May 9, 2013

CVS/pharmacy announced the official launch of Total Home, a new home care product line built on performance, reliability and premium quality that is now available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide.

May 9, 2013

Wrigley announced the company is temporarily stopping the sale and marketing of its new Alert Energy caffeinated gum "out of respect" for the Food and Drug Administration as they agency investigates the safety of added caffeine in foods.

May 8, 2013

Belgian international food retailer Delhaize Group, whose U.S. banners include Hannaford, Sweetbay and Food Lion, has announced that president and CEO Pierre-Olivier Beckers intends to retire from his executive role by the end of this year.

May 8, 2013

A campaign run by Midwestern mass-merchandise chain Meijer to raise money for food banks has netted more than half a million dollars, the company said.

May 3, 2013

Hain Celestial Group, the company that makes Celestial Seasonings tea and other products, has purchased organic baby food company Ella's Kitchen Group, the company said.

May 3, 2013

Cereal maker Kellogg is hoping to appeal to adult customers with new breakfast food lines, the company said in announcing its first quarter 2013 earnings.

May 2, 2013

In celebration of Mother's Day, Met-Rx on Thursday announced that its championship bodybuilding athletes will team up with moms in the Met-Rx Cares program's first charitable food distribution event to benefit needy families from the central Jamaica area of Queens here.

May 2, 2013

A recently released reported that analyzed and measured the level of metals in 32 lip products does not provide any “new meaningful information” and the traces of metals found were not “unexpected given their natural presence in air, soil and water,” according to a statement issued Thursday by the Personal Care Products Council.

May 1, 2013

Clif Bar introduced an interactive contest under its Luna brand, the "Whole Nutrition Bar for Women," which will reward Luna vending machines to winning participants at their workplace.

May 1, 2013

Two Hy-Vee stores in Iowa will start composting food waste, produce and floral trimmings, according to published reports.

May 1, 2013

Zak Designs has announced a new GoPak container designed to make packing lunches easy and without the worry of messy spills.

April 30, 2013

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy recently took "extreme couponing" to a new level, not to save money for customers, but to collect items for charity.

April 29, 2013

Praim Group, a food licensing, marketing and distribution company, announced its agreement to create and distribute a line of all-natural chocolate bars featuring Where's Waldo?

April 24, 2013

Target will renovate libraries at more than two dozen schools in need across the country this year under a program that will also include book donations and technology upgrades, as well as the option to have a Target-supported food pantry built, the mass merchandise retailer said.

April 21, 2013

New technology and types of introductions could bring some heat to the frozen food category. Frozen food sales have been flat to declining for the past few years, according to a recent study from Packaged Facts, with nearly all dollar sales gains coming from higher prices or new products rather than increased consumer demand.

April 21, 2013

If fat, sodium and partially hydrogenated oils were yesterday's undesirable ingredients, the substance many Americans are currently looking to avoid is gluten.

April 21, 2013

While the recession has caused some pet lovers to cut back spending on toys and treats, when it comes to their pets' health, consumers aren't skimping.

April 21, 2013

Drug chains looking to the future of the food category are likely to be putting more effort behind fresh products.

April 21, 2013

Walmart last fall partnered with HumanaVitality on the Vitality Healthy Food program, where members earn Vitality Points for getting active, losing weight and eating healthier.

April 19, 2013

A new product from Apothecary Products that has been featured on "The Dr. Oz Show" and "The Today Show" is hoping to remove the guesswork of proper food portions when cooking a meal at home.

April 19, 2013

One-third of supermarkets have a dietitian walking their aisles, according to a recent report published by Advertising Age. And almost 9-in-10 grocers have a dietitian housed in their corporate suites.

Is it any wonder? There's a natural synergy between pharmacy and food stores that grocers have been looking to tap in one form or another over the past decade. But now, especially as health systems and large employers become more savvy around the benefits a healthier workforce will have to their bottom lines, this is likely to transform from a supermarket patient's best-kept-secret into a must-have service.

April 19, 2013

Hispanics often tick to their own traditions when it comes to selecting protein-rich foods, according to a new study.

April 15, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has opened its 33rd store in Miami, which targets Hispanics from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

April 15, 2013

Nestlé USA unveiled its new "Balance Your Plate with Nestlé" education campaign to help consumers build nutritious, convenient meals and offer a toolkit to healthcare professionals in guiding their customers to make healthier meals.