March 11, 2011

An online order and same-day pickup service will be expanded to all Walmart stores beginning this month, the company announced.

March 8, 2011

Economic uncertainties may have prompted beauty mavens to develop a "skimp and splash attitude," whereby their consumer behaviors have changed for the long term.

March 8, 2011

Looking to reach marshmallow chick fans everywhere, Peeps has launched an online store where consumers can purchase its signature candies and merchandise.

March 7, 2011

One supermarket operator is literally driving customers to its pharmacies.

Customers at Royal Ahold’s Giant-Landover stores can earn one Gas Rewards point for every dollar spent on purchases in Giant pharmacies in Maryland, most of Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C. With the program, for example, a $20 pharmaceutical co-pay earns 20 points and a $50 pharmacy purchase earns 50 points. For every 100 Gas Rewards points earned, shoppers save 10 cents off every gallon of gas bought at Giant and participating Shell gas stations.

March 7, 2011

In an effort to deliver to shoppers a whole health-focused shopping experience, Supervalu’s pharmacy and grocery teams are working closely together to develop innovative service offerings that cut across three platforms: preventive care, diabetes care and medication therapy management. The chain clearly is demonstrating its focus on being a one-stop health solution for its shoppers.

March 3, 2011

Bi-Lo has developed and launched its own nutritional tagging system that identifies healthful attributes in particular foods.

February 24, 2011

Greeting card enthusiasts that want to know what's new in the card aisles before hitting the stores now can see the latest innovations online, thanks to a new page on American Greetings' website.

February 23, 2011

As expected, CVS/pharmacy officially has introduced a new line of store-brand products called Just the Basics, which is comprised of household essentials. As previously reported by Drug Store News, the retailer unveiled plans to launch the new line during its 2010 analyst day in October.

February 16, 2011

Safeway on Wednesday introduced its new SimpleNutrition program, an in-store shelf tag system that makes it easier for shoppers to find better nutrition choices among foods and beverages.

February 15, 2011

Aisle411, a mobile retail navigation service that helps shoppers locate products down to the shelf location, on Tuesday announced its service now is live in more than 1,000 stores. The service added three markets: Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Diego.

February 14, 2011

Shoppers Drug Mart has partnered with FaceCake Marketing Technologies to create a new lip makeover mobile app that enables beauty mavens to use their iPhones to view a lipstick shade on their own image.

February 11, 2011

Front-end sales rendered positive results for Shoppers Drug Mart during the fourth quarter, the Canadian drug store chain said.

February 8, 2011

CVS/pharmacy is positioning itself as a go-to shopping destination this Valentine's Day.

February 7, 2011

According to the National Retail Federation, the average person will spend more than $116 on Valentine’s Day, and shoppers will spend 11% more at flower shops, candy stores and retailers this year than last year.

February 4, 2011

According to a PriceGrabber survey on consumer purchasing decisions for Valentine's Day, 52% of Valentine’s Day shoppers indicated that the economy will not have any effect on their purchasing decisions for Valentine’s Day 2011.

February 1, 2011

Procter & Gamble's Swiffer products are turning red for Valentine's Day with new limited-edition packaging.

January 28, 2011

The news that Shoppers Drug Mart president and CEO Jürgen Schreiber is stepping down has taken investors and many industry observers by surprise; the reality is that the company has been wading through some corporate-level changes in recent years, and the Canadian retail market is facing its fair share of competitive challenges.

January 27, 2011

The abrupt departure of Shoppers Drug Mart president and CEO Jürgen Schreiber announced Wednesday is expected to negatively impact the company’s stock — many investors bought into Shoppers on the faith that retail maven Schreiber would return Canada’s largest drug retailer to consistent quarter-over-quarter growth.

January 21, 2011

It seems that private-label brands are getting a sterling reputation among shoppers.

January 20, 2011

A new quarterly index developed by eBillme found that 19% of shoppers will spend more on Valentine's Day this year.

January 18, 2011

Harris Teeter is encouraging shoppers to get healthy in 2011 by promoting its Yourwellness program.

January 5, 2011

MEDINA, Ohio — The family-owned-and-operated Discount Drug Mart added a line of wigs to its already deep presence within durable medical equipment for oncology patients. Discount Drug, which generated $530.6 million in 2009, is in its second year as an accredited provider under Medicare Part B.

January 5, 2011

Even as the big get bigger, it appears that the industry’s top regional chains continue to grow in relevance and importance in the markets they dominate. Drug Store News profiles 10 of the industry’s top regional pharmacy chains, with a special focus on what these companies are doing to create a unique definition of health and wellness that resonates with local shoppers.

December 7, 2010

Looking to bolster sales and better serve its customers, Walmart has stepped up its engagement with suppliers to review its assortment and bring in more new and innovative products — and the beauty department is no exception.