August 5, 2013

CVS Caremark is reportedly planning to re-enter the metro Toledo, Ohio, market by snapping up parcels of property, according to a local news report.

August 5, 2013

Revlon is looking to acquire from CVC Capital Partners the beauty company Colomer Group for $660 million, a move that will enable Revlon to expand into the professional salon market.

August 5, 2013

Softlips lip balm announced the company will offer an innovative twist on lip hydration with the brand's latest portfolio addition.

August 2, 2013

Hair care brand Alberto VO5 has declared August "National Anti-Frizz Month."

August 2, 2013

Pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp. had $3.4 billion in revenues in second quarter 2013, the company said.

August 2, 2013

Cereal maker Post Holdings will be playing a larger role in the supplement space with its proposed acquisition of Premier Nutrition, makers of the Joint Juice brand.

August 2, 2013

CVS Caremark announced on Friday that it has agreed to a $20 million civil penalty to resolve a previously disclosed investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission into 2009 public disclosures made by the company, securities transactions and certain aspects of the purchase accounting adjustment related to the October 2008 Longs Drug Stores acquisition.

August 2, 2013

Mars Chocolate North America announced a new addition to the Dove dark chocolate family with new Dove Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl.

August 2, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a vaccine against meningococcal disease for use among patients of a broader age range than before.

August 2, 2013

Gluten-free foods have been all the rage lately as more retailers move to address patients with gluten intolerance and celiac disease.

August 2, 2013

Harris Teeter Supermarkets on Thursday reported a third-quarter sales increase of 2.9% to $1.2 billion. Comparable-store sales were up 1.3% for the quarter.

August 2, 2013

U by Kotex, a feminine care brand by Kimberly-Clark, has introduced U by Kotex Extra pads — a new maxi pad designed to provide maximum, heavy-duty protection.

August 2, 2013

Duracell has introduced a new battery that it said would provide more power than previous models.

August 2, 2013

Novo Nordisk is offering $80,000 to diabetes-education programs in a Minnesota city, the Danish drug maker said Friday.

August 2, 2013

Publix Super Markets announced it will enter the Asheville and Cary markets in North Carolina.

August 2, 2013

Looking to further strengthen its relationship with beauty shoppers — both inside and outside of the store — CVS/pharmacy launched on Aug. 2 a new website and mobile site dedicated to its growing Essence of Beauty brand, which is available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy. Drug Store News talked with George Coleman, VP merchandising for store brands at CVS/pharmacy, to learn more about the unique content featured on the new essenceofbeauty.com site and how the retailer is adjusting its in-store merchandising strategy to further promote its Essence of Beauty collection.

August 2, 2013

The Senate was expected to take up a bill designed to secure the drug supply chain and establish a list of "do not compound" medications, but left for recess Friday without voting on it.

August 2, 2013

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Thursday introduced legislation that would retool the labeling requirements for dietary supplement manufacturers, require pre-market certification on new products and require successful efficacy trials.

August 2, 2013

Majestic Drug Co. Inc., makers of the Senzzzzz Away Tooth Desensitizer, in conjunction with the product launch announced the results of a nationwide survey of Americans showing nearly 50% of the population suffers from tooth sensitivity.

August 2, 2013

The new flavor will be available in the company's 24 oz. family-sized yogurt lineup.

August 1, 2013

Ahold USA has appointed Nick Bertram as its SVP store strategy and execution, the supermarket operator said.

August 1, 2013

As pharmacy organizations tout the pharmacist as the face of neighborhood health care, one retailer is encouraging its own pharmacists to be more proactive.

August 1, 2013

Bartell Drugs is sponsoring a two-week series of events to celebrate the opening of its 61st store, the company said.

August 1, 2013

Bouche Baby Inc. announced today the commercial release of its new baby-to-toddler feeding system, which includes the Take 'N Shake Feeding Bottle with Integrated Formula Compartment.