July 12, 2013

You can call it "taking the store out of the store." Whatever you call it, it's certainly another example of how routine the shattering of retail paradigms has become as retailers — online, brick-and-mortar and everything in between — find new ways to connect with consumers.

July 10, 2013

A system for confidentially storing patients' biometric data on a card made by PharmaSmart International has been added to several national drug databases, which the company said would aid support for hypertension patients among healthcare providers, health plans and pharmacists.

July 10, 2013

According to a report published Monday in the Detroit Free Press, Kroger will create as many as 2,000 jobs throughout Michigan as the national grocer continues to grow marketshare across its core markets, even as the chain seeks a Southeastern foothold with the acquisition of Harris Teeter announced yesterday.

July 9, 2013

Kroger on Tuesday announced a definitive merger agreement under which Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Harris Teeter for $49.38 per share in cash as part of a deal valued upward of $2.5 billion.

July 9, 2013

Prestige Brands Holdings announced its acquisition of Care Pharmaceuticals of Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia, a privately held marketer and distributor of over-the-counter healthcare brands for children and adults.

July 9, 2013

Canadian pharmacy chain The Jean Coutu Group, which operates a network of 407 franchised stores in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario, reported a drop in net income in its first quarter, largely due to much smaller gains from the sale of Rite Aid shares versus the year-earlier period, the company stated.

July 8, 2013

Royal Ahold's U.S. division has appointed a new executive to head the division's brand management and private label development, the company said.

July 2, 2013

A liquor store chain owned by Netherlands-based Royal Ahold has introduced a "pick-and-mix" concept for specialty beers.

July 2, 2013

Covidien has finished spinning off its pharmaceuticals division, the medical products maker said.

June 28, 2013

The dietary supplement industry’s leading trade association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, today announced the addition of four new members: Voting Members — DrVita.com; and Parchem Nutrition Inc.; and Associate Members — Arnold & Porter LLP; and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.

June 27, 2013

Ahold repurchased 3.3 million shares as part of a share-buyback program announced earlier this year, the Dutch supermarket operator said.

June 27, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved what's being called the first therapy of its kind to prevent bleeding episodes.

June 26, 2013

Amber Pharmacy has opened its expanded headquarters, saying the new structure, which links to the existing headquarters, will provide room for the company's growth.

Amber said Wednesday that the new addition to the headquarters also would provide space for Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions, the specialty pharmacy joint venture that it runs with West Des Moines, Iowa-based supermarket chain Hy-Vee.

June 26, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Mylan have launched generic versions of Pfizer's Viagra in nearly a dozen European countries, the two companies said.

June 24, 2013

Estée Lauder has appointed Philippe Warnery as GM Canada, effective Aug. 12. Warnery will be responsible for the growth and profitability of the Canadian affiliate with a focus on locally relevant opportunities, assessing market conditions, building key account relationships, managing operational effectiveness, building capabilities and aligning and engaging the Canada team.

June 24, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has promoted Kevin Nicholson to the new position of VP public policy and regulatory affairs, effective Monday.

June 24, 2013

Target has donated money for relief amid floods in western Canada that have displaced more than 100,000 people and resulted in three deaths.

June 20, 2013

Under a new law, pharmacists in Indiana will be able to provide an expanded range of immunizations that includes human papillomavirus.

June 20, 2013

Jamba Juice, in collaboration with specialty food manufacturer Inventure Foods, announced a new addition to its line of at-home smoothie mixes with Green Fusion, a blend of fruits and vegetables that offers a dose of vitamins and antioxidants.

June 18, 2013

Energizer Personal Care, which is a division of Energizer Holdings, has announced a partnership with New York-based licensing agency Brandgenuity LLC to extend the reach of its Hawaiian Tropic, Banana Boat and Playtex brands.

June 18, 2013

Royalty Pharma will not buy Irish drug maker Elan Corp., the company said Tuesday.

June 17, 2013

BioScrip will acquire a Cincinnati-based home infusion company for $223 million, BioScrip said Monday.

June 17, 2013

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

June 14, 2013

Ahold USA's supermarket banners have donated more than $4 million to charitable causes over the past week.