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April 25, 2011

Perhaps concerned that customers might shift their prescriptions after its acquisition, Duane Reade is reminding shoppers that far from reducing services, ownership by Walgreens means expanded services. 


Thanks to this poster at a Duane Reade store at the corner of Park Avenue and 56th Street in New York, customers know that they can pick up their prescriptions at any of Walgreens’ more than 7,000 stores in all 
50 states.


April 25, 2011

Before Walgreens bought out Duane Reade, the intersection of Avenue J and East 15th Street in Brooklyn was home to a Walgreens and a Duane Reade store. Shortly after the purchase, Walgreens shut down the Duane Reade store, an older store that had a less visible location under elevated railway tracks. Now, independent pharmacies along Avenue J are trying to attract the business of former Duane Reade customers.


April 25, 2011

Duane Reade, which now is owned by Walgreens, is redefining the chain drug beauty shopping experience for New Yorkers as it continues to roll out its Look Boutique as part of its transformation.


The upscale staffed beauty department services all aspects of beauty, including brows with a Ramy-branded brow bar that offers in-store brow-shaping services. Available beauty brands include Becca, POP Beauty, Purminerals, ’Tini Beauty Lounge and Vera Moore.


April 15, 2011

In recent years, Duane Reade has gone from simply being Manhattan's homegrown pharmacy chain to a truly innovative retailer with unique product offerings and marketing concepts that even the biggest retailers can learn from. And visionary merchant Joe Magnacca has received a lot of credit for the chain's transformation — as he should. However, on the pharmacy side of the equation, Frank Scorpiniti was busy leading some important health-and-wellness initiatives at Duane Reade, including helping to develop a growing clinic program in one of the most difficult clinic markets in the country.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — In recent years, Duane Reade has gone from simply being Manhattan's homegrown pharmacy chain to a truly innovative retailer with unique product offerings and marketing concepts that even the biggest retailers can learn from. And visionary merchant Joe Magnacca has received a lot of credit for the chain's transformation — as he should.

April 13, 2011

In celebration of its newly launched acne-fighting skin care line at Duane Reade, HappyMe Skincare is throwing a bon voyage bash for blemishes during the week of April 11 to 15 at select Duane Reade locations throughout New York.

LOS ANGELES — In celebration of its newly launched acne-fighting skin care line at Duane Reade, HappyMe Skincare is throwing a bon voyage bash for blemishes during the week of April 11 to 15 at select Duane Reade locations throughout New York.

To bid farewell to pimples, the "HappyMe Going Away Party for Pimples" will offer attendees a free consultation with an esthetician, plus HappyMe samples. HappyMe also is giving away an iPad to one sweepstakes winner.

April 8, 2011

A line of inflatable inserts that prevent boots from wrinkling and creasing have gained distribution in Duane Reade.

NEW YORK — A line of inflatable inserts that prevent boots from wrinkling and creasing have gained distribution in Duane Reade.

Booty Shapers offer consumers an inexpensive way to store boots and are available in small, medium and large sizes, catering to all different kinds of boots, the company said.

Booty Shapers can be purchased at Duane Reade, CVS.com, Drugstore.com and more, for a suggested retail price of $9.99 per pair.

March 24, 2011

Duane Reade, which is owned by Walgreens, has extended its contract with DeVito/Verdi, the New York ad agency that assisted with its marketing metamorphosis.

NEW YORK — Duane Reade, which is owned by Walgreens, has extended its contract with DeVito/Verdi, the New York ad agency that assisted with its marketing metamorphosis.

"The street-smart ad campaign created by DeVito/Verdi certainly helped transform the Duane Reade brand," stated Paul Tiberio, SVP merchandising and marketing for Duane Reade. "We're looking forward to having the agency continue to give voice to this iconoclastic brand."

March 15, 2011

Sally Hershberger Professional Hair Care has announced the launch of two new products: Plump Up and Major Body.

NEW YORK — Sally Hershberger Professional Hair Care has announced the launch of two new products: Plump Up and Major Body.

March 14, 2011

Joe Magnacca brings to bear a menagerie of merchandising savvy that will help Walgreens on its way to well. That savvy includes some "old world" retailing perspective by way of Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart, where a focus on beauty and convenience is paramount. And his recent meteoric rise through the ranks of Duane Reade is testament to just how well he connected with the denizens of the most-populated city in the United States through enhanced merchandising and marketing.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT — Joe Magnacca brings to bear a menagerie of merchandising savvy that will help Walgreens on its way to well. That savvy includes some "old world" retailing perspective by way of Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart, where a focus on beauty and convenience is paramount. And his recent meteoric rise through the ranks of Duane Reade is testament to just how well he connected with the denizens of the most-populated city in the United States through enhanced merchandising and marketing.

March 11, 2011

Walgreens has expanded Joseph Magnacca's role at the drug store chain by appointing him president of daily living products and solutions.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has expanded Joseph Magnacca's role at the drug store chain by appointing him president of daily living products and solutions.

March 1, 2011

A weight-loss supplement has gained retail distribution in Weis Markets.

NEW YORK — A weight-loss supplement has gained retail distribution in Weis Markets.

