November 11, 2011

Joulebody on Thursday announced the launch of its Jouledetox Bar, a vegan whole food bar, to complement the company's meal delivery offering with a retail component.

November 11, 2011

Ralcorp Holdings announced that Terence Block will serve as president and COO of Post Holdings, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

November 9, 2011

Clif Kid on Tuesday released the results of a national survey that found that consumers are confused about nutrition labels; specifically, appropriate quantities of nutrients and nutrition terminology causes frustration among parents when it comes to feeding their kids.

November 8, 2011

The National Football League's Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason will arrive at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to greet a Harris Teeter tractor trailer filled with product needed for a traditional holiday feast, the Carolina grocer announced Tuesday.

November 7, 2011

The heat is on in the snack food aisle. “A lot of growth in the category is coming from more flavorful offerings, particularly in the chip category,” said Chris Clark, a spokesman for the Snack Food Association.

November 7, 2011

The economy has caused consumers to eat at home more frequently. Products that make food prep easier are more popular than ever with consumers.

November 7, 2011

October sure was a busy month for news in the drug channel. It began in earnest on Oct. 1, the day CVS’ new president officially began his new job. Before the month was over, CVS’ chief merchant left to become president of Family Dollar, and his responsibilities would be carved up between three key executives.

November 4, 2011

The personal massager category still is small at only $3.2 million for the 12 weeks ended Sept. 4, according to SymphonyIRI Group data across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), but the growth rate is trending at a 20.6% clip.


November 4, 2011

Food 4 Less and Ralphs Grocery announced that they are inviting customers to help support local food banks and families in need through a special fundraising campaign that kicks off Nov. 6.

November 4, 2011

Sales of acne-fighting products have been on the rise, which comes as little surprise as manufacturers continue to develop innovative formulas and consumers strive for flawless, blemish-free skin.


November 4, 2011

Pacific World, a manufacturer of nail and beauty care products, has merged with W.E. Bassett Co., a supplier of beauty implements, creating the fifth-largest cosmetics company and second-largest nail care company by sales in food, drug and mass retailers nationwide.

November 4, 2011

South of France Natural Body Care is launching a social media campaign anchored by its new blog, TheSoapDishMagazine.com, which went live Friday.

November 2, 2011

Kerr Drug is launching a drive to collect food to donate to needy families for Thanksgiving, the retail pharmacy chain said.

November 2, 2011

Starbucks has launched its K-Cup portion packs at major food, drug, mass, club, specialty and department store retailers nationwide.

November 1, 2011

Rite Aid and LifeScan kicked off the Rite Track Diabetes Tour in New York on Tuesday with a special appearance by celebrity chef Sam Talbot.

October 26, 2011

In an annual study that tracks the brand preferences of Americans ages 8 to 24 years, it looks like Apple takes the cake.

October 26, 2011

Walgreens is showcasing some of its newest healthcare innovations at the TEDMED conference in San Diego, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

October 25, 2011

Natura Pet Products has expanded its California Natural grain-free line.

October 25, 2011

As part of its continued agreement with the Partnership for a Healthier America, Supervalu announced that it is on track to eliminate food deserts nationwide.

October 24, 2011

Product innovation and a desire for flawless-looking skin fueled double-digit sales of concealer at food, drug and mass.

October 24, 2011

The Grocery Manufacturers Association has highlighted the U.S. food and beverage industry's accomplishments on Food Day, which celebrates the more than 15 million Americans who work to provide billions of consumers with safe, healthy, convenient and affordable food.

October 21, 2011

Fresh & Easy will kick off its annual in-store holiday food drive across all of its stores next month in honor of National Food Bank Week.

October 21, 2011

Walgreens announced a series of changes in its merchandising division following a realignment of the group, aimed at “better integrat[ing] with and accelerat[ing] our strategy to become America’s first choice for health and daily living,” Walgreens president of daily living products and solutions Joe Magnacca said late Friday in a statement to Drug Store News.

October 20, 2011

First lady Michelle Obama will be visiting with mayors from 10 U.S. cities on Oct. 25 at a Chicago-area Walgreens, according to published reports.