January 29, 2013

Spartan Stores, a regional grocery distributor and retailer, has entered into a distribution agreement with Chief Super Market under which Spartan Stores will be its primary wholesale grocery supplier.

January 29, 2013

"Talk to your cardiologist." That's the advice offered last week by Wills Eye Institute, a hospital specializing in eye care, following a JAMA article linking aspirin therapy to macular degeneration.

January 29, 2013

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt is adding three new flavors to its line of Greek yogurt bars with coconut, mango and vanilla bean flavors to hit retail store shelves in February.

January 28, 2013

As more Americans are prescribed medicines to alleviate their chronic metabolic conditions, more Americans are exposed to common drug-induced nutrient depletions, noted pharmacist and supplement expert James LaValle, CEO of Integrative Health Resources.

January 28, 2013

U.S. generic drug maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals has entered a deal with South Korean drug maker Hanmi Pharmaceutical to acquire exclusive distribution rights for a Hanmi drug used for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease, Amneal said Monday.

January 28, 2013

To celebrate the biggest product launch in its 30-year history — the launch of the Apollo line of products — Unilever’s Axe men’s grooming line will premiere a television commercial titled “Lifeguard” on Feb. 3 during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVII.

January 28, 2013

Back to Nature Foods Co. announced today that it has launched a new all-natural sunflower and pumpkin seed variety of Back to Nature Granola.

January 28, 2013

Barbasol, a line of shave creams and after-shave products for men, has launched “Shave Like a Man,” the company’s first new advertising campaign since 2008, and the brand’s largest national, multi-media effort in its 94-year history.

January 28, 2013

Budweiser launched its first Twitter account on Jan. 27, and made a splash with its first tweet: an image of a newborn member of the "Budweiser Clydesdales Class of 2013."

January 28, 2013

In a shot that made the rounds Friday on ESPN and other sports shows, Miami Heat fan Michael Drysch drained a half-court shot in the Carmex Half-Court Hero contest, netting $75,000 and getting tackled by Miami Heat superstar LeBron James.

January 28, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early January reported a slight drop in influenza-like illnesses across the country, but even so the season was still going strong. The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness for the week ended Jan. 19 was 4.3%, above the national baseline of 2.2%.

January 28, 2013

99¢ Only Stores last week announced that Richard Anicetti has assumed the role of interim CEO.

January 28, 2013

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is embarking on its third attempt to branch out from its chain of Southern comfort food restaurants by expanding a lineup of branded food products to be offered at grocers and outside retail outlets.

January 28, 2013

The illegal diversion of prescription medication is a growing problem in this country. Controlled substances have great potential for abuse and addiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recreational use of prescription drugs is on the rise; in 2010, 2 million people reported using prescription painkillers for recreational purposes for the first time that year.

January 28, 2013

Those thirty-something parents picking up a cold remedy for their kids may have happened by this display at Walmart in Palmyra, Pa. Just in time for Valentine's Day, J&J's KY personal lubricant brand has pieced together a "date night" deal that includes dinner and "an unforgettable evening" for Mom and Dad on the one day of the year it's not all about junior.

January 28, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application from Genzyme for an experimental treatment for multiple sclerosis, the company said Monday.

January 28, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new use for a pneumococcal vaccine made by Pfizer, the drug maker said.

January 28, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved three new drugs for Type 2 diabetes made by Takeda, the agency said.

January 28, 2013

Healthy Ones deli and lunch meat will be sporting red packaging and signage throughout the month of February in recognition of Heart Health Awareness Month.

January 28, 2013

Shifting patients away from hospital emergency rooms and into retail-based and urgent care walk-in clinics can significantly lower healthcare costs, improve access to care and reduce the impact of such chronic diseases as diabetes and hyperlipidemia, two health benefits experts asserted in a recent online presentation.

January 28, 2013

McKee Foods, makers of Little Debbie snack cakes, is offering $25 to $30 million for Hostess Brands Inc.'s Drake's brand, according to published reports.

January 28, 2013

Meijer's digital coupon program has reached 1 million subscribers, the mass merchandise chain said.

January 28, 2013

Retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) will increase 3.4%, down slightly from 4.2% in 2012 and 5.8% in 2011, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2013 economic forecast.

January 28, 2013

Health care is evolving. As obvious of a statement as that is, it doesn’t change the fact that it is very real. Throughout last year, there was intense discussion on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and what impact the outcome of the presidential election might have on its future. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled and elections are settled, healthcare companies and providers across the country are implementing strategies to meet ACA requirements.