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August 25, 2011

Walgreens has renewed its lease on the ground floor of the Empire State Building, and exchanged 10,000 sq. ft. of retail space on the concourse level to 10,000 sq. ft. on the second floor near the observatory exit elevators, according to a report published by REBusiness Online Thursday.

NEW YORK — Walgreens has renewed its lease on the ground floor of the Empire State Building, and exchanged 10,000 sq. ft. of retail space on the concourse level to 10,000 sq. ft. on the second floor near the observatory exit elevators, according to a report published by REBusiness Online Thursday.

"The all-glass second-floor store is slated for a first quarter 2012 completion," the report stated. Walgreens’ lease in the Empire State Building is for a 15-year term and totals 18,818 sq. ft.
 

August 24, 2011


Pharmacist Society has grown to more than 35,000 members and combines networking, job searching, continuing education and other services in a regulated user environment.


Pharmacist Society — which Drug Store News introduced at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ 2010 Pharmacy and Technology Conference in San Diego and launched in November 2010 under a partnership with professional networking website developer Skipta — has grown to more than 35,000 members and combines networking, job searching, continuing education and other services in a regulated user environment.

August 24, 2011


The expansion of intimacy health devices at mass is transforming the intimacy health segment into some pretty significant profit centers. “The total vibrations category currently has up to $1 billion in retail sales with no clear branded leader,” Church & Dwight’s CEO James Craigie told analysts earlier this month.


The expansion of intimacy health devices at mass is transforming the intimacy health segment into some pretty significant profit centers. “The total vibrations category currently has up to $1 billion in retail sales with no clear branded leader,” Church & Dwight’s CEO James Craigie told analysts earlier this month, noting that a line of full-sized personal massagers under the Trojan banner has launched through all classes of trade. “This is a category of new white space for our Trojan brand to enter,” he said.


August 24, 2011

Hundreds of retail healthcare professionals gathered in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month for the fourth annual Retail Clinician Education Congress.

Hundreds of retail healthcare professionals gathered in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month for the fourth annual Retail Clinician Education Congress.

August 24, 2011


Dispensing narcotics and other highly abused prescription drugs, pharmacies have always been potential targets for robbery and burglary. But a series of violent crimes over the past year and a half have thrown a spotlight on the dangers faced by pharmacy workers and customers, and have galvanized public opinion for tougher laws.



Dispensing narcotics and other highly abused prescription drugs, pharmacies have always been potential targets for robbery and burglary. But a series of violent crimes over the past year and a half — including the killing of a pharmacist, a teenage clerk and two customers in Medford, N.Y., in June, as well as the murders of a pharmacist in Trenton, N.J., and a store clerk in Sacramento, Calif. — have thrown a spotlight on the dangers faced by pharmacy workers and customers, and have galvanized public opinion for tougher laws.


August 24, 2011

Jelly Belly Candy has teamed up with Snapple for a new line of gourmet jelly beans.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly Candy has teamed up with Snapple for a new line of gourmet jelly beans. The Jelly Belly Snapple Juice Drinks line, which is made from real fruit juice and purees, and contains no artificial coloring, is available in five Snapple flavors: Fruit Punch, Mango Madness, Cranberry Raspberry, Pink Lemonade and Kiwi Strawberry.


August 23, 2011

New data released Friday by Motista suggests that retailers should look beyond the traditional set of holiday emotions, such as family and giving, to understand what’s really motivating consumers to spend more.

SAN MATEO, Calif. — New data released Friday by Motista suggests that retailers should look beyond the traditional set of holiday emotions, such as family and giving, to understand what’s really motivating consumers to spend more. The data also revealed different ways in which men and women interact and connect with retailers, which may be useful as retailers plan their holiday marketing campaigns.

August 22, 2011

CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic have announced the "You vs. Flu" campaign, which is supported by more than 20,000 immunizing healthcare professionals who will vaccinate patients every day, no appointment needed, at all CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic have announced the "You vs. Flu" campaign, which is supported by more than 20,000 immunizing healthcare professionals who will vaccinate patients every day, no appointment needed, at all CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide.

The flu shots are being provided by CVS pharmacists and MinuteClinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants every day, including evenings and weekends, with no appointment necessary.

