January 5, 2012

Medtronic has launched a blood-glucose monitor that allows remote monitoring of blood-glucose levels, the company said.

January 5, 2012

A joint program of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new chairman.

January 5, 2012

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres included several Natrol nutritional products as part of her top five "12 Days of Giveaways" bonus items on "Ellen," Natrol announced Wednesday.

January 5, 2012

Paper Mate has globally launched a new line of writing instruments.

January 5, 2012

Rite Aid's same-store sales increased 3.6% in December 2011, compared with December 2010, the company said Thursday.

January 5, 2012

Rumors are swirling that Kodak moments may be no more.

January 5, 2012

A senator from New York is proposing new regulations that would protect pharmacies from robberies, according to published reports.

January 5, 2012

Dairy Enterprises has expanded its Ruggles brand to include a new frozen yogurt line.

January 5, 2012

Safeway on Thursday announced the sale of 16 of its Genuardi's stores in the greater Philadelphia area to Giant Food Stores, a division of Ahold USA.

January 5, 2012

Sears Holdings recently finished its latest "Fitness Flagship" store-within-a-store, which it now has at more than 30 Sears stores, the retailer said.

January 5, 2012

Target chairman, president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel assured investors last month that December comps would exceed November’s 1.8% increase, but then Thursday morning reported a disappointing 1.6% increase and a reduced profit forecast.

January 5, 2012

Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty posted a same-store sales increase of 12.6% during the seven-week holiday period.

January 5, 2012

The Vitamin Shoppe on Thursday announced the launch of a sports nutrition supplement line called True Athlete.

January 5, 2012

Walgreens on Thursday reported an approximate 150 basis-point negative impact on prescriptions filled based on prescription transfers, and other trend analysis of prescriptions managed by Express Scripts, as the chain posted its first monthly earnings statement following the discontinuation of Walgreens' relationship with Express Scripts.

January 5, 2012

Walmart featured this talking shelf touting the benefits of a quit-smoking program in the first week of 2012 in this new store just outside of York, Pa.

January 4, 2012

In what might become an additional indicator as to the power consumers can wield across retail through social media outlets, Wegmans on Wednesday reinstated Alec Baldwin as the company's spokesman.

January 4, 2012

The American Pharmacists Association has released a new information resource for pharmacists and pharmacy students about pharmacy management, the group said.

January 4, 2012

Brisk is gearing up for the 3-D theatrical release of "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace" with limited-edition packaging and a campaign.

January 4, 2012

Celebrity Denise Richards announced on her blog on Jan. 2 that she has teamed up with stylist Cristophe to create her own hair care line.

January 4, 2012

China Glaze, which makes nail lacquers sold at salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide, has announced the launch of its limited-edition Magnetix nail lacquer collection.

January 4, 2012

The November-December 2011 holiday season marked a new record in retail e-commerce spending, ComScore reported.

January 4, 2012

Cookies and crackers are a mature category with slow growth. Private label has been strong in the cookie category, a trend Mintel expected to continue for the next few years. Kraft Foods leads the category with its powerhouse Oreo and Chips Ahoy! brands.

January 4, 2012

The drug store channel has had strong sales in the beer category despite lackluster industry performance. Dollar sales for the beer category in drug were up nearly 6% for the year to date ended Oct. 30, 2011, according to SymphonyIRI Group data.

January 4, 2012

Cheerios is sweetening up the cereal aisle with its latest flavor.