January 5, 2011



Dollar sales for energy drinks were up 8.2% in drug stores for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 31, 2010, according to SymphonyIRI Group. Energy shot dollar sales in the channel fared even better, with sales surging nearly 12% for the same period.


Despite occasional controversy, demand remains strong for the beverages, and the segment is poised to become even more significant as its appeal broadens beyond its original target consumer group.


January 5, 2011

WHITESTONE, N.Y. — Business mogul, real-estate developer on a colossal scale with an ego to match, reality TV star, highest of the high-profile billionaires. Could Donald Trump’s next big role be president of the United States?


More importantly, would Trump the president be good for the country and, more specifically, for retail and wholesale pharmacy?


January 4, 2011

It seems that Americans' everyday items are getting a little smaller.

December 22, 2010

The FRS Co., the manufacturer of FRS Healthy Energy products, on Tuesday named Denver Bronco first-round pick Tim Tebow to its FRS Healthy Energy team as its latest professional athlete spokesman.

December 9, 2010

Jones Soda received a nod for its product revamp of the company's WhoopAss energy drink.

December 8, 2010

Nice-Pak Products recently announced the transformation of its Mooresville, Ind., manufacturing plant into a “zero landfill” facility — the plant now converts excess waste into energy that produces steam heat for Indianapolis.

December 7, 2010

Functional beverages are moving to the next level. Sean Seitzinger, partner at Symphony Consulting of the SymphonyIRI Group, said that functional foods are one of the fastest-growing areas of the supermarket, recording 27% growth over the past three years. “Functional beverages, which comprise 63% of the category, are the center plate of that story,” Seitzinger said.


December 7, 2010


HOUSTON — Walgreens will receive a jolt to its brand image in February as the chain begins playing host to NRG’s eVgo electric vehicle charging stations across 18 locations in the Hous­ton market. The eye-catching stations will help position Walgreens, and such other participating retailers as H-E-B and Best Buy, as cutting-edge companies with an eye to the future — and as responsible neighbors intent to make good on the promise of sustainability.


November 24, 2010

Diabetica Research Solutions is spreading the word about its diabetes energy formula with a new media program that targets the New York metropolitan area.

November 17, 2010

In an effort to extend its environmental stewardship, Walgreens stores in the Houston area soon...

November 16, 2010

Patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease said the illness prevented them from living life...

November 15, 2010

You’ve heard it before, and it’s true: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

November 15, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration could move on manufacturers of energy drinks that combine alcohol...

November 11, 2010

Eboost on Thursday launched its super berry liquid shot, formulated with a host of vitamins,...

November 8, 2010

Costco customers walking past this Living Essentials 5-Hour Energy pallet aren't likely to know what...

November 7, 2010

In another step toward energy independence and sustainability, Walgreens unveiled what it said is the...

November 3, 2010

Clif Bar on Thursday announced the introduction of a revamped Clif Shot energy gel, a...

October 24, 2010

’Tis the season for battery multipacks. Battery-powered toys and electronic devices are on many holiday...

October 24, 2010

In a highly anticipated move to new leadership, the National Community Pharmacists Association has named...

October 21, 2010

More than 13,000 new sustainable food and drink products have been tracked in the Mintel...

October 20, 2010

Multivitamin maker Centrum is encouraging women to pledge an hour toward an activity that is...

October 10, 2010

Frank Shanower was known as much for his outsized personality and offbeat sense of humor...

October 6, 2010

Balance Bar on Thursday introduced three new flavors — double chocolate brownie, lemon meringue crunch...

October 6, 2010

Keeping up with the times, Energizer has launched a rechargeable case with built-in battery for...