October 21, 2013

Nearly 1-in-50 people in the United States are at risk of severe allergic reactions, according to a new study announced Monday by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

October 21, 2013

Target is hiring a former CIA officer to give parents tips on looking for presents for children who might not be forthcoming about what they want.

October 21, 2013

Walgreens on Monday is recognizing its more than 27,000 community pharmacists for the important role they play in helping people get, stay and live well, as part of American Pharmacists Month in October.

October 21, 2013

The Yankee Candle Co. has introduced a new line of holiday-themed scented candles, the company said Monday.

October 18, 2013

Neutrogena has tapped Emmy-nominated actress Kerry Washington to be the newest face of the skin care brand.

October 18, 2013

Aetna on Thursday announced that Dijuana Lewis is joining the company as EVP responsible for the newly formed Consumer Products and Enterprise Marketing organization.

October 18, 2013

Specialty beverage retailer BevMo! named Douglas J. Ratto as EVP and chief merchant. Ratto will lead the buying, planning, allocations and distribution teams at BevMo!

October 18, 2013

CCA Industries, a marketer and distributor of such health and beauty products as Nutra Nail nail care treatments and Gel Perfect gel color, has appointed Richard Kornhauser as CEO and president, effective immediately.

October 18, 2013

The overall prevalence of obesity among adults remained unchanged between 2009 and 2012, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

October 18, 2013

Consumers are holiday shopping sooner and spending more this year due to a late Thanksgiving and shorter holiday shopping season, according to a new survey by American Express.

October 18, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition, the dietary supplement industry’s leading trade association, earlier this week announced the addition of three new voting members, including Barrington Nutritionals, Stratum Nutrition and Vitatech Nutritional Sciences.

October 18, 2013

CVS Caremark has awarded a $50,000 grant to Special Olympics to help expand the organization's Healthy Young Athletes program, which provides healthcare services and support, early childhood intervention and preventive education to children with intellectual disabilities ages 2 years to 7 years old, the pharmacy retailer has announced.

October 18, 2013

CVS/pharmacy has officially taken the lid off of its new myWeekly Ad digitized circular program, which is powered by the retailer’s robust ExtraCare loyalty program.

Aside from being pretty darn cool technology, the new myWeekly Ad is a crystal clear example of CVS Caremark’s laser sharp focus on personalization.

October 18, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service board of directors on Thursday announced that the Exchange paid a dividend of $224 million in 2012.

October 18, 2013

Family Dollar earlier this week celebrated the grand opening of its 11th distribution center in St. George, Utah.

October 18, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a pre-filled injector pen made by EMD Serono for infertile women, the company said Friday.

October 18, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by UCB for treating a form of arthritis.

October 18, 2013

Francisco Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm, earlier this week signed a definitive agreement to acquire McKesson Automation, a unit of McKesson Corp. that offers integrated pharmacy automation solutions for hospitals and health systems.

October 18, 2013

Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets — collectively known as Giant-Carlisle — will sponsor drug take-back events at more than three dozen stores next weekend.

October 18, 2013

One of the casualties associated with the recent government shutdown and game of chicken that legislators played with the nation's debt ceiling is consumer confidence. And this will have significant ramifications coming into the fourth quarter holiday season, especially as the debate over government spending and the debt ceiling crisis has not been resolved but only delayed until January.

Holding the holiday season hostage means Washington has lost big points with big retail, and IRI measured the impact. Reminiscent of recession shopping behaviors, almost two-in-three consumers are cutting back on non-essential spending; half are again gravitating toward private label or other value propositions and two in five are beginning to scour online resources in search of coupons and deals.

October 18, 2013

Inter Parfums announced on Friday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Inter Parfums USA has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of the fragrance division of Oscar de la Renta.

October 18, 2013

Chattem recently announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Nasacort Allergy 24HR nasal spray (triamcinolone intranasal) as an over-the-counter treatment for seasonal and year-round nasal allergies. And that means by spring 2014, there will be another allergy powerhouse alongside Allegra, Claritin and Zyrtec.

October 18, 2013

Online grocer Peapod is partnering with Chicago's Shedd Aquarium to mark National Seafood Month and promote sustainable seafood.

October 18, 2013

Several New York City department stores are making over their beauty departments in an effort to battle growing competition from specialty retailers, online retailers and even mass market retailers like Duane Reade’s chic Look Boutiques.