September 19, 2012

Actress and Stand Up To Cancer ambassador Marg Helgenberger will appear in a new public service campaign on behalf of The Safeway Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer, the companies announced Wednesday.

September 18, 2012

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics determined that 3-out-of-4 critically ill children were found to have vitamin D blood levels below the target considered safe by many experts and medical societies.

September 13, 2012

Target is bringing its REDcard Rewards program to Canada.

September 7, 2012

Pop star Nicki Minaj is launching at retail in September her first fragrance, Pink Friday, in partnership with Elizabeth Arden.

September 5, 2012

Revlon announced on Wednesday that to further improve operating efficiency, it is taking steps that will result in the elimination of 250 jobs.

August 30, 2012

Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart announced on Thursday that the Supreme Court of Canada has granted its application for leave to appeal to Ontario’s ban on private-label generic drugs.

August 15, 2012

Target's second-quarter sales increased 3.5% to $16.5 billion and the company’s profits grew 2.9% to $1.06 per share, 5 cents higher than analysts expected.

August 8, 2012

Hangover Joe's is bringing its officially licensed product of Warner Bros.' "The Hangover" movie to Canada through a new distribution deal.

July 30, 2012

Supervalu on Monday named Wayne Sales, a Canadian hall-of-fame-caliber retailer, as the company's president and CEO, replacing Craig Herkert.

July 11, 2012

Canadian retail pharmacy operator the Jean Coutu Group posted big increases in sales and profits that stemmed in large part from its sale earlier this year of much of its stake in U.S. retail pharmacy chain Rite Aid.

July 5, 2012

Target reported a 2.1% same-store sales increase for the month of June that was toward the low end of the company’s expectations.

June 21, 2012

False lashes a faux pas? No way! Thanks in large part to celebrities who have popularized false eyelashes and lash extensions, sales of false lashes have been, and continue to be, on the upswing — in a big way.


June 21, 2012

With more than half of U.S. online shoppers buying beauty and personal care products online, beauty brands and retailers must embrace multichannel marketing in order to succeed and reach consumers where they are, according to a new study by A.T. Kearney and its Global Consumer Institute.


June 13, 2012

Shoppers Drug Mart has announced the launch of the Shoppers Health Care Portal, a website designed to provide Canadian healthcare professionals with access to drug reimbursement information and clinical tools with the goal of improving patient care.

June 5, 2012

Carex Health Brands has established its operations in Canada with the acquisition of a Nova Scotia-based leader in the lifting seat and light therapy markets.

May 24, 2012

Following the Senate’s defeat of a proposal that would have permitted “personal importation” of prescription drug medications, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores lauded the Senate’s decision to support patient safety.

May 22, 2012

Red Carpet Manicure, an at-home LED gel manicure and pedicure system, has announced that it is expanding to Canada with plans to launch the system at London Drug, Rexall and The Shopping Channel in June.

May 8, 2012

University of British Columbia researchers may have found a way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations, university officials announced Tuesday.

May 3, 2012

A leader in specialty coffee and single-serve brewing systems has partnered with a company known for its whole bean coffee brand in a new multiyear agreement.

May 1, 2012

Sears Holdings, the parent company of Kmart, expects to make a profit of between $155 million and $195 million in first quarter 2012, compared with a $165 million loss in first quarter 2011, the company said Tuesday.

May 1, 2012

SpyRu is set to launch this month its new line of high-protein, low-calorie beverages.

April 20, 2012

The Jean Coutu Group has sold 56 million of its approximately 234.4 million shares in Rite Aid, the company said Friday.

April 17, 2012

A U.S. drug maker has made a deal with a Swiss company to manufacture and sell a new osteoporosis treatment in North America.

March 30, 2012

The news that Target has revealed the locations of its first 12 stores in Quebec is just one more reminder that the competition in Canada is really going to heat up.