September 12, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2014 Research and Hope Awards. 

September 12, 2014

Hispanics have taken to using supplements in greater numbers over the last five years according to "Nutritional Supplements in the U.S., 6th Edition."

September 12, 2014

A deficiency of a single vitamin, B1 (thiamine), can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy.

September 12, 2014

Ulta Beauty reported a 22.2% boost in second-quarter 2014 new sales and drove its best comps since the second-quarter  2012 thanks in large part to successful new products and brands as well as growth in e-commerce.

September 12, 2014

Waldman Naturals announced the launch of Kickers powered-food enhancers, a fruit-based, gluten-free product designed to provide variety to an assortment of foods.

September 12, 2014

Walgreens recently became one of the first retailers to enable Apple's new Apple Pay system, keeping the retail pharmacy giant on the cutting edge of mobile and omnichannel shopping. 

Walgreens isn't alone, of course, http://www.drugstorenews.com/article/target-app-integrate-new-apple-pay " target="_blank">Target also will enable Apple's new payment system. “We know mobile is becoming the front door to Target, and we’re focused on creating the best possible mobile experiences for our guests,” said Jason Goldberger, SVP of Target.com and mobile, in the company’s “A Bullseye View” newsletter. “We’re thrilled to support Apple Pay to streamline how our guests pay in the Target app — this absolutely makes purchasing from Target’s mobile app easier than ever.”
 
It's a smart play, especially with all of the recent hacking incidents at retail — Apple Pay serves as an encrypted payment service that doesn't reveal such identifiers as name and credit card number as part of the transaction. Apple Pay, and other similar services no doubt, will evolve into the latest facet of omnichannel shopping. Not only will tomorrow's mobile shopper get what she wants, where she wants it and when she wants it, but also how she wants to pay for it. 
 
But it's a smart play for other reasons, too. Apple Pay stands a strong chance of defining the mobile payment space. There aren't too many companies that garner the kind of media attention that Apple does for a new product announcement (USA Today promised its app users live updates from California). But it's with good reason, people interested in news about Apple products tend to be higher-income consumers who actively embrace the new features with each upgraded iPhone. 
September 11, 2014

California's drought disrupted 99 Cents Only Stores’ ability to continually stock “right-priced” produce, which affected the company’s overall financial results for the second quarter. But despite the challenges, same-store sales in the quarter were positive.

September 11, 2014

Alacer on Wednesday introduced four new flavors of its Emergen-C Immune+ dietary supplement, which provides immune support with a unique proprietary complex that features Wellmune WGP.

September 11, 2014

Allure magazine revealed the winners of its 2014 Best of Beauty Awards Wednesday evening at an event held in Manhattan to celebrate the 242 game-changing products across 15 categories.

September 11, 2014

Cardinal Health on Thursday announced that Michael Kaufmann has been named CFO of the company effective Nov. 11.

September 11, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration approved Contrave (naltrexone hydrochloride and bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets) as a chronic weight-management option. 

September 11, 2014

Medivation and Astellas Pharma on Wednesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved a new use of Xtandi (enzalutamide) capsules to treat patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

September 11, 2014

Hy-Vee, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Brain Injuries have partnered to help educate Iowa’s elderly residents about ways they can prevent falls and injury during National Falls Prevention Awareness Month in September.



September 11, 2014

Kroger Thursday morning reported total sales of $25.3 billion, representing an increase of 11.6%.

 

September 11, 2014

MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics have opened inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the St. Louis metro area.

September 11, 2014

Nutramax Labs on Tuesday signed professional surfer Bethany Hamilton as a brand ambassador for its Cosamin line of joint health products.

September 11, 2014

Par Pharmaceutical Cos. earlier this week resumed shipping dexmedetomidine hydrochloride (HCl) injection, EQ 100 mcg base/mL, the generic form of Hospira's Precedex injection. 

September 11, 2014

PepsiCo announced its "Purple On!" campaign against bullying. The initiative supports GLAAD's annual Spirit Day, which takes place on Oct. 16.

September 11, 2014

Researchers determined that smartphones may offer users an advantage over traditional methods when tracking diet data.

September 11, 2014

Walmart's recently released 2014 Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List shows that although kids' preferences in toys are shifting, their hunger for imagination and creativity is unrelenting. 

September 11, 2014

Weight Watchers on Thursday announced seamless syncing with popular activity monitors and apps, including Fitbit and Jawbone, bringing to fitness wearable users the opportunity for a more complete and integrated weight-loss experience.

September 10, 2014

Regional cooperative food distributor Associated Wholesalers and its subsidiaries, including the White Rose distribution business, has filed for bankruptcy and entered a purchase agreement with C&S Wholesale Grocers.

September 10, 2014

First, facial oils took the beauty industry by storm. Now, plant-based skin care brand (seed) is looking to rock the industry with its 100% plant-based lip oils.

September 10, 2014

The Ohio-based start-up C2B Solutions is available to provide key healthcare consumer insights and strategy to help healthcare companies more effectively influence patient behavior, the company announced last week.