August 22, 2015

“A profound, and likely irreversible, impact on the business of health care.” That’s the effect the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act already has had in the five years since its passage and enactment into law, PricewaterhouseCoopers said. 

May 11, 2015

M&M’s brand aims to raise both money and awareness for its Red Nose Day campaign by asking consumers to make someone else laugh. 

January 7, 2015

Hallmark and Mattel announced a new licensing agreement which will bring the Barbie brand back to Hallmark in 2015.

January 6, 2015

As newly insured Americans begin using their 2015 benefits under the Affordable Care Act, Walgreens will again provide medication assistance to those patients who may have difficulty using their new insurance coverage.

December 18, 2014

Alex Brands has acquired toy brand Shrinky Dinks for an undisclosed amount.

December 17, 2014

How do you bring new life into a 75-year-old after-shave brand? Old Spice has found new relevance — and most important, a new generation of users — with fresh new scents, new products like body wash and a slick ad campaign that combined TV and social media. Isaiah Mustafa, AKA “the man your man could smell like,” makes a series of rapid-fire appeals to women, playing off the idea that women are in charge of the shopping list.

November 13, 2014

CVS Health is embarking on an outreach campaign to help customers understand the insurance options during the upcoming Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period of Nov. 15 to Feb. 15.

November 7, 2014

The Affordable Care Act will be reviewed by the Supreme Court again.

November 5, 2014

Amazon this fall piloted the use of mobile app Flywheel and licensed cabs in San Francisco and Los Angeles, according to a report published in the Wall Street Journal Wednesday.

October 31, 2014

Rite Aid's 5.5% lift in same-store sales for the four weeks ended Oct. 25 exceeded analyst consensus of 4%, Credit Suisse research analyst Ed Kelly reported in a note Thursday. 


October 9, 2014

Pepto-Bismol announced Thursday that Fright Fest at Six Flags will be a little less scary for those who fear stomach upsets.

August 28, 2014

The offices of Drug Store News will be closed Friday, Aug. 29 and Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day. We wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend!

August 8, 2014

In celebration of Vinyl Record Day on Aug. 12, which marks the day Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877, Canadian retailer London Drugs is joining the party.

June 30, 2014

Hasbro has launched a new My Little Pony figurine at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con that will be available exclusively at Walgreens this fall, reported Monday.

June 24, 2014

Fans of Hawaiian punch will be able to get their fix in lollipop form this summer.

June 3, 2014

A new analysis from Avalere Health released Tuesday found that consumers in exchanges receiving federal assistance to reduce their out-of-pocket costs may experience inconsistent reductions in spending depending on the plan they choose.

February 10, 2014

Walgreens on Monday announced it is extending through April 15 its program to provide medications to newly insured Americans enrolled under the Affordable Care Act, who have difficulty using their new insurance coverage because they haven't received a plan identification number yet from their insurer.

January 31, 2014

Nestlé USA announced expansions to its seasonal Valentine's Day collection, which includes cards kits filled with Nestlé-branded treats.

January 29, 2014

Mott’s, a division of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, said it launched Fruit Punch Rush, Wild Grape Surge and Strawberry Boom with 40% less sugar than found in fruit juice, no artificial sweeteners and 100% of the daily vitamin C requirement.

January 27, 2014

As many as 3 million people have enrolled in private health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment has been up by more than one-third in recent weeks.

January 24, 2014

Walmart health-and-wellness president John Agwunobi shared wide-ranging thoughts regarding the state of health care in America and ways in which the evolving marketplace is impacting Walmart customers.

December 19, 2013

GoHealth and Walgreens are ramping up their shared efforts to let Americans know is a viable solution for people seeking coverage and exploring marketplace options under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the companies announced.

October 10, 2013

Procter & Gamble's DayQuil and NyQuil are partnering with U.S. Alpine skier Ted Ligety this cold-cough-flu season, as he prepares for a chance to compete in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Russia.

October 8, 2013

With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mired in controversy, two of the nation’s largest retailers are backing an innovative Employers Centers of Excellence Network that will offer no-cost knee and hip-replacement surgeries at four highly regarded hospitals.