August 15, 2011

The Little Clinic, located in select Kroger, King Soopers and Fry’s Food Stores, has announced that, through sports physicals provided at the clinics, it is supporting U.S. troops through a special donation program with the USO.

August 15, 2011

The Little Clinic, which operates clinics inside select Kroger, King Soopers and Fry’s Food Stores, opened on Aug. 5 its first location inside a Kroger store in the Atlanta area and expects to open a second Atlanta-area clinic this year as well.

August 11, 2011

The Cardinal Health Foundation on Thursday announced nearly $210,000 in grant funding to 14 nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to combating prescription drug abuse.

August 11, 2011

Family Dollar opened its 7,000th store Thursday, further cementing the dollar-store channel as an area of rapid growth.

August 4, 2011

Fred's on Thursday reported sales of $452.7 million, up 1% compared with the year-ago period, for the second quarter ended July 30.

July 19, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Graceway Pharmaceuticals for actinic keratoses, Graceway said.

July 12, 2011

The Retail Orphan Initiative on Tuesday announced the launch of an online charity locator to match up retailers looking to donate overstocked merchandise with local charities.

July 8, 2011

The rate of obesity among adults has increased across 16 states, with no states seeing a drop, according to a new report released by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

July 7, 2011

Fred's on Thursday reported sales of $179 million for the five weeks ended July 2, representing a relatively flat 0.1% increase, compared with the year-ago period.

June 22, 2011

Publix announced that it will make its Knoxville, Tenn., debut in the Northshore Town Center at Northshore Drive and Pellissippi Parkway.

June 17, 2011

A line of all-natural, 100% juice blends has arrived in more than 290 Publix stores across four states.

June 13, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday announced that nominations currently are being accepted for its Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year Award and the NCPA Prescription Drug Safety Award.

June 10, 2011

Cardinal Health on Friday announced a new pharmacy college scholarship program, making $1.1 million in scholarship funds available to 13 pharmacy schools. Recipient schools will be endowed with scholarship funding ranging from $50,000 to $125,000.

June 8, 2011

Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., have offered an amendment to legislation that is designed to delay swipe-fee reforms.

June 8, 2011

The retail industry won a big victory in Washington, D.C., as the Senate defeated an amendment that proposed to delay swipe-fee reform for another 12 months.

June 2, 2011

Fred's on Thursday reported sales of $143.5 million for the four weeks ended May 28, up 1%. Comparable-store sales for the month rose 0.2%, compared with an increase of 3.5% in the same period last year.

June 1, 2011

Sales and profits continued to pile up at Dollar General during the first quarter as shoppers sought value at the retailer’s 9,500 stores.

May 26, 2011

Dollar General announced its plans to expand its operations to California in 2012.

May 26, 2011

Fred's net income increased 16% to $9.5 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, compared with net income of $8.2 million, or 21 cents per diluted share in the year-earlier period.

May 5, 2011

Fred's tallied $141.8 million in sales, representing an increase of 3% for the four weeks ended April 30, the retailer reported Thursday.

May 2, 2011

The philanthropic arm of retail pharmacy chain Rite Aid is donating $100,000 in money and supplies to victims of tornadoes in Alabama and Tennessee, the company said Friday.

April 14, 2011

The Little Clinic has announced the appointment of Kenneth Patric as its new chief medical officer, providing medical oversight and management, and overseeing the development and implementation, of new clinical programs and initiatives for The Little Clinic on a national level.

March 30, 2011

Dr. Reddy’s Labs will assume ownership of a penicillin manufacturing site in Bristol, Tenn., from GlaxoSmithKline.

March 28, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a topical treatment for genital warts made by Graceway Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Monday.