July 12, 2012

Health-and-wellness e-retailer Vitacost.com is targeting smartphone users with the relaunch of its mobile commerce website, developed in partnership with Moovweb, the company announced Thursday.

July 2, 2012

Smartphones do — and will continue to — influence retail sales. The surveys that suggest this continue to mount, and a new Deloitte study serves as further evidence that retailers and manufacturers are wise not to rest on their laurels.

June 27, 2012

Smartphones will continue to influence retail sales and will grow to represent 19% of total store sales by 2016, according to new Deloitte research.

June 15, 2012

This month, DSN C2B Mobile Insights presents the Drug Store Shopping Report Card. We asked our C2Bers to rate their most recent trip to the drug store — or wherever it is they go primarily to shop for pharmacy and health and beauty items. We received more than 1,500 responses from all over the country.

June 13, 2012

The market for healthcare-related software apps for use in mobile devices has grown and will continue to grow quickly, according to Kalorama Information report released Tuesday.

May 16, 2012

Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at the NPD Group said that back-to-college has become a big opportunity for retailers, and everybody wants part of the business. Last year, families spent an average of $800 on back-to-college products.


May 8, 2012

Are smartphone applications the magic bullet of marketing for retailers? According to a December 2011 ABI Research survey of U.S. consumers, it may be so.

May 4, 2012

The fact that 3-out-of-every-4 smartphone and tablet owners use their devices to help them shop is downright frightening. Because the real question then becomes, "Where are those consumers making that purchase — is it at retail or with someone whose name starts with 'www.'?"

May 3, 2012

More than three-quarters of U.S. smartphone and tablet owners have used their mobile devices for shopping-related activities, according to a recent Nielsen survey.

March 26, 2012

Rite Aid has become the latest chain to join the retail smartphone application game.

March 23, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores launched its 2012 Annual Meeting mobile application and the NACDS mobile website has been fully updated with information about this meeting and all 2012 NACDS events.

March 13, 2012

A survey released Monday by PriceGrabber said that 77% of consumers who own a tablet computer use either a tablet or a smartphone to shop.

February 28, 2012

A survey sponsored by in-store commerce provider AisleBuyer found that nearly 40% of smartphone-carrying shoppers have abandoned their in-store purchases because of long lines, while 21% will abandon their purchases if there are no registers open.

February 16, 2012

A provider of rich media mobile and social merchandising found that less than one-third of the top 100 Internet retailers tout websites that are optimal for tablet commerce.

January 20, 2012

A mass merchandise retailer based in the Midwest has become the latest chain to join the move toward smartphone apps that allow customers to manage their pharmacy prescriptions.

January 10, 2012

Case-Mate has brought its latest collection of mobile and tablet accessories for spring to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

December 9, 2011

For those who doubt that consumers and their smartphones are inseparable when it comes to shopping, think again. Mobile advertising company Verve Wireless conducted research and found that more than half of consumers are using their smartphones when shopping.

December 8, 2011

Verve Wireless, a mobile advertising company, on Thursday announced the results of a study conducted across the 1,300 mobile publishers that use the Verve advertising platform. The study reinforces that consumers and their smartphones are inseparable when it comes to shopping.

November 14, 2011

According to a survey released last week, 61.7% of mobile users said they plan to use their smartphone or tablet for holiday shopping this year.

October 27, 2011

Winn-Dixie is looking to help pharmacy customers better manage their prescriptions by introducing a new mobile application for iPhone, Android or Blackberry smartphones.

October 19, 2011

It looks like this year's holiday shoppers have a renewed focus on value and will comparison shop by utilizing smartphones, tablets and mobile applications to make purchasing decisions, according to the latest National Retail Federation survey.

August 18, 2011

A survey released Thursday by the National Retail Federation found that nearly one-third of tablet owners will use the device to purchase back-to-school items.

June 20, 2011

ESI Cases and Accessories is encouraging consumers to get a whiff of the company's Jelly Belly candy-scented smartphone and accessories cases.

June 9, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has launched its 2011 Marketplace Web-based mobile application, which is designed to enhance attendees' efficiency and experience at the NACDS Marketplace Conference from June 25 to 28 in Boston.