June 18, 2012

HealthNet on Monday released its PillManager mobile application across both Apple and Android platforms. The app allows consumers to track their own medication schedules and interact directly with their doctor or pharmacist for repeat prescriptions.

June 18, 2012

American women lead the way in anti-aging facial skin care usage when compared with their counterparts in Germany, France and the United Kingdom, according to new research from Mintel.

June 13, 2012

Upsher-Smith Labs on Wednesday announced that it has agreed to acquire Proximagen Group, a European biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for diseases of the central nervous system and inflammation.

May 22, 2012

Red Carpet Manicure, an at-home LED gel manicure and pedicure system, has announced that it is expanding to Canada with plans to launch the system at London Drug, Rexall and The Shopping Channel in June.

May 16, 2012

Tracking all of the latest trends within beauty can be about as simple as herding cats, but there undoubtedly are some niches within beauty that are making waves at food, drug and mass.


May 15, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline is acquiring the remainder of a privately owned research and development company, GSK said Tuesday.

April 13, 2012

The Body Shop, which was acquired by L’Oréal in 2006, is looking to revamp its 2,700 global stores to its new store concept, dubbed “Pulse,” according to published reports.

April 11, 2012

Walgreens on Tuesday evening elected Jan Babiak, a retired managing partner for Ernst & Young, to its board of directors.

April 4, 2012

Alliance Boots has continued to expand its presence in the global marketplace by opening its 200th store in Thailand.

March 28, 2012

Customer experience is highly correlated to loyalty in both the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a new report by Temkin Group.

March 8, 2012

Morrisons, the large U.K.-based supermarket chain, wanted to get closer to its customers. The result was M Local, its new 3,000-sq.-ft., freestanding, convenience food format.

February 29, 2012

Driving innovation in the year ahead is beauty that’s “plugged in” and encompasses electricity and energy, according to Mintel Beauty and Personal Care, which also predicted that packaging will reflect the increase in interactivity between virtual and real worlds, making greater use of sound, video and QR codes. Enter Kinetique.

February 22, 2012

L'Oréal is looking to spread its Kiehl’s skin care brand across the United Kingdom this year, according to a published report in The Telegraph.

February 21, 2012

LimbO Products on Tuesday announced the launch of its new website, Limboproducts.com.

February 6, 2012

Pregnant women with diabetes are almost four times more likely to have a baby with a birth defect than women without the condition, and the likelihood is linked to the mother's glucose level, according to a new study released by Newcastle University Monday.

February 1, 2012

The total U.S. prestige beauty industry experienced an 11% increase in dollar sales during 2011, according to market research company The NPD Group, with skin care and fragrance sold in U.S. department stores posting double-digit gains.

February 1, 2012

Self-monitoring blood glucose levels in Type 2 diabetics not on an insulin regimen may contribute little to managing the disease, according to an analysis published online last month by The Cochran Library.

January 3, 2012

Kraft is reentering the breakfast market with belVita Breakfast biscuits. National rollout of belVita — which Kraft has sold in Europe for the last decade and started selling in the United Kingdom last year — will begin this February to 90,000 U.S. retail locations.


December 21, 2011

Inter Parfums has announced that its Paris-based subsidiary, Interparfums SA — the prestige fragrance company and exclusive worldwide licensee for Burberry fragrance products — and its licensor, global luxury company Burberry Group, are in discussions regarding the establishment of a new operating structure for the Burberry fragrance and beauty business.

December 14, 2011

A new survey by Angus Reid Public Opinion revealed a number of similarities and differences between the holiday shopping habits of people in North America and the United Kingdom.

November 15, 2011

Fresh & Easy's chief marketing officer reportedly has left the retailer, according to published reports.

November 9, 2011

Coty has announced that Bart Becht, former Reckitt Benckiser CEO, has joined its board as nonexecutive chairman.

November 7, 2011

A supermarket chain in the United Kingdom has launched a new initiative that will enlist 10 families with the same surname, according to published reports.

November 4, 2011

Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia.