April 3, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Thursday that VP of state government affairs Sandra Guckian has been named chair of the associate member advisory committee of the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations for 2014-2015.

April 3, 2014

U.S. retail sales of pet medications reached $8 billion in 2013, including sales through veterinarians, brick-and-mortar retailers and online according to a Packaged Facts report released Wednesday.

April 3, 2014

Power E-Cigs, an electronic cigarette company, has launched Power E-Cigs Express Rechargeable Starter Kit. The kit is built with advanced Minimax technology, which provides extended battery life and a pleasing vapor experience for the consumer, the company said.

April 3, 2014

In an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse, and in collaboration with Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership, all 622 Publix pharmacy stores in Florida are promoting the Lock Your Meds campaign in April 2014, the supermarket chain announced Tuesday.

April 3, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday posted $1.9 billion in sales for the four weeks ended March 29, up 0.4%.

April 3, 2014

Through a social media campaign coined the "National Bug Report," After Bite tracked the path of the Mystery Bug, increasing curiosity around this potential new stinging threat.

April 3, 2014

Walgreens on Thursday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, in which Water Street will acquire a majority interest in Take Care Employer Solutions.

April 3, 2014

Walgreens on Thursday reported March sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 4.5% as compared with the same month in fiscal 2013.

April 3, 2014

Weis Markets on Wednesday announced the promotion of Brian Bosworth to director of center store sales; Maria Panko to senior manager private brands and specialty, organic, natural and ethnic foods; and John Evans to center store sales manager.

April 2, 2014

Amp Energy, an energy drink from PepsiCo, announced a partnership with racing star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to produce a new sour grape flavor.

April 2, 2014

AZO Products, a urinary and vaginal health brand for women, announced the launch of AZO Bladder Control with Go-Less. The product serves as a supplement to prescriptions and over-the-counter options and helps optimize normal bladder activity and bladder strength, the company said.

April 2, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced the addition of seven new companies to its membership roster, including the Boots Co., which joined CRN as an international member.

April 2, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition noted that the importance of vitamin D continues to be recognized by leading researchers.

April 2, 2014

Wake Forest University School of Business Center for Retail Innovation has announced that CVS Caremark will co-host the annual Retail and Health Innovation Challenge with the Center for the next five years, through 2018.

April 2, 2014

Skin care company derma e has hired Adina Fast as Canadian sales manager.

April 2, 2014

Labeed Diab has been named SVP and president health and wellness at Walmart, filling a position previously held by Dr. John Agwunobi, who left the company.

April 2, 2014

Greer Labs, a developer and provider of allergy immunotherapy products and services, announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Oralair (Sweet Vernal, Orchard, Perennial Rye, Timothy and Kentucky Blue Grass mixed pollens allergen extract) sublingual allergy immunotherapy tablet.

April 2, 2014

Robert M. Long, former president, CEO and chairman of Longs Drug Stores passed away March 27 due to complications, which occurred as a result of inclusion body myositis.

April 2, 2014

The sale of Unilever’s meat snack business to Jack Link’s closed this week, clearing the way for the Minong, Wis.-based company to pursue its global ambitions.

April 2, 2014

Kroger on Wednesday partnered with eInfochips and Wincor Nixdorf on a new enterprise IT architecture called Retail Site Intelligence, the companies announced at the International Security Conference and Expo.

April 2, 2014

Kroger's technology solution to speed up checkout wait times, called QueVision, has earned the company a No. 3 ranking in the InformationWeek Elite 100 — a list of the top business technology innovators in the United States, the company announced Wednesday.

April 2, 2014

Mars Chocolate’s global president Grant F. Reid has been named by the company’s board of directors as president, effective Jan. 2, 2015. Reid will take over for current Mars president Paul S. Michaels, who plans to retire at the end of the year.

April 2, 2014

Symphony Health Solutions on Wednesday released research on the affects of the Affordable Care Act on Medicaid drug spending.

April 2, 2014

Perfecta Products on Wednesday announced the introduction of the new Zim's Advanced line, which includes Zim's Advanced Crack Creme with Hydrocortisone, Zim's Advanced Hydrocortisone Spray and Zim's Advanced Gel with Acemannan and Arnica.