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April 14, 2011

Supervalu on Thursday reported better-than-expected results with an earnings per share of 44 cents, which was 10 cents above analyst consensus of 34 cents.

April 12, 2011

The 2011 allergy season is expected to be 27 days longer in the northernmost parts of North America, adding almost a month of suffering to the typical pollen allergy season of February through October, a study published Tuesday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences determined.

April 11, 2011

ConAgra is emphasizing the use of its Healthy Choice frozen meals to improve the quality of one's diet and overall well-being.

April 6, 2011

U.S. consumers that opted to become more thrifty during the recession will face rising food costs with ease as they've mastered ways to stretch their money, according to new research by NPD.

April 1, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has hired Julie Philp as director of federal affairs to bring additional pharmacy and legislative expertise to the government affairs team. She joins NACDS on April 11.

March 30, 2011

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy has promoted its supervisor of Rx coordinators.

March 24, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacies signed new store leases in Homestead and Pembroke Pines, and plans to add as many as 21 new store locations to its portfolio over the next three years.

March 24, 2011

The 2011 NACDS Marketplace Conference will take place in Boston, June 25 to 28. More than 230 retail companies — representing more than $500 billion in annual buying power — and more than 90% of the consumer packaged goods industry is expected to attend. To learn more, Drug Store News talked with NACDS SVP member programs and services Jim Whitman and NACDS director of conference exhibits and registration Roy McGrath.

DSN: Why is Marketplace more important than ever? What’s new this year?

March 23, 2011

A new report released this week unveiled the top go-to markets for retailers that are looking to boost their national presence.

March 21, 2011

The generic drug industry’s main lobby in Washington is hoping to head off cuts to the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Generic Drugs, which it said could have a “devastating impact” on those who rely on generics.

March 21, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Monday that Jill McCormack joined its state government affairs team as a director of state government affairs.

March 16, 2011

Sensa Products on Wednesday announced the expansion of its product line with Sensa For Men exclusively through GNC.

March 15, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday outlined a new campaign attacking fraudulent weight-loss products marketed as dietary supplements, especially those companies that proffer a “magic pill” that almost immediately achieves weight loss.

March 15, 2011

Medela on Tuesday announced the launch of a new online Keep the Connection contest, giving moms a chance to win Medela breast-pumping and breast-feeding products.

March 15, 2011

Pharmacy benefit manager SXC Health Solutions has appointed president and CEO Mark Thierer as chairman of the board, the company said.

March 7, 2011

Actavis last week named Lisa Buono to lead its over-the-counter drug division as part of the company’s strategic expansion of the division.

March 3, 2011

Kellogg's Special K brand has created decadent cereal bars with weight-conscious consumers in mind.

March 1, 2011

The critically acclaimed film that captivated and horrified moviegoers this year is coming to Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

February 28, 2011

Food Lion announced Friday that it would add more of its MVP savings center kiosks to help customers save on their grocery bills.

February 18, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association on Friday sent a joint letter to every governor and state Medicaid director on the importance of pharmacies in Medicaid and the industry’s interest in working with state governments to cut costs.

February 16, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and its members from across the country once again are flocking to Capitol Hill for RxImpact Day, a groundbreaking, two-day event that enables pharmacists to meet with members of Congress to discuss the vital role of retail pharmacy within the U.S. healthcare system and its ability to help reduce annual healthcare costs.

February 15, 2011

Walgreens last month promoted Mia Scholz from corporate VP accounting and controller to SVP accounting and controller.

February 14, 2011

NSF International, a U.S. testing and certification organization, has partnered with Natrue, the international natural and organic cosmetic association based in Brussels, to develop a national standard for natural personal care products.

February 14, 2011

An increase in consolidation among generic drug companies could be in the works, according to a new report from Thomson Reuters.

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