February 24, 2015

NPA  renewed its call to the New York Attorney General to produce the scientific evidence behind that office's recall request of herbal supplements.

February 23, 2015

The Drug Store News Group capped off 2014 with a bang as some of the top minds in pharmacy retailing gathered for the 16th annual Industry Issues Summit on Dec. 3 to take part in a candid discussion of the top issues and trends impacting the industry.

February 19, 2015

Proposed New York legislation could mean big changes for some beauty brands.

February 17, 2015

Following the success of several pop-up locations in New York, Texas and California, eyelash extensions brand Blinkbar has announced the launch of its first brick-and-mortar shop in Santa Monica, Calif.

February 9, 2015

Greater consumer interest in the pursuit of health-and-wellness lifestyles may be contributing to a lessened sensitivy in price across the category.

 

February 9, 2015

Brick-and-mortar stores still serve as the primary shopping destination even in this age of omnichannel retailing, according to PwC's latest annual consumer survey — Total Retail: Retailers and the Age of Disruption.

February 6, 2015

Rochester Drug Cooperative and Aureus Health Services on Thursday announced a specialty pharmacy services program available to RDC's independent, community pharmacy customers.

February 5, 2015

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences received from an anonymous donor an estate gift valued at $3 million that marks the largest bequest in the history of the college.

February 4, 2015

Wegmans Food Markets, a Rochester, N.Y.-based grocer with just 85 stores and one-tenth of Amazon's revenues, edged past the online retailer to reach the top spot for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 16th annual Harris Poll Reputation Quotient study. 



February 4, 2015

The U.S. prestige beauty industry reached $11.2 billion and grew 3% in dollar sales in 2014, compared with 2013, according to global information company the NPD Group, with makeup experiencing the healthiest gain, 6%, while fragrance dollars grew 2% and skincare increased by 1%.

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 30, 2015

ONE Condoms on Thursday announced the launch of a national HIV prevention campaign that features a coalition of visual artists, musicians, celebrities and public health agencies.

January 29, 2015

Colgate announced on Thursday during the fourth quarter it posted organic sales growth and higher profitability as new launches in the United States helped fuel volume growth.

January 22, 2015

Greek yogurt brand Chobani is adding several products to its portfolio along with new marketing initiatives to maintain category leadership, the company announced on Wednesday. 

 

January 21, 2015

Rite Aid subsidiary Health Dialog announced Tuesday a multi-year agreement with CDPHP, a New York-based health plan.

January 20, 2015

Spurred by market opportunities, short-term market exclusivity for some newly launched single-source generics and rising costs for manufacturing, quality control and raw materials, me-too drug manufacturers have escalated a series of price hikes, some of them significant.

January 15, 2015

Digital collaboration between retailers and CPG companies will help amplify sales by driving the availability of products and making the best use of shelf space and trade promotion funds.

 

January 14, 2015

Maybelline New York has announced that model Gigi Hadid is its newest spokesperson, debuting in advertising campaigns later this year.

January 12, 2015

Estée Lauder has completed its acquisition of Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, the fragrance brand established by perfumer Frédéric Malle. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

January 12, 2015

The industry is well-positioned for 2015 — with a little help from friends in Washington.

 

 

January 12, 2015

Tops Friendly Markets, a grocer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, is closing pharmacy departments in 27 of its 162 locations this month and transferring pharmacy prescriptions and inventory to five CVS/Pharmacy and 22 Rite Aid locations near each affected store.

January 7, 2015

Infusium23 has introduced restaged formulas for its Repair + Renew and Moisture Replenisher collections and a new packaging redesign.

January 7, 2015

NBTY earlier this year expanded its Osteo Bi-Flex franchise with a line of joint care supplements “plus” — as in joint care plus energy or joint care plus muscle support.

January 5, 2015

Rite Aid stores in New York and Los Angeles will be featuring futuristic end-caps in partnership with Provision Interactive Technologies, a subsidiary of Provision Holding, in 2015.