March 4, 2013

Stonyfield recently launched two drinkable yogurts just for kids, each made with real organic fruit and vegetable purees: Strawbana and Very Berry.

March 1, 2013

Eight directors were elected to serve on the board for AmerisourceBergen for a one-year term at the company's annual shareholders' meeting, the wholesaler announced.

March 1, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has launched a mobile app for its upcoming 2013 Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., the retail pharmacy trade group said.

March 1, 2013

Publix may join Royal Ahold later this month in making a bid for the more than 200 Harris Teeter supermarkets, according to a report published Friday by Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the situation.

March 1, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Friday released a statement regarding a poll released last week by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

March 1, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a once-monthly treatment for schizophrenia.

March 1, 2013

Ruffles, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division brand, is bringing the tailgate party right to the house with the introduction of Ruffles Max Beer-Battered Onion Rings flavored potato chips, the company announced today.

March 1, 2013

Ahold USA banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., presented a check for $10,000 to the National Center for Children and Families at a Giant store in Washington, D.C., to mark Black History Month.

March 1, 2013

Supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., will focus on the employment of transitioning veterans and their family members as it designates March as its "Military Appreciation Month," the Ahold USA banner said last week.

March 1, 2013

Hy-Vee is taking over a construction company that builds its stores and related facilities, the supermarket chain said Friday.

March 1, 2013

A growing beauty brand led by a former executive from Starbucks has secured more than $10 million in financing from a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

March 1, 2013

Kmart is distributing extra points to members of its loyalty program to mitigate the effects of high living costs, the retailer said Friday.

March 1, 2013

Krispy Kreme on Thursday announced the introduction of Glazed Banana Kreme Pies, available for a limited time at select mass merchants, grocery and convenience stores.

March 1, 2013

Every year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issues a "call letter" to lay out various policies and requirements for the coming program year within the Medicare program.

March 1, 2013

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board is making changes to its certification program that it said would advance pharmacy tech certifications, the group announced.

March 1, 2013

Publix on Friday recorded fiscal 2012 sales of $27.5 billion, up 1.9%.

March 1, 2013

Red cups aren't just made for beer pong anymore. Red Cup Living has taken them to a whole new level with reusable designs made specifically for wine, margaritas, cocktails and coffee.

March 1, 2013

Rite Aid has expanded its telemedicine service to 58 more stores, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday.

March 1, 2013

Community pharmacy fills gaps in access and affordability for patients, payers

March 1, 2013

Sears Holdings is adding some of its own fare to its mygofer.com offering, an online grocery service that "turbo-charges brick-and-mortar retailer assortments by allowing customers to get items from those stores where and when they want them in new, convenient ways."

"At mygofer, your list is our command," Sears tells shoppers on its website. "Shop with us for your prescriptions, groceries, beauty products, clothes, shoes, electronics and a whole lot more you might not expect. So whatever's on your list, we can help you get it — with incredible speed and no hassles. That's convenience."

March 1, 2013

The Supreme Court will hear arguments later this month in a case that could determine the future of many patent settlements between brand and generic drug makers.

March 1, 2013

Rite Aid announced Friday that it had expanded its "virtual clinic" model to additional markets, now offering NowClinic Online Care service in 58 stores.

Retail clinics are an area in which Rite Aid has not invested to the same degree as Walgreens and CVS, but NowClinic shows that there are more ways to offer clinical services in a retail pharmacy setting than building an actual clinic. In 2011, Rite Aid became the first to provide such virtual clinics in a retail pharmacy setting when it launched the program as a pilot in nine stores in Detroit.

March 1, 2013

Merchandising in the OTC space has certainly changed over the past decade. Gone is the “stack-‘em-high-and-let-‘em-fly” approach to planogramming. It’s a cleaner, less-cluttered shopping experience. And the complexity behind that shopping experience is changing.

March 1, 2013

Upon the closing of Supervalu's sale of five pharmacy banners to Albertsons LLC, long-time Supervalu vet Dan Salemi will assume the role of president of pharmacy at the new Albertsons LLC. Salemi will succeed Supervalu president pharmacy operations Chris Dimos, who will stay on board until the deal is done.

Albertsons LLC gets a very talented pharmacy executive to run its pharmacy business, no doubt, in Dan Salemi. And with more than three decades working across Supervalu's banners, he's well-versed in the nuances of the Supervalu pharmacy business in each market.