September 25, 2012

The predictability of the chain store shopping experience has long been both a strength and weakness. The quality and experience may be predictably good, but can a shopper have a warm relationship with a store that treats everyone the same? 


September 25, 2012

What product she wants. Where she wants the product. When she wants the product. Delivering on those promises is what multichannel retailing means to Walgreens. “We believe consumers want choice,” noted Sona Chawla, Walgreens’ president of e-commerce. “People will shop online one day, [and] they’ll shop the store the next day; it depends upon events and what they’re looking for.” 


September 24, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is creating a new task force to support the development of new drugs for bacterial infections, the agency said Monday.

September 24, 2012

McKesson on Monday named Mark Walchirk president of its U.S. pharmaceutical division, effective immediately.

September 19, 2012

Beauty company Coty has appointed Jean Mortier as president of its Prestige business, effective immediately.

September 19, 2012

Walmart is hoping to blaze a bold new trail down the path toward wellness in its healthy food discount partnership with HumanaVitality announced this morning, and the global retailer has challenged others to follow.

September 18, 2012

L'Oréal Paris has officially announced actress Lea Michele as the brand's newest ambassador.

September 18, 2012

2012 is turning out to be a pretty important year for generic drugs, important enough that some of the things happening over the past several months have begged comparison to 1984, probably the biggest milestone year for the industry.


September 18, 2012

UrgentRx's line of fast-acting, flavored powder, nonprescription medications was named “Best New Product” by retailers attending the ECRM Health Care show held late last month.

September 17, 2012

As of Saturday, California became the latest state to implement "sales tax fairness," in requiring online-only retailers to begin collecting sales taxes on products sold to California residents.

September 17, 2012

Supervalu's Jewel-Osco banner will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with its 5th Annual “Sabor de la Herencia Hispana” signature VIP reception on Sept. 27 at the National Museum of Mexican Art, the retailer announced Monday.

September 17, 2012

McKesson on Monday named Steve Courtman president of Health Mart, a franchise of 3,000 independently owned pharmacies.

September 12, 2012

PepsiCo announced that its current president is resigning from his post.

September 11, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has appointed Matthew Burriesci as director of development.

September 10, 2012

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and cystic fibrosis patients from Indianapolis took part in pre-game, on-field traditions at Fenway Park to celebration CVS/pharmacy's Advancing Medical Research fundraising campaign, which raised more than $5 million in five weeks.

September 10, 2012

Supervalu announced that the president of its Farm Fresh banner is leaving his post to pursue other interests.

September 7, 2012

President Barack Obama's re-election bid got a dose of support from the cofounder of one of the country's largest retailers, according to published reports.

September 7, 2012

UrgentRx, developer of fast-acting over-the-counter flavored powder medications, has established a partnership with the Denver Broncos to raise awareness and educate fans about the company’s convenient, single-dose fast powders.

August 30, 2012

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems on Wednesday announced a telemedicine agreement with Nipro Diagnostics that would enable users of the company's NextGen Ambulatory EHR instant access to data points captured by patients at home who are using the Nipro TrueResult blood-glucose monitoring system.

August 29, 2012

Moving ahead with its previously announced turnaround strategy, Supervalu said it has overhauled its executive leadership team.

August 29, 2012

Global consumers' intent to buy food and beverages online has jumped 44% in two years, and more than one-quarter (26%) said they planned to purchase food and beverage products by way of a device with Internet access — such as a computer, mobile phone or tablet — in the next three to six months, according to Nielsen.

August 29, 2012

Peapod has launched a new service through which customers can order their groceries online and pick them up at a store.

August 27, 2012

Sales and marketing services company Crossmark makes sure that “products are in the right place at the right price in the right assortment in the right display location and the products are locally and seasonally relevant.” That is what Joe Crafton, Crossmark’s president, told the Dallas Morning News, which recently profiled the company.

August 27, 2012

OPI Products has announced the appointment of John Heffner as the brand's new president and general manager.