July 18, 2012

Natural personal care brand Burt’s Bees has inked a licensing deal with Ayablu to launch a Burt’s Bees Baby-licensed lifestyle brand for babies and moms.

July 12, 2012

Supervalu on Thursday announced a number of dramatic measures to stabilize its business — reduction in capital spending, suspension of the company's dividend, even the exploration of possible strategic alternatives — in conjunction with its declining first-quarter earnings results.

July 11, 2012

Social media is an important component of ongoing brand marketing, as well as any advertising campaign for a drug store retailer or brand. Integrated communications have the most impact because earned, owned and paid media reinforce and amplify the message. All channels feed off each other; the more frequently a potential customer sees or hears about a brand or retailer, particularly in more than one context or venue, the more likely she is to remember and purchase.

July 9, 2012

The jobs report might have been a punch to the gut, and the economy definitely still has not figured itself out, yet there appears to be some cause for optimism amid drug store shoppers, as consumers tell DSN they shopped longer and bought more than they anticipated during their most recent trip to the drug store.

July 5, 2012

Target reported a 2.1% same-store sales increase for the month of June that was toward the low end of the company’s expectations.

July 5, 2012

As states grapple with tight budgets, rising Medicaid costs and the anticipated expansion of Medicaid following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, policymakers should consider how community pharmacists can help reduce expenses. In addition, new evidence offers a fresh reminder of the perils of managed care in Medicaid and the need for proper oversight of managed care entities.

June 28, 2012

Target is assisting Colorado wildfire relief efforts with a $30,000 donation, the retailer said.

June 25, 2012

Target has donated $15,000 in monetary support and product to assist with Duluth, Minn., flood relief efforts.

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.