June 10, 2013

Family Dollar Stores on Monday named Brad Rogers SVP real estate, replacing Keith Gehl, who will retire from the company at the end of June.

June 10, 2013

Electronic cigarette brand Njoy has raised $75 million in funding, the company said Monday.

June 10, 2013

The Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board has appointed three new members to its board of directors, the group said Monday.

June 6, 2013

Costco's reported May sales of $8.13 billion, a 7% increase over May 2012, the club retailer said.

June 5, 2013

More than 15,300 people attended the 2013 Sweets & Snacks Expo at Chicago's McCormick Place last month, representing a more than 10% increase in attendees over 2012, the organization that sponsors the trade show said.

June 4, 2013

The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, HDMA’s nonprofit research foundation, and Genentech on Tuesday honored Robert Belknap, executive director of trade sales and operations for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, with the 2013 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement.

June 4, 2013

At the 2013 Business and Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., HDMA honored pharmaceutical and consumer product manufacturers during the presentation of the 2013 Distribution Industry Awards for Notable Achievements in Healthcare.

June 3, 2013

At the HDMA Business and Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., the association announced the appointment of three new directors: Scott Franklin, president, TopRx; Lenny Rodriguez, CEO, Attain Med; and Todd Szewc, CFO and VP administration, KeySource Medical.

June 3, 2013

The state attorney general of New York is urging health insurers to let patients buy specialty drugs through retail pharmacies instead of having to use mail-order.

June 3, 2013

Another bill to limit dispensing of biosimilars lost Monday, this time in Illinois.

May 31, 2013

Clear Eyes announced that award-winning actress and singer Vanessa Williams is joining the brand as its new spokeswoman.

May 31, 2013

Armada Health Care has appointed Mike Baldzicki as its EVP industry relations and advocacy, the specialty pharmacy group purchasing and channel management company said.

May 31, 2013

Anthem Blue Cross patients with HIV can continue receiving their drugs through community specialty pharmacies under a settlement of a lawsuit filed against the healthcare company by an advocacy organization.

May 31, 2013

Focus on culture, and then build a strategy. That was a key message that Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s, had for attendees Friday morning.

May 31, 2013

Safeway announced today Barry Libenson has joined the company as SVP and chief information officer.

May 30, 2013

Costco Wholesale had sales of $23.55 billion in third-quarter 2013, an 8% increase over last year's $21.85 billion, as well as a 6% increase in same-store sales, the club retailer said.

May 30, 2013

Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., and Dole Food Co. have donated two salad bars to elementary schools as part of a program to promote healthy eating among children.

May 30, 2013

A former employee of health insurer Aetna has been hired to direct business strategies for a maker of health kiosks.

May 30, 2013

Children in the United States are more likely to experience allergies than those in other countries, according a new study.

May 29, 2013

Hy-Vee has hired an NBA player to promote health and fitness among children around the Midwest, the supermarket chain said.

May 29, 2013

Mylan Specialty is extending a marketing campaign around its line of emergency treatments for severe allergic reactions.

May 29, 2013

NYX Cosmetics, the professional makeup line known for offering a full assortment of "affordable luxury" makeup products, announced the appointment of Cristina Bartolucci as chief creative director.

May 29, 2013

In April, my wife Ann and I received the tragic news that our dear friend and longtime GMDC colleague Norm Loringer had passed away after nobly battling a series of health issues for a number of years. For those of us who had the privilege of knowing Norm and his wife Marlene over the years, his passing is all the more tragic because we have lost him at far too young of an age when he still had much to do.

May 28, 2013

Procter & Gamble has brought back former chief A.G. Lafley to serve as president and CEO, effective immediately. He has also been elected to the board and will serve as its chairman.