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October 24, 2010

A straw that prevents juice box spills soon may be found on retail shelves nationwide....

OXFORD, Mich. A straw that prevents juice box spills soon may be found on retail shelves nationwide.

Strawzzles are reusable and dishwasher-safe straws that assure no spillage will take place. The one-piece straws are ideal for children of all ages on the go and those who have difficulty drinking from adult-sized cups without spilling.

October 24, 2010

With strong support from pharmacy leaders, Congress is moving to shut down prescription medication abuse...

With strong support from pharmacy leaders, Congress is moving to shut down prescription medication abuse and diversion with a multipronged legislative cudgel.

Prior to its October recess, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three industry-backed bills in September to help seal up the nation’s leaky prescription drug pipeline. The bills are expected to pass under “suspension of the rules,” which allows for expedited consideration of legislation.

October 24, 2010

CVS Caremark has been heavily focused on the healthcare arena, leveraging its various points of...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. —CVS Caremark has been heavily focused on the healthcare arena, leveraging its various points of care to improve medication outcomes and lower healthcare costs—but that’s not to say that the front end has fallen by the wayside. In fact, the retailer is in the midst of writing a prescription for front-end growth that involves a new store brand and new beauty innovations.

October 24, 2010

Health care’s lumbering shift to electronic prescribing and health information technology has been a long...

October 24, 2010

As this issue went to press, it sure had been a busy week here at Drug Store News. And that means it was a busy week for the industry, too.

As this issue went to press, it sure had been a busy week here at Drug Store News. And that means it was a busy week for the industry, too.

October 24, 2010

An industry titan soon will exit the stage. But those who have known Frank Maione...

October 24, 2010

Cautious optimism may best describe 2010 holiday sales projections, because even as sales inch toward...

October 24, 2010

Publix Super Markets’ real estate VP John Frazier announced his decision to retire by the...

October 24, 2010

Korean retailer Mega Mart took the wraps off its first U.S. store on Oct. 8,...

October 24, 2010

Kroger announced that it has teamed up with U.S. Bank to offer credit cards and...

October 24, 2010

In order to better facilitate the purchasing of independent community pharmacies, a group that represents...

October 24, 2010

Panini America is launching its first officially licensed NFL sticker album and sticker collection....

ARLINGTON, Texas Panini America is launching its first officially licensed NFL sticker album and sticker collection.

Following the launch of its 2010 FIFA World Cup sticker collection, the company said its new football collection features NFL superstars and rookies from all 32 NFL teams, including Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, Brett Favre and Tim Tebow.

October 24, 2010

Kaz, the maker of Vicks, Honeywell and Braun wellness devices, recently launched a new Facebook...

October 24, 2010

Stage Stores, which operates 780 stores located in 39 states under the Bealls, Goody’s, Palais...

HOUSTON —Stage Stores, which operates 780 stores located in 39 states under the Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage banners, dramatically expanded its cosmetics offering this month with the launch of its new Beauty Bar concept. The staff-assisted/self-select concept has been rolled out to 100 locations.

October 24, 2010

According to a recent study released by the Relational Capital Group, consumer purchase intent and...

PHILADELPHIA —According to a recent study released by the Relational Capital Group, consumer purchase intent and brand loyalty for Tylenol still is high despite the recent spate of Tylenol product recalls. According to the study, 76% of consumers reported positive purchase intent, and 67% reported positive brand loyalty for Tylenol.

October 24, 2010

Paramount Licensing and Ripple Junction have teamed up on a line of new T-shirts based...

CINCINNATI —Paramount Licensing and Ripple Junction have teamed up on a line of new T-shirts based on the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” The collection includes five T-shirts inspired by the 1986 coming-of-age comedy that has gained cult movie status.

The T-shirt line, which features “Save Ferris” and “Faking Out Parents” sayings, has begun shipping to retailers. Shirts retail from $17 to $20.

October 24, 2010

There is little question that the ongoing recession has reshaped consumer-purchasing habits, particularly, as it...

October 24, 2010

There is little question that the ongoing recession has reshaped consumer habits. With more families...

October 24, 2010

In a move that wasn’t exactly a surprise to many industry observers, Unilever announced plans...

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands —In a move that wasn’t exactly a surprise to many industry observers, Unilever announced plans to acquire Alberto-Culver for $3.7 billion in cash, a deal that significantly will boost Unilever’s hair care portfolio.

October 21, 2010

Seven months after President Obama signed the massive health-reform bill into law, Americans remain deeply...

WASHINGTON Seven months after President Obama signed the massive health-reform bill into law, Americans remain deeply divided over the controversial overhaul and its potential benefits, a new poll from the Associated Press and the GfK Group revealed.

 

October 21, 2010

With its new management team in place, grocer A&P is moving ahead with its turnaround...

October 21, 2010

The rate of diabetes among Americans is on an upswing and likely will reach epic...

ATLANTA The rate of diabetes among Americans is on an upswing and likely will reach epic proportions by 2050, costing the government millions.

 

October 21, 2010

In this lackluster economy, retailers are fortunate that such vendors as consumer products giant Procter...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT In this lackluster economy, retailers are fortunate that such vendors as consumer products giant Procter & Gamble are investing in ideas like the pop-up store in New York to encourage consumers to try new products and loosen the grip on their wallets and buy.

(THE NEWS: P&G unites innovation with value for multipronged campaign. For the full story, click here)

October 21, 2010

In response to a national survey, which found that many women often are disappointed...

NEW YORK In response to a national survey, which found that many women often are disappointed with their purchase of household products and desire more product innovation, Procter & Gamble has developed the multipronged “Have You Tried This Yet?” campaign as a way to highlight the manufacturer’s newer, more unique products. As part of the campaign, P&G opened to the public on Oct. 22 an interactive pop-up store in New York to drive awareness and product trials.

(Click here to view photos of P&G's New York pop-up store.)

October 21, 2010

The dramatic rise in the prevalence of diabetes over the next several decades is likely...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The dramatic rise in the prevalence of diabetes over the next several decades is likely to place huge strains on the U.S. healthcare system, costing the country hundreds of billions of dollars every year. It also means the diabetes market will continue to be a hot bed for innovation for decades to come.

(THE NEWS: Diabetes prevalence among Americans may increase to 33%, CDC study finds. For the full story, click here)