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

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

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

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

February 26, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has submitted a statement to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health expressing concerns about pharmacy-related budget proposals.

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 25, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline's Alli weight loss aid is making a return to shelves.

February 25, 2015

Leading up to a Senate hearing examining recommendations from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, NACDS expressed support for the commission’s recognition of preserving pharmacy access and choice for TRICARE patients.

February 25, 2015

In a sign that retailer efforts to enhance customer service may be working, few consumers report having a bad experience with a retailer in the past six months.

February 24, 2015

NPA  renewed its call to the New York Attorney General to produce the scientific evidence behind that office's recall request of herbal supplements.

February 23, 2015

The Uniprix Group implements new express beauty solution dubbed Daniele Henkel To Go.

February 19, 2015

GMDC on Thursday released a whitepaper outlining the competitive retail environment in Canada. 

February 19, 2015

Walmart will invest $1 billion in employee base in an effort to improve the customer experience. 

February 17, 2015

Retail pharmacy in Romania experienced 1.7% in market growth in 2014 compared with 2013, reaching $2.7 billion.

February 17, 2015

Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin, U.S. Department of Treasury, on Friday discussed next-generation retail payment technologies with several industry leaders.

 

February 13, 2015

Hitting retail for spring 2015 is the new Oil Essentials, a collection of beauty oils that offer a one-stop solution for all skin and hair types.

February 12, 2015

U.S. consumers hold 3.3 billion memberships in customer loyalty programs, the 2015 COLLOQUY Loyalty Census shows.

 

February 12, 2015

Northern Ireland is tapping into retail pharmacists as an integral health resource.

February 10, 2015

CVS Health delivered a solid fourth quarter and strong financial performance in 2014 and, according to CVS Health executives, further demonstrated that its unique business model is winning in the marketplace.

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 9, 2015

Brick-and-mortar stores still serve as the primary shopping destination even in this age of omnichannel retailing, according to PwC's latest annual consumer survey — Total Retail: Retailers and the Age of Disruption.

February 6, 2015

As many as 43% of women keep a cough-cold product in their desk during the winter months, “just in case” they get sick, according to a survey conducted on behalf of WorkPlace Impact.

 

February 5, 2015

There is a sharp spike in cough-cold promotion across retail circulars in the back-to-school season, according to an analysis of circular retail promotions provided by ECRM, as moms prepare their families for the inevitable season of sniffles and sneezes with the coming school year.

February 5, 2015

Shelf talkers, power wings, corrugated cardboard displays — these have all been used to great success in promoting sales at the shelf or in the aisle. But as more and more consumers walk those aisles with a smartphone or tablet in hand, or shop the store from the convenience of their desktop, digital collaboration between retailer and supplier may represent an extremely lucrative method to sway that in-store purchase on top of traditional POP.