12/20/2010 - 12:01pm

Unilever has confirmed that Alberto-Culver shareholders have approved the proposed $3.7 billion Unilever acquisition, which was announced in September.

12/17/2010 - 1:56pm

Prestige Brands Holdings on Thursday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets associated with the Dramamine business in the United States from McNeil Consumer Healthcare for $76 million in cash.

12/16/2010 - 1:31pm

Yogurt brand Dannon agreed to drop what government officials are calling "exaggerated health claims" for two of its products.

12/16/2010 - 11:34am

A subsidiary of Pfizer has extended the expiration date of its tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of King Pharmaceuticals.

12/16/2010 - 10:43am

What Rite Aid might wish for Christmas is accelerated results borne from its Wellness+ loyalty card program, because even as the chain lowered its guidance for fiscal 2011 sales, it’s that differentiated loyalty program that executives believe is going to buttress sales next year and beyond.

12/16/2010 - 10:06am

Stater Bros. on Wednesday disclosed a more than 4% decrease in sales for fiscal year 2010.

12/15/2010 - 10:27am

Novartis on Wednesday announced that its merger agreement with Alcon has been settled to the tune of $12.9 billion. The new $8.7 billion Alcon eye care division, which includes CIBA Vision and selected ophthalmic medicines, will be led by current Alcon president and CEO Kevin Buehler.

12/15/2010 - 9:51am

Private equity firm Roark Capital Group last week closed the deal on its acquisition of Atkins Nutritionals, a weight-control and nutrition brand. Atkins' management team, led by CEO Monty Sharma — who invested alongside Roark Capital in the transaction — will remain with the business.

12/14/2010 - 4:41pm

GlaxoSmithKline on Monday announced its acquisition from Darwin Private Equity of Maxinutrition, a U.K. company that manufactures protein-enhanced functional nutrition products.