January 4, 2012

In an effort to continue developing and studying its diabetes management products, PositiveID has teamed up with the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami and Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel.

January 4, 2012

Despite an overall decrease in free standing insert coupon activity, retailer promotion pages within the FSI vehicles recorded a 30.7% increase to more than 17 billion pages in 2011, continuing the significant annual increases in retailer promotion activity, which began in 2007, Kantar Media reported Wednesday.

January 4, 2012

Americans make hundreds of millions of New Year's resolutions every year, following some to the letter and ignoring others. Health-related resolutions are among the most common, giving pharmacy retailers a way to pitch in and help.

January 4, 2012

Sara Lee has acquired an ultra-premium tea business based in Massachusetts.

January 4, 2012

Craft beers — particularly seasonals — have provided much-needed innovation to the beer category, providing the category with double-digit sales increases for the last several years.

January 4, 2012

PureBrands has launched a national advertising campaign for its Sheets energy strips brand in an effort to reach Hispanic consumers.

January 4, 2012

Mass merchandise retailers Shopko Stores and Pamida are merging, the two companies said Wednesday.

January 4, 2012

SoBe Lifewater has introduced three new beverages to its SoBe Lifewater with Coconut Water line.

January 4, 2012

In line with National Weigh-in Day on Jan. 2, Special K announced it is offering tracking tools, peer inspiration and motivation on its website, SpecialK.com, to help women achieve their weight-loss goals in 2012.

January 4, 2012

As part of its renewed commitment to help shoppers keep their families healthy, Stop & Shop has launched a new promotion that can benefit kids' schools.

January 4, 2012

A large European study released Tuesday found that daily aspirin use is linked to an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration, a disease that can damage the central vision that is essential for reading and driving.

January 4, 2012

As many as 20% of smartphone users made a purchase after scanning a QR code, according to a Consumer Pulse study released Wednesday by Chadwick Martin Bailey and iModerate Research Technologies.

January 4, 2012

The U.S. News & World Report on Wednesday named the top five "easiest" diets New Year's resolutionists should follow — Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Mediterranean Diet, Slim Fast and Volumetrics — out of a total field of 25 diet plans.

January 4, 2012

U.S. Preventive Medicine on Wednesday named Ronald Loveless its vice chairman.

January 4, 2012

Weis Markets on Tuesday named Joseph Douglas the grocer's VP pharmacy.

January 3, 2012

The latest "Transformers" film is making its debut in a four-disc set that includes Blu-ray and DVD formats.

January 3, 2012

Kmart's parent company delivered some not-so-happy holiday news last week.

January 3, 2012

Actavis has begun shipping clobetasol propionate shampoo and clobetasol propionate lotion, which were granted 180-day marketing exclusivity by the Food and Drug Administration.

January 3, 2012

Kraft is reentering the breakfast market with belVita Breakfast biscuits. National rollout of belVita — which Kraft has sold in Europe for the last decade and started selling in the United Kingdom last year — will begin this February to 90,000 U.S. retail locations.


January 3, 2012

Makeup is relishing in the joy of color, and eyes are no exception. To tap into the trend of dramatic, defined eyes at the mass level, Maybelline New York has expanded its Eye Studio collection to now include Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow.


January 3, 2012

Holiday spending continued on an upward trend as spending during the holiday season to date saw a vast increase, compared with the prior year, a new report from ComScore found.

January 3, 2012

Retailers will report weak December front-end sales growth across the drug channel as continued inflation likely was offset by the slow start to the flu season and disappointing overall traffic and volume growth, Credit Suisse research analyst Ed Kelly suggested in a note published Tuesday.

January 3, 2012

CVS/pharmacy has launched a new service on its CVS.com website to assist military service members, veterans and their families who need to transfer their prescriptions to a pharmacy that lets them continue using their Tricare prescription insurance coverage.

January 3, 2012

Dollar General announced that it plans to open 625 new stores and add more than 6,000 new jobs in 2012. These new stores and jobs will be spread among Dollar General’s 38-state operating area, plus California and Massachusetts.