July 20, 2012

Lay's is celebrating its 75-year anniversary by launching the "Do Us A Flavor" contest, which invites fans to submit their potato chip flavor ideas for the chance to win a grand prize of $1 million or 1% of their flavor's 2013 net sales, whichever is higher.

July 20, 2012

Prescription drug abuse and diversion merit a coordinated response across federal agencies, and pending legislation can advance this unified approach, stated National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson in a letter to senators.

July 20, 2012

A division of Nestle has bought a stake in a Colorado-based drug maker focused on treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

July 20, 2012

The July/August 2012 Pain Relief Ingredient Guide breaks down the indication, ingredients, purpose and dosage of Aleve, Advil, Bayer Advanced, Perform, Absorbine, Salonpas, Hyland's Leg Cramps ointment, Arnicare and BenGay Cold Therapy.

July 20, 2012

PepsiCo announced it has elected the former leader of 3M to its board of directors.

July 20, 2012

At-home gel manicure system Red Carpet Manicure has unveiled new limited-edition nail art kits, which hit Ulta Beauty stores this summer and will launch nationally in the fall.

July 20, 2012

Vitabath has introduced a new line of lightweight fragrance mists.

July 19, 2012

Royal Ahold's American division has split its EVP marketing and merchandising position in two, the company said.

July 19, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday honored the 100th anniversary of the "vitamin," a term that was coined by Casimir Funk, a Polish-American biochemist, in 1912.

July 19, 2012

In light of Thursday’s news that Walgreens will re-enter Express Scripts' broadest network on Sept. 15, CVS Caremark stated that it now is better able to clarify what it believes will be the overall estimate of the impact from the impasse for the remainder of 2012.

July 19, 2012

Roche on Wednesday announced that it has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its Accu-Chek Combo system for insulin pump therapy.

July 19, 2012

Fiber One has introduced new snack bars for kids.

July 19, 2012

Foursquare, the mobile application that helps users and their friends "make the most of where [they] are," has expanded to offer updates from the businesses where users are loyal customers.

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.