July 17, 2012

Cardinal Health honored the owner of a Sacramento, Calif.-based independent pharmacy with the company's Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award during its annual Retail Business Conference.

July 17, 2012

Yankee Candle has introduced a new limited-edition collection.

July 17, 2012

In an effort to curb vehicle air pollution, Manhattan-based retailer Duane Reade, which is owned by Walgreens, has teamed up with Mission Electric to create a public outreach campaign to determine which of its stores should be served solely by electric trucks.

July 17, 2012

A consumer electronics cleaning products brand has tapped a former National Football League linebacker to serve as its brand ambassador.

July 17, 2012

Hershey recently expanded its Ice Breakers line.

July 17, 2012

A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson is hoping to win an additional approval for one of its drugs.

July 17, 2012

A group that certifies pharmacy technicians has introduced a program for pharmacy tech educational institutions and training programs that provide classroom instruction, position students for employment and prepare them to participate in its national certification program.

July 17, 2012

A coalition of more than 22,000 pharmacies around the country has expanded its leadership team.

July 17, 2012

Researchers at the University of Arkansas's business school are looking into the potential for criminals to exploit new retail technologies like mobile coupons and touchless payment, the university said Tuesday.

July 17, 2012

Target once again is bringing Black Friday to the summer.

July 17, 2012

Thrifty White Pharmacy is carrying a new prescription drug packaging system that it said would improve adherence.

July 17, 2012

Watson Pharmaceuticals confirmed it received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with the drug maker's pending acquisition of Actavis Group.

July 16, 2012

Cardinal Health this week introduced "Independent Pharmacy Best Practices 2012, Ideas as Original As You Are," a special publication that showcases 16 unique programs that improve patient care and drive business results, at the wholesaler's annual Retail Business Conference in Orlando, Fla.

July 16, 2012

CareOne, a senior care company, last week announced that it has teamed with Walgreens to introduce a program that will provide day-of-discharge medications to patients before they leave CareOne centers.

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.