April 21, 2013

Nestled in Washington, D.C.'s, Chinatown is the recently opened Walgreens flagship store. The store, which marks the retailer's seventh Walgreens flagship location, features a "Walgreens" sign with Mandarin and Chinese characters that translate as "pharmacy," and its interior beauty department — better known as a Look Boutique — is among the most impressive yet.

April 8, 2013

In recognition of National Park Week April 20 to 28, Reckitt Benckiser's Air Wick is launching a new line of air fresheners inspired by the essence of America's national parks. Proceeds will help benefit the National Parks Foundation.

March 22, 2013

A report published Thursday in the Los Angeles Times estimated that U.K.-based Tesco has lost up to $2 billion in its failed Fresh & Easy California venture. Tesco had placed the troubled grocer on the sales bloc in December following the departure of Fresh & Easy CEO Tim Mason.

March 20, 2013

Dry shampoo introductions are on the rise as the segment accounting for 3% of global shampoo launch activity in 2012, up from 1% in 2008, according to new research from Mintel Beauty & Personal Care.

March 18, 2013

Beauty company Coty has announced its latest initiative in support of Delete Blood Cancer/DKMS: The Feb. 19, 2013, launch of the organization in the U.K.

March 14, 2013

MinuteClinic president and SVP/associate chief medical officer of CVS Caremark, Andrew Sussman, traveled to London this week to discuss how MinuteClinic is improving care and access at substantially lower cost, the company has announced.

February 26, 2013

Shutl on Tuesday announced the official launch of its North American operation and that service — Shutl enables omnichannel retailers to offer delivery of online orders within a one-hour window of choice — will go live next month in New York, San Francisco and Chicago.

February 22, 2013

Harris Teeter Supermarkets elected Mark Ordan to its board at its annual shareholders meeting.

February 4, 2013

U.K. grocer Tesco is attempting to reassure shoppers that its United States-based Fresh & Easy supermarkets are not closing after announcing in December plans to exit the U.S. market, Bloomberg News reported Friday.

January 15, 2013

Hong Kong-based Li & Fung — a multinational consumer goods sourcing, distribution and logistics group — has acquired Lornamead for about $190 million.

January 10, 2013

Unilever-owned tea company Lipton is looking to breathe new life into a brand more than 130 years old.

January 8, 2013

Natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market has appointed a former Accenture executive as its global VP and chief information officer, the company said.

December 10, 2012

A company that makes healthy snacks for children has unveiled what it called the first vending machine for babies, recently unveiled at a British children's festival.

December 5, 2012

Tesco placed its U.S. supermarket business Fresh & Easy on the sales bloc Wednesday, in conjunction with an announcement that Fresh & Easy CEO Tim Mason has left the company.

November 30, 2012

Walgreens is welcoming the public on Dec. 1 to the official opening of its 8,000th store nationwide and its first flagship store on the West Coast, located in Los Angeles at the iconic corner of Sunset and Vine.

November 29, 2012

Bettie Page has come to Boston. Tatyana Designs, a Las Vegas-based retailer specializing in contemporary designs inspired by the iconic Bettie Page, opened in late October its Boston boutique — marking its tenth U.S. location. Nestled at 32 Newbury St., in the heart of the shopping jewel of Boston, the store’s neighbors include Burberry, Chanel and Cartier.


November 26, 2012

Reckitt Benckiser successfully wrapped up its pursuit of Schiff Nutrition on Friday with the signing of a definitive merger agreement in a deal valued at $1.4 billion. Bayer officially relinquished its proposed acquisition on the same day.

November 19, 2012

Drug maker Shire has started a research program focused on rare diseases and their effects on patients and healthcare professionals, the company said Monday.

November 16, 2012

The battle for Schiff Nutrition is on. Reckitt Benckiser on Friday commenced its previously announced tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Schiff Nutrition — a provider of branded vitamins, nutrition supplements and nutrition bars in the United States and elsewhere — for $42 per share in cash, or approximately $1.4 billion.

November 15, 2012

Royal Ahold has appointed a new COO for its U.S. subsidiary, the company said Thursday.

November 15, 2012

Sometimes, in looking for new ideas in the retail industry, it helps to take a peek outside the borders of the United States. 


October 31, 2012

The Hain Celestial Group, a natural and organic products company, announced Monday the closing of the acquisition of Premier Food's portfolio of packaged grocery brands and its Histon manufacturing base in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.

October 25, 2012

According to published reports, Alliance Boots earlier this week partnered with Jamie Oliver, British chef and media personality known worldwide, to launch a "deli-inspired" lunchtime range of food called Jamie Does Lunch.

October 23, 2012

Boots No7 is celebrating its 77th anniversary with a reinvigorated brand image and new products for the U.S. market.