February 4, 2014

The Global Market Development Center released a new whitepaper, “Amazon in Focus: Overview,” which summarizes an analysis of Amazon’s business model, presented by Keith Anderson, VP and senior analyst at RetailNet Group, in a GMDC* Connect Videocast.

February 3, 2014

Procter & Gamble’s male grooming brand Gillette has tapped Lionel “Leo” Messi to be the new global face of its upcoming international soccer campaign.

January 31, 2014

The imminent entry of several companies — including big pharma, small biotech and generic participants — into the global biosimilars space will propel the market toward exponential growth. The market is expected to soar from $1.2 billion in 2013 to $24 billion in 2019, reported Frost & Sullivan in research released earlier this week.

January 31, 2014

If you don't succeed the first time, try, try again. That's exactly what McKesson did when it announced that it reached an agreement with Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH to acquire its entire holding of Celesio shares. And in a separate and subsequent agreement, McKesson also picked up the Celesio convertible bonds from Elliott.

Nothing good is ever easy. "While the path to securing this acquisition was certainly not what we had originally expected, it would seem that the interested parties to this transaction continued to see the compelling strategic benefit of McKesson and Celesio uniting to form a global leader in health care services," John Hammergren, McKesson chairman, CEO and president, said of the deal. "I never lost sight of the value this transaction will bring to our customers, our supply chain partners, the employees of both organizations and our shareholders."

January 28, 2014

The Walmart Foundation, Goodwill Industries International, National Disability Institute and United Way on Monday launched the 2014 MyFreeTaxes program, an initiative offering free online federal and state tax preparation in all 50 states.

January 24, 2014

Private equity firm Palladin Consumer Retail Partners on Thursday announced the acquisition of KT Health, a producer of kinesiology tape and related sports medicine products in the retail market.

January 24, 2014

Family support group Tomorrow's Child recently partnered with Walgreens stores across Michigan, according to the company.

January 23, 2014

7 Up announced that it is partnering with Project 7 — a company dedicated to making "products for good" — to give consumers the opportunity to give back to people and local communities around the world.

January 22, 2014

HealthSpot has formed a strategic partnership with MedAvail Technologies, which created the MedAvail MedCenter telepharmacy kiosk, to enable HealthSpot station locations to provide pharmacy services in addition to acute care telehealth services in locations where there is no retail pharmacy, such as employer sites and community locations.

January 20, 2014

To illustrate how beauty is being redefined and to mark the 10th anniversary of its “Campaign for Real Beauty,” Unilever’s Dove has partnered with the Sundance Institute and filmmaker Cynthia Wade on a documentary short film, “Selfie.”

January 10, 2014

CARE Pharmacies earlier this week announced that it has implemented Pharmacy Quality Solutions' EQuIPP software to benchmark and identify areas for improvement in each of its locations aimed at improving patient care and clinical outcomes.

January 9, 2014

Probiotics is another large-scale source of growth for the vitamins, minerals and supplements category, having realized a 33% rate of growth, or an increase in sales of $121 million in the last year, noted Doug Jones, Pharmavite spokesman.

January 8, 2014

A&D Medical announced the release of its next generation Wellness Connected, a secure, flexible platform to help people increase physical activity and manage their health.

January 8, 2014

Procter & Gamble hair care brand Aussie and Nickelodeon have partnered on a new hair care collection for kids inspired by the preschool series “Dora the Explorer.”

January 8, 2014

Walgreens is not only completely transforming its drug store business from a prescription medicine dispensary to healthcare provider, they're continuing to deliver shareholder value.

January 6, 2014

Amneal Pharmaceuticals has launched an authorized generic version of a recently launched drug for gastroesophageal reflux disease, the company said.

January 2, 2014

Mylan has hired Rakesh Bamzai as its president for commercial and emerging markets in India, the drug maker said.

December 30, 2013

Drug maker Merck is starting a new business designed to provide weight-management intervention services to employers, patients and healthcare professionals, the company said.

December 26, 2013

The growth of store brands continues to outpace national brands. However, there is a role for both national brands and store brands at retail.

December 19, 2013

Rite Aid appears to be transitioning from a turnaround phase to one in which it's looking more toward future opportunities, company executives suggested in a conference call Thursday morning when announcing the chain's third quarter 2014 results.

December 19, 2013

The long-standing partnership between Rite Aid and nutritional products retailer GNC is being extended through the end of the decade.

December 17, 2013

Price Chopper Supermarkets and CDPHP have joined forces to provide community access to health services and screenings at new health stations,

December 6, 2013

Coca-Cola was honored on Thursday with the 2013 NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award at the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon.

November 26, 2013

Stater Bros. has promoted David Harris to EVP finance, the southern California supermarket chain said.