In This Issue

In "Health guides," DSN explores the new store associate position being incorporated into the new store formats currently being rolled out by both Walgreens and Rite Aid. Also inside: DR ups ante on up market, year of the loyalty card, Annual Rite Aid Report and more.
In its "Hotter than July" special section, DSN picks the 20 hottest new health and beauty products from the very last NACDS Marketplace show ever. Also Inside: DSN-FMI Health and Wellness Summit, exclusive consumer research, behind Walgreens' new acquisitions and more.
In its "2012 Innov-ies" report, DSN salutes the most innovative new products in health and beauty launched between May 2011 and May 2012. Also Inside: DSN readers pick most innovative products, Retail Store of the Year, Hottest Categories
DSN reports on how small brands break through the 'sea of sameness' in its 2012 Annual Niche Brands Report. Also Inside: Brand builders on getting on shelf, Inside Dollar General, and Walgreens consumer insights team
DSN ranks the major players in retail pharmacy in PoweRx Players: DSN's Top 50 Scorers Annual Report 2012. Also Inside: "The present and future of customer loyalty" and "Flu season wreaks havoc on suppliers"
In "Inside Sam's Club," DSN takes a look at how Sam's Club is exercising its right to win in health and wellness. Also Inside: "Dougherty's raises bar with unique offering," "Customizing the in-store experience" and "Got consumer insights?"
CVS president and CEO Larry Merlo talks to DSN about CVS' 7,300-plus stores, 650 clinics and its role as the nation's second-biggest PBM in "CVS: A category of one." Also Inside: M Local's fresh food store concept, Deloitte study predicts 'Store 3.0' and Q&A...
Walgreens no longer is on a path to own well; it’s on a path to dominate every aspect of well. DSN covers the major retail pharmacy chain in "Walgreens: Wired for Well." Also Inside: Retailers 'go local,' Sears' Fit Studio, State Rep rips PBMS and OTC allergy/homeopathy
DSN explores 10 keys for CVS to drive growth and transform retail health.
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