06/26/2015 - 12:39pm

Americans are feeling patriotic as July 4 approaches, and they are putting their wallets where their feelings are. According to the National Retail Federation 2015 Independence Day Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, more than 156 million consumers, or 64% of those celebrating, are planning to take part in the July 4 holiday by attending a cookout, picnic or barbecue, spending an average of $71.23 per household, up 4% from $68.16 in 2014.

06/18/2015 - 9:03am

There's a lot going on at Kroger —  the company is integrating its e-commerce arm Vitacost.com, expanding its click-and-pick-up offerings beyond the Carolinas and growing its digital presence. 

06/18/2015 - 7:41am

Rite Aid is differentiating the drug store shopping experience through offerings like RediClinics, the wellness+ with Plenti loyalty program and the company's pending acquisition of EnvisionRx.

06/16/2015 - 5:01pm

Mylan’s largest shareholder has promised to back the company’s bid to buy Perrigo, which would help fend off Teva’s $40 billion takeover offer.

06/15/2015 - 12:40pm

Such chronic skin conditions as psoriasis and eczema have taken an anti-itch category known for its summertime seasonal sales spikes — because of such acute needs as poison ivy and bug bites — and have made it a year-round destination category.

06/15/2015 - 12:40pm

Walmart, Costco and Rite Aid are three retailers driving significant traction in vitamin, mineral and supplement sales, TABS Group reported in May, helping to take share away from such online retailers as Amazon, which captures 36% of all online vitamin traffic, even as sales overall were up 3% to $11.8 billion.

06/15/2015 - 12:39pm

You don’t need a poll to know that sleep, or rather the lack thereof, has become a big deal for Americans. 

06/15/2015 - 12:39pm

The sale of sleeping remedies continues to be a caffeinated business, especially across the liquids segment.

06/15/2015 - 12:38pm

In the past 12 months ended April 19, Zyrtec (McNeil Consumer Healthcare) continues to dominate the allergy category with total retail sales of $332 million.