March 10, 2015

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association Educational Foundation on Tuesday launched KnowYourOTCs.org, a new go-to source for consumers seeking information on the safe use, storage and disposal of over-the-counter medicines.

March 9, 2015

Robert Simpson, Jr. will retire as president and COO of Jelly Belly Candy Co. on March 31 after 15 years at the helm, the company said. Waiting in the wings to fill the position will be Lisa Rowland Brasher.

March 5, 2015

Hannaford Supermarkets has announced that Brad Wise will retire as president of the company in June. Succeeding Wise is a 29-year company veteran.

March 5, 2015

NACDS' RxIMPACT Day, a two-day event that brings together pharmacy advocates from across the nation to educate members of Congress about the importance of pro-patient, pro-pharmacy policies, will be headlined by the national editor of The Cook Political Report.

March 4, 2015

Introduced in spring 2014, Discover Beauty Within is an exclusive publication to Walgreens, published through a joint venture between Walgreens and Lebhar-Friedman Inc. The first-of-its-kind beauty and wellness magazine focuses specifically on the mass market beauty customer.

March 4, 2015

Walgreens’ mission to go big in beauty includes personal care, Walgreens DMM Rudy Kucera told Drug Store News, for categories including grooming, hair care and oral care, “all part of the beauty regimen.” And just like in cosmetics, there is the quest to tailor merchandise for specific stores.

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.