April 22, 2015

Retail pharmacy is becoming increasingly global. Bi-Lo Holdings in March brought turnaround expert Ian McLeod to the helm.

April 22, 2015

Drug Store News and the Mack Elevation Forum have partnered to create a new, multitiered industry leadership platform that will assemble an intimate group of CPG brands that emotionally connect with today’s changing consumer. The New General Market Leadership Forum will bring together leading companies that have demonstrated commitment to building a strong community and thought leadership with a diverse consumer base.

March 25, 2015

Retailers are failing to meet shopper expectations when it comes to providing a comparable experience across in-store, online and mobile channels.

March 4, 2015

To be sure, Walgreens started out on its Go Big in Beauty mission before its partnership with Boots began in 2012. But Boots, with its rich portfolio of beauty brands certainly helped ‘kick’ things up a notch or two.

February 9, 2015

Greater consumer interest in the pursuit of health-and-wellness lifestyles may be contributing to a lessened sensitivy in price across the category.

 

May 28, 2014

Target has formed a Digital Advisory Council as part of its efforts to accelerate its digital transformation and will bolster its internal digital talent by hiring at least 50 new software engineers this year, the company has announced.

April 7, 2014

Sun Pharma on Sunday announced it will acquire 100% of Ranbaxy in an all-stock transaction valued at $4 billion.

March 3, 2014

Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners has entered an agreement to acquire from Hellman & Friedman majority control of Catalina, a provider of personalized digital media solutions for the CPG industry.

February 20, 2014

The majority of consumer packaged goods companies are failing to place analytics at the heart of their decision-making process, limiting their ability to improve the customer experience and gain business advantage, according to the findings of an Accenture study.

February 3, 2014

Even as online shopping continues to grow, more U.S. shoppers are planning to make purchases from physical stores in 2014, according to a survey by Accenture. In the “seamless retailing” study, 21% of U.S. shoppers said they plan to increase their in-store purchasing, up from just 9% in last year’s study.

January 21, 2014

The Estée Lauder Cos. has announced the promotion of Chris Good to president, United Kingdom and Ireland, and Sandra Main to global brand president, La Mer.

December 3, 2013

The 15th annual Industry Issues Summit, presented by The Drug Store News Group on Dec. 3, proved to be a powerful, all-star lineup as some of the top minds in pharmacy retailing gathered for a candid discussion of the top issues and trends impacting the industry.

November 14, 2013

Dollar General Corporation on Wednesday announced the resignations of Raj Agrawal and Adrian Jones as members of its board of directors, effective Dec. 5, 2013.

November 8, 2013

You could call it a who’s who of the industry.

With a record-breaking crowd expected on hand, The Drug Store News Group has assembled an all-star lineup of some of the leading retail merchants and marketers in the industry for its 15th annual Industry Issues conference next month.

November 5, 2013

Walgreens and Alliance Boots on Tuesday announced that Richard Ashworth, Walgreens corporate operations VP for the Western United States, has been appointed as director of health care, health and beauty U.K. and Republic of Ireland at Alliance Boots.

November 1, 2013

Nikki’s Magic Wand, which enables consumers to access that remaining 20% of concealer, lip gloss or mascara that otherwise remains unused at the bottom of the tube, has announced that it is launching its first mass market campaign in time for the holiday season.

October 16, 2013

In looking at the data and insights that are shaping today’s path to purchase one thing is clear — the consumer is in the driver’s seat.

October 9, 2013

The best partnerships involve transparent storytelling and the freedom to have risky conversations. Walgreens' Shannon Curtin and Elevation Forum founder Dan Mack discuss new best practices in joint business planning.

October 9, 2013

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

October 1, 2013

Mustela, a baby skin care and stretch marks brand, has introduced its first digital advertising campaign, which communicates the latest scientific discoveries about the vulnerability of babies’ skin and the subsequent reformulation of the Mustela Bébé product range.

October 1, 2013

With a week to go before the start of the Shopper Marketing Expo at Chicago’s Navy Pier, Oct. 8 to 10, DSN caught up with industry veteran Steve Frenda, managing director for the Path to Purchase Institute, to get a better sense of what executives can expect from this year’s conference.

September 23, 2013

The majority of manufacturer engagements are not aligned with retailers’ core strategic goals, and do not create real value in the eyes of the retailer. Today’s winning companies are able to identify and leverage the unique hidden assets of their brands, and build a business around agile, transparent, retailer/manufacturer collaboration — call it “co-creation.”

September 10, 2013

Equity investor TSG Consumer Partners has made a minority equity investment in IT Cosmetics, a beauty line that is primarily distributed on QVC and the Shopping Channel, and is now expanding to Ulta Beauty stores.

July 31, 2013

Beauty company Revlon announced that net sales were essentially flat during the second quarter due, in part, to continued softness in its Almay brand.