May 6, 2013

Sparkling Ice, part of the TalkingRain portfolio of beverages, announced today the expansion of its brand with a new zero calorie lemonade product line: Raspberry Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade and Lemonade with Tea.

April 26, 2013

Amazon on Thursday reported a net sales increase of 22% to $16.1 billion for its first quarter ended March 31.

April 21, 2013

Hointer, which opened last fall, allows men to buy jeans by combining "online conveniences without the offline B.S." Customers walk in, download an app onto a smartphone or tablet, scan a QR code on the tag and are automatically directed to a dressing room.

April 15, 2013

Online retailer Amazon has announced the launch of its new 50+ Active and Healthy Living Store, which features hundreds of thousands of nutrition, wellness, exercise and fitness, medical, personal care, beauty, entertainment items and more — all in a single destination for customers in the 50+ age range.

April 10, 2013

Bartell Drugs will play a prominent role at a diabetes expo in Seattle this weekend, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

March 21, 2013

Starbucks today at the company's annual meeting of shareholders unveiled plans to expand its My Starbucks Rewards loyalty program to reward customers who purchase Starbucks-brand products in their local grocery stores.

March 15, 2013

Costco Wholesale will expand its Issaquah, Wash., headquarters, according to published reports.

March 6, 2013

Bartell Drugs is sponsoring "Health and Beauty" events this month at dozens of its stores, the regional retail pharmacy chain said.

March 1, 2013

A growing beauty brand led by a former executive from Starbucks has secured more than $10 million in financing from a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

February 25, 2013

Bartell Drugs is collecting donations of teddy bears to give to children in stressful and traumatic situations, the Seattle-based regional retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

February 20, 2013

Bartell Drugs will build its 59th store in one of Seattle's fastest-growing neighborhoods, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

February 15, 2013

The Vitamin Shoppe announced that it has closed on the previously announced purchase of Super Supplements — a specialty retailer of vitamins, minerals and supplements — for approximately $50 million.

February 11, 2013

Bartell Drugs has introduced PharmaSmart blood pressure testing kiosks at all 58 of its stores, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

February 1, 2013

Bartell Drugs is joining a grassroots effort in Seattle to name 1-of-the-2 newest additions to Washington state's ferry fleet after a famed local personality who died in 1985.

January 30, 2013

A report published Monday in The Seattle Times queried whether Amazon.com was ready to take its own Internet-driven fresh offering, called AmazonFresh, out of "limited-test" mode to pilot mode or even full-out launch mode this year.

December 27, 2012

Biocodex last week sought to set the record straight regarding the use of probiotics with antibiotics.

December 19, 2012

Retail pharmacy chain Bartell Drugs and Coca-Cola's Northwest Region division will offer free ice skates and admission for the Winterfest program at the Seattle Center on Dec. 23 from mid-day to evening, the companies said Wednesday.

December 14, 2012

Baristas Coffee has launched a new line of coffee-flavored ice creams, the company said Friday.

December 14, 2012

A former executive of Car Toys has been appointed CFO of Bartell Drugs, the Seattle-based retail pharmacy chain said.

November 27, 2012

A new review of existing studies points toward a potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent dental caries, or tooth decay.

November 8, 2012

People looking for a nice red or white to go with dinner might be able to find it online.

October 23, 2012

Bartell is partnering with a Seattle-based online rewards program to encourage customers to make healthy lifestyle choices, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

October 12, 2012

Walmart has launched a first-of-its-kind Centers of Excellence program that will offer its associates quality health care with no out-of-pocket cost for heart, spine and transplant surgeries at six of the leading hospital and health systems in the United States.

October 9, 2012

While much of the focus on pharmacist-administered vaccinations has been on influenza and shingles, there also have been efforts to significantly expand the number of diseases against which customers at the local pharmacy can get protection.