August 22, 2011

CVS Caremark has appointed former Macy’s executive Mark Cosby as president of CVS/pharmacy, effective Oct. 1.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark has appointed former Macy’s executive Mark Cosby as president of CVS/pharmacy, effective Oct. 1.

Cosby most recently served as Macy’s president of stores, where he was responsible for all Macy's store operations and support functions nationwide.

August 22, 2011

H. D. Smith on Monday appointed David Guzmán as chief information officer.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H. D. Smith on Monday appointed David Guzmán as chief information officer.

August 22, 2011

Flu shots are available at every Rite Aid store around the country, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Flu shots are available at every Rite Aid store around the country, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

Rite Aid said more than 11,500 pharmacists are on hand at its 4,700 stores to administer flu shots. Customers who receive the $27.99 shots at Rite Aid will get a coupon booklet with more than $100 in savings on health and wellness, beauty and household products. In addition, Wellness+ members will earn 25 reward points.

August 22, 2011

The other side of the retail clinic phenomenon is urgent care, which also is growing as the need for alternative sites of care becomes more apparent, and providers look to fill the gaps in health care. This is why it is important to note the news of Solantic’s expansion plans.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — The other side of the retail clinic phenomenon is urgent care, which also is growing as the need for alternative sites of care becomes more apparent, and providers look to fill the gaps in health care. This is why it is important to note the news of Solantic’s expansion plans.

(THE NEWS: Solantic announces statewide hiring. For the full story, click here)

August 19, 2011

Ronzoni has developed an easy-to-prepare pasta line.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Ronzoni has developed an easy-to-prepare pasta line.

New Ronzoni Pasta Portions come in single-serving, boil-in-bag pouches that cook in three minutes. Available in three varieties, including curly elbow, penne and rotini, each box comes with three 3-oz. pouches of dry pasta, making 1.25 cups of perfectly cooked pasta per bag.

Ronzoni Pasta Portions are available in Northeast supermarkets and Walmart stores nationwide, and carry a suggested retail price range $1.32 to $1.65.

August 17, 2011

At-home skin care devices are expected to be the next billion-dollar market, according to a recently published report by consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — At-home skin care devices are expected to be the next billion-dollar market, according to a recently published report by consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

August 16, 2011

A take-home allergy test called MyAllergyTest will be available beginning Oct. 1 in retail markets in the Midwest through a partnership between supplier ImmuneTech and Meijer, ImmuneTech announced Tuesday.

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — A take-home allergy test called MyAllergyTest will be available beginning Oct. 1 in retail markets in the Midwest through a partnership between supplier ImmuneTech and Meijer, ImmuneTech announced Tuesday.

MyAllergyTest provides customers with the ability to conduct a personal allergy test in the privacy of their own home. Once diagnosed, consumers are better able to self manage their allergies.

August 15, 2011

This isn't just about mail order in New York state. This is about the future of the pharmacy benefit management market and what payers are more likely to spend their money on.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT — This isn't just about mail order in New York state. This is about the future of the pharmacy benefit management market and what payers are more likely to spend their money on. It's about choice. And because of that, this is just another story in what has been a very busy news cycle on the PBM front, driven primarily by the anti-mandatory mail-order bill battle in New York, reactions to two contradictory studies on patients regarding mail order and adherence, and continued challenges to the proposed ESI-Medco merger.

August 15, 2011

It's a strategic next step in retail pharmacy, a setting that has fast evolved as the intrinsic destination for all health-related matters: health advice, self-care solutions, medication therapy management, compliance programs, acute-care services and now, if the reports turn out to be accurate, branded healthcare insurance.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — It's a strategic next step in retail pharmacy, a setting that has fast evolved as the intrinsic destination for all health-related matters: health advice, self-care solutions, medication therapy management, compliance programs, acute-care services and now, if the reports turn out to be accurate, branded healthcare insurance. And by the time this offering would be available in 2014, the need for affordable healthcare insurance may go well beyond the 48.6 million uninsured that exist today.

August 12, 2011

Carex Health Brands recently introduced the Apex 14 day pill wallet, an efficient and discreet solution for everyday organization of medicines.

