June 5, 2013

Retail pharmacy may soon have another product to showcase as part of a comprehensive pet care set — a mobile health device to track activity for dogs.

June 4, 2013

The maker of a line of 3-D kiosks is installing them at 200 Rite Aid stores in New York and Los Angeles after the completion of a 10-store pilot program last year.

June 4, 2013

A recent report from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States found consumers' tastes and preferences among drinkers are changing.

June 4, 2013

Dollar General increased net sales by 8.5% to $4.2 billion for its first quarter ended May 3, the dollar operator reported Tuesday.

June 4, 2013

At the 2013 Business and Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., HDMA honored pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers during the presentation of the 2013 Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare.

June 4, 2013

Nielsen awarded its 14 Breakthrough Innovation Winners for 2013 at the company's Consumer 360 event.

June 4, 2013

Johnson & Johnson division McNeil Consumer Healthcare has launched a new marketing campaign around the allergy medication Zyrtec, according to published reports.

June 4, 2013

A startup company is looking to broaden its distribution reach offering a bevy of new health-and-wellness organizers and accessories with a unique, modernized look, the company stated this week.

June 4, 2013

Mars Chocolate announced last week its new Snickers Bites are now available nationwide.

June 3, 2013

Popcorn, Indiana and NBCUniversal's "The Biggest Loser" are teaming up for a nationwide health initiative called "Fit Across America 2013," the companies announced.

June 1, 2013

GMDC and The Retail Gateway on Sunday will showcase the latest virtual connectivity innovation — GMDC365 — that will help bridge the gap between retail buyers and suppliers at the GMDC/FMI Health & Wellness @Retail 2013 conference.

May 31, 2013

Clear Eyes announced that award-winning actress and singer Vanessa Williams is joining the brand as its new spokeswoman.

May 31, 2013

A panel of six consumers of varying backgrounds dished out real insights as to how — and more importantly, why — they shop health and wellness to a packed auditorium of supermarket executives on the opening day of the Health & Wellness @Retail 2013 jointly hosted by the Food Marketing Institute and the Global Market Development Center.

May 31, 2013

During Thursday’s education breakout sessions, Jeremy Doak, director of reward and wellness solutions for Edenred North America, shared with attendees the building blocks to create a strategy for delivering effective programs that impact consumer health-and-wellness outcomes during his presentation titled, “How to encourage consumer participation in health and wellness programs.”

May 31, 2013

The Health and Wellness @ Retail 2013 kicked off on a strong note as National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner discussed, during his opening keynote presentation, his findings after traveling the globe to uncover the best strategies for longevity and happiness.

May 31, 2013

Fred's Inc. reported positive financial results for the first quarter on Thursday and is looking to implement initiatives to reconfigure its pharmacy department and expand its specialty drug program as key drivers in its "aggressive" 2013 plan.

May 31, 2013

Fruth Pharmacy announced their commitment to replace medications containing pseudoephedrine, a nonprescription decongestant that can be used in the illicit manufacture of methamphetamine, with Nexafed, a PSE product formulated with Impede technology that disrupts the extraction and conversion of PSE to meth.

May 31, 2013

A group of 16 food and beverage suppliers, including PepsiCo, Kraft Foods and General Mills, has exceeded its goal of reducing trillions of calories from foods in the marketplace ahead of schedule, the group announced this week.

May 31, 2013

Thursday morning started on a high note as a panel of industry experts from both the retail and manufacturing side of the grocery industry engaged in a discussion on meeting the needs of today’s health-conscious consumer.

May 31, 2013

Jelly Belly Candy Company announced a line of jelly bean bags featuring Disney character villains will be available later this summer for Halloween.

May 31, 2013

Mercy Nutraceuticals announced today expanded distribution of a caffeine-free, vitamin- and amino acid-enriched drink the company says helps prevent hangovers.

May 31, 2013

Embark Holdings, Inc. announced through its wholly owned subsidiary, Muscle Warfare, Inc., the launch of its elite sports nutrition brands at select GNC stores throughout the nation.

May 31, 2013

Target will introduce its Beauty Concierge program in more than two dozen stores around the nation's capital at the end of next month.

May 31, 2013

Amy Myrdal Miller, director of programs and culinary nutrition at the Culinary Institute of America, and Annette Maggi, executive director of Retail Dietitians Business Alliance and president of Annette Maggi & Associates, headed up the education breakout session titled “Everything I needed to know I learned in kindergarten … except how to work in the food industry.”