January 13, 2015

Retailers at NRF’s Big Show are hearing a lot about “machine learning.” What is it and how does it help retailers?

 

January 12, 2015

Marsh Supermarkets and inMarket have announced the deployment of a closed-loop iBeacon platform.

January 12, 2015

The industry is well-positioned for 2015 — with a little help from friends in Washington.

 

 

January 12, 2015

Zebra Technologies Corp. released survey results that revealed nearly all retailers are ready to make the changes required to adopt the Internet of Things.

January 9, 2015

As the healthcare system increasingly moves toward value-based payments and accountable care, efficient prevention and a reduction in downstream healthcare costs will be shared by a broader team of providers, and retail pharmacies ought to be part of this conversation. That was a key message of an article authored by several CVS Health executives.

January 9, 2015

For the month of December, brick-and-mortar retailers realized a 6.5% decline in year-over-year sales

January 9, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance on Friday visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square and rang the Opening Bell.

January 8, 2015

The $2 billion-plus dietary supplement category is a big business and a major driver of traffic to retail pharmacy. To better understand this critically important customer, DSN partnered with Field Agent to conduct an exclusive study of how customers shop the vitamin category, why they buy, where they buy, when they buy, what they buy and what else they buy when they purchase supplements.

January 8, 2015

Consumers were offered more than $496 billion dollars in consumer incentives through Free Standing Inserts in 2014, an increase of 6.4% compared to last year, according to a Kantar Media report released Thursday.

January 8, 2015

"It wasn’t terribly long ago that a merchant could literally locate a storefront, hang a shingle, stock some merchandise, and claim themselves a retailer. Oh my how times have changed," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog post.

January 7, 2015

DSN examines three of PricewaterhouseCoopers' "Top Health Industry Issues for 2015" with broad implications for the retail pharmacy industry. 

January 7, 2015

We didn’t go crazy making a lot of predictions for 2015. That’s because 2015 is the year so many of our past predictions will come true, as the forces of healthcare consumerism and mobile technology collide to forever change the way health care is purchased, consumed and delivered. Call it the Big Bang of retail health.

January 6, 2015

Now that we are kicking off the first work week of the New Year, it’s time to look ahead at three technologies likely to disrupt retail in 2015.

January 5, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of pharmacy technology, biosimilars and generics, as well as a Q&A with Owen Mumford's Travis Shaw, in this multi-page report.

January 5, 2015

The NRF Foundation announced the individuals who have been named to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future.

 

January 5, 2015

Qualcomm on Monday announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life is collaborating with Walgreens to power device connectivity with Walgreens mobile and web applications and its Balance Rewards for healthy choices program with medical device connectivity and care coordination capabilities.

January 5, 2015

Rite Aid stores in New York and Los Angeles will be featuring futuristic end-caps in partnership with Provision Interactive Technologies, a subsidiary of Provision Holding, in 2015.

December 23, 2014

American Pistachio Growers is teaming up with Anheuser-Busch to promote the perfect pairing — beer and nuts.

December 23, 2014

Shares of Walgreens were on the rise in pre-market trading Tuesday morning, as Walgreens reported a 16.4% lift in quarterly profit to $809 million that was credited to the 222 million prescriptions filled in the first quarter ended Nov. 30.

December 19, 2014

While more and more beauty shoppers are buying products online, big box retailers, pharmacies and grocery stores are still the top sources for many cosmetics and grooming products, according to the findings of a recent survey by The Harris Poll.

December 18, 2014

In a letter to the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission on Thursday, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores emphasized the health-boosting and cost-reducing benefits that the pharmacist-patient relationship can produce for military families and veterans, and for the Department of Defense.

December 18, 2014

Rite Aid is expanding RediCllnic into new markets and leveraging kiosks, health coaches and a number of innovative new programs that are helping to convert its stores from traditional drug stores to a model of retail-driven health care for the future.

December 18, 2014

Supervalu announced Wednesday that it has launched SVInsights, a data exchange portal to enhance the working relationships between Supervalu and the manufacturer and broker community.

December 17, 2014

Menasha Packaging Company and Shelfbucks recently finalized an agreement to innovate and redefine in-store product merchandising with the launch of POP displays that incorporate iBeacon technology to actively engage with shoppers, while enabling brands and retailers to measure and manage in-store promotional campaigns.