December 2, 2011

Unilever is looking to close the Alberto-Culver plant outside of Chicago in Melrose Park in 2013, and, in a few months, will begin laying off at least 600 employees, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.

December 2, 2011

While retail sales during the Black Friday weekend increased this year, it seems that foot traffic may have dropped, according to a new report by ShopperTrak.

December 1, 2011

Kroger posted its 32nd consecutive same-store sales gains as the grocer continues to grab market share due to a combination of a customer service initiative and value pricing.

December 1, 2011

Eva Kohn of Valassis and Subriana Pierce of Supervalu are co-chairing the Network of Executive Women CPG Retail Diversity Forum 2012, March 6 to 8, in Dallas, NEW announced Wednesday.

November 28, 2011

Zion Health, a maker of natural minerals skin care products, has announced the launch of its Adama Minerals clay body care line at Whole Foods in San Rafael, Calif.

November 22, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy retailer and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, unveiled its private-label line, Vida Mia, at the Private Label Manufacturers Association Annual Trade Show in Chicago.

November 21, 2011

A late Christmas gift may be in the works for retailers, according to new research from ShopperTrak.

November 14, 2011

After releasing its report on days that retailers should expect a boost in sales, ShopperTrak has released a report that highlights 10 days that will give way to better customer experiences.

November 14, 2011

Valoramas on Monday announced the launch of an online bilingual membership club for Latinos in the United States at Valoramas.com.

November 14, 2011

Walgreens is running the ball straight down the middle of the field in its bid to mitigate any lost Express Scripts prescriptions once the retailer is removed from that benefit manager's pharmacy network at the end of the year — and that seems increasingly likely with each passing day.

November 10, 2011

More than 1-out-of-4 U.S. adults were unable to pay or encountered problems paying medical bills in the past year, according to a new survey published by the Commonwealth Fund.

November 10, 2011

Walgreens now has certified more than 500 of its pharmacies as HIV Centers of Excellence in communities highly impacted by HIV, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the pharmacy operator announced Thursday at the U.S. Conference on AIDS.

November 7, 2011

Easter Seals has elected CVS Caremark SVP corporate communications and community relations Eileen Howard Boone to its international board of directors on Monday during its annual convention in Washington, D.C.

November 7, 2011

The first study to report the effects vitamin D has on the immune system of people with lupus was unveiled Saturday at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago.

November 7, 2011

The Magic Johnson Foundation on Monday initiated Point Forward Day, marking 20 years to the date that Johnson announced his HIV status and subsequent retirement from the National Basketball Association.

November 4, 2011

Walgreens may be on the verge of revolutionizing the role of the pharmacist — the pharmacy operator is placing iPads in the hands of "health guides" across 20 pilot stores in Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday.

November 3, 2011

Drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb will present 20 study abstracts at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, the company said Thursday.

November 3, 2011

Romane Fragrances, which creates, manufactures, launches and markets private-brand fragrances for retailers worldwide, has changed its name to Tru Fragrance and launched a new website at TruFragrance.com.

October 31, 2011

Walgreens on Monday announced it will be a presenting sponsor of the Fifth Annual Latino Fashion Week from Nov. 1 to Nov. 6.

October 28, 2011

The Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing has recognized Penny Strong, nurse practitioner at Walgreens' Take Care Clinic in River Forest, Ill., with its Marie Lindsey Spirit of Advanced Practice Nursing award during the Illinois Nurses Association biennial convention.

October 28, 2011

A volunteer eye health and safety organization has introduced a new program that seeks to educate the public on the potential effects diabetes may have on one's vision.

October 28, 2011

The third annual Mobile Audit, released Thursday by e-commerce and digital marketing company Acquity Group, found that mobile adoption is on the rise. In fact, the percentage of retailers with a mobile site reached 37% in 2011, up from 12% in 2010 and only 4% in 2009 — a 210% increase over the past year alone.

October 26, 2011

Walgreens is showcasing some of its newest healthcare innovations at the TEDMED conference in San Diego, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

October 20, 2011

First lady Michelle Obama will be visiting with mayors from 10 U.S. cities on Oct. 25 at a Chicago-area Walgreens, according to published reports.