NORWELL, Mass. — Carex Health Brands recently introduced the Apex 14 day pill wallet, an efficient and discreet solution for everyday organization of medicines.

Four separately labeled compartments (morning, noon, evening and bedtime) each hold up to 11 aspirin-sized pills. And each compartment can be removed and placed into a backpack or a purse, making it convenient for traveling.

The Apex 14 day pill wallet is available online and at select retailers, independent pharmacies and drug stores for a suggested retail price of $9.99.

August 12, 2011

Nutra Nail, a CCA Industries nail treatment brand, is looking to revolutionize at-home nail color with the introduction of its new UV and LED light-free gel color.

NEW YORK — Nutra Nail, a CCA Industries nail treatment brand, is looking to revolutionize at-home nail color with the introduction of its new UV and LED light-free gel color.

Salon gel manicures are a popular salon service, but the higher price tag, long application and cure time, and removal process (soaking in acetone for 15 minutes) can be off-putting for some consumers. Enter Nutra Nail Gel Perfect UV-free gel color.

August 12, 2011

The need for diabetes educators will rise sharply between now and 2025 as the diabetes epidemic worsens, according to a new study by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

CHICAGO — The need for diabetes educators will rise sharply between now and 2025 as the diabetes epidemic worsens, according to a new study by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

The study, conducted by Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, found that the need would increase by at least 60% over the next 14 years, with new career opportunities likely to emerge as private insurers and Medicare recognize the role the educators play.

August 12, 2011

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that July sales increased 0.5% to $390.4 billion, a positive sign for consumers and retailers whose outlook on the economy may have floundered after the stock market endured a turbulent week.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Census Bureau reported that July sales increased 0.5% to $390.4 billion, a positive sign for consumers and retailers whose outlook on the economy may have floundered after the stock market endured a turbulent week.

Compared with the year-ago period, the Census Bureau disclosed that retail sales jumped 8.5%. Similarly, retail trade sales also rose 0.5% for the month and 8.9% above July 2010.

August 11, 2011

Two years after publishing its initial Urban Grocery Study, Mid-America Real Estate Corp.'s Urban Team has accumulated comprehensive and comparative data rendering new statistical findings and trends that may prove invaluable to grocers and other retailers planning to penetrate the urban Chicago marketplace.

CHICAGO — Two years after publishing its initial Urban Grocery Study, Mid-America Real Estate Corp.'s Urban Team has accumulated comprehensive and comparative data rendering new statistical findings and trends that may prove invaluable to grocers and other retailers planning to penetrate the urban Chicago marketplace. That data was made public Thursday, the company announced.

August 11, 2011

Medicare Part D beneficiaries showed better adherence to their oral diabetes drugs when receiving them by mail order, according to a new study.

IRVINE, Calif. — Medicare Part D beneficiaries showed better adherence to their oral diabetes drugs when receiving them by mail order, according to a new study.

The study, conducted on behalf of Prescription Solutions by OptumRx, the pharmacy benefit management arm of health services company Optum, and published in the Journal of Medical Economics, found that patients using mail-order pharmacy showed adherence rates of 49.7%, compared with 42.8% of those who went to retail pharmacies.

August 9, 2011

Online U.S. retail spending in second quarter 2011 reached $37.5 billion for the quarter, up 14% versus a year ago, ComScore reported Monday.

RESTON, Va. — Online U.S. retail spending in second quarter 2011 reached $37.5 billion for the quarter, up 14% versus a year ago, ComScore reported Monday. This growth rate represented the seventh consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth and third consecutive quarter of double-digit growth rates.

August 9, 2011

TCC has been granted a global license for retail loyalty promotions to Rovio's Angry Birds franchise, TCC recently announced.

WESTPORT, Conn. — TCC has been granted a global license for retail loyalty promotions to Rovio's Angry Birds franchise, TCC recently announced.

The multi-year agreement provides TCC with worldwide rights to the Angry Birds franchise in a wide range of distribution channels, including supermarkets and hypermarkets, drug stores, health and beauty chains, newspaper and newspaper kiosks, fuel chains and convenience stores.

The deal was brokered by TCC USA's VP marketing and licensing Nicole Piper.