June 17, 2013

Drug maker Johnson & Johnson plans to spend up to $1 billion to acquire a privately owned company developing a drug for prostate cancer.

June 17, 2013

Perrigo Co. will pay up to $129 million to buy Fera Pharmaceuticals' portfolio of ophthalmic products, Perrigo said.

June 17, 2013

Kimberly-Clark Co. announced a new addition to its line of kids potty training pants with characters from the sequel to Disney's Monsters Inc.

June 17, 2013

Rite Aid announced a new debt-refinancing plan, the second such plan in two weeks.

June 17, 2013

Retailers are increasingly recognizing that technology is key to driving growth and bolstering customer engagement, and research suggests that companies take an omnichannel approach to reach shoppers in today’s challenging environment plagued by changing consumer confidence and high national unemployment rates, according to recent research.

June 14, 2013

Campbell Soup Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of Plum Organics, a provider of organic foods and snacks that serve the nutritional needs of babies, toddlers and children.

June 12, 2013

Safeway announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Canadian operations through a sale of the net assets of Canada Safeway Limited to Sobeys, a Canadian food retailer and wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited, for $5.7 billion in cash plus the assumption of certain liabilities.

June 11, 2013

Wellness Works announced its new product innovation combining nutrient-rich oatmeal with 100% fruit juice to offer a new breakfast smoothie.

June 11, 2013

The emergency contraceptive Plan B (the original two-tablet formulation) can now be sold as an OTC without any sales restrictions as the Obama administration concedes its fight to prevent nonprescription access to younger teenage girls. And soon the newer Plan B One Step (one tablet) will be available without sales restrictions as well.

June 11, 2013

Fruth Pharmacy has launched a new mobile app and mobile website, the retail pharmacy chain said.

June 11, 2013

Giant Food Stores' private-label milk brand has received recognition for being produced entirely in Pennsylvania, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said.

June 11, 2013

Aceto Corp. will sell an authorized generic version of a drug used to treat a rare but devastating degenerative disorder.

June 11, 2013

Weis Markets’ stores raised $189,000 in donations and pet supplies for more than 90 local animal shelters and rescue organizations during its month-long Paws for Pets program, the grocer announced.

June 7, 2013

Actavis is hoping to become the first to market generic versions of a contraceptive and a sedative, the drug maker said.

June 7, 2013

Arizona Beverages has teamed up with former NBA All-Star and champion Shaquille O'Neal to launch an all-natural cream soda line. Soda Shaq has hit the market in Arizona's single-serve 23.5oz. can from Rexam.

June 7, 2013

The Fashion Institute of Technology's beauty industry think tank unveiled "disruptive" visions for the future of consumer product marketing as it relates to digital analytics, digital marketing and digital commerce during a Beiersdorf North America-sponsored presentation Wednesday at FIT in New York City.

June 7, 2013

PacificHealth Laboratories recently announced the launch of Body Glove Surge, an energy shot billed as "all natural."

June 7, 2013

Beginning July 1, Walgreens will serve as a Medicare Contract Supplier by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide services to Medicare beneficiaries requiring enteral nutrition (i.e., tube feeding) in 97 of 100 competitive-bidding areas nationwide, the pharmacy operator recently announced.

June 6, 2013

Costco's reported May sales of $8.13 billion, a 7% increase over May 2012, the club retailer said.

June 6, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Celgene for treating a type of cancer.

June 6, 2013

MySugr Companion, one of Europe's leading and award-winning diabetes apps for iPhone, is now available for download in the U.S. App Store, the app developer announced.

June 6, 2013

The Kellogg Company is adding new Special K Nourish hot cereal and bars, and Kellogg's To Go breakfast shakes to its line of breakfast options.

June 6, 2013

With former chief A.G. Lafley back at Procter & Gamble as president and CEO, the company is grouping its Global Business Units into four industry-based sectors to support its current growth strategies of strengthening developed market businesses, maintaining developing market momentum, building a strong innovation pipeline and driving productivity improvements.

June 6, 2013

Inventure Foods Inc. introduced two new baked snacks under its licensed partnership with TGI Fridays, the company announced.