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February 19, 2013

Pharmavite on Tuesday announced that its Voots Veggie-Fruit Tarts brand, a fruit- and vegetable-based supplement for kids ages 4 years and older, are now available for purchase at Walgreens locations nationwide.

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Pharmavite on Tuesday announced that its Voots Veggie-Fruit Tarts brand, a fruit- and vegetable-based supplement for kids ages 4 years and older, are now available for purchase at Walgreens locations nationwide.

February 14, 2013

Carex Health Brands unveiled a revamped website featuring both a consumer-centric and a business-to-business version.

NORWELL, Mass. — Carex Health Brands on Thursday unveiled a revamped website featuring both a consumer-centric and a business-to-business version.

“We feel this new website design reflects who we are as a company and better serves both our consumer-facing and B-to-B customers," stated Jeff Swain, VP marketing, Carex Health Brands. "Every day at Carex we seek to improve the quality of life of our consumers and to better serve our resellers. This web site is a giant leap forward toward accomplishing those goals.” 

February 11, 2013

Mountain Dew, a product of PepsiCo, announced the release of Kickstart, a breakfast drink combining Mountain Dew with real fruit juice.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Mountain Dew, a product of PepsiCo, announced today the release of Kickstart, a breakfast drink combining Mountain Dew with real fruit juice.

"Our consumers told us they are looking for an alternative to traditional morning beverages — one that tastes great, includes real fruit juice and has just the right amount of kick to help them start their days," said Greg Lyons, VP marketing for Mountain Dew. "We heard them loud and clear and created a completely new offering with Kickstart to give them exactly what they asked for."

February 7, 2013

Cardinal Health announced it is providing free, downloadable materials to help community pharmacists educate patients about effective strategies for preventing cardiovascular disease.

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health on Thursday announced it is providing free, downloadable materials to help community pharmacists educate patients about effective strategies for preventing cardiovascular disease.  “By using these patient-friendly heart health materials, community pharmacists can strengthen their relationships with patients and help save lives by educating their communities about how to prevent and recognize the symptoms of heart attacks and strokes," stated Ron Clerico, VP marketing for Cardinal Health’s Retail Pharmacy business. 

February 6, 2013

February is National Hot Breakfast Month, and Jimmy Dean is celebrating with several new items across its breakfast lineup, the company announced.

CHICAGO — February is National Hot Breakfast Month, and Jimmy Dean is celebrating with several new items across its breakfast lineup, the company announced today.

The company is adding several new items to both their frozen and refrigerated line of products.

January 31, 2013

Research has shown that 3-in-4 women will experience candidiasis, more commonly known as a vaginal yeast infection, and 67% are embarrassed by it, Insight Pharmaceuticals announced, citing an independent survey commissioned for Monistat.

TREVOSE, Pa. — Research has shown that three in four women will experience candidiasis, more commonly known as a vaginal yeast infection, and 67% are embarrassed by it, Insight Pharmaceuticals announced Wednesday, citing an independent survey commissioned for Monistat.

January 9, 2013

Tecate and Tecate Light on Wednesday announced the launch of their national retail program focused on helping U.S. Hispanics 21 and older celebrate their passion for football.

NEW YORK — Tecate and Tecate Light on Wednesday announced the launch of their national retail program focused on helping U.S. Hispanics 21 and older celebrate their passion for football. The brand equity will place bilingual thematic POS materials with the slogan "A Man Knows How to Choose His Team," cross-merchandise and consumer promotions at off-premise locations across the country between Jan. 1 and Feb. 15, 2013.

November 29, 2012

Regional player Kinney Drugs, which operates operates 95 stores in central and northern New York and Vermont, announced on Thursday that Jim Wuest, VP marketing, plans to retire at the end of the year. 


GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. — Regional player Kinney Drugs, which operates operates 95 stores in central and northern New York and Vermont, announced on Thursday that Jim Wuest, VP marketing, plans to retire at the end of the year.  
 


