November 17, 2014

Actavis will acquire Allergan for a combination of $129.22 in cash and 0.3683 Actavis shares for each share of Allergan common stock, the company announced Monday.

November 17, 2014

DSN spoke with Neas in late October to mark the 30th anniversary of the landmark Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act — better known as the Hatch-Waxman Act. 

November 14, 2014

For Jocelyn Wong, SVP, chief marketing officer of Family Dollar, challenging the status quo is what she strives toward each day.

November 14, 2014

Judy Wray  is helping to reinvent the beauty experience at Rite Aid. The chain’s beauty department’s new look features a much more interactive experience and the addition of more prestige cosmetic and skin care lines. Also in select stores, Rite Aid Beauty Advisors — specially trained to assist shoppers with all the beauty brands Rite Aid carries —  offer demonstrations and education. 

November 14, 2014

What happens when you take two cultures, both customer-focused and willing to embrace change to better the business, and blend them together? That’s the big project on the desk of Kathleen WilsonThompson, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s designated EVP and global chief human resources officer, who will be working to bring “let’s feel good” to “the corner of Happy and Healthy.”

November 11, 2014

Robert Craves, a founding officer of Costco, died last week shortly after being diagnosed with cancer, The Seattle Times reported. 

November 10, 2014

Kroger on Monday announced a total contribution to the USO of more than $3.3 million for 2014. The funds were raised through the company's Honoring Our Heroes sales event in May and customer contributions collected at check stands through the summer and fall. 

November 5, 2014

The Hershey Co. on Wednesday announced the debut of Reese's Spreads, a combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors in a spreadable form. 

November 5, 2014

L'Oréal Paris on Tuesday recognized women who are pursuing their passions to make a difference in the world. These women are lauded for their approaches in tackling such issues as drug addiction, homelessness, alleviating poverty for mothers and creating a safe space for young victims of human trafficking. 

November 5, 2014

Both Walgreens and Amazon.com advanced in the 2014 Kantar Retail PowerRanking Survey released Tuesday. Walgreens climbed from the No. 10 spot to No. 9 and Amazon.com went from No. 8 to No. 5.

November 4, 2014

In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Colgate Total on Tuesday announced the "Small Steps Make A Big Difference" campaign to help raise awareness surrounding the relationship between oral health and diabetes. 

 

November 4, 2014

PrescribeWellness on Tuesday announced its 2014-15 Pharmacy Advisory Board. This Advisory Board will collaborate to address and forecast opportunities and issues affecting independent pharmacies.

October 29, 2014

As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, actress and author Valerie Harper, singer/songwriter Jewel, country music singer Kellie Pickler and female NASCAR standout Mackena Bell are teaming up with the American Lung Association's Lung Force to raise awareness and funds to help confront lung cancer in women.

October 29, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Tuesday announced the Special Meeting of Family Dollar shareholders will be held on Dec. 11 to vote on the merger with Dollar Tree.

October 28, 2014

Novartis announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its influenza vaccines business to CSL for an agreed price of $275 million.

 

October 27, 2014

TV host and chef Carla Hall, singer Jessi Leon and celebrity fashion stylist Irma Martinez participated in a Power Meet-Up of influential women — hosted by CoverGirl, Olay, Orgullosa and Publix — at "Oprah's 'The Life You Want' Weekend" in Miami on Oct. 24.

October 24, 2014

L’Oréal Paris has tapped actress Naomi Watts to be part of its family of spokespersons, joining Julianne Moore, Freida Pinto, Eva Longoria, Blake Lively and Jane Fonda, among others.

October 22, 2014

Jocelyn Wong, SVP and chief marketing officer for Family Dollar, talks with DSN about the “Faces of Fabulous” campaign and how the retailer is working to increase awareness of its African-American beauty brands. 

 

October 20, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced Jack Dunn as the 2014 NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year.

October 16, 2014

Unilever’s Dove has teamed up with beauty and wellness app PRIV to offer hair products and services that help women achieve great hair days — anytime, anywhere.

October 16, 2014

Princeton University grad students Gilad Arwatz and Carla Bahri are looking to revolutionize the deodorant segment with ClickStick — a smart deodorant applicator with a mobile app.

October 15, 2014

 H. D. Smith was recently announced as a finalist of the 2014 Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards in the Large Family Business of the Year and the Community Service categories.

October 15, 2014

The multicultural beauty market continues to outpace growth of the overall market for cosmetics and toiletries, posting a 3.7% increase in 2014, as many ethnic brands broaden their reach to target a wider audience, regardless of ethnicity, according to a report by global consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

October 15, 2014

Olay unveiled on Wednesday its newest global advertising campaign, the first of a series starring Olay global brand ambassador, actress Katie Holmes.