January 28, 2013

McKee Foods, makers of Little Debbie snack cakes, is offering $25 to $30 million for Hostess Brands Inc.'s Drake's brand, according to published reports.

January 24, 2013

Dollar General is adding 635 new stores and relocating 550 this year, the dollar store chain said.

January 18, 2013

DenTek has created the new Scrub Betweens dental pick to help remove plaque and food particles that get between teeth.

January 16, 2013

Specialty drug spend will surpass traditional drug spend by 2018 for commercial plan sponsors, according to a new study.

January 14, 2013

According to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center released Thursday, less than 45% of children were vaccinated against the flu during a five-year study period.

January 3, 2013

Fred's reported a 1% sales decline to $209.9 million for the five-week fiscal month ended Dec. 29.

December 4, 2012

The influenza season is officially underway as flu incidence is already above the national threshold, Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters during a teleconference Monday.

November 29, 2012

Fred's on Thurday reported a total sales decline of 1% to $150.4 million for the four weeks ended Nov. 24.

November 20, 2012

While sale prices may attract many consumers to products, for others, they may denote lower quality, a new study suggests.

November 20, 2012

Any trickle-down of an improving economy hasn't trickled down to Fred's consumer base, Bruce Efird, Fred's CEO, told analysts Tuesday morning in discussing the discounter's third-quarter results.

November 19, 2012

CVS/pharmacy on Monday announced its annual in-store fundraiser for the ninth year to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign, a holiday program that raises awareness and funds for the research and care provided at St. Jude.

November 15, 2012

Pedigree’s new Dentastix line of oral care products for pets fights “dog breath.” These new Fresh Treats for dogs work to help banish bad breath and help with overall oral care, including tartar control.


November 7, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a warning letter to The Avalon Effect, a company based in Franklin, Tenn., for its marketing of a light therapy product that claims to cure or treat symptoms of fungal meningitis, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, concussions, Lyme disease and other diseases.

November 1, 2012

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported an increase of 1% in total sales to $450.6 million for its third quarter ended Oct. 27.

October 2, 2012

Two companies have signed a deal to provide access to real-time medication history to healthcare providers.

September 28, 2012

Dollar General is promising big savings on toys -- right up until Christmas Eve.

September 25, 2012

Cesar has launched its Meaty Selects line.

September 21, 2012

Walgreens has donated 3,000 doses of flu vaccine to Knox County high school students, valued at $100,000, according to a report in the Knoxville News Sentinel published Thursday.

September 17, 2012

Walgreens on Monday announced that it has completed its purchase of 144 stores operating under the USA Drug, Super D Drug, May’s Drug, Med-X and Drug Warehouse names located in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

September 5, 2012

Cesar has launched new Savory Delights canine meals that feature ingredient combinations and unique toppings.

August 30, 2012

Kirby Lester will provide pharmacy automation equipment for a distribution company based in Tennessee.

August 30, 2012

Fred's on Thursday posted $139.9 million in sales, up 2.8%, for the four weeks ended Aug. 25.

August 14, 2012

NuSirt Sciences last week released a weight management product called NuShape and a product for healthy blood sugar called NuControl.

July 24, 2012

The Little Clinic is continuing to expand its presence across Kroger stores with the addition of in-store clinics located in the Dayton, Ohio, area.