April 28, 2011

Walgreens has inked a deal to acquire 10 Carle RxExpress pharmacies from The Carle Foundation, an integrated network of healthcare services based in East Central Illinois.

April 27, 2011

Rite Aid’s same-store sales for April increased by 0.5%, compared with April 2010, the pharmacy retailer said Wednesday.

April 27, 2011

Market research firm Wolters Kluwer Health will acquire drug information provider Lexi-Comp, Wolters Kluwer said Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

April 26, 2011

Crossmark and Market Performance Group are looking to optimize their role in the drug industry through a new venture.

April 26, 2011

Hospira had net sales of $1 billion during first quarter 2011, the generic drug maker said Tuesday.

April 25, 2011

Drug maker AP Pharma has appointed two new executives and may receive financing of up to $4.5 million, the company said Monday.

April 25, 2011

NEW YORK — Within the next three months, a gallon of gas is expected to exceed $4.11, which previously marked the highest historical U.S. retail price set in July 2008. Prior to that, the highest that gas prices had ever been was $3.46 in March 1981. 


April 25, 2011

NEW YORK — Oil demand worldwide hit record levels in 2010 and is expected to increase another 1.4% through 2011. That increase in demand coupled with the volatility within many oil-producing countries is what is fueling the speculation of ever-rising gas prices. Here are the countries to watch for in the news:

Libya

April 22, 2011

A company that makes tracking technology for retailers and drug companies is making an initial public offering.

April 22, 2011

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International is taking its case directly to Cephalon’s shareholders in its effort to acquire the Frazer, Pa.-based drug maker.

April 21, 2011

Weis Markets on Thursday reported a 7% increase in sales, to $18.6 million, for the 13 weeks ended March 26.

April 20, 2011

Chobani has captured the U.S. yogurt market as the leading brand in the category, according to SymphonyIRI Group data.

April 20, 2011

Coty recently donated $100,000 to two humanitarian organizations involved in the earthquake relief efforts in Japan, the beauty company announced on Wednesday.

April 20, 2011

A survey released Tuesday by Deloitte found that consumer purchasing power was negatively impacted during the month of March.

April 20, 2011

Supermarket retailer Fresh & Easy, which operates stores in California, Arizona and Nevada, experienced increased losses this year, according to parent company Tesco.

April 20, 2011

Sagent Pharmaceuticals has increased the number of shares it’s issuing in its initial public offering on the Nasdaq, the drug maker said Wednesday.

April 19, 2011

The maker of Skinny Water achieved a 67% increase in earnings and sold nearly 1 million cases for 2010, compared with the year-ago period.

April 19, 2011

Tria Beauty, which creates at-home light-based skin care products, has announced the completion of $27 million in equity and $10 million in debt financing to help support the continued growth of the company and global commercialization of its light-based skin care products.

April 18, 2011

Stop & Shop's New York metro division has kicked off a fundraising campaign to benefit pediatric cancer patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

April 15, 2011

Drug stores may be best positioned to navigate any headwinds whipped up by rising fuel costs and may even benefit from them, a Credit Suisse analysis published Friday found.

April 14, 2011

Supervalu on Thursday reported better-than-expected results with an earnings per share of 44 cents, which was 10 cents above analyst consensus of 34 cents.

April 13, 2011

Cephalon has lodged a bidder’s statement to acquire Australian drug maker ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals for $167 million, Cephalon said Wednesday.

April 13, 2011

U.S. retail sales edged up slightly from last month to $389.3 billion, an increase of 0.4%, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday.

April 12, 2011

Pharmacy benefit manager SXC Health Solutions will acquire “substantially all” assets of Worcester, Mass.-based PBM MedMetrics Health Partners, SXC said Tuesday.