March 21, 2013

Late last year, Walmart rolled out the pilot program for a new mobile initiative called "Scan & Go" to 70 stores in the Atlanta and Bentonville, Ark. areas, where the company is based. Now, the mass merchandise retailer is expanding the program after a successful test run.

March 21, 2013

Wisk, a Sun Products brand, launched today a new detergent to its cleaning lineup: Wisk Deep Clean PowerBlasts.

March 20, 2013

The American Cleaning Institute in conjunction with Echo Research conducted a survey of 1,777 Americans and found most respondents are spending less on cleaning products due to economic factors.

March 20, 2013

Glaceau, a Coca-Cola brand and maker of Vitaminwater and Smartwater, is injecting a little sparkle into its lineup with new Fruitwater set to hit store shelves on April 1.

March 20, 2013

A group of doctors and public health professors are hoping the Food and Drug Administration will place stronger regulations on energy drinks to protect children and adolescents from what they call the harmful effects of high caffeine consumption.

March 20, 2013

As retailers strengthen mobile strategies, it is not surprising to find that half of surveyed consumers (49%) own a retailer app, according to a recent online survey of more than 600 AccentHealth viewers. Of those, as many as 77% report having an app for a pharmacy or mass merchandiser with a pharmacy.

March 20, 2013

Hamacher Resource Group is offering pharmacists a new service that it said would allow them to get the top prescriptions dispensed in their two-digit ZIP code to ensure they are accurately and competitively pricing drugs.

March 20, 2013

The Hy-Vee Drugstore in Cherokee, Iowa, will merge with the company's supermarket in the town next month, the supermarket pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

March 20, 2013

Dry shampoo introductions are on the rise as the segment accounting for 3% of global shampoo launch activity in 2012, up from 1% in 2008, according to new research from Mintel Beauty & Personal Care.

March 20, 2013

People who work from home shop online more often, according to a new survey.

March 20, 2013

According to a new spending survey from the National Retail Federation, consumer spending for Easter 2013 will be flat when compared to the holiday last year.

March 20, 2013

One major theme resonating across the show floor at HIMSS13 was the importance of interoperability within healthcare ecosystems. Emdeon's Lathe Bigler discusses how interoperability in the pharmacy space has been centered on advances in e-prescribing and clinical messaging.

March 20, 2013

Supervalu’s sale of Albertsons stores to Cerberus Capital Management will reportedly close Thursday at midnight, according to a published report by StateImpact Idaho.

March 20, 2013

Google is looking to launch a competitor to Amazon Prime, according to published reports.

March 20, 2013

Say "hello" to Hello, a new line of oral care products hitting retail shelves this month.

March 20, 2013

Rite Aid raised $5.9 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in 2012, the retail pharmacy chain said.

March 20, 2013

Generic drug maker Sagent Pharmaceuticals has appointed James Hussey as its president, the company said.

March 20, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved and launched two generic contraceptives made by Sandoz, the drug maker said.

March 20, 2013

Sephora Americas has announced the launch of Values Inside Out, a partnership program matching Sephora stores across America with nonprofit organizations in their own communities.

March 20, 2013

Rebates on healthy foods may lead patients to purchase them more frequently, according to a new study by researchers in South Africa.

March 20, 2013

Sunstar Gum has introduced a new size of Proxabrush Go-Betweens Cleaners to help consumers prevent periodontal disease.

March 20, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has appointed a former executive from Dyax to its executive team, the Israeli generic drug maker said.

March 20, 2013

A new online service, dubbed TreatMyUTI.com, is offering patients what it says is the first online access to physician diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections with no office visit, exam or lab test required.

March 19, 2013

Craft brewers saw a 15% rise in volume and a 17% increase in dollar growth, the Brewers Association said today as they released preliminary 2012 data on U.S. craft brewing growth ahead of the Craft Brewers Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., March 26 to 29.