September 15, 2014

Sharps Compliance Corp. and MedReturn on Monday announced that they have joined forces to launch MedSafe.

September 15, 2014

TyraTech’s new non-pesticide homeopathic head lice treatment Vamousse will safely kill 100% of head lice and nits within 15 minutes of application, according to the company. 

September 15, 2014

Unilever revealed this month the new "Take Pride in Your Pregame" program featuring ESPN college football analyst and SEC Network host Jesse Palmer to help guys take pride in their everyday grooming routines.

September 12, 2014

Direct response marketing and branding company International Commercial Television, which exhibited at the recent NACDS Total Store Expo in Boston, has big plans for its at-home, anti-aging beauty tool called DermaWand. With international demand and growth opportunities showing little signs of slowing, the company is looking to take the U.S. retail market by storm. To learn more about the company, its U.S. expansion plans, and how it can partner with retailers and drive consumer education, DSN recently spoke with Richard King, VP, director - retail sales, International Commercial Television.

September 12, 2014

August retail sales increased 0.5% seasonally adjusted month-to-month and 2.7% unadjusted year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation. 

 

September 12, 2014

At the Global Market Development Center’s 2014 General Merchandise Marketing Conference on Friday, Todd Hale, Retail Insights Thought Leader, presented on behalf of Nielsen “GM State of the Industry - 2014.” 

September 12, 2014

Walgreens recently became one of the first retailers to enable Apple's new Apple Pay system, keeping the retail pharmacy giant on the cutting edge of mobile and omnichannel shopping. 

Walgreens isn't alone, of course, http://www.drugstorenews.com/article/target-app-integrate-new-apple-pay " target="_blank">Target also will enable Apple's new payment system. “We know mobile is becoming the front door to Target, and we’re focused on creating the best possible mobile experiences for our guests,” said Jason Goldberger, SVP of Target.com and mobile, in the company’s “A Bullseye View” newsletter. “We’re thrilled to support Apple Pay to streamline how our guests pay in the Target app — this absolutely makes purchasing from Target’s mobile app easier than ever.”
 
It's a smart play, especially with all of the recent hacking incidents at retail — Apple Pay serves as an encrypted payment service that doesn't reveal such identifiers as name and credit card number as part of the transaction. Apple Pay, and other similar services no doubt, will evolve into the latest facet of omnichannel shopping. Not only will tomorrow's mobile shopper get what she wants, where she wants it and when she wants it, but also how she wants to pay for it. 
 
But it's a smart play for other reasons, too. Apple Pay stands a strong chance of defining the mobile payment space. There aren't too many companies that garner the kind of media attention that Apple does for a new product announcement (USA Today promised its app users live updates from California). But it's with good reason, people interested in news about Apple products tend to be higher-income consumers who actively embrace the new features with each upgraded iPhone. 
September 9, 2014

Apple today announced Apple Pay, a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. 

 

September 8, 2014

Both CVS Health and Walgreens will be leading retail innovation when Apple unveils its iPhone 6 tomorrow as they are both expected to accept purchases made with the new iPhone payment system.

September 8, 2014

Online shopping has reached a mobile tipping point, according to Branding Brand's Mobile Commerce Index report.

September 5, 2014

Pharmavite at the recent NACDS Total Store Expo unveiled its go-to-market strategy.

September 4, 2014

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York on Wednesday welcomed Walgreens to the health plan’s retail pharmacy network and named the retailer the plan's specialty pharmacy provider. 

September 4, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday shared its commitment to helping smokers quit the habit altogether. 

 

September 3, 2014

CVS Caremark announced today that it is changing its corporate name to CVS Health to reflect its broader healthcare commitment and its expertise in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of health.

September 3, 2014

Many retail executives said their organizations have adopted an omnichannel strategy to link the consumers' in-store experience with the company's website, mobile device application and social media platforms in an effort to better respond to an increasingly online and mobile customer, according to KMPG’s 2014 Retail Outlook Survey.

September 2, 2014

Murad, the skin care brand founded by Howard Murad, plans to open in October the company’s first official stand-alone retail boutique.

September 2, 2014

The Magic Hat Brewing Co. recently released Wilhelm Scream, its first-ever pumpkin ale that's named for the iconic scream sound effect that's been used in more than 200 movies.

September 1, 2014

In the wake of a disappointing second quarter, Fred's Super Dollar last week announced a series of initiatives, including the shuttering of 60 non-pharmacy stores and a stepped up focus on pharmacy.

August 25, 2014

Emdeon on Monday announced the launch of Emdeon Easy Save for retail pharmacies. The program gives access to some of the largest co-pay assistance programs available, while also encouraging retail pharmacies to offer co-pay coupon programs to customers when they need it, according to the company.

August 25, 2014

DSN presents a preview of some of the hottest beauty products that appear on the show floor at NACDS Total Store Expo.

August 25, 2014

DSN presents a preview of some of the hottest OTC products that appear on the show floor at NACDS Total Store Expo.

August 25, 2014

DSN presents a preview of some of the hottest pharmacy and technology products that will appear on the show floor at NACDS Total Store Expo.

August 25, 2014

With diabetes and other diseases at epidemic levels, the need for more pharmacies to step up and offer accessible, convenient patient screening for a variety of serious and even life-threatening conditions is clear, a panel of pharmacists asserted at Monday’s “Convenient Care — Point of Care Testing in the Pharmacy” session.

August 24, 2014

The U.S. Hispanic population is projected to reach 128.8 million by 2060, or more than 30% of the U.S. population. This could bode especially well for purveyors of health products and services in the pharmacy setting. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute, perhaps more than any other consumer group, Hispanics are cost-conscious, mobile savvy and do not necessarily seek health care within the traditional $2.8 trillion U.S. healthcare system.