October 11, 2011

CVS Caremark has grown from a go-getting New England-based regional player to a nearly $100 billion pharmacy healthcare giant known for its vertically integrated pharmacy-PBM model via the 2007 acquisition of Caremark, its highly successful loyalty card program and its innovative beauty concepts. Now, the industry trailblazer embarks on a new chapter with a new leader and an eye on driving medication adherence, curbing healthcare costs and improving the health outcomes of its patients.

July 18, 2014

Industry consolidation continues as CVS Caremark has entered an agreement to snap up regional player Navarro Discount Pharmacy — a move that makes sense for CVS Caremark on several fronts.

Not only does the acquisition strengthen CVS Caremark’s position in the Hispanic marketplace, the fastest growing demographic in the United States, but the deal also includes Navarro Health Services, a specialty pharmacy serving those with complex diseases.

July 14, 2014

In an effort to battle medication non-adherence, regional player Kinney Drugs has unveiled its new EZSync program to synchronize pickup dates and prescription refills.

May 8, 2014

Aquafina, a product from Pepsi-Cola North American Beverages, is launching a campaign encouraging people to drink more water.

April 22, 2014

Regional player Thrifty White plans to break ground during 2014 on 8-to-10 new stores that will include the Thrifty White Healthy Outcomes pharmacy design, according to Tim Erdle, EVP store operations and marketing.

April 9, 2014

There is no one who is saying KT Health's KT Tape helped the UConn Huskies to an NCAA championship, but at least one of the players was seen sporting the product after the game, according to KT Health.

March 14, 2014

Living Essentials, distributors of 5-hour Energy shots, announced that it is sponsoring Mexican soccer star Oribe Peralta, striker for the Mexican National Team and MX Santos Laguna team. This marks the first time 5-hour Energy has worked with a professional soccer player.

February 24, 2014

Regional player Lewis Drug has acquired Throndset pharmacies in Jackson and Lakefield, Minn., according to a local news report.

February 10, 2014

Regional player Kinney Drugs has teamed up with Pulmonary Health Physicians, PC and Franciscan Companies (an affiliate of St. Joseph’s Hospital) to open the Healthy You Wellness Center at a Kinney Drugs location in Syracuse. 


January 9, 2014

As a brand that got into the business on the ground floor, blu is positioned to continue its role as a major player in the electronic cigarette category.

December 17, 2013

The American Wholesale Marketers Association on Tuesday announced that NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning will be the closing keynote speaker on Feb. 27 at the 2014 AWMA Marketplace and Solutions Expo in Las Vegas.

November 5, 2013

CVS Caremark, which posted solid third quarter across its enterprise, is well-positioned to benefit from the rapidly changing healthcare environment. That was a key message that CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo had for analysts Tuesday morning during the company’s third-quarter conference call.

November 1, 2013

A recent survey, dubbed the “Retail Buying Experience,” by Experticity has revealed an expertise gap among sales associates at retail. The survey also found that consumers value expertise above all else, but 2-out-of-5 consumers said they are routinely disappointed by the lack of expertise they encounter in the stores.

The survey findings really point to one word: personalization. Like the survey says, consumers want help with their buying decisions, and they want the retailers to be an active player in their shopping experience. They want retail sales associates who have product knowledge, can help in selecting the right products, have category knowledge and can assist in finding alternatives when the first choice is not available. They want personalization.

October 24, 2013

Safeway could fetch an asking price of more than $45 per share, estimated Credit Suisse in a research note issued Thursday.

August 8, 2013

As expected, the BB cream trend that took the beauty industry by storm in 2012 is giving way to a new player in the world of alphabet creams. Enter CC creams.

June 18, 2013

A division of Mylan is hiring NFL player Adrian Peterson and family expert Jo Frost to promote an emergency treatment for severe allergic reactions.

May 29, 2013

Hy-Vee has hired an NBA player to promote health and fitness among children around the Midwest, the supermarket chain said.

May 20, 2013

Energizer Personal Care, which makes Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic brand sunscreens, has teamed up with the Skin Cancer Foundation to launch a public awareness campaign featuring Los Angeles Galaxy and Team USA soccer player Landon Donovan.

April 8, 2013

Former Division I basketball player and all-pro tight end Tony Gonzalez is teaming up with Clear Men Scalp Therapy to share his tips on executing the Perfect Play during March Madness this year.

April 8, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday named six new members, including Aurora Algae, Nature’s Sources, Reckitt Benckiser, Sirio Pharma, Watson and international member JJ Health.

March 27, 2013

Beiersdorf’s Aquaphor skin care brand has selected Olympian softball veteran Jennie Finch as this year’s representative for its title sponsorship of the 2013 Aquaphor New York City Triathlon.

March 11, 2013

Unilever’s Degree deodorant has teamed up with basketball stars Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant, track and field world champion Lolo Jones and gold-medal-winning soccer player Alex Morgan for a new integrated unisex campaign that focuses on challenging yourself, following your passions, trying something new and living life to the fullest.

February 25, 2013

As anticipated, the BB cream phenomenon is beginning to give way to a new player in the world of alphabet creams. Enter CC creams, or "color control" creams.

February 25, 2013

Originating from Australia, Swisse Wellness recently made a splash into the U.S. market with brand ambassador Nicole Kidman leading the way. DSN didn't land an interview with Kidman, who was up for two Golden Globes last month, so we got in touch with her Swisse Wellness boss Radek Sali — CEO of the company and 2012 GQ Australia businessman of the year — for some insights into the company's approach to the U.S. launch.