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Drug Store News, a Lebhar-Friedman publication, is the leading publication in print and online covering the business of retail pharmacy.

Reporting on the retail pharmacy industry

Mission: Drug Store News has been the voice of the retail drug industry for over seven decades. Forty thousand industry professionals read this publication for its timely coverage of industry news, merchandising trends and pharmacy developments. Its authoritative articles and studies provide extensive coverage of every major segment of chain drug retailing and combination stores, keeping it No. 1 in readership. The recognized industry source for statistics, DSN publishes data from SymphonyIRI, Nielsen, IMS Health and SDI Health. DSN participates in all important industry functions and, each year, sponsors the Retail Clinician Education Congress, Issues Summit, Diabetes Roundtable, Specialty Pharmacy Leadership Forum, DSN NACDS Annual Meeting Party and DSN NACDS Marketplace Party.

Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline have closed their joint venture to combine their respective consumer healthcare businesses an...
08/02/2019
GSK, Pfizer close joint venture - Drug Store News

Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline have closed their joint venture to combine their respective consumer healthcare businesses and form the world’s largest over-the-counter business. This new venture will operate as the new GSK Consumer Healthcare.

Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline have closed their joint venture to combine their respective consumer healthcare businesses and form the world’s largest over-the-counter business. This new venture will operate as the new GSK Consumer Healthcare.

Shoppers can now find Uncle Bud’s Hemp and its Miss Bud’s skin-focused beauty line at the Vitamin Shoppe’s digital and p...
08/02/2019
Uncle Bud’s Hemp hits Vitamin Shoppe shelves - Drug Store News

Shoppers can now find Uncle Bud’s Hemp and its Miss Bud’s skin-focused beauty line at the Vitamin Shoppe’s digital and physical shelves.

Shoppers can now find Uncle Bud’s Hemp and its Miss Bud’s skin-focused beauty line at the Vitamin Shoppe’s digital and physical shelves.

If you’ve made the choice to sell CBD, remember that many consumers still are unaware of products or not confident in th...
08/02/2019
Selling CBD: 3 tips - Drug Store News

If you’ve made the choice to sell CBD, remember that many consumers still are unaware of products or not confident in the correct dosage or format that works best for them.

If you’ve made the choice to sell CBD, remember that consumers still are unaware of products or not confident in the correct dosage.

Owyn announced that it will donate 100% of the sales from its meal replacement shakes during August to the Crohn’s & Col...
08/02/2019
Owyn campaign supports Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation - Drug Store News

Owyn announced that it will donate 100% of the sales from its meal replacement shakes during August to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

Owyn announced that it will donate 100% of the sales from its meal replacement shakes during August to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

Speaking at the Omnichannel and Digital Merchandising Summit, Jim Lecinski, associate clinical professor of marketing at...
08/02/2019
How AI can help marketers - Drug Store News

Speaking at the Omnichannel and Digital Merchandising Summit, Jim Lecinski, associate clinical professor of marketing at Northwestern University, said artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to transform business and shopper experiences.

At the Omnichannel and Digital Merchandising Summit, Jim Lecinski said artificial intelligence has the potential to transform shopper experiences.

The Rite Aid Foundation recognized Chris Kirchner, the executive director of the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, with ...
08/01/2019
Rite Aid Foundation names KidChamp Award recipient - Drug Store News

The Rite Aid Foundation recognized Chris Kirchner, the executive director of the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, with its KidChamp award.

Chris Kirchner, the executive director of the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance was awarded the Rite Aid Foundation's KidChamp Award.

The connected home will play a role in how consumers shop in the future, according to the senior vice president of custo...
08/01/2019
PepsiCo eyes a voice-activated future - Drug Store News

The connected home will play a role in how consumers shop in the future, according to the senior vice president of customer supply chain at PepsiCo.

The connected home will play a role in how consumers shop in the future, according to the senior vice president of customer supply chain at PepsiCo.

