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August 23, 2013

Kinney Drugs announced the appointment of Jim Spencer to president. Prior to the announcement, Spencer had served as COO.

Gouverneur, N.Y. — Kinney Drugs Inc. announced today the appointment of Jim Spencer to president. Prior to the announcement, Spencer had served as COO.

In this expanded role, Spencer will be responsible for the total customer experience and strategic growth of the company's retail drug stores. In addition to overseeing pharmacy and retail operations, marketing and merchandising, he will assume oversight responsibilities for company logistics. Spencer will continue to report to Bridget-ann Hart, R.Ph., president of Kinney healthcare services.

August 22, 2013

CVS Caremark is continuing its efforts to battle the national prescription drug abuse epidemic by tapping its database to identify and stop inappropriate prescribing of high-risk drugs and is working at the federal and state levels to implement policy changes to curb prescription drug abuse.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark is continuing its efforts to battle the national prescription drug abuse epidemic by tapping its database to identify and stop inappropriate prescribing of high-risk drugs and is working at the federal and state levels to implement policy changes to curb prescription drug abuse.

August 20, 2013

It’s been a week since the National Association of Chain Drug Stores wrapped up its massive Total Store Expo pow-wow in Las Vegas. Hundreds of retail pharmacy industry vendors have broken down their exhibits and cleared the cavernous Sands Expo Center for the next big event. By last Wednesday, the exodus of more than 5,700 exhausted conference-goers from Sin City had slowed to a trickle.

It’s been a week since the National Association of Chain Drug Stores wrapped up its massive Total Store Expo pow-wow in Las Vegas. Hundreds of retail pharmacy industry vendors have broken down their exhibits and cleared the cavernous Sands Expo Center for the next big event. By last Wednesday, the exodus of more than 5,700 exhausted conference-goers from Sin City had slowed to a trickle.

August 19, 2013

Walgreens last week made several executive moves to boost its Daily Living business organization, chief of which was the announcement that Alex Gourlay will make the transition from chief executive of Alliance Boots' health and beauty division to EVP, president of customer experience and daily living for Walgreens. http://www.drugstorenews.com/article/walgreens-announces-enhanced-daily-...

Gorley will fill in the vision and leadership hole Joe Magnacca left when he departed Walgreens to take on challenge of reinventing Radio Shack. The move showcases the kind of extended depth chart that is now enjoyed across Walgreens and Alliance Boots and takes Walgreens' strategy of tapping the best executives to fill strategic positions to a whole new global level.

Walgreens last week made several executive moves to boost its Daily Living business organization, chief of which was the announcement that Alex Gourlay will make the transition from chief executive of Alliance Boots' health and beauty division to EVP, president of customer experience and daily living for Walgreens. 

August 16, 2013

Duracell today announced the launch of Duracell Quantum this month, its most advanced alkaline battery and biggest innovation since CopperTop. To celebrate the launch of Duracell Quantum, Duracell is donating one million Quantum batteries to first responders across North America.

BETHEL, Conn.  Duracell today announced the launch of Duracell Quantum this month, its most advanced alkaline battery and biggest innovation since CopperTop.

August 16, 2013

The American Lung Association in Virginia and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield are supporting smokers in Richmond, Va., in their efforts to quit for good through the “Quitter in You” smoking-cessation campaign, the companies announced Friday.

RICHMOND, Va. — The American Lung Association in Virginia and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield are supporting smokers in Richmond, Va., in their efforts to quit for good through the “Quitter in You” smoking-cessation campaign, the companies announced Friday. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded the American Lung Association in Virginia $72,000 as part of a total $1.5 million donation to the American Lung Association by Anthem’s parent company in support of the program.

August 15, 2013

Select-A-Vision proudly introduces Flip Eyewear in both Reading Glasses and Sunglasses.

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Select-A-Vision proudly introduces Flip Eyewear in both Reading Glasses and Sunglasses.

Both products come in 8 temple colors and feature patented rotating temples. One tap of the temple and the color changes into a dazzling array of cubic Zircons.

All Sunglasses offer 100% UVA/UVB protection using only shatter proof polycarbonate lenses. Reading glasses feature a matching color coordinated case for stylish storage.

August 15, 2013

Create a bold, budge-proof look with this super-black liquid liner. Our unique Japanese calligraphy-style brush allows for precise, ultra-fine application that lets you create lines as small as one millimeter thickness!

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August 15, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association announced the availability of the preliminary program and continuing education offerings for its 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition taking place Oct. 12 to 16, 2013, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., as well as some special features of this year’s event.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association today announced the availability of the preliminary program and continuing education offerings for its 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition taking place Oct. 12 to 16, 2013, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., as well as some special features of this year’s event.

August 15, 2013

REvive™ is the new 100% Natural Vitality Drink, Made From 21 Super Fruits

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August 14, 2013

Natural skin care brand derma e has revamped its website to showcase a fresh, modern design and improved functionality.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Natural skin care brand derma e has revamped its website to showcase a fresh, modern design and improved functionality.

“We are thrilled with the new look and feel of the revamped dermae.com website,” stated Jennifer Norman, VP of marketing for derma e. “Consumer feedback has already been overwhelmingly positive in terms of user-friendliness, design aesthetics, content and shopping security.”

August 9, 2013

Wellco Brands debut product, Healerz For Noses has been selected for Walmart’s #GetOnTheShelf contest to test the product's commercial viability.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Wellco Brands debut product, Healerz For Noses has been selected for Walmart’s #GetOnTheShelf contest to test the product's commercial viability. To see the product video and vote, visit the "Get on the Shelf" page.

