May 28, 2014

Global Market Development Center and Nielsen last year released a platform to organize and quantify general merchandise category data in order to increase marketplace performance and provide better understanding of the general merchandise categories.

May 28, 2014

Conference goers at this year’s 2014 Global Market Development Center Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference will see a number of new faces as executives from 7-Eleven, Carlie C’s, Certco, Coborn’s and Niemann Foods, among others, will be attending for the first time, Mark Mechelse, GMDC director research, industry insights and communications, told DSN in preparation for the big event.

May 28, 2014

Nail care company Kiss Products has expanded its portfolio to include an array of beauty products, including the new Red by Kiss Handle-Less 1875W hair dryer.

May 28, 2014

Hispanic beauty brand La Bella has unveiled a new product packaging design and brand logo for its roster of beauty offerings, after nearly three decades of the same design.

May 28, 2014

Little Miracles, an organic energy brand based in the United Kingdom, on Wednesday announced availability of its collection of teas and juices in the United States.

May 28, 2014

Now in its third year, utilization of the Global Market Development Center’s teleconferencing solution — GMDC*Connect powered by Telepresence — continues to be on the rise, noted Mark Mechelse, GMDC director of research, industry insights and communications.

May 28, 2014

Purveyors of cough, cold and flu remedies looking to bring category merchandising best practices up to speed under present shopping paradigms can look to GMDC’s recently published “Seasonal Best Practices for the New World of Shopping: Part One.”

May 28, 2014

As a key Congressional committee is set to consider legislation to help identify solutions for prescription drug abuse while preserving patients’ legitimate access to needed medications, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has sent a letter to the bipartisan leadership of the House Energy and Commerce committees’ Health subcommittee affirming support for this effort, NACDS has announced.

May 28, 2014

OPI Products, a subsidiary of Coty Inc., and Ford Motor Co. have announced a collaboration featuring the iconic Ford Mustang.

May 28, 2014

Organix-South has created a new line of oral care products called XyliVita, with several offerings being rolled out over the next four months.

May 28, 2014

L'Oréal USA has named Marie Gulin chief marketing officer, succeeding Marc Speichert, who reportedly left the company to work for Google, according to a published report.

May 28, 2014

It could be described as a perfect storm. The U.S. healthcare system is working to tackle soaring costs, a lack of ample accountability and a lack of access to primary care physicians as millions of previously uninsured Americans gain insurance via health reform. Despite the challenges presented by this new era of health care, the reality is that there’s rarely been a more promising time for retail healthcare delivery.

May 28, 2014

Sanofi and Eli Lilly and Co. on Wednesday announced an agreement to pursue regulatory approval of nonprescription Cialis (tadalafil).

May 28, 2014

Today’s consumers are increasingly looking for ways to live healthier lives, and often their desire for wellness overrides the desire for lower prices, prompting them to shop a specific store or buy a particular brand. It’s a mega-trend that shows no signs of slowing, and those retailers that can successfully leverage the new wellness urgency stand to reap the benefits, according to the new GMDC whitepaper, “Selling Wellness Across the Entire Store: Opportunities to Monetize Better-For-You HBW and GM.”

May 28, 2014

Target has formed a Digital Advisory Council as part of its efforts to accelerate its digital transformation and will bolster its internal digital talent by hiring at least 50 new software engineers this year, the company has announced.

May 28, 2014

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries posted a net sales increase of 13.2% to $759.3 million for its fiscal year ended March 31.

May 28, 2014

Wegmans Food Markets on Tuesday announced that the Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program will award college tuition assistance to 1,766 new recipients for the upcoming academic year.

May 27, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday reported that many pregnant and breast-feeding women in the United States may be lacking iodine in their diets, which is an essential element for their babies’ brain development, according to a new policy statement, “Iodine Deficiency, Pollutant Chemicals, and the Thyroid: New Information on an Old Problem,” published in the June 2014 issue of Pediatrics.

May 27, 2014

Nowhere is the value of solid preparation and training more evident than in the fast-evolving world of health care and community pharmacy.

The rapid expansion of pharmacy-based clinical care programs and patient engagement efforts has elevated the need for pharmacists to mentor student pharmacists as preceptors. And it’s made student participation in pharmacy practice rotations and residencies a critical part of the professional education process, as those students prepare for a career in a reforming health system in desperate need of expanded front-line patient care services from pharmacists.

May 27, 2014

Aurobindo Pharma on May 15 gained approval to produce a generic version of olanzapine orally disintegrating tablets in 5-mg, 10-mg, 15-mg and 20-mg strengths.

May 27, 2014

A series of new clinical studies released Tuesday found that Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions’ Clinical Pathways program reduces the cost of cancer treatment, improves clinical care and shows promise for guiding treatment of other high-cost, complex diseases beyond cancer.

May 27, 2014

As healthcare reform takes hold and millions of previously uninsured Americans come into the fold amid the backdrop of a growing physician shortage, thousands of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in retail-based health clinics are demonstrating the vital role that they play in today’s healthcare system to expand access to high-quality, affordable health care. To recognize the best of the best, DSN Collaborative Care magazine — in partnership with the Convenient Care Association — each year hosts the annual Clinician Awards for Retail Excellence, or CARE Awards. The CARE Awards honor the “unsung heroes” who work each day to help further the cause of retail-based health care.

May 27, 2014

Allergy season is at full strength, and it already seems to be one for the record books. Many patients are turning to their pharmacist to ask about the symptoms they are experiencing and why they feel so much worse than in years past. The answer — simple to some and hard to believe for others — is climate change.

May 27, 2014

As one of a handful of founding officers at Take Care Health Systems — now known as the Healthcare Clinics at Walgreens — and the first chief nurse practitioner officer in the convenient care industry, Sandy Ryan’s role in the industry’s growth has been significant, to say the least.