September 21, 2011

In the wake of several surveys projecting how shoppers will spend this holiday season, the latest study from ShopperTrak expects national retail sales to increase 3% during November and December, while foot traffic will drop 2.2%.

September 21, 2011

Walgreens is looking to roll out solar installations at its Ohio-area stores, thanks to a new partnership with a Chicago-based solar developer.

September 19, 2011

A drug made by Merck for treating HIV infection was effective and tolerated in patients regardless of their gender or race, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced Monday.

September 16, 2011

Quaker Oats has teamed up with digital startup company Zazu to launch the Zazu Mornings mobile application.

September 16, 2011

U.S. District Court judge Marvin Aspen ruled in favor of Walgreens on Thursday; Express Scripts' federal suit against Walgreens will be halted pending arbitration.

September 15, 2011

Walgreens on Thursday morning argued for its motion to stay an Express Scripts suit filed against the Chicago-based pharmacy on Sept. 7, pending arbitration.

September 14, 2011

Omron Healthcare will be hosting Bob Greene, Oprah's personal trainer, Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Twitter at #FitWithOmron.

September 9, 2011

With more than 1 million fans on Facebook and the largest following on Foursquare among chain drug store retailers, Walgreens is using these social media platforms to let its customers help distribute more than $6 million in free flu shot vouchers to five national charities, the Chicago-area chain announced Friday.

September 7, 2011

Beauty retailer Ulta kicked off on Sept. 4 its “21 Days of Beauty” at stores nationwide, a celebration focusing on fall’s trends and corresponding free gifts, season beauty tips, in-store consultations and live demos from beauty brand experts.

September 7, 2011

Walgreens on Tuesday and Wednesday posted two new 30-second spots touting its pharmacies' Web pickup capabilities.

September 6, 2011

Walgreens on Tuesday filed a document with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission titled "The Value of Walgreens" that specifically outlined what Walgreens can bring to an employer, exclusive of any relationship with a pharmacy benefit manager, such as Express Scripts.

September 1, 2011

Jewel-Osco is looking to support Hunger Action Month by once again launching a campaign that will benefit multiple food banks in Illinois and Indiana.

August 31, 2011

Retailer Whole Foods is continuing its foray into the health-and-wellness realm.

August 30, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for dermatitis made by Perrigo under a collaboration with Chicago-based Cobrek Pharmaceutical.

August 30, 2011

Oral care company Sunstar Americas has inked a licensing agreement with film and entertainment company Lucasfilm to launch a new line of manual and power toothbrushes featuring iconic characters and lightsabers from the “Star Wars” film saga and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” television series.

August 29, 2011

Economic troubles and an interest in saving money are just two of the growing number of reasons why it behooves nontraditional retailers to start thinking about offering fresh food in their stores, especially pharmacy retailers.

August 24, 2011

Meijer announced that it has opened a new, smaller-format grocery store in the Chicago area.

August 18, 2011

Acai berry, cumin, herbal tea, turmeric and long-term use of garlic may negatively impact chemotherapy treatment, according to a new report released Wednesday that originally was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago this summer.

August 18, 2011

Most body care products promote claims of being long-lasting, nongreasy or effective on dry skin but, according to the findings of a new Mintel report, most lotion wearers are not happy with the products they have to choose from.

August 15, 2011

Target is adding fresh, handmade food to its small-format store in Chicago, the mass merchandiser said.

August 12, 2011

The need for diabetes educators will rise sharply between now and 2025 as the diabetes epidemic worsens, according to a new study by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

August 11, 2011

Two years after publishing its initial Urban Grocery Study, Mid-America Real Estate Corp.'s Urban Team has accumulated comprehensive and comparative data rendering new statistical findings and trends that may prove invaluable to grocers and other retailers planning to penetrate the urban Chicago marketplace.

August 11, 2011

A lot of prescription and OTC medications carry the side effect of dry mouth, and while it usually is a mere nuisance that quickly passes, its severe forms can increase the risk of mouth sores, infections and tooth decay, especially among elderly patients.

August 9, 2011

Walgreens is planning to sell health insurance as soon as this fall, CNNMoney reported Tuesday morning.