Stephanie Loughran

Stephanie
Loughran
Articles
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX 
Retailers are making a list and checking it twice when it comes to toys this holiday season.As the toy-selling period hits its busiest peak in the coming
THE 12 TOYS OF CHRISTMAS 
NEW YORK -- In advance of this week's Fall Mass Market Toy Expo here, the Toy Industry Association, also based here, recently presented a Holiday Preview
FLU SHOTS BECOME BIG EVENTS IN STORES 
In an annual rite of fall, supermarkets are gearing up for influenza season, taking advantage of a public service opportunity with aggressive promotional
BASHAS' OFFERS IN-STORE SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS 
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Bashas' Markets here recently began offering melanomography screenings to help skin cancer prevention, said Alison Bendler, spokeswoman
IT'S PARTY TIME! 
Supermarkets are throwing a party and everyone's invited.Fred Meyer, Giant Eagle, Harris Teeter, Hy-Vee, Ralphs, Stop & Shop and Wegmans are some of the
GIANT EAGLE TIES IN VIDEO, PARTY GOODS 
PITTSBURGH -- The Eagle is getting ready to roar.The video departments at Giant Eagle are helping to create a complete in-store party atmosphere through
ALBERTSONS OPENS OFFICE DEPOT SECTIONS 
BOISE, Idaho -- Albertsons here recently began converting its current in-store school and home office supply sections into branded Office Depot sections.The
PUT IT IN THE BOOK 
On shoppers' grocery lists: milk, eggs, bread ... glitter glue, ribbon, beads, button box?Activities related to arts and crafts, including the increasingly
PUBLIX TOP FOOD PHARMACY: SURVEY 
PHILADELPHIA -- Publix Super Markets, Lakeland, Fla., is No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all supermarket pharmacies, according to a consumer study
HBC AT A CROSSROADS 
With competition eating away at sales and margins, retailers must craft a health and beauty care strategy that will work best in their stores, whether
ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS CATCHING ON AT GIANT 
PHILADELPHIA -- Giant Food has clicked with its electronic prescribing venture since its inception last year, said Russell Fair, vice president, pharmacy
BUG SPRAY SALES RISE AS WEST NILE HITS 
As the West Nile Virus heads into its peak season, supermarkets in states hit especially hard this year by human cases of the mosquito-born virus are
POINT OF CONTACT 
PHILADELPHIA -- Supermarkets are going to the next level in pharmacy technology.As the industry gears up for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores'
AHOLD CENTRALIZES PHARMACY OPERATIONS 
CHANTILLY, Va. -- Ahold USA here is putting the finishing touches on a pharmacy infrastructure facelift.The company has made "very good inroads" in centralizing
THE BIG SEASON 
The upcoming fourth quarter holds the promise for supermarkets to break out of their financial doldrums, which have plagued most retailers -- from the
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