January 21, 2010

Moving quickly on its plan to expand food offerings and build per-customer transaction rates in...

January 21, 2010

The news that Walgreens is moving into the fresh food arena and has hired a...

January 17, 2010

Walgreens is gearing up to begin selling prepared meals and more fresh foods in some...

January 11, 2010

In this exclusive report, Drug Store News, in partnership with our friends at the Food Marketing Institute, profiles the health-and-wellness leaders of supermarket pharmacy.

January 10, 2010

Look for a bigger impact on local food and pharmacy competition and new innovations in...

January 10, 2010

Drug Store News: With the reorganization of Ahold USA there seems to be a real...

January 10, 2010

Drug Store News: How did Hy-Vee get the idea to have pharmacists and dieticians collaborate...

January 10, 2010

A lot of things in the Midwest are bigger than in other parts of the...

January 10, 2010

Drug Store News: What is the vision behind Supervalu’s health-and-wellness initiatives?...

January 3, 2010

Curbing one's intake of high-calorie fast foods may reduce the risk of developing Type 2...

December 13, 2009

GlaxoSmithKline’s “Nicorette makes quitting suck less” campaign is a smart play that ought to continue...

November 15, 2009

What it means is a stronger dietary supplement industry sans criticism that the industry is...

October 25, 2009

Vitamin D is quickly moving up within the ranks of letter vitamins as the most...

October 4, 2009

Here’s the breakdown: Two government officials representing the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug...

August 18, 2009

As further proof that probiotics is continuing on its upward trend, Walgreens is fielding a...

July 23, 2009

As Bartell approaches its 125th anniversary, making it the oldest retail pharmacy chain in the...

July 16, 2009

That connection between healthy foods and pharmacy is the most powerful card a supermarket pharmacy...

July 12, 2009

Sales of liquid Tylenol formulations, both adult and children, totaled $104.5 million across food, drug...

February 28, 2009

Despite all the debate over the use of cough-cold medicines in children under the age of 12, sales of cough-cold medicines didn’t do too badly last year. For the 52 weeks ended Jan. 25, sales of all cough-cold remedies — including cough drops, cough syrups, cold-allergy liquids and cold-allergy tablets — were up 10.5%, totaling $4 billion across food, drug and mass outlets (minus Walmart) according to Information Resources Inc data. Of course, the lion’s share of that growth comes courtesy of the latest allergy reliever to make its way from prescription vials to over-the-counter aisles. Factoring out the sales impact of McNeil Consumer Healthcare’s Zyrtec, which generated in excess of $331 million across its Zyrtec syrup, Zyrtec tablet and Zyrtec-D tablet, the overall cough-cold category still grew by 1.4%. Considering that’s on a base of $3.6 billion, that represents incremental growth of almost $50 million.

February 4, 2009

There has always been an undercurrent of thought that a pound of prevention might save...

January 29, 2009

News that The AeroClinic has opened its second airport-based health clinic speaks not only to...

January 4, 2009

Sales of vitamins across food, drug and mass outlets (minus Walmart) grew by a whopping 8.9% to $2.7 billion for the 52 weeks ended Nov. 30, 2008, according to data from Information Resources Inc. That kind of growth affirms an October 2008 survey released by the Council for Responsible Nutrition that suggested the majority of dietary supplement users didn’t cut back on their supplement regimens, despite the tougher economy. According to the survey, 51% of supplement users indicated that the economy’s ills wouldn’t force them to cut back on their supplement-purchasing habits. Survey results also showed that of the 51% who didn’t plan on cutting back their supplement routine, 13% reported supplements were an essential part of their overall wellness regimen — something they couldn’t do without.

September 28, 2008

In times of uncertainty and economic turmoil, Americans still have to eat and take their medicines. That essential marketplace truism isn’t lost on supermarket pharmacy operators. Trading on the enormous appeal of one-stop shopping convenience, growing demands among consumers for healthier eating alternatives, and their own growing ability to merge the health and prevention expertise of their pharmacy staff with the nutritional benefits offered in the food aisles, food-store operators continue to elevate the role their pharmacy departments play in overall store performance.

March 2, 2008

Information Resources, Inc., and The NPD Group have teamed up to launch a cross-channel, retail...