Wuest joined Kinney Drugs in 2006, and has been an active member of the executive team and an influential part of the company’s success over the years. He is an industry veteran whose contributions as VP marketing have been paramount to the advancement of Kinney’s marketing and merchandising strategies, the company stated.
 

October 22, 2012

While hourly employers have an eye fixed on the presidential election and its potential effects on health care, most are not waiting until after Election Day to make business decisions, according to a poll of hourly employers by Snagajob, the nation’s largest hourly employment network.

RICHMOND, Va. — While hourly employers have an eye fixed on the presidential election and its potential effects on health care, most are not waiting until after Election Day to make business decisions, according to a poll of hourly employers by Snagajob, the nation’s largest hourly employment network.

September 18, 2012

Social media was the biggest topic of discussion as regional retail pharmacy executives from around the country gathered last month for the Southern Drug Stores Association's annual meeting.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Social media was the biggest topic of discussion as regional retail pharmacy executives from around the country gathered last month for the Southern Drug Stores Association's annual meeting.

September 13, 2012

Prestige Brands is sprucing up its portfolio with new Luden's and Chloraseptic products.

IRVINGTON, N.Y. — Prestige Brands is sprucing up its portfolio with new Luden's and Chloraseptic products.

Luden's has introduced new Moisture Drops, which are designed to soothe the dryness and discomfort associated with dry mouths, while easing everyday throat irritations. The lozenge works with a unique "HydroAction" formula and is available in a kiwi-strawberry flavored lozenge. The new Luden's Moisture Drops are available in a 20-count bag at a suggested retail price of $1.79.

September 12, 2012

SoloHealth on Wednesday named Tim Kiss to serve as VP marketing — a new position at SoloHealth — as the company prepares for its nationwide rollout of the SoloHealth Station consumer kiosk this fall.

 ATLANTA — SoloHealth on Wednesday named Tim Kiss to serve as VP marketing — a new position at SoloHealth — as the company prepares for its nationwide rollout of the SoloHealth Station consumer kiosk this fall. SoloHealth also named Dan Bonert to VP advertising sales, promoted Eric Hoell to VP operations and promoted Stephen Kendig to EVP and chief commercial officer.

August 27, 2012

AccentHealth’s Andrew Schulman, VP marketing, recently sat down with DSN to talk about a new regular DSN feature debuting in this issue called “Patient Views,” and how this series of surveys can help inform pharmacy operators and healthcare suppliers alike.


AccentHealth’s Andrew Schulman, VP marketing, recently sat down with DSN to talk about a new regular DSN feature debuting in this issue called “Patient Views,” and how this series of surveys can help inform pharmacy operators and healthcare suppliers alike.


DSN: What is AccentHealth, and why should retail pharmacy, pharmaceutical manufacturers and consumer packaged goods companies pay attention?


August 13, 2012

Nature's Own has introduced a new line of breakfast items.

THOMASVILLE, Ga. — Nature's Own has introduced a new line of breakfast items.

Oatmeal Toasters are made with whole grains and real oats and studded with sweet fruit. Each square offers 4g of fiber and 20 g of whole grain and is available in cinnamon raisin and cranberry orange flavors.

July 26, 2012

Ulta Beauty's former VP marketing has taken on a new role at Shopko.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Ulta Beauty's former VP marketing has taken on a new role at Shopko.

June 28, 2012

Jelly Belly has unveiled a new line created under license from Sunkist Growers.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly has unveiled a new line created under license from Sunkist Growers.

The lineup of Sunkist dark chocolate orange sticks and new Sunkist dark chocolate raspberry sticks, which are made with real fruit purees and juices to provide the intense flavor without artificial colors; Sunkist Fruit Gems, available in pink grapefruit, raspberry, orange, lemon and blueberry flavors; and Sunkist orange slices. The jell candies also tout contemporary packaging.

June 20, 2012

In an effort to emphasize the importance of touch, Beiersdorf’s Nivea brand hosted on Wednesday a consumer-engaging event in New York City’s Herald Square to celebrate National PDA Day and the official start of summer.

