September 6, 2016

Drug Store News strategic partner Dan Mack, founder and managing director of Mack Elevation Forum, delivered the keynote address at the Brazilian Association of Pharmacies and Drugstore Networks’ annual Abrafarma Future Trends conference on Sept. 1.

August 12, 2016

The U.K. OTC market is, as the Brits would say, brilliant. For North American brand owners, it’s always on the list of attractive potential markets. Complex and unique, there are two “B”s that stand out — Boots and Brexit.

August 2, 2016

Brandperx, in collaboration with Drug Store News, recently conducted a survey among 1,000 OB/GYN providers exclusive to the Brandperx network. The survey revealed a powerful opportunity for both brands and retailers to leverage the intimacy and trust of the provider-patient relationship.

July 29, 2016

Increased Medicare audits are raising the stakes for compliance in today’s pharmacies, with stricter enforcement than ever before. In fact, the likelihood of receiving a Part B audit request continues to climb amid national efforts to control fraud, waste and abuse.

July 27, 2016

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which went viral in 2014 as a fundraiser for research, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, the ALS Association announced.

July 21, 2016

A new Harris Poll indicates that there is a clear demand for multicultural influence in the lives of American millennials.

June 29, 2016

Smart cities hold the promise to potentially make urban areas more efficient, more secure, and even more health conscious. (Forbes)

June 20, 2016

Is your organization aligned with your top customers? What is valuable in the eyes of the retailer is very different today than it was yesterday. With that in mind, Drug Store News and Mack Elevation Forum will co-host the next edition of the jointly produced 10X Thought Leadership Series, “The Growth Summit – Ideas That Matter,” Aug. 5 in Boston, at the historic Villa Victoria Center for the Arts.

June 14, 2016

Mexico, a NAFTA member since 1994, is not the distant neighbor it once was. Present political posturing aside, it’s long been a challenging relationship. But today’s Mexico is also a great consumer market.

June 6, 2016

Value-based care is driving a number of positive trends within the retail pharmacy sector.

May 16, 2016

Companies are rushing to devise strategies to attract millennial shoppers, but what, the New York Times asks, do millennials really want? It turns out that their tastes vary wildly, although there is one uniting factor among this age group. (The New York Times)

April 28, 2016

Prince's sudden passing has disrupted the music industry and the broader creative culture. Whether one appreciated his music or didn’t, his talent was magnetic.  You could not ignore his ability to tell a story; you could not ignore his authenticity.  And that is something that everyone could learn from.

April 13, 2016

With retailers and healthcare providers across the country struggling to find ways to get their pharmacists more involved in patient care, pharmacy automation supplier Innovation brought together executives from a diverse range of companies earlier this month for a detailed look at how its partnership with Binghamton University’s Watson Institute for Systems Excellence is helping retail pharmacy in this effort.

April 13, 2016

Retailers have long been interacting with customers via Facebook, but the social network is making a big push to become a full-fledged CRM platform.

April 13, 2016

There was once a time when “Made in China” was not part of the U.S. experience, but that changed in the 1980s. No longer was our Chinese connection limited to fortune cookies and take-out.

April 12, 2016

NEW YORK -- Ten-second mobile video ads have greater brand appeal and persuasion potential for millennial audiences, according to a report in Adweek. The magazine says a study conducted by IAB in partnership with Millward Brown Digital and Tremor Video found that brands running 10-second mobile video ads have greater appeal and persuasion potential with younger audiences. However, a slightly longer, 30-second spot did better with those between the ages of 35 and 54. (Adweek)

April 7, 2016

Value and communication are the keys to winning over millennial consumers, according to a survey of 600,000 consumers conducted by J.D. Power.

April 7, 2016

Many retailers’ long-held assumptions about consumer loyalty programs are no longer accurate, according to a new study.

March 8, 2016

This month, DSN published the fifth edition of RxImpact, a special stand-alone report that we produce to help educate lawmakers about the ever-expanding role community pharmacy plays in our nation’s healthcare system. DSN ensures that every member of the Senate and the House of Representatives — and key House staffers — is hand-delivered a copy of RxImpact. Why? We want them to understand your story.

February 5, 2016

A new study of the retail habits of Generations Y and Z shows that the different age groups differ when it comes to using computers for online purchases versus shopping at brick-and-mortar stores.

January 29, 2016

According to  a recent study by ECRM and HellaWella, while such natural and homeopathic remedies as essential oils, tea and Grandma’s chicken soup are becoming more prevalent for preventing and treating colds among healthy-minded consumers, OTC medication is still a key component in their cough-cold arsenal. Read more in this exclusive report.

November 11, 2015

A lot was happening in the world of community pharmacy, as we raced to close this issue of Drug Store News — no news bigger than the late October bombshell that Walgreens Boots Alliance would swallow up Rite Aid, in a deal valued at more than $17 billion all in.

October 16, 2015

Within the toothpaste category, Colgate Total and Crest 3D White were the two brands from their respective manufacturers that displayed the highest sales, and they both displayed higher units sold on promotion (28%).

August 20, 2015

One more thing. At the end of the day, that’s really what it’s all about — convincing the consumer to put one more thing in their shopping cart.