With the allure of deep discounts, doorbuster promotions and extended store hours, shoppers visited more stores and spent more money across the days of Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday (Nov. 28-29) than they did last year, ShopperTrak reported Saturday.
Deloitte has issued a report showing that employers view the healthcare system as wasteful and expensive, and that the keys for improving the system are increased transparency around pricing and performance — both tenets of outcomes-based medicine.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has issued a statement regarding the participation of NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson in a White House meeting Tuesday regarding implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
U.S. retailers are approaching the holiday shopping season with prudence. According to a July 2013 survey, conducted by e-commerce technology provider Baynote, 38% of retailers project a year-over-year increase in online sales of just 11% to 20%.
Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart is expanding its Life Brand with the launch of Life Brand vitamins and supplements in store, and has introduced a new online tool, dubbed “Vitamin Finder,” to help Canadian’s find the products that best meet their health needs.