July 24, 2013

Even though customers may only buy certain OTC categories a few times a year, for consumer healthcare brands, the opportunities to have a more meaningful relationship in the lives of their consumers has never been greater, Stefan Merlo, director of healthcare strategy, Novartis Consumer Health, told DSNtv in a special edition of DSN Executive Viewpoints.

June 26, 2013

The biggest challenge — and opportunity — facing retailers and suppliers today is partnering together to better understand consumer needs to grow existing categories and create entirely new ones, Jim Flannery, director of global business development for Procter & Gamble told DSNTV in a special edition of DSN Executive Viewpoints.

May 2, 2013

DSN caught up with Cigdem Topalli, brand manager for Geritol and Feosol at Meda Consumer Healthcare, to talk about what the company is doing to breathe new life into Geritol — a brand that resonates more with baby boomers — to better appeal to today’s 30-somethings.

February 14, 2013

Larry Freed, president and CEO ForeSee, sat down with DSN to discuss the factors consumers are looking for when shopping online and how omnichannel is meeting those expectations. More and more, shoppers are becoming better satisfied with their online shopping experience, with pureplay online retailer Amazon.com garnering the best consumer satisfaction scores of all online merchants. But what does that mean for omnichannel retailers?

April 20, 2012

With today’s still-recovering economy, retailers and manufacturers are walking a marketing tightrope, carrying a balancing pole with shelf pricing and promotions on one end and gross profit margin on the other. DSN caught up with Glen Davis, president and CEO of the Competitive Promotion Report, to get some perspective on how that’s being done.

January 18, 2012

In an effort to tap into the minds of some of the industry's top executives, Drug Store News recently sat down and talked with some of these leaders in a multipart executive viewpoint video series.

July 2, 2015

Procter & Gamble’s community-building program, My Black is Beautiful, will celebrate its community of 2 million strong by shining a light on what makes Black women “All Together Beautiful” at the 2015 Essence Festival.

July 2, 2015

According to new research from data analytics solution provider Precima, 65% of U.S. shoppers look to everyday (regular/non-sale) prices of staple items such as milk and eggs to guide their price perception of a grocery retailer.

June 29, 2015
Drug Store News caught up with Crossmark’s CEO Steven Schuckenbrock to discuss Crossmark’s innovative business model designed to drive faster sales growth and greater efficiencies for its clients and customers.
June 29, 2015

Millennials are more open-minded about investing in a loyalty program membership compared with any other population segment, according to the findings of a recent survey.

June 29, 2015

A survey of 1,100 U.S. online grocery shoppers shows that more than half have increased the amount of grocery shopping they do online by an average of 29%.

June 25, 2015

ECRM has announced the appointment of Jennifer Zannelli as SVP of sales, ECRM data.

June 23, 2015

CVS Health announced on Tuesday that Norman de Greve will join CVS Health as chief marketing officer, effective July 15.

June 22, 2015

In a recent survey, more than half of respondents said that they are highly annoyed by the way brands continue to rely on the old-fashioned strategy of repeatedly blasting generic advertising messages.

June 19, 2015

The majority of millennial parents are using smartphones to help them shop at brick-and-mortar retail locations, according to the results of a commissioned study from Retale, a location-based mobile platform connecting more than 3.5 million shoppers with major retailers locally.

June 16, 2015

On the heels of opening its 12,000th store, Dollar General has named five executives to key leadership positions within its merchandising and supply chain organizations.

June 16, 2015

Published reports are noting that beauty brand Coty has reportedly bolstered its portfolio by winning an auction process for three parts of Procter & Gamble’s beauty business for a value that could reach $12 billion.

June 15, 2015

Drug Store News and Mack Elevation Forum co-hosted The New General Market Forum in Chicago on May 27 with a mission to bring together leading companies that have demonstrated their commitment to building a strong community with a diverse consumer base.

June 15, 2015

The skin care device market is brimming with opportunities as usage remains low but interest is quickly growing. And now new research further supports that claim.

June 15, 2015

Looking to engage consumers — especially millennials — major beauty brands are increasingly turning to social media, and oral care is no exception.

June 15, 2015

The sale of sleeping remedies continues to be a caffeinated business, especially across the liquids segment.

June 12, 2015

Shoppers love their mobile phones as the devices are driving more orders — up 59% in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Demandware Shopping Index.

June 12, 2015

There is a new wave of consumers that is quickly becoming the most powerful economic force in retail. Enter: The New General Market consumer.

 
June 12, 2015

Walmart continues its building boom in Northwest Arkansas, opening a Neighborhood Market store just a few miles from the chain’s headquarters in Bentonville.