May 28, 2013

Bayer Healthcare last week reported it has discontinued certain advertising claims made in broadcast advertising for Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus Congestion and Cough, a sinus medication, following a challenge made by Procter & Gamble to the National Advertising Division, an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation.

May 28, 2013

Campbell Soup Co. announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Plum Organics, a provider of premium organic foods and snacks that serve the nutritional needs of babies, toddlers and children.

May 28, 2013

In celebration of its 120-year anniversary, the Cracker Jack brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division has evolved for today's consumers with modern prizes, more peanuts and new flavors joining the fold.

May 28, 2013

Dollar Tree reported consolidated net sales for the first quarter, which ended on May 4, of a record $1.87 billion, an 8.3% increase compared with $1.72 billion reported for the quarter ended April 28, 2012, the company stated today.

May 28, 2013

Giant Food is offering discounts at the pharmacy counter with a new card available for a one-time enrollment fee, the supermarket chain said.

May 28, 2013

Kashi, a natural food and lifestyle company, announced the addition of two new Steam Meal varieties: Kashi Three Cheese Ravioli and Kashi Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto.

May 28, 2013

Perfecta Products on Tuesday announced the reformulation of Zim's Max-Freeze, which no longer contains ingredients such as parabens, sulfates or coloring.

May 28, 2013

Soda may be as damaging to the teeth as some illegal drugs, according to a new study.

May 28, 2013

Canadian drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International is buying U.S.-based Bausch & Lomb Holdings for $8.7 billion, the companies said Monday.

May 23, 2013

A recent study conducted by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research, and unvelied in the latest issue of The Checkout, found 16% of Hispanic shoppers use their mobile device to make purchases, compared with just 12% of general market shoppers.

May 23, 2013

The Touro College of Pharmacy awarded three graduating students for their research into drug interactions, pneumonia treatment and access to birth control pills.

May 23, 2013

Responding to Monday’s devastating tornado in the Oklahoma City area, Walgreens this week mobilized increased shipments of essential supplies to its area stores; made an initial donation of three semi-trailers of food, water and first aid supplies to the Oklahoma chapter of the American Red Cross; and offered customers an opportunity to make donations at its Oklahoma drug stores.

May 22, 2013

Abbott’s ZonePerfect brand this week introduced three Greek yogurt flavors to its nutrition bar family — chocolate, vanilla berry and raspberry — expanding the ZonePerfect nutrition bar offering to 27 flavors.

May 22, 2013

Several members of Congress are requesting that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reverse a decision to prohibit independent pharmacies from delivering diabetes-testing supplies to homebound seniors.

May 22, 2013

Swirl launched a new software platform specifically designed to attract and influence in-store shoppers with micro-targeted digital content and real-time, personalized offers delivered to consumers' smartphones while they shop.

May 22, 2013

PetArmor is introducing two new products to retail shelves the company states will provide a "1-2-3 punch" to keep pets pest-free.

May 21, 2013

Evol Foods is marketing its line of natural and organic frozen meals and snacks through Target stores around the country, the company said Tuesday.

May 21, 2013

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Co. announced the addition of Mint Cookie and Toffee Crunch, two new varieties to its line of filled chocolate flavors.

May 21, 2013

iHealth Lab Inc., today announced the release of two new fitness products to its existing lineup of wireless blood-pressure monitors and scales: the Wireless Pulse Oximeter and the Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker. The company also announced new partnerships with two health and fitness communities, MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper.

May 21, 2013

Jolly Time Pop Corn announced two new varieties of microwavable popcorn made with the Smart Balance unique blend of oils, according to the company.

May 21, 2013

Empowered Products Inc. announced Kroger has placed its first batch of orders for Empowered Products' Pink line of personal lubricants for five of Kroger's distribution centers across the United States.

May 21, 2013

Nordic Naturals now is offering Pro EPA Elite, a powerful EPA-only concentrate available without a prescription, the company stated.

May 21, 2013

Vitamin C can kill a virulent form of tuberculosis, researchers in New York have found.

May 21, 2013

To celebrate the service and commitment of the nation’s military and honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country, Walgreens is offering a Memorial Day discount to all veterans and active duty military personnel.