February 18, 2011

HAZLETON, Pa. — Troy Healthcare in January acquired the distribution of its Stopain brand, an external analgesic Troy has been manufacturing since 2002 that is already an up-and-coming pain-relief spray. The brand cracked the top 10 list of external analgesic rubs for the 12 weeks ended Dec. 26, 2010, moving into the No. 10 spot with $1.3 million in sales across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), according to SymphonyIRI Group data. SKU growth of 16.1% in that period also is outpacing category growth of 11.3%.


February 14, 2011

Walmart has named Cindy Davis EVP of its global consumer insights business unit created two weeks ago as part of a larger corporate restructuring.

February 14, 2011

French beauty company L'Oréal has announced the departure of Lindsay Owen-Jones, the company's longtime chairman.

February 11, 2011

The Food Lion Family and Bloom have recognized Scott Brinson as the recipient of the 2010 store manager excellence award. Brinson, who is the store manager of a Food Lion in Jacksonville, N.C., was selected from a group of seven other market/banner winners.

February 1, 2011

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee last week appointed Helena Foulkes, EVP and chief marketing officer for CVS Caremark, to the R.I. Economic Development Corp. board of directors, according to published reports.

January 6, 2011

Dr. Fresh said that it has reintroduced a Binaca brand product.

January 6, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s "Life…supplemented" team on Wednesday hosted the “Power Hour of Wellness Featuring Hungry Girl and Friends," a 60-minute streamed panel featuring diet, exercise and supplement experts.

January 6, 2011

A study published in 1998 that led to a controversy over the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine was an “elaborate fraud,” according to a British medical journal.

January 6, 2011

Church & Dwight on Tuesday morning unveiled its latest personal massager — Trojan Vibrating Twister — at the Consumer Electronics Show. Also showcased at the electronics show was Trojan BareSkin, the thinnest condom in brand history, Trojan Vibrating Pulse personal massager and Trojan Ecstasy Fire & Ice condoms with personal lubricants on both the interior and exterior of the condom.

January 5, 2011

BOULDER, Colo. — Now 10 years operating its unique footprint in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has been revving its growth engine lately. Pharmaca is targeting three new store openings in 2011, and between three and six new stores each year through 2015 — a pace that would put the chain at 44 locations in time for its 15th anniversary. “We will be expanding outside of the states in which we currently operate in the future,” said Mark Panzer, Pharmaca president and CEO.


January 5, 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores on Wednesday named Laurence Appel SVP retail operations, reporting to Peter Lynch, Winn-Dixie's chairman, CEO and president.

January 3, 2011

The Continua Health Alliance and member companies Intel, Trac, Andago, Bluegiga, Texas Instruments and ZyXEL will demonstrate personal connected health solutions this week at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, held from Jan. 6 to 9 here, the alliance announced Monday.

December 22, 2010

Ethnic hair care brand SoftSheen-Carson donated computers, printers, hair products and educational tools to the Women's Academy for Excellence.

December 15, 2010

Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday announced that Alex Gorsky, currently worldwide chairman of medical devices and diagnostics, and Sheri McCoy, currently worldwide chairman of pharmaceuticals, have been appointed vice chairmen of the executive committee, joining William Weldon, J&J chairman and CEO, in an expanded Office of the Chairman.

December 14, 2010

Two members of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group executive leadership team have been promoted to the level of EVP, the company announced.

December 1, 2010

A soft drink is wrapping up the year-long celebration of its flavorful history.

November 29, 2010

Weider Publications’ Fit Pregnancy magazine and Merz Pharmaceuticals on Monday partnered on the start of the "New Moms: Wear Your Skin Proudly!" reader test panel.

November 22, 2010

Musician and reality TV star Bret Michaels recently shared his struggles with Type 1 diabetes and related health issues ...

November 17, 2010

Former Walmart executive Jack Shewmaker passed away Wednesday evening. He was 72....

November 16, 2010

In the first half of 2010, consumers continued to shift to less-expensive private-label products in...

November 3, 2010

In line with its football-themed campaign, Dr Pepper has partnered with Electronic Arts to develop...

October 26, 2010

Canada Safeway will be introducing four store-within-a-store Tim Hortons coffee outlets in December here and...

October 18, 2010

October is American Pharmacists Month, and Kinney Drugs has spent it educating patients about the...

October 11, 2010

Generic drug maker Caraco said that its interim CEO and director, Jitendra Doshi, will step...