02/07/2014 - 1:35pm

The National Retail Federation calculated that retail employment was down 21,600 jobs in January 2014, yet up 230,000 jobs year-over-year. December retail employment figures were revised up to a gain of 57,000 jobs.

02/07/2014 - 12:23pm

A new study published in the January issue of Nutrition Reviews found that the probiotic L. reuteri NCIMB 30242 (Cardioviva) was found to significantly reduce LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol.

02/07/2014 - 12:16pm

Bi-Lo on Thursday announced that all in-store pharmacies now offer “Refill Sync,” a free service that synchronizes customers’ maintenance medication prescriptions so that all scripts — regardless of refill dates — can be filled at the same time.

02/07/2014 - 12:06pm

Stacy's Snacks, a Frito-Lay North America brand, introduced Stacy's Pretzel Thins, a new line of baked snacks that combines a pretzel flavor with a thin, crispy texture.

02/07/2014 - 11:49am

Food Lion has unveiled a new online tool, MVP Coupon Hub, to make accessing grocery coupons online easier for customers.

02/07/2014 - 11:38am

CVS Caremark made big news — BIG news — when it announced on Feb. 5 that it would pull tobacco products from all of its pharmacy locations.

This is an extremely important step for the company as it sends the strong message that it is truly dedicated to helping people on their path to better health. Stripping away the roughly $2 billion in revenues garnered from the tobacco shopper likely wasn’t an easy decision but it makes sense — a lot of sense — for CVS. It clearly demonstrates to its shoppers, health systems and PBM clients that it is placing patients’ health front and center.

02/07/2014 - 10:41am

The Estée Lauder Cos., whose brands include Aveda, Bumble and bumble, American Beauty, Flirt! and M·A·C Cosmetics, has announced the appointment of Guillaume Jesel to the newly created position of SVP/general manager, Global Corporate Innovation.

02/07/2014 - 10:36am

Progresso Heart Healthy Soup, in support of Mayo Clinic, is launching "The Heart Project" to educate people about heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.

02/07/2014 - 10:33am

Novartis Consumer Health on Thursday announced that Todd Hutsko has been appointed head of sales U.S., effective March 1.