November 5, 2012

CVS/pharmacy certainly is the leader in terms of how to translate reams of shopper data into programs that drive profitable results. It’s been at it for almost 15 years, and its 70 million active cardholders makes for the largest loyalty program in retail pharmacy.

November 5, 2012

Products often fail before they ever find their way to market. Because our firm reviews more than 2,500 new health, beauty and wellness products, and sees approximately 13,000 packaging changes and line extensions annually, I’ve seen this firsthand.

November 5, 2012

All American Pet Co. announced Tuesday that its innovative branded line of PAWtizer antibacterial wipes and spray will be available on all Giant Eagle supermarket shelves within the next two weeks.

November 5, 2012

Mars Chocolate has unveiled its Easter 2013 lineup.

November 5, 2012

Rite Aid is renewing its diabetes extension for Wellness+ and offering free screenings at all of its Wellness stores to mark American Diabetes Month, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

November 5, 2012

According to a recent BDO USA survey, chief marketing officers at leading U.S. retailers expect a 3.7% increase in holiday comparable store sales, marking the survey’s most optimistic forecast since 2007, when CMOs projected a 5% increase in comparable store sales.

November 2, 2012

Harris Teeter Supermarkets on Thursday posted sales of $4.5 billion for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 2, up 5.8%.

November 2, 2012

Olivia Garden is looking to help beauty mavens extend the life of their brush with its The Brush Cleaner and The Comb Cleaner.

November 2, 2012

Sears Holdings has announced that Ryan Vero will join the company as SVP and president of grocery, drug and pharmacy.

November 2, 2012

A new Rand Corp. study examining the impact of retail medical clinics on the receipt of primary medical care found mixed evidence about whether the clinics may disrupt doctor-patient relationships.

November 1, 2012

Rite Aid got a boost in its monthly same-store sales from Hurricane Sandy, the company said Thursday.

October 31, 2012

Shrink costs Canadian retailers almost C$4 billion per year, according to a new report.

October 31, 2012

ISM International has announced that, following initial negotiations with several large retails chains, it has secured a distribution deal with a well-known U.S. retail chain for its line of organic green cosmetic MyGirl products.

October 29, 2012

Acura Pharmaceuticals in December will launch an immediate-release pseudoephedrine tablet under the brand name Nexafed that will help impede conversion of the tablets into methamphetamine.

October 29, 2012

Ulta Beauty has announced that Michael MacDonald, president and CEO of DSW, a branded footwear and accessories retailer, has been appointed to its board.

October 29, 2012

Rite Aid is stocking extra emergency supplies and keeping its pharmacies open as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, the retail pharmacy chain said.

October 26, 2012

News flash: Retailers get the idea that attracting today's consumer means going multichannel.

October 25, 2012

The Network of Executive Women, Consumer Products and Retail, has elected seven new members to its board at the Network's annual members meeting during the recent NEW Leadership Summit in Dallas.

October 25, 2012

Kroger on Wednesday announced a pair of executive appointments — Marnette Perry will assume the role of SVP strategic initiatives and operations, while Michael Ellis has been named SVP retail divisions.

October 25, 2012

Walgreens and the People’s Choice Awards on Thursday announced the drug store’s appointment as the official retail sponsor of the 39th annual People’s Choice Awards.

October 24, 2012

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic has opened three walk-in clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in the Asheville, N.C. area, and three additional locations are expected to open by year-end.

October 24, 2012

Nearly one year after launching an initiative to help create more job opportunities for people with disabilities in Connecticut, 62 participants have completed training under the Walgreens Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative program, the retailer announced on Wednesday.

October 24, 2012

“When you create something for [our various retail concepts], you are creating a new experience and environment that makes us different than our competitive set. Exclusivity of the experience is a large differentiator.” That was a key message that keynote retail speaker Shannon Curtin, Walgreens divisional VP and GMM for beauty, personal care and seasonal, had for attendees of the latest Mack Elevation Forum.

October 23, 2012

Bartell is partnering with a Seattle-based online rewards program to encourage customers to make healthy lifestyle choices, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.