October 7, 2014

Actavis and Durata Therapeutics on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

October 7, 2014

Coty and Chanel announced that Coty has submitted a binding offer to acquire the Bourjois cosmetics brand from Chanel for 15 million Class A Coty shares. Chanel has agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations.

October 7, 2014

Following CVS Health’s bold move to stop selling tobacco products in all of its stores, president and CEO Larry Merlo, joined public health advocates and researchers on Tuesday for a roundtable discussion on tobacco sales and marketing at retail stores.

October 7, 2014

“We are in a new era of business where leaders create results through networks and communities, rather than through direct lines of command. We all must learn to become comfortable building our businesses with leaders, advisers and specialists outside of our own company.” That was one of the key messages conveyed by Dan Mack during the most recent Elevation Forum, held on Sept. 18. 

 

October 7, 2014

GoJo on Monday announced today that it will support City of Hope, a research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and life-threatening diseases located in Los Angeles, through a special promotion.

October 7, 2014

The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation on Monday announced the recipients of its 2014 Innovators in Health award, which recognizes individuals whose work reflects the spirit of NEHI and embraces the mission of improving the quality of health care and reducing costs for patients and their families. 

October 7, 2014

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing nearly 800 new medicines and vaccines for cancer, according to a new PhRMA report.

 

October 7, 2014

Beginning in 2015, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board will implement two changes in recertification requirements for Certified Pharmacy Technicians, the group announced Monday. 

October 7, 2014

Target has announced that it is completely revamping its app, while also working on a new app for pharmacy.

October 7, 2014

PepsiCo announced that Tony West has joined the company as EVP of government affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Nov. 24.

October 7, 2014

Walgreens on Tuesday announced it has more than doubled its preferred network relationships with national Medicare Part D plan sponsors for 2015. 

October 7, 2014

Walmart on Tuesday announced it is expanding its Centers of Excellence program.

October 6, 2014

The 7th Annual Emerson Group Retail Industry Day kicked off with a moving and inspirational presentation by adventurer and wilderness advocate Aron Ralston, who not only shared his story of having to amputate his arm in order to free himself from a dislodged boulder while hiking in Utah’s remote canyon country, but also revealed what he gained from that fateful journey.

October 6, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday urged the U.S. District Court in New Jersey to hold the Federal Trade Commission to the flexible “competent and reliable scientific evidence” standard for review of dietary supplement advertising.

October 6, 2014

Specialty drug spending continues to rise and is predicted to grow by more than 16% annually from 2015 to 2018. CVS Health researchers examine the reasons for such dramatic increases in spending and discuss tools to help manage these escalating costs.

October 6, 2014

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the company’s founding, Dollar General chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling and other senior leaders rang the opening bell Monday morning at the New York Stock Exchange.

October 6, 2014

Hundreds of attendees — ranging from Emerson Group clients, to retailers, to agencies, to members of the private equity community — gathered at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Philadelphia on Oct. 1 to attend the 7th Annual Emerson Group Retail Industry Day.

October 6, 2014

Attention brand marketers: Market in the year that we actually live in. That was a key piece of advice that entrepreneur, author and CEO of VaynerMedia, Gary Vaynerchuk, had for attendees during his lively, no-holds-barred presentation at the 7th Annual Emerson Group Retail Industry Day.

October 6, 2014

Is your emerging economy in your backyard? That’s a question that Matthew Martin, VP marketing at Family Dollar, posed to attendees of the Emerson Group Retail Industry Day as he described how Family Dollar defines value and what it is doing to better meet the needs of its core shopper.

October 6, 2014

The Food Marketing Institute on Monday hired Margaret Edgell Core to guide the reinstituted annual event, FMI Connect, the Global Food Retail Experience.

October 6, 2014

Healthcare Distribution Management Association released a statement in support of the FDA’s “Know Your Source” campaign.

October 6, 2014

As many as 35% of shoppers now use mobile devices to make purchases, representing an increase of 10% as compared to 2012.

 

October 6, 2014

With declines in household incomes, a growing trend toward self-care among consumers, a changing demographic landscape and a greater emphasis on digital, the retail environment is undergoing significant change, but that change is spelling opportunities for smaller companies, according to Bob Sanders, EVP healthcare practice leader at IRI.

October 6, 2014

Keurig Green Mountain and W.B. Mason have reached an agreement to offer W.B. Mason's Shazam coffee in K-Cup packs for the Keurig's line of brewing systems.