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.
Dr. Fresh expands mouthwash facility
BUENA PARK, Calif. — Oral care manufacturer Dr. Fresh is expanding its mouthwash production facilities located on-site at its Buena Park, Calif., headquarters and is in the process of installing a toothpaste manufacturing facility.
Sales of mouthwash products account for more than 10% of Dr. Fresh’s revenues, and the current production facility is running at full capacity with orders through December 2012, the company stated. The company anticipates further growth in this sector, based largely on robust business with dollar stores in the United States and their counterparts worldwide.
The upgraded facility, expected to be up and running by the end of the second quarter in 2012, will feature a new high-speed rotary filler and will operate at three times the speed of present production. In addition to FireFly and licensed Aim, Close-Up, and Spider-Man mouthwashes, Dr. Fresh also manufactures Binaca breath drops.
Private-label production for major drug, food and mass chains in the United States and abroad also represents a growing portion of Dr. Fresh’ business and will continue to increase with the expansion of the on site facilities.
The new toothpaste manufacturing facility will accommodate production of several branded and private-label adult and children’s toothpastes. It is scheduled to be completed by May 2012.