July 10, 2014

A wave of new drug introductions and healthcare policy changes has had a significant impact on women’s health care over the past year.

July 10, 2014

Supervalu on Wednesday announced that it has begun supplying the first of 18 Rainbow stores that are being acquired as part of the transactions that were announced May 7 between Roundy’s and a consortium of Supervalu and independent retailers.

July 10, 2014

VoicePort on Thursday announced a patent licensing agreement with Walgreens that covers 11 U.S. patents and patent applications owned by Walgreens in the field of prescription alignment.

July 9, 2014

Anthony Brands has hired Dana Kline, who has more than 25 years of experience in the cosmetics and fragrance industry, to serve as its new EVP global sales.

July 9, 2014

Inventure Foods, marketer and manufacturer of specialty food brands, on Wednesday introduced Radar Farms Fruit Plus Vitamins, a fortified whole frozen fruit product.

July 9, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday published its eighth annual sustainability report, setting its first-ever water conservation goal and providing a progress update on moving retail locations toward "zero waste" and sourcing 100% certified sustainable palm oil. 

July 9, 2014

Safeway on Wednesday released its sixth annual sustainability report, informed by the Global Reporting Initiative G3 Guidelines. 

July 9, 2014

77% of consumers have given a gift card in the past year and 90% have received at least one in the past year.

July 9, 2014

Target has announced that, for every select up&up school supply purchased at its stores between July 13 and Aug. 2, the company will donate one school supply item to a student in need.

July 8, 2014

Facing a “highly competitive market,” Canadian pharmacy retailer the Jean Coutu Group reported on Tuesday a slight increase in first-quarter revenues and a 0.1% lift in same-store sales.
 

July 8, 2014

CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo, along with CEOs from more than a dozen of America's largest corporations and organizations, announced on Tuesday the creation of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable, an initiative to create a workplace culture that is focused on health.

July 8, 2014

Canada’s pharmacy retailer the Jean Coutu Group is optimistic about the expanded role of pharmacists in Quebec under Bill 41.

July 7, 2014

The American Diabetes Association on Monday announced its collaboration with Walgreens, a national strategic partner of the association, and the Balance Rewards program to help further the movement to Stop Diabetes.

July 7, 2014

The theme for this year’s Cardinal Health RBC 2014 is “Leading Change.” For community pharmacists, that means playing a more active role in patient care. And Cardinal Health has a suite of services to help community pharmacists take the next step in making a difference in their patients’ lives — the Cardinal Health Adherence Suite.

July 7, 2014

General Mills announced a number of new products set to debut this summer, all of which reflect consumer-driven food trends.

July 7, 2014

Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands last week announced an agreement under which Tyson Foods will acquire all outstanding shares of Hillshire Brands.

July 7, 2014

Ulta Beauty has selected Mullen, an Interpublic Group owned agency, as its new advertising agency-of-record.

July 3, 2014

Kinney Drugs, which operates 100 drug stores in Central and Northern New York and Vermont, was recently recognized by the American Heart Association as the top fundraiser in its region as it presented the organization with a $17,420 check in support of the “Go Red for Women” movement.

July 2, 2014

As many as 32 organizations on Tuesday signed a letter calling on the Food and Drug Administration to require biologics and biosimilars to have the same International Nonproprietary Name, a practice currently in use in Europe and other markets.

July 2, 2014

Omnichannel beauty brand Julep Beauty has hired Dwight Gaston as chief delivery officer, overseeing Julep's operations, customer service, fulfillment and product development teams.

July 2, 2014

Kroger and Vitacost.com on Wednesday announced a definitive merger agreement under which Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Vitacost.com for $8 per share in cash, or approximately $280 million.

July 2, 2014

A physical store presence is key to most retailers for their online growth strategy, according to a new report by Moody’s Investor Services.

July 2, 2014

Pinnacle Foods announced on Monday that it has terminated its merger agreement with Hillshire Brands, originally announced May 12. Pinnacle is a producer of such branded food products as Vlasic pickles, Mrs. Butterworth syrups and Wishbone salad dressings.

July 2, 2014

Shrinkage levels average 1.27% of sales, which translates to a $57 billion loss to the industry, according to the U.S. Retail Fraud Survey, which is based on research into the systems and strategies used by 100 leading North American retailers.