July 6, 2012

Independent pharmacy owner-operators, by definition, stand somewhat alone. It’s the nature of their calling, and it defines their particular brand of pharmacy retailing as a responsive, patient-focused center for community care and high-touch, individualized personal service.

June 28, 2012

This year’s National Association of Chain Drug Stores Marketplace Conference proved to be a productive four-day event as retailers and suppliers representing more than $500 billion in annual buying power convened in Denver to network, explore business opportunities and participate in educational programs.

June 27, 2012

Active Health Foods announced that its Active X energy bars will be sold across 600 GNC outlets, thanks to an agreement the company has inked with the retailer.

June 27, 2012

Celsius Holdings on Monday welcomed Tony Little, worldwide fitness icon and Fitness Hall of Fame Inductee.

June 22, 2012

Herborium Group announced today that its proprietary energy drinks, which contain all herbal ingredients, will hit the market this fall and will complement the company's sexual health product line.

June 21, 2012

There’s plenty of pep left in energy drinks. “Energy drink performance accelerated in 2011, and we expect strong growth once again in 2012,” said Gary Hemphill, SVP of Beverage Marketing Corp.’s information services division

June 21, 2012

The energy shot business in the mass market still is dominated by one player — Living Essentials’ 5-Hour Energy has almost 90% dollar share — but Sato Pharmaceutical, which boasts its Yunker Energy as the No. 1 energy shot in Japan, is looking to challenge that domination with the launch and support behind its Yunker Energy product across the United States.

June 21, 2012

Could cough-cold category managers be a victim of their own success? Could the reason that not nearly as many consumers came down with some sort of upper respiratory illness this past season be credited to a build-up in cough-cold prevention products?


June 4, 2012

All American Pet Co. has introduced a new line of 27% meat-first protein/energy bars just for dogs.

June 1, 2012

Full Motion Beverage on Wednesday announced the launch of Full Motion Sports, a wholly owned subsidiary that will focus on the development and sales of sports-related drinks and dietary supplements.

May 24, 2012

Activate has reformulated its full line of beverages to feature naturally enhanced flavors that include electrolytes and a blend of vitamins A, B5, B12, C and E, along with other functional ingredients.

May 22, 2012

FITT Highway Products on Tuesday announced the initial launch of its F.I.T.T. Energy products — three 2-oz. energy shots — through convenience stores in California and Nevada.

May 18, 2012

The National Advertising Division on Friday recommended Dreambrands modify or discontinue a wide range of advertising claims for “Add Lib,” a dietary supplement promoted to women for improved mood, energy and sexual desire.

May 18, 2012

Weis Markets on Thursday announced it has begun the construction of an environmentally innovative 65,000-sq.-ft. superstore in Fogelsville, Pa.

May 17, 2012

Coty has announced the May launch of its new Nautica Aqua Rush fragrance for men.

May 15, 2012

Fuse Science on Tuesday announced that it has picked up distribution for its EnerJel product — a topical energy product targeting fitness fanatics — to 200 south Florida pharmacies through a partnership with GAT Trading.

May 4, 2012

Eruption on Thursday launched its Eruption Effervescent Energy, an energy powder supplement that can be added to any beverage.

April 25, 2012

Axe has added an item to its shower product range.

April 24, 2012

Supermarket-pharmacy chain Hy-Vee is launching two initiatives designed to promote sustainability, in recognition of Earth Day.

April 20, 2012

Jamba is looking to expand the distribution and retail outlets of its all-natural energy drinks line beyond the Northeast market.

April 20, 2012

Walgreens is helping to promote Earth Day 2012 with the offer of a 20% discount on select beauty, personal care items and other grocery and household needs on Walgreens.com.

April 11, 2012

An energy product formulated with Sustamine, an ingredient created by Kyowa Hakko USA, has hit the market.

April 11, 2012

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

April 3, 2012

A new line of organic energy sports chews has hit the market.