September 18, 2012

While traditional circulars still have their place within retail — especially when it comes to reaching older shoppers — there’s no doubt that the tides are changing as loyalty cards take a greater share of the 
promotional spotlight. 


September 18, 2012

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics determined that 3-out-of-4 critically ill children were found to have vitamin D blood levels below the target considered safe by many experts and medical societies.

September 18, 2012

Lately a number of mass merchandise retailers have been taking the little road and opening small-format stores in dense, urban areas. One of the most notable of these is CityTarget, which recently opened in Chicago.


September 18, 2012

At first glance, the response might appear to be somewhat at odds with other national news polls. Indeed, according to a national Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll conducted Aug. 7 to 12 among 1,208 adults, 43% have an unfavorable view of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


September 18, 2012

Thorne Research on Tuesday announced the development of a line of nutritional supplements targeting athletes under the banner Thorne Performance, in collaboration with Integrative Health Resources.

September 18, 2012

The teeth-whitening strips segment has lost some of its luster, according to data from SymphonyIRI Group, likely due in part to the economy, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that products that promise to whiten teeth are losing popularity.

September 18, 2012

Popchips has added popped tortilla chips to its lineup of snack chips.

September 18, 2012

Housewares have moved beyond the Christmas selling season at drug stores. The products are becoming a year-round category for the channel as drug chains find ways to tie in kitchen items, tabletop accessories and appliances to key selling seasons.

September 18, 2012

The nail color segment continues to experience double-digit growth as beauty mavens go for daring colors and bold, creative nail art. The nail art craze is now hitting the at-home gel manicure systems.

September 18, 2012

UrgentRx's line of fast-acting, flavored powder, nonprescription medications was named “Best New Product” by retailers attending the ECRM Health Care show held late last month.

September 18, 2012

Campbell's has introduced V8 V-Fusion juice drink boxes for kids.

September 18, 2012

Valeant Pharmaceuticals CFO Howard Schiller has been appointed to the drug maker's board of directors.

September 18, 2012

The saturated oral care segment is benefiting — and is poised to continue to benefit — from toothpastes that promise to deliver value-added benefits.


September 18, 2012

Walgreens on Tuesday announced several new senior management roles, including an expanded role for CFO Wade Miquelon and the appointment of current SVP and chief strategy officer Robert Zimmerman as the lead executive responsible for the Walgreens-Alliance Boots' "synergy team."

September 18, 2012

Walmart has launched part of its Fighting Hunger Together fall initiative to provide meals to communities in need.

September 18, 2012

There was something that jumped out at me during the one-hour interview with Walgreens president and CEO Greg Wasson that helped set the tone for the massive, 86-page exclusive report on the company that appears in this issue. It had to do with Wasson’s vision for the role of community pharmacy in the future of 
health care.


September 18, 2012

The hair care segment has lost some of its luster. However, manufacturers of ethnic hair care products have been working feverishly to bring greater innovation to 
the market. 


September 17, 2012

An organic food brand is bringing pizza to the table.

September 17, 2012

Walgreens over the weekend officially launched its customer loyalty program, which since Sept. 6 has garnered more than 1 million customers during an online-only, early-enrollment period.

September 17, 2012

As of Saturday, California became the latest state to implement "sales tax fairness," in requiring online-only retailers to begin collecting sales taxes on products sold to California residents.

September 17, 2012

CVS Caremark has appointed Thomas Moriarty as EVP and general counsel of CVS Caremark.

September 17, 2012

The CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare program, which boasts more than 70 million active members, now gives shoppers the ability to earn bigger rewards on most purchases during the peak fall and winter shopping season.

September 17, 2012

Will Congress rip away the ability of independent and small chain pharmacies to sell diabetic supplies and durable medical equipment to Medicare patients?

September 17, 2012

Duracell has tapped National Football League All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis for the brand's Trust Your Power program, which aims to encourage fans to follow their dreams.