May 19, 2015

As consumers increasingly look to curb their sugar and fat intake, many food and beverage companies are opting to go small, according to an Adweek report.

May 7, 2015

Drug Store News and the Mack Elevation Forum have partnered to create a new, multitiered industry leadership platform that will assemble an intimate group of CPG brands that emotionally connect with today’s changing consumer. The New General Market Leadership Forum will bring together leading companies that have demonstrated commitment to building a strong community and thought leadership with a diverse consumer base.

May 6, 2015

The Arthritis Foundation on Monday realigned its strategic focus to better aligned with consumer advocacy. 

May 4, 2015

Rite Aid on Monday announced it will transition its existing loyalty program to the new wellness+ with Plenti.

April 23, 2015

Publix announced that its pharmacies leaped past a major milestone this month, filling more than 50 million free prescriptions for its customers in the past eight years. 

April 22, 2015

After so called food deserts — communities that lack access to fresh produce and other healthy foods — led some retailers to develop stores to fill this gap, the existence of a new type of desert with an equally devastating impact on the health of those living there is starting to emerge.

April 22, 2015

With a new store format rolling out across its network and a successful medication synchronization program well underway, Thrifty White is working hard to stay abreast of the changing retail pharmacy landscape.

March 31, 2015

CVS Health has entered into two new clinical affiliations, bringing the total number of health system and healthcare provider affiliations for CVS Health and MinuteClinic to more than 50.

March 31, 2015

Store brand sales in all the major retail channels are continuing their upwards trend, setting new records across the board for annual revenue, according to the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s 2015 Private Label Yearbook.

March 20, 2015

Mondelēz International, the company behind such brands as Oreo, Ritz and Honey Maid, announced a deal to become the official snack of Major League Soccer. 

 

March 5, 2015

Nutramax Labs announced Thursday the results of a National Institutes of Health-funded clinical study carried out at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

 

March 4, 2015

Drug Store News has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This edition explores cold/allergy/sinus products in both the liquid/powder and tablets/packets segments.

February 20, 2015

Target is bolstering its exclusive beauty offerings by launching a new Orly nail polish collection this spring.

February 17, 2015

Lupin and Celon Pharma announced Tuesday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will jointly develop a fluticasone/salmeterol dry powder inhaler product which is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Advair Diskus.

February 3, 2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday called on four major retailers to stop selling store-brand herbal supplement products in New York that could not be verified to contain the labeled substance by using what the industry describes as a questionable testing method — DNA barcoding.

January 7, 2015

Shoppers of dietary supplements generally are the healthier customers who are in your stores fairly frequently to purchase their vitamins, minerals or supplements.

December 11, 2014

The introduction of Chattem’s Nasacort 24HR in February was the big deal this year in the allergy space.

December 11, 2014

Market data reflects growth in the liquid body wash category for 2014 as compared with 2013. DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create an exclusive report, “Shifts in Trends and Market Share Growth: Liquid Body Wash.”

November 25, 2014

Recently, NACDS provided a summary of the 2014 midterm elections, with an emphasis on the federal level. This memo includes an overview of the state elections, which will shape the operating environment on pivotal state issues.

November 6, 2014

CVS Health on Thursday announced the kickoff and major expansion of Project Health, its annual free health-screening campaign, at select CVS/pharmacy locations.

 

November 6, 2014

In an effort to handle the expected double-digit package volume growth this holiday season, the Postal Service on Thursday announced that it would be delivering packages seven days a week in major cities and high-volume areas beginning Nov. 17 through Christmas Day.

October 29, 2014

As the holiday season approaches, shoppers are apprehensive about the rise in credit card breaches at major retailers and adjusting their shopping behavior accordingly. 

 

October 14, 2014

Adults in the United States suffered from approximately 14 million major medical conditions attributable to smoking, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine Monday.

October 7, 2014

The 2014 holiday shopping season will be characterized by cautious spending, while economic realities create one of two American holiday shoppers: survivalists and selectionists.