May 5, 2015

P&G's Clearblue brand releases video depicting moms-to-be sharing their news with family.

April 27, 2015

Minute Maid, a brand from the Coca-Cola Co., on Monday announced the “Doin’ Good” social campaign, which aims to remind parents of the many things they do to make a positive impact on the lives of their children. 

April 8, 2015

D's Naturals recently raised $3 million from outside investors in support of its No Cow Bar meal replacement bars. 

February 26, 2015

"Why do you think the TV show 'Shark Tank' is so popular? You would think that a show about a bunch of finely dressed business people assessing new business ventures is more fodder for boardrooms than family living rooms. So what’s the hook and what can we all learn from this happening?" writes Dan Mack in his latest blog post. 

 

February 5, 2015

In its first acquisition in 10 years, Macy’s has signed an agreement to acquire luxury beauty products retailer Bluemercury for $210 million in cash. The privately held Bluemercury, based in Washington, D.C., currently operates about 60 specialty stores in 18 states, primarily in prime street-level locations and urban lifestyle centers. Most locations include in-house spas. The company also operates an online business.

 

January 30, 2015

The Network of Executive Women has launched a new movement for women's leadership and workplace change via a campaign dubbed “It’s Time,” which calls on industry leaders to advance more women leaders in the retail and consumer goods and services industry, and to create a workplace that is more collaborative, flexible and inclusive.

January 22, 2015

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday announced that Harvey Kamil, vice chairman of NBTY, has been elected chair of the association’s board of directors.

January 21, 2015

Procter & Gamble has expanded the responsibilities for senior executive David Taylor, who will oversee the company’s beauty business.

January 8, 2015

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette Venus is launching a “Use Your And” campaign to inspire women and girls to stand up against one-dimensional labels.

January 7, 2015

Procter & Gamble’s nice’n easy has selected actress Christina Hendricks as its brand ambassador, representing the brand’s new “Shift a Shade” campaign inspiring women to make a hair shade shift to find their true color.

December 17, 2014

There are two things amazing about this commercial. First, that the O’Donoghue family depicted in it, numbered 15 children in all. Second, the baby James Jr., grew up to be the soccer coach for DSN publisher Wayne Bennett’s son Jake.

November 14, 2014

For Jocelyn Wong, SVP, chief marketing officer of Family Dollar, challenging the status quo is what she strives toward each day.

November 14, 2014

Judy Wray  is helping to reinvent the beauty experience at Rite Aid. The chain’s beauty department’s new look features a much more interactive experience and the addition of more prestige cosmetic and skin care lines. Also in select stores, Rite Aid Beauty Advisors — specially trained to assist shoppers with all the beauty brands Rite Aid carries —  offer demonstrations and education. 

October 24, 2014

Sam's Club announced the introduction of a health exchange service in partnership with Aetna, to better serve its small business clientele. With that announcement, Sam’s Club becomes the first retailer to complement its full suite of healthcare offerings — optical, hearing, pharmacy — with a health exchange solution specifically targeting those who are arguably most concerned about health care: small business owners.

The move aligns Sam’s Club brands with all things health. “Whenever people visit Sam’s Club at all, I want them to be able to experience health-and-wellness in a way that they leave healthier no matter how they engage with us,” Sherri Thomas, director, managed care services for Sam's Club, told Drug Store News. “If it’s through our pharmacy, optical or hearing services, if they’re engaged in the exchange, if it’s through our health screenings, I want them to be a healthier person because they’re engaged with Sam’s Club.”

 

October 23, 2014

Procter and Gamble’s group president of the North America business, Melanie Healey, is leaving the company next year, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

October 22, 2014

Jocelyn Wong, SVP and chief marketing officer for Family Dollar, talks with DSN about the “Faces of Fabulous” campaign and how the retailer is working to increase awareness of its African-American beauty brands. 

 

October 15, 2014

That awesome little dude pictured is my bulldog Petey. As I write this column, my wife is bringing him home after five nights in the animal hospital — for that I am happier than the limits of my word count could ever fully allow me to convey.

October 15, 2014

In September, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded nearly $4 million to fund youth literacy and education programs at more than 800 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations across the United States, supporting the company’s mission of “Serving Others.”

October 8, 2014

Bond No. 9’s NoHo flagship store has undergone a total interior redesign, transforming the location into a welcoming 21st century version of the Palace of Versailles’ resplendent Hall of Mirrors.

September 18, 2014

Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland will present a videocast for retailers and suppliers sponsored by the Global Market Development Center on Sept. 23 at 1:00 p.m. 

September 8, 2014

Retailers’ shift from traditional to digital marketing vehicles requires even tighter collaboration between the two parties in order to succeed, according to ATKearney’s newly released “Implications of the ‘Winning with Digital’ Study.”

September 4, 2014

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation on Wednesday awarded nearly $4 million to approximately 825 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to enhance and support youth literacy and education across the United States.

August 20, 2014

Don’t think of it as a set prototype — it’s an evolution. That’s what Rite Aid executives have always maintained, since first launching its Wellness store format in 2010. If you want to see where the evolution has taken the chain, and how the very latest thinking is reflected in the current format, watch Rite Aid president and COO Ken Martindale walk DSN through the company’s newly remodeled Wellness store in Beverly Hills, Calif., on North Canon Road.

August 8, 2014

Costs related to the exit of its Rainbow business in the Twin Cities markets, as well as the upcoming closure of a distribution center, helped push Roundy’s to a net loss.