September 26, 2012

Hamacher Resource Group will challenge suppliers to evaluate their brand through the eyes of the consumer during ira “Brandformation” presentation at the OTC Perspectives National Conference in Chicago on Oct. 4, the company announced Wednesday.

September 26, 2012

Deloitte is forecasting holiday sales will increase between 3.5% and 4% as the economy's health and the presidential election take center stage among consumers this fall.

September 26, 2012

Kraft Foods is on track to complete a three-year initiative to reduce sodium by an average of 10% across its North American portfolio by the end of 2012.

September 26, 2012

Global flavorings leader McCormick named Eli Lilly executive Jacques Tapiero to its board.

September 26, 2012

Mylan Specialty has hired a star of a popular TV series as a celebrity spokeswoman for a campaign designed to draw attention to severe allergic reactions.

September 26, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has announced 15 additional academic institutions selected for the Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project (Community PREP).

September 26, 2012

Rite Aid is gearing up for the holiday season with the new JulieG Holiday Collection by Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics.

September 26, 2012

The National Retail Federation estimated that U.S. retailers and their customers are benefiting from savings of up to $18 million every day since the implementation of debit card swipe fee reform.

September 26, 2012

A line of cord and cable management products is expanding to include a new item.

September 26, 2012

Perfecta Products, the national manufacturer and distributer of Zim's consumer health products, on Wednesday announced the appointment of RedLetter as its public relations agency of record to oversee the company's national media outreach and social media strategy.

September 26, 2012

Ready Pac Foods has introduced new organic varieties to its popular Ready Pac Bistro bowl salad line.

September 26, 2012

Sam's Club has become the first warehouse club retailer to install SoloHealth's comprehensive health-and-wellness screening kiosks, SoloHealth announced Wednesday.

September 26, 2012

Consumer products company Spectrum Brands Holdings announced on Wednesday that its Remington personal care division has entered the U.S. women’s hair accessories market with a full line of basic-to-trend hair accessories, accessory storage items and brushes for both adults and teenage girls.

September 26, 2012

Contradicting claims that showrooming undermines retail sales, new survey results from loyalty management company Aimia revealed that showroomers exhibit more loyal behavior than nonshowroomers, making them an ideal target for retailers.

September 26, 2012

Vermont Soap has introduced its new Green Gold organic herbal moisturizer — an age-defying beauty treatment for face, hands, neck and all sun-damaged skin.

September 25, 2012

A carrot, a stick and a face-to-face encounter. Those are the tools that will chisel away at healthcare costs, noted Wade Miquelon, Walgreens EVP and CFO. And Walgreens is uniquely positioned to help realize those savings. 


September 25, 2012

In June, Walgreens announced a two-step investment in a strategic partnership with Alliance Boots, to acquire a 45% equity stake in the privately held company for $6.7 billion in cash and stock in the first step with the option to acquire the other 55% approximately three years down the road at what is today being projected to be another $9.5 billion price tag in cash and stock. 


September 25, 2012

You could say that many of the front-of-store experiences that Walgreens is helping to transform today — photo and memorabilia, beauty, fresh, OTC, even pharmacy — all evolved from Walgreens Customer Centric Retailing project, which began back in 2009. “There were several benefits that we gained from CCR that helped fuel this transformation,” noted Rachel Bishop, Walgreens VP daily living strategy and business development.


September 25, 2012

Cesar has launched its Meaty Selects line.

September 25, 2012

"You’ve got to skate to where the puck is going, not to where it’s been.” 
That’s how Bryan Pugh, who is Walgreens’ VP and chief merchandising officer, described how the merchandising department functions at Walgreens.

September 25, 2012

The air is getting colder and retailers are already gearing up for the Christmas season, but before they do that, they will have to get through Halloween.

September 25, 2012

Crosscare on Tuesday announced that their colic remedy, Colief Infant Drops, is now available at Duane Reade stores.

September 25, 2012

Dream Products' Dream Water was featured Monday evening on CNBC's "How I Made My Millions," showcasing the company's sleep-aid shot.

September 25, 2012

When National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson earlier this year at NACDS Annual urged pharmacy leaders to be “disruptive innovators,” and new NACDS chairman and Walgreens president and CEO Greg Wasson called on the industry to embrace a holistic view of the total store in improving patient lives, they easily could have submitted Walgreens and its Take Care Health Systems subsidiary as an ideal case study.