October 10, 2012

Costco reported fourth-quarter sales of $31.5 billion, an increase of 14% from $27.6 billion for the same period last year.

October 10, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for treating blood pressure and chest pain.

October 10, 2012

An executive from CVS Caremark will guide policy for a generic drug industry trade association.

October 10, 2012

Mars Chocolate is gearing up for the launch of new candies that are "unwrapped, pop-'em-in-your-mouth, bite-sized cubes."

October 10, 2012

A cleaning product company is launching a limited-edition product that is bottled in innovative and sustainable packaging.

October 10, 2012

Mylan has settled a patent infringement suit over a drug used to treat respiratory diseases, Mylan said.

October 10, 2012

Nipro Diagnostics on Wednesday announced the introduction of a new portfolio of more than 30 ancillary products targeted to meet the needs of individuals with diabetes.

October 10, 2012

Procter & Gamble's Oral-B is teaming up with dental expert Jonathan Levine to encourage people to "power up" their oral health routine, while addressing the urgent need for oral health care in select areas of the United States.

October 10, 2012

Perrigo on Wednesday announced that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug applications to market over-the-counter nicotine polacrilex mini lozenge USP in both 2-mg and 4-mg strengths.

October 10, 2012

Waxelene, a petroleum jelly alternative, now is being sold in Bed Bath & Beyond retail stores, the company has announced.

October 10, 2012

Red Bull will introduce a new line of energy drinks this coming March.

October 10, 2012

Members of Congress are calling for an inquiry into compounding pharmacies amid a meningitis outbreak that has infected 119 people and killed 11, according to published reports.

October 10, 2012

Shaw's and Star Market, Boston Moves for Health and the Fuel Up to Play 60 program on Tuesday announced they are teaming up with Boston Public Schools to support kids' health through the creation of "Workout Wednesdays," an integrated health and fitness program.

October 10, 2012

Shopko announced Wednesday that Mike Bettiga has been named interim CEO to replace Paul Jones, who resigned to pursue another opportunity.

October 10, 2012

Walmart plans a modest acceleration of its small-format stores in the coming years as investors were assured Wednesday that financial returns are now comparable with the company’s large supercenters.

October 10, 2012

While out-of-stock items and inventory performance remain top of mind, retailers' concerns about understanding customer preferences — along with their own ability to respond to those preferences with new ideas about pricing and promotions — have become top business challenges, according to a survey of 96 retailers published Wednesday by Retail Systems Research.

October 10, 2012

With the Medicare Annual Election Period set to begin Oct. 15, Walgreens on Wednesday announced it will be a part of preferred pharmacy networks of four national Medicare Part D plan sponsors: Coventry, Humana, SmartD Rx and UnitedHealthcare.

October 10, 2012

The board of directors of Walgreens on Wednesday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 27.5 cents per share, a 22.2% increase over the year-ago dividend.

October 10, 2012

Walmart Canada is stepping up its presence in the country this month with the opening of the most stores in the company's history.

October 10, 2012

Walmart said Tuesday it is testing same-day delivery service in four markets over the holiday shopping season.

October 9, 2012

99 Cents Only announced its official search for retail property on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif.

October 9, 2012

Depilatories are experiencing double-digit growth, according to 52-week data ended Sept. 9 from SymphonyIRI Group, and Nad’s is looking to snap up some sales with its new Nose Wax for men and women.

October 9, 2012

Seats are going fast for the annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Conference, slated for Nov. 27 in New York City at the New York Athletic Club.

October 9, 2012

According to Surescripts, almost 400,000 physicians — about 58% of all office-based doctors — were e-prescribing at the end of 2011. The net effect: About 36% of all prescriptions were sent electronically in 2011.