08/01/2019
Snickers’ gifting program is a ‘Big Mood’ - Drug Store News

SNICKERS' “Big Mood” gifting program encourages consumers to reach out and re-connect with a friend by sharing a small, everyday moment of playful banter.

Snickers’ “Big Mood” gifting program encourages consumers to reach out and re-connect with a friend by sharing a small, everyday moment of playful banter.

Zydus Cadila is offering ramelteon tablets, which are a sedative that help regulate the sleep-wake cycle.
08/01/2019
Zydus Cadila intros generic Rozerem - Drug Store News

Zydus Cadila is offering ramelteon tablets, which are a sedative that help regulate the sleep-wake cycle.

Zydus Cadila's generic Rozerem is used to treat insomnia that is associated with having trouble falling asleep.

Harmony Proteins unveiled its Beauty Collagen Water, which comes in crisp apple, blackberry and watermelon flavors, at t...
08/01/2019
Harmony Proteins takes collagen on the go - Drug Store News

Harmony Proteins unveiled its Beauty Collagen Water, which comes in crisp apple, blackberry and watermelon flavors, at the Cosmoprof North America trade show.

Harmony Proteins unveiled its Beauty Collagen Water, which comes in crisp apple, blackberry and watermelon, at the Cosmoprof North America trade show.

This month, David Orgel examines how going against conventional wisdom sometimes can be brilliant.
07/31/2019
When retailer decisions seem confusing - Drug Store News

This month, David Orgel examines how going against conventional wisdom sometimes can be brilliant.

This month, David Orgel examines how for some retailers going against the conventional wisdom sometimes can be brilliant.

Meijer's Shop & Scan mobile shopping app, which allows shoppers to shop and bag as they go, is now available as a checko...
07/31/2019
Meijer brings Shop & Scan to all Ohio locations - Drug Store News

Meijer's Shop & Scan mobile shopping app, which allows shoppers to shop and bag as they go, is now available as a checkout option in all its Ohio locations.

Meijer announced that its Shop & Scan mobile shopping app, which allows shoppers to shop and bag as they go, is now available in all its Ohio locations.

Completely Bare won the Drug Store News/ECRM Buyers Choice Award for its go fuzz FREE Facial Moisturizer and Hair Inhibi...
07/31/2019
Completely Bare, The Honey Pot win DSN/ECRM Buyers’ Choice Awards - Drug Store News

Completely Bare won the Drug Store News/ECRM Buyers Choice Award for its go fuzz FREE Facial Moisturizer and Hair Inhibitor during ECRM’s Personal Care, Grooming, Oral and Travel/Trial session.

Completely Bare won the Drug Store News/ECRM Buyers Choice Award for its go fuzz FREE Facial Moisturizer and Hair Inhibitor during ECRM’s Personal Care, Grooming, Oral and Travel/Trial session held in Phoenix in July.

Walgreens is joining the RangeMe online ERP platform to standardize how merchants and buyers obtain access to critical i...
07/31/2019
Walgreens to employ RangeMe for product discovery - Drug Store News

Walgreens is joining the RangeMe online ERP platform to standardize how merchants and buyers obtain access to critical information from suppliers, such as company background and product specs and samples.

Walgreens is joining the RangeMe online ERP platform to standardize how merchants and buyers obtain access to critical information from suppliers.

Country Archer Jerky is adding the Chorizo Beef & Pork, Maple Pork, Pineapple Pork and Hatch Chile Turkey meat sticks to...
07/31/2019
Country Archer Jerky adds sweet, savory options - Drug Store News

Country Archer Jerky is adding the Chorizo Beef & Pork, Maple Pork, Pineapple Pork and Hatch Chile Turkey meat sticks to its growing portfolio.

Country Archer Jerky is adding the Chorizo Beef & Pork, Maple Pork, Pineapple Pork and Hatch Chile Turkey meat sticks to its growing portfolio.

