March 29, 2011

One could say that a job with the Food and Drug Administration would be the perfect way to get information about upcoming drug approvals and use it to profit handsomely from buying stock in the companies that manufacture the drugs before the information reaches the public.

March 18, 2011

Food prices reached peak levels last month, according to the Labor Department's Producer Price Index.

March 16, 2011

The National Retail Federation said legislation introduced Tuesday to delay swipe fee reform, which is scheduled to go into effect this summer, would block retailers from giving discounts to consumers who use debit cards and would cost merchants and the public more than $1 billion per month.

March 15, 2011

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index rose to more than 4% during the month of February, thanks to slight improvements in two sectors.

March 15, 2011

Mr. Bubble, which was acquired by The Village Co. in 2008, is broadening its portfolio with two new products for children — Mr. Bubble original bubble body wash and extra gentle body wash. Both formulas feature newly redesigned packaging, showcasing the new Mr. Bubble character.

March 9, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association on Tuesday urged Congress to permit the Federal Reserve Board to expedite the implementation of an amendment to the financial-reform legislation.

March 4, 2011

Analysts already are speculating dire outcomes if the price of a gallon of gas eclipses $5 this summer on account of Middle East turmoil today. Any additional strains on the supply chain system, such as increased operational costs as high as 20%, would only make matters worse.

March 3, 2011

Kroger on Thursday beat analysts’ quarterly consensus, posting 46 cents in earnings per share (adjusted for a goodwill impairment charge) that exceeded consensus by 2 cents EPS, with a higher-than-expected identical-store sales lift of 3.8% (excluding fuel).

March 1, 2011

After years of declines, U.S. prestige beauty experienced a boost in 2010, with skin care proving yet again to be the strongest performer, according to beauty market research conducted by the NPD Group.

February 28, 2011

The National Retail Federation last week responded to the Federal Reserve's proposal to cap debit card swipe fees at 12 cents per transaction.

February 11, 2011

Nicole by OPI has announced that it will reissue its sold-out One Less Lonely Girl nail lacquer shades, inspired by the songs and fans of pop star Justin Bieber.

January 25, 2011

The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index reached its highest level in eight months as Americans grew more optimistic about the job market.

January 19, 2011

Attention personal care product marketers and manufacturers: Consumers' attitude toward innovation is not what conventional wisdom has been dictating, and there are differences between their current perception of the industry and desired reality.

January 18, 2011

A mobile shopping platform has inked a deal with an expert and adviser to the payments industry.

January 5, 2011

As announced at CVS Caremark's 2010 analyst meeting in October and reported by Drug Store News, the company's retail division is extending its successful ExtraCare loyalty program by officially launching the new ExtraCare Beauty Club, the first-ever beauty club program for the retail pharmacy industry.

January 3, 2011

Weis Markets last week announced it has lowered the prices on 2,400 staple items, effective Jan. 2, and that it will freeze the prices of these products for 90 days through April 2.

December 27, 2010

The IRS issued new guidance Dec. 23 that enables consumers to continue to use flexible spending and health reimbursement account debit cards to purchase prescribed OTC products.

December 6, 2010

Dollar General reported that its third quarter net income was $128 million, or diluted earnings per share of 37 cents.

November 18, 2010

A new analysis indicated that retailers should expect a modest increase in sales despite wavering...

November 17, 2010

A coalition of six associations, including the Consumer Healthcare Products Association and the National Association...

November 16, 2010

Soft housing prices drove down the Deloitte consumer spending index for the month of October,...

November 16, 2010

A provider of self-service kiosk solutions has inked a definitive agreement to acquire an operator...

November 15, 2010

Weak sales trends continued at Walmart’s U.S. stores division during the third quarter as same-store...

October 26, 2010

There's talk that nail polish company OPI Products is looking to sell itself for at...