August 17, 2012

Packaged Facts and CCD Innovation, a San Francisco-based strategic food and beverage innovation agency, have unveiled a report that explores the culinary behaviors or preferences of collegiate millennials, those consumers ages 18 years to 22 years.

August 15, 2012

Beauty company Physicians Formula is being acquired by private equity firm Swander Pace Capital for $4.25 per share in cash, or approximately $65 million.

August 14, 2012

Shopkick, a shopping application that rewards shoppers for walking into stores and interacting with products, has teamed up with CVS/pharmacy to roll out a first-ever offering of walk-in and other rewards at a retail pharmacy, Shopkick announced on Tuesday.

August 13, 2012

Skin care maker Own has appointed Gerry Chesser as its new CEO, effective immediately.

August 1, 2012

Popchips has expanded its portfolio with a new line of popped tortilla chips.

July 31, 2012

Randy Heiser recently joined McKesson as director of retail national accounts of Six Sigma, DSN has learned.

July 27, 2012

With the Supreme Court maintaining a status quo of sorts with regard to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act last month, retail pharmacy operators are going to need to continually drive efficiencies into their businesses, McKesson chairman and CEO John Hammergren noted during the wholesaler's first-quarter conference call.

July 20, 2012

The first of Target's smaller-format CityTarget urban stores are slated to open on July 25 in Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle.

July 12, 2012

Health-and-wellness e-retailer Vitacost.com is targeting smartphone users with the relaunch of its mobile commerce website, developed in partnership with Moovweb, the company announced Thursday.

July 5, 2012

As states grapple with tight budgets, rising Medicaid costs and the anticipated expansion of Medicaid following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, policymakers should consider how community pharmacists can help reduce expenses. In addition, new evidence offers a fresh reminder of the perils of managed care in Medicaid and the need for proper oversight of managed care entities.

June 21, 2012

Higher arch, natural arch or low arch? Full bodied or on the slimmer side? Whatever the shape of one’s brows, the bottom line is that bold brows are on trend and ooze sex appeal.


June 20, 2012

Pharmacy customers who use the Mscripts application to order, refill and manage their prescriptions now can do so in English or Spanish, the company announced Wednesday.

June 19, 2012

Diabetes and poor glucose control may be associated with greater cognitive decline in older adults, according to a new report from Archives of Neurology, a JAMA Network publication.

June 14, 2012

McKesson has announced that the complete line of Health Mart private-label over-the-counter healthcare products is now available with the introduction of the final two product categories in the assortment — incontinence and personal diagnostics. The new items will make their debut at McKesson ideaShare 2012, which is slated for June 24 to 28 in Las Vegas’ Venetian Resort Hotel.

June 12, 2012

It’s an underappreciated fact that advertising drives store sales. Many marketers don’t appreciate just how critical it is. Here’s a secret: The “closer” to the store the advertising is, the more likely it is that retailers will see a direct correlation between advertising and sales.

May 29, 2012

Hot and spicy flavors are on the minds of consumers, according to Packaged Facts and San Francisco-based strategic food and beverage agency CCD Innovation.

May 24, 2012

Two drug makers are looking to win approval for an experimental drug in patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.

May 23, 2012

Walgreens on Wednesday afternoon hosted a live chat on Twitter regarding its newly launched national Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative, an in-store training program designed to help people with disabilities gain retail employment, and how that program soon will expand.

May 10, 2012

McKesson on Monday announced that thousands of independent pharmacy owners from across the nation will convene at the McKesson IdeaShare 2012 Conference at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas from June 24 to 28.

April 30, 2012

McKesson reported strong fourth-quarter and full-year results, thanks to gains across several of the company's business segments.

April 25, 2012

Walgreens unveiled the results of research, conducted by the drug store chain, that demonstrated how its approach to community pharmacy ultimately helped improve outcomes through cost savings, pharmacist-led face-to-face patient counseling and specialized services for disease management.

April 13, 2012

A new study released Thursday by MarketTools found that 63% of shoppers said they have changed their shopping habits in the past six months, with the majority reporting changes to seek more value.

April 11, 2012

Pacific Shaving, a maker of natural and eco-friendly shaving essentials, is celebrating in partnership with nonprofit organization Trees for the Future the planting of its 100,000th tree across 15 countries — from Brazil to Uganda.

April 2, 2012

With allergy season in full swing, Health Mart, a network of more than 2,900 independently owned pharmacies, on Monday announced the expansion of its Health Mart private-label line of over-the-counter healthcare products with the introduction of upper respiratory products.