August 8, 2013

One of the biggest problems with the healthcare reform law is that a lot of people out there don't fully understand it. To educate the general public about the law, a few organizations have come up with simple, online tools aimed at dispelling the confusion.

One of the biggest problems with the healthcare reform law is that a lot of people out there don't fully understand it.

To educate the general public about the law, a few organizations have come up with simple, online tools aimed at dispelling the confusion.

August 8, 2013

With an all-star lineup of leading retailers and a capacity crowd once again expected for the annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Conference, DSN has added Daymond "The Shark" John as the special guest speaker at this year's event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Manhattan's New York Athletic Club.

NEW YORK — The Drug Store News Group is going to need a bigger boat.

August 8, 2013

According to a July 2013 poll of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers with children of school age, kid's annual physicals and back-to-school shopping go hand-in-hand.

According to a July 2013 poll of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers with children of school age, kid's annual physicals and back-to-school shopping go hand-in-hand. Approximately 75% of respondents take their child for a back-to-school physical. Of those, 4-out-of-5 do so at least four weeks before the first day of school-the time at which the majority of viewers indicate their back-to-school shopping kicks off.

August 6, 2013

Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall has announced the launch of MyRexall, providing its customers with the ability to view and print their personal medication records online at Rexall.ca.

MISSISSAU, Ontario — Canadian pharmacy retailer Rexall has announced the launch of MyRexall, providing its customers with the ability to view and print their personal medication records online at Rexall.ca.

"MyRexall reinforces our commitment to making it easy for Canadians to feel good about their health," stated Frank Scorpiniti, CEO of Rexall Pharma Plus. "MyRexall offers Canadians a simple way to manage and view their medication records online."

August 6, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced it has awarded a multi-year contract to SpeedFC to build and maintain an ecommerce platform, replacing a proprietary legacy environment.

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service last week announced it has awarded a multi-year contract to SpeedFC to build and maintain an ecommerce platform, replacing a proprietary legacy environment. The Exchange is an omnichannel operator with a website at shopmyexchange.com and more than 2,800 brick and mortar facilities, AAFES noted.

August 5, 2013

Lil' Drug Store Products on Monday announced it will enable expectant couples to share their pregnancy announcements on PreSeed.com, the site for its Pre-Seed Fertility-Friendly Lubricant.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Lil' Drug Store Products on Monday announced it will enable expectant couples to share their pregnancy announcements on PreSeed.com, the site for its Pre-Seed Fertility-Friendly Lubricant. 

August 2, 2013

Cereal maker Post Holdings will be playing a larger role in the supplement space with its proposed acquisition of Premier Nutrition, makers of the Joint Juice brand.

ST. LOUIS — Cereal maker Post Holdings will be playing a larger role in the supplement space with its proposed acquisition of Premier Nutrition, makers of the Joint Juice brand. The company announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Premier Nutrition on Friday.

August 2, 2013

Looking to further strengthen its relationship with beauty shoppers — both inside and outside of the store — CVS/pharmacy launched on Aug. 2 a new website and mobile site dedicated to its growing Essence of Beauty brand, which is available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy. Drug Store News talked with George Coleman, VP merchandising for store brands at CVS/pharmacy, to learn more about the unique content featured on the new essenceofbeauty.com site and how the retailer is adjusting its in-store merchandising strategy to further promote its Essence of Beauty collection.

Looking to further strengthen its relationship with beauty shoppers — both inside and outside of the store — CVS/pharmacy launched on Aug. 2 a new website and mobile site dedicated to its growing Essence of Beauty brand, which is available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy.

August 1, 2013

Available now nationally at Walmart and other select grocery retailers, Farm Rich announced three new snacks to the company's portfolio.

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Available now nationally at Walmart and other select grocery retailers, Farm Rich announced today three new snacks to the company's portfolio.

July 24, 2013

The editor-in-chief of a website directed at the Latino community has launched a newsletter and website focused on health and wellness.

LOS ANGELES — The editor-in-chief of a website directed at the Latino community has launched a newsletter and website focused on health and wellness.

Aliza Lifshitz, editor of VidaySalud.com and often known by the nickname La Doctora Aliza, announced the launch of Latina Health Letter. The new site will cover various aspects of health in English from a Latina perspective, with sections dedicated to women's health, diet, nutrition, exercise, sexual health, diabetes and others.

July 19, 2013

A drug-safety website operated by drug maker Purdue Pharma has won accolades from an international awards program for marketing and communications.

STAMFORD, Conn. – A drug-safety website operated by drug maker Purdue Pharma has won accolades from an international awards program for marketing and communications.

July 16, 2013

Coinciding with the launch of the new pet food line is a Pinterest sweepstakes where participants have the chance to win a trip to New York City.

ST. LOUIS — Fancy Feast announced today a new line of cat food made with real cheddar cheese. Coinciding with the launch of the new pet food line is a Pinterest sweepstakes where participants have the chance to win a trip to New York City.

July 16, 2013

Green Smoke e-cigarettes brand announced this week the availability of a new carrying case for disposable and rechargeable e-cigarettes, and a new packaging design.

MIAMI — Green Smoke e-cigarettes brand announced that smokers can now buy a reusable sleek carrying case for their disposables and rechargeables, to enjoy a variety of flavors and nicotine levels.

 

The new carrying case holds the equivalent of 2 packs of cigarettes in vapor volume.