April 22, 2015

Created in September 2009 with the merger of Phoenix-based United Drugs and Scottsboro, Ala.-based Associated Pharmacies, AAP remains a member-owned cooperative and buying group offering independent operators the negotiating power of a national pharmacy network “working together like a chain.”

April 22, 2015

Walgreens forever changed its corporate trajectory with the execution of its “step 2” merger and acquisition of Boots Alliance, creating a truly international retail pharmacy operator with the restructured and rebranded Walgreens Boots Alliance.

April 6, 2015

Amazon.com Inc. has expanded Prime Now service to Atlanta. The expedited delivery service, offered exclusively as a benefit to Prime members, provides one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items through a mobile app.

March 12, 2015

Following a “year of significant change and transformation,” Revlon saw a lift in fourth-quarter sales and swung to a profit.

March 11, 2015

Amazon on Wednesday created a virtual destination center for new product innovation. 

February 12, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart is now testing the sale of fresh foods, according to published reports.

 

February 12, 2015

Whole Foods Market is continuing its expansion in Western Canada with three new locations: Greater Victoria, B.C.; Edmonton, Alberta; and Calgary, Alberta.

January 13, 2015

Prasco Labs., Takeda Pharmacuetical Company Limited and Takeda's wholly owned subsidiary Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. on Tuesday announced that Prasco and TPUSA entered into a distribution and supply agreement for the rights to distribute colchicine tablets, USP, the authorized generic of Colcrys tablets. 

 

December 30, 2014

Kroger is reportedly expanding the testing of an e-commerce service in Greater Cincinnati that is modeled after Harris Teeter’s “click and collect” program, according to a local report.

December 11, 2014

Bomuca is in the process of launching a Hispanic-centric line of supplements and recently gained distribution through Walgreens, the supplier reported. DSN sat down with Oliver Pegueros, director of operations and business development at Bomuca, to get a sense of what the new supplement line is all about.

December 10, 2014

McKesson announced that it has launched McKesson Ventures, a strategic venture capital fund.

 

December 5, 2014

Amazon has announced the launch of private-label baby products.

November 18, 2014

Chattem on Tuesday announced that IcyHot SmartRelief, a drug-free, over-the-counter pain management system, is now available nationwide.

November 12, 2014

Beauty subscription company Birchbox has announced that it is launching Canada-wide, marking the sixth country it has expanded to since launching in the United States in September 2010.

October 2, 2014

WebMD Health and Walgreens on Thursday partnered on an initiative to help improve health and wellness in America by helping and incenting consumers to make healthier choices at home, work and on-the-go. 

 

October 1, 2014

Ranbaxy Labs on Wednesday announced the launch of Absorica (isotretinoin) 25 mg and 35 mg capsules into the U.S. healthcare market. 

September 22, 2014

Dole, a distributor and marketer of fruit products as well as healthy snacks, introduced a line of packaged, ready-to-serve soups that are inspired by straight-from-the-garden flavors. 

September 17, 2014

McKesson on Wednesday announced a new care management workflow and documentation solution – McKesson Care Manager.

August 25, 2014

Emdeon on Monday announced the launch of Emdeon Easy Save for retail pharmacies. The program gives access to some of the largest co-pay assistance programs available, while also encouraging retail pharmacies to offer co-pay coupon programs to customers when they need it, according to the company.

August 25, 2014

DSN presents a preview of some of the hottest OTC products that appear on the show floor at NACDS Total Store Expo.

August 23, 2014

DSN presents a preview of some of the hottest OTC products that appear on the show floor at NACDS Total Store Expo.

August 22, 2014

Despite Family Dollar rejecting Dollar General’s $9.7 billion offer to buy the company, Dollar General is going forward with plans to open its first Maine locations.

 

July 31, 2014

Retail and consumer products veteran Brian Cornell was named chairman and CEO at Target to fill 2-of-the-3 roles previously held by the company’s former top executive, Gregg Steinhafel.

July 14, 2014

Lindt & Sprüngli Group announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement to purchase Russell Stover Candies. The Russel Stover and Whitman's brands will complement Lindt & Sprüngli's existing portfolio of premium chocolates, making it the No. 3 North American chocolate manufacturer, the company said.