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

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions among children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with about 20% of children ages 5 years to 11 years old having at least one untreated decayed tooth. The good news is that tooth decay is preventable.

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 pressure on mass market fragrances has yet to ease due in part to declining sales of celebrity fragrances and a reduction in fragrance innovation. And men’s fragrance is no exception.

March 4, 2015

Chattem’s launch of the first nasal corticosteroid onto OTC shelves represented the most significant success story in the cough-cold-allergy space in the past year. 

March 4, 2015

While the big four analgesic manufacturers — Bayer, Pfizer, McNeil and Novartis — command the lion’s share of retail ad support behind their mega analgesic brands, Prestige Brands and BedRock Brands are making headway promoting their niche pain relieving products.

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

SpartanNash has announced the promotion of two EVPs to key positions within the company.

March 4, 2015

Walgreens is taking its Go Big in Beauty mission to the streets — literally. Starting last year, Walgreens began loading up its best beauty products — along with hair, makeup and nail professionals — on a mobile beauty studio that traveled to key markets across the country to herald the arrival of each new issue of Discover Beauty Within.

March 4, 2015

Do you truly understand the dimensions of cosmetics consumer behavior and how these dimensions impact brand choices, outlet shopping patterns and attitudes toward the category overall? That was the focus of a webinar presented in February by consumer analytics company TABS Group.

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 4, 2015

Weis Markets' efforts to recalibrate its market strategies and boost sales take hold, according to the company, as fourth-quarter sales and comps see a lift.

March 4, 2015

One of retail pharmacy’s core customers — today’s working mom — is very much focused on health-and-wellness these days, and with good reason. 

March 3, 2015

IBM Inc. is expanding the IBM MobileFirst for iOS portfolio of apps for retailers.

March 3, 2015

Target further expands its beauty portfolio with new line of hair care products for adults and little ones.

March 3, 2015

Publix continues to be a blockbuster in its industry, as the grocery chain posted a 7.4% increase in profits in the fourth quarter.

 

March 3, 2015

Publix, Aldi and H-E-B share something besides all operating in the grocery sector.

 

March 3, 2015

Healthcare systems should increasingly focus on digital technology as tech-savvy seniors seek more online options to access healthcare services from their home, according to a recent survey.

March 3, 2015

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

March 3, 2015

Target is trying to increase its appeal with Hispanic shoppers by launching a new marketing campaign focused on customs that are unique in many Latino communities.

 

March 2, 2015

Ahold USA has announced the departure of Stop & Shop New England division president.

March 2, 2015

Following its fallout with American Express, Costco reaches agreements with Citi and Visa.

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.