The LANEIGE USA Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer combines the absorption capabilities of a toner with the hydration benefi...
07/31/2019
Laneige creates toner, moisturizer hybrid - Drug Store News

The LANEIGE USA Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer combines the absorption capabilities of a toner with the hydration benefits of a moisturizer, the company said.

The Laneige Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer combines the absorption capabilities of a toner with the hydration benefits of a moisturizer, the company said.

A new rule from the Environmental Protection Agency clarifies the regulatory process of pharmaceutical disposal methods ...
07/31/2019
What to expect from the EPA’s new hazardous waste disposal rule - Drug Store News

A new rule from the Environmental Protection Agency clarifies the regulatory process of pharmaceutical disposal methods by ensuring proper management of unused and/or expired pharmaceuticals through the process of reverse distribution or final disposal.

A brand new rule from the Environmental Protection Agency clarifies the regulatory process of pharmaceutical disposal methods

C4 launched Project Clear Evolution, which drives the need to improve, innovate and deliver on consumer needs and trends...
07/31/2019
C4 debuts Project Clear Evolution initiative - Drug Store News

C4 launched Project Clear Evolution, which drives the need to improve, innovate and deliver on consumer needs and trends.

C4 launched Project Clear Evolution, which drives the need to improve, innovate and deliver on consumer needs and trends.

Food Lion's new shopping experience includes an expanded assortment across all departments, a larger selection of Nature...
07/30/2019
Food Lion to unveil new shopping experience - Drug Store News

Food Lion's new shopping experience includes an expanded assortment across all departments, a larger selection of Nature’s Promise items, walk-in produce coolers at two locations and more efficient checkout process.

Food Lion’s new shopping experience includes an expanded assortment, a larger selection of Nature’s Promise items, and efficient checkout process

Target is rolling out Drive Up to more than 300 new stores, making curbside pickup available at more than 1,550 stores t...
07/30/2019
Target rolls out Drive Up to additional stores - Drug Store News

Target is rolling out Drive Up to more than 300 new stores, making curbside pickup available at more than 1,550 stores total.

Target announced that it's making Drive Up available at more than 300 new stores, and making curbside pickup available at more than 1,550 stores total.

Rite Aid's debuting a new photo website meant to make it easy for shoppers to fulfill all their photo needs in one place...
07/30/2019
Rite Aid unveils Rite Aid Photo site - Drug Store News

Rite Aid's debuting a new photo website meant to make it easy for shoppers to fulfill all their photo needs in one place.

The company said the site is designed to allow customers to create calendars, photo books, stationery, greeting cards, wall décor, and photo prints and enlargements.

Walgreens is expanding its senior-focused neighborhood health collaboration with health insurer Humana by opening three ...
07/30/2019
Walgreens, Humana to expand Partners in Primary Care partnership - Drug Store News

Walgreens is expanding its senior-focused neighborhood health collaboration with health insurer Humana by opening three new Partners in Primary Care centers.

Walgreens is expanding its senior-focused neighborhood health collaboration with health insurer Humana by opening three new Partners in Primary Care centers inside Walgreens stores.

Pfizer is set to combine its off-patent and generics business with Mylan in an all-stock deal that will create a new com...
07/30/2019
Mylan, Pfizer’s Upjohn to merge, form new company - Drug Store News

Pfizer is set to combine its off-patent and generics business with Mylan in an all-stock deal that will create a new company led by executives from both companies.

Pfizer is set to combine its off-patent and generics business with Mylan in an all-stock deal that will create a new company led by executives from both companies.

Wonderful Pistachios launched its new No Shells Chili Roasted and No Shells Honey Roasted options, which tackle spicy an...
07/30/2019
Wonderful Pistachios channels sweet, spicy flavors - Drug Store News

Wonderful Pistachios launched its new No Shells Chili Roasted and No Shells Honey Roasted options, which tackle spicy and sweet flavors.

