July 14, 2014

Lindt & Sprüngli Group announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement to purchase Russell Stover Candies. The Russel Stover and Whitman's brands will complement Lindt & Sprüngli's existing portfolio of premium chocolates, making it the No. 3 North American chocolate manufacturer, the company said.

July 2, 2014

HCA Midwest Health System, a healthcare provider in Kansas City, Mo., and Walgreens on Tuesday announced a collaboration that will provide coordinated and expanded healthcare services for area residents, while enhancing access to high-quality, convenient and affordable care for patients.

January 30, 2014

Former Coca-Cola executive Scott Young has joined Hallmark Cards as VP strategic relationships and business development.

January 20, 2014

Former Ulta Beauty CEO Lyn Kirby is reportedly part of a group that acquired Beauty Brands, a cosmetics chain based in Kansas City, Mo.

December 18, 2013

Midwestern supermarket chain Hy-Vee will renovate 50 of its stores to include casual dining and cocktails, according to published reports.

November 5, 2013

Hallmark Cards will lay off up to 250 people and drop its party wares line as sales for the category decline, according to published reports.

April 26, 2013

GNC expanded nationwide its new Member Price Program, which will incorporate GNC’s current loyalty program boasting close to 7 million active members.

April 8, 2013

Hy-Vee will serve as the official grocer and tailgate pit stop of the Kansas Speedway, the supermarket chain said.

March 14, 2013

Missouri attorney general Chris Koster joined Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker and leaders from the Missouri Pharmacy Association and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office to launch the state’s new voluntary retail Anti-Smurfing Campaign.

February 25, 2013

Hy-Vee's new store in Overland Park, Kan., will include a beer and wine bar, according to published reports.

January 14, 2013

Hostess Brands has chosen a stalking-horse bidder for its bread business, the bankrupt baking company said.

June 11, 2012

Pharmacy benefits administrator Argus Health Systems has signed a deal with Amber Pharmacy to provide expanded specialty pharmacy options to patients, Argus said.

December 1, 2011

Assured Pharmacy officially has opened the doors of its Kansas City location, making it the company's fifth specialty pharmacy.

November 28, 2011

A study published online earlier this month by the American Journal of Cardiology concluded that supplementation with vitamin D conferred substantial survival benefits, specifically in patients with documented deficiency.

September 19, 2011

Duane Reade has added Smith Electric Vehicles' Newton zero-emission, all-electric commercial trucks to its delivery fleet.

September 15, 2011

A value-based benefits project saved a group of employers in Kansas City, Mo., nearly $11 million in direct healthcare costs.

July 27, 2011

Assured Pharmacy has signed a lease for its fifth pharmacy, which will be located in Kansas City.

May 6, 2011

The blood test recommended for detecting Type 2 diabetes in overweight children may not be enough, and they may need two different tests to diagnose the disease, according to research conducted at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo.

April 26, 2011

Hallmark is touting postage-paid greeting cards for Mother's Day.

March 4, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Splintek Health Products recently launched its SleepRight Nasal Breathe Aid — a snore-relieving product entry into the nasal strip category that retails for a suggested $11.99.

According to the company, the product reduces snoring, relieves nasal congestion and is adhesive-free and reusable. Flexible flares expand the nasal passages to significantly increase airflow, while forming to the shape of the user’s nose for a custom, comfortable fit. Each SleepRight Breathe Aid lasts up to 15 days. 

February 23, 2011

Splintek Health Products recently launched its SleepRight nasal breathe aide — a snore-relieving product entry into the nasal strip category that retails for a suggested price of $11.99.

February 17, 2011

Hallmark has partnered with the U.S. Postal Service to make sending greeting cards hassle-free.

February 9, 2011

Hallmark wants customers to celebrate life's everyday, unexpected moments through a new tagline and year-round campaign.

February 3, 2011

Hallmark is expanding its Recordable Storybook collection by adding two classic titles to the line.