Bainbridge & Knight said its Lichi superfruit diet supplement, which is derived from 100% pure lychee berries and contains 17 active natural ingredients, will be available at Weis this month. The supermarket retailer operates stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey and West Virginia.

February 25, 2011

Roger & Gallet, the maker of fine French fragrances and body care products, has debuted at Duane Reade's Look Boutique, the retailer's signature beauty department.

NEW YORK — Roger & Gallet, the maker of fine French fragrances and body care products, has debuted at Duane Reade's Look Boutique, the retailer's signature beauty department.

To celebrate the launch, Roger & Gallet handed out 6,000 roses over two days with special cards redeemable for a tote bag with any Roger & Gallet purchase of $20 or more at select locations.

February 7, 2011

This month, expect to see performance pantyhose in the hosiery aisle at Duane Reade.

EDGEWATER, N.J. — This month, expect to see performance pantyhose in the hosiery aisle at Duane Reade.

Glogover Hosiery said its Convertibles line, available in four sizes and in black and nude colors, touts the first-ever performance pantyhose with a seamless toe flap, giving its user more ways to wear the pantyhose, including a closed toe, open toe or at ankle-high length.

Convertibles by Glogover Hosiery will roll out in Duane Reade stores in New York and New Jersey for a suggested retail price of $9.99.

February 1, 2011

NEW YORK — In recent years, Duane Reade has gone from simply being Manhattan’s homegrown pharmacy chain to a truly innovative retailer with unique product offerings and marketing concepts that even the biggest retailers can learn from. And there’s no doubt that Joe Magnacca has been instrumental in the chain’s turnaround.


February 1, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY — Identigene last month began placing its Identigene DNA paternity test kit on the shelves of New York-based Duane Reade pharmacies after meeting the more restrictive testing requirements for the state.


January 10, 2011

Bclean Enterprises' Prean is hitting retail this winter.

NEW YORK — Bclean Enterprises' Prean is hitting retail this winter.

Prean is a spray mist that transforms traditional toilet paper into a moist, cleansing wipe that won't dry out. The dye-free, alcohol-free and dermatologist-tested formulation is enhanced with natural ingredients, including vitamin E, jojoba, wheat germ, sweet almond and tea tree oil.

Prean comes in a convenient and discreet 0.34-fl.-oz. size and will be available in Duane Reade stores in late January.

November 14, 2010

Manhattan-based retailer Duane Reade is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season with a new contest...

NEW YORK — Manhattan-based retailer Duane Reade is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season with a new contest offering a $1 million grand prize, as well as hundreds of other giveaways, such as tickets to New York sporting events and Broadway shows.

November 9, 2010

Supermodel Carol Alt is launching her new skin care line, dubbed Raw Essentials, with in-store...

NEW YORK Supermodel Carol Alt is launching her new skin care line, dubbed Raw Essentials, with in-store appearances at Duane Reade stores on Nov. 17 and 18.

On Nov. 17, Alt will be at the Duane Reade store at Third Avenue and 58th Street, and on Nov. 18, she will be at the Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street store.

November 4, 2010

Winning Brands will make its Winning Colours Stain Remover available in 100 Duane Reade locations...

NEW YORK Winning Brands will make its Winning Colours stain remover available in 100 Duane Reade locations starting January 2011, the manufacturer announced on Friday.

The stores will carry the new Winning Colours stain remover 12-unit display pack containing 4-fl.-oz. bottles designed for tight spaces and busy lives.

October 31, 2010

The DR Doctor On-Premises Walk-In Medical Care clinics, which are located within select Duane Reade...

NEW YORK The DR Doctor On-Premises Walk-In Medical Care clinics, which are located within select Duane Reade stores and are managed by Consumer Health Services, now will accept Medicare.

October 25, 2010

Dream Water once again is expanding its retail distribution....

NEW YORK Dream Water once again is expanding its retail distribution.

The beverage maker announced that less than one year after initially launching in Duane Reade stores, its 2.5-oz. Dream Water shot will be available at Walgreens locations nationwide. In addition to Walgreens, Dream Water also is available in select Walmart stores, tri-state area Kmart and Harmon stores, and New York-based GNC and Duane Reade stores.

Dream Water is a relaxation water that helps consumers fall asleep.

September 12, 2010

Duane Reade recently took the wraps off its flagship store in Union Square, a large,...

NEW YORK Drug Store News took a tour to get a first-hand glimpse. —Duane Reade recently took the wraps off its flagship store in Union Square, a large, sleek location that brings together under one roof the retailer’s newest innovations.

August 16, 2010

The natural hair care line by makeup and beauty expert Peter Lamas, founder of Peter...

NEW YORK The natural hair care line by makeup and beauty expert Peter Lamas, founder of Peter Lamas Products, made its way to Duane Reade in the spring and was spotted on shelf at the recently opened Duane Reade flagship store in Union Square.

Lamas has more than 30 years of experience in the beauty industry, defining the looks of Hollywood's hottest stars, such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor.

August 15, 2010

"Mad Men" designer Janie Bryant reportedly has teamed up with nail polish company Nailtini to...

August 12, 2010

Duane Reade chairman and CEO John Lederer is moving on to serve as the new...