March 4, 2011

Family Dollar on Thursday said "no thanks" to an active investor's takeover bid.

March 2, 2011

Food Lion is continuing its 17-year corporate partnership with the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and once again serving as a sponsor, along with Thompson Hospitality, of the CIAA Women's Health and Wellness Symposium.

March 2, 2011

This month, Harris Teeter is offering current and new members of its loyalty program a chance to win a year of free groceries.

March 2, 2011

Specialty pharmacy services provider MedPro Rx announced that it has expanded its Web portal.

March 1, 2011

The push of private label at retail continues to gain momentum as Food Lion kicked off a promotion whereby shoppers can earn up to $10 in free groceries every time they buy private-brand products.

February 28, 2011

Food Lion announced Friday that it would add more of its MVP savings center kiosks to help customers save on their grocery bills.

February 17, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has seized supplies of a drug used to treat ear infections, under a program the agency started to remove unapproved drugs from the market.

February 11, 2011

The Food Lion Family and Bloom have recognized Scott Brinson as the recipient of the 2010 store manager excellence award. Brinson, who is the store manager of a Food Lion in Jacksonville, N.C., was selected from a group of seven other market/banner winners.

February 11, 2011

Harris Teeter on Friday announced an incentive to its VIC loyalty card customers to receive their seasonal flu shots this season.

February 7, 2011

Two pharmacy trade groups already have given their blessings to legislation that would support medication therapy management, and a retail pharmacy chain that has made MTM part of its mission is following suit.

February 7, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline company Stiefel has made its popular acne wash formulations available for over-the-counter use.

February 4, 2011

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., argued before the Senate Thursday around the value that increased access to medication therapy management can deliver to overall health care — that includes cutting into the $290 billion in annual costs associated with medication nonadherence and preventing as many as 89,000 premature deaths.

February 3, 2011

New legislation that supports medication therapy management, which is known to improve patient health outcomes and lower healthcare costs, has been endorsed by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association.

January 31, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated the nation’s influenza status.

January 31, 2011

Off to a strong start for fiscal year 2011, Ingles Markets on Monday reported a 3.8% rise in net sales for its first quarter ended Dec. 25, 2010.

January 27, 2011

Drank has expanded its distribution to the Carolinas.

January 21, 2011

Delhaize Group on Thursday said that while its U.S. revenues dropped 1% to $18.8 billion, the retail conglomerate hopes to keep its business afloat by going forward with its New Game Plan.

January 20, 2011

Save-A-Lot announced that it will break ground for a new 325,000-sq.-ft. food distribution center in Lexington, N.C.

January 18, 2011

Harris Teeter is encouraging shoppers to get healthy in 2011 by promoting its Yourwellness program.

January 17, 2011

Family Dollar Stores announced that it has named Paul White to the position of SVP apparel, home and seasonal. White will report to Dorlisa Flur, EVP and chief merchandising officer.

January 17, 2011

Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical has signed an agreement with Durham, N.C.-based Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals to develop a test for assessing Alzheimer’s disease risk in adults, the two companies said.

January 13, 2011

Food Lion family of stores and Bottom Dollar Food donated a record 1.5 million lbs. of food to local food banks.

January 10, 2011

Building on its valued customer program, Harris Teeter is offering shoppers a way to link coupons to the program's card.

January 5, 2011

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug, North Carolina’s regional pharmacy power, had a busy year in 2010. After shedding 11 stores in the Charleston, S.C., market in 2009, the 90-store chain turned its full focus to serving the healthcare needs of North Carolina’s population.


It was, in retrospect, a wise move. Kerr has launched a series of initiatives in pharmacy care, store design, community health services and iPhone technology at a breathtaking pace, easily sustaining its reputation as one of chain pharmacy’s leading innovators.