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04/04/2013 - 6:31pm

NEW YORK — Walgreens' new Empire State Building location, opened March 23, includes an enhanced pharmacy designed to encourage greater interaction between pharmacists and patients. The store's LOOK Boutique beauty section includes an eyebrow bar, beauty advisers, shaping and grooming services and brands not normally found in drug stores. Downstairs, the Upmarket Café has fresh coffee, pastries, doughnuts and bagels, self-serve frozen yogurt, a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine that dispenses 130 varieties of fountain drinks and fresh foods like fruit, salads and sandwiches.

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04/04/2013 - 6:23pm

NEW YORK — Walgreens' new Empire State Building location, opened March 23, includes an enhanced pharmacy designed to encourage greater interaction between pharmacists and patients. The store's LOOK Boutique beauty section includes an eyebrow bar, beauty advisers, shaping and grooming services and brands not normally found in drug stores. Downstairs, the Upmarket Café has fresh coffee, pastries, doughnuts and bagels, self-serve frozen yogurt, a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine that dispenses 130 varieties of fountain drinks and fresh foods like fruit, salads and sandwiches.

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04/04/2013 - 6:03pm

NEW YORK — Walgreens' new Empire State Building location, opened March 23, includes an enhanced pharmacy designed to encourage greater interaction between pharmacists and patients. The store's LOOK Boutique beauty section includes an eyebrow bar, beauty advisers, shaping and grooming services and brands not normally found in drug stores. Downstairs, the Upmarket Café has fresh coffee, pastries, doughnuts and bagels, self-serve frozen yogurt, a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine that dispenses 130 varieties of fountain drinks and fresh foods like fruit, salads and sandwiches.

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04/04/2013 - 6:02pm

NEW YORK — Walgreens' new Empire State Building location, opened March 23, includes an enhanced pharmacy designed to encourage greater interaction between pharmacists and patients. The store's LOOK Boutique beauty section includes an eyebrow bar, beauty advisers, shaping and grooming services and brands not normally found in drug stores. Downstairs, the Upmarket Café has fresh coffee, pastries, doughnuts and bagels, self-serve frozen yogurt, a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine that dispenses 130 varieties of fountain drinks and fresh foods like fruit, salads and sandwiches.

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04/02/2013 - 11:22am

DSN caught up with Greg Bradley — president and CEO of Advantage Consumer Healthcare, a full turnkey solution center for over-the-counter medicines reaching the market — for an overview of the new marketing and sales solution company as it has recently brought to market OraSure Technologies' OraQuick Advance, a take-home HIV test kit that the Food and Drug Administration recently approved for the self-care market, and Westport Pharmaceuticals' Zephrex-D, a pseudoephedrine product with a unique point of differentiation.

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03/21/2013 - 12:40pm

WASHINGTON — On Thursday morning Walgreens opened the doors to its latest flagship location in the nation's capital, bringing to District of Columbia residents and commuters the kind of retail pharmacy theater already familiar to citizens of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Located at the entrance to Chinatown, elements reflecting the local flavor include an exterior facade that features Mandarin and Chinese characters that translate as "pharmacy" and an homage to the Capitol rotunda on the second floor. The new D.C.

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03/21/2013 - 12:39pm

WASHINGTON — On Thursday morning Walgreens opened the doors to its latest flagship location in the nation's capital, bringing to District of Columbia residents and commuters the kind of retail pharmacy theater already familiar to citizens of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Located at the entrance to Chinatown, elements reflecting the local flavor include an exterior facade that features Mandarin and Chinese characters that translate as "pharmacy" and an homage to the Capitol rotunda on the second floor. The new D.C.

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03/21/2013 - 12:24pm

WASHINGTON — On Thursday morning Walgreens opened the doors to its latest flagship location in the nation's capital, bringing to District of Columbia residents and commuters the kind of retail pharmacy theater already familiar to citizens of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Located at the entrance to Chinatown, elements reflecting the local flavor include an exterior facade that features Mandarin and Chinese characters that translate as "pharmacy" and an homage to the Capitol rotunda on the second floor. The new D.C.

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03/20/2013 - 3:37pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hundreds of community pharmacy executives, pharmacy students and other pharmacy advocates representing 41,000 chain pharmacies took to Capitol Hill from March 13 to 14 for the 5th Annual NACDS RxImpact Day and conducted more than 400 meetings with U.S. senators and representatives. With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2014, the various RxImpact participants hope to share with Congress how community pharmacies can save the nation's healthcare system money.

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03/19/2013 - 12:56pm

DSN sought out founder and president of UrgentRx Jordan Eisenberg for the details on the company's fast powder OTC treatments as they begin to show up at retailer checkouts nationwide. As a brand offering, it represents a unique delivery format with unique merchandising opportunities.

