July 12, 2013

You can call it "taking the store out of the store." Whatever you call it, it's certainly another example of how routine the shattering of retail paradigms has become as retailers — online, brick-and-mortar and everything in between — find new ways to connect with consumers.

July 10, 2013

A new study by researchers at the University of Washington provides further evidence that most of the health problems affecting the country are linked to lifestyle choices.

June 27, 2013

Starbucks Corp.'s Seattle's Best Coffee and food manufacturer Inventure Foods on Wednesday announced new Seattle's Best Coffee Frozen Coffee Blends, available in grocery, club and mass merchandise stores nationwide.

June 19, 2013

TalkingRain announced the launch of a new multimillion dollar advertising campaign and website redesign for Sparkling Ice, a growing non-alcoholic beverage brand in the United States.

June 17, 2013

Amazon has announced that it will offer a free, 90-day trial of a new same-day delivery service to customers in the Los Angeles area that includes fresh food. The service, Prime Fresh, is being offered to members of Amazon Prime members, and after 90 days, the company will offer to let them upgrade to Prime Fresh on a permanent basis, for $299 per year, from the current Amazon Prime price of $79 per year. The company tested the program for six years in Seattle and plans to expand it to San Francisco later this year.

As Amazon director and category for U.S. health and beauty told DSN in a profile of the company back in May, Wall Street didn't like the SuperSaver shipping program, and the company spent a net $2.9 billion on shopping in 2012, a 17% increase from the year before, according to its 2012 annual report. But according to one report, Prime actually is quite profitable, and members are among the online retailer's best customers.

June 13, 2013

Regional drug store chain Bartell Drugs is looking for a volunteer to represent it in a bike ride to raise money for a local cancer-research center.

June 11, 2013

Amazon is giving a free trial of its fresh-food delivery service to premium customers in the Los Angeles area, according to published reports.

June 10, 2013

Amazon is looking to expand its grocery-delivery and locker businesses, according to published reports.

June 7, 2013

Jones Soda Co. and Fiat today announced their “Jonesin’ for a Fiat 500e” summer photo contest, part of a larger, integrated marketing campaign for Jones Soda and Fiat to celebrate the companies’ new products, Natural Jones Soda and the automobile company’s all-new, all-electric Fiat 500e, which are both launching exclusively in California this summer.

May 28, 2013

Amazon.com is looking to further tap into the men’s grooming market with the launch of its new men’s grooming platform.

May 21, 2013

Bartell Drugs has increased its store count by two following the purchase of two pharmacies.

May 17, 2013

Regional chain Bartell Drugs will sponsor a food drive starting on Sunday, the company said.

May 10, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Thursday announced it will host its NCPA Ownership Workshop from May 17 to 19 at the Seattle Airport Marriott.

May 6, 2013

Sparkling Ice, part of the TalkingRain portfolio of beverages, announced today the expansion of its brand with a new zero calorie lemonade product line: Raspberry Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade and Lemonade with Tea.

April 26, 2013

Amazon on Thursday reported a net sales increase of 22% to $16.1 billion for its first quarter ended March 31.

April 21, 2013

Hointer, which opened last fall, allows men to buy jeans by combining "online conveniences without the offline B.S." Customers walk in, download an app onto a smartphone or tablet, scan a QR code on the tag and are automatically directed to a dressing room.

April 15, 2013

Online retailer Amazon has announced the launch of its new 50+ Active and Healthy Living Store, which features hundreds of thousands of nutrition, wellness, exercise and fitness, medical, personal care, beauty, entertainment items and more — all in a single destination for customers in the 50+ age range.

April 10, 2013

Bartell Drugs will play a prominent role at a diabetes expo in Seattle this weekend, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

March 21, 2013

Starbucks today at the company's annual meeting of shareholders unveiled plans to expand its My Starbucks Rewards loyalty program to reward customers who purchase Starbucks-brand products in their local grocery stores.

March 15, 2013

Costco Wholesale will expand its Issaquah, Wash., headquarters, according to published reports.

March 6, 2013

Bartell Drugs is sponsoring "Health and Beauty" events this month at dozens of its stores, the regional retail pharmacy chain said.

March 1, 2013

A growing beauty brand led by a former executive from Starbucks has secured more than $10 million in financing from a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

February 25, 2013

Bartell Drugs is collecting donations of teddy bears to give to children in stressful and traumatic situations, the Seattle-based regional retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

February 20, 2013

Bartell Drugs will build its 59th store in one of Seattle's fastest-growing neighborhoods, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.