June 29, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday unveiled plans to establish deeper roots on its home turf with its “Chicago Hometown Investment Initiative,” a plan that will create an estimated 600 new jobs in the city over the next two years and will quadruple the number of Walgreens’ food oasis stores.

June 28, 2011

John Frieda has hit the road to provide women with hair care advice.

June 28, 2011

Looming gas prices are taking a toll on consumers' shopping habits, according to a special report by SymphonyIRI Group.

June 27, 2011

Walgreens is making online shopping more convenient for its customers with its new Web pickup service.

June 21, 2011

Soon after reporting double-digit earnings per share growth Tuesday morning, Walgreens announced it would forego as much as $5.3 billion in annual sales, representing some 7% of the company’s business and 90 million prescriptions, as it walks away from its relationship with pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts.

June 16, 2011

The Windy City’s problem with food deserts is getting attention from the city’s mayor and some of the country’s top retailers, according to published reports.

June 16, 2011

The private-label trend at retail continues to gain steam as Supervalu CEO Craig Herkert shared plans last month at the company's annual shareholders meeting to expand Supervalu's private-label program now through February 2012.

June 10, 2011

Tropicana is giving its Trop50 brand a refreshing boost.

June 9, 2011

A new line of relaxation beverages that pays homage to Bob Marley has made its debut.

June 8, 2011

Walgreens and Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group of Chicago on Wednesday announced a new coordinated healthcare program in which Walgreens will share the results of appropriately timed pharmacist clinical interventions with primary care physicians of selected patients.

June 7, 2011

Through a partnership with Incentive Targeting and HaloEffect, Big Y Foods will become the first grocery retailer to offer Groupon deals digitally loaded to shoppers’ loyalty cards, the companies announced.

June 7, 2011

A new report by Mintel may shed new light on the reasons why African-Americans diet.

June 6, 2011

Registered dietitians' role in retail was emphasized as health-and-wellness professionals from retailers, manufacturers and other organizations gathered for the third annual Dietitian Summit, which was held in Philadelphia last month.

June 2, 2011

Food Lion's charitable arm once again has teamed up with the Western Union Foundation to support Feeding America.

June 1, 2011

The Laughing Cow's brand of portion-controlled snack cheeses are available in two additional flavors.

June 1, 2011

Nathan's Famous has introduced Angus beef hot dogs for the grilling season.

June 1, 2011

Japanese cosmetics company Pola Orbis Holdings plans to acquire H2O Plus, a privately held developer, manufacturer and marketer of prestige, branded marine-based natural skin care products for the face and body.

May 25, 2011

Johns Hopkins Medicine and Walgreens on Wednesday announced an agreement between the two companies that will promote collaboration on population-based research.

May 24, 2011

Men shop, too, SymphonyIRI Group asserted in the release of its latest demographic shopper study titled “Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus…Or Maybe Not?” on Monday.

May 23, 2011

Oral care company AloeSense has hired advertising agency Western Creative to design a new website to promote its AloeSense products, including toothpaste, dental floss, lip balm and extra-sensitive toothbrushes.

May 23, 2011

Iced tea brand AriZona has updated its packaging mix to include 12-packs of its 11.5-oz. cans.

May 23, 2011

The sauces and marinades market has experienced a 20% upswing in U.S. retail sales between 2005 and 2010, and is expected to increase an additional 19% by 2015.

May 19, 2011

A chocolatier has brought its gourmet chocolates to the Midwest.

May 19, 2011

Consumers today are a lot less skittish about rising gas prices than they were in 2008, Nielsen reported.