December 15, 2010

A new Consumer Reports poll released Monday found that only one-fifth of U.S. adults were aware of having purchased food, medication or a product (other than a car) that was recalled in the past three years.

December 14, 2010

The Accreditation Commission for Health Care has accredited specialty pharmacy provider Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, Axium said Tuesday.

December 14, 2010

Bankrupt grocer A&P has announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has approved the $800 million debtor-in-possession financing provided by JPMorgan Chase. Of the total DIP facility, a $350 million term loan immediately has been made available.

December 14, 2010

CVS/pharmacy has launched its new CVS Express Photo app, which enables Facebook users to order prints from their Facebook albums without leaving the website, with prints ready for pickup in about an hour at their local CVS/pharmacy.

December 14, 2010

Former CVS/pharmacy executive Steve Ortleb has joined Market Performance Group, a consulting and sales management services company, as a director on the MPG sales and retail services team and a retail adviser for the MPG Strategy Consulting group.

December 14, 2010

In a clear victory for retail pharmacy, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association have agreed with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on a motion to dismiss the Medicaid average manufacturer price lawsuit.

December 14, 2010

With just days left before the holiday shopping season draws to a close, the National Retail Federation has increased its forecast as the economic environment gives way to increased consumer spending.

December 14, 2010

Rite Aid recently was awarded Advertising Age’s Media Vanguard Award in the category “Best Use of Online Video for Customer Service” for its "Giving Care for Parents" original online video series.

December 14, 2010

Whole Foods is offering free overseas shipping of its holiday gift boxes to APO, FPO and DPO addresses.

December 13, 2010

Battling hefty debt and intense competition, grocer A&P filed for bankruptcy on Sunday and has secured $800 million in debtor-in-possession financing to keep the 395-store chain open and operational during the proceedings.

December 13, 2010

Deffenbaugh Industries, which is a Kansas City waste and recycling services company, has collaborated with Cerner to develop an on-site health-and-wellness center for its employees.

December 13, 2010

RediClinic has announced that it will open 20 new clinics inside H-E-B grocery stores across Texas, which will nearly double the number of RediClinics currently operating within H-E-B.

December 13, 2010

Despite strong November retail sales, consumers still worry about what lies ahead.

December 13, 2010

Grand Rapids-based Spartan Stores has announced the introduction of its new Michigan-made Indulgent Creations premium ice cream.

December 13, 2010

More retailers have joined UnitedHealthcare's prescription savings program that caters to Medicare Part D members.

December 10, 2010

Just two weeks after announcing the exit of its SVP retail operations, Kroger announced a replacement on Friday.

December 10, 2010

An annual holiday shopping index found that an overwhelming majority of Americans said that while online shopping for holiday gifts is easier, brick-and-mortar stores do a better job of putting them in the holiday spirit.

December 10, 2010

In an effort to assure that its customers stay healthy this holiday season, Kroger is offering free flu shot vouchers to the Salvation Army and Feeding America, a leading domestic hunger-relief organization.

December 10, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Friday released a ready-made pamphlet and sign for its retail members to use in communicating upcoming flexible spending account changes as they relate to over-the-counter medicines.

December 10, 2010

Supermarket chain Schnuck Markets has appointed a new VP marketing, the company said Thursday.

December 10, 2010

Supervalu on Thursday named Sherry Smith EVP and CFO. Smith, 49, had been the company’s interim CFO. She immediately assumes her new role and will directly report to Craig Herkert, CEO and president.

December 9, 2010

Kerr Drug has begun offering a new emergency response and health service system to seniors via a one-touch cell phone link.

December 9, 2010

Supervalu on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement for the sale of Total Logistic Control to Ryder Integrated Logistics.

December 9, 2010

Supermarket retailer Tops Friendly Markets has opened its first stand-alone gas station, at the site of a former Valero gas station, the chain said.