March 6, 2017

Maybe men have been the secret all along to pumping up front-end sales. Men used to be just about the “shave category,” but in today’s market, men buy much more than razors and blades.

March 6, 2017

70% of retail decision makers are ready to make changes to adopt the Internet of Things (IoT), according to the 2017 Retail Vision Study, from Zebra Technologies. 

March 6, 2017

Quri recently shared the results of its study examining the importance of continuous in-store merchandising execution data in helping health and beauty brands drive increased return on investment during awards season. 

March 6, 2017

Costco is returning a much-coveted own-brand golf ball, the Costco Kirland Signature Performance One, to the shelves following approval by the U.S. Golf Association as of March 1, according to a report published by MyGolfSpy. The new ball replaces a previous Kirkland Performance ball that absolutely shook up the golf  ball industry, Forbes reported Friday. Not only did those balls retail for just $15 per dozen, the balls performed well on the course, too. And when word got out to golf enthusiasts, Costco allegedly sold out. "With the excitement that this ball generated in its previous incarnation, it's almost a given that the demand will be similar when it does return," Forbes suggested. (Forbes)

 

March 6, 2017

Consumers buying homeopathic remedies are looking for products that are safe and efficacious in their local retail pharmacies.

March 3, 2017

From facial hair grooming and skin care to hair color, DSN highlights what's trending in men's grooming with in-depth analysis of sales activity in the beauty aisles.

March 3, 2017

Industry retailers and vendors gathered on Dec. 1, 2016, for the Front-End Roundtable, part of the 18th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit.

March 3, 2017

The bill would establish a national age-18 requirement for the purchase of the medicines containing DXM. Over the past several years,12 states have addressed this issue by passing similar legislation.

March 3, 2017

Seven new supercenters will be constructed, while 22 more locations will be remodeled. 

March 3, 2017

The bill will create more accountability for how federal health programs deliver prescription drug services, NCPA noted.

March 3, 2017

Walgreens’ latest CIO — who joined the company in 2009 — has previously held posts at Orbitz and Intuit, as well as the Department of Defense.

March 2, 2017

By adopting an online platform from RangeMe, buyers will gain an efficient way to discover innovative new products and manage the inbound product submission process. 

March 2, 2017

MigraineX addresses one of the leading triggers of migraine headaches —weather barometric change.

March 2, 2017

Goldstar individual and business members will pay $60 per year, a $5 rise, while Executive members will pay $120 per year compared to $110, effective June 1.

March 2, 2017

Roberts, who currently serves as president of CVS Caremark, will work in his new role to deliver differentiated products and services to help people on their path to better health, the company said. 

March 2, 2017

Epic will help integrate and improve clinical processes for CVS Specialty, including Accordant, which provides care management program services for patients with rare, chronic diseases.

March 2, 2017

The discounter’s solid quarterly performance — which included a 5% sales increase from the year-ago period — capped a year in which it opened 584 new stores and exceeded $20 billion in sales. 

March 2, 2017
The company’s net earning for Q4 totaled $544.5 million, up 4.5% from the $521.1 million it earned in Q4 2015 — partially due to an extra week in 2016's fourth quarter.
 
March 2, 2017

Underlying operating margins improved, driven by the “Easy, Fresh and Affordable” strategic initiative and synergies, the company said. 

March 2, 2017

Memphis-based company is seeing continued improvement in its retail and specialty pharmacy divisions. 

March 2, 2017

For the week ended Feb. 25, initial jobless claims were just 233,000, a decrease of 19,000 from the previous week’s revised level. 

March 2, 2017

Looking to 2017, Kroger anticipates identical supermarket sales, excluding fuel, to range from flat to 1% growth.

March 2, 2017

The new company is named Change Healthcare and combines substantially all of CHC’s business and the majority of McKesson Technology Solutions.

March 2, 2017

In the weeks leading up to the Consumer Health Products Annual Executive Conference, Drug Store News assembled a virtual panel of leading consumer healthcare executives. Find out why top OTC marketers are so bullish on the business in 2017 and beyond.