April 23, 2015

The Mentholatum Co. on Thursday launched a nighttime version of its popular vaporizing rub.

 

April 23, 2015

Looking to help beauty mavens stuck in an at-home styling rut, Unilever’s Suave has developed the new Suave Professionals line of products for a new style-it-yourself approach.

April 23, 2015

Global responsibility and sustainability continue to be priorities for Walmart Stores. The company filed its proxy statement ahead of its June 5 annual shareholders meeting, and also issued its annual report, and the 2015 Global Responsibility Report and Global Compliance Program Report.

April 22, 2015

From the beginning, Pharmaca’s format has included expert health advocates — professionals licensed in such fields as nutrition, skin care, homeopathy, naturopathy and herbal studies — who work in conjunction with pharmacists to develop health treatments and regimens unique to each customer and patient. And that personal level of care and expertise extends to the chain’s expanding beauty selection, as well.

April 22, 2015

“Our health-and-wellness experts are leading the way for the future of health care in our stores and beyond.”

For any retail pharmacy provider, that would be a bold, perhaps even overly confident, assertion. But coming as it does from Walmart, it’s something that both the U.S. healthcare system and Walmart’s competitors are taking seriously.

April 22, 2015

With more than $225 billion in pharmacy sales and more than 67,000 stores, the 2015 PoweRx list represents more than 80% of the total retail pharmacy business.

April 22, 2015

Beauty. It’s a $48 billion mega category that is battling only moderate growth — especially within the mass channel — because of a shift in consumer attitudes, increased competition and a lack of effective advertising. The question then becomes, “How can suppliers overcome such challenges and break through the clutter?”

April 22, 2015

A year ago, Fred’s Super Dollar was looking for buyers. Today, Fred’s Super Dollar has become the buyer having most recently acquired the specialty pharmacy business EntrustRx.

April 22, 2015

Now in its 110th year, H-E-B is a pioneer in food-store pharmacy retailing.

April 22, 2015

Kinney Drugs, the New York and Vermont drug store division of KPH Healthcare Services Inc., continues to roll out innovative health programs.

April 22, 2015

With a vast network of supermarkets and a variety of stand-alone drug store formats, Metro Inc. has carved out a strong position in Ontario and Quebec by stressing the crucial link between pharmacies, nutrition and overall wellness.

April 22, 2015

What supermarket pharmacy provider scores highest in consumer satisfaction? That would be Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Super Markets, the largest employee-owned U.S. grocery chain.

April 22, 2015

Created in September 2009 with the merger of Phoenix-based United Drugs and Scottsboro, Ala.-based Associated Pharmacies, AAP remains a member-owned cooperative and buying group offering independent operators the negotiating power of a national pharmacy network “working together like a chain.”

April 22, 2015

For the past 35 years, Giant Eagle has not wavered from its commitment to provide its customers with the utmost in convenient pharmacy care.

April 22, 2015

Today, convenience isn’t just about having a smaller box to shop in, or an easily navigated merchandising scheme where consumers can quickly identify what they’re looking for, grab it and go. Today, convenience is about clicks — as in: What are the fewest clicks to the buying decision? And how can the retailer best facilitate a shopping experience in their stores on the shopper’s smartphone?

April 22, 2015

Move over nature-inspired products. Consumer demand for products with truly natural ingredients is heating up — fast.

April 22, 2015

For the past 52 weeks, cosmetics were a $7.1 billion industry, and the eye, facial and lip subcategories accounted for $4.7 billion of those sales. Within the drug store channel alone, cosmetics experienced $2.7 billion in sales, and the eye, face and lip subcategories saw $1.8 billion. DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report (CPR) and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports, and this article examines the market performance of top brands within those subcategories for the past 27 months.

April 22, 2015

Earlier Easter boosted drug store sales, Credit Suisse analyst Ed Kelly reported Wednesday. 

April 22, 2015

With more than 520 independently owned stores in nine provinces, Pharmasave has a solid reputation as one of Canada’s most-trusted community drug stores.

April 22, 2015

CVS/pharmacy is kicking off a "Fill Your Bag" promotional event, helping shoppers save on CVS brand products, as well as on other select exclusive product lines, in all of its 7,800 stores.

April 22, 2015

Walgreens forever changed its corporate trajectory with the execution of its “step 2” merger and acquisition of Boots Alliance, creating a truly international retail pharmacy operator with the restructured and rebranded Walgreens Boots Alliance.

April 22, 2015

Cardinal Health on Tuesday increased its specialty pharmacy heft with the acquisition of Metro Medical, according to a Drug Channels Institute report. 

April 22, 2015

Drug Store News, in partnership with higi, a consumer health engagement company, is hosting the first-ever Fit Pharmacist Challenge, a series of fitness-tracking competitions that will reward winning pharmacists and pharmacy technicians for logging the most miles.

April 22, 2015

E-pill Medication Reminders on Wednesday launched a pill dispenser that can be mounted under a kitchen cabinet.