DSN.TV gets consumers’ take on health, wellness, innovation
NEW YORK — Everybody talks about “Health & Wellness” and “Product Innovation.” But what do those words actually mean to the consumer?
To make sure that retailer and supplier initiatives align with consumers’ definitions of these concepts, the DSN.TV cameras took to the streets of New York in November for a series of man-on-the-street interviews. The videos — which added a new dimension to the retailer-supplier dialogue at the 2011 Drug Store News Annual Industry Issues Summit conference Nov. 29 — examine how consumers perceive health and wellness, what constitutes true product innovation and how it all shapes their purchasing decisions.
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New DR better reflects neighborhood
NEW YORK — Duane Reade continues to raise the bar and reshape how consumers shop consumables at drug stores with its revamped 24-hour location at 52nd Street and Broadway in New York.
To better reflect the needs of the neighborhood, which is brimming largely with tourists and business travelers, Duane Reade transformed the former 3,100-sq.-ft. Duane Reade Express store into a 20,000-sq.-ft. health, beauty and daily living destination.
The two-level location now features a pharmacy, which is powered by the Walgreens Pharmacy Network; a Duane Reade Look Boutique; and a unique fresh food, beverage and snack offering.
The store features services never before seen in a Duane Reade, including the debut of the Fro-Yo Bar, Freezee Station for slushies and a Good & Delish oatmeal station. The store also features several popular offerings first introduced in the chain’s 40 Wall St. flagship store, such as in-house prepared sushi and the Juice Market.
The location reflects the retailer’s continuation of local sourcing, and shoppers will find an assortment of fresh vegetables and fruit, as well an expansive frozen food section.
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Ulta Beauty kicks off 2012 with Fresh Start Skin Days event
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — To celebrate the new year and help beauty mavens recharge their spirits — and pores — beauty retailer Ulta Beauty is kicking off 2012 with its annual Fresh Start Skin Days event, which runs through Jan. 21.
As part of the event, stores nationwide will focus on the importance of great skin care by offering exclusive tips from experts, as well as daily special offers.
Ulta has tapped into its team of expert brands, who will offer exclusive beauty products, including Dermalogica, Benefit, Murad, Bliss and Philosophy, as well as in-store consultations and live demos from top beauty industry experts.