October 15, 2013

Put a coupon in front of customers and they’ll likely act, but they generally won’t go far out of their way to ensure a better deal. That’s a key takeaway from a recent survey by Tada.com, which offers deals and coupons from more than 5,000 retailers.

October 9, 2013

You can say the big winner was literally out of this world.

September 23, 2013

The Shopper Marketing Expo, scheduled for Oct. 8-10, here, at the Navy Pier, will once again host the Path to Purchase Institute’s annual Design of the Times merchandising display competition.

September 18, 2013

Rocketcases announced on Tuesday a new line of protective cases for the iPhone 4 and new iPhone 5 styled after retro gaming devices.

September 17, 2013

Speck, a designer of slim-fitting protective cases and covers for smartphones, tablets and laptops, on Tuesday announced a new iPhone case for the iPhone 5 and 5s.

September 10, 2013

A proliferation of high-drain electronics and healthcare devices are keeping consumers in need of more battery power.

September 10, 2013

Walmart announced today that starting Sept. 21 consumers will be able to receive immediate credit toward the purchase of a new smartphone when they trade in their current smartphone at more than 3,600 participating Wal-Mart stores and Sam's Club locations across the United States.

September 6, 2013

MarketsandMarkets has projected the global market for mobile health apps and other products is expected to reach a value of nearly $21 billion in five years, according to a new report. That's some 3.5 times larger than today — MarketsandMarkets estimates health apps generate some $6.3 billion today. That's also a lot of consumer/patients interested in getting a better handle on their own care — and that spells opportunity for pharmacy operators.

The truth is, these could be very conservative figures. Both smartphone and tablet penetration is on a steep incline across the world, leading to more app downloads. And the baby boomer generation — tech savvy most of them — aren't getting any younger. And that leads to more health and wellness downloads.

September 6, 2013

The retail industry added 43,600 jobs last month, particularly in general merchandise, electronics and clothing, according to an industry trade group.

August 19, 2013

Gigwalk, an on-demand mobile workforce, has announced the launch of its Android app in North America and the United Kingdom, making Gigwalk the first mobile-centric marketplace for temporary work to have both an iPhone and Android app.

July 25, 2013

Results of the survey indicate that 68% of consumers plan to spend up to $500 this back-to-school shopping season compared with 63% in 2012 and 48% in 2011. Additionally, 17% of respondents plan to spend between $500 and $1,000, and 15% of shoppers said they have no back-to-school shopping budget this year.

July 25, 2013

Lifestyle brand RuMe announced today select customizable iPhone and iPad cases and organizational accessories will be sold in Target locations nationwide as part of a back-to-school campaign beginning on July 28.

July 12, 2013

Amazon director and category leader of health and beauty Chance Wales has been added to the lineup for an exclusive one-day summit that will be co-hosted by the Mack Elevation Forum and the Drug Store News Group Aug. 9 at the Westin Hotel in Las Vegas.

July 12, 2013

You can call it "taking the store out of the store." Whatever you call it, it's certainly another example of how routine the shattering of retail paradigms has become as retailers — online, brick-and-mortar and everything in between — find new ways to connect with consumers.

July 2, 2013

RadioShack on Saturday unveiled its first revamped store here at the corner of Broadway and 81st Street.

July 1, 2013

At a time when more and more retailers are embracing mobile technology, North America is set to account for one of the highest percentages of tablet sales, according to a new study.

June 11, 2013

Amazon is giving a free trial of its fresh-food delivery service to premium customers in the Los Angeles area, according to published reports.

May 30, 2013

The Mack Elevation Forum and the Drug Store News Group will co-host a one-day summit event on Aug. 9 at the Westin Hotel as a special kickoff for Total Store Expo. Assembling some of the top minds in retail, "The Elevation Forum: The Seven Ideas to Create the Future," will give attendees a grasp of emerging industry best practices in strategic sales, marketing, merchandising and retail consumer packaged goods strategy.

May 28, 2013

Allscripts has announced additions to its senior leadership team and board of directors.

April 29, 2013

Target will feature electronics picked by the editors of Wired magazine, under a deal between the two.

April 26, 2013

Amazon on Thursday reported a net sales increase of 22% to $16.1 billion for its first quarter ended March 31.

April 23, 2013

RadioShack has ended its mobile phone partnership with Target amid slumping sales, the electronics store chain said.

April 21, 2013

Technology has certainly changed the landscape of the drug channel's general merchandise department. As categories shift, electronic accessories have become a crucial addition to the mix.

April 15, 2013

HealthSpot, a provider of telehealth technology, has been asked to present at the Consumer Electronics Association 2013 CES on the Hill, the company has announced.