January 15, 2015

Ahold announced consolidated net sales of $9.5 billion for fourth-quarter 2014, an increase of 7.9% compared to fourth-quarter 2013. 

 

January 15, 2015

Beiersdorf — whose brands include Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie — announced on Thursday that it continued its profitable growth path in 2014 despite a challenging macroeconomic environment.

January 15, 2015

China Jo-Jo Drugstores, a China-based retail and wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical and healthcare products, has opened eight new retail pharmacies in Hangzhou — a company record for same-day store openings.

January 15, 2015

Digital collaboration between retailers and CPG companies will help amplify sales by driving the availability of products and making the best use of shelf space and trade promotion funds.

 

January 15, 2015

Dollar General is still fighting to acquire Family Dollar, the retailer stated on Thursday, noting that it is in ongoing discussions with the Federal Trade Commission.

 

January 15, 2015

According to more than 100,000 users polled by Ibotta, health-and-wellness goals are top-of-mind for Americans in 2015. With 49% of users polled resolving to lose weight, eat healthy and get active it's clear that people are looking to get ahold of and reclaim their overall well-being in the new year.

January 15, 2015

Innovation, makers of PharmAssist pharmacy automation solutions, announced that Ed's Rx Medicine Shoppe pharmacy in Fairfield, Ill., successfully implemented a RxSafe 1800 robotic storage and retrieval system to help with increased efficiency and accuracy of the pharmacy's prescription-filling and inventory processes.

January 15, 2015

Marsh Supermarkets announced a Cardiac Care Program within their 39 pharmacy locations throughout Indiana. 

January 15, 2015

McKeon Products announced the appointment of Melissa Eldridge as director of new product development and sourcing. Eldridge brings to the company a strong history of successful product development, the company said, emphasizing also her involvement in creating a wide range of consumer health-and-wellness products.

 

January 15, 2015

Mediterra is now on store shelves at more than 365 U.S.-based Target stores, the company announced.

January 15, 2015

Mylan on Thursday announced the launch of lamivudine tablets, 100 mg, the generic version of Epivir-HBV from GlaxoSmithKline. 

January 15, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Regional Chain Conference, which will be held Feb. 1 to 3 in Naples, Fla., will include Meet the Retailer sessions that have been made popular by the NACDS Total Store Expo and NACDS Annual Meeting, and will be enhanced with a new mobile app.

January 15, 2015

While prestige anti-aging products remain popular, beauty mavens are adopting a broader range of such specialized offerings as skin care masks, which experienced growth of 53% for the 12 months ended November 2014, according to The NPD Group.

January 15, 2015

Rite Aid EVP and CFO Darren Karst was all smiles Wednesday before analysts at the 33rd Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. And with good reason. 

 

January 15, 2015

Brian Cornell is pulling the plug on the retailer’s 133-unit Canadian operation and will incur a $5.4 billion pre-tax loss in the fourth quarter to do so.

 

January 14, 2015

Americans are committing to taking vitamins in 2015, according to a new survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Council for Responsible Nutrition. 

January 14, 2015

Health and wellness are the top priorities for U.S. consumers this year, as data from a new Nielsen survey highlight how “staying fit and healthy” is the top resolution, coming in at 37%, followed closely by “lose weight” (32%).

January 14, 2015

Egalet Corp. last week announced the licensing and acquisition of two pain products. Egalet has agreed to license worldwide rights to Oxaydo (oxycodone HCI, USP) tablets for oral use only -CII, the first and only approved immediate-release oxycodone product formulated to deter abuse via snorting from Acura Pharmaceuticals, the company stated.

January 14, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration established the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, a new division tasked with improving quality control at pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

 

January 14, 2015

Ferndale Healthcare, distributor and marketer of RectiCare (Lidocaine 5%) anorectal cream, on Wednesday announced it is continuing its partnership with the Colon Cancer Alliance in 2015.

January 14, 2015

Maybelline New York has announced that model Gigi Hadid is its newest spokesperson, debuting in advertising campaigns later this year.

January 14, 2015

MedifVU and ProKarma on Wednesday unveiled a new mobile application, i-PharmAssist OTC, a simple consumer-friendly app that provides a list of appropriate over-the-counter medications based on the user's medical history, symptoms and preferences.

January 14, 2015

Beer brand MillerCoors will leap onto the gluten-free bandwagon next month, according to a report from Ad Age.

January 14, 2015

More than 1-in-10 patients within the National Cardiovascular Disease Registry’s Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence registry were receiving inappropriate aspirin therapy for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.