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03/18/2013 - 2:17pm

LAS VEGAS — Candy stores are almost inseparably associated with little kids, but one growing international chain is going “too cool for school.” IT’SUGAR operates more than 70 stores around the United States, as well as in Venezuela, Dubai, London and Grand Cayman. And it’s latest store is inside an institution almost inseparably associated with grown-ups: a casino, namely the entrance of The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. The 5,000-sq-.ft. location is the largest candy store in Las Vegas and includes as its centerpiece a 1,000-sq.ft.

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03/11/2013 - 10:34am

DSN spoke with Nielsen's Reny Diaz to preview a panel discussion at this year's Consumer Healthcare Products Association's Annual Executive Conference. Diaz, joined by Doug Stukenborg of Target and Roberto Ruiz of Univision, will discuss the growing Hispanic consumer demographic and what it means for self-care companies.

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03/07/2013 - 12:14pm

What are the key trends driving sales of false eyelashes? What are the greatest misconceptions about false lashes? To answer these questions and more, DSNTV not only hit the streets of New York City, but also spoke with Kerri LoCascio of Kiss Products to gain greater insight into the segment and to see just how easy false eyelashes are to apply. Click here to watch the video.

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03/04/2013 - 11:47am

EDMONTON, Canada — Rexall Pharma Plus has undertaken a strategic reinvention of its entire business, including a new look and feel for its stores and new private-brand offerings. Of the company’s 430 stores, 10 locations currently are completely brand-reinvented stores. “What’s most important about these stores is that while they have a completely enhanced look, feel and flow, ...

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03/01/2013 - 2:11pm

DSN sat down with Scott Melville, CHPA president and CEO, to discuss the Consumer Healthcare Products Association 2013 Annual Executive Conference and how the conference will focus on "consumer centricity," in this exclusive podcast. In addition, senior-level executives attending the sold-out conference will learn how CHPA is extolling that value on Capitol Hill. "OTCs are demonstrating their value everyday because consumers are purchasing them with their own dollars," Melville said. "The challenge has been for policy-makers to understand the value that OTC medicines bring." But that may change this year, Melville said, as CHPA continues to lobby around that OTC value quotient.

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02/25/2013 - 10:31am

DSN sat down with Calvin Peters, Duane Reade's PR/online manager, to talk about the launch of the social game Ingress, a mobile platform utilizing location-based services to bridge the game into the physical world, and how the company hopes the game will be the next rung in the evolutionary ladder of social retailing helping to drive foot traffic into its stores.

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02/20/2013 - 2:28pm

Like all of Walgreens' flagships, the new Los Angeles store pushes the envelope on what consumers would expect to find in a typical drug store. In this segment of DSNTV Virtual Store Tours, DSN editor Rob Eder travels to Hollywood to meet with key members of Walgreens' merchandising and store design teams for a firsthand look at the new store.

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02/19/2013 - 4:20pm

One of the biggest questions the average person might have about specialty pharmacy is, well, what the heck is it?

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02/15/2013 - 5:15pm

To see what's hot for fall/winter 2013 and how nail is meeting fashion with the help of Red Carpet Manicure, DSNTV went backstage at Noon by Noor at New York Fashion Week to talk with celebrity manicurist Elle. So what are some of the hottest nail trends, and which shades of Red Carpet Manicure graced the nails of runway models?

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02/14/2013 - 1:14pm

Larry Freed, president and CEO ForeSee, sat down with DSN to discuss the factors consumers are looking for when shopping online and how omnichannel is meeting those expectations. More and more, shoppers are becoming better satisfied with their online shopping experience, with pureplay online retailer Amazon.com garnering the best consumer satisfaction scores of all online merchants. But what does that mean for omnichannel retailers?

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02/07/2013 - 4:22pm

There were more sick people cruising the cold relief aisles this year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu incidence peaked at 6.1% this season, making this season the most virulent since the 2007-2008 season — excepting the H1N1 pandemic in 2009, which was atypical. With that in mind, sales of cough and cold medicines — or sales of just about anything else that had something to do with the flu, from hand sanitizers to flu shots — were through the roof.

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02/05/2013 - 1:43pm

DSN sat down with Radek Sali, CEO of Australia's Swisse Wellness, to discuss insights into the company's U.S. market launch with brand ambassador and Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman leading the way.

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01/31/2013 - 10:51am

Hospitals need retail pharmacy if they're going to reduce re-admissions, eliminate unnecessary healthcare costs and avoid penalties from Medicare for patient re-admission rates that are too high, under a new law that took effect Oct. 1. With that in mind, Walgreens created WellTransitions.

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01/23/2013 - 12:42pm

In celebration of its involvement in the "People's Choice Awards," which aired in early January, Walgreens hosted "Night at the W" events at stores nationwide. Sure not to miss this Red Carpet event, DSNTV went behind the scenes to talk with Walgreens district manager Jerry Telson and Walgreens senior beauty adviser Erianny Diaz in Manhattan to learn more about "Night at the W" and how Walgreens continues to elevate the beauty experience at mass.

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