Peter Malbin

Articles by Peter Malbin
DELIVERING MORE 
Distribution is still the heart of the drug wholesaling business, but it is no longer its soul.Wholesalers today are under pressure to compete in a consolidated
NEW FINESSE ENTERS CROWDED SHAMPOO SET 
NEW YORK -- Supermarket buyers such as Pete Gassenberger, director of pharmacy and health and beauty care for Consumers Food and Drug, a 20-store Midwest
TOY STORY OF '97 TO TELL A TALE OF MODEST GROWTH 
NEW YORK -- With another Tickle Me Elmo, this could be a smiling year for the toy industry.In any event, projections for 1997 are that toys should continue
SHAW'S IS COMPOUNDING MORE PHARMACIES 
EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Through acquisition and growth, Shaw's Supermarkets, based here, is continuing to expand its pharmacy business, with four more
UP TO 40 NEW PHARMACIES PRESCRIBED BY A&P FOR 1997 
MONTVALE, N.J. -- A&P here continues to add pharmacies, with possibly 40 slated to open this year in new and remodeled stores, according to Michael Rourke,
ZINC-BASED COLD 'CURE' A HOT PRODUCT THIS WINTER 
The winter chill and a flurry of media reports touting the benefits of zinc lozenges in alleviating the severity and duration of the common cold are creating
PHARMACISTS AT ODDS OVER POSSIBLE RECALL OF SELDANE 
Pharmacists interviewed by SN differ over whether the Food and Drug Administration will actually recall Seldane, a widely prescribed antihistamine, because
ONCE AGAIN, PHARMACISTS TOP INTEGRITY POLL 
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Pharmacists are once again the nation's most trusted professionals, according to those Americans surveyed by the Gallup Organization
CHAINS SLIDE SOAP TO BUBBLE HBC SALES 
New England grocery chains are test-merchandising bath soap in the health and beauty aisle in order to drive more impulse sales in the health and beauty
HARPS EXPANDS PHARMACY, UPDATES SOFTWARE 
SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- Harps Food Stores here will open a new pharmacy this month in a supermarket in Rogers, Ark., giving the chain a total of seven pharmacies.The
LABELS, FAST APPROVALS TOP LIST FOR FDA CHIEF 
In the post-Kessler era, the industry is looking ahead to reform in labeling and to unhampered, speedy approval of drug applications.Drug approvals should
SHUTTER BUG 
Retailers are wondering if enough Advanced Photo System cameras will be found under Christmas trees this year to jump-start film and processing sales
TAMPON ALTERNATIVE GETS WEST COAST DISTRIBUTION 
Distribution of a new feminine hygiene product, Instead, is being built primarily at supermarket chains in the Pacific Northwest and northern California.Major
POWERFUL AIDS DRUG NEARS PHARMACY SHELVES 
One of the most successful drug treatments for AIDS thus far, Crixivan, may finally be available for dispensing through supermarket and other community
PHARMACIES PRESCRIBE GIVEAWAYS 
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Intense competition for pharmacy business here is driving supermarket pharmacies to offer incentives like free Coca-Cola, Pepsi

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