May 9, 2012

More retail websites this year achieved a "threshold for excellence" on customer experience analytics firm ForeSee's annual Top 100 E-Retail Satisfaction Index.

May 9, 2012

Merchandisers angling for that impulse purchase take heart: As many as 76% of buying decisions are being made in the store, according to research published Wednesday from Point of Purchase Advertising International.

May 9, 2012

Almost 100 million Americans use social media to shop, according to a new survey.

May 8, 2012

University of British Columbia researchers may have found a way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations, university officials announced Tuesday.

May 8, 2012

Consumption of probiotics is associated with a reduced risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, a common adverse effect of antibiotic use, according to a review and meta-analysis of previous studies published in the May 9 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.

May 8, 2012

Are smartphone applications the magic bullet of marketing for retailers? According to a December 2011 ABI Research survey of U.S. consumers, it may be so.

May 7, 2012

Researchers from the Duke University Medical Center on Monday released a public health study finding that even maintaining the current prevalence of obesity in the United States would realize savings of almost $550 billion over the next two decades.

May 7, 2012

UBM Medica has unveiled the results of its "Physician's Practice 2012 Staff Salary" survey.

May 4, 2012

More than one-third of prescriptions were sent electronically in 2011, the country's largest e-prescribing network said.

May 3, 2012

Smartphones and tablets are assisting "extreme" shoppers, according to new research conducted by GfK.

May 3, 2012

More than three-quarters of U.S. smartphone and tablet owners have used their mobile devices for shopping-related activities, according to a recent Nielsen survey.

May 3, 2012

Drug makers could strike big with new treatments for rare diseases, according to a new report by a market research firm.

May 2, 2012

A new CouponCabin.com survey revealed that the state of the economy does not affect how much the majority of pet owners spend on their pets.

May 1, 2012

The deodorant and antiperspirant industry in the United States will continue to relish in the sweet smell of success through 2016 and beyond, according to a new Mintel report.

May 1, 2012

Consumers are expected to shop and buy more in the week leading up to Mother's Day than they did last year, according to a new ShopperTrak survey.

April 30, 2012

Consumers’ confidence in their personal finances is returning to levels seen in first quarter 2011, according to SymphonyIRI Group’s latest MarketPulse survey, released Friday. But while confidence remains high, the same consumers remain frugal.

April 26, 2012

A recent Quest Diagnostics "Health Trends Report" released Wednesday found that more than 3-in-5 patients (63%) misused their prescription drugs.

April 26, 2012

Patients with a rare, life-threatening genetic immune system disorder can receive treatment for sudden episodes more quickly and cost-effectively at home than if they go to the emergency room, according to a Walgreens Infusion Services study being presented Wednesday at the National Home Infusion Association Annual Conference and Exposition here.

April 25, 2012

Price trumps sales and special deals, customer service, and convenience as a factor in deciding where to shop for the majority of U.S. consumers, according to a survey by NPD.

April 25, 2012

Kantar Media revealed that digital coupon events across key websites experienced a boost during first quarter 2012.

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 24, 2012

A new Market Track report highlighted what categories were most promoted by drug stores during this past Easter season.

April 24, 2012

If NRF's predictions come true, moms will be in for an especially good Mother's Day this year.

April 23, 2012

The U.S. organic industry grew by nearly 10% to $31.5 billion in 2011, according to the Organic Trade Association's 2012 organic industry survey.