July 19, 2012

Nestle USA announced that it has appointed a new VP corporate and brand affairs following the retirement of executive Laurie MacDonald.

July 19, 2012

The Jean Coutu Group has added a new member to its board of directors.

July 19, 2012

A survey released by the National Retail Federation and conducted by BIGInsight found that the average parent will spend $688.62 on back-to-school items this year, compared with $603.63 last year. Total spending is expected to reach $30.3 billion.

July 19, 2012

Prepared foods and ready-to-eat foods are seeing major gains at retail, especially at supermarkets, according to a new Packaged Facts report.

July 19, 2012

Safeway is looking to its recently launched Just for U loyalty program, which this month became available across all U.S. divisions, to help drive a positive sales story through the rest of the fiscal year.

July 19, 2012

Canadian pharmacy chain Shoppers Drug Mart posted a rise in second-quarter sales, thanks to modest sales growth in pharmacy and strong results at the front end, where the company experienced sales gains in all regions of the country.

July 19, 2012

Supermarket chain Stop & Shop encouraged healthy lifestyles among children with an interactive event in Boston Tuesday.

July 19, 2012

Israeli drug maker Taro Pharmaceutical Industries has rejected India-based Sun Pharmaceutical Industries' takeover bid, Taro said Thursday.

July 19, 2012

Tops Friendly Markets has entered an agreement with C&S Wholesale Grocers affiliate GU Markets to acquire 21 supermarkets located in upstate New York and Vermont.

July 19, 2012

Walgreens and Express Scripts on Thursday ended their nearly year-long dispute with a multiyear pharmacy network agreement.

July 19, 2012

Beauty brand Wet 'n Wild — which is a division of Markwins North America — started the year by signing superstar Fergie as its very first global beauty ambassador, and now the brand has announced its expansion into an additional 500 Walmart stores beginning in late July.

July 18, 2012

Ethnic beauty brand Black Opal Cosmetics is promoting the Black Opal “Sparkle” national sweepstakes, and also has been named the official U.S. cosmetics partner of the movie “Sparkle,” in theaters Aug. 17.

July 18, 2012

Natural personal care brand Burt’s Bees has inked a licensing deal with Ayablu to launch a Burt’s Bees Baby-licensed lifestyle brand for babies and moms.

July 18, 2012

Jacques Duplessis on Monday pleaded guilty to engaging in a scheme to sell approximately 6,000 boxes of counterfeit LifeScan One Touch diabetic test strips that he purchased from suppliers in China and England, announced U.S. attorney Zane David Memeger.

July 18, 2012

The Plano, Texas-based headquarters of Dr Pepper Snapple Group has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for a multiuse building by the U.S. Green Building Council.

July 18, 2012

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic version of a popular cholesterol drug.

July 18, 2012

FaceLube, an anti-aging skin care line for men, has partnered with the STA-BIL Lawn and Garden Mower Racing Series by becoming the official sponsor of the “FaceLube Best New Face Award,” honoring the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association Rookie of the Year as lawn mower racing celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2012.

July 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new weight-loss drug made by Vivus, the agency said.

July 18, 2012

Food Lion has implemented its new brand strategy in the retailer's North Carolina and South Carolina stores.

July 18, 2012

Helen of Troy has teamed up with four-time world champion boxer Laila Ali to develop a new line of styling tools for multicultural hair.

July 18, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday announced that Mark Halperin, New York Times best-selling author and well-known senior political analyst for Time, will return as a featured speaker at The Conference, CRN’s annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry.

July 18, 2012

For nearly 30 years, Kmart has been helping to improve the health of babies in partnership with the March of Dimes and, in 2012, the retailer raised $8 million to benefit the organization, bringing Kmart’s total contribution throughout the partnership to $106 million.

July 18, 2012

Kraft Foods and SodaStream have expanded their strategic partnership.

July 18, 2012

British celebrity hair stylist Lee Stafford, who brought his line of products to the United States in May, is introducing two additions to the 19-product list at Ulta Beauty.