June 16, 2011

The private-label trend at retail continues to gain steam as Supervalu CEO Craig Herkert shared plans last month at the company's annual shareholders meeting to expand Supervalu's private-label program now through February 2012.

June 16, 2011

First came the Double Stuf; now Nabisco is bringing "milk's favorite cookie" to a whole new level.

June 16, 2011

Unilever's offer to shed some of its bar soap business to win United Kingdom competition approval for its acquisition of hair and personal care products manufacturer Alberto Culver was accepted by the U.K. Office of Fair Trading.

June 16, 2011

Hair depilatory brand Veet has announced the launch of the 28 Days of Beautiful Facebook application, a way for consumers to engage with the brand, share beauty secrets, receive exclusive offers and discounts, and get insider tips from the Veet Smooth Patrol — a panel of three celebrity experts in the fields of fitness, fashion and beauty.

June 16, 2011

Laundry detergent brand Woolite is highlighting the horror of dirty clothes in its latest campaign.

June 15, 2011

Ethnic beauty brand African Pride hair care is bringing its beauty suite to the 2011 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.

June 15, 2011

Drug Store News has learned that Tim Canning, president of McKesson’s Health Mart division, is leaving the company to take the position of SVP and chief marketing officer at Omnicare. The move is effective June 17.

June 15, 2011

A healthcare services company will continue to serve as the primary pharmaceutical supply chain partner for a pharmacy benefit manager's mail-order business.

June 15, 2011

A pharmacy purchasing cooperative announced that Mark LaPorte has joined its team as VP marketing.

June 15, 2011

An investment group that holds approximately 3 million shares of Rite Aid stock is calling for an overhaul of the retail pharmacy chain’s board ahead of its annual stockholders meeting next Thursday.

June 15, 2011

A new kind of organic tea is coming to grocery stores.

June 15, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Dr. Reddy’s Labs’ chemical manufacturing plant in Mexico, the company said Tuesday.

June 15, 2011

The “Today Show” special program “Lend a Hand” will get a hand from one of the country’s largest independent pharmacy networks.

June 15, 2011

Lewis Drug's VP professional services William "Bill" Ladwig has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Hustead Award by the South Dakota Pharmacists Association, Lewis Drug has announced.

June 15, 2011

M&M's has revved up its partnership with NASCAR through a new promotion.

June 15, 2011

Natural food retailer Mrs. Green's Natural Market confirmed its acquisition of seven Superfresh grocery locations in Maryland and one Superfresh location in Washington, D.C., from the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.

June 15, 2011

There are better ways to reduce expenses for Tricare beneficiaries than to restrict access to community pharmacy. What's more, Congress should adopt alternative cost-saving strategies, including utilizing local pharmacists. That was a key message in an op-ed co-authored by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association and published June 13 in The Hill's Congress Blog.

June 15, 2011

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has begun shipping a generic drug for allergies, partnering company Perrigo said Wednesday.

June 15, 2011

Novo Nordisk will serve as the national premier sponsor for the American Diabetes Association's annual fundraising walk in 2011 and 2012, the ADA announced.

June 15, 2011

Beauty mavens now can explore beauty items, get a beauty consultation, and read and write product reviews from the palm of their hand via a new multibranded mobile application from Procter & Gamble Beauty & Grooming.

June 15, 2011

Schick, an Energizer Holdings brand, is launching a men's scented razor, the Xtreme3 Refresh, which will feature scratch-and-sniff packaging, according to a New York Times article.

June 15, 2011

A new survey recently conducted by the University of Florida found that retailers lost $37.1 billion in theft last year, up nearly $4 billion from 2009.

June 15, 2011

Sunbow officially unveiled at a press event in New York on Wednesday its new line of sun care products specially designed for children.

June 15, 2011

A new oral medication for Type 2 diabetes made by Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim has become available in pharmacies, the companies said Wednesday.