March 4, 2015

Share of heart: That’s a pretty heady concept savvy marketers and retailers are using these days to describe a whole new level of consumer engagement.

March 4, 2015

In preparation for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association’s 2015 Annual Executive Conference being held in Bonita Springs, Fla., this month, Drug Store News sat down with both Scott Melville, CHPA president and CEO, and Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, CHPA chair and VP personal health care, North America, for Procter & Gamble.

March 4, 2015

Walgreens aims to have a consistency of voice across all channels, both clicks and bricks. In beauty, the strategy is to look at the customer in a holistic manner, said Katlyn Gao, head of retail products, digital at Walgreens. 

March 4, 2015

When GVP/GMM, beauty and personal care Shannon Curtin arrived at Walgreen Co. about five years ago, the beauty department was already regarded as one of the best and most efficient in the mass business. But it was missing one element Curtin and her teamwork diligently to nurture — love.

March 4, 2015

Walgreens’ beauty team works diligently to please customers, but Michelle Hobson’s job as senior manager of beauty program development is to lead the charge for all training efforts and key strategic beauty programs for the company’s most precious assets — its Beauty Advisors.

March 4, 2015

Jaws dropped six years ago when Duane Reade unwrapped its first LOOK Boutique. The concept exemplified what many drug store merchants had only dreamed about — a selection brimming with prestige brands presented in an environment on par with specialty stores.

March 4, 2015

Barb Larson has seen myriad changes in her role as division merchandise manager at Walgreens. But what she’s most proud of today is how Walgreens has become more connected to shoppers than ever.

March 4, 2015

The introduction in January of bipartisan legislation that would grant retail pharmacists provider status for Medicare patients in “underserved” communities certainly sounds like a step in the right direction.

March 4, 2015

As part of its quest to be the most loved and shopped beauty destination, Walgreens offers an array of its “owned brands.” These chain exclusives fill in gaps in assortments or offer tremendous value, according to Kina Guyton, Walgreens director of beauty owned brands.

March 4, 2015

Walgreens once again served as the official retail partner for the People’s Choice Awards in January and teamed up with Procter & Gamble to promote the role of their brands in helping consumers meet New Year resolutions.

March 4, 2015

To be sure, Walgreens started out on its Go Big in Beauty mission before its partnership with Boots began in 2012. But Boots, with its rich portfolio of beauty brands certainly helped ‘kick’ things up a notch or two.

March 2, 2015

Calla will focus on the creation of specialty pharmacy programs that connect manufacturers with its retail independent pharmacies. 

 

March 2, 2015

H-E-B CEO Charles Butt has been named to the 2015 Forbes Billionaires list, according to a news report from WOAI. His net worth totals $12.3 million, placing him at number 94 on the list.

 

February 26, 2015

Safeway and Albertsons announced several executive moves, including the appointment of a new chief administrative officer.

 

February 24, 2015

The Personal Care Products Council announced on Tuesday the election of its new board officers, including its new chair.

February 23, 2015

H2O+, a maker of marine-based skin care products, names new CEO.

February 20, 2015

Ahold USA on Friday named a new SVP non-perishable merchandising.

February 20, 2015

The Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute and the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society have selected the recipient of the 2015 Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award.

February 19, 2015

Nutella and pastry chef Dominique Ansel made International Pancake Day an event to savor in New York City's Grand Central.

February 17, 2015

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation on Tuesday announced Dennis Worthen as the recipient of the 2015 APhA Foundation Jacob W. Miller Award. He was selected in recognition of his commitment and contributions to the APhA Foundation for more than 20 years.

February 17, 2015

McKesson on Tuesday announced that Bansi Nagji has been appointed EVP corporate strategy and business development.

February 10, 2015

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Monday announced the election of its 2015 executive committee and board of directors.

February 9, 2015

Revlon announced on Monday that former Cigna executive Benjamin Karsch is joining the company as EVP, chief marketing officer, Revlon Consumer.

February 9, 2015

Ethnic hair care brand SoftSheen-Carson Laboratories partnered with "The Wendy Williams Show" to give two viewers hair makeovers, along with tips and tricks on how to get everyday glam using Dark and Lovely Au Naturale and Optimum Amla Legend.