August 1, 2012

"Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks," goes the line from the famous baseball anthem. For some people, however, that innocuous lyric is a ticket to the hospital, or worse.

August 1, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Wednesday urged House and Senate leaders to support bipartisan legislation that would level the playing field between brick-and-mortar retail businesses — including community pharmacies — and Internet and other remote sellers.

August 1, 2012

Teams of pharmacy students from three universities have been named finalists in the Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association's Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition, NCPA announced Tuesday.

August 1, 2012

Beiersdorf’s Nivea brand has announced the launch of its first-ever Nivea "Kiss of Style" design contest, which will give one winner the opportunity to design a limited-edition cap for Nivea Lip Care that will be sold in stores.

August 1, 2012

In honor of American athletes competing in this summer’s Olympic Games, Procter & Gamble, a Worldwide Olympic Partner, has teamed up with Walmart to bring the “Tour of London” to the United States via a recreation of London.

August 1, 2012

Campbell's confirmed that a new leader will take over the company's Pepperidge Farm business.

August 1, 2012

Disposable dental flosser maker Plackers has expanded its porfolio with the launch of its new GentleSlide flossers.

August 1, 2012

Popchips has expanded its portfolio with a new line of popped tortilla chips.

August 1, 2012

Customers, vendors and industry analysts were among the more than 300 people who took part in seminars to showcase pharmacy technology maker QS/1's line of software products for independent and small-chain pharmacies and home medical equipment providers.

August 1, 2012

Fred's on Wednesday posted a 5% increase in total sales for the four-week period ended July 28 to $136.7 million, the discount retailer announced.

August 1, 2012

According to a survey commissioned by MyLife, 40% of consumers are so hooked to their social media outlets that they’d rather undertake unpleasant or even painful activities before they’d give up tweeting or updating their Facebook status.

August 1, 2012

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has launched a pilot program offering patients mobile and online appointment-scheduling services through consumer healthcare application iTriage.

August 1, 2012

Weis Markets on Tuesday reported a 12.1% increase in its second-quarter net income to $23.2 million.

August 1, 2012

Yoplait is going back to basics with its latest yogurt.

July 31, 2012

The 2012 Jersey Shore Undy 5000 raised more than $80,000 for local and national colon cancer screening, awareness and support programs, Boehringer-Ingelheim — which sponsored the event under its Dulcolax brand — announced Saturday.

July 31, 2012

Abon Pharmaceuticals is challenging the patent protection on an injected drug used to treat leukemia in children and adolescents, the company said Tuesday.

July 31, 2012

An Ahold USA executive has received honors from a New England business publication.

July 31, 2012

AmerisourceBergen on Tuesday announced that it has signed a three-year agreement to supply approximately $18.5 billion in pharmaceuticals to Express Scripts on an annual basis.

July 31, 2012

Sales of sauces and marinades has been robust as consumers prepare more meals at home. A recent SymphonyIRI MarketPulse survey found that 63% of consumers eat out less frequently today than they did before the economic downturn began.

July 31, 2012

Betty Crocker has added new Shake-n-Pour desserts and cereal-flavored muffins to its portfolio.

July 31, 2012

Jarden Corp., a Germany-based condom manufacturer, will be attempting to carve out a space in mass retail with a grassroots marketing effort targeting college-age men with a message that its Billy Boy brand of condoms is not only fun, but it’s the “better built” condom.

July 31, 2012

Impulse purchases are a big part of the electronic accessories segment for the drug channel.

July 31, 2012

Cereal sales are suffering as consumers resist rising prices and increasingly turn to other options, such as yogurt or frozen foods. The category also is taking a hit from an expanding menu of value-priced, on-the-go options offered by quick-serve restaurants.

July 31, 2012

Colgate-Palmolive announced in late July its second-quarter results and indicated that North American business remains solid, with market share on the rise in such categories as toothpaste and manual toothbrushes.