May 30, 2013

Stop & Shop has launched a card to help customers save money on prescription drugs, days after sister-chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., did the same.

May 30, 2013

Children in the United States are more likely to experience allergies than those in other countries, according a new study.

May 30, 2013

More than half of consumers have recently changed their views on health and wellness and added more vitamin D to their diets, while nearly a third have consumed functional beverages in the last 30 days, according to a new survey.

May 30, 2013

Researchers have found that both kids and adults are drinking fewer sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

May 30, 2013

"A number of factors are driving the explosion in convenient care…." That's what a May 4 article, "Retail clinics at tipping point," on the website ModernHealthcare.com had to say about the growth of retail clinics, and the role the model can be expected to play as healthcare reform hits full stride.

May 30, 2013

Mass market retailers increasingly are elevating their health and beauty departments to help shoppers look good and feel good — initiatives that are playing out in various forms at retail. To share with readers some of the most innovative efforts currently underway at mass, Drug Store News took a closer look at what's trending now in beauty.

May 30, 2013

The challenge for retailers and consumer packaged goods manufacturers these days is how to make a molehill out of a mountain. Big data can seem overbearing to many as they try to ascertain how to mine actionable insights out of those reams of data, all while maintaining the speed to market that today's retail climate demands.

May 30, 2013

The beat goes on for Walgreens' store development activities, as the chain last month hosted grand opening events in Boston and San Francisco — about one week apart.

May 30, 2013

Yoga products have become a high growth category, and drug store retailers are finding ways to capitalize on the growing trend.

May 29, 2013

With about 80 days until the launch of the first-ever NACDS Total Store Expo, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is calling on participants to plan ahead to maximize their results from the innovative new strategic exchange and trade show.

May 29, 2013

Arm & Hammer announced a new ultra-concentrated Ultra Power 4X laundry detergent, which the company states has powerful stain-fighters and two scoops of baking soda to make clothes cleaner and fresher.

May 29, 2013

Avion Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company, recently announced the launch of Prenate Chewable, a chewable, chocolate-flavored version of the original Prenate prescription prenatal vitamin.

May 29, 2013

The parent company of the Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie supermarket chains will buy three chains from Belgium-based Delhaize Group.

May 29, 2013

Texas has become the latest state to defeat a bill that critics say would limit the reach of knock-off versions of biotech drugs.

May 29, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy announced that CARE Pharmacies has joined the association as a founding corporate member.

May 29, 2013

Healthcare company Cardinal Health has released a series of studies showing ways that it says could reduce the cost of treating cancer.

May 29, 2013

Competitive Promotion Report is hoping to help consumer packaged goods manufacturers parse large and complex data sets in a new report.

May 29, 2013

Domtar Corp. announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the acquisition of privately-held Associated Hygienic Products, a manufacturer and supplier of store-brand infant diapers in the United States, from DSG International for $272 million.

May 29, 2013

An effort to allow trusted online pharmacies to add ".pharmacy" to their URLs cleared a hurdle last week as it passed an initial evaluation by the body that regulates the web address suffixes, known as generic top-level domains.

May 29, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for incontinence made by Perrigo Co., the drug maker said.

May 29, 2013

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has acquired Swiss vaccine development company Okairos for $325 million, GSK said Wednesday.

May 29, 2013

Hy-Vee has hired an NBA player to promote health and fitness among children around the Midwest, the supermarket chain said.

May 29, 2013

Kiss My Face announced this week a new line of sun care products featuring sprays, lotions and products for kids.

May 29, 2013

The Health & Wellness @Retail 2013 event is here — a truly unique confab that brings together the Global Market Development Center and the Food Marketing Institute for a first-of-its-kind, combined conference focused on health, beauty and wellness.