December 4, 2014

Alliance Boots on Thursday announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 12% stake in Nanjing Pharmaceutical in China. As a result of the investment, Alliance Boots becomes the second largest shareholder of the company with the right to nominate board members and a member of the senior management.

December 4, 2014

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company, has appointed Steve Schuckenbrock as CEO.

December 4, 2014

Menasha Packaging received an excellence award in the carton competition’s Innovation category for its TIDI Tower (for the TIDIShield Grab ‘n Go Eye Shield Dispensing System by TIDI Products), and an excellence award in the General category for its Coppertone Sport Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Special Pack, the company announced Wednesday.

December 4, 2014

The year 2015 bodes well for retail pharmacy in terms of how health care is evolving.

December 4, 2014

Target is partnering with Google on the latest Art, Copy & Code project — an interactive, in-store mobile experience for Target guests of all ages — this holiday season.

December 4, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced on Wednesday a $100 million commitment to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy from Fred Eshelman, a 1972 graduate of the School, founder and former CEO of Pharmaceutical Product Development, and founding chairman of Furiex Pharmaceuticals.

December 3, 2014

Retailers and supplier panelists tackled critical issues head on during Wednesday’s 16th annual Industry Issues Summit.

December 3, 2014

More than half (58%) of shoppers who use mobile devices indicate that they prefer to look up information on their devices while shopping, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Consumer Electronics Association.

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

A number of chief marketing officers have increased their overall marketing budgets for 2014 with a focus on the enhanced omninchannel shopping experience, according to a BDO USA survey released Tuesday.

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 2, 2014

Electric shaving brand Philips Norelco has teamed up with baseball star Mike Piazza to put its new Philips Norelco Shaver Series 9000 to the test.

December 2, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Tuesday announced that it has named Terry Bazyluk as VP communications, effective Dec. 1, 2014. Bazyluk has served in senior communications roles for trade associations, corporate CEOs and presidential cabinet secretaries Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Robert Reich.

December 2, 2014

Mars Chocolate North America on Tuesday announced that Timothy LeBel has been named VP of sales.

December 2, 2014

Ranbaxy Laboratories on Monday announced the launch of Infimab (BOW015), the first Remicade (Infliximab) biosimilar in India. The product was launched at the Indian Rheumatology Association Conference in Chandigarh.

December 1, 2014

Consumer Reports last week projected less shopper traffic over the five days between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday.

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

Drug Store News will be tweeting key messages from retail pharmacy industry heavyweights.

December 1, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline last week announced that the Federal Trade Commission has approved GSK's acquisition of Novartis' vaccines business and the creation of a joint consumer care company between GSK and Novartis.

 

December 1, 2014

IT Cosmetics has announced that it has designed a new signature set of makeup brushes, as part of its partnership with Ulta Beauty, for the Live Beauty Fully giveback initiative.

December 1, 2014

One-third of all Black Friday online revenue came from shoppers on mobile devices, up 48% over last year, reported Branding Brand on Saturday.

 

December 1, 2014

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

December 1, 2014

NACDS advocated for the voluntary ability of pharmacies to extend their reward and loyalty programs to beneficiaries in government programs.

December 1, 2014

Is Cyber Monday losing its sizzle?