill Anderson, GMDC chairman and group VP at H-E-B. “They’re just very, very special people.”

June 1, 2014

The challenge GMDC chose to accept: How do you extend the productivity derived from GMDC meetings into a year-round, access-from-anywhere service that doesn’t require a 100-page user manual to start up? The solution: the recently reconstructed myGMDC, a members-only portal that gives access to a myriad of fresh services and education exclusive to GMDC members.

May 31, 2014

The digital movement is no doubt revolutionizing the retail landscape as it has given rise to e-commerce, complexities to the path to purchase, shifts between planned and unplanned purchases, and changes to store trips. To remain competitive, retailers must develop new strategies and grasp the importance of an “omni-perspective.”

May 31, 2014

The GMDC Education Leadership Council gathered here Saturday morning at this year’s GMDC Health Beauty Wellness Marketing Conference to discuss strategies for 2014 and beyond, including additional efforts to promote its research and insights.

May 31, 2014

GMDC’s VP business development and chief member officer Keith Wypyszynski on Friday evening joined GMDC board members and several retailers to welcome first-timers to the 2014 GMDC Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference and to offer those first-timers insights on how to make their conference experience meaningful and productive.

May 31, 2014

Following Saturday’s lunch at the 44th GMDC Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference, both Bill Anderson, 2014 GMDC chairman and group VP at H-E-B, and David McConnell, GMDC CEO and president, provided an update around the versatility offered through GMDC*Connect, GMDC’s video conferencing service.

May 31, 2014

“Flat is where it’s at.” That was the naked truth Todd Hale, SVP Nielsen, shared with business session attendees of the 2014 GMDC Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference on Saturday afternoon when identifying the future game-changers in health and beauty.

But get ready for a wild ride because the millennial generation, numbering 83 million strong, is about to step into its prime purchasing prowess, noted Maryellen Molyneaux, president of NMI, in a presentation following Hale.

May 30, 2014

"The Congressional Research Service is a nonpartisan and objective arm of the Library of Congress that analyzes issues for legislators' consideration. Its inclusion of this statement in its report on prescription drug abuse shows progress in telling both sides of this complex issue. However, much more needs to be done to ensure legitimate access to these medications for patients," writes Steve Anderson, NACDS President and CEO, in his latest blog entry.

May 30, 2014

California Health Sciences University announced that it received $75,000 from Walgreens in support of the institution's pharmacy practice laboratory.

May 30, 2014

U.S. consumer spending fell by $8.1 billion, or 0.1%, in April 2014. It was the first monthly decline in consumer spending since April 2013 and followed a 1% increase of $117.6 billion the previous month.

May 30, 2014

During Costco’s quarterly conference call this week with analysts, the company touched upon some online tests underway as the online shipping battle among retailers continues to intensify.

May 30, 2014

CVS Caremark has officially taken the wraps off of its new Specialty Connect prescription services program and announced that the program is now available at all CVS/pharmacy locations.

The importance of this new program is two-fold. First of all, it serves as yet one more example of how the company is leveraging its unique assets to improve outcomes. By leveraging its network of 7,600 pharmacy locations and its specialty pharmacy resources, the company is able to offer specialty patients greater flexibility and choice. This, in turn, equates to improved medication adherence.

May 30, 2014

Jones Soda Co. announced an expansion to its line of natural sodas into the Pacific Northwest, Texas and Canada.

May 30, 2014

Looking to change sunscreen habits for those with darker skin tones, La Roche-Posay and the Women's Dermatologic Society have teamed up to take a stand by not just raising awareness, but encouraging true behavioral change through educating on two key motivators.

May 30, 2014

Mission Pharmacal on Thursday announced that it has begun the promotion of Elestrin (estradiol gel) 0.06% in the United States through an agreement with Meda AB. The drug is a used as a topical hormone replacement gel to help treat hot flashes caused by menopause.

May 30, 2014

Pure Leaf Iced Tea, a product from the Pepsi Lipton Tea partnership, earlier this week announced that it would be continuing its partnership with television personality Gail Simmons to support the brand's "Share the Love of Leaves" program.

May 30, 2014

Sam’s Club has announced the national rollout of Cash Rewards, a new program that provides $10 in Cash Rewards for every $500 spent on qualifying pre-tax purchases.

May 30, 2014

Beauty retailer Sephora and ModiFace, a global augmented reality virtual makeover technology provider, have launched in Milan a 3D Augmented Reality Mirror that can simulate cosmetics on a user's face in real-time and in 3-D.

May 30, 2014

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced on Friday that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia has denied a motion filed by Mylan and issued an opinion and order affirming a decision by the FDA under which Teva should receive sole 180-day “first-to-file” exclusivity for generic Celebrex (celecoxib) 100-, 200- and 400-mg capsules.

May 30, 2014

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May 29, 2014

Gov. Alejandro García Padilla on Wednesday announced an agreement by Puerto Rico Industrial Development Co. with Actavis that will allow the pharmaceutical manufacturer to develop a solid dosage manufacturing and packing facility in its Manati site and expand its current hormone production in Fajardo.

May 29, 2014

Energizer Personal Care, the makers of Banana Boat sunscreen, along with actress Busy Philipps, announced on Thursday the launch of the Best Summer Ever Sweepstakes.

May 29, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday a boost in third-quarter revenues and net income.