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December 1, 2011

In an effort to help advance the development of devices that automatically monitor blood glucose and provide proper insulin doses in people with Type 1 diabetes, the Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance to help investigators and manufacturers as they develop and seek approval for these products.

December 1, 2011

Fred's on Thursday reported sales of $152.1 million, up 4%, for the four-week fiscal month ended Nov. 26. Comparable store sales for the month rose 1.5% on top of an increase of 4.7% in the same period last year.

December 1, 2011

Fred's reported that its November sales rose 4% for the four-week fiscal month period ended Nov. 26.

December 1, 2011

Kmart is boosting its Shop Your Way Rewards program by offering members the opportunity to earn $50 in points to put toward their January 2012 Kmart purchases.

December 1, 2011

Kroger posted its 32nd consecutive same-store sales gains as the grocer continues to grab market share due to a combination of a customer service initiative and value pricing.

December 1, 2011

Many people with Type 2 diabetes have managed to integrate the treatments they must take into their daily lives, but many do not reach their blood-glucose goals after they start insulin therapy.

December 1, 2011

A new meta-analysis released Wednesday of eight clinical trials examining the effect of cinnamon consumption in people with Type 2 diabetes and/or prediabetes concluded cinnamon extract and/or cinnamon helps lower blood-glucose levels.

December 1, 2011

NeoMedia Technologies on Thursday reported a dramatic 240% rise in mobile bar code scans via its scanning software application NeoReader for Black Friday 2011 compared with last year, including 13% growth in 2-D scans over 1-D.

December 1, 2011

Eva Kohn of Valassis and Subriana Pierce of Supervalu are co-chairing the Network of Executive Women CPG Retail Diversity Forum 2012, March 6 to 8, in Dallas, NEW announced Wednesday.

December 1, 2011

Prestige makeup sales experienced growth during the first 10 months of the year, with the nail segment coming out a winner all around with a $50-plus increase in both nail enamel and top/base coats, according to beauty market research conducted by the NPD Group.

December 1, 2011

Ranbaxy Labs got the green light from the Food and Drug Administration Wednesday night to launch its generic version of Pfizer's cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor.

December 1, 2011

Cases of whooping cough have been increasing in the Milwaukee area, according to published reports.

December 1, 2011

Rite Aid's same-store sales increased by 1.9% in November, compared with the year-ago period, the company said Thursday.

December 1, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Thursday named three new members to its recently established scientific advisory board: Dale Bredesen, Michael Fischbach and Charles Serhan.

December 1, 2011

Pfizer's efforts to protect the sales of its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor have attracted scrutiny from members of Congress, according to published reports.

December 1, 2011

Smith's has launched its latest sour cream product.

December 1, 2011

A new study conducted by researchers at Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that high blood-sugar levels may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer.

December 1, 2011

Walgreens on Thursday announced it is teaming up with Toys for Tots and local charities across the nation.

December 1, 2011

Generic drug maker Mylan and a partnering company are challenging the patent on a contraceptive drug.

November 30, 2011

A thriller starring Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave is coming to Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

November 30, 2011

Shoppers are just as promotion-driven as they have been since economists first coined the term the "new normal" economy — and that's not likely to change, according to a new "The Why? Behind the Buy" report released Wednesday by Acosta Sales.

November 30, 2011

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics announced on Wednesday that 321 cosmetics companies have met the goals of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, the campaign’s voluntary pledge to avoid chemicals banned by health agencies outside the United States and to fully disclose product ingredients. An additional 111 companies made “significant progress toward those goals,” the campaign stated.

November 30, 2011

Clif Bar on Tuesday boosted its commitment to the Honda LA Marathon with a two-year sponsorship for 2012 and 2013.

November 30, 2011

Record-breaking attendance, a high-profile keynote speaker, four engaging panel discussions on some of the hottest issues facing the industry and exclusive consumer videos set the stage for the 13th annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit held on Tuesday in New York.

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