April 21, 2014

The introduction of store-brand products over the past decade changed the competitive landscape in most categories, with year-over-year growth outpacing national brands.

April 21, 2014

Walgreens on Monday announced that it is now offering expanded travel health services, including immunizations and consultations, to support the nearly 60 million annual planned trips by U.S. residents venturing outside the country.

April 21, 2014

"It is the race to attract shoppers and gain trips that is causing some retailers to lose their core identity which can potentially lead to puzzlement among consumers," writes Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group vice president, in his latest entry.

April 18, 2014

Procter & Gamble is reportedly preparing to launch a new men’s razor that features a swiveling ball-hinge so the blade can pivot, according to the Wall Street Journal.

April 17, 2014

Akorn on Thursday announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Hi-Tech Pharmacal for $640 million in cash.

April 17, 2014

Psi Health Solutions on Thursday announced its drug-free Psi Bands for the relief of nausea will launch at select Target stores this week.

April 16, 2014

Are your patients coming to you with questions about health exchanges? Do you know how to help them navigate these organizations? To help retail-based health clinics better assist patients, this year’s Retail Clinician Education Congress in May will feature a Business Leadership track session titled “Healthcare Reform: Healthcare Exchanges and You.”

April 16, 2014

Rob Price, SVP marketing and advertising and chief marketing officer for CVS/pharmacy, has left the company to take a new role, the retailer said in a statement sent to Drug Store News.

April 16, 2014

The National Retail Federation on Wednesday told a congressional panel that the retail industry is committed to safeguarding and protecting consumer data and information from cybercriminals and hackers.

April 15, 2014

Quest Products on Friday announced the addition of a gel formulated for emergency burn relief, Alocane Emergency Burn Gel, to its current line of products.

April 15, 2014

TheraPearl, a creator of therapy products, announced that its line of hot and cold pearl-filled packs will be soon be available in Target stores across the country.

April 14, 2014

Ahold USA on Monday announced that Amy Hahn has been appointed to the newly created position of SVP marketing effective April 28.

April 14, 2014

The National Retail Federation has announced that it is moving forward with the creation of a program that will provide retailers access to information on cybersecurity threats identified by retailers, government and law enforcement agencies, as well as partners in the financial services sector.

April 14, 2014

Warmer spring weather spurred continued consumer spending and activity this March. According to the National Retail Federation, March retail sales — which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants — increased 0.8% adjusted month-to-month and 1.6% unadjusted year-over-year.

April 11, 2014

As part of its ongoing commitment to help customers achieve healthier lifestyles, Ahold USA recently hosted two nutrition education days on April 8 and 9 at its Carlisle Support Office.

April 11, 2014

Total U.S. retail sales during 2013 reportedly reached $4.5 trillion, a 4.2% increase from $4.4 billion in 2012. According to new data from EMarketer, e-commerce sales of $263.3 billion, up 16.9% from $225.3 billion the prior year, helped drive overall retail sales growth.

April 10, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday announced it has acquired Houston-based RediClinic, one of the nation’s leading operators of retail clinics.

April 10, 2014

In the wake of acquiring Houston-based RediClinic, Rite Aid on Thursday reported revenues of $6.6 billion for the fourth quarter ended March 1, resulting from a 2.2% lift primarily attributed to an increase in pharmacy same-store sales.

April 9, 2014

GM Pharmaceuticals recently announced the addition of 8-oz. bottles to its line of liquid pain relief VanaPain.

April 9, 2014

Not Your Mother’s hair care brand expanded its U.S. retail distribution with more than 10,000 stores and almost doubled its SKU count in first quarter 2014, and now the manufacturer is broadening its international reach by launching in Walmart Mexico.

April 7, 2014

Briggs Healthcare, a supplier to the hospital, pharmaceutical/DME and retail markets for 65 years, on Monday announced it is aligning its brands under the HealthSmart name as of summer 2014.

April 7, 2014

Registration is now open for McKesson ideaShare 2014, McKesson’s annual education and networking event for independent pharmacy owners from across the nation.

April 7, 2014

Rite Aid on Monday announced that David Abelman, a retail veteran with more than 25 years’ experience, is joining the company as SVP brand development and innovation. His appointment is effective immediately.

April 7, 2014

Meijer on Monday announced that it has selected U.S. Vision as its exclusive vision center in its stores moving forward in an effort to enhance its retail healthcare services across the Midwest.