June 10, 2013

Funky Monkey last week announced it has gained distribution at nearly all Walmart supercenters and Walmart discount stores in the United States for its dried fruit snacks.

June 10, 2013

Free health screenings, a weight-bearing exercise and other activities will be featured at an upcoming diabetes fair sponsored by Giant Food Stores, the supermarket chain said.

June 10, 2013

With renewed consumer confidence converting more shoppers into buyers, there is greater opportunity for companies in the health and wellness space, noted a report titled "The Why Behind the Buy Spring 2013," which was released recently by Acosta Sales and Marketing.

June 10, 2013

Amazon is looking to expand its grocery-delivery and locker businesses, according to published reports.

June 7, 2013

Kerr Drug is launching a new marketing program aimed at diabetes patients.

June 5, 2013

Whole Foods Market is celebrating Hemp History Week, which is a nationwide education campaign that runs from June 3 to 9 to raise awareness about the benefits of hemp products, by spotlighting more than 300 hemp products, including body care products.

June 4, 2013

Rolling Strong, a provider of driver wellness programs for the trucking industry, has developed a new stop for professional drivers with its new online store.

June 4, 2013

The healthcare reform law will add 6 million Americans to Medicaid and 21 million to affordable insurance exchanges, according to a new study.

June 3, 2013

Retail pharmacists will be missing out on as much as a $20 billion opportunity if they don't identify how to consistently and efficiently engage their patients, suggested Jeff Rehling, principal at Edgewood Consulting Group, during a business session Sunday at the recent 2013 GMDC Health & Wellness @ Retail Conference.

May 30, 2013

This summer, the Supreme Court will decide on a case that could determine whether generic drug makers can be held liable when patients suffer harmful side effects from taking their drugs.

May 30, 2013

The year is only halfway done, but 2013 is already proving to be a year of particular importance for generic drugs as the industry awaits two important decisions from the Supreme Court and continues to wait for federal biosimilar regulations while fending off efforts to limit the scope of their use at the state level.

May 29, 2013

NBTY, a manufacturer and distributor of vitamins, supplements and sports nutrition, announced last week that it will donate nearly $500,000 of Good 'n Natural bars, Balance Bars and bottles of children's gummy vitamins to support tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma.

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 20, 2013

Beyond Meat, the makers of plant-based protein foods that take the animal out of meat, announced the national rollout of Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips to provide consumers with a clean, plant-based protein that replicates the taste, texture and nutritional benefits of meat.

May 15, 2013

The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus held an educational briefing, “Sports Health and Fitness: The Role of Dietary Supplements,” for Capitol Hill staff.

May 13, 2013

Inergetics on Monday announced its partnership with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to create Martha Stewart Naturals, a line of six supplements that will launch this fall.

May 10, 2013

Kids in child care are not meeting their daily nutritional needs with the snacks they tend to eat, according to a new study.

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 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.

April 22, 2013

Usana Health Sciences has announced a new prenatal nutrition product to its existing product line, the company said.

April 21, 2013

Last month, the Supreme Court heard Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, which could impact the future of the generic drug industry at a time when 80% of all prescriptions dispensed in the United States are generic.

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 19, 2013

President Barack Obama sent his $3.8 trillion budget proposal to Congress on April 10, and the plan includes a number of provisions designed to cut spending on health care and promote health and wellness.

Overall, the budget is something of a mixed bag for the healthcare industry. While it would provide incentives for expanding the use of generic drugs, for example, it would also cut spending on Medicaid that have drawn opposition from pharmacy retailers, and even generic drug makers disagree with some of its provisions for that industry.