October 5, 2011

Global information services company Nielsen announced the passing of one of its former executives.

October 4, 2011

Blue Diamond, known for its almond-based food products, announced that it is moving ahead with its expansion strategy by purchasing 88 acres of land in Turlock, Calif.

October 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has launched an initiative that is designed to assure the safety of food sold at retail.

September 30, 2011

Giant Eagle this past week introduced the NuVal nutritional scoring system throughout locations in Columbus, Ohio, and Frederick, Md.

September 29, 2011

Costco Wholesale is calling on the farms that grow cantaloupes and the companies that ship them to be more vigilant in preventing contamination amid one of the deadliest outbreaks of foodborne disease in recent history, according to published reports.

September 26, 2011

Retailers should expect small gains in 2011 holiday sales, according to a Deloitte forecast issued Monday.

September 23, 2011

The Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association have teamed up for a consumer education campaign that expresses their support of the food and beverage industry's front-of-pack nutrition labeling system.

September 20, 2011

Perdue has introduced its new frozen food line that consists of grilled, lightly breaded and roasted chicken products.

September 19, 2011

Family Dollar announced that it has named Trey Johnson to the newly created position of SVP food.

September 19, 2011

U.K.-based weight-loss program Nutracheck has introduced its Calorie Counter application for the iPhone, designed to scan bar codes of more than 10,000 products in the U.K. food database.

September 16, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has expanded its management team by naming Luis Mier as CFO and promoting Manuel Leon to VP wholesale and OTC programs.

September 16, 2011

Walgreens on Friday spoke of the breadth of programs the chain has developed, many in partnership with Joslin Diabetes Center, to assist people with diabetes in living more healthily, at the 2011 Joslin Diabetes Roundtable held in Boston.

September 12, 2011

It is no surprise that hair coloring continues to see growth at food, drug and mass as beauty mavens increasingly turn to more cost-effective, at-home beauty regimens 
and manufacturers continue to turn up the notch on innovation, developing such products as no-drip foam formulas.


September 12, 2011

Innovation — and a bit of fun for the little ones — is the name of the game when it comes to manual and power toothbrushes as manufacturers look to grab consumers’ attention.


September 12, 2011

Snack food company Mike-sell's has introduced five new products.

September 12, 2011

Consumers still have a sweet tooth despite a sour economy. U.S. confectionery sales at food, drug and mass stores continue to grow at a pace of 4.2%, outpacing overall store sales, according to data from the National Confectioners Association.


September 12, 2011

Portable oral care continues to experience strong growth and, if prior sales periods are any indication of what’s ahead, the segment will likely continue to flourish.

September 12, 2011

The expansive oral care market continues to swell as manufacturers further develop toothpastes that promise to provide specific results.

September 12, 2011

The new Walmart Express concept is a further downsizing of Walmart’s supercenter and Neighborhood Market format, 
recently rebranded as Walmart Mart.

September 12, 2011

The oral care segment is a mature market — no doubt about it — but when it comes to tooth-whitening products, consumers have demonstrated that they will continue to snap up products that promise a brighter, whiter smile.

September 9, 2011

Stop & Shop has teamed up with Unilever to support the hunger relief efforts of Feeding America and its local member food banks.

September 8, 2011

T.G.I. Friday’s has brought its famous dishes to the frozen food section of retailers nationwide.

September 7, 2011

Total revenues of the top 100 brands in the nationwide Catalina Network of food, drug and mass grew by just 0.7% during the 12-month period ended in early July, according to new research by Catalina.

September 6, 2011

Safeway on Tuesday announced its offering of flu shots in its grocery stores — positioning its flu season inoculation as more convenient to drug stores.