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October 1, 2013

With the Shopper Marketing Expo quickly approaching, taking place Oct. 8 to 10 in Chicago, the Path to Purchase Institute is offering a preview of some key educational seminars for attendees.

With the Shopper Marketing Expo quickly approaching, taking place Oct. 8 to 10 in Chicago, the Path to Purchase Institute is offering a preview of some key educational seminars for attendees.

Curtis Tingle

Curtis Tingle, SVP strategic demand and development at Valassis, previews the upcoming Shopper Marketing Expo Seminar, "How Shopper Marketing Intelligence Drives Action."

September 23, 2013

With the Shopper Marketing Expo quickly approaching, taking place Oct. 8 to 10 in Chicago, the Path to Purchase Institute is offering a preview of some key educational seminars for attendees.

With the Shopper Marketing Expo quickly approaching, taking place Oct. 8 to 10 in Chicago, the Path to Purchase Institute is offering a preview of some key educational seminars for attendees.

Christopher Brace

May 29, 2013

DSNTV recently interviewed Walgreens DVP of category strategy, innovation and space management Beth Stiller at the company's Bucktown/Wicker Park flagship store in Chicago for a Virtual Store Tour segment focused on Walgreens’ key strategy in such core categories as health and beauty, and how it plays out in its flagship stores.

CHICAGO — DSNTV recently interviewed Walgreens DVP of category strategy, innovation and space management Beth Stiller at the company's Bucktown/Wicker Park flagship store in Chicago for a Virtual Store Tour segment focused on Walgreens’ key strategy in such core categories as health and beauty, and how it plays out in its flagship stores.

April 7, 2014

Paul Keckley, previously with Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions, has been hired as managing director and leader of the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.

CHICAGO — Paul Keckley, previously with Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions, has been hired as managing director and leader of the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.

Keckley will lead the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis. The Center will focus on trends and issues relevant to each of the industry’s major sectors.

April 2, 2014

Labeed Diab has been named SVP and president health and wellness at Walmart, filling a position previously held by Dr. John Agwunobi, who left the company.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Labeed Diab has been named SVP and president health and wellness at Walmart, filling a position previously held by Dr. John Agwunobi, who left the company.

March 31, 2014

CVS Caremark has announced that it will be the National Premier Sponsor of Easter Seals Walk With Me in 2014 — its ninth straight year.

CHICAGO — CVS Caremark has announced that it will be the National Premier Sponsor of Easter Seals Walk With Me in 2014 — its ninth straight year.

Demonstrating its continued commitment to children with disabilities and their families through the All Kids Can Program, CVS Caremark and thousands of its colleagues nationwide have raised nearly $10 million through Walk With Me to support local Easter Seals services throughout the years.

March 28, 2014

Rexam, a global beverage can maker, announced that its recovery drink, Formula O2, has hit the market.

CHICAGO — Rexam, a global beverage can maker, announced that its recovery drink, Formula O2, has hit the market. The beverage, available in Orange Mango and Grapefruit Ginger flavors, is infused with 10 times more oxygen than tap water, 2.5 times more electrolytes than sports drinks and also includes 140 mg of natural caffeine.

Formula O2 was founded by three friends who grew tired of energy and sports drinks that claimed to help people, but were actually filled with unsavory ingredients. 

March 26, 2014

In a study that included nearly 300,000 adults without a known history of diabetes or cardiovascular disease, adding information about glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), a measure of longer-term blood sugar control, to conventional CVD risk factors like smoking and cholesterol was associated with little improvement in the prediction of CVD risk, according to a study in the March 26 issue of JAMA.

CHICAGO — In a study that included nearly 300,000 adults without a known history of diabetes or cardiovascular disease, adding information about glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), a measure of longer-term blood sugar control, to conventional CVD risk factors like smoking and cholesterol was associated with little improvement in the prediction of CVD risk, according to a study in the March 26 issue of JAMA.

March 19, 2014

Former SVP Walgreens Randy Lewis on Wednesday announced the release of his book "No Greatness without Goodness," which outlines the progression Walgreens has made in giving people with disabilities the opportunity for employment.

