November 17, 2014

In this issue, we explore the profile of health-seeking drug store shoppers, their pharmacy purchase behavior and the best times to reach this valuable audience with promotional messages.

November 17, 2014

Women. They make most of the healthcare decisions for their families, dominate U.S. consumer spending and are the breadwinners for nearly half of American households.

November 14, 2014

BIC — a producer of stationery products, lighters and shavers — announced the launch of a new special edition lighter series, which feature designs from AMC's popular show, "The Walking Dead." 

November 14, 2014

Almost 23% of high school students currently use a tobacco product, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

November 14, 2014

Each year Americans make nearly a million doctor visits for eye infections, resulting in $175 million in direct healthcare costs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated.

November 14, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has launched a tool that compiles Food and Drug Administration warning letters sent to dietary supplement companies into a searchable database.

November 14, 2014

Jan Reed, Walgreens corporate VP and general counsel currently is working on the completion of the second step of the Walgreens/Alliance Boots merger, which will fully combine the two companies. Reed brings experience across a number of industries, including service, health care and manufacturing, to her role at Walgreens. 

November 14, 2014

Being a mentor and paying it forward is one of the more critical roles of a leader, noted Jill Turner-Mitchael, Sam’s Club SVP health-and-wellness, who hails from Texas and has piloted Sam’s Club’s journey toward becoming a healthcare destination center. 

November 14, 2014

For Jocelyn Wong, SVP, chief marketing officer of Family Dollar, challenging the status quo is what she strives toward each day.

November 14, 2014

CVS Health’s Judy Sansone is widely regarded as a straight-shooting, savvy merchant with experience at various ends of the business. Today she serves as SVP, merchandising and personalization for CVS Health. 

November 14, 2014

Judy Wray  is helping to reinvent the beauty experience at Rite Aid. The chain’s beauty department’s new look features a much more interactive experience and the addition of more prestige cosmetic and skin care lines. Also in select stores, Rite Aid Beauty Advisors — specially trained to assist shoppers with all the beauty brands Rite Aid carries —  offer demonstrations and education. 

November 14, 2014

What happens when you take two cultures, both customer-focused and willing to embrace change to better the business, and blend them together? That’s the big project on the desk of Kathleen WilsonThompson, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s designated EVP and global chief human resources officer, who will be working to bring “let’s feel good” to “the corner of Happy and Healthy.”

November 14, 2014

RelayHealth Clinical Connectivity on Thursday announced that it has been certified to operate as a Health Data Intermediary in the state of Minnesota.

November 14, 2014

LloydsPharmacy locations will be counseling patients coming out of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University hospitals in an effort to improve outcomes.

November 14, 2014

Deckers Brands has announced the grand opening of its first-ever UGG Australia technology-driven concept store, located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

November 13, 2014

Ahold on Thursday recorded 7.5 billion euros ($9.3 billion) in third-quarter revenue, representing a 1.9% lift in sales.

November 13, 2014

DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in-depth sales activity in the lip color cosmetics category, including the latest trends, in this report.

November 13, 2014

BURG on Thursday announced the launch of the BURG 12 Smartwatch at Walmart.  

November 13, 2014

Cardinal Health recently launched a new online tool, developed by eHealth, that its retail pharmacy customers can use to help their patients compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

November 13, 2014

Christina Hennington, SVP health and beauty at Target, grew up in Sweden and Norway, which she credits for her strong values and work ethic. “My values and my work ethic stem from my Scandinavian roots. I strive for excellence in my work, but place a premium on integrity, fairness and treating people with respect,” she said.

November 13, 2014

Today, she champions the ability for pharmacists to practice at the top of their license for one of the more progressive retail pharmacy chains, but Debbie Garza, divisional VP government relations at Walgreens, got her start on the beauty side of the business.

November 13, 2014

Because retail pharmacy represents the frontlines of health care today, the drug store operator who best connects to their customer/patient base gains a significant competitive advantage. That means willing with people. 

“Our business imperative is an intentional connection to our customers and patients for all that supports healthier lives,” Dedra Castle told DSN

November 13, 2014

CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo once told Eileen Howard Boone: “Never give up on success. Stay committed to winning, and don’t be deterred by obstacles. They make you stronger and more creative. Be persistent and do what it takes to win — the right way.” 

November 13, 2014

If she could go back in time and talk to a younger Helena Foulkes, just getting started in her career — there’s just two words she would have for her: “Chill out.”