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

Today’s budget-conscious consumer seems to be having an impact on the shaving cream segment as private label enjoys robust double-digit growth, and overall category sales fail to impress.

October 14, 2014

Ulta Beauty has announced that Michelle Collins, president of business and financial advisory firm Cambium, has been appointed to its board, and as a member of its nominating and corporate governance and audit committees.

October 8, 2014

Facing a competitive landscape, Canada’s Jean Coutu Group is ramping up promotional activity and working to build loyalty among younger beauty shoppers with its private-label brand.

October 6, 2014

Hundreds of attendees — ranging from Emerson Group clients, to retailers, to agencies, to members of the private equity community — gathered at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Philadelphia on Oct. 1 to attend the 7th Annual Emerson Group Retail Industry Day.

September 26, 2014

Canada’s Jean Coutu Group has tapped the three Dufour-Lapointe sisters — Maxime, Chloé and Justine — to be the new ambassadors of its Personnelle Cosmetics private-label brand.

September 17, 2014

If shifting patterns in medical practice configurations and physician workforce trends continue, U.S. patients are likely to face growing challenges in access to care.

September 9, 2014

Apple today announced Apple Pay, a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. 

 

September 4, 2014

Alliance Data Systems on Thursdy announced it has signed a multi-year agreement to provide co-brand and private-label credit card services for Meijer.

September 4, 2014

Healthcare Data Solutions on Wednesday announced that it ranked on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States for the third year in a row, at No. 3,154 with 111% sales growth.

August 20, 2014

Despite a rocky start, the full rollout of health reform under the Affordable Care Act has already brought major benefits to the nation’s troubled health system and affordable coverage to millions of formerly uninsured or underinsured Americans, one of the Obama administration’s top health officials asserted recently.

August 20, 2014

While drug stores across North America have diversified their mix over the past few years, over-the-counter medications remain at the heart of most every pharmacy retailer’s efforts, helping to maintain the drug channel’s inherent value as a front-line healthcare provider and the outlet of choice for consumers suffering from a wide range of minor illnesses.

August 20, 2014

“All providers in the healthcare system should practice to the fullest extent allowed by their license.”

August 20, 2014

Walmart plans to launch its opening price point private label, Price First, nationwide in late third quarter, executives told analysts on Friday. 

 

August 12, 2014

ConAgra has begun its search for new CEO, following Gary Rodkin’s announcement to the board that he plans to retire at the end of the company’s fiscal year, May 2015.

July 28, 2014

Indie beauty brand Butter London has announced that private equity investment firm Encore Consumer Capital has made a majority investment in the company and will form a partnership to help develop and market the Seattle-based brand.

July 11, 2014

Private-label brands at warehouse clubs are believed to be comparable in terms of quality compared with name brand items.

July 11, 2014

Unilever on Thursday announced that it has sold its Slim-Fast brand to Kainos Capital.

July 10, 2014

The first-aid tape and bandage business is a relatively stable category without a lot of dramatic sales swings.

July 10, 2014

When it comes to skin care, facial anti-aging potions still reign, as women continue their quest for younger, healthier looking skin.

June 17, 2014

Walmart, Costco, Walgreens, FreshDirect, CVS and drugstore.com have reached an agreement with the New York State Attorney General to provide unit pricing information on their websites and mobile apps.

June 17, 2014

In support of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a coalition of about 200 public and private sector partners united in response to the domestic AIDS epidemic, are teaming with health departments and local AIDS service organizations across the country to encourage community members to take advantage of free HIV testing.

June 13, 2014

GNC Holdings on Friday announced Michael Nuzzo, EVP and CFO, has tendered his resignation in order to accept an executive position at an unnamed private equity-funded consumer products company.

June 12, 2014

Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets on Wednesday announced a $3 million donation to 2,057 public and private schools through its A+ School Rewards program for the 2013-2014 school year.