March 11, 2014

The phrase “game-changing” is arguably the most overused in business, but a strategic alliance that IRI president and CEO Andrew Appel announced this week actually fits the bill.

February 27, 2014

They are 77 million strong in the United States — on par with baby boomers — and account for 24% of the country’s population. Enter the millennial generation.

October 10, 2013

When it comes to laws and regulations, what happens in Europe stays in Europe generally, and doesn’t have much bearing on the United States. But a recent win in Europe for U.S. drug maker Hospira could have some implications for the United States as well.

April 15, 2013

Competitive Promotion Report introduced a new advanced big data analytics tool, Integrated Data Management, that provides insights which syndicated sales data alone cannot.

February 18, 2013

Specific Beauty, a treatment line for “multi-hued” skin that was developed by dermatologist Heather Woolery-Lloyd, has introduced its new Specific Beauty Dark Spot Corrector Pads.

January 8, 2013

P&G Beauty & Grooming is launching the new Vidal Sassoon Pro Series line of hair color, care and styling products.

December 19, 2012

The vast majority of product launches, reorganizations, mergers and improvement initiatives either fail or grossly disappoint. In all, roughly 90% of major projects violate their own schedule, budget or quality standards.

December 7, 2012

Fans were never given the chance to choose specific color combinations for mass-produced packages — until now.

November 21, 2012

Classic meets contemporary with Euro Centrale by OPI for spring/summer 2013.

November 15, 2012

Increased attention was given to Walmart’s multichannel efforts in this year’s supplier survey — and for good reason. Amazon.com is now in a virtual dead heat with the dollar store channel in terms of the retailer/channel that suppliers view as the most significant competitive threat.


November 15, 2012

Not Your Mother’s hair care is further expanding its distribution by adding Ricky’s NYC to its retail mix.

November 15, 2012

Continued growth and increased competition from Amazon.com and the dollar stores. Improved in-stock levels offset by questionable in-store execution. Reduced buyer turnover and senior executives receptive to trading partner views.


November 5, 2012

Global clothing retailer Uniqlo opened in early October its first flagship store on the West Coast — an architectural gem in San Francisco’s Union Square area that incorporates sleek design and the latest modern technology. 


September 27, 2012

Warren Buffet once shared: “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you.” Most people believe they operate with integrity and transparency, but the dirty little secret is that your customers may see you as biased or not as valuable as you think.

September 25, 2012

"You’ve got to skate to where the puck is going, not to where it’s been.” 
That’s how Bryan Pugh, who is Walgreens’ VP and chief merchandising officer, described how the merchandising department functions at Walgreens.

September 25, 2012

In a way, Walgreens has always been woven into the fabric of New York City culture — its Times Square location served as the backdrop for Life magazine’s iconic V-J Day photo in 1945.

September 25, 2012

How do you transform a drug store into something else? Something new. Something no one has ever seen before. And what would it look like?