December 23, 2011

Rather than take off for Christmas, the editors of Drug Store News took a look at the year ahead and the stories, issues and trends that will make headlines in retail pharmacy in 2012.

December 23, 2011

The charitable arm of Coca-Cola has donated $60,000 to three Atlanta-based organizations that aim to reduce hunger.

December 15, 2011

In an effort to support its long-term commitments through sustainable practices in sourcing and packaging supply, Coca-Cola has inked partnership agreements with three biotechnology companies to commercialize the brand's PlantBottle packaging.

December 15, 2011

Coca-Cola on Thursday announced that Geoffrey Kelly will be retiring from his post as SVP and general counsel.

December 5, 2011

Coca-Cola is turning its cola cans white this holiday season to benefit the World Wildlife Fund. The company is committing up to $3 million to WWF’s polar bear conservation efforts and is asking fans in the United States to join the “Arctic Home” campaign by texting donations to help protect polar bear habitats.

December 2, 2011

Shortly after announcing the debut of its frosted white holiday packaging, Coca-Cola will pull the look in favor of its iconic red can.

November 23, 2011

Coca-Cola has tapped pop star Natasha Bedingfield for its 2011 fully integrated holiday marketing campaign.

November 18, 2011

A new machine from a company based in Wando, S.C., gives retailers a new way to sell ice cream, according to published reports.

November 1, 2011

The unexpected announcement that Target EVP and CFO Doug Scovanner will retire on March 31, 2012, has investors speculating about the reasons for his departure following the recent exit of other key executives.

October 25, 2011

Coca-Cola's classic red cans are getting a new look to reflect the brand's partnership with the World Wildlife Fund.

September 23, 2011

Coca-Cola has reduced the price of its mini cans.

September 23, 2011

Coca-Cola has teamed up with United Nation's organization UN Women to promote women's economic empowerment.

August 16, 2011

After announcing that it would roll out a 1.25-liter package for several of its soft drink brands, Coca-Cola reportedly also is revamping its Diet Coke cans, according to a published report.

August 10, 2011

A new report by CompaniesAndMarkets.com projected the nutraceuticals market will reach $207 billion by 2016, thanks to an increased demand in functional food, beverages and supplements.

July 18, 2011

The president of Coca-Cola subsidiary Odwalla will step into a new role next month.

June 20, 2011


Sports drinks and energy beverages remain the driving forces behind the beverage category. Dollar volume across all three channels for both segments spiked nearly 15% for the 12-week period ended April 17, according to SymphonyIRI Group data.


June 8, 2011

Glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois has launched a campaign that showcases the use of glass packaging by food and beverage brands.

May 16, 2011

Illy issimo has introduced two new ready-to-drink coffee-based beverages.

May 11, 2011

Coca-Cola is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a new 1.25-liter package.

May 4, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has elected a Coca-Cola executive to its board of directors.

April 25, 2011

SUPPLIER NEWS — Frito-Lay is spicing up its Doritos, Fritos and Ruffles brands to include a Tapatio hot-sauce-flavored product. All three products include a unique combination of red chili peppers, spices and a hint of garlic — the same ingredients in the Tapatio hot sauce recipe. They are available at in small bags (99 cents) and large bags ($2.99).

April 6, 2011

Coca-Cola has developed 100% recyclable display racks for use in U.S. grocery and convenience stores.

April 4, 2011

Coca-Cola's 100% recyclable beverage packages have premiered on store shelves.

March 17, 2011

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service on Tuesday teamed with Coca-Cola to give military shoppers a chance to be a part of the 2012 NCAA Final Four Weekend in New Orleans.