September 1, 2016

In 2015, Louisiana has the highest adult obesity rate at 36.2% and Colorado has the lowest at 20.2%. While rates remained steady for most states, they are still high across the board.

September 1, 2016

Jerry Dale Cline began his drug wholesaler career at Fox Meyer Drug Company in 1978.

September 1, 2016

PepsiCo Inc. is introducing a version of Gatorade that’s certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. According to Bloomberg, the company is now selling strawberry, lemon and mixed berry G Organic in Kroger supermarkets and plans to expand the rollout to other retailers over the next few weeks. The suggested retail price for the new drinks is $1.69 for a 16.9-ounce bottle. (Bloomberg)

September 1, 2016

Costco reported a 2% increase in same store sales for August and net sales of $8.9 billion.

September 1, 2016

The multi-year contract, beginning in October, includes distribution of key product categories tailored specifically to fit the needs of Fred’s unique format of a discount retailer and pharmacy.

September 1, 2016

As artisan-style jewelry increases in popularity, especially among younger consumers, Halcraft USA is offering a new collection of on-trend and value-priced bracelet displays.

September 1, 2016

Meijer is working with Shipt to launch home grocery delivery service in Detroit and southeastern Michigan.

September 1, 2016

A popular rice brand in the United States is getting a revamp thanks to consumers' increasing preferences for healthier and globally inspired foods.

September 1, 2016

The company also announced a number of other executive-level changes, effective immediately.

September 1, 2016

Procter & Gamble announced Thursday its plans for stockholders to exchange its stock for shares in Coty, which has agreed to buy 41 beauty brands from P&G in a deal valued at $12.5 billion.

September 1, 2016

Instacart, the grocery-ordering app, is getting creative about picking, packing and delivering food on-demand. According to TechCrunch, the company’s people and technology show that the San Francisco startup has changed grocery stores for good. (TechCrunch)

September 1, 2016

Linking nicotine with inflammation may lead to novel anti-inflammatory therapies of tobacco usage related diseases, researchers stated.

September 1, 2016

The new Ricola lozenge is born out of the insight that consumers have been seeking a product containing no artificial flavors, colors or genetically modified ingredients that supports the immune system and fights fatigue.

September 1, 2016

And the pilot includes an element that combines gaming and philanthropy - users get points for reaching activity goals, and those points go toward a comprehensive eye exam and pair of glasses to someone in need.

September 1, 2016

Walmart has unveiled its annual top toy list, chosen by hundreds of kids.

August 31, 2016

As sales of smartphone accessories continue to skyrocket, Belkin is bringing an innovative new Apple charging dock to market.

August 31, 2016

All Generation Rx grant recipients proposed collaborative programs that partner with other organizations in their communities, and engage pharmacists or student pharmacists.

August 31, 2016

This weekend's LSU-Wisconsin game at Lambeau Field marks the first major sports sponsorship for the 80-year-old brand, as part of a multi-year partnership with the Green Bay Packers.

August 31, 2016

In late July, Drug Store News traveled to Las Vegas to cover AmerisourceBergen ThoughtSpot 2016 for a series of special reports. In a succession of exclusive interviews, DSN editors sat down with key members of the company’s senior leadership team to get a better sense of the work AmerisourceBergen is doing across the organization to make it easy for its customers to focus on their businesses, find the “Time for Care” — the theme for this year’s ThoughtSpot conference — for their patients and drive profitable growth in a highly competitive pharmacy market.

August 31, 2016

Mauch talked about the company’s “patient-minded” approach to the business, the work it is doing to collect insights about its customers and how AmerisourceBergen’s tools and solutions — including the new ABC Order customer ordering platform, which debuted at ThoughtSpot 2016 — is making it easier for its customers to do business with AmerisourceBergen.

August 31, 2016

The new Good Neighbor Pharmacy president, who made his first public appearance in his new role at AmerisourceBergen ThoughtSpot 2016, shared his unlikely path to a career in pharmacy with DSN, and talked about how his previous 20-year experience with Xcenda — a division of AmerisourceBergen focused on outcomes research, reimbursement and market access for pharmaceutical companies looking to commercialize innovative new products — will help shape his leadership and his vision for Good Neighbor Pharmacy.

August 31, 2016

Ball talked to DSN about the work the company has done to improve its customer experience, including a massive $1 billion investment in infrastructure that has modernized its supply chain, including several new distribution centers and new technology that is helping to make it easier for its customers to do business with AmerisourceBergen — and helping the company reach new levels of what Ball describes as “operational agility.”

August 31, 2016

Reed told DSN about the work AmerisourceBergen has done to build its Elevate Provider Network into a “smarter” pharmacy services administration organization, enabling its customers to maximize reimbursement opportunities, plug profit leaks, deliver access to patient lives, and perhaps most important, how it is helping its customers to outperform the rest of the pharmacy market in both the EQuIPP Star ratings and prescription growth.

August 31, 2016

Zilka talked to DSN about the work of the company’s business coaching and pharmacy ownership teams, how the two are interconnected, and how they are helping Good Neighbor Pharmacy owners manage and grow their businesses — both at the pharmacy, as well as the often over-looked front-end of the store — and how they are “helping independent pharmacy stay independent” by matching the right buyers and sellers.