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June 29, 2011

As part of its commitment to greener operations, Supervalu announced plans to transition 40 Albertsons banner stores to zero-waste operations before the end of the fiscal year on Feb. 29, 2012.

June 22, 2011

Mr. Bubble, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year, has announced the launch of two new products: Mr. Bubble Fizzy Bubble Bomb and the Mr. Bubble Foam Soap twin pack.

June 15, 2011

A healthcare services company will continue to serve as the primary pharmaceutical supply chain partner for a pharmacy benefit manager's mail-order business.

June 14, 2011

Top Five Labs on Monday announced its intent to expand distribution of its XRP Energy product — endorsed by former National Football League quarterback Brett Favre — nationwide after a successful test launch in select convenience stores and marts throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

June 9, 2011

3M’s Nexcare bandages, in partnership with the American Red Cross and model Niki Taylor, on Thursday announced the third annual Nexcare Give program on World Blood Donor Day on June 14.

June 2, 2011

Legislation recently introduced in the Senate aims to address the issue of drug shortages.

June 1, 2011

Midwestern retailer Roundy’s Supermarkets has partnered with Grandville Printing to digitally print weekly in-store shelf tags and price signs, Roundy’s said Wednesday.

May 24, 2011

Target announced its donation of funds and product to support tornado relief efforts.

May 12, 2011

Supervalu banner Save-A-Lot has appointed a new leader, replacing company veteran Bill Shaner, who lead the division since 2006.

April 27, 2011

Diabetes patients who adhere to their medication therapies have a significantly lower risk of hospitalization, according to a new study scheduled for presentation this week at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s 23rd annual meeting and showcase in Minneapolis.

April 25, 2011

Among the best real estate in a supermarket is the checkout line, where customers usually can find shelves of candy, gum and other small items. But this Hy-Vee store in Albert Lea, Minn., is offering healthy choices to a captive audience, according to published reports. 


Local news reported that 
the Albert Lea 
store has unveiled Hy-Vee’s 
Blue Zones lane, 
which instead of junk food features gran­ola bars, dried and fresh fruit, soy nuts and string cheese. 


April 25, 2011


A new partnership with Gold Standard/Elsevier has solidified Thrifty White Pharmacy’s efforts to bring big-city services to its small-town customer base, which is spread across five states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Iowa and Montana. 


The Maple Grove, Minn.-based chain of 84 stores recently licensed Alchemy, a new drug database and decision support solution, for all of its pharmacy and telepharmacy dispensing systems. The new partnership will enable the chain to streamline its prescription filling process and provide drug information to pharmacists instantly.


April 18, 2011

3M announced that it has launched the first-of-its-kind Scotch Magic eco-friendly tape.

April 18, 2011

A letter educating healthcare providers regarding a drug-drug interaction between prescription anticlotting drug Plavix (clopidogrel) and a proton-pump inhibitor has resulted in a reduction in the number of patients combining the two therapies, according to a new study by Prime Therapeutics released Monday.

April 15, 2011

CVS Caremark announced on Friday that it has agreed to pay $17.5 million, to be allocated among the federal government and 10 participating states, to resolve a civil complaint concerning how its CVS/pharmacy retail pharmacies submitted reimbursement claims in certain states for prescriptions filled for "dual eligible" patients who have coverage under both Medicaid and a third-party insurance plan.

April 12, 2011

A point-of-sale safety check may reduce the risk of patients unsafely receiving a drug for Type 2 diabetes that may increase their risk of heart attack, according to a new study conducted by pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics and scheduled for presentation at the 23rd annual meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy in Minneapolis.

March 30, 2011

Many patients with heart failure skip pills due to medication costs, according to research by the Mayo Clinic.

March 15, 2011

Mr. Bubble, which was acquired by The Village Co. in 2008, is broadening its portfolio with two new products for children — Mr. Bubble original bubble body wash and extra gentle body wash. Both formulas feature newly redesigned packaging, showcasing the new Mr. Bubble character.

March 15, 2011

Among the best real estate in a supermarket is the checkout line, where customers usually can find shelves of candy, gum and other small items. But a supermarket in Albert Lea, Minn., is offering healthy choices to a captive audience, according to published reports.

March 10, 2011

Pop singer Lady Gaga has dissolved her partnership with mass merchandiser Target, according to published reports.

March 9, 2011

Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.; Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced new legislation that seeks to curb prescription drug theft through strengthened penalties and additional tools for law enforcement.

March 9, 2011

Target Clinic is slated to open eight new locations in three markets.

March 8, 2011

3M's skin and wound care division has launched an easy-to-apply cream that is designed to relieve skin discomforts caused by fungal infections.

March 8, 2011

Freschetta has introduced two products to its lineup of frozen pizza: Freschetta Simply...Inspired Pizzas and Freschetta By The Slice.

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