June 24, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association board of directors on Friday approved voluntary labeling guidelines for caffeine-containing dietary supplements discussed during the June 18 board meeting.

June 24, 2013

CVS Caremark has been awarded Mail Service Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry, the company announced.

June 24, 2013

Estée Lauder has appointed Philippe Warnery as GM Canada, effective Aug. 12. Warnery will be responsible for the growth and profitability of the Canadian affiliate with a focus on locally relevant opportunities, assessing market conditions, building key account relationships, managing operational effectiveness, building capabilities and aligning and engaging the Canada team.

June 24, 2013

Kroger on Friday announced it has named Rick Going president of the company's new Nashville division, Calvin Kaufman president of the new Louisville division, Jayne Homco president of the Michigan division and Erin Sharp group VP of Kroger manufacturing.

June 24, 2013

Mylan Specialty has appointed Roger Graham as president, the Mylan subsidiary said Monday.

June 24, 2013

A White House trade policy leader has been appointed as U.S. Trade Representative.

June 24, 2013

In partnership with the Washington Nationals, Harris Teeter is hosting a food drive now through July 8, 2013 to support its local food bank partners, the supermarket retailer announced Monday.

June 24, 2013

Jelly Belly announced the addition of a buttered popcorn jelly bean single-serve box, which the manufacturer said offers retailers a good opportunity to capture impulse sales at check out.

June 24, 2013

Fresh off its third consecutive profitable quarter, Rite Aid has appointed Ken Martindale as president and COO, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

June 24, 2013

Lindt USA announced a new collection of chocolate bars, sticks and boxes inspired by classic desserts and treats that are available now in Target stores nationwide.

June 24, 2013

MinuteClinic, which is owned by CVS Caremark, has opened its first two clinics in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.

June 24, 2013

The country's largest organization representing retired and elderly people is pushing for education on healthcare reform among Hispanic communities.

June 24, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has promoted Kevin Nicholson to the new position of VP public policy and regulatory affairs, effective Monday.

June 24, 2013

Perrigo on Monday promoted Emily Hiller to assistant category manager for the category management team at Perrigo Nutritionals in Gordonsville, Va.

June 24, 2013

A recent KPMG survey found that almost half (40%) of retailers will be looking to invest in technology to help grow their respective businesses. And engaging the customer through social media and loyalty apps may become significant, as 37% of retailers expect customer retention is the key to growth while 35% suggested adding to their customer bases is key.

It further illustrates the fact that marketers need to take an omnichannel approach to engage today's consumers.

That significance within social media and loyalty apps is simple, really. Marketers can't expect to generate a trip if they're not effectively reaching the consumer with their marketing messages. After all that's the underlying premise of omnichannel retailing — reaching the consumer with a shopping solution wherever, whenever and however she wants that solution, and then personalizing that solution with the help of big data analytics.

June 24, 2013

At this year's Summer Fancy Food Show, Saffron Road, the packaged food brand of American Halal, expanded its line of single-use simmer sauce pouches with the introduction of three new flavors: harissa, Korean stir fry and Thai red curry.

June 24, 2013

Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix announced on Friday that it is supporting relief efforts to help those Alberta communities affected by the floods by making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross and working with local stores to ensure supplies and prescription medications are available to those in need.

June 24, 2013

The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board has published a handbook containing information about applying for and maintaining specialty pharmacist credentials.

June 24, 2013

A new study by IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics found that the most wasteful healthcare spending stems from poor adherence to medications and that more responsible use of medications could save the U.S. healthcare system more than $200 billion a year.

The study is notable as it further illustrates the importance of medication adherence and, perhaps more significantly, touts the role that pharmacists can play in helping their patients live healthier lives.

June 24, 2013

Generic drug makers cannot be held liable if patients suffer harmful side effects after taking their drugs, the Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision.

June 24, 2013

Target has donated money for relief amid floods in western Canada that have displaced more than 100,000 people and resulted in three deaths.

June 24, 2013

Rite Aid reported its third consecutive profitable quarter Thursday, with profits of nearly $90 million, following the introduction of the largest expansion of its Wellness+ loyalty card program, dubbed Wellness65+, and days before the promotion of COO Ken Martindale to president of the company.

The 4,615-store drug chain has been on a roll lately, continuing to benefit from the switch from branded to generic drugs and the retention of last year's dispute between Walgreens and Express Scripts.

June 24, 2013

Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty has appointed former PepsiCo executive Mary Dillon as CEO and a member of the board, effective July 1. Interim CEO Dennis Eck will step down from his role at that time.

June 24, 2013

Schake will represent L'Oréal USA for all corporate communications and will lead the external communications strategy in the areas of public and media relations, industry and government relations, sustainability and crisis communications.