September 12, 2014

Kroger has tapped Kevin Dougherty, formerly group VP and chief supply chain officer, to lead the company's new Vitacost.com division as group VP of digital and Vitacost. 

 

September 12, 2014

L'Oréal USA's seventh annual "Fore the Children" charity event to benefit Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation attracted more than 850 people and raised $625,000, bringing the total amount raised by L'Oréal USA since 2008 to $3.2 million.

September 11, 2014

Cardinal Health on Thursday announced that Michael Kaufmann has been named CFO of the company effective Nov. 11.

September 11, 2014

Kroger Thursday morning reported total sales of $25.3 billion, representing an increase of 11.6%.

 

September 11, 2014

PepsiCo announced its "Purple On!" campaign against bullying. The initiative supports GLAAD's annual Spirit Day, which takes place on Oct. 16.

September 11, 2014

Walmart's recently released 2014 Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List shows that although kids' preferences in toys are shifting, their hunger for imagination and creativity is unrelenting. 

September 10, 2014

Regional cooperative food distributor Associated Wholesalers and its subsidiaries, including the White Rose distribution business, has filed for bankruptcy and entered a purchase agreement with C&S Wholesale Grocers.

September 10, 2014

The Ohio-based start-up C2B Solutions is available to provide key healthcare consumer insights and strategy to help healthcare companies more effectively influence patient behavior, the company announced last week. 

September 10, 2014

Dollar General announced that it has commenced a tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar stores for $80.00 per share in cash. 

 

September 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced the availability of the “Purple Book,” which lists biological products in much the same way that the "Orange Book" lists pharmaceuticals. 

September 10, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association on Wednesday released a report showing that generic drugs saved the United States health system $239 billion in 2013.

September 10, 2014

Kmart has announced that its Kmart Pharmacy, located at 901 US 27 North, Sebring, Fla., was the subject of a data incident on or around May 27, 2012.
 


September 10, 2014

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy last week launched the .pharmacy generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) to provide consumers a means for identifying safe, legal and ethical online pharmacies and related resources. 

September 10, 2014

Price Chopper Supermarkets is revising and expanding its coupon policy in response to ever-evolving couponing trends.

September 9, 2014

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores received a second request for information from the Federal Trade Commission.

September 9, 2014

Annie's, a natural and organic food company, will be acquired by General Mills for $46 per share for a total transaction of $820 million.

September 9, 2014

Mondelēz International issued its first report emphasizing the company's progress in achieving its global well-being goals. The report outlines important steps the company has taken to meet key metrics in such areas as mindful snacking, sustainability, communities and safety. 

September 9, 2014

Apple today announced Apple Pay, a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. 

 

September 8, 2014

The number of uninsured is expected to decline by nearly half from 45 million in 2012 to 23 million by 2023 as a result of the coverage expansions associated with the Affordable Care Act.

September 8, 2014

QS/1, a healthcare automation solutions provider, on Monday announced that it now offers Veridikal Intelligence and Veridikal’s Reconciliation program to the pharmacies it serves. The program includes pre/post editing, EDI support, 835 processing, forensic auditing and reconciliation. 

September 8, 2014

Walgreens announced the appointment of Barry Rosenstein and a second new director to be named to its board of directors.

 

September 8, 2014

Whole Foods Market and one-hour grocery delivery service Instacart have formed a new partnership.

September 5, 2014

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar on Friday announced that the two companies have amended their merger agreement. 

September 5, 2014

Family Dollar on Friday rejected the revised proposal made by Dollar General on Sept. 2 on the basis of antitrust regulatory considerations.