November 11, 2011

Downy has expanded its portfolio to include a new in-wash scent booster that allows users to control the amount of scent that gets added to each laundry load.

November 11, 2011

Eastman Kodak on Friday announced the renewal of its agreement with Ohio-based Discount Drug Mart to be the drug chain’s exclusive supplier of photo finishing technology, products and services.

November 11, 2011

A new app for the iPhone allows users to keep track of their blood-sugar levels on a daily basis, according to published reports.

November 11, 2011

Pamela Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, has announced the appointment of Jennifer Kaleda as VP industry affairs, operational effectiveness.

November 11, 2011

Third-quarter sales for Henkel rose 1.7% over the prior-year period, the company announced in its earnings release.

November 11, 2011

With the holiday season fast approaching, there has been a significant amount of press coverage regarding the role mobile devices will play in driving retail sales this season. The consensus is that mobile devices are changing the shopping landscape, and that the 2011 holiday season will be the tipping point — the year that consumers widely integrate mobile devices into their shopping routine.

November 11, 2011

Joulebody on Thursday announced the launch of its Jouledetox Bar, a vegan whole food bar, to complement the company's meal delivery offering with a retail component.

November 11, 2011

Legislation that would level the playing field for brick-and-mortar retailers, including pharmacies, by closing a loophole that puts them at a disadvantage with online retailers has received praise from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

November 11, 2011

The list of participating companies in the 13th Annual Drug Store News Group Industry Issues conference — which will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the highly prestigious New York Athletic Club — reads like a “who’s who” of pharmacy retailing.

November 11, 2011

Ralcorp Holdings announced that Terence Block will serve as president and COO of Post Holdings, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

November 11, 2011

Scientists are reporting development and successful laboratory testing of an electrochemical sensor device that has the potential to measure blood-sugar levels from tears instead of blood — an advance that could save diabetes patients the discomfort of pricking their fingers for droplets of blood used in traditional blood-sugar tests.

November 11, 2011

SoloHealth on Friday announced the company was awarded with Intel’s information technology healthcare award, the “Intel Innovation Award,” during the 2011 Health IT Leadership Summit that took place earlier this week in Atlanta.

November 11, 2011

There is "fair evidence" to support the use of xylitol, a natural sweetener used in gums and mints, to prevent inner ear infections in healthy children, according to a new evidence review.

November 11, 2011

A drug commonly prescribed to Type 2 diabetics to improve blood-sugar control also may have a rapid anti-inflammatory effect, according to results from a small study conducted by researchers at the University of Buffalo.

November 11, 2011

Retail-based health clinics represent a viable business for retailers who locate and correctly manage them, according to Kalorama Information.

November 11, 2011

A former Goldman Sachs executive will join Valeant Pharmaceuticals as EVP and CFO.

November 11, 2011

In an 8-K filing earlier this week, Walgreens broke down its Express Scripts business and challenged many assertions that have been made regarding contract negotiations with Express Scripts.

November 11, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals is challenging Swiss drug maker Novartis' patent on a drug used to treat dementia, Watson said.

November 11, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals has launched its generic version of an opioid drug for treating pain, the company said Thursday.

November 10, 2011

A strong earnings and sales performance during its fiscal second quarter gave 99 Cents Only Stores the confidence to raise its full-year guidance and become more aggressive with store growth.

November 10, 2011

Anheuser-Busch InBev announced that it is expanding its Bud Light portfolio with what it is calling "a trendy blue-bottle line extension."

November 10, 2011

AstraZeneca and Targacept released results of the first of four phase-3 clinical trials that investigated the efficacy and tolerability of a drug that could serve as an adjunct therapy to major depressive disorder patients that had an inadequate response to initial antidepressant therapies.

November 10, 2011

Hain Celestial Group’s Avalon Organics skin care brand, which is sold at such retailers as Whole Foods, Target, Walmart and drug stores, has transitioned its line of personal care products to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients. With this transition, Avalon Organics also has revamped its Vitamin C Renewal, Lavender Luminosity, CoQ10 Repair and Essential Lift skin care lines.

November 10, 2011

Online retail spending reached $36.3 billion for third quarter 2011, up 13% from last year, according to comScore.