July 8, 2013

Consumers have access to more information than ever before, and that creates a new challenge for brands today, Thomas “TJ” Higgins, president, U.S., Pfizer Consumer Healthcare told DSNtv in a special edition of DSN Executive Viewpoints. “The pressure is on our brand teams today to get more information [to the consumer]. We have to get more specific; more personalized."

April 10, 2015

Breakups to Makeup, known for its accessories featuring quirky cosmetic-related slogans, has partnered with Sephora on a new accessories assortment launching Friday.

April 8, 2015

D's Naturals recently raised $3 million from outside investors in support of its No Cow Bar meal replacement bars. 

April 1, 2015

Amazon.com introduces latest replenishment service that will encourage shoppers to re-order supplies exclusively through the online retailer. 

March 20, 2015

Drug Store News and the Mack Elevation Forum have partnered to create a new, multi-tiered industry leadership platform that will assemble an intimate group of CPG brands that emotionally connect with today’s changing new general market consumer.

March 11, 2015

A recently published Kline & Co. report highlights some of the most dynamic performers in the U.S. professional skin care market in 2014.

March 5, 2015

McKesson Care Management has been recognized for its processes, quality program and reporting, and care management electronic capture system.

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

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

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

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

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 3, 2015

Feminine care brand Always continues its mission to build girls' confidence at puberty via the Always #LikeAGirl campaign.

March 3, 2015

Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell unveiled a wide-ranging growth strategy.

February 27, 2015

J&J formed Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions to facilitate the development and implementation of programs that focus on wellness and prevention. 

February 26, 2015

"Why do you think the TV show 'Shark Tank' is so popular? You would think that a show about a bunch of finely dressed business people assessing new business ventures is more fodder for boardrooms than family living rooms. So what’s the hook and what can we all learn from this happening?" writes Dan Mack in his latest blog post. 

 

February 23, 2015

A U.S. Chamber of Commerce exec will keynote the NACDS Political Action Committee breakfast during NACDS Annual.

February 10, 2015

Procter & Gamble will build a multi-category manufacturing facility in Berkeley County, W. Va., marking the company’s first plant in West Virginia and only its second new site in the United States since 1971.

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 5, 2015

In its first acquisition in 10 years, Macy’s has signed an agreement to acquire luxury beauty products retailer Bluemercury for $210 million in cash. The privately held Bluemercury, based in Washington, D.C., currently operates about 60 specialty stores in 18 states, primarily in prime street-level locations and urban lifestyle centers. Most locations include in-house spas. The company also operates an online business.

 

January 30, 2015

The Network of Executive Women has launched a new movement for women's leadership and workplace change via a campaign dubbed “It’s Time,” which calls on industry leaders to advance more women leaders in the retail and consumer goods and services industry, and to create a workplace that is more collaborative, flexible and inclusive.

January 21, 2015

Procter & Gamble has expanded the responsibilities for senior executive David Taylor, who will oversee the company’s beauty business.