August 15, 2012

The University of Chicago Medicine and Walgreens are teaming up to launch a "Food Rx" initiative that will help people with diabetes improve their eating habits by overcoming two major hurdles when shopping for food: access and affordability, the groups announced Wednesday.

August 14, 2012

Meijer has brought its Marketplace format to the Chicago area.

August 13, 2012

In a study involving more than 16,000 U.S. children and adolescents, there has been a decrease in average total cholesterol levels over the past two decades, although almost 1-in-10 subjects had elevated total cholesterol in the 2007-2010 period, according to a study published in the Aug. 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

August 10, 2012

Walgreens on Saturday will be hosting its first Mobile Photo Hack Day — a contest among mobile photo application developers in creating a "groundbreaking" application using Walgreens' QuickPrints SDK.

August 3, 2012

Over the next three years, Walgreens plans to create 500 new jobs in the Chicago area and invest $75 million to expand and renovate its Deerfield, Ill., offices in a deal that will cede Walgreens $47 million in state tax credits for retaining 1,500 existing jobs, according to an early morning report published by the Chicago Sun-Times on Friday.

August 1, 2012

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has launched a pilot program offering patients mobile and online appointment-scheduling services through consumer healthcare application iTriage.

July 27, 2012

Gary J. Burns, 74, of Lake Forest, Ill., and Naples, Fla., passed away July 24. He was born Feb. 7, 1938, in Saginaw, Mich. Burns served in the U.S. Army and then embarked upon a long and successful career in the health and beauty aids industry.

July 25, 2012

Target is opening an in-store cafe serving natural and healthy food in its new Chicago store, according to published reports.

July 20, 2012

The first of Target's smaller-format CityTarget urban stores are slated to open on July 25 in Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle.

July 16, 2012

Several policy-makers and companies have sought ways to confront the problem of prescription drug abuse. Last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan — calling it the first in the country — to create an all-
electronic registry that would enable doctors, pharmacists and law enforcement to track controlled substances to prevent excessive prescription and refill requests.

July 11, 2012

At 50 million strong in the United States today, millennials — defined as adults ages 18 years to 34 years — are demonstrating more volatility and showing less fiscal confidence than average shoppers, revealed a SymphonyIRI Group report released Wednesday.

July 9, 2012

Jel Sert has acquired three functional beverage brand names from Solis Brands.

July 6, 2012

Several intertwined factors are fueling the mass nail care market, and according to a new report by Packaged Facts, the growth of do-it-yourself nail products is expected to continue despite an uptick in professional nail services.

June 24, 2012

Products and services targeting the Hispanic market will realize much success in the coming years, noted a recently published SymphonyIRI Group “Point of View” report that outlined the growing opportunity in targeting that demographic.

June 21, 2012

Biolife in May launched WoundSeal, a hemostat product specifically targeting Americans on a regimen of blood thinners. While hemostat products have been introduced into the first aid set before, this is the first one targeting patients on a specific therapy.


June 20, 2012

Paris Presents’ eco-friendly personal care brand, EcoTools, has announced the launch of EcoTools Naturally Beautiful Lash System that can be worn every day.

June 20, 2012

Lifes2good, developer of the hair loss supplement Viviscal, has announced the launch of its newest product: Viviscal Hair Repair.

June 19, 2012

Diabetes and poor glucose control may be associated with greater cognitive decline in older adults, according to a new report from Archives of Neurology, a JAMA Network publication.

June 18, 2012

American women lead the way in anti-aging facial skin care usage when compared with their counterparts in Germany, France and the United Kingdom, according to new research from Mintel.

June 18, 2012

Products and services targeting the Hispanic market will realize much success in the coming years, noted a SymphonyIRI Group Point of View report, “Diverse and Distinct: The Hispanic Population Delivers Numerous Segments and Opportunities — and an Exceptionally Fast-Growing Market,” published Monday.

June 15, 2012

Nature's Hand has introduced a single-serve pouch of granola that features all-natural ingredients.

June 12, 2012

More than one-quarter of new food and beverage products introduced in 2011 touted a kosher on-package claim, according to Mintel.

June 7, 2012

Mars Chocolate is bringing a new treat to the frozen food aisle.

June 7, 2012

Procter & Gamble, in partnership with Walmart.com, is targeting urban shoppers in New York and Chicago throughout the month of June to offer savings on limited-edition everyday essentials.