November 26, 2012

Brynwood Partners VI on Monday announced that it has sold its Balance Bar Company, which manufactures nutrition and energy bars, to NBTY.

October 29, 2012

Consumers plan to buy more gifts this year, according to a recent survey commissioned by USAA and released Monday.

October 23, 2012

A survey released by Chase Paymentech, a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co., found that online companies are expecting the 2012 holiday shopping season to be better than last year.

October 1, 2012

Ingles Markets announced that its board of directors has declared a cash dividend of 16.5 cents per share on all its class A common stock and 15 cents per share on all its class B common stock.

October 1, 2012

Publix on Monday announced its board of directors declared a semi-annual dividend on its common stock of 30 cents per share.

September 19, 2012

Revlon’s board has declared a regular dividend of approximately 16.5 cents per share on the Series A Preferred Stock for the period from July 9 through Oct. 8.

September 11, 2012

The National Retail Federation is set to go to court in order to block the proposed $7.25 billion settlement of a federal antitrust lawsuit over Visa and MasterCard credit card swipe fees.

September 11, 2012

Walgreens on Monday announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of senior notes.

September 7, 2012

Royal Bank of Canada and Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart have introduced a new cobranded RBC Shoppers Optimum MasterCard.

September 6, 2012

Safeway will package $150 million in real healthcare savings into an overall wellness strategy to be implemented over the course of 2013, the grocer's chairman and CEO Steve Burd told analysts Thursday morning at the Goldman Sachs 19th Annual Global Retailing Conference.

August 15, 2012

Beauty company Physicians Formula is being acquired by private equity firm Swander Pace Capital for $4.25 per share in cash, or approximately $65 million.

June 29, 2012

Coty has filed to raise as much as $700 million in an initial public offering.

May 30, 2012

Some health insurers are requiring patients to pay larger sums for specialty drugs, according to published reports.

March 27, 2012

The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning heard arguments on whether the individual mandate portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional.

March 19, 2012

Safeway announced that its board of directors Friday declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 14.5 cents per share.

March 19, 2012

A miniature version of the spike in stock market activity that followed speculation about the prospects of a Walgreens-Rite Aid merger happened on Drug Store News' website as a quick writeup about the potential deal became the most-read story on the site. But for all the buzz that Credit Suisse analyst Edward Kelly created with his report, a Walgreens-Rite Aid merger appears pretty unlikely on closer inspection.

February 16, 2012

Fred's on Thursday announced an increase in the company's quarterly cash dividend by 20% to 6 cents per share, and an increase in the company's stock repurchase program to an additional 3.6 million shares, or 10% of the currently outstanding shares.

January 23, 2012

Pet medications now are available at all Kroger pharmacies in the Houston area, the company said.

January 17, 2012

Beauty brand Too Faced Cosmetics has announced a new investment partner, Weston Presidio.

December 15, 2011

Kroger on Thursday announced that four of the UFCW/multi-employer pension funds to which the company contributes will merge into a new fund, effective Jan. 1. This new arrangement is expected to reduce Kroger's annual pension contribution expense and will secure the pension benefits of more than 65,000 Kroger associates.

November 11, 2011

A former Goldman Sachs executive will join Valeant Pharmaceuticals as EVP and CFO.

November 1, 2011

Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm, on Tuesday announced that it has partnered with management to acquire Implus, a leader in the footwear, outdoor and fitness accessories markets.

November 1, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday touted the benefits community pharmacies can provide for health insurance exchanges once those exchange open in 2014 in a letter addressed to the Department of Health and Human Services.

October 7, 2011

Clorox announced that EVP and CFO Dan Heinrich, who has served as financial chief of the company since 2003, will retire Nov. 16.