March 11, 2015

A new PLMA study on shopper loyalty among consumers ages 25 years to 45 years dispels many long-held assumptions.

March 10, 2015

HDMA’s 2015 Distribution Management Award goes to Cardinal Health for streamlined receiving and replenishing solutions. 

January 14, 2015

Park City Group, a cloud-based software company that uses big data management to help retailers and their suppliers, has announced that a national retailer surpassed its fiscal 2014 goals by reducing direct store delivery inventory investment costs by 22%.

January 13, 2015

Fred's Super Dollar  announced that it has named Michael Bloom as the company's president and COO, effective Jan. 12.

 

January 13, 2015

Retailers at NRF’s Big Show are hearing a lot about “machine learning.” What is it and how does it help retailers?

 

January 8, 2015

"It wasn’t terribly long ago that a merchant could literally locate a storefront, hang a shingle, stock some merchandise, and claim themselves a retailer. Oh my how times have changed," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog post.

December 15, 2014

More than half (56%) of Christmas shoppers surveyed typically have gifts left to purchase by the time "Panic Saturday,” the last Saturday to shop for holiday gifts before Christmas (also referred to as "Super Saturday"), rolls around. 

December 11, 2014

Are high distribution costs and overly complex regulations stifling pharmaceutical and health product suppliers’ ability to fully engage with the fast-changing healthcare marketplace? That’s one concern raised by a global survey of healthcare executives in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America from United Parcel Service.

December 3, 2014

Datarithm on Wednesday announced their partnership with CARE Pharmacies Cooperative on a cloud-based platform for forecasting, balancing and cycle counting prescription inventory.

 

December 3, 2014

Drug Store News' sister publication Retailing Today has released the findings of the inaugural "Best Retailers to Work With" research report.

 

 

December 1, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration recently issued draft guidance on key product tracing provisions of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, which is expected to be implemented by the industry on Jan. 1, 2015. 

December 1, 2014

Black Friday isn't what it used to be. 

December 1, 2014

Internet traffic built from Thanksgiving Day through Saturday, according to Verizon Enterprise Solutions. 

December 1, 2014

Is Cyber Monday losing its sizzle?

November 24, 2014

More consumers are planning to shop on Black Friday than Thanksgiving, however when compared to last year, shopping intent has slightly decreased, according to a recently released survey from CivicScience.

November 20, 2014

Eighty-one percent of respondents plan to spend more or the same amount on the holidays compared with a month or two ago.

 

November 13, 2014

According to Nielsen’s 2014 Holiday Retail Sales Forecast, nearly 25% of consumers polled had already started their holiday shopping in September.

October 30, 2014

In a sale order hearing on Wednesday, the bankruptcy court approved C&S Wholesale Grocer’s bid to purchase Associated Wholesalers and its subsidiaries.

October 29, 2014

Shoppers plan to spend more during the upcoming holiday season with omnichannel shoppers having even higher spending expectations. 

October 23, 2014

The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy are partnering to provide the nation’s schools of pharmacy a supply chain educational tool surrounding the distribution of specialty pharmaceuticals. 

October 15, 2014

"We no longer ship hummingbird feeders to Florida.”

That’s one example of how Dollar General has smartened up its store replenishment and supply-chain processes in recent years, said John Flanigan, EVP global supply chain.

October 10, 2014

Accenture on Thursday released its annual holiday shopping survey, finding that consumers are expressing increased optimism about their personal finances this year. 

October 7, 2014

The 2014 holiday shopping season will be characterized by cautious spending, while economic realities create one of two American holiday shoppers: survivalists and selectionists.

 

October 2, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, two brothers, Thomas and Andrew Parkinson, developed a new way to shop for groceries.