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 29, 2015

E-commerce has been the fastest-growing retail channel in the U.S. beauty market, with a compound annual growth rate of 24% since 2009, the Kline Group reported on Tuesday.

July 27, 2015

Jack L. Sinclair was appointed chief merchandising officer of 99 Cents Only Stores LLC, effective today. His duties include merchandising and marketing functons for the company.

July 27, 2015

With plenty of last year's supplies stowed in the closet and the option to restock at-will, back-to-school shoppers may be in no hurry to fill their shopping baskets by August, according to a Deloitte survey.

July 24, 2015

Color cosmetics trends, particularly eye makeup, are driving U.S. consumers’ beauty spending, according to Mintel’s Color Cosmetics U.S. 2015 report.

July 23, 2015

A recent survey conducted by the Private Label Manufacturers Association revealed that private label products offered significant savings.

July 22, 2015

While paid search and email marketing still top retailers’ lists of effective customer acquisition channels, social media has moved up the ranks to become an important tool for engaging with and attracting new customers.

July 21, 2015

Procter & Gamble is joining The Kroger Co. as a retail partner for this year’s Cincinnati Music Festival, the nation’s second-largest annual R&B music festival, on July 24 and 25.

July 17, 2015

Witynski has served as SVP stores since joining Dollar Tree in 2010.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid’s wellness+ loyalty program was a key catalyst in the company’s turnaround, Ken Martindale, Rite Aid president and COO, told Drug Store News. And now that the loyalty program is evolving into wellness+ with Plenti, part of a first-of-its-kind loyalty coalition, it may serve as another bellwether for Rite Aid as the company transforms into a comprehensive retail healthcare company.

July 16, 2015

Last year, Rite Aid named Johnson & Johnson its 2014 Innovative Spirit award recipient for taking a leadership position in a creative merchandising approach called SEAL (Simplify, Educate At Last).

Across some of those categories where SEAL has been put into play, sales are up as much as 10%, Rite Aid reported.

July 15, 2015

According to NRF’s Back-to-School Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 plans to spend $630.36 on school needs.

July 9, 2015

The latest consumable launches are generating quite the stir in the snack aisles. 

July 7, 2015
Although summer vacations have just begun for many schoolchildren, parents already have back-to-school shopping on their minds.
 
July 6, 2015
A retailer’s social media activity has a greater impact on shoppers than the company’s website, according to the Digital Shopping Tool Impact Study 2015 from marketing technology provider Epsilon.
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.