September 18, 2012

Housewares have moved beyond the Christmas selling season at drug stores. The products are becoming a year-round category for the channel as drug chains find ways to tie in kitchen items, tabletop accessories and appliances to key selling seasons.

September 18, 2012

The nail color segment continues to experience double-digit growth as beauty mavens go for daring colors and bold, creative nail art. The nail art craze is now hitting the at-home gel manicure systems.

September 18, 2012

UrgentRx's line of fast-acting, flavored powder, nonprescription medications was named “Best New Product” by retailers attending the ECRM Health Care show held late last month.

September 18, 2012

Campbell's has introduced V8 V-Fusion juice drink boxes for kids.

September 18, 2012

Valeant Pharmaceuticals CFO Howard Schiller has been appointed to the drug maker's board of directors.

September 18, 2012

The saturated oral care segment is benefiting — and is poised to continue to benefit — from toothpastes that promise to deliver value-added benefits.


September 18, 2012

Walgreens on Tuesday announced several new senior management roles, including an expanded role for CFO Wade Miquelon and the appointment of current SVP and chief strategy officer Robert Zimmerman as the lead executive responsible for the Walgreens-Alliance Boots' "synergy team."

September 18, 2012

Walmart has launched part of its Fighting Hunger Together fall initiative to provide meals to communities in need.

September 18, 2012

There was something that jumped out at me during the one-hour interview with Walgreens president and CEO Greg Wasson that helped set the tone for the massive, 86-page exclusive report on the company that appears in this issue. It had to do with Wasson’s vision for the role of community pharmacy in the future of 
health care.


September 18, 2012

The hair care segment has lost some of its luster. However, manufacturers of ethnic hair care products have been working feverishly to bring greater innovation to 
the market. 


September 17, 2012

An organic food brand is bringing pizza to the table.

September 17, 2012

Walgreens over the weekend officially launched its customer loyalty program, which since Sept. 6 has garnered more than 1 million customers during an online-only, early-enrollment period.

September 17, 2012

As of Saturday, California became the latest state to implement "sales tax fairness," in requiring online-only retailers to begin collecting sales taxes on products sold to California residents.

September 17, 2012

CVS Caremark has appointed Thomas Moriarty as EVP and general counsel of CVS Caremark.

September 17, 2012

The CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare program, which boasts more than 70 million active members, now gives shoppers the ability to earn bigger rewards on most purchases during the peak fall and winter shopping season.

September 17, 2012

Will Congress rip away the ability of independent and small chain pharmacies to sell diabetic supplies and durable medical equipment to Medicare patients?

September 17, 2012

Duracell has tapped National Football League All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis for the brand's Trust Your Power program, which aims to encourage fans to follow their dreams.

September 17, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic ulcer treatment made by Wockhardt, the Indian drug maker said Monday.

September 17, 2012

Fred's on Friday launched a holiday layaway plan featuring no fees and a down payment of only $1.

September 17, 2012

A lot of people have quite a few things to say about healthcare reform, whether they favor or oppose it. But supporters of the law show an altruistic sensibility and an understanding of how the law would benefit other Americans, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August.

September 17, 2012

A supermarket chain and a fruit and vegetable company are donating salad bars to schools to promote health eating.

September 17, 2012

InterMedia Advertising on Monday announced the launch of a national television campaign for its client Care Concepts, which is bringing a two-in-one talking glucose meter and blood-pressure monitor to market.

September 17, 2012

An organization focused on Type 1 diabetes research announced Monday the winners of a competition to find new ways to treat the disease.

September 17, 2012

Jewel-Osco on Friday announced that the company is observing Hunger Action Month this September with an aggressive campaign to raise food and funds for food banks and food pantries in the retailer's service area.