January 19, 2012

Looking to put America's inventors front and center by uncovering the next great product, Walmart and @WalmartLabs have kicked off the "Get on the Shelf" contest.

January 4, 2012

Panasonic Healthcare Group on Tuesday announced the introduction of the R1-W digital hearing instrument, a line of hearing products that appeals to a broader user base of people with mild to severe hearing loss.

December 6, 2011

Rite Aid Facebook fans are getting an early shot at coupons for gifts and stocking stuffers as part of a new promotion announced Monday.

December 6, 2011

Target may have a chance to bounce back from its anemic 1.8% November comps increase during a period that included strong Black Friday performances for most retailers with its "Almost Last Minute Sale," a new savings event that will offer discounts on items from the most popular gift categories.

December 5, 2011

Alkaline batteries are showing tepid growth, and experts expect sales to plunge as much as 3% as fierce competition among manufacturers continues to pressure pricing. More devices are using built-in rechargeable battery systems — another trend hurting primary battery sales.


December 1, 2011

A film based on a bestselling novel by Kathryn Stockett will make its debut in Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, digital download and on-demand formats on Dec. 6.

November 30, 2011

A thriller starring Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave is coming to Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

November 23, 2011

Target merchandising executive Casey Carl was given added responsibilities for the retailer’s online businesses, following a series of snafus related to an August relaunch that resulted in the departure of former online president Steve Eastman.

November 22, 2011

Clarity, a Plantronics company, recently launched two new loud, easy-to-use cordless phones designed for people with hearing loss, low vision or mobility challenges.

November 18, 2011

RetailMeNot.com, an online coupon aggregator, found that online coupon usage was up 23% on its site in the months leading up to the holiday shopping season, the company announced Wednesday.

November 17, 2011

Kmart operator Sears Holdings reported Thursday that its loss widened in the third quarter on softness in its Canada division and on weaker consumer electronics sales.

November 10, 2011

Online retail spending reached $36.3 billion for third quarter 2011, up 13% from last year, according to comScore.

November 4, 2011

Drug Store News caught up with Continua Health Alliance’s executive director Chuck Parker following the CEATEC Japan conference, an IT and electronics trade show, to get a glimpse into what tomorrow’s self-care diagnostic devices might look like.


November 2, 2011

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing the sequel of an action/adventure franchise to Blu-ray and DVD this December.

November 2, 2011

Consumer Cellular, the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members, on Tuesday announced a distribution agreement for its line of contract-free cellular phones and plans at 826 Walgreens locations throughout Florida.

November 2, 2011

Walmart is offering customers an early, exclusive preview of its Black Friday specials.

October 28, 2011

An all-new animated feature film starring the beloved characters of Hundred Acre Wood has arrived on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and digital download.

October 19, 2011

Dark spots, skin colorations and uneven skin tone can be among the most difficult skin problems to treat, and now women have a new solution with the Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Corrector.


October 13, 2011

Not a jetpack, but close RFA Brands has launched Powerbag, a line of bags and backpacks with a built-in charging system for devices ranging from phones to tablets to music players. Price: $139.99 MyPowerBag.com  

September 7, 2011

Walt Disney Studios is slated to release three films on Blu-ray and the latest seasons of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" on DVD.

August 25, 2011

Southeastern discount banner Fred's on Thursday morning reported that the consumer continues to be challenged by economic pressures.

August 25, 2011

The next generation of health kiosks made by SoloHealth will use the latest technologies from Intel, the company said.

August 24, 2011

Meijer announced that it has opened a new, smaller-format grocery store in the Chicago area.

August 17, 2011

Customers can save on back-to-school shopping by trading in used electronics and video games for store credit, Target said.