January 22, 2013

A new website features gourmet tea and coffee products.

January 22, 2013

A customer of Giant Food of Landover, Md., received $7,800 in Giant gift cards after winning an online sweepstakes, the Ahold banner said.

January 22, 2013

The Yankee Candle Co. has introduced a new line of scented candles for spring, the company said.

January 21, 2013

Eye care company Alcon has launched a treatment for pain and inflammation resulting from cataract surgery, the company said Monday.

January 21, 2013

The retired head of Midwestern supermarket chain Hy-Vee took home the top honor at a recent supermarket industry conference.

January 21, 2013

A supermarket chain in the Washington area is marking Inauguration Day by donating lunches to the police officers assigned to guard it.

January 21, 2013

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for a new treatment for Type 2 diabetes, the drug maker said.

January 21, 2013

Paper-products manufacturer Kimberly-Clark has appointed Jennifer Sepull as its chief information officer and VP information technology services, the company said.

January 21, 2013

The Food Marketing Institute gave an outgoing executive one of its top awards at a supermarket industry conference, the group said Monday.

January 21, 2013

While regulations for biosimilars work their way through the Food and Drug Administration, state governments are already looking at legislation concerning the substitution of biosimilars for their branded counterparts, according to a legal affairs blog focused on the FDA.

January 21, 2013

Sam's Club has hired cookbook author Katie Workman to recommend simple and healthy foods to influence people to eat better, the club retailer said Monday.

January 18, 2013

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is rebranding a chain of specialty pharmacies it recently bought.

January 18, 2013

Costco has entered the pharmacy benefit management business, according to published reports.

January 18, 2013

Costco announced in its January 2013 magazine that it would begin offering pharmacy benefit management services, targeting small businesses and highlighting a 200-employee company based in Washington state.

It remains to be seen whether the club retailer's efforts to compete with the existing PBM businesses of companies like CVS Caremark, Walgreens and Walmart will be successful, and analysts like Citi's Deborah Weinswig appear skeptical that they will. But whatever the outcome, it's clear that Costco is looking to compete in a bigger way.

January 18, 2013

Ahold reported sales of $10.4 billion for fourth quarter 2012 and $43.6 billion for the entire fiscal year, the company said in an earnings report.

January 18, 2013

Pharmacy automation company Innovation has appointed Phil Samples as VP government and professional services, the company said Friday.

January 18, 2013

The jelly beans are available in 2.8-oz. bags featuring characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy.

January 18, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is allowing Roche to tap its reserves of the flu drug Tamiflu, according to published reports.

January 18, 2013

Mass-merchandise chain Shopko has appointed a new president, the company said.

January 17, 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals has enrolled the first patients in its late-stage trial of a treatment for hepatitis C, the drug maker said Thursday.

January 17, 2013

The Food and Drug Administraiton has approved a drug for replacing clotting proteins in the blood for conditions in which patients have too little of them.

January 17, 2013

Ahold banner Giant Food Stores is opening a cheese and specialty food store in central Pennsylvania, the supermarket chain said.

January 17, 2013

More than 5,000 medicines are under development, of which 70% are potentially the first of their class, according to a new report.

January 17, 2013

Fortune magazine has released its list of the 100 best companies to work for this year, and a number of retailers and suppliers made the cut.