January 17, 2013

Friends and family recommendations and the availability of samples may still be the leading purchase influencers for women looking to buy anti-aging facial skin care products.

December 5, 2012

The Natural Products Association last week announced its presence across two new social media platforms — Pinterest and Google+.

October 3, 2012

SoloHealth is showcasing its health-and-wellness screening kiosk for consumers at Health 2.0 Conference, which will be held in San Francisco from Oct. 6 to 10.

August 28, 2012

Walgreens on Tuesday announced a new application built into Facebook that allows desktop computer users to print their favorite photos, complete with likes and comments, at any Walgreens location nationwide as part of a feature called PrintWorthy.

July 31, 2012

Beauty brand L'Oréal USA is leveraging Clarabridge, a provider of sentiment and text analytics for customer experience management, to monitor what is being said in real time about its 27 brands across social media outlets, including website reviews, product reviews, blogs, Twitter and Facebook.

June 25, 2012

Executives from Coca-Cola and Facebook on Monday morning shared social media best practices and strategies here at NACDS Marketplace 2012.

June 4, 2012

Playtex has extended its partnership with the Women's Sports Foundation.

June 1, 2012

Consumers are using Pinterest to engage with retailers more than Facebook or Twitter, according to a survey released Thursday by Shop.org, ComScore and The Partnering Group.

May 23, 2012

Walgreens on Wednesday afternoon hosted a live chat on Twitter regarding its newly launched national Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative, an in-store training program designed to help people with disabilities gain retail employment, and how that program soon will expand.

May 16, 2012

Social media ranks as one of those technologies that has changed the world in many ways, allowing networking across the world, sharing of thoughts and events from people’s lives, embarrassment of public figures and, more recently, even helping to feed political revolutions. 


May 9, 2012

Almost 100 million Americans use social media to shop, according to a new survey.

April 26, 2012

An all-natural, zero-calorie soda brand announced that an actor will take over its Twitter page on Thursday.

April 18, 2012

The Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council on Monday published the final installment of its five-part report on social media, which suggested that grocery marketers significantly can leverage any social media participation by simply responding to tweets on Twitter and exploring the potential of professional networking site LinkedIn, where activity has been supercharged by the recession.

April 13, 2012

With the help of YouTube and Facebook, several beauty and personal care companies are proving that Internet marketing can indeed be quite successful.

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 16, 2012

As part of its official sponsorship of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, Mars Chocolate is encouraging Facebook users to make a personal pledge to their health once a week and share with other like-minded athletes what inspires them to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

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.

February 8, 2012

One drug store chain is aiming love's arrow at its Facebook users via a Valentine's Day campaign.

January 13, 2012

Walgreens on Thursday took its failed negotiations with Express Scripts to Twitter, paying the social media site to promote the hashtag #ILoveWalgreens and setting off a barrage of tweets by tweeting "It's time to take a stand against @ExpressScripts. Tell them people want a choice by tweeting hashtag #ILoveWalgreens." According to Twitter, Walgreens tweeted 126 times on Thursday.

December 13, 2011

PureBrands on Tuesday announced its national Facebook competition to search for the brand's next commercial for its Sheets Energy Strips, to be judged by brand partner LeBron James of the NBA.

December 5, 2011

One of the factors behind the success of homeopathy in mass retail is social media, both by way of Facebook and mommy bloggers.


November 23, 2011

An online data sharing platform announced it will debut a daily blood-glucose monitoring feature for its more than 2,000 diabetes patients.

October 24, 2011

Sunbelt Granola has launched a Facebook campaign to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

October 14, 2011

Much as the late Steve Jobs likely did not foresee the iPhone when he and Steve Wozniak hammered away at the Apple I computer, it’s unlikely that Mark Zuckerberg saw the full potential of Facebook when he and a group of friends created it in a Harvard University dormitory.