April 22, 2015

With 544 pharmacies in 44 states — as well as more than 230 stores in Canada, China, India, Japan and the United Arab Emirates — Medicine Shoppe International has carved a niche in community pharmacy as an apothecary-style source for both personalized prescription counseling and specialized disease management expertise.

April 22, 2015

Discount Drug Mart made two key acquisitions last year that strengthened the chain’s position as a locally owned, full-service specialty pharmacy chain that can meet an array of consumer health needs.

April 22, 2015

It has been a year since Loblaw Co. completed its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart in a $12.4 billion deal that created a retailing powerhouse.

April 22, 2015

Still fresh from its rebranding, Canada’s Rexall remains in the midst of change as it awaits the arrival of a new CEO.

April 22, 2015

The supermarket industry’s biggest engine appears to be firing on nearly all cylinders.

April 22, 2015

If you were impressed by the recent switches of Nasacort Allergy 24HR, Nexium 24HR or Flonase — well-executed and model switches — well, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

April 22, 2015

In line with industry trends, Wakefern’s Shop-Rite continues to sharpen its focus on health and wellness.

April 22, 2015

The dollar store channel is growing in prominence when it comes to OTC remedies, noted Bob Sanders, EVP at IRI, at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Annual Executive Conference last March.

April 22, 2015

‘Tis the season to be — beautiful.

It is no secret that the change of seasons gives manufacturers reason to introduce colors or scents but, according to Mintel Beauty & Personal Care, there’s a much larger beauty trend at play. Enter seasonality.

April 22, 2015

Fruth Pharmacy focused on improvements to its core pharmacy business in 2014.

April 22, 2015

In early 2015, Bartell Drugs celebrated its 125th anniversary and named a new president.

April 22, 2015

Today, Target has moved beyond the data breach of late 2013, recording a 4.1% lift in fourth-quarter sales for the period ended Jan. 31, and discontinued its Canadian operations.

April 22, 2015

With its treasure-hunt style shopping and broad array of brand and private-label products at attractive prices, Costco has successfully carved out a unique business model that resonates with its 76 million cardholders.

April 22, 2015

As community pharmacists take on a greater role in patient care, people living in remote rural areas often are unable to take full advantage of the services these professionals offer.

April 22, 2015

When news of Rite Aid’s acquisition of the $5 billion-large PBM EnvisionRx broke on Feb. 11, the company’s shares closed 6.6% higher that day at $8.08. That’s because Wall Street knows a good deal when it sees one, and the acquisition of EnvisionRx is a good deal.

April 22, 2015

When it comes to beauty, you can’t win without the Hispanic shopper.

April 20, 2015

DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in-depth sales activity in beauty, including the latest trends and hot concepts sweeping the category, in this multi-page report.

 

April 20, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy — including in-depth coverage of provider status, generics, pharmacy deserts, point-of-care testing and more — in this multi-page report.

April 20, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in OTC, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC, as well as trends and hot concepts sweeping the category, in this multi-page report.

April 20, 2015

Nestled within a space in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco is Sephora’s new Innovation Lab, which is fostering a culture of innovation development and grooming Sephora’s next generation of digital leaders.

March 20, 2015

Walgreens is on a journey to transform its beauty offer, satisfying the desires of a new breed of beauty shoppers in a big way — whether in stores, online or on smartphones. Going Big in Beauty is paying off big for Walgreens. 

March 10, 2015

There was a $1.1 billion gain in OTC sales between 2013 and 2014, according to data culled from IRI, some $500 million of which can be attributed to an increase in sales across all cough-cold/allergy/sinus products and an approximate $300 million to a rise in digestive sales. 

March 9, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of provider status, kiosks, Medicare and the GPhA elections, in this multi-page report.

March 5, 2015

DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in-depth sales activity in the men's grooming and oral care categories, including the latest trends, in this multi-page report.