June 18, 2015

Regional pharmacy chain Bartell Drugs has announced that it is continuing its tradition of helping to fight hunger in the Puget Sound area with its “Bartell’s Community Food Drive,” a community partnership with Food Lifeline.

June 16, 2015

The FDA announced on Tuesday that it determined that partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not generally recognized as safe for use in human food.

May 29, 2015

 According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon will add items such as milk, cereal, baby food and household cleaners to its Elements private label brand.

May 26, 2015

H-E-B on Monday responded to its customers located in the Texas communities impacted by flooding. 

May 21, 2015
Amazon.com is offering one-hour delivery of products from select local stores in Manhattan through its Prime Now service. In Manhattan, customers can now purchase groceries, prepared meals and baked goods from D’Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy’s Bakery through the Prime Now app.
 
May 20, 2015

Is there a niche OTC opportunity on which food, drug and mass retailer pharmacies are not fully capitalizing? If the answer isn’t yes, then the cat is already out of the bag — according to the American Pet Products Association the market for pet supplies and OTC medicines will grow by 4.7% by the end of the year.

May 20, 2015

The retail behemoth that is Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is fixing its sights on a new target: the nation’s overstretched and overly costly primary healthcare system. The result could be a major disruption of that system and the acceleration of health reform in America.

May 19, 2015

As consumers increasingly look to curb their sugar and fat intake, many food and beverage companies are opting to go small, according to an Adweek report.

May 18, 2015

Target’s leadership has been quite vocal about its desire to reinvent its food business to focus on healthier options and, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

May 13, 2015

Wegmans Food Markets announced it is a key element of a revitilazation program for Admirals Row in New York City. 

May 6, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart helped fuel Loblaw’s first quarter as the company continues to implement best-of-breed practices across its network.

May 1, 2015

Greek-yogurt brand Chobani on Friday announced plans for a new creative platform and campaign that will reaffirm its commitment to providing better food for more people.

April 30, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance to sponsor USA Pavilion at world fair. 

April 22, 2015

Now in its 110th year, H-E-B is a pioneer in food-store pharmacy retailing.

April 22, 2015

What supermarket pharmacy provider scores highest in consumer satisfaction? That would be Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Super Markets, the largest employee-owned U.S. grocery chain.

April 22, 2015

After so called food deserts — communities that lack access to fresh produce and other healthy foods — led some retailers to develop stores to fill this gap, the existence of a new type of desert with an equally devastating impact on the health of those living there is starting to emerge.

April 22, 2015

Retail pharmacy is becoming increasingly global. Bi-Lo Holdings in March brought turnaround expert Ian McLeod to the helm.

April 22, 2015

It has been a year since Loblaw Co. completed its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart in a $12.4 billion deal that created a retailing powerhouse.

April 22, 2015

Stop & Shop has broken ground on the company’s first anaerobic digester at its distribution center in Freetown, Massachusetts. 

 

April 14, 2015

According to TheStreet, there are four key challenges that grocery veteran Anne Dament will likely have to tackle over the next 12 months as she works to reposition Target’s food business.

April 13, 2015

Target has named a SVP, merchandising to lead the strategic repositioning of Target’s food business.

April 9, 2015

Under the Certified Humane label, Open Farm will use only meat and poultry product in pets foods that come from Certified Humane farms and ranches.

April 6, 2015

Walmart is looking to increase its support of community hunger programs with a new Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign this spring.

March 13, 2015

When hurricanes, tornadoes, foods and other disasters strike, where do people turn for help? Retail pharmacies have become a critical community resource in times of great stress, offering food, water, emergency items, medical supplies and healthcare services when most other local businesses are still struggling to reopen or rebuild.