CHICAGO — Former SVP Walgreens Randy Lewis on Wednesday announced the release of his book "No Greatness without Goodness," which outlines the progression Walgreens has made in giving people with disabilities the opportunity for employment. 

According to Lewis, 1-in-5 Americans has a disability, and nearly 70% of people with disabilities and 95% with severe cognitive disabilities, such as autism, will never hold down a job. 

March 12, 2014

Prescription and over-the-counter products are often the first remedy consumers turn to when seeking relief from such conditions as allergies and heartburn, according to IRI. In its latest report, "Best Practices for Rx-to-OTC Product Launches," the company offers some tactics to help drive success for companies looking to execute the category switch.

CHICAGO and ORLANDO, Fla. — Prescription and over-the-counter products are often the first remedy consumers turn to when seeking relief from such conditions as allergies and heartburn, according to IRI. In its latest report, "Best Practices for Rx-to-OTC Product Launches," the company offers some tactics to help drive success for companies looking to execute the category switch.

March 12, 2014

IRI announced on Wednesday the results of its 2013 New Product Pacesetters report, a benchmark analysis of exceptional first-year consumer packaged goods sales success for newly launched products.

CHICAGO and ORLANDO, Fla. — IRI announced on Wednesday the results of its 2013 New Product Pacesetters report, a benchmark analysis of exceptional first-year consumer packaged goods sales success for newly launched products.

There were 190,000 new UPCs and 9,500 new brand launches that hit the shelves in 2013.

March 7, 2014

New Albertson’s has acquired five Dominick’s locations and appointed Shane Sampson, currently president of the company’s Boston-based Shaw’s Division, as president of the Jewel-Osco division based in Chicago.

ITASCA, Ill. — New Albertson’s has acquired five Dominick’s locations and appointed Shane Sampson, currently president of the company’s Boston-based Shaw’s Division, as president of the Jewel-Osco division based in Chicago. 

Sampson fills the role that had been held by interim division president Jim Rice since January 2014.

Sampson’s first project highlights the company’s commitment to investing in Chicago: Remodeling and reopening five additional former Dominick’s locations.

March 5, 2014

MillerCoors on Tuesday announced that a new hard cider, Smith & Forge, will be launched nationally this month.

CHICAGO — MillerCoors on Tuesday announced that a new hard cider, Smith & Forge, will be launched nationally this month. The beverage contains 6% alcohol by volume and features a distinct taste and crisp finish, the company said.

February 27, 2014

Ahold announced plans to significantly expand its Peapod presence in the U.S. market when announcing fourth-quarter results on Thursday.

ZAANDAM, The Netherlands — Ahold announced plans to significantly expand its Peapod presence in the U.S. market when announcing fourth-quarter results on Thursday. "Peapod is expected to double its capacity in the U.S. in 2014," Dick Boer, Ahold CEO, told analysts. 

February 26, 2014

Medication to treat high blood pressure in older patients appears to be associated with an increased risk for serious injury from falling, such as a hip fracture or head injury, especially in older patients who have been injured in previous falls, the JAMA Network Journals reported Monday.

CHICAGO — Medication to treat high blood pressure in older patients appears to be associated with an increased risk for serious injury from falling such as a hip fracture or head injury, especially in older patients who have been injured in previous falls, the JAMA Network Journals reported Monday. 

Most people older than 70 years have high blood pressure, and blood pressure control is key to reducing risk for myocardial infarction and stroke. Previous research has suggested that blood pressure medications may increase risk of falls and fall injuries.

February 26, 2014

The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, the landmark research study of Hispanic/Latino health funded by the National Institutes of Health, on Tuesday released initial findings that showed significant variations in disease prevalence and health behaviors among groups with different backgrounds.

NEW YORK — The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, the landmark research study of Hispanic/Latino health funded by the National Institutes of Health, on Tuesday released initial findings that showed significant variations in disease prevalence and health behaviors among groups with different backgrounds. 

February 13, 2014

Sears has launched a new service powered by the chain’s Shop Your Way mobile app that enables customers to pick up their online purchases at any Sears store within five minutes of arrival.

