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February 1, 2011

Procter & Gamble's Swiffer products are turning red for Valentine's Day with new limited-edition packaging.

MINNEAPOLIS — Procter & Gamble's Swiffer products are turning red for Valentine's Day with new limited-edition packaging.

From Feb. 6 to March 16, shoppers at Target will find that Swiffer products — including Swiffer WetJet, Swiffer sweeper starter kit and Swiffer Dusters extender — will be adorned with red packaging. Red also will appear on displays in stores to help Target shoppers find the perfect Swiffer products to suit their floors.

January 28, 2011

The news that Shoppers Drug Mart president and CEO Jürgen Schreiber is stepping down has taken investors and many industry observers by surprise; the reality is that the company has been wading through some corporate-level changes in recent years, and the Canadian retail market is facing its fair share of competitive challenges.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — The news that Shoppers Drug Mart president and CEO Jürgen Schreiber is stepping down has taken investors and many industry observers by surprise; the reality is that the company has been wading through some corporate-level changes in recent years, and the Canadian retail market is facing its fair share of competitive challenges.

(THE NEWS: Shoppers CEO steps down. For the news, click here)

January 27, 2011

The abrupt departure of Shoppers Drug Mart president and CEO Jürgen Schreiber announced Wednesday is expected to negatively impact the company’s stock — many investors bought into Shoppers on the faith that retail maven Schreiber would return Canada’s largest drug retailer to consistent quarter-over-quarter growth.

TORONTO — The abrupt departure of Shoppers Drug Mart president and CEO Jürgen Schreiber announced Wednesday is expected to negatively impact the company’s stock — many investors bought into Shoppers on the faith that retail maven Schreiber would return Canada’s largest drug retailer to consistent quarter-over-quarter growth.

January 21, 2011

It seems that private-label brands are getting a sterling reputation among shoppers.

CHICAGO — It seems that private-label brands are getting a sterling reputation among shoppers.

According to new research by Mintel, consumers have taken notice of private-label companies' "better-for-you" products and attractive packaging, as 44% of grocery shoppers believed store-brand products are of better quality today than they were five years ago. What's more, 39% of respondents said they would recommend purchasing a store-brand product.

January 20, 2011

A new quarterly index developed by eBillme found that 19% of shoppers will spend more on Valentine's Day this year.

RYE BROOK, N.Y. — A new quarterly index developed by eBillme found that 19% of shoppers will spend more on Valentine's Day this year.

The index polled 1,200 consumers to measure projected online spending for the quarter and the influencing factors, eBillme said. Of the consumers polled, the index revealed, 32% of shoppers will purchase Valentine's Day gifts online.

This quarter, respondents also were asked what they planned to purchase for Valentine's Day. Findings included:

January 18, 2011

Harris Teeter is encouraging shoppers to get healthy in 2011 by promoting its Yourwellness program.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter is encouraging shoppers to get healthy in 2011 by promoting its Yourwellness program.

January 5, 2011

MEDINA, Ohio — The family-owned-and-operated Discount Drug Mart added a line of wigs to its already deep presence within durable medical equipment for oncology patients. Discount Drug, which generated $530.6 million in 2009, is in its second year as an accredited provider under Medicare Part B.

January 5, 2011

Even as the big get bigger, it appears that the industry’s top regional chains continue to grow in relevance and importance in the markets they dominate. Drug Store News profiles 10 of the industry’s top regional pharmacy chains, with a special focus on what these companies are doing to create a unique definition of health and wellness that resonates with local shoppers.

Even as the big get bigger, it appears that the industry’s top regional chains continue to grow in relevance and importance in the markets they dominate. Drug Store News profiles 10 of the industry’s top regional pharmacy chains, with a special focus on what these companies are doing to create a unique definition of health and wellness that resonates with local shoppers. Click below to download the PDF of the Regional Chain Report.

December 7, 2010

Looking to bolster sales and better serve its customers, Walmart has stepped up its engagement with suppliers to review its assortment and bring in more new and innovative products — and the beauty department is no exception.


November 30, 2010

The old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," has been revamped by Publix.

TAMPA, Fla. — The old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," has been revamped by Publix.

By using compelling imagery in this strategically located floor sign, the supermarket chain is reminding shoppers in this Tampa, Fla., store that flu shots are available at its pharmacies.

November 29, 2010

This Black Friday weekend proved to be a help to retailers, as shopper traffic and spending both increased, the National Retail Federation said.

WASHINGTON — This Black Friday weekend proved to be a help to retailers, as shopper traffic and spending both increased, the National Retail Federation said.

While 212 million shoppers visited stores and websites this weekend, up from 195 million shoppers last year, the average shopper spend totaled $365.34 this weekend, a 6.4% increase from last year. Total spending reached an estimated $45 billion, NRF said.

November 16, 2010

With the holiday season fast approaching, Walgreens is aggressively positioning itself as a holiday shopping...

DEERFIELD, Ill. With the holiday season fast approaching, Walgreens is aggressively positioning itself as a holiday shopping destination via its website and a holiday shopping guide it is mailing directly to consumers.

November 15, 2010

A location-based retail app now is available for Target shoppers in select markets....

MINNEAPOLIS — A location-based retail app now is available for Target shoppers in select markets.

November 14, 2010

Clinique unveiled what it calls a new “consumer-inspired” cosmetics merchandising concept here at Lord &...

NEW YORK — Clinique unveiled what it calls a new “consumer-inspired” cosmetics merchandising concept here at Lord & Taylor’s landmark Fifth Avenue store.

November 10, 2010

New pricing and reimbursement pressures drove down Shoppers Drug Mart's third-quarter profit, the Canada-based drug...

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.

November 2, 2010

Retailers can look to last-minute holiday shoppers to bring in the big bucks, according to...

October 31, 2010

As many as 50% of shoppers felt that their supermarket helped them make healthful choices,...

October 27, 2010

As part of its "Ask Us" pharmacy campaign launched some months back, Target is showcasing...

NEW YORK As part of its "Ask Us" pharmacy campaign launched some months back, Target is showcasing its full array of digestive offerings heading into what is traditionally a heartburn-heavy holiday season.

October 25, 2010

A card maker's newest innovation is sure to brighten its recipients' spirits....

CLEVELAND A card maker's newest innovation is sure to brighten its recipients' spirits.

 

American Greetings' Illuminotes line of cards feature a unique card fold, an elegantly designed frosted vellum window and beautifully diffused light that can be displayed all year long.

 

 

October 24, 2010

Many retail CFOs are adjusting their outlooks as the holiday season approaches, according to a...

October 24, 2010

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

October 24, 2010

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

October 21, 2010

Leave it to our creative retail neighbors to the north to find a fun way...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Leave it to our creative retail neighbors to the north to find a fun way to merchandise over-the-counter products and wellness.

(THE NEWS: In sweeping overhaul of its retail mission, Rexall unveils ‘Healthy Living’ prototype. For the full story, click here)

October 18, 2010

Consumers are a little less concerned about the economy and will be spending a little...