January 8, 2014

A New York-based distribution, merchandising and analytics firm has hired a former executive from Rite Aid and Duane Reade.

January 8, 2014

The semi-retired CEO of Costco Wholesale has been named as the recipient of the top award from the National Retail Federation at the trade group's upcoming trade show this month, the NRF said.

January 7, 2014

Giving young children the influenza and pneumococcal vaccines together appears to increase their risk of fever, according to a study led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

January 7, 2014

At least two retailers in areas affected by record-low temperatures that have put much of the country under a deep freeze have seen a big spike in sales as consumers stock up on supplies, according to published reports.

January 6, 2014

Global beauty company Coty has entered into an agreement to acquire Lena White, the largest international distributor of OPI, which is one of Coty's power brands.

January 6, 2014

South Beach Diet unveiled a new addition to its family of nutritious and convenient snacks — the South Beach Diet 100 Calorie Smoothie in chocolate truffle flavor.

January 6, 2014

VoicePort announced that they have launched their Medication Synchronization Program, SynchroScript, along with two of their other adherence services with Tops Friendly Markets Pharmacy, of Williamsville, N.Y.

January 3, 2014

Regional chain Kinney Drugs is the latest to offer prescriptions at no upfront cost to some customers who have enrolled in Obamacare, according to published reports.

January 3, 2014

Fruth Pharmacy is seeing a positive response from customers in its efforts to limit the sale of OTC cold and allergy medications that contain pseudoephedrine, according to published reports.

January 2, 2014

 NEW YORK — A story that appeared in the Dec. 21 edition of DSN AM, "Walgreens firing on all cylinders as chain realizes a total comp sales increase of 5.4% for its first quarter," incorrectly stated that Walgreens had administered an increase of 3.4% in flu shots in the first quarter. 

January 2, 2014

The number of new drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration fell by more than 30% in 2013 compared with 2012, according to agency records.

January 2, 2014

In 2013, NBTY supported more than 30 organizations, including Feed The Children and International Aid, with nearly $7 million in products and money to provide sustenance, nutrition and support to those who need it most, the supplement manufacturer announced.

January 2, 2014

Beauty company Revlon is exiting its operations in China, which represents about 2% of the company’s net sales, and is eliminating about 1,100 jobs.

December 27, 2013

Clearette, a manufacturer of electronic cigarettes, has ordered specialized equipment in an effort to improve production output in hopes to allow volume increases.

December 27, 2013

U.S. retail sales reportedly rose 3.5% between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, 2013 compared to the same period in the prior year.

December 27, 2013

The security blogger who broke the news about a massive breach of payment card data at Target stores may have identified someone who's been selling the data.

December 26, 2013

Cosmetics maker Coty has entered a new joint venture that it said would expand its footprint in the United Arab Emirates.

December 26, 2013

SoftSheen-Carson in September introduced its Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Beyond Gentle & Sulfate-Free Wash.

December 26, 2013

ILEX Consumer Products Group last year launched amid the chaos of Black Friday its “Di-Gel Comfort Zone” — complementary, clean restrooms located in downtown Manhattan to help alleviate some of the discomfort associated with shopping the day after Thanksgiving.

December 23, 2013

Two experimental drugs under development by Biogen Idec are effective in reducing bleeding episodes in patients with two forms of hemophilia when administered as a preventive treatment, while also reducing the need for frequent injections, according to late-stage clinical trial data.

December 23, 2013

In two separate clinical trials, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that periodic meetings with a lactation consultant encourages women traditionally resistant to breast-feeding to do so, at least for a few months, or long enough for mother and child to gain health benefits.

December 23, 2013

A Barre, Vt., pharmacist has been named Kinney Drugs' top pharmacist, the regional chain announced Monday.

December 20, 2013

The New York City Council has voted to ban electronic cigarettes in such public venues as bars, restaurants, beaches, parks and office buildings, according to published reports.

December 19, 2013

Balance Bar on Thursday asked Americans to join them in taking the Balance Bar Pledge, an anti-resolutions pledge that encourages people to skip the tradition of setting overly ambitious and sometimes unachievable goals and instead make one small step each month that supports their health, wellness and overall happiness.