July 5, 2012

Costco Wholesale reported net sales of nearly $9.2 billion for the month of June, an increase of 6% from the similar period last year.

July 5, 2012

Target reported a 2.1% same-store sales increase for the month of June that was toward the low end of the company’s expectations.

July 5, 2012

Lay's is expanding its Kettle Cooked line with two new flavors.

July 5, 2012

Skin care brand Neutrogena, through its annual Neutrogena Wave for Change campaign, is aiming to empower teens and encouraging them to make a difference by donating to educational charities to improve school programs and amenities for children of underserved communities.

July 5, 2012

Parents are 52% less likely to develop a cold when exposed to a common cold virus than nonparents, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found.

July 5, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Thursday the hiring of pharmacist Nick Dorich to serve as NACDS’ manager of pharmacy care and as the NACDS Foundation’s manager of foundation programs.

July 5, 2012

As states grapple with tight budgets, rising Medicaid costs and the anticipated expansion of Medicaid following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, policymakers should consider how community pharmacists can help reduce expenses. In addition, new evidence offers a fresh reminder of the perils of managed care in Medicaid and the need for proper oversight of managed care entities.

July 5, 2012

The purchase price of Paragon Pharmacies by Shoppers Drug Mart has been revised and now stands at about $73.5 million, according to a statement issued by Paragon Pharmacies.

July 5, 2012

Ralcorp announced that Ronald Wilkinson, corporate VP and president of Ralcorp Cereal Products, will retire from the company, effective Sept. 30.

July 5, 2012

Rite Aid's same-store sales decreased in June, compared with June 2011, due largely to a decrease in pharmacy comps, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

July 5, 2012

June sales for Fred's rose 2% to $182.6 million, compared with the year-ago period, the retailer said Thursday.

July 5, 2012

Emerging biotech company Theodent has received the Red Dot International design award for the innovative product design of its “chocolate toothpaste.”

July 5, 2012

Walgreens has entered into an agreement to acquire a regional drug store chain for approximately $438 million.

July 5, 2012

Walgreens on Thursday posted June sales of about $5.6 billion, a decrease of 6.8% as compared with the same month in fiscal year 2011.

July 3, 2012

Shoppers at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores are being encouraged to think clean this summer as part of a promotion involving Unilever.

July 3, 2012

The American Pharmacists Association announced that nominations are being accepted for its practitioner awards and honors, which are administered by the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management.

July 3, 2012

British firm Dreadnought has launched a beard-reducing shaving line exclusively for American men.

July 3, 2012

Rexam, a global consumer packaging company, is looking to shed its personal care business for $709 million in cash.

July 3, 2012

CVS Caremark has been selected by the National Business Group on Health as a platinum winner for its 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards.

July 3, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive drug made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, the company said Tuesday.

July 3, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved over-the-counter sales of a test for the virus that causes AIDS, the agency said Tuesday.

July 3, 2012

Kroger has opened a Signature store in the Fort Worth, Texas, market.

July 3, 2012

Mylan has launched generic versions of two drugs to treat bipolar disorder and allergies, the company said Tuesday.

July 3, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Tuesday the donation of 9,500 lbs. of consumer goods to be dispersed to various charitable organizations throughout the Denver area, following the completion of the recent NACDS Marketplace Conference.