Actress Wants Pharmacy To Pay Her $6M For Using Photo Of Her Outside The Store

Actress Wants Pharmacy To Pay Her $6M For Using Photo Of Her Outside The Store

Famous people! Isn’t it funny how they also get stuffy noses, use cotton swabs and sometimes just need a bag of fun-size candy bars, like other humans do? Sure, celebrities shop at the pharmacy. It’s where the toilet paper is when you need it. But Katherine Heigl, an actress from movies about too many bridesmaids dresses, doesn’t like that New York City chain Duane Reade is allegedly using a paparazzi pic of her shopping at the store as part of its advertising efforts. [More]

28 Attorneys General Urge Major Retailers To Discontinue Tobacco Sales

28 Attorneys General Urge Major Retailers To Discontinue Tobacco Sales

Is it a conflict of interest when stores that sell products to improve your health also make billions every year selling cigarettes? More than two dozen Attorneys General think so, and are lighting a fire under the nation’s largest drugstore and supermarket chains to get them to quit. [More]

Duane Reade Has All Your Back To School Supplies. All Of Them!

Duane Reade Has All Your Back To School Supplies. All Of Them!

From pencils, to bear costumes, to urostomy pouches, Duane Reade is your one-stop back to school supershop. The drug store gets a little gentle ribbing over the extensiveness of its inventory in this amusing little parody ad. [More]

Drugstores Cross-Promoting Chocolate And Condoms For Valentine's

Drugstores Cross-Promoting Chocolate And Condoms For Valentine's

Drugstores are making it easier for you to get your Valentine’s Day shopping in by putting endcaps of condoms and lubrication on their their chocolate and candy displays. Now you only have to visit one aisle! [More]

Duane Reade Infilitrates Williamsburg By Adding A Beer Bar

Duane Reade Infilitrates Williamsburg By Adding A Beer Bar

When Duane Reade announced it wanted to open a store in the hip poseur enclave neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, it faced stiff opposition from locals and bloggers who feared it would destroy the area’s charm and drive a nearby local pharmacy out of business. So the pharmacy chain bought over the natives with beer. [More]

Duane Reade Deploys Rewards Program Shrink Ray

Duane Reade Deploys Rewards Program Shrink Ray

Even retailer rewards programs can fall victim to the Shrink Ray. The latest victim? Duane Reade. Reader RC was saddened to learn of he change, and lays it out for us. [More]

Walgreens Completes Total Domination Of NYC With Duane Reade Deal

Walgreens Completes Total Domination Of NYC With Duane Reade Deal

Hear that sound? It’s the combined sobs of New Yorkers as the deal to turn all 258 Duane Reade drugstores in the metropolitan area, as well as two distribution centers and Duane Reade headquarters, into Walgreens has now been made official. [More]

Walgreens Expects To Complete Duane Reade Deal By Mid-April

Walgreens Expects To Complete Duane Reade Deal By Mid-April

Just as NBC prepares to give itself up to some company from Philadelphia, another New York institution has gotten one step closer to invasion from without with the news that the FTC has given the go-ahead for Walgreens to continue with its purchase of Duane Reade drug stores. [More]

Walgreens Opens Wide, Swallows Up Duane Reade

Walgreens Opens Wide, Swallows Up Duane Reade

Anyone who’s lived in — or even visited — New York City is familiar with Duane Reade Pharmacies, the only business that competes with Starbuck in terms of retail space in the five boroughs. And, as a New Yorker, I know it’s a love-hate relationship with the local chain. But the era of a Duane Reade on every corner in Manhattan may be coming to an end with the announcement this morning that Illinois-based drugstore giant Walgreens is in the process of buying Duane Reade out. [More]

Duane Reade Says It's Christmas Time

Duane Reade Says It's Christmas Time

Reader Emily snapped this photo at the Duane Reade at 58th and 8th in Manhattan.

Customer Shows Displeasure With Duane Reade Through Choice Editing

Customer Shows Displeasure With Duane Reade Through Choice Editing

Duane Reade is a drug store endemic to New York City. If you’ve ever experienced what it is like to shop there, you are sure to appreciate the following edits made to a sign requesting customer feedback.

Duane Reade May Want To Rethink The Instructions On Their Generic Sandwich Bags

Duane Reade May Want To Rethink The Instructions On Their Generic Sandwich Bags

Duane Reade wants you to compare their store brand sandwich bags to Ziploc’s bags, and you should, because Ziplcoc’s bags are $0.50 cheaper.

Excellent Spelling At Duane Reade

Excellent Spelling At Duane Reade

Submitted to our Flickr pool, an excellent sign at the Duane Reade on E. 51st in NYC.

Duane Reade Sucks As A Pharmacy, Target Is Pretty Good

Duane Reade Sucks As A Pharmacy, Target Is Pretty Good

According to JD Power and associates survey of pharmacies, that blight on New York City, Duane Reade, placed last in the rankings of chain pharmacies. From the WSJ Health Blog:The results are based on an online survey of 6,543 U.S. consumers conducted last fall.