January 18, 2013

This will be a big year for implementation of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, and the National Community Pharmacists Association will track the process closely on behalf of NCPA members and the patients they serve. NCPA recently submitted comments about the ACA’s Multi-State Plans, or MSPs, being designed by the Office of Personnel Management.

November 14, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Wednesday submitted comments to two congressional committees holding separate hearings examining the meningitis outbreak at the New England Compounding Center, including the the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, respectively.

October 19, 2012

Energizer Holdings is initiating a voluntary withdrawal of the continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products identified below because of a potential risk of the products igniting on the skin if contact is made with a source of ignition before the product is completely dry, the manufacturer announced on Friday.

August 17, 2012

At-home gel manicure system Red Carpet Manicure has unveiled new limited-edition nail art kits, which hit Ulta Beauty stores this summer and will launch nationally in the fall.

August 10, 2012

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing reported that the current drought conditions have yet to lead to an increase in food prices.

July 25, 2012

Pharmacy automation manufacturer Innovation has released the latest version of its workflow system, the company said Wednesday.

July 11, 2012

Social media is an important component of ongoing brand marketing, as well as any advertising campaign for a drug store retailer or brand. Integrated communications have the most impact because earned, owned and paid media reinforce and amplify the message. All channels feed off each other; the more frequently a potential customer sees or hears about a brand or retailer, particularly in more than one context or venue, the more likely she is to remember and purchase.

March 5, 2012

Clinical drug information provider First Databank is rebranding itself, the company said Monday.

February 27, 2012

Comments made by Express Scripts president and CEO George Paz after the pharmacy benefit manager's earnings call last week has garnered some attention from a coalition that is looking to stop the merger between ESI and fellow PBM Medco Health Solutions.

February 24, 2012

The fact that CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic has partnered with Allscripts to leverage its electronic health record system helps further position MinuteClinic for future growth and clinical collaboration.

February 21, 2012

While Walmart maintained the No. 1 position on Interbrand's "U.S. Most Valuable Retail Brands" list for 2012, several other retailers are moving up the ranks.

February 1, 2012

Ever wonder how the convenient care industry blossomed into what it is today? One could say a fortune cookie.

January 18, 2012

The Academy of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph's University — which provides education for those interested in entering the retail food industry — and the Food Marketing Educational Foundation will honor Weis Markets at their 44th annual citation award dinner.

January 4, 2012

As many as 20% of smartphone users made a purchase after scanning a QR code, according to a Consumer Pulse study released Wednesday by Chadwick Martin Bailey and iModerate Research Technologies.

December 12, 2011

Pharmacy retail technology services company QS/1 is working with American HealthTech, a technology provider for long-term care facilities, to provide interoperability between the two.

December 6, 2011

Online brands that offer less complex return policies, along with ways to easily identify the highest-quality items, earned high marks among consumers, according to new research from global strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale.

November 11, 2011

Retail-based health clinics represent a viable business for retailers who locate and correctly manage them, according to Kalorama Information.

October 24, 2011

A provider of competitive market intelligence and insights has introduced a report that is designed to provide manufacturers and retailers instant access to U.S. retail prices of more than 12,000 SKUs in the health, beauty and wellness industry.

October 17, 2011

Deloitte on Monday released some disappointing news for retailers who were hoping that consumer spending might get a boost in the months leading up to the holiday season.

September 15, 2011

Hamacher Resource Group on Wednesday welcomed Janine Petragnani as data assets coordinator.

September 14, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Wednesday expressed its concerns over track-and-trace systems in its comments submitted to the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, “Securing the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain.”

September 12, 2011

GeoGirl, a new line of color cosmetics and skin care designed by Pacific World for “Generation Z,” has announced that Drugstore.com now will carry its complete line.

September 9, 2011

SymphonyIRI Group on Thursday released a brand report highlighting what elements help drive brand selection and brand loyalty.

September 8, 2011

Sears Holdings announced that former UPS executive Raj Penkar is joining the company as SVP and president of the company's supply chain.