May 29, 2014

The secret to Dollar General's success is keeping it simple, Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO of the 75-year-old discounter, told shareholders Thursday morning.

May 29, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported total sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 were $498.3 million, a 0.6% decline.

May 28, 2014

As a key Congressional committee is set to consider legislation to help identify solutions for prescription drug abuse while preserving patients’ legitimate access to needed medications, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has sent a letter to the bipartisan leadership of the House Energy and Commerce committees’ Health subcommittee affirming support for this effort, NACDS has announced.

May 23, 2014

How do you spell relief? Chattem on Thursday announced it is revitalizing the venerable Rolaids ad campaign that suggests relief is spelled "R-O-L-A-I-D-S" with a spelling bee challenge.The first-ever Rolaids “Eat Your Words” Spelling Bee challenge will be taking place at food festivals across the country, and online on the Rolaids Facebook page.

May 23, 2014

Omnis Health recently announced the launch of EmbraceEVO, a new blood-glucose meter.

May 21, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Wednesday announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share.

May 16, 2014

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation on Friday announced the award of more than $6 million in grants to 700 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations across the 40 states Dollar General serves to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.

May 12, 2014

Oral care company DenTek has announced the launch of its "Go Floss Yourself" campaign and contest, inspired by the idea to encourage people across the country to be bold enough to tell a co-worker, friend or loved one that they need to go floss.

May 8, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday announced the company will implement a new long-term marketing strategy stressing everyday low pricing and the convenience of a smaller box to help bolster sales against what the company describes as "intense competitive pressures."

May 7, 2014

The Little Clinic continues to expand access to health care in Williamson County, Tenn., with a clinic inside the new Alexander Plaza Kroger store that opened on Wednesday.

April 23, 2014

Remington College Nashville Campus has started the process of enrolling students for its new Pharmacy Technician diploma program. The program incorporates a realistic pharmacy environment and a hands-on curriculum to help prepare students interested in pursuing entry-level jobs in the pharmacy field.

April 22, 2014

On the heels of published reports that beauty e-commerce company Birchbox has secured $60 million in funding, OHL, a provider of global supply chain management solutions, has announced that it has begun fulfillment operations and small parcel management for the beauty company.

April 17, 2014

Recognizing its dedication to the employment of persons with disabilities, United Cerebral Palsy on Thursday named Meijer “Employer of the Year.”

April 10, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Wednesday reported sales of $191.2 million, up 1%, for the five-week fiscal month of March ended April 5, 2014.

April 9, 2014

Omnis Health on Tuesday announced the launch of EmbracePro, a blood-glucose meter for medical professionals.

April 9, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday applauded Tennessee state Rep. Tony Shipley, R-Kingsport, after his legislation — H.B. 1257 — passed out of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

April 4, 2014

Throughout April, more than 11,000 Dollar General retail locations across the country will collect donations to benefit Autism Speaks, an autism science and advocacy organization.

March 28, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar will be exiting a number of front-end categories — including footwear, televisions/home theater and select home furnishings — in an effort to expand seasonal, health, beauty, pharmacy and OTC, in line with reconfiguration plan strategies, Fred's CFO Jerry Shore told analysts Thursday.

March 27, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday posted sales of $495.1 million for the fourth quarter ended Feb. 1, representing an increase of 0.5% on an adjusted basis (fiscal 2012 fourth quarter was 14 weeks vs. 13 weeks in fiscal 2013).

March 14, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association has announced the selection of the 2014 Awards and Honors Program recipients.

March 13, 2014

An unrelenting Dollar General continues to push forward with plans to open 700 stores this year despite reporting weak financial results and a 1.3% same-store sales increase for the fourth quarter.

March 11, 2014

Ampro Industries, the maker of protein styling gels and the Shine 'n Jam product line, has expanded its portfolio with the new Clear Ice brand.

March 6, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday posted $157.5 million in sales, representing a decline of 1%, for the four weeks ended March 1.

March 5, 2014

Most people who abuse prescription opioid drugs get them for free from a friend or relative — but those at highest risk of overdose are as likely to get them from a doctor’s prescription, Centers for Disease Control researchers reported Monday in a research letter, “Sources of Prescription Opioid Pain Relievers by Frequency of Past-Year Nonmedical Use: United States, 2008-2011,” in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.