November 6, 2012

About two-fifths of pharmacists say they spend more time providing care and support for patients than they did two years ago, according to a new study from a market research and advisory firm.

October 31, 2012

Bayer HealthCare on Tuesday signed a merger agreement to acquire Schiff Nutrition International, and with that, prominent supplement brands Digestive Advantage, MegaRed, Move Free and Airborne.

October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy may have shut down lower Manhattan for a few days, but research analyst Ed Kelly of Credit Suisse was bullish on how the storm system may have whipped up front-end sales for pharmacy operators.

October 12, 2012

One of the most common reasons that retailers give for pet-medication programs is that pets are part of the family.

October 10, 2012

It seems that consumers' holiday spending intentions are more positive than last year, according to NPD's 11th annual holiday retail study.

October 9, 2012

Remember back in 2009, when some on Wall Street swore the sky was falling as Caremark came off a tricky selling season? Oh, how times have changed.


October 9, 2012

CVS Caremark’s front-store business continues to experience solid performance despite a weak economy — success that can be credited to such factors as a skilled merchandising team, a focus on store brands and a clustering initiative that tailors stores’ merchandise mix based on how the stores are shopped in certain locations.


September 28, 2012

Fiscal 2012 is now in Walgreens' rearview mirror as the company looks ahead toward 2013 with its foot on the accelerator

September 21, 2012

The general consensus seems to be that the turnaround that the country's third-largest retail pharmacy chain has engineered over the past few years is working.

September 6, 2012

Kalorama Information on Thursday reported that a number of Rx-to-OTC switch applications currently are under review by the Food and Drug Administration across several new-to-self-care categories, including overactive bladder, bacterial infections, cholesterol and high blood pressure.

August 24, 2012

Judging by the results of new research from Mintel, loyalty is lost when it comes to body care products as nearly a quarter of those consumers who use body care products at least once a week usually just buy what’s on sale.

August 23, 2012

Sales of men’s skin care products are on the rise as men grow increasingly concerned with looking good from head to toe and show a willingness to invest in high-end skin care, according to recent research by market research firm the NPD Group.

August 8, 2012

Prestige makeup sales within U.S. department stores were on the rise during the first half of the year, with one of the biggest winners being nail, which experienced robust double-digit growth, according to market research firm the NPD Group.

July 30, 2012

Supervalu on Monday named Wayne Sales, a Canadian hall-of-fame-caliber retailer, as the company's president and CEO, replacing Craig Herkert.

July 24, 2012

GNC Holdings on Monday elected Philip Mallott to its board to fill the seat vacated by Norman Axelrod's resignation.

July 18, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday announced that Mark Halperin, New York Times best-selling author and well-known senior political analyst for Time, will return as a featured speaker at The Conference, CRN’s annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry.

July 12, 2012

Cardinal Health on Thursday kicked off its Retail Business Conference, the company’s annual trade show for independent pharmacies catering to more than 7,000 attendees.

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 5, 2012

Rite Aid's same-store sales decreased in June, compared with June 2011, due largely to a decrease in pharmacy comps, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

June 22, 2012

Just a few days after announcing their merger, Walgreens and Alliance Boots leaders sat down to discuss the value of their deal before analysts on Friday.

June 21, 2012

Beauty mavens are 
going bonkers for 
BB creams!
 Exactly what is a BB cream? It is a relatively new multifunctional product, also referred to as ‘blemish balm’ or ‘beauty balm,’ that combines the functionality of primers, SPF and moisturizers, along with the anti-aging benefits of skin serums.


June 21, 2012

Manufacturers of antiperspirant/deodorant should take different approaches when marketing to adults and teens, as they each have different requirements for deodorants, according to market research firm Mintel.


June 14, 2012

Kroger on Thursday posted its 34th consecutive quarter of positive identical-supermarket sales, vetting the company's approach to competing in the food industry not as a traditional food retailer, but as a retailer that happens to sell its customers a lot of food.

June 7, 2012

Rite Aid's same-store sales increased by 1.1% in May, a lower-than-expected increase that may be due to underlying economic and industry factors.