October 15, 2014

 Just when you thought the shave segment had seen it all, Procter & Gamble’s Gillette made waves earlier this year when it launched its new Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall technology.

October 15, 2014

When Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts approached the much-heralded chain drug store and supermarket veteran Rick Dreiling to run Dollar General some seven years ago, the move signaled the investment firm’s determination to return its huge but somewhat floundering retail holding to fiscal health and public ownership as quickly as possible.

October 15, 2014

During the month of September, Wegmans cashiers asked customers to make a small donation to the United Way in its Buffalo Division, which includes Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Jamestown and Erie, Pa. 

October 10, 2014

Accenture on Thursday released its annual holiday shopping survey, finding that consumers are expressing increased optimism about their personal finances this year. 

October 10, 2014

The recently released 2014 Food, Drink and Consumer Goods Outlook Survey from audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG highlights key initiatives that consumer goods executives are focusing on to transform their businesses.

October 10, 2014

Amazon.com will be opening its first brick-and-mortar store in midtown Manhattan, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal published Thursday, citing people familiar with the plans. 

October 7, 2014

The 2014 holiday shopping season will be characterized by cautious spending, while economic realities create one of two American holiday shoppers: survivalists and selectionists.

 

September 29, 2014

Health experts argue that there are tactics that payers and purchasers can deploy to help improve patient access.

September 26, 2014

Coty announced on Friday that recording artist and actress Demi Lovato is joining N.Y.C. New York Color as its first-ever global brand ambassador.

September 22, 2014

Cosmopack, a trade fair for the beauty industry’s production chain and part of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, made its New York City debut on Monday at the Trump Soho Hotel as international beauty players analyze the potential for growth in the American market.

September 19, 2014

L'Oréal USA Women in Digital, a program that recruits, supports and promotes female entrepreneurs in technology, has announced the three new companies that have been selected as winners of its 2014 NEXT Generation Awards.

 

September 9, 2014

Beauty company Living Proof, which is co-owned by actress Jennifer Aniston, has promoted chief marketing officer Grace Ray to serve as CEO, effective Sept. 19.

September 9, 2014

Hair care products that promise to hydrate and moisturize hair are no doubt popular, but those claims didn’t top the list in 2014, according to Mintel’s Global New Product Database.

September 9, 2014

The YMCA of Greater Rochester on Tuesday partnered with Wegmans Pharmacy to provide adult YMCA members with flu shots.

September 4, 2014

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York on Wednesday welcomed Walgreens to the health plan’s retail pharmacy network and named the retailer the plan's specialty pharmacy provider. 

September 3, 2014

Many retail executives said their organizations have adopted an omnichannel strategy to link the consumers' in-store experience with the company's website, mobile device application and social media platforms in an effort to better respond to an increasingly online and mobile customer, according to KMPG’s 2014 Retail Outlook Survey.

September 2, 2014

Beauty company Coty Inc. had a “challenging year” in fiscal 2014 as net revenues declined because of pressure on its nail business and fierce competition from rivals. However, the company is starting to see the first sign of a turnaround in its nail business thanks to the new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel.

August 28, 2014

Price Chopper Supermarkets/Golub Corp. has hired Tracy Nolan as SVP and CIO, reporting to Jerel Golub, president and CEO.

August 27, 2014

Little Big Brands on Tuesday unveiled Prestige Brands' newly redesigned FiberChoice, which features a fresh fruit and vegetable visual story on the label, and simplified, strengthened brand architecture.

August 27, 2014

The National Advertising Division has determined that Procter & Gamble can support claims that Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash leaves more moisturizer on the skin than Unilever’s Dove Deep Moisture; however, NAD recommended that P&G stop claiming that “virtually all of the moisturizers in Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash just wash down the drain,” as well as claims that imply the P&G product functions as a lotion.

August 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Beauty brand Maybelline New York has teamed up with downtown creative hub, MADE, to act as the official makeup partner of MADE Fashion Week to be held Sept. 4 to 10 at Milk Studios.

August 21, 2014

Sales of U.S. prestige beauty products increased during second quarter 2014, according to the NPD Group, and the momentum is expected to continue.

August 20, 2014

Former New York police commissioner Raymond Kelly will be the featured keynote lunch speaker at the 16th annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit on Dec. 2 at the New York Athletic Club.

August 15, 2014

The Estée Lauder Cos. achieved record net sales and reported overall strong financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30.