October 16, 2015

With eight SKUs on the market and a high-profile stock car driver endorsing its products, Prestige Brands’ line of Goody’s internal analgesics is continuing to gain traction with consumers.

October 16, 2015

Move over metrosexuals and lumbersexuals. The new guy in town is a spornosexual. He’s buff, isn’t afraid to admit to using moisturizers and has the confidence to make his own decisions about facial hair. He might grow out a beard during No-Shave November and go sleek the next month.

October 16, 2015

Within the toothpaste category, Colgate Total and Crest 3D White were the two brands from their respective manufacturers that displayed the highest sales, and they both displayed higher units sold on promotion (28%).

October 16, 2015

For many people, sleep does not always come easily. Pain and a host of other problems can often make it difficult — if not impossible — to fall asleep. Temporary sleeping problems, in turn, can cause a tired mind and lead to headaches and body pains that make it even harder to get a good night’s sleep.

October 15, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance and its predecessor company, Walgreens, have paid a dividend in 332 straight quarters (83 years) and have raised the dividend for 40 consecutive years.

October 8, 2015

Costco’s U.S. stores saw a slight lift in comparable sales as international stores — particularly in Canada — saw comps drop. 

October 8, 2015

Fred's total sales for the year-to-date period increased 9% to $1.4 billion.

October 8, 2015

For the first half of fiscal year 2016, revenues amounted to $1.1 billion, representing an increase of 2.6% as compared to the year-ago period. 

October 1, 2015

The Journal News is reporting that auctions for several of its stores began this morning in New York. “At the top of the long list of stores that were expected to be auctioned Thursday was the A&P in Mount Kisco,” the report said. “The acknowledged crown jewel of the beleaguered supermarket had an annual operating cash flow of more than $9 million, and was expected to receive one of the highest sale price of the auction.” (The Journal News)

October 1, 2015

Total drug store sales for the 30-week period increased 2.3% with sales of $15.3 billion. 

October 1, 2015

Teva is acquring Rimsa, a pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor based in one of the world's top emerging markets. 

September 30, 2015

Costco’s fourth quarter and annual results might not look impressive on paper, but adjusting for gas prices and a strong dollar,  the company had a good quarter and is planning to open 12 new stores by the year’s end. 

September 28, 2015

Mallinckrodt expects the $1.3 billion, all-cash deal to be accretive by about $0.10 per share on its diluted FY2016 earnings and increasingly accretive in subsequent years. 

September 25, 2015

The bankrupt Haggen supermarket chain has listed 111 locations for sale, many in California, as the company looks to refocus its operations on 37 stores in the Pacific Northwest.

September 25, 2015

Teva Pharmaceutical on Friday announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gecko Health Innovations, which focuses on developing software and product solutions to aid in compliance and adherence improvement in the management of respiratory diseases.

September 22, 2015

Two distinct trends have helped keep sales of vitamins, minerals and supplements moving forward over the past year.

September 22, 2015

Bloomberg Business reports that the company in charge of A&P, currently in bankruptcy, has won court approval to sell 95 of its stores to Acme Markets and Stop & Shop. The sale will net $370 million. 

September 21, 2015

For the U.S. pharmaceutical market, 2015 is already shaping up to be another double-digit growth year in terms of prescription spend, and brand-name specialty drugs are big drivers of that growth.

September 21, 2015

According to a new survey from payment provider ACI, six in 10 (59%) of consumers have not yet received EMV-compliant, chip-enabled payment cards. 

September 17, 2015

Beer brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced Thursday that it had approached the board of beer and soft drink maker SABMiller about a potential merger.

September 17, 2015

In Q2, Rite Aid completed its EnvisionRx acquisition and continued its move toward becoming a retail healthcare company, chairman and CEO John Standley said when announcing the company's quarterly earnings.

September 16, 2015

Although growth has been high for new specialty and brand-name drugs in the past year, generics continue to be a central part of the U.S. pharmaceutical market.

September 11, 2015

The hiring comes just months after the retailer tapped former Walmart executives to fill the head merchant and CFO roles at the 389-store retailer.

September 11, 2015

Kroger will target 12 years of consecutive same-store sales growth when it reports third-quarter results in three months.