May 14, 2015

Carun UK, the U.K.’s first cannabis pharmacy, to offer a range of health and beauty products using the “healing powers” of hemp.

April 28, 2015

A new white paper from Euromonitor International presents key findings on what it takes to reach the senior consumer, covering such topics as marketing beauty products and luxury goods to e-health and home assistance. 

April 22, 2015

At more than twice the size of a typical drug store, London Drugs outlets offer shoppers in Canada’s four westernmost provinces one of the trade class’ most extensive selection of products.

February 24, 2015

Feeding peanut-containing snacks to infants has been found to prevent peanut allergies from developing in children. 

February 19, 2015

Coty's Rimmel London introduces the "latest lash breakthrough."

February 6, 2015

A new, potentially far-reaching program to encourage individuals to take better charge of their own health is taking shape in the United Kingdom. And given the increasingly globalized marketplace, the emergence of Walgreens Boots Alliance as an international pharmacy powerhouse and the ongoing struggle by U.S. pharmacies to gain provider status and reimbursement for a growing menu of patient-care services, that campaign could spark or help inform similar efforts on this side of the Atlantic.

 

December 8, 2014

The pros of giving healthy women regular low dose aspirin to stave off such serious illness as cancer and heart disease are outweighed by the cons, suggests a large study published online last week in the journal Heart.

November 17, 2014

London-based retailer The Organic Pharmacy has brought its organic innovations and expertise to New York’s trendy Bleecker Street in the West Village.

November 11, 2014

Safe 'N' Beautiful, the Greek cosmetics brand behind Snails nail polish for children and S'N'B Wash Off polishes for women, has experienced rapid growth with a 496% increase in global sales and is set to further expand the Snails and S'N'B brands to additional countries, the company announced.

October 16, 2014

Top executives of several pharmacy retailers in British Columbia, including London Drugs, Safeway and Rexall, are threatening to take legal action against the College of Pharmacists of B.C. if it tries to block tobacco sales in their stores on the grounds that the college would be exceeding its powers and jurisdiction, the Vancouver Sun reported.

August 20, 2014

Coty’s Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil is enjoying strong double-digit growth — 24% to be exact, according to IRI’s latest data — as beauty mavens continue to embrace the bold brow trend.

August 19, 2014

"The consumer healthcare market has experienced a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions in recent years. Some of this has created small ripples — like pebbles being gently tossed into still waters. Then there are the mega-mergers that have had a tsunami-like effect," writes Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group VP, in his latest blog entry.

August 13, 2014

B&G Foods announced an overhaul to its melba toast brand. The relaunch features new packaging and flavors, and offers an easy approach to everyday eating, the company said.

August 8, 2014

In celebration of Vinyl Record Day on Aug. 12, which marks the day Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877, Canadian retailer London Drugs is joining the party.

July 28, 2014

Indie beauty brand Butter London has announced that private equity investment firm Encore Consumer Capital has made a majority investment in the company and will form a partnership to help develop and market the Seattle-based brand.

July 24, 2014

Fifty-four percent of online shoppers feel that they are more conscious of their security online compared with 12 months ago, following a string of high-profile security breaches at various international retailers and brands. Of the 2,000 online consumers surveyed as part of EDigitalResearch's and IMRG's EcustomerServiceIndex, 50% felt that retailers should be doing more to keep them safe online, especially in the wake of yet more data and security breaches in 2014.

July 14, 2014

Re-introducing a type of polio vaccine that fell out of favour in the 1960s could hasten eradication of the disease, according to new research.

June 25, 2014

Worldwide prescription drug sales are expected to exceed the trillion dollar mark by 2020, according to Evaluate's "World Preview 2014, Outlook to 2020" report released Wednesday.

June 19, 2014

With a focus on expanding its retail presence, Vestiage, which creates and distributes nutraceuticals under such brands as RegiMEN for men and Monterey Bay Nutraceuticals for women, has appointed Laura Stall as national VP sales.

June 13, 2014

According to a consumer survey from eDigitalResearch released Friday, online grocery shoppers tend to buy fewer impulse purchases online than in store, resulting in smaller basket sizes.

May 19, 2014

The U.K. daily the Telegraph on Monday reported conjecture that Walgreens may seek to pull the trigger on the second step in its acquisition of Alliance Boots sooner rather than later.

May 13, 2014

Pfizer testified before British Parliament Tuesday regarding its proposed offer to acquire AstraZeneca, the New York Times reported.

May 6, 2014

Little Seashell, a Canada-based designer and manufacturer of greeting cards, announced its summer 2014 collection, which includes three vibrant designs.

May 2, 2014

AstraZeneca rejected Pfizer's $106 billion bid for the company Friday morning.