May 31, 2013

Mercy Nutraceuticals announced today expanded distribution of a caffeine-free, vitamin- and amino acid-enriched drink the company says helps prevent hangovers.

May 30, 2013

The beat goes on for Walgreens' store development activities, as the chain last month hosted grand opening events in Boston and San Francisco — about one week apart.

May 28, 2013

Following the launch of Values Inside Out, Sephora's charitable platform has presented the first limited-edition cosmetic collection to benefit its nonprofit partners.

May 22, 2013

McKesson Corp. announced that it received Platinum certification in the 2013 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award presented by the National Business Group on Health.

May 21, 2013

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Co. announced the addition of Mint Cookie and Toffee Crunch, two new varieties to its line of filled chocolate flavors.

May 20, 2013

Target is hoping to tap Silicon Valley talent in developing its omnichannel business, the company said.

May 15, 2013

According to a study published 10 years ago, depression costs $44 billion per year in lost productivity, but a new program is designed to raise awareness about depression in the workforce and its effects on productivity.

May 8, 2013

McKesson on Tuesday reported fiscal year revenues of $122.5 billion, relatively flat as compared with the prior fiscal year.

May 8, 2013

Walgreens celebrated the official opening of its latest flagship store, located at Powell and O’Farrell streets in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood.

May 7, 2013

Fitbit on Monday released the Fitbit Flex, the only activity tracking wristband on the market to sync wirelessly on-the-go via Bluetooth 4.0 to select iOS and Android devices.

May 7, 2013

Stayhealthy on Monday named Iz-On Media the company's exclusive advertising sales, content and programming representative for the Stayhealthy HealthCenter Kiosk Network.

April 29, 2013

Madison Color, a San Francisco-based company that is striving to reinvent the home hair care market and focuses first on home hair color through consumer-facing technology, has secured $4 million in funding, the company has announced.

April 21, 2013

One of the ways retailers help consumers realize their full healthcare value is through the kind of outcome management Safeway pharmacists adopted earlier this year to help people quit smoking.

April 8, 2013

ECOtality and Kroger on Monday announced an expanded partnership that includes the installation of more than 200 level 2 (quick charge) charging stations, and 25 DC Fast Chargers, to be installed across key markets through the EV Project.

April 3, 2013

More than half of Americans shop and spend money to improve their moods, according to a new survey.

April 2, 2013

Users of McKesson's EnterpriseRx pharmacy system can communicate with patients through several mobile communication pathways and deliver a full-featured mobile pharmacy system using the mScripts mobile pharmacy platform, mScripts said.

March 29, 2013

Google is officially unveiling its testing program for its new online delivery service in the San Francisco Bay area of California, the Internet company said on its website.

March 29, 2013

Google has officially unveiled its testing program for Google Shopping Express, its new online delivery service in the San Francisco Bay area, signing up with retailers like Target, Walgreens and Raley's to allow customers to receive items directly from store shelves at their homes within a day.

The program has been widely described as an effort by Google to compete with e-commerce giant Amazon, but what sets Google Shopping Express apart is its sourcing partnership with brick-and-mortar retailers, particularly Target, which itself has made significant investments in omnichannel retail, most recently with its purchases of two online cooking-equipment retailers. As a whole slew of developments over the past couple of weeks has shown, omnichannel is becoming a key component of many retailers' business.

March 25, 2013

Anti-aging skin care brand Own Skin Health has announced its first charity initiative with Feeding America, a leading domestic hunger-relief organization.

March 22, 2013

Google is dogfooding a service called Google Shopping Express, which would offer same-day delivery from brick-and-mortar stores in the San Francisco Bay Area to the Internet giant's employees. Target and several other retailers have been named as possible partners.

With Google now looking to compete with Amazon — not to mention Target's growing attention to online and mobile commerce — a growing body of consumer studies and industry trends shows that the most important emerging consumer demographic isn't men, women, old people or young people — but multichannel consumers.

March 20, 2013

Google is looking to launch a competitor to Amazon Prime, according to published reports.

March 20, 2013

Sephora Americas has announced the launch of Values Inside Out, a partnership program matching Sephora stores across America with nonprofit organizations in their own communities.

March 15, 2013

A new technology will allow standard point-of-sale laser scanners to scan coupons, loyalty cards and gift cards on the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone without any changes to existing technology.

February 26, 2013

All over the United States and Canada, retail pharmacy innovators keep stepping up to fill in more of the gaps that separate people from quality, proactive resources for health, wellness and preventive care.

One of the latest examples is Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway. In a new and groundbreaking alliance with the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy, the 1,641-store supermarket and pharmacy megachain has kicked off a long-term campaign to help its customers quit smoking. As reported by Drug Store News’ Alaric DeArment, Safeway pharmacists will deliver the program, which was developed by UCSF pharmacy school faculty, after being schooled in smoking-cessation counseling techniques.