April 15, 2011

Whoever named the genus to which ragweed plants belong “ambrosia” had a terrific sense of irony. The name, derived from Greek, refers to the food of the gods, but the plant is more like punishment from the gods, considering that it’s the main culprit in seasonal allergies.

April 15, 2011

A health-and-wellness conference that brings together retail dietitians and nutritionists has tapped Ahold USA and its Giant Carlisle division as the event's retail host.

April 14, 2011

A baby brand has introduced a new line of 100% BPA-free, eco-friendly baby bottles.

April 14, 2011

Kraft Foods' Gevalia premium coffee will arrive in U.S. supermarkets, mass merchandisers and other retail outlets this summer.

April 13, 2011

Retail pharmacy network Katz Group Canada has appointed Frank Scorpiniti as COO.

April 13, 2011

U.S. retail sales edged up slightly from last month to $389.3 billion, an increase of 0.4%, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday.

April 12, 2011

Atkins Nutritionals is expanding its Day Break line with six new breakfast-inspired products.

April 12, 2011

Darren Singer, a 25-year GlaxoSmithKline veteran, has been named Safeway's SVP pharmacy, health and wellness, the retailer announced.

April 11, 2011

Scores of today’s leading retail executives from food, drug and mass, and their supply partners, are set to convene at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting. This year’s NACDS Annual Meeting, which will run from April 30 to May 3, will be held in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the Phoenician resort nestled in the Sonoran Desert in the shadows of Camelback Mountain. As the industry gears up for NACDS Annual, Drug Store News talked with Jim Whitman, SVP member programs and services, to discuss why it is a “must attend” event.

April 11, 2011

Mederma Skin Care scars gel and Mederma stretch marks therapy now are available in Canada at such retailers as Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Walmart and Pharma Plus, according to Merz Pharma Canada.

April 8, 2011

Anyone who has ever managed a retail operation at the store level knows — perception is reality.

April 8, 2011

Lance is getting creative with its sandwich crackers.

April 8, 2011

The news that CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic has entered into a clinical affiliation with Advocate Health Care and Advocate Physician Partners is important as it reflects a larger focus within the U.S. healthcare landscape: medical homes, or for a growing number of Americans, the lack thereof.

April 8, 2011

Target once again has taken the top spot as the retailer with the strongest consumer brand equity, according to the latest Harris poll.

April 8, 2011

Walgreens on Friday helped launch the nation’s first privately funded and comprehensive electric vehicle charging network with an initial station at the Walgreens drug store at Belt Line Road and Montfort Drive in Dallas.

April 7, 2011

Hair accessories brand Goody is making it easy to create sexy summer waves with its new Summer Waves foam rollers available this month at Walgreens.

April 7, 2011

CVS Caremark's retail-based clinic operator, MinuteClinic, has entered into a clinical affiliation with Advocate Health Care and Advocate Physician Partners to enhance the healthcare services provided to patients in communities throughout Chicagoland and central Illinois.

April 7, 2011

Marukome has introduced an easy-to-use miso product.

April 7, 2011

Retailers may be worried that the late Easter holiday could negatively impact sales, but a new survey conducted on behalf of the National Retail Federation noted that consumers intend to spend more this year than in 2010.

April 7, 2011

Sales at Rite Aid fell during fiscal year 2011, according to financial results announced Thursday, but it appears the company may have gained some momentum, reversing negative same-store sales trends in the fourth quarter.

April 6, 2011

Most retail segments showed solid year-over-year retail growth in March, according to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, a macroeconomic report tracking national retail and services sales.

April 5, 2011

Help Remedies on Monday named 20-year industry veteran Mark Cieslinski SVP sales.

April 4, 2011

CandyRific is boosting Mike and Ike candy offerings with new items.

April 4, 2011

Cardinal Health on Monday released the independent pharmacist’s social media toolkit, available exclusively to its independent retail pharmacy customers in recognition of the fundamental change in how independent pharmacies interact today with their patients and market their businesses.