July 25, 2011

If the rumors that surfaced last week about Walmart eyeing Rite Aid for a possible buyout turn out to be true, it would be one of the biggest stories of the year: Walmart would acquire the country’s third-largest drug store chain and more than double its U.S. store count.

July 25, 2011

Whole Foods Market announced that it has launched the Whole Kids Foundation, a charitable organization that will provide children with access to healthy food choices through partnerships with schools, educators and organizations.

July 21, 2011

Expect flat back-to-school sales this year as parents continue to be cautious with their spending, the National Retail Federation found in its latest survey.

July 20, 2011

Purdue Pharma has launched a new website designed to combat abuse of prescription drugs, the company said Wednesday.

July 18, 2011

Karen Roberts was named EVP and president of Walmart Realty on Friday, filling a position vacated by the company’s long-time real estate executive Eric Zorn, who retired after a 20-year career.

July 8, 2011

CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewards program, which has more than 67 million active cardholders and this year celebrates its 10-year anniversary, announced on Friday the launch of a new interactive digital campaign that encourages cardholders to take advantage of their earned rewards, as well as a new look for the ExtraBucks rewards receipt.

July 8, 2011

Pepperidge Farm's Goldfish brand is diving into a new category.

July 8, 2011

Stop & Shop officially has launched a next-generation scanner via a mobile application.

July 8, 2011

Walgreens recently surpassed 1 million fans on Facebook, the pharmacy operator announced Friday, and also has integrated its network of more than 7,700 drug stores through mobile platforms on Facebook Places and Foursquare.

July 7, 2011

A global medical technology company has appointed a worldwide director of scientific affairs for its diagnostic systems division.

July 7, 2011

Fred's on Thursday reported sales of $179 million for the five weeks ended July 2, representing a relatively flat 0.1% increase, compared with the year-ago period.

July 6, 2011

Skin care brand Neutrogena has announced that it is kicking off the second annual Wave for Change Campaign charitable program.

July 6, 2011

The National Retail Federation said last week that it was disappointed in the final debit card swipe-fee regulations set by the Federal Reserve.

July 5, 2011

Crystal Light is looking to shake up the beverage category with a new line of "mocktails."

July 5, 2011

As part of a strategic assessment, generic drug maker Par Pharmaceutical is set to restructure its branded division.

July 5, 2011

Pfizer defended a drug used for smoking cessation Monday following reports of a Canadian study that found it raised the risk of heart problems.

June 30, 2011

A Procter & Gamble executive will join Kraft Foods in September as its EVP supply chain, Kraft announced Thursday.

June 30, 2011

Innovation took center stage Thursday as Eli Lilly laid out its future growth strategies at a meeting with investors.

June 29, 2011

Tracking medication adherence and connecting to pharmacies when it's time to refill prescriptions are among the capabilities of a new iPhone and iPad application made by GreatCall.

June 28, 2011

Bloom shoppers now can access weekly specials, search recipes, manage shopping lists and find the nearest location, all from the palms of their hands.

June 27, 2011

This fall, an acclaimed film trilogy is making its Blu-ray debut.

June 27, 2011

Intelligent Global Pooling Systems said it has helped customers save more than $100 million since the company entered the market in 2006.

June 27, 2011

Prices for the top 10 most prescribed branded diabetes drugs have risen faster at Walmart and Kmart than at other retailers, according to a published report.

June 27, 2011

Could Rite Aid’s new Wellness store format revitalize it the way the iPod did for Apple?