August 13, 2014

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., on Wednesday applauded the decision by Walgreens to remain headquartered in the Chicago area. 

 

August 7, 2014

Following Walgreens' decision to acquire the rest of the Alliance Boots business — and to keep its headquarters based in the greater Chicago area — Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., weighs in on the decision in a brief video.

August 6, 2014

Walgreens said it has exercised its option to complete the second step of its strategic transaction with Alliance Boots ahead of the original option period, which was between February and August 2015.

 

August 1, 2014

Hertz and Walgreens are exploring possible synergies, Crain's Chicago Business reported Wednesday. 

 

July 31, 2014

Rivals Target and Walmart are teaming up in September to co-host the Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit in Chicago.

July 30, 2014

IRI on Wednesday reported that 15% of consumers will be increasing usage of natural and organic products.

July 28, 2014

Consumer confidence was relatively flat in second quarter 2014 after dramatically increasing in Q1 2014, according to IRI’s latest MarketPulse survey released Monday.

 

July 28, 2014

As craft beer continues to nudge its way into the spotlight, new research from Mintel reveals some heady findings on consumers and their favorite bold brews.

July 21, 2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Monday that opens up medical marijuana to treat symptoms of epilepsy in adults and children.

July 21, 2014

The annual rate of HIV diagnoses dropped by 33% between 2002 and 2011, according to a research letter in this week’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

July 11, 2014

Private-label brands at warehouse clubs are believed to be comparable in terms of quality compared with name brand items.

June 26, 2014

The Food Marketing Institute on Thursday launched its 22nd annual survey with Prevention that explores consumers’ health and nutrition attitudes.

June 25, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday morning celebrated the opening of a new two-story, flagship drugstore in the north tower of Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Building.

June 24, 2014

Walgreens will open its latest flagship store in the Wrigley Building on North Michigan Avenue this Wednesday, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune published Tuesday.

June 23, 2014

SoftSheen-Carson’s Magic Shave grooming and shaving brand for African American men celebrated its new Bump Rescue Skincare Line through its Magic Shave Approved campaign and partnership with Sony Pictures’ “Think Like a Man Too.”

June 23, 2014

Soy protein supplements, which contain natural estrogens, do not reduce testosterone levels in men with Type 2 diabetes who already have borderline-low testosterone, according to a new study.

June 23, 2014

Vitamin D and calcium supplementation along with diet and exercise may prevent Type 2 diabetes in prediabetic individuals who have insufficient vitamin D in their bodies, a study from India suggests.

June 23, 2014

Almost 70% of adults with Type 1 diabetes never use their blood glucose self-monitoring devices or insulin pumps to download historical data about their blood sugar levels and insulin doses — information that likely would help them manage their disease better.

June 20, 2014

Mikes Hard Lemonade Co., producer of the flavored malt beverage Mike's Hard Lemonade, recognized its 1 millionth fan on Facebook by going all out. Literally.

June 18, 2014

HCP & Co. has signed an agreement to sell its investment in NYX Cosmetics to L'Oréal, as part of the sale of the company.

June 18, 2014

IRI has hired José Carlos González-Hurtado to serve as president of International.

June 17, 2014

To help consumer packaged goods marketers maximize growth opportunities in the growing baby boomer/senior market, the latest IRI Times and Trends report, "Aging America: Carving Out Growth in Mature Markets," takes a closer look at the shopping and consumption habits of older consumers and how they shift throughout the golden years. The findings: A “golden opportunity.”

June 17, 2014

Global design company Threadless is partnering with Recycled Paper Greetings to bring Threadless' community-driven artwork to national retailers through a new line of greeting cards, which showcase the talents of 61 artists from 18 countries.

June 17, 2014

In support of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a coalition of about 200 public and private sector partners united in response to the domestic AIDS epidemic, are teaming with health departments and local AIDS service organizations across the country to encourage community members to take advantage of free HIV testing.