CHICAGO — Sears has launched a new service powered by the chain’s Shop Your Way mobile app that enables customers to pick up their online purchases at any Sears store within five minutes of arrival.

The service allows members to pick up purchases without leaving their cars, hence its name: In-Vehicle Pickup,

February 10, 2014

Interested in a fragrance that can be worn at night to help you sleep? If so, you’re not alone. According to new Mintel research, there is a growing demand for more distinct, non-traditional uses on the fragrance front. To that end, 64% of women and more than half of men who use any scented item would be interested in fragrances that can be worn at night to help them sleep or refresh the sheets.

CHICAGO — Interested in a fragrance that can be worn at night to help you sleep? If so, you’re not alone. According to new Mintel research, there is a growing demand for more distinct, non-traditional uses on the fragrance front. To that end, 64% of women and more than half of men who use any scented item would be interested in fragrances that can be worn at night to help them sleep or refresh the sheets.

February 10, 2014

As many as 86% of Americans have experienced some type of GI or digestive issue in the past year, but according to recent Mintel research, some 40% of those who suffer from gastrointestinal issues are concerned about the side effects associated with them, the company reported Friday.

CHICAGO — As many as 86% of Americans have experienced some type of GI or digestive issue in the past year, but according to recent Mintel research, some 40% of those who suffer from gastrointestinal issues are concerned about the side effects associated with them, the company reported Friday.

February 6, 2014

Jimmy Dean brand is introducing two new flavor varieties to its product portfolio: Apple Cinnamon Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick and Very Berry Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick.

CHICAGO — Jimmy Dean brand is introducing two new flavor varieties to its product portfolio: Apple Cinnamon Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick and Very Berry Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick. Both are available in five-count packages.

February 5, 2014

Higi on Tuesday announced an agreement with Rite Aid to become the sole provider of health stations in stores nationwide.

CHICAGO — Higi on Tuesday announced an agreement with Rite Aid to become the sole provider of health stations in stores nationwide. The company will deploy approximately 4,100 higi Stations across the United States beginning in the second quarter of 2014 and projects completion of the rollout by early 2015. 

February 3, 2014

Roundy’s will be offering 2.9 million shares of its common stock, and certain selling stockholders will be offering 5.9 million shares of the company’s common stock.

MILWAUKEE— Roundy’s will be offering 2.9 million shares of its common stock, and certain selling stockholders will be offering 5.9 million shares of the company’s common stock. The underwriters will be granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1.3 million shares of common stock from the selling stockholders, all at the offering price less the underwriting discount.

January 30, 2014

An exclusive study of more than 2,200 moms who primarily buy food for their family at supermarkets reveals that an overwhelming majority (89%) are regularly influenced by coupons to try new food and drink products.

CHICAGO — An exclusive study of more than 2,200 moms who primarily buy food for their family at supermarkets reveals that an overwhelming majority (89%) are regularly influenced by coupons to try new food and drink products. 

Conducted by the online community WomensForum.com, the "Womensforum.com Supermarket Moms Survey" also found that nearly half of grocery-seeking moms (49%) see it as a frequent occurrence. 

January 30, 2014

In January, Walgreens recognized students, teachers and their schools for their leadership in teen health advocacy and awareness.

CHICAGO — In January, Walgreens recognized students, teachers and their schools for their leadership in teen health advocacy and awareness. Students, teachers and schools were awarded more than $28,000 for their contributions to the Expressions Challenge, Walgreens stated. 

January 22, 2014

An IRI MarketPulse survey found that shopper sentiment dropped in fourth quarter 2013, and this gloomy attitude is spilling over into 2014 across all age groups.

CHICAGO — After a year of sluggish economic growth in 2013, it is no surprise that consumers are beginning the new year with a conservative outlook. An IRI MarketPulse survey released Wednesday found that shopper sentiment dropped in fourth quarter 2013, and this gloomy attitude is spilling over into 2014 across all age groups. 

It is particularly evident among millennials, who reported a 10-point decline since third quarter 2013 and have consistently struggled since the economic downturn began.