June 12, 2014

Kroger on Thursday was named Employer of the Year by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities at the organization's annual Bridges Gala in Washington.

June 12, 2014

Consumer spending rose 0.3% in May, marking four consecutive months of rising U.S. retail sales.

June 11, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday opened registration for the association's educational/networking events — The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science and The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry — taking place Nov. 5 to 8 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, Calif.

June 11, 2014

Giant Food on Tuesday released a photo delivering $100,000 to USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore.

June 10, 2014

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Monday announced the launch of Stories of Strength, a program that encourages people to honor someone who has been a source of strength in their lives.

June 9, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology last week issued a policy paper, "A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure," which outlines the government's pledge to support interoperable electronic health records to most Americans.

June 9, 2014

As healthcare decision-makers grapple with how to ensure access to specialty medications, the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and the National Pharmaceutical Council on Monday released a new report, "Supporting Consumer Access to Specialty Medications Through Value-Based Insurance Design," which explores how value-based insurance design could be utilized to address specialty medication access concerns.

June 6, 2014

The Senate confirmed former Walmart executive Sylvia Burwell as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday by a vote of 78-17, according to several reports.

June 5, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday net sales of $8.78 billion for the month of May, an increase of 8% from $8.13 billion during the similar four-week period last year.

June 4, 2014

The Deparment of Health and Human Services on Wednesday announced the availability of up to $300 million under the Affordable Care Act to help the nation’s community health centers expand service hours, hire more medical providers, and add oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision services.

June 3, 2014

A new analysis from Avalere Health released Tuesday found that consumers in exchanges receiving federal assistance to reduce their out-of-pocket costs may experience inconsistent reductions in spending depending on the plan they choose.

June 2, 2014

Public health officials from Boston, California, New York City and other jurisdictions across the nation will head to Washington for the second National Soda Summit, which begins on Wednesday.

June 2, 2014

Sunny Delight Beverages Co. announced that it would be testing a carbonated juice drink aimed at consumers looking for an alternative to energy drinks.

May 30, 2014

U.S. consumer spending fell by $8.1 billion, or 0.1%, in April 2014. It was the first monthly decline in consumer spending since April 2013 and followed a 1% increase of $117.6 billion the previous month.

May 30, 2014

During Costco’s quarterly conference call this week with analysts, the company touched upon some online tests underway as the online shipping battle among retailers continues to intensify.

May 29, 2014

Costco reported on Thursday a boost in third-quarter revenues and net income.

May 29, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition refuted any possible link between use of creatine and the recent killings in Santa Barbara, Calif.

May 28, 2014

Bartell Drugs and its customers have teamed up to donate $100,000 to the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services for ongoing recovery efforts for those affected by the March 22nd Oso mudslide in Snohomish County.
 


May 28, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced the addition of four new companies to its membership roster — voting members Arizona Nutritional Supplements and Ingredion and associate members­ AccentHealth and UL Consumer Products.

May 27, 2014

According to a Gallup poll released last week, the adult obesity rate is 27.7% thus far in 2014.

May 20, 2014

"Should a Medicare senior’s “preferred” pharmacy be nine hours away by plane? Should a community pharmacy be reimbursed $300 below its cost of acquiring and dispensing a lifesaving drug? Should patients endure long trips for basic health services that a local community pharmacist is qualified to provide? Of course not," writes National Community Pharmacists Association CEO, B. Douglas Hoey in his latest guest blog entry.

May 20, 2014

MissNowMrs.com, an online name-change service created to simplify the name-change process for brides, on Tuesday announced a deal with Rite Aid making MissNowMrs.com gift cards available in nearly 4,600 Rite Aid locations nationwide.

May 19, 2014

The American Podiatric Medical Association on Monday reported that while 77% of Americans experienced foot pain, only a third of them sought care from a podiatrist.

May 16, 2014

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has presented Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark, with its highest honor, the Champion Award, for his company’s leadership in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States.