October 7, 2014

Coty and Chanel announced that Coty has submitted a binding offer to acquire the Bourjois cosmetics brand from Chanel for 15 million Class A Coty shares. Chanel has agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations.

October 7, 2014

Following CVS Health’s bold move to stop selling tobacco products in all of its stores, president and CEO Larry Merlo, joined public health advocates and researchers on Tuesday for a roundtable discussion on tobacco sales and marketing at retail stores.

October 7, 2014

The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation on Monday announced the recipients of its 2014 Innovators in Health award, which recognizes individuals whose work reflects the spirit of NEHI and embraces the mission of improving the quality of health care and reducing costs for patients and their families. 

October 7, 2014

The 2014 holiday shopping season will be characterized by cautious spending, while economic realities create one of two American holiday shoppers: survivalists and selectionists.

 

October 7, 2014

PepsiCo announced that Tony West has joined the company as EVP of government affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Nov. 24.

October 6, 2014

Specialty drug spending continues to rise and is predicted to grow by more than 16% annually from 2015 to 2018. CVS Health researchers examine the reasons for such dramatic increases in spending and discuss tools to help manage these escalating costs.

October 6, 2014

The Food Marketing Institute on Monday hired Margaret Edgell Core to guide the reinstituted annual event, FMI Connect, the Global Food Retail Experience.

October 6, 2014

Healthcare Distribution Management Association released a statement in support of the FDA’s “Know Your Source” campaign.

October 6, 2014

As many as 35% of shoppers now use mobile devices to make purchases, representing an increase of 10% as compared to 2012.

 

October 6, 2014

Sam’s Club is making vaccinations as affordable as possible by matching the price of any competitor with their low price promise.

October 6, 2014

Walgreens on Monday announced it is conducting a developer contest to encourage integration of its Balance Rewards application program interface.

 

October 6, 2014

Walmart announced Monday it is working with DirectHealth.com to launch Healthcare Begins Here, an in-store program designed to educate customers on health insurance options.

 

October 3, 2014

Mayo Clinic on Friday launched a new telemedicine pilot project called Mayo Clinic Health Connection, now available at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin. 

October 2, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, two brothers, Thomas and Andrew Parkinson, developed a new way to shop for groceries.

October 2, 2014

Shopko on Wednesday instituted a strategic reorganization to "create a flatter, leaner organization."

October 2, 2014

The Western Union Co. and Walgreens on Wednesday launched international and domestic money transfers through a new Western Union stage-and-pay kiosk model via the Walgreens Balance Financial platform.

October 2, 2014

First Lady of Wisconsin Tonette Walker on Wednesday recognized Walgreens store managers from around Wisconsin whose stores participate in an on-the-job training program for people with disabilities, a state partnership with Walgreens that puts individuals on a path to employment and independence. 

October 1, 2014

Bayer on Wednesday announced it has completed the acquisition of the consumer care business of the U.S. pharmaceuticals group Merck.

 

October 1, 2014

Stand Up To Cancer, the Safeway Foundation and actress and comedienne Wanda Sykes on Tuesday collaborated on a campaign to raise money and public awareness for breast cancer and treatment.

October 1, 2014

Diplomat on Tuesday announced that Stephen Brown has been named chief information officer.

October 1, 2014

Hy-Vee is looking to improve operations and reduce shrink, and to that end, will be deploying Agilence’s Retail 20/20 exception reporting tool.  

October 1, 2014

Mars Petcare has opened a state-of-the-art, Gold-LEED certified $110 million global innovation center in Thompson's Station, Tennessee. The new campus is the third Mars Petcare innovation center and first in the United States.

October 1, 2014

"We're moving to a personal relationship with our customers, which in retail has never been seen before," said Tim Theriault, Walgreens SVP and chief information, innovation and improvement officer. 

 

October 1, 2014

Ranbaxy Labs on Wednesday announced the launch of Absorica (isotretinoin) 25 mg and 35 mg capsules into the U.S. healthcare market.