July 13, 2011

Hamacher Resource Group, a retail consumer healthcare marketing and research firm, will be presenting at Cardinal Health’s 2011 Retail Business Conference July 20 to 23 in Las Vegas.

July 12, 2011

Moszkito on Tuesday announced that its collection of over-the-counter insoles, including the Archy Orthotic line, is available for purchase at Shoebuy.com.

July 12, 2011

Regional pharmacy chain Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which currently has 29 stores, has named finance executive Juan Ortiz the company's CFO, to the position of CEO.

July 12, 2011

NCR Corp. announced that it will acquire Radiant Systems, a leading provider of multichannel point-of-sale and managed host service solutions to the hospitality and specialty retail markets, through a cash tender offer of $28 per Radiant Systems share.

July 11, 2011

Seattle-based retail pharmacy chain Bartell Drugs will use KSS Retail’s price modeling and optimization services to better understand its customers’ wants and needs and to provide value for its shoppers, KSS Retail said Monday.

July 11, 2011

McKesson earlier this month named its 2011 Pharmacy of the Year awards at the wholesaler’s annual McKesson ideaShare Conference.

July 11, 2011

Walgreens has acquired the 10-site retail pharmacy chain Carle Foundation, a pharmacy operator out of the Urbana-Champaign, Ill., area with the majority of stores located inside medical office buildings, according to Dresner Partners, which brokered the deal.

July 8, 2011

Fitness and nutrition programs have been core parts of employer-based wellness programs before, including the ones Take Care operates for such employers as Harrah's Casinos. But, by taking an ownership position in the company that provides the fitness offering, Walgreens/Take Care has the opportunity to look for creative ways to bring new wellness-type programs to its stores through its retail clinics, perhaps even as part of a larger weight-loss management program. For example, RediClinic recently announced a new weight-loss program, Weigh Forward, which it offers in H-E-B stores.

July 8, 2011

Pharmacy groups are urging Congress to maintain access to diabetic testing supplies in retail pharmacies for patients with diabetes.

July 8, 2011

Walgreens on Friday announced the expansion of its fresh food selection at its location at Third Street and Williams Avenue in San Francisco's Bayview community, a neighborhood identified as a food desert. The drug store now offers a larger assortment of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lean protein and other healthy meal components.

July 7, 2011

Hyland’s will be bringing its Hyland’s Baby Teething tablets back to the market after a brief hiatus with a few changes to the product, one of which is a child-resistant cap. As part of the relaunch, the company is tapping into its enthusiastic mommy blogger fan base on Facebook.

July 7, 2011

I Love Cosmetics is a U.K.-based company that made waves at NACDS Marketplace with its collection of mouth-watering “I Love …” products for bath and body. Now coming to the U.S. market, I Love … is a brand that plays off the fragrances of childhood with body and bath products that really do smell good enough to eat.

July 7, 2011

Nearly 80% of consumers plan to offset the burden of rising gas prices by altering their shopping behaviors, according to new research.

July 7, 2011

The Soho brand, which is known for its soft-sided cosmetic bags and beauty cases, highlighted at NACDS Marketplace its new collection of ergonomically designed makeup brushes for the mass market.

July 7, 2011

Van's Natural Foods has rolled out two frozen breakfast items that aim to please the whole family.

July 6, 2011

When it comes to skin care, women no longer have to make a choice between treating acne blemishes with a product that has no anti-aging benefits or treating the signs of aging with a product that may clog pores and lead to breakouts. Enter Effaclar Serum Pore-Refining/Anti-Wrinkle Serum from La Roche-Posay.

July 6, 2011

Tea Forte has introduced a new line of beverages that are designed to improve one's skin.

July 5, 2011

L’Oréal Paris has combined its cosmetics and skin care expertise into one innovative formula with Visible Lift Smooth Absolute instant age-reversing foundation.


July 5, 2011

It has been a bit of an uphill battle for fragrance within the mass market, but industry sources remain optimistic as “new” continues to drive much of the business and celebrity scents remain in the spotlight.

July 5, 2011

Increasingly, chains that traditionally have not been major forces in food retailing are making bigger commitments than ever to fresh — including meat, produce and dairy — in an effort not only to help solve the nation’s growing health crisis and expand Americans’ access to nutritious food options, but also to create new reasons for customers to shop their stores.


July 5, 2011

Available now for the food service industry — but coming soon to a major retailer — is Kozy Shack’s new Coffeehouse Blends pudding. The gluten-free treat comes in three flavors: caffe latte, cappuccino and caramel macchiato.


July 5, 2011

Consumables have long been a major component of any drug store’s product mix, but where stores historically have limited their offerings to soft drinks, candy and beer, more of them now are selling fresh produce and prepared foods.


July 5, 2011

St. Joseph Aspirin has returned to store shelves with a series of product, packaging and retail enhancements, Ilex Consumer Products Group announced last month.

July 5, 2011

The race is on to capture tomorrow’s click-and-pick shopper — that multichannel consumer who, with a click, wields her phone as an omniscient shopping tool and then either picks her product off the shelf or picks where that product will be waiting for her, be it at a nearby store or in her mailbox.