November 15, 2011

Retail sales edged up slightly during the month of October, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Tuesday.

November 15, 2011

A free mobile service providing healthcare information via text message helped improve both engagement with healthcare providers and compliance with regimens, researchers revealed Tuesday.

November 15, 2011

In support of National Diabetes Month, Colgate Total is donating $100,000 to help support Stop Diabetes, a movement launched by the American Diabetes Association to help educate and increase awareness of the link between oral health and diabetes.

November 15, 2011

Walmart delivered a long-awaited same-store sales increase of 1.3% at its U.S. stores division in the third quarter and pointed to ongoing momentum for the holidays with comps guidance ranging from flat to up 2%.

November 15, 2011

Oral care manufacturer Water Pik, whose products are sold at select retailers, including mass merchandisers, drug stores and specialty retailers, has unveiled its new Waterpik Traveler.

November 15, 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores on Tuesday celebrated the completion of its seventh state-of-the-art transformational store and the first to have a bilingual decor package.

November 14, 2011

A division of Catalina Marketing has introduced a healthcare solution designed to drive medication adherence and create healthier outcomes for patients.

November 14, 2011

Celestial Seasonings has introduced an energy shot that combines B vitamins, botanicals and kombucha, a fermented black tea.

November 14, 2011

Colonial Life and Accident Insurance last week released its top five trends and predictions for health care in 2012 — three of which may have some direct impact on retail pharmacy.

November 14, 2011

ConAgra Foods is acquiring a private-label pretzel maker, the company announced.

November 14, 2011

Dietary supplement usage is up among Americans, according to a National Center for Health Statistics report released earlier this year — half of all U.S. adults supplement their diets, most likely with a multivitamin.

November 14, 2011

Ideas are just as important to a winning company’s overall success as the products and services it sells. So, what’s your company doing to create a culture where the ideas that create your products and services are as important as the products themselves?

November 14, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for treating pain.

November 14, 2011

Going fresh has emerged as one of the biggest trends in the retail pharmacy business, but due to various limitations — including smaller store size and disproportionate space devoted to such traditional categories as over-the-counter medicines and beauty — fresh food generally has meant such items as salads and fresh fruit.

November 14, 2011

A late-stage clinical trial of a drug under development as a treatment for multiple sclerosis has shown "successful" results.

November 14, 2011

The Grocery Manufacturers Association has pledged $1 million to the creation of the world's first Global Food Safety Fund, an innovative public-private partnership that will be managed by World Bank, an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programs.

November 14, 2011

According to a survey released last week, 61.7% of mobile users said they plan to use their smartphone or tablet for holiday shopping this year.

November 14, 2011

Krispy Kreme has brought two new sweet treats to retail.

November 14, 2011

At least that’s largely the thinking behind the new “Guy Aisle” prototype that Procter & Gamble created within a CVS/pharmacy store in Charlotte, N.C.

November 14, 2011

The hair coloring segment is experiencing growth, albeit modest growth, as men look to turn back the hands of time.

November 14, 2011

Consumers still are watching their dollars, as evidenced by solid sales of private-label facial cleansers; however, product innovation also is helping to drive growth among the branded products.

November 14, 2011

Urgent care operator Solantic is moving its corporate headquarters from Florida to Tennessee, according to a local news report.

November 14, 2011

Safeway dedicated Veterans Day weekend to pay tribute to past and present service members and raise money for an organization that provides programs and outreach to those who were severely injured while serving their country.

November 14, 2011

Sam's Club has revealed 60 featured deals for its annual, members-only Day After Thanksgiving Event (D.A.T.E.).