March 30, 2012

When Express Scripts filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission that its merger with Medco could close as early as the week of April 2, that seemed to set off a firestorm of activity.

March 29, 2012

With as much as two-thirds of retail pharmacy operators' business tied up in the potential Express Scripts-Medco merger, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the National Community Pharmacists Association and nine retail pharmacy companies on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging the merger.

March 28, 2012

As pharmacies become increasingly involved in flu shots, retail-based clinics are expanding into other areas of vaccination — such as vaccines to help protect against human papillomavirus, meningitis and pneumonia — to further meet the healthcare needs of patients.

March 28, 2012

During a briefing held for the Senate Community Pharmacy Caucus, two senators and two pharmacy groups emphasized how pharmacists located in rural areas of the United States are playing an increasingly important role in delivering health care to their patients.

March 27, 2012

Move over dump bins, endcap displays and newspaper circulars and make room for the new high-tech kid on the retail block — digitization.

March 27, 2012

In November 2011, The Drug Store News Group hosted in New York an exclusive roundtable discussion of leading pharmacy retailers and a handful of key vendors. Moderated by special guest Dave Wendland of Hamacher Resource Group, the panel tackled a wide range of issues surrounding diabetes management and much more.

March 27, 2012

Recently during one of our Elevation Forum meetings, we asked the question: which competitors do you worry about the most? Many of the leaders in the room listed either the largest or the fastest growing competitors they compete against. But one honest executive shared a provocative reflection. He said we are not as worried about who’s outside, but more focused on the enemy in the mirror.

March 27, 2012

Truvia is expanding its product line to include an item that bakes and browns like sugar.

March 27, 2012

On the eve of a potential Federal Trade Commission approval of the Express Scripts-Medco merger, Walgreens' underlying fundamentals still are strong, Walgreens president and CEO Greg Wasson told analysts Tuesday.

March 26, 2012

Oasis Consumer Healthcare’s Halo oral antiseptic ought to make a big splash in the 2012-2013 cough-cold season.

March 26, 2012

Consumer electronic accessories are a big business, and drug stores increasingly are grabbing more share. In 2011, mobile phone accessories sales totaled $1.24 billion, up 10% from 2010, according to NPD Group.


March 26, 2012

Increases in the prices of prescription drugs have far outpaced the rate of general inflation over the years, as increases in the prices of branded and specialty drugs have offset decreases in the prices of generics, according to a new report by AARP’s research arm.


March 26, 2012

The Cosmetic Ingredient 
Review, an independent panel of scientific and medical experts, reaffirmed at its recent public meeting that parabens — a family of preservatives used in cosmetics and personal care products — are safe, the Personal Care Products Council has announced.

March 26, 2012

Rite Aid has become the latest chain to join the retail smartphone application game.

March 26, 2012

Procter & Gamble has brought innovation to the laundry detergent category with Tide Pods, a three-chamber unit 
liquid-dose detergent that cleans, fights stains and brightens all in one premeasured product.

March 23, 2012

The healthcare sector is thought to hold the most promise for mobile technology growth and development, according to a new survey by Deloitte.

March 23, 2012

Hitting retail shelves for spring is the new line of Gum Star Wars-branded toothbrushes from Sunstar Americas, in partnership with Lucasfilm.

March 22, 2012

Central Garden and Pet has launched a topical flea and tick control delivery device under its Adams brand.

March 22, 2012

Rite Aid is sponsoring skin cancer screenings at dozens of stores across the country as part of a tour that begins this month and ends in August, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

March 22, 2012

TheraPearl on Wednesday named Daniel Baumwald president and Thomas Keeney VP sales.

March 22, 2012

Yoplait Greek is helping consumers escape the "winter blues" with the debut of two new yogurt flavors.

March 21, 2012

Starbucks has made its global entry into the energy category with a new line of ready-to-drink beverages.

March 21, 2012

SymphonyIRI on Wednesday launched “Analytics2020,” a consumer packaged goods and retail industry initiative designed to identify and define the roadmap for consumer and retail analytics innovation into the next decade.

March 20, 2012

Kellogg's has expanded its Special K line to include granola bars.