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June 27, 2011

Ingles Markets' board of directors declared a cash dividend of 16.5 cents per share on all of its Class A common stock and 15 cents per share on all of its Class B common stock.

June 20, 2011

The National Consumers League recently launched the Script Your Future initiative to raise awareness among patients about the impact of not taking their medications as prescribed, and now the first-of-its-kind campaign is kicking off in several markets around the country.


June 17, 2011

The North Carolina legislature passed a real-time, stop-sale system, which allows law-abiding citizens to access medicines containing pseudoephedrine, while stopping sales that exceed the legal limit.

June 10, 2011

Activist investor Bill Ackman, and his Pershing Square Capital Management investment fund, has become the largest owner of Family Dollar stock, according to a regulatory filing.

June 6, 2011

Kerr Drug is hosting the North Carolina launch of the National Consumer League’s “Script Your Future” medication adherence campaign, the regional retail pharmacy chain said.

June 3, 2011

The gold standard long-term glucose monitoring test for patients with diabetes proved to be of limited value in dialysis patients, according to a new study at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center released Wednesday.

June 2, 2011

Food Lion's charitable arm once again has teamed up with the Western Union Foundation to support Feeding America.

June 1, 2011

Among the best kinds of gifts are those that don’t cost the gift giver too much and also help the gift recipient save money. Kerr Drug is stocking an item that does both.

May 31, 2011

Hampton Farms is offering fans of in-shell peanuts a new snack.

May 26, 2011

Purdue University, the University of Missouri and the University of North Carolina were the beneficiaries of a $1.5 million grant program designed to expand community pharmacy residency programs for recent school graduates.

May 25, 2011

A common test may help predict early death among diabetes patients, a new study found.

May 23, 2011

Racing fans at the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina this past Saturday broke a Guinness World Record for most flashlights simultaneously lit.

May 23, 2011

Members of a local coalition in Providence, R.I., launched on Monday the Script Your Future campaign, which is part of a national effort to educate consumers on the importance of medication adherence.

May 18, 2011

Kerr Drug said that it will offer customers a solution to properly dispose of their unused or expired medications.

May 12, 2011

Food Lion has opened its third store certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, in Hope Mills, N.C.

May 9, 2011

Napo Pharmaceuticals has filed a lawsuit against Salix Pharmaceuticals, alleging that the latter breached commitments under an agreement to develop and commercialize a proprietary gastrointestinal compound.

May 4, 2011

First-quarter revenue for Delhaize America, the U.S. sector of the Delhaize Group, which includes such supermarket banners as Food Lion and Bottom Dollar, experienced a 0.1% increase to nearly $4.7 billion, the company reported.

May 3, 2011

Sandwich cracker brand Lance has teamed up with lifestyle expert Colleen Burns to kick off the Mom on the Run Loves Lance campaign.

April 29, 2011

Net sales and net income for Ingles Markets realized a 4% and 38% increase, respectively, during the second quarter ended March 26, the retailer announced Friday.

April 29, 2011

The link between high-fat diets and Type 2 diabetes has been known for a long time, but researchers at the University of North Carolina said they’ve found out how that link occurs.

April 29, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association announced on Friday that they have issued a letter to Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., expressing pharmacy's support for H.R. 1092, the Military Retirees Health Care Protection Act, which would help preserve Tricare beneficiaries' access to pharmacy-based healthcare services.

April 29, 2011

The number of unintentional deaths from overdosing on prescription opioid painkillers in 2007 was greater than those from heroin and cocaine combined, according to a new study by medical researchers at the University of North Carolina, Duke University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who in particular called such deaths among teenagers and adults a national epidemic.

April 26, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication for an epilepsy drug made by GlaxoSmithKline, the drug maker said Monday.

April 25, 2011


One way for a supermarket to convey its health-and-wellness commitment to customers is to build a marketing campaign around it. 


In Harris Teeter’s case, the campaign is “Yourwellness.” Now in its sixth year, the initiative offers “evidence-based guidance on important health issues” and help with nutritional choices throughout the store, according to the company.


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