May 7, 2014

Supervalu, the owner of Cub Foods, along with four Twin Cities-based independent grocery retailers, on Wednesday announced they had each entered into definitive agreements to acquire 18 Rainbow Foods grocery stores from Roundy’s for approximately $65 million plus inventory.

April 23, 2014

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to advance better care for Medicare patients with chronic conditions.

April 22, 2014

Regional player Thrifty White plans to break ground during 2014 on 8-to-10 new stores that will include the Thrifty White Healthy Outcomes pharmacy design, according to Tim Erdle, EVP store operations and marketing.

April 16, 2014

Better, a consumer health start-up, and Mayo Clinic have launched a new way for people to navigate the healthcare system.

March 24, 2014

Upsher-Smith Laboratories on Monday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which New Jersey-based Vertical Pharmaceuticals has acquired Upsher-Smith's rights to Divigel (estradiol gel) 0.1%, Nexa Plus Rx Prenatal Vitamin, and Provella, a probiotic dietary supplement.

March 21, 2014

Despite retailer advertising expenditures remaining relatively flat in 2013 as compared with a year ago, promotional activity through free-standing insert coupon promotion pages, digital coupon events and feature ad pages all registered double-digit increases last year, according to data released by Marx, a Kantar Media solution. 



March 20, 2014

Supervalu on Thursday reorganized its operations in an effort to streamline the independent business organization.

March 14, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association has announced the selection of the 2014 Awards and Honors Program recipients.

March 13, 2014

Men and women with large waist circumferences — even those with a healthy body mass index — are more likely to die younger, and were more likely to die from such illnesses as heart disease, respiratory problems and cancer after accounting for BMI, smoking, alcohol use and physical activity, according to a study led by a Mayo Clinic researcher.

March 12, 2014

Upsher-Smith has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Qudexy XR (topiramate) extended-release capsules, a once-daily, broad-spectrum antiepileptic drug specifically engineered to deliver a smooth pharmacokinetic profile.

March 10, 2014

Target and Major League Baseball are working together this baseball season to engage guests and fans in celebrating the nation’s teachers and inspiring kids.

March 5, 2014

Upsher-Smith Labs introduced a new educational program created for patients living with seizure clusters, as well as their families and friends.

February 25, 2014

Grocer Hy-Vee, which operates 235 stores in eight states, is planning a major expansion of its Minnesota operations into the Twin Cities market.

February 24, 2014

Regional player Lewis Drug has acquired Throndset pharmacies in Jackson and Lakefield, Minn., according to a local news report.

February 18, 2014

Horst M. Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and a self-proclaimed “student” of nature, died on Feb. 15 at his home in Osceola, Wis., after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

February 10, 2014

Mackenthun's Supermarket hopes to gain insight into shopper behavior through analyzing scans performed with the ShopWell nutrition personalization app.

February 10, 2014

Supervalu on Monday announced it will host its first-ever national sales expo, Sales 4 All Seasons, this summer.

January 27, 2014

As Procter & Gamble pays homage to moms for picking their kids back up after every fall in the latest installment of its “Thank You, Mom” campaign, P&G’s Gillette brand is honoring dads with the launch of its new Raising an Olympian short film titled “Keep Your Head Up.”

January 24, 2014

Target is looking to open a new, smaller — much smaller — store in the base of an apartment building currently under construction near the University of Minnesota campus that will serve as a test for the new format dubbed TargetExpress, the New York Times has reported.

Clearly, the trend toward smaller continues. First it was Walmart Express and then CityTarget’s 80,000- to 125,000-sq.-ft. footprint, and now the even tinier TargetExpress. In fact, taking a look back at DSN’s “12 for 2012” story, which examined trends and issues impacting retail pharmacy in 2012, smaller formats were highlighted as one trend to watch. Obviously, it’s still one to watch.

January 23, 2014

Anoka-Ramsey Community College announced that it will offer an associate in science degree in Pharmacy Technician. The required general education courses for the new program can be taken at either the Cambridge or Coon Rapids locations.

January 14, 2014

As pharmacy retailers increasingly look for ways to improve medication management and increase the face-to-face interaction with patients, the University of Minnesota is helping to prepare its pharmacists for the future, according to a local news report.

January 13, 2014

More than three-dozen pharmacists in 41 states will receive the 2013 National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations' Excellence in Innovation Award, which is designed to recognize pharmacists who have demonstrated significant innovation in their practice.

January 8, 2014

Everything from lack of motivation to stress can cause people to find maintaining a healthy diet difficult, according to a new survey by a company that makes stevia-based sweeteners.

January 7, 2014

Ani Pharmaceuticals has bought 31 generic drugs from Teva Pharmaceuticals for $12.5 million, the company said.