NEW YORK — In an effort to emphasize the importance of touch, Beiersdorf’s Nivea brand hosted on Wednesday a consumer-engaging event in New York City’s Herald Square to celebrate National PDA Day and the official start of summer.

May 30, 2012

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has announced the addition of a liquor store operation adjacent to an existing store in Miami Beach.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has announced the addition of a liquor store operation adjacent to an existing store in Miami Beach.

The 900-sq.-ft. liquor store, located adjacent to the store at 18500 Collins Ave. in Sunny Isles, has a separate entrance and is stocked with Navarro’s collection of domestic and imported wines and liquors.

May 23, 2012

Target has joined the Shopkick program, making it the largest retailer to reward its guests for using the app via their smartphones.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target has joined the Shopkick program, making it the largest retailer to reward its guests for using the app via their smartphones. Target guests nationwide can earn points for shopping at Target that can be redeemed for a variety of rewards.

December 16, 2011

Project 7 has appointed Laura Wasser as its new VP marketing.

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Project 7 has appointed Laura Wasser as its new VP marketing.

Prior to joining the company, Wasser worked at Hurley — a youth lifestyle brand rooted in surfing, skate, music and art — where she led all marketing strategy, development, and sales execution.

Project 7 is a cause-related company that makes everyday consumer goods that donates funds to seven areas of need when its products are purchased. The company currently has distribution in Walmart stores.

December 7, 2011

GoldToe Moretz last week announced the launch of a new SoleUtion socks line for men and women that provides enhanced comfort and overall foot and leg well-being.

NEWTON, N.C. — GoldToe Moretz last week announced the launch of a new SoleUtion socks line for men and women that provides enhanced comfort and overall foot and leg well-being. Dress and casual SoleUtion styles range in price points from $8 and $16, and currently are available online.

The company, however, is targeting a launch in the drug channel.
 
The SoleUtion line features mild, moderate and firm compression choices; crew and quarter profile choices; and non-­binding tops to help circulation.

October 10, 2011

Walgreens on Monday announced its title sponsorship of Lifetime channel's "Five," an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people's lives that debuts Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. EST.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Monday announced its title sponsorship of Lifetime channel's "Five," an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people's lives that debuts Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. EST.

For a preview of the productions, click here.

"Five" was directed by a cast of award-winning actresses and performers, including Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Patty Jenkins and Penelope Spheeris, and features an all-star ensemble cast.

October 3, 2011

Ritzman Pharmacy on Monday opened its doors in Buehler’s Fresh Food Markets, marking the completed transition of all Buehler’s 11 in-store pharmacies to Ritzman Pharmacies.

WADSWORTH, Ohio — Ritzman Pharmacy on Monday opened its doors in Buehler’s Fresh Food Markets, marking the completed transition of all Buehler’s 11 in-store pharmacies to Ritzman Pharmacies.

“The transition to Ritzman Pharmacy will, for the most part, be seamless to our customers; they will see the same faces and receive the same outstanding service they have come to expect from our pharmacies," stated Bob Buehler, Buehler's VP marketing.

September 22, 2011

Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions has appointed a new VP marketing for its healthcare analytics business.

PHOENIX — Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions has appointed a new VP marketing for its healthcare analytics business.

Jack Bush, a 25-year industry veteran, will be responsible for all aspects of marketing strategy and management for the healthcare analytics business, including marketing communications, product forecasting, sales support and government affairs. This is a newly created role at the company, Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions said.

September 12, 2011

Americans spend three to four hours a day in the kitchen, so housewares — particularly kitchenware — can be a key gift category for drug stores.

Americans spend three to four hours a day in the kitchen, so housewares — particularly kitchenware — can be a key gift category for drug stores. The channel had a 4.2% share of the housewares business, according to the International Housewares Association’s “2010 State of the Industry Report.” Much of the channel’s sales come from cookware, bakeware and kitchen tools.