April 23, 2014

Diplomat on Tuesday announced it is holding a ‘Keep Kids Safe and Healthy’ event on April 26. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Diplomat’s retail store in Flint.

April 23, 2014

The eight-day run up to Easter 2014 fell shy of the previous year’s comparable period by 9.3% in traffic and 8.9% in sales.

April 23, 2014

Last weekend marked the in-store retail debut of the Prettie Girls!, a line of multicultural dolls, at H-E-B stores.

April 23, 2014

Supervalu on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2014 net sales of $4 billion, up 1.4%, and net earnings of $26 million, or $0.10 per diluted share.

April 22, 2014

It’s a hot topic that is fast becoming an integral component in the delivery of American healthcare. Looking to explore the various ways that retail-based health clinics are leveraging telehealth technology to provide care to consumers, this year’s Retail Clinician Education Congress in May will feature a Business Leadership track session on telehealth.

April 21, 2014

This year is bound to be interesting for beauty as the industry is likely to see an increased focus on innovation, blurring of the lines and multi-functionality — a 2014 trend research firm Mintel has coined as “mixologiste.”

April 21, 2014

CVS/pharmacy announced on Monday that it is launching later this spring a new service, dubbed Bill Pay at CVS/pharmacy, to help customers manage their monthly health insurance premiums.

April 21, 2014

DSN highlights the best practices in in-store merchandising and marketing in the beauty and personal care category.

April 21, 2014

DSN highlights the best practices in in-store merchandising and marketing in the OTC category.

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 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.