July 16, 2012

Simple demographic targeting does not weight advertising exposures toward households that have greater purchasing value, according to a study by Catalina Marketing released Monday.

July 16, 2012

Clorox has introduced a line of cleaning products aimed at Hispanic consumers.

July 16, 2012

U.S. retail sales decline during the month of June, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

July 16, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week named six new companies to its membership roster — voting members OmniActive Health Technologies, POM Wonderful, Procter & Gamble and Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems; and associate members Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and the Natural Marketing Institute.

July 16, 2012

Employees with such chronic diseases as asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure spend fewer days out of the office when they are adherent to their medications, according to new research conducted by CVS Caremark and Truven Health Analytics (previously the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters).

July 16, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory application for an opioid painkiller made by Zogenix, the company said Monday.

July 16, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug used to treat HIV for reducing the risk of HIV infection, the agency said Monday.

July 16, 2012

British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will acquire development partner Human Genome Sciences for $3.6 billion, GSK said Monday.

July 16, 2012

Kimberly-Clark has launched a line of consumer products specifically designed with menopausal women in mind.

July 16, 2012

ACH Food Cos. has introduced new bouillon packets under its Mazola brand, which are designed to add flavor to any dinnertime dish.

July 16, 2012

Changes in healthcare consumption, advances in technology and support from pharmacists are among seven new trends that could affect programs designed to improve medication adherence, according to a new study by McKesson.

July 16, 2012

A subsidiary of Par Pharmaceutical Cos. acquired earlier this year has received its first Food and Drug Administration approval.

July 16, 2012

An affiliate of private investment firm TPG will acquire Par Pharmaceutical Cos., the drug maker said Monday.

July 16, 2012

Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic is gearing up for the back-to-school season by offering $10 off a school physical for those who “like” RediClinic on Facebook.

July 16, 2012

Sanofi Pasteur has begun shipping the first lots of its influenza vaccine for the 2012-2013 season.

July 16, 2012

Supervalu banner Shaw's has reopened two of its revamped Maine locations.

July 16, 2012

The Apothecary Shops has a new name, the specialty pharmacy provider said Monday.

July 16, 2012

UCB has launched a new drug for treating Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome, the company said Monday.

July 16, 2012

Weis Markets has lowered the prices on more than 1,000 staple items and will freeze the prices of these products for 100 days in recognition of its 100-year anniversary.

July 13, 2012

3M on Wednesday announced that reality star Ryan Sutter has signed on as spokesman for Ace Brand beginning with the launch of the Ace Brand Champion Challenge, which runs from July 11 through Sept. 10.

July 13, 2012

Grocer A&P is now offering Skinny Water, a player in the zero-calorie enhanced water category, in 275 stores throughout the mid-Atlantic under the A&P retail banner of stores.

July 13, 2012

A Grocery Manufacturers Association executive is taking on a new role at Hillshire Brands.

July 13, 2012

Bellaboo, an Australian skin care brand for teens and tweens, has kicked off a national campaign, powered by retailer Ulta, that aims to discover new music talent and supports positive self-esteem among teens.

July 13, 2012

The main office of the Food and Drug Administration in charge of regulating generic drugs has appointed a new director, the agency said Friday.