May 4, 2012

According to Biotab Nutraceuticals chief marketing officer Robert Wilhovsky, there is seasonality within sleep aids. Biotab fielded the No. 3 sleep aid Alteril in food, drug and mass (without Walmart) with dollar growth of more than 126% for the 12 weeks ended April 15, according to SymphonyIRI Group data. Drug Store News caught up with Wilhovsky to talk about how Biotab approaches the overall sleep category, and how the company helps drive its sleep aid solution through key selling periods.

January 28, 2015

More than two years after Meijer first publicly confirmed that it was considering opening stores in the state of Wisconsin, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer is in the home stretch of construction of its four new supercenters in the greater Milwaukee area.

January 26, 2015

Belgian international food retailer Delhaize Group, which operates about 1,300 stores in the United States, posted double-digit gains in fourth-quarter revenues in the United States.

January 14, 2015

Pacific Foods, which produces a variety of organic products that range from soups and sauces to dips and sides, is making an entry into the breakfast food category with a line of organic, ready-to-eat steel-cut oatmeal. 

January 8, 2015

Consumers were offered more than $496 billion dollars in consumer incentives through Free Standing Inserts in 2014, an increase of 6.4% compared to last year, according to a Kantar Media report released Thursday.

January 6, 2015

Grocer Fresh & Easy has reinvigorated its brand and its stores with a focus on more fresh and natural foods, and is bringing this mission to life through a pilot in Las Vegas.

January 5, 2015

Atkins Nutritionals on Monday unveiled Atkins 40, a new low-carb weight-loss program that offers greater flexibility and food variety, making it easier to sustain while creating the foundations for healthier eating over a lifetime.

December 30, 2014

In an effort to increase food access to neighborhoods designated as food deserts, Baltimore has expanded its Virtual Supermarket Program to two additional communities.

December 17, 2014

Pharmavite announced Wednesday that it has acquired FoodState, makers of whole food supplements, sold under the MegaFood and Innate Response brands.

December 16, 2014

An interest in proactive wellness and proper nutrition is fueling demand for functional foods, Packaged Facts noted Tuesday in a new report.

December 15, 2014

Walmart has announced the 75 food pantry winners of the Food Pantry Holiday Makeover campaign that will each receive a $20,000 grant for facility makeovers.

December 11, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday suggested a number of supplements that can help people with the "winter blues."

December 8, 2014

Meijer is responding to a need from food pantries for nutrition education resources by publishing a cookbook that features recipes using ingredients frequently found in food pantries.

 

December 5, 2014

Even in such food-abundant industrialized countries as the United States, an alarming number of people — particularly seniors — are in a state of diseased-associated malnutrition.

November 13, 2014

IRI recently took a closer look at current shopping trends and provided a road map on how marketers can protect and grow share in the CPG marketplace in the new Times and Trends report, “Channel Migration: The Road to Growth Has Many Lanes.”

November 11, 2014

In recognition of American Diabetes Month in November, Price Chopper has developed food- and health-related programs to help promote awareness on the issues surrounding diabetes and the people who are impacted by the disease.

November 6, 2014

New research evaluating the opinions of both the American public and healthcare professionals during the past year finds a shift in perception toward obesity as a community problem of risks related to food and inactivity.

October 16, 2014

Supervalu reported second-quarter fiscal 2015 net sales of $4 billion and net earnings from continuing operations of $31 million.

 

October 15, 2014

What retail chain has more stores than any other U.S. company, with plans to open an astonishing 700 new locations this year alone, while approaching $20 billion in revenue and maintaining sales and profit momentum? It’s Dollar General, the storied Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based small-box discount giant celebrating its 75th year in business in 2014.

 
October 15, 2014

With their arrival in early 2008, the new leaders of Dollar General began a massive but methodical transformation of the chain’s critical merchandising and marketing functions. The goal: to tighten up and rationalize a store presentation and product mix that had drifted and lost focus, while boosting turns, shelf productivity and profitability.

October 15, 2014

When Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts approached the much-heralded chain drug store and supermarket veteran Rick Dreiling to run Dollar General some seven years ago, the move signaled the investment firm’s determination to return its huge but somewhat floundering retail holding to fiscal health and public ownership as quickly as possible.

October 13, 2014

International food retailer Delhaize Group has announced that Maura Abeln Smith, EVP, general counsel and general secretary, will leave the company, effective Nov. 1.


October 10, 2014

Giant Eagle on Thursday celebrated the grand opening of its newest Market District in Strongsville, Ohio.

October 9, 2014

Pepto-Bismol announced Thursday that Fright Fest at Six Flags will be a little less scary for those who fear stomach upsets.