March 7, 2012

Rolling Strong, a health-and-wellness coordinator for professional drivers, named Kroger a preferred provider for wellness solutions for its trucking clients and drivers.

February 24, 2012

Diet Mountain Dew has tapped NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. for a new campaign that highlights the 2012 NASCAR season.

January 31, 2012

Seventeen percent of coffee drinkers enjoy consuming one "cup of joe" at a time, according to new Mintel research.

January 24, 2012

Banana Boat sun care will take on the sun and the speedway for a new partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams.

December 14, 2011

The Half Time Drill Driver has entered the market.

December 5, 2011

Safe and effective. Those are the selling points that homeopathy has been emphasizing with mass consumers, and it’s working. Sales of homeopathic products as measured by SPINSscan across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart) were up 16%, reaching a sales base of $126.1 million.

November 10, 2011

Employers and consumers alike are adopting health savings accounts as a viable way to manage their healthcare costs without compromising care, according to two national surveys released Thursday.

October 27, 2011

If employers want to best manage the health and productivity of their employees, they need to continue company-sponsored health plans — that was a key message that Troyen Brennan, EVP and chief medical officer of CVS Caremark, had for attendees at the National Business Group on Health's annual meeting on Thursday.

September 12, 2011

Consumers still have a sweet tooth despite a sour economy. U.S. confectionery sales at food, drug and mass stores continue to grow at a pace of 4.2%, outpacing overall store sales, according to data from the National Confectioners Association.


August 4, 2011

July same-store sales at Target rose 4.1% on top of a prior-year gain of 2%, with increased transaction size serving as the primary driver of an increase toward the upward end of the company’s guidance.

June 20, 2011

The overall growth in drug spending for 2010 was 3.7%, according to the latest drug trend report by pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions. The lower increase 
was primarily due to higher rates of generic drug dispensing — more than 71% of drugs dispensed were generics. 


June 15, 2011

Schick, an Energizer Holdings brand, is launching a men's scented razor, the Xtreme3 Refresh, which will feature scratch-and-sniff packaging, according to a New York Times article.

June 13, 2011

Walmart opened its first Express stores earlier this month to mixed reviews about the impact of the new format on the company domestic growth. At 15,000 sq. ft., Walmart opened the first Express location in Gentry, Ark., last week, but offered media and investment analysts a preview of the store prior to the company’s shareholders meeting on June 3.

April 25, 2011

Fred’s last year migrated its more than 300 pharmacies to a more convenient front-of-store position in an effort to boost pharmacy revenue — and it worked. Fred’s 2010 pharmacy sales growth of 4.8% outpaced the discounter’s overall sales growth of 3% for the year. At the time Fred’s began executing against the pharmacy makeover, the company reported that test stores featuring front-of-store pharmacies enjoyed 20% higher sales per square foot as compared with the company’s average.


April 14, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday identified the remaining noncore over-the-counter brands that it intends to divest as the company focuses its Consumer Healthcare business around a portfolio of fast-growing priority brands and emerging markets.

March 8, 2011

Nestle is looking to boost its coffee business.

January 25, 2011

Sanofi-Aventis and its U.S. consumer healthcare division Chattem on Tuesday afternoon announced the Food and Drug Administration has approved the Allegra (fexofenadine HCl) family of allergy medication products for over-the-counter use in adults and children 2 years of age and older.

January 5, 2011



Sales of diet-aid and weight-loss solutions for the past year have been relatively flat, but a confluence of factors — childhood obesity approaching “epidemic” status combined with the real need to reduce escalating healthcare costs connected to obesity — could become a real driver behind weight-loss products in the coming year. 


December 13, 2010

Among those getting their health on track in time for New Year's resolutions are consumers who are concerned about the long-term, negative effects of drinking unhealthy beverages.

December 7, 2010

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — The need to communicate crucial health conditions to 
medical personnel responding to an accident or unresponsive patient is becoming more important, especially considering the increase in such chronic conditions as diabetes or allergies. And that need is expected to become a crucial driver behind the sale of fashionable medical alert bracelets.

November 14, 2010

A recent Raymond James Financial commercial, in which the “fastidious librarian Emily Skinner” lives to...

October 24, 2010

There is a pair of significant reasons sales of external analgesics, including heat and ice...

October 10, 2010

Thermionics’ ThermiPaq products, which now sport an eye-catching yellow “Control Your Pain!” panel as part...

October 7, 2010

CVS Caremark has no doubt been a trailblazer in the healthcare arena, positioning itself along...