February 17, 2012

In the five years since he has led the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, president and CEO Steve Anderson has operated under a sound policy; so simple, it is the advice he gives his own children: “We don’t start any fights — but we sure are going to finish them.”

February 17, 2012

Brian Cornell has stepped down as Sam’s Club president and CEO, and has been replaced by Rosalind Brewer, who previously served as president of the Walmart U.S. East business unit. Walmart also named Rollin Ford chief administrative officer with responsibility for information systems, global sourcing, global business processes, global shared services and global customer insights. Ford was most recently chief information officer; Karenann Terrell replaced Ford as CIO. Gisel Ruis was named EVP and COO of Walmart U.S., responsible for U.S.

February 17, 2012

Clarinex (desloratadine), the next-generation prescription allergy remedy to the second-generation Claritin, is 1-of-3 blockbuster prescription medicines that may make the crossover from prescription-only to over-the-counter in the near future.

January 24, 2012

Banana Boat sun care will take on the sun and the speedway for a new partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams.

January 6, 2012

It's been a big week for Walgreens. Following its exit from Express Scripts' pharmacy network, the pharmacy retailer introduced a new program to help patients either keep their pharmacy home at Walgreens or to help transition them to a new pharmacy. Why help transition customers to the competition? Because it's the right thing to do. As Greg Wasson told DSN editor Rob Eder in an exclusive interview, "our No. 1 priority is to take care of patients."

January 4, 2012

U.S. Preventive Medicine on Wednesday named Ronald Loveless its vice chairman.

December 14, 2011

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has hired Craig Stephens as group VP business development and trade relations, the company said Wednesday.

November 14, 2011

Safeway dedicated Veterans Day weekend to pay tribute to past and present service members and raise money for an organization that provides programs and outreach to those who were severely injured while serving their country.

November 11, 2011

Ralcorp Holdings announced that Terence Block will serve as president and COO of Post Holdings, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

October 26, 2011

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has appointed Jeanne Ann Stasny as VP pharmacy services, the company said Wednesday.

October 19, 2011

Nordic Naturals on Tuesday launched Omega-3 Fortify, a food- and water-soluble omega powder.

October 17, 2011

Whole Foods is focusing on immune support by offering educational podcasts, in-store lectures, a brochure and a "seasonal wellness shopping list" to customers this fall.

October 7, 2011

Diamond Crystal Brands said its Hormel Health Labs brand is introducing its line of healthcare food products to select Walgreens stores.

October 7, 2011

The news that Shoppers Drug Mart has appointed former McKesson Canada executive Domenic Pilla as its new president and CEO not only is significant news in its own right, but also is important as Pilla will inherit a chain that is wrestling with the impact of drug reforms in several provinces and faces its share of competitive challenges.

October 6, 2011

Harris Teeter and Washington, D.C., Ward 6 council member Tommy Wells joined forces Thursday to offer a $10,000 donation to Jan’s Tutoring House, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that pairs children with volunteers who provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring.

September 22, 2011

Hershey's president and CEO, J.P. Bilbrey, announced changes to the chocolate giant's global leadership team.

September 12, 2011

Patients treated with a long-acting drug for Type 2 diabetes experienced a reduction in cardiovascular health risk factors, according to results of a study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes' annual meeting.

September 1, 2011

Country music star Ty Herndon and former NFL player Kevin Turner joined amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients Thursday evening at Fenway Park to celebrate the success of CVS/pharmacy’s annual in-store fundraising campaign to support the fight against ALS.

September 1, 2011

Retail same-store sales held steady with a 4.9% gain in August as retailers reported mostly solid back-to-school results at the same time sales at department stores were hurt by the impact of Hurricane Irene and weaker spending plans by shoppers, Kantar Retail reported on Thursday.

August 29, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Pharmacy and Technology Conference opened Sunday with remarks by conference chairman and Walgreens divisional VP government and community relations Debbie Garza, who highlighted the value of community pharmacy and urged attendees to engage to ensure the vitality of pharmacy's future.

August 22, 2011

H. D. Smith on Monday appointed David Guzmán as chief information officer.

August 12, 2011

The healthcare-reform law took a hit Friday when a federal court in Atlanta ruled one of its key provisions unconstitutional, according to published reports.

August 11, 2011

Weis Markets earlier this week named Mike Mignola VP store operations and Bruno Garisto VP center store sales and merchandising.

August 10, 2011

Jack Link's is combining its beef jerky with hot sauce brand Cholula.