August 5, 2011

Walgreens on Friday announced the pharmacy is hosting a Walgreens Pavilion at The Black Women’s Expo this weekend at McCormick Place.

August 1, 2011

Discount stores will continue to dominate as the destination for the majority of consumers’ back-to-school dollars this year, according to a survey by Accenture on parents’ back-to-school shopping plans.

August 1, 2011

Traditional retailers today are marshalling their online resources to complement their brick-and-mortar stores, and retail pharmacies have an opportunity to use websites, social networking, smartphone applications and various combinations thereof to own multichannel customers.

July 27, 2011

Inflation-related concerns will prompt back-to-school shoppers to utilize certain shopping tactics, including smartphone and social network use, to save this year.

July 25, 2011

Lansinoh Labs has announced the acquisition of the Earth Friendly Baby brand of natural shampoos, bubble bath and skin care products.

July 25, 2011

Beiersdorf's Nivea skin care brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary and is bringing the party to New York with a free, five-day pop-up experience in Grand Central Terminal, as part of the yearlong celebration.

July 25, 2011

SC Johnson’s latest Windex product touts 90% less plastic than the traditional 26-oz. trigger bottle. New Windex Mini is a concentrated refill pouch that “saves six times as much plastic waste that goes into a landfill, compared with a traditional bottle,” according to SC Johnson chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson.

July 25, 2011

PNI Digital Media on Monday announced an agreement with Walgreens to provide and operate an online stationery service for the Chicago-based pharmacy.

July 25, 2011


Since its nationwide launch in April 2010, Rite Aid’s wellness+ loyalty card program rapidly has proven itself to be a phenomenal boost to the chain’s business as the first-ever loyalty program designed to enhance customers’ savings and well-being together.


July 21, 2011

Women in the higher-income bracket won't object to buying private-label cosmetics if they think that their quality and performance are on par with national brands, according to recent Mintel research.

July 20, 2011

Arm & Hammer is answering the pleas of sensitive skin sufferers by rolling out a new laundry detergent that provides deep cleaning and freshness to clothes.

July 19, 2011

Rising food prices and shrinking package sizes are a top concern for consumers, according to Deloitte's "2011 Consumer Food and Product Insight Survey."

July 18, 2011

Back-to-school budgets will moderately decrease this year, but more consumers will turn to the Internet to score the best deals.

July 13, 2011

Hamacher Resource Group, a retail consumer healthcare marketing and research firm, will be presenting at Cardinal Health’s 2011 Retail Business Conference July 20 to 23 in Las Vegas.

July 13, 2011

Free Standing Insert coupon activity dropped 3.9% over the first six months of 2011 versus the same time period a year ago, Marx, a Kantar Media solution, reported on Wednesday.

July 11, 2011

CINCINNATI — Following a European launch in 2009, Braun, a member of the P&G beauty and grooming family of brands, has announced the availability of the Braun Satin Hair brush in the United States.

Braun Satin Hair brush makes its exclusive debut in the United States on QVC on July 12. The brush has a suggested retail price of $65.

The battery-operated Braun Satin Hair brush combines Braun's Active Ion Technology, ­ which promises to give hair smoothness and shine, ­ with its Seamless Bristle Technology.

July 11, 2011

The penny-pinching consumers of the recession have become penny-clamping consumers, and dollar stores are starting to feel the effects, according to published reports.

July 8, 2011

Albertsons is pulling the plug on its self-checkout units, which will be replaced by standard "H" lanes or express lanes, the grocer has confirmed.

July 8, 2011

CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewards program, which has more than 67 million active cardholders and this year celebrates its 10-year anniversary, announced on Friday the launch of a new interactive digital campaign that encourages cardholders to take advantage of their earned rewards, as well as a new look for the ExtraBucks rewards receipt.

July 6, 2011

Tampico Beverages is celebrating the launch of its citrus juice drink in a 20-oz., single-serve option.

July 5, 2011

Market share for many environmentally friendly cleaning products has suffered in a tight economy, when consumers are more likely to choose products based on price.


July 5, 2011

In an effort to reach a new generation of women, several iconic beauty brands are being re-energized and revamped for today’s modern beauty maven. 


June 30, 2011

Concerns over the health of the economy are far from over, as evidenced by a SymphonyIRI Group survey released Wednesday that found consumers are taking even more steps to save money due to their ongoing financial concerns, including turning to the Internet in search of the best deals.

June 26, 2011

Permanently changing consumer perception of what can and cannot be found in any particular channel can be done, and convenience and gas retailer Sheetz is proof of it.