January 30, 2013

Safeway and ExxonMobil announced a new loyalty program that will award customers in the Mid-Atlantic region Reward Points, redeemable at any ExxonMobil station, for products purchased at Safeway.

January 30, 2013

A report published Monday in The Seattle Times queried whether Amazon.com was ready to take its own Internet-driven fresh offering, called AmazonFresh, out of "limited-test" mode to pilot mode or even full-out launch mode this year.

January 30, 2013

A group of organizations has launched a nationwide competitive outreach project to enlist students studying to become healthcare professionals to find new ways to raise awareness about medication adherence as a public health issue.

January 30, 2013

Regional player Thrifty White Pharmacy, which operates 90 pharmacies in the upper Midwest, is working to enroll patients in its Medication Synchronization Program as a recent study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University found that those patients taking their medications correctly with the program are more likely to stay well, make fewer clinic visits and require fewer hospitalizations, thus reducing overall healthcare spending.

January 30, 2013

Walgreens' subsidiary Take Care Health Systems announced a clinical collaboration with Indianapolis-based Community Health Network that will facilitate more coordinated healthcare services and improve patient access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care throughout central Indiana.

January 30, 2013

As tattoos increasingly penetrate mainstream culture, Wrenchers Body Shop has seen an uptick in sales within the body art industry of its Hands Maid and Babied Hands line of botanical skin care launched in early 2012, and now the company is seeking manufacturer representatives to assist in marketing.

January 29, 2013

Ahold USA last week announced that Mark McGowan has been appointed as EVP merchandising. He will lead a merchandising team that supports Ahold USA and its four divisions.

January 29, 2013

AirWare Labs announced it will expand its sales and promotional marketing efforts of the AIR Allergy product in addition to the Sleep/Snore product as part of its continued commitment to a national rollout.

January 29, 2013

Ben & Jerry's ice cream has announced it will reveal a new flavor aimed at celebrating the NBC series 30 Rock, which airs its series finale on January 31.

January 29, 2013

Are you up to the adherence challenge?

More than 60 schools of pharmacy and pharmacy groups across the country have joined forces in a massive, month-long campaign to boost Americans’ drug adherence rates.

January 29, 2013

Pharmacists Planning Services, Inc. earlier this month filed a Citizen's Petition with the Food and Drug Administration calling to move St. John's Wort, a mood enhancing supplement, behind the counter.

January 29, 2013

Eli Lilly and Company reported that its fourth quarter revenue for the period ended Dec. 31 declined 1% to $6 billion because of its Zyprexa patent expiration. Full-year 2012 revenue declined 7% to $22.6 billion.

January 29, 2013

This year's virulent flu season driven by a predominant H3N2 bug has people hitting their drug stores in droves in search of symptomatic relief, suggested an article published online by Forbes.

January 29, 2013

Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes on Tuesday announced the introduction of Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Milkshake to its line of single-serve refrigerated products.

January 29, 2013

Three-in-four women today are motivated to be healthy, and most (82%) believe they will suffer negative consequences if they don't pursue that healthier lifestyle, according to a white paper released by Anthem Worldwide on Tuesday titled, “What Women Really Want From Health And Wellness.”

January 29, 2013

Starting this week, four all-new reduced-calorie juice drinks from Minute Maid will hit store shelves.

January 29, 2013

In an effort to quell the significant sway creditors wield in dictating terms with retail vendors, the National Community Pharmacists Association, the National Grocers Association and the National Association of Convenience Stores on Monday submitted a joint brief to the Supreme Court as amici curiae in the case of American Express vs. Italian Colors Restaurant.

January 29, 2013

Startup company GetAwayGrey is offering an alternative way to battle gray hair with its new nutraceutical multivitamin that is designed to reverse and prevent gray hair.

January 29, 2013

The battle against biogenerics is on, noted a report published in The New York Times.

January 29, 2013

Oceans Omega launched Omega Infusion, an omega-3 EPA/DHA enhanced water product with initial placement within Giant Food.

January 29, 2013

Peepers Reading Glasses launched an all-new line of designer sunglasses. The line is designed for both men and women and comprised of nearly 40 pieces with a variety of colors and 37 different styles.

January 29, 2013

Plaintiffs in CMA et al. v. Douglas et al. have filed a request for a rehearing of the case on the heels of a reversal of the Federal District Court’s decision by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

January 29, 2013

Sanofi announced today that Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) is now available in U.S. retail pharmacies nationwide with a prescription from a healthcare provider.

January 29, 2013

Spartan Stores, a regional grocery distributor and retailer, has entered into a distribution agreement with Chief Super Market under which Spartan Stores will be its primary wholesale grocery supplier.