Wonderful Pistachios announced that No Shells is adding the Chili Roasted and Honey Roasted varieties to its expanding portfolio.

While women’s wellness products span a number of categories, one thing remains constant — women increasingly are becomin...
07/30/2019
Women’s wellness products adapt to shoppers’ changing needs - Drug Store News

While women’s wellness products span a number of categories, one thing remains constant — women increasingly are becoming selective about the ingredients in the products they use.

While women’s wellness products span a number of categories, women increasingly are becoming selective about the ingredients in the products they use.

Drug Store News is highlighting several lice remedies that are sure to help anyone ease that annoying itch.
07/30/2019
Lice remedies to ease the itch away - Drug Store News

Drug Store News is highlighting several lice remedies that are sure to help anyone ease that annoying itch.

Drug Store News is highlighting several lice remedies that are sure to help consumers — or anyone ease that continuous itch.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition opened registration and shared speaker highlights for its annual industry events.
07/29/2019
CRN opens registration for executive conference - Drug Store News

The Council for Responsible Nutrition opened registration and shared speaker highlights for its annual industry events.

Potential attendees now can register for The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry, which take place Nov. 6-9 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, Calif.

Leading Edge Pharms, a company focused on developing new cannabinoid therapies and delivery systems, has added a former ...
07/29/2019
Leading Edge Pharms names former NBA champ to marketing role - Drug Store News

Leading Edge Pharms, a company focused on developing new cannabinoid therapies and delivery systems, has added a former NBA champion to its employment roster.

The company named John Salley its executive vice president of marketing, effective immediately, and tasked him with helping market Leading Edge Pharms’ Cananvera line of CBD-based topical pain and inflammation products.

ShopRite's parent company Wakefern Food, is opening a fulfillment center in Clifton, N.J., that leverages hyperlocal, au...
07/29/2019
ShopRite to pilot automated fulfillment center - Drug Store News

ShopRite's parent company Wakefern Food, is opening a fulfillment center in Clifton, N.J., that leverages hyperlocal, automated technology.

ShopRite parent company Wakefern Food is opening a fulfillment center in Clifton, N.J., that leverages hyperlocal, automated technology.

Rite Aid is partnering up with telehealth company In Touch Health to introduce its RediClinic Express virtual care offer...
07/29/2019
Rite Aid launches RediClinic Express - Drug Store News

Rite Aid is partnering up with telehealth company In Touch Health to introduce its RediClinic Express virtual care offering.

Rite Aid is partnering up with telehealth company In Touch Health to introduce its RediClinic Express virtual care offering.

Arm & Hammer launched its Athlete’s Foot 2 Way Spray, which uses a new formulation of 1% tolnaftate and shea butter.
07/29/2019
Arm & Hammer launches Athlete’s Foot 2 Way Spray - Drug Store News

Arm & Hammer launched its Athlete’s Foot 2 Way Spray, which uses a new formulation of 1% tolnaftate and shea butter.

The product features a two-way applicator to make it easy for users to spray between their toes, as well as over their full foot without using their hands.

When it comes to the digital technology business, officials at Walgreens understand the importance of building the conne...
07/29/2019
Walgreens focuses on digital solutions to drive store traffic - Drug Store News

When it comes to the digital technology business, officials at Walgreens understand the importance of building the connection between digital and brick-and-mortar.

When it comes to the digital technology, officials at Walgreens understand the importance of building the connection between digital and brick-and-mortar.

Meijer’s Simply Give program raised more than $2.5 million during the spring campaign for its food pantry partners acros...
07/29/2019
Meijer’s Simply Give program surpasses $50M in donations - Drug Store News

Meijer’s Simply Give program raised more than $2.5 million during the spring campaign for its food pantry partners across the Midwest, which brings its grand total to $50 million in donations.

Meijer announced that its Simply Give program, which helps food pantries fulfill their mission of feeding families, has surpassed $50 million donations.

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