Private-label products at CVS
NEW YORK The push of private label at retail is evident at a CVS/pharmacy in Manhattan.
This end cap featuring several CVS private label personal care products is what shoppers see as soon as they enter the store. The display on the middle shelf reads: "Compares to Aveeno National Brand Products."
As previously reported by Drug Store News, CVS expects to add more than 900 private-label products for the full year.
A&P program offers online pharmacy services
MONTVALE, N.J. A&P announced on Tuesday that its Live Better! Wellness program now provides online pharmacy services.
“We are proud to introduce this innovative new benefit, which will make filling prescriptions more convenient than ever before. It is just another way we are helping our customers maintain their health by offering improved access to prescription drugs,” stated Carol DiNicolantonio, senior director of pharmacy for A&P.
Prescriptions are processed, filled and distributed from this “home delivery only” pharmacy located in Old Tappan, N.J.
The Live Better! Pharmacy provides such services as prescriptions filled by pharmacists, access to pharmacists seven days a week, easy prescription transfers and prescriptions delivered to the patient?s door.
Annual GMDC conference highlights future of health, beauty and wellness initiatives
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The Global Market Development Center is kicking off its 39th annual Health Beauty Wellness Marketing Conference this week in Orlando, Fla., extensively focusing on the health, beauty and wellness initiatives across the entire retail store.
GMDC has invited and colocated the conference with the Food Marketing Institute Supermarket Pharmacy Conference. The two conferences offer members of both associations an opportunity to develop strategies and tactics to capitalize on the emerging health and wellness opportunities at retail.
GMDC and FMI members have the opportunity to participate in sessions where retailers, suppliers and service companies will meet to discuss strategic initiatives across all departments of retail and wholesale members.
Additionally, the conference will feature roundtable discussions, focusing on the future of health, beauty and wellness along with the industry’s emerging topics and issues.
“We have created a meeting agenda that maintains the identities of the two individual events while creating a forum for collaborative business meetings and education. In Orlando this week, supplier and service companies are joining executives from the health, wellness, beauty, pharmacy and center store departments of wholesale and retail members to work together on developing the categories essential for presenting a health and wellness shopping experience that meets the needs of today’s consumer”, said David McConnell, GMDC president and CEO.