August 5, 2011

Procter & Gamble announced on Friday double-digit growth in fourth-quarter net sales and earnings.

August 5, 2011

Despite gas prices being more than 30% higher than last year, cross-channel shopping is alive and well in the consumer packaged goods industry, according to a SymphonyIRI Group report released Thursday.

August 5, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is gearing up for this year’s Pharmacy & Technology Conference in Boston in late August, an event that will bring together more than 130 retail companies representing more than 80,000 retail outlets.

August 5, 2011

Vita Coco has introduced its seventh flavor, which the company developed in collaboration with pop singer Rihanna.

August 5, 2011

Walgreens on Friday announced the pharmacy is hosting a Walgreens Pavilion at The Black Women’s Expo this weekend at McCormick Place.

August 4, 2011

Big Quark has signed National Sales Solutions to handle all domestic sales, the company announced Thursday.

August 4, 2011

Budweiser has redesigned its can and secondary packaging, which will make its debut in the U.S. market before rolling out worldwide.

August 4, 2011

The Alliance for Patient Care, a coalition of healthcare providers, health plans, patient advocates and others working together to protect access to care in California’s Medi-Cal (Medicaid) program, headed to Washington, D.C., to urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and members of Congress to reject California’s proposed cut to the state’s Medi-Cal program, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

August 4, 2011

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's VP investor relations Carolyn Ross is assuming leadership of the company’s investor relations function.

August 4, 2011

Costco and BJ’s Wholesale Club continue to produce solid sales growth, aided by high gas prices, shoppers’ desire to save money and the clubs’ ability to pass through the cost of food price inflation.

August 4, 2011

Pfizer Consumer on Thursday announced that its calcium supplement brand Caltrate is partnering with actress Dana Delany to celebrate inspiring women as part of an initiative called "Women Move the World." As part of the celebration, Caltrate also has become a national sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

August 4, 2011

Reckitt Benckiser on Wednesday announced that its Durex brand has partnered with Playboy model Bridget Marquardt on a new contest hosted on the brand's Facebook page.

August 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has reorganized the Office of Generic Drugs in an effort to improve efficiency, according to an internal memo.

August 4, 2011

Fred's on Thursday reported sales of $452.7 million, up 1% compared with the year-ago period, for the second quarter ended July 30.

August 4, 2011

Johnson & Johnson chairman and CEO Bill Weldon on Wednesday morning rang the NYSE opening bell remotely from Johnson & Johnson world headquarters here as part of the company's employee celebration of its 125th anniversary.

August 4, 2011

Knorr has tapped world-renowned chef Marco Pierre White to introduce its latest innovation to Knorr's family of sauces and bouillons.

August 4, 2011

Kraft Foods is planning to create two independent public companies, which will include a global snacks business and a North American grocery business.

August 4, 2011

Lansinoh Labs on Wednesday introduced a major upgrade of its popular blog, now called OnCloudMom, to better reflect the company's extended consumer reach with the recent acquisitions of the Earth Friendly Baby and mOmma brands.

August 4, 2011

Healthcare accrediting organization URAC has given accreditation to Magellan Health Services' specialty pharmacy division.

August 4, 2011

MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse revealed that online retail sales rose 14% over the year-ago period, marking the 24th straight month of year-over-year growth, as well as the ninth consecutive month of double-digit growth, with improvement in every subcategory except for electronics.

August 4, 2011

German drug maker Merck KGaA said it finished enrolling patients in a late-stage clinical study of a drug for Parkinson's disease.

August 4, 2011

CVS Caremark posted second-quarter results that were at the high end of its guidance and narrowed its 2011 outlook on continued confidence. But it was the pharmacy benefit management business — and the potential merger of PBM rivals Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions — that was top of mind for many industry observers, and was a topic that CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo hit head-on at the start of Thursday morning’s conference call.

August 4, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association on Thursday delivered their first formal letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in shared opposition to the proposed merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions.

August 4, 2011

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus on Thursday recommended that Nu Century Herbs discontinue certain disease-state claims promoting the company’s Resprin dietary supplement.