June 18, 2012

Meijer runs great stores and is a market leader in the areas its serves. Meijer customers love Meijer. But, numbers don't lie.

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.

June 11, 2012

Beauty brand Pixi, developed by makeup artist Petra Strand, is focusing on the eyes this fall as evidenced by its new product lineup slated to hit Target stores and Target.com in August.

June 8, 2012

Beauty brand JK Jemma Kidd — which was created by makeup artist, product designer and style icon Jemma Kidd — has unveiled its fall 2012 collection that will be available exclusively at Target stores and on Target.com beginning in August.

June 5, 2012

For both brands and retailers, media is key to introduce a brand or product and ensure it flies off a retailer’s store shelves. The facts are these: Brands need media to let customers know they exist.

May 30, 2012

Nicole by OPI is launching new fall shades of nail lacquer exclusively at Target this fall.

May 23, 2012

Target has joined the Shopkick program, making it the largest retailer to reward its guests for using the app via their smartphones.

May 22, 2012

Target will open a single-level store in New Mexico, the first of its kind in the state. The store, located in Albuquerque, is scheduled to open in 2013 and will occupy 155,000 sq. ft.

May 17, 2012

Lifeway Foods is expanding the distribution of its kefir line in Target stores, as well as adding new Lifeway products to Target's dairy cases.

May 17, 2012

Target has announced its plans to open new Target Clinic locations at four Target stores in northern Virginia and four Target stores in North Carolina, marking the first Target Clinics to open in these states.

May 16, 2012

To gain greater insight into how industry professionals are helping niche brands find success at retail, Drug Store News hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with some of today’s leading players.

May 14, 2012

Consumers gravitate toward traditional pharmacies for their everyday health-and-wellness needs, according to the "2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend" survey released Monday.

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.

April 12, 2012

Despite running fewer stores, Rite Aid grew its sales and narrowed its losses during the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012, thanks to a boost in its loyalty card program membership, a longer fiscal year and the continuing dispute between Walgreens and Express Scripts.

April 6, 2012

Target has committed $15,000 in cash and gift cards to assist the Texas communities impacted by recent tornadoes.

April 5, 2012

For the second month in a row, Target’s same-store sales were nearly double the expected amount.

April 3, 2012

Catherine Lindner, Walgreens VP retail marketing, has been named vice chair of the Network of Executive Women, the association announced Tuesday.

April 2, 2012

Target has brought in someone with both advertising and retail experience to oversee its marketing efforts.

March 30, 2012

The news that Target has revealed the locations of its first 12 stores in Quebec is just one more reminder that the competition in Canada is really going to heat up.

March 23, 2012

Former Walgreens' CEO Jeff Rein said profit pressure might cause Walgreens to think differently about acquisitions than it did in the past.

March 19, 2012

A miniature version of the spike in stock market activity that followed speculation about the prospects of a Walgreens-Rite Aid merger happened on Drug Store News' website as a quick writeup about the potential deal became the most-read story on the site. But for all the buzz that Credit Suisse analyst Edward Kelly created with his report, a Walgreens-Rite Aid merger appears pretty unlikely on closer inspection.

March 9, 2012

Specialty pharmacy provider BioScrip had sales of $483.3 million in fourth quarter 2011 and $1.8 billion in fiscal year 2011, the company said Friday.

March 8, 2012

Within the past month, two Ohio-based traditional retailers announced plans to test-market automated retail vending machines.

March 8, 2012

Target is set to complete remodels for more than 100 general merchandise stores later this month, the retailer said. The remodeled Target stores will dedicate approximately 10,000 sq. ft. to a vast array of fresh food choices, including a curated assortment of fresh produce, fresh packaged meat and pre-packaged baked goods, in addition to dry and frozen offerings.