October 16, 2014

Shopko announced Wednesday the rollout of its expanded omnichannel, providing customers more access to product — including the ability to buy products on-line and ship them to store for free. 

October 16, 2014

CCA Industries, a maker of health and beauty aids, posted an increase in third-quarter revenues fueled by the strength of its Bikini Zone and Sudden Change skin care brands, which were supported with national TV advertising during the quarter.

October 16, 2014

Princeton University grad students Gilad Arwatz and Carla Bahri are looking to revolutionize the deodorant segment with ClickStick — a smart deodorant applicator with a mobile app.

October 16, 2014

The Speed Stick Gear team and NASCAR driver Cole Whitt have announced a new online sweepstakes aimed at rewarding those who step up in high-pressure situations with a chance to join Whitt during NASCAR's final race in Miami on Nov. 16.

October 16, 2014

Supervalu reported second-quarter fiscal 2015 net sales of $4 billion and net earnings from continuing operations of $31 million.

 

October 16, 2014

Top executives of several pharmacy retailers in British Columbia, including London Drugs, Safeway and Rexall, are threatening to take legal action against the College of Pharmacists of B.C. if it tries to block tobacco sales in their stores on the grounds that the college would be exceeding its powers and jurisdiction, the Vancouver Sun reported.

October 16, 2014

Wahl Clipper, maker of hair clippers, and Kappa Sigma Fraternity are urging college students nationwide to "Get Buzzed for Good" by picking up a clipper and raising funds to support the St. Baldrick's Foundation and its fight against childhood cancers.

October 15, 2014

 H. D. Smith was recently announced as a finalist of the 2014 Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards in the Large Family Business of the Year and the Community Service categories.

October 15, 2014

That awesome little dude pictured is my bulldog Petey. As I write this column, my wife is bringing him home after five nights in the animal hospital — for that I am happier than the limits of my word count could ever fully allow me to convey.

October 15, 2014

AbbVie has notified Shire of its board of directors' intention to reconsider the recommendation made on July 18 that AbbVie stockholders adopt the merger agreement needed to complete the proposed combination of AbbVie and Shire.

 

October 15, 2014

Ameizen on Wednesday launched its patent-pending Sho vitamin and dispensary system, available for funding via IndieGoGo.

October 15, 2014

Organizational capacity.” That’s Dollar General’s shorthand for the discipline and rigorous financial modeling that the company applies to its rapid store expansion and remodeling program. 

October 15, 2014

If any U.S. retail company understands the importance of selling not just its product, but also the experience of consuming that product in its stores, that company is Starbucks. The Seattle-based king of coffee excels at hiring friendly, motivated and upbeat sales people to help create the relaxed, refuge-from-the-world atmosphere that sets Starbucks apart and keeps customers coming back.

October 15, 2014

"We no longer ship hummingbird feeders to Florida.”

That’s one example of how Dollar General has smartened up its store replenishment and supply-chain processes in recent years, said John Flanigan, EVP global supply chain.

October 15, 2014

Camber Consumer Care, which focuses on both consumer care and prescription-to-OTC switch products, recently introduced new executives to its staff.

October 15, 2014

Most of the products and brands sold in a Dollar General store can be found in any number of competing drug, supermarket, club and mass merchandise stores. So what draws millions of loyal customers back to its more than 11,500 locations every day?

October 15, 2014

In September, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded nearly $4 million to fund youth literacy and education programs at more than 800 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations across the United States, supporting the company’s mission of “Serving Others.”

October 15, 2014

What retail chain has more stores than any other U.S. company, with plans to open an astonishing 700 new locations this year alone, while approaching $20 billion in revenue and maintaining sales and profit momentum? It’s Dollar General, the storied Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based small-box discount giant celebrating its 75th year in business in 2014.

 
October 15, 2014

Drug Store News has announced a top-notch lineup of retail executives slated to participate in the 16th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit conference, Dec. 2 at Manhattan’s historic New York Athletic Club.

October 15, 2014

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing has announced the launch of its new website, which offers visitors a fresh look, improved navigation and intuitive functionality.

October 15, 2014

The Estée Lauder Cos. looks to acquire Le Labo, a fragrance and sensory lifestyle brand with a French heritage.

October 15, 2014

This year, Ampro Industries, a maker of multicultural hair care and beauty products, is increasing awareness of its philanthropic activities through a new campaign called, "A Positive Message."

October 15, 2014

The resurgence of iconic pain relief brands Tylenol and Excedrin continue to contribute to the slight growth across internal analgesic tablets. It’s a $3.2 billion book of business across U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI, that is up slightly by 0.8% for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 10. 

October 15, 2014

Could the regulatory and scientific logjam that’s keeping copycat biotech medicines off the market and out of the hands of patients and health providers in the United States finally be breaking?