June 30, 2011

The Global Marketing Development Center's 2011 General Merchandise Marketing Conference featured more than 300 items in the Showcase Plus display earlier this month, GMDC said Wednesday.

June 30, 2011

Ahold has tapped retail veteran James McCann to serve in the newly created role of chief commercial development officer.

June 30, 2011

Lichi Super Fruit is adding a meal replacement product to its lineup.

June 30, 2011

Prestige Brands recently extended its Luden’s throat drop brand with Luden’s orange supplement drops, a vitamin-enriched product with 100% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C.

June 30, 2011

Somehow, someway, Walgreens will be the first to figure out how to beam a prescription right into a patient's medicine cabinet "Star-Trek" style. Because as sure as the chain's e-commerce president Sona Chawla is to Walgreens as Scotty is to the USS Enterprise, Walgreens is moving at light speed in monetizing and capitalizing on multichannel retailing. And the chain hasn't even got its multichannel engines really revved yet.

June 30, 2011

Same-store sales at Rite Aid increased by 1.8% in June, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

June 29, 2011

Canus Fresh Goat's Milk Skin Care has announced the expansion of its new Nature by Canus facial wellness line with the development of a hydrating cleanser and a night renewal facial cream.

June 29, 2011

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Tuesday initiated another recall at the retail level of one product lot (60,912 bottles) of Tylenol extra strength caplets in 225-count bottles because of a small number of odor reports, including a musty, moldy odor.

June 28, 2011

Looming gas prices are taking a toll on consumers' shopping habits, according to a special report by SymphonyIRI Group.

June 27, 2011

Do or Die Fitness has introduced a new line of fitness tools designed to help people with knee, wrist and neck problems modify workout moves.

June 27, 2011

There’s a tremendous upside for retailers and suppliers, but that upside will come from doing things differently than in years past, as well as grappling with fragmentation. Those were a few of the key messages Bryan Gildenberg, chief knowledge officer of Kantar Retail, had for attendees of Monday morning’s business session at NACDS Marketplace in Boston.

June 27, 2011

Prices for the top 10 most prescribed branded diabetes drugs have risen faster at Walmart and Kmart than at other retailers, according to a published report.

June 27, 2011

Could Rite Aid’s new Wellness store format revitalize it the way the iPod did for Apple?

June 26, 2011

More and more success at retail is contingent upon delivering what the consumer wants, when she wants it, where she wants it and at the price she wants it.

June 26, 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.

June 23, 2011

Locating retail health clinics and urgent care centers just got easier for patients seeking nonemergency care when their regular doctors are not available, thanks to an emergency room program and education campaign that incorporates Google Maps launched by WellPoint's affiliated health plans.

June 22, 2011

Mr. Bubble, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year, has announced the launch of two new products: Mr. Bubble Fizzy Bubble Bomb and the Mr. Bubble Foam Soap twin pack.

June 21, 2011

As Seen on TV products are grabbing more space in chain drug stores. “Consumer interest is higher than it has ever been,” said AJ Khubani, CEO and founder of TeleBrands. “More retailers are recognizing the importance of the category. More are getting into the category, and those already in the category are giving it more shelf space.”

June 21, 2011

Sharpie is encouraging consumers to let their imaginations run wild with a line of fabric markers.

June 21, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores once again is offering retailers and suppliers the opportunity to meet and work together to bring new, innovative products to market.

June 21, 2011

Private-label sales across all three major retail channels reached new heights in 2010, according to the Private Label Manufacturers Association.

June 21, 2011

The first thing one notices upon entering Rite Aid’s new Wellness concept store in Mechanicsburg, Pa., is how bright, airy and open it looks, compared with a typical retail pharmacy, thanks to a new paint job and lower shelves that left some customers with the mistaken impression that the store had new lighting.

June 21, 2011

Walgreens on Tuesday announced the company no longer will participate in the Express Scripts network beginning Jan. 1, 2012, citing unsuccessful renewal negotiations.

June 20, 2011

The energy shot market is dominated by Living Essentials, which fields the most recognized shot — 5-Hour Energy, the shot you take to avoid that “2:30 feeling.”