July 13, 2011

PepsiCo Beverages Canada has introduced the 7UP EcoGreen bottle, Canada's — and North America's — first soft drink bottle made from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, plastic, the company reported Wednesday.

July 6, 2011

Discovery Communications recently announced the launch of a line of branded Discovery Fit & Health consumer products designed to provide proactive health and fitness lifestyle solutions for health-conscious consumers.

July 5, 2011

Mountain Dew is delivering a blast from the past to consumers with the return of Mountain Dew Throwback.

June 30, 2011

Canadian drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International will acquire rights to topical drugs for eczema and cold sores from Swedish drug maker Meda.

June 24, 2011

Whole Foods Market co-CEO Walter Robb told investors at a Jefferies Global Consumer Conference that the 300-store chain is expected to grow to 1,000 stores in the United States.

June 22, 2011

The United Kingdom's pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer Boots — whose branded products are available in the United States at Target, Target.com, ShopBootsUSA.com, Ulta stores and at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada — has named Sandra Gabriele, VP marketing and communications for Boots Retail USA, as its International Employee of the Year, part of the retailer's annual "Best of the Best Awards."

June 13, 2011

Merck will collaborate with a Korean manufacturer to develop a biosimilar version of a drug used for autoimmune diseases.

June 9, 2011

Safeway is bringing Coinstar's self-service coin-counting kiosks to its U.S. and Canadian stores, the supermarket retailer announced Thursday.

June 8, 2011

Target’s board has finalized the decision to locate the company’s Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, said president, chairman and CEO Gregg Steinhafel at a shareholders meeting in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

June 7, 2011

Global Wellness on Tuesday initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of its Via Extreme ultimate sexual enhancer dietary supplement for men.

May 31, 2011

Mountain Dew has relaunched three classic flavors nationwide.

May 31, 2011

Target has unveiled the first wave of the Zellers sites it will be taking over in Canada, representing 105 locations in all 10 Canadian provinces.

May 20, 2011

A new fitness DVD featuring Jari Love's "Get Ripped!" workout series has made its debut.

May 20, 2011

Target plans to spend more than it had forecast this year on its entry into the Canadian market as it nails down more of the best retail locations sooner than expected.

May 12, 2011

Infusium 23 hair care, which is available in more than 20,000 retail stores across the United States and Canada, has joined K Public Relations' portfolio of Idelle/Helen of Troy brands.

May 12, 2011

Target is setting up three distribution centers in Canada in preparation for its debut north of the border, according to a report in The Globe and Mail.

May 5, 2011

A major depressive disorder treatment made by Pfizer significantly reduced the number and severity of moderate-to-severe hot flashes in postmenopausal women, compared with placebo, according to a new study.

April 28, 2011

Health Station Networks will acquire “substantially all” of the assets of Sentry Health Monitors, which owns and operates more than 20,000 health monitors in pharmacies and other locations in the United States and Canada previously owned by Lifeclinic International, under a binding letter of intent.

April 26, 2011

Taro said that the Food and Drug Administration has declared the drug maker's manufacturing facility in Canada as having acceptable regulatory status.

April 25, 2011

Beauty junkies in Canada have a new option when shopping for products. A new format recently unveiled by Katz Group Canada’s flagship Rexall drug store chain is aimed at making its stores “an innovative health destination.”


The Rexall Healthy Living Pharmacy format features a combined skin care and beauty care department. The goal: to focus on derm versus just cosmetics.


April 15, 2011

Procter & Gamble is expanding its voluntary recall of Clairol Natural Instincts to include two additional shades in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

April 13, 2011

Target expects sales from its upcoming Canadian stores to total more than $6 billion by 2017, Dow Jones reported.

April 11, 2011

Mederma Skin Care scars gel and Mederma stretch marks therapy now are available in Canada at such retailers as Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Walmart and Pharma Plus, according to Merz Pharma Canada.

April 8, 2011

Procter & Gamble has announced a voluntary recall of 10 shades of its Clairol Natural Instincts in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico because of a mismatched ColorFresh! Revitalizer sachet in the kits that may create an unwanted color result.