December 5, 2011

Senior Walmart executives regularly invoke the name of Sam Walton when it serves to reinforce a point regarding the company’s business model or the cultural principles on which Walton is said to have founded the company.

December 5, 2011

Sam’s Club has been on a roll the past few years, and an emphasis on health-and-wellness categories has figured prominently into the warehouse club operator’s improved performance.


December 5, 2011

When someone says “pharmacy automation and technology,” the image that most likely springs to mind is a pharmacy robot dispensing pills in a bottle or pharmacists managing operations or looking at patients’ medical records and electronic prescriptions with the latest pharmacy software.


December 2, 2011

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association and the Council for Responsible Nutrition on Friday jointly filed comments with the Food and Drug Administration seeking withdrawal of its New Dietary Ingredient Draft Guidance, and calling upon the agency to work with stakeholders on a revised version that will maintain the current scope and intent of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994.

December 1, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Thursday named three new members to its recently established scientific advisory board: Dale Bredesen, Michael Fischbach and Charles Serhan.

November 30, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Tuesday appointed Brian Swette to its board of directors.

November 21, 2011

Almost one-third of Americans who have not had enough money to pay for health care and/or medicine in the past 12 months are smokers, according to the October 2011 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

November 21, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday announced that Rend Al-Mondhiry has joined CRN’s staff to serve as the trade association’s regulatory counsel.

November 21, 2011

Harris Teeter associates on Monday donated enough products for its associates to assemble 2,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

November 21, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has appointed pharmacist and trade association veteran Kathleen Jaeger to fill the newly enhanced position of SVP pharmacy care and patient advocacy. She also will serve in a separate role as president of the NACDS Foundation.

November 17, 2011

Up to 152 million people plan to shop Black Friday weekend, compared with the 138 million who planned to do so last year, according to a preliminary Black Friday shopping survey, conducted for the National Retail Federation by BIGresearch.

November 15, 2011

The generic drug lobby is stepping up its efforts to persuade the congressional super committee to avoid adopting rules that would ban some patent settlements between branded and generic drug makers.

November 15, 2011

Walmart delivered a long-awaited same-store sales increase of 1.3% at its U.S. stores division in the third quarter and pointed to ongoing momentum for the holidays with comps guidance ranging from flat to up 2%.

November 11, 2011

Pamela Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, has announced the appointment of Jennifer Kaleda as VP industry affairs, operational effectiveness.

November 8, 2011

Specialty pharmacy provider BioScrip reported $454 million in sales and $500,000 in profits in third quarter 2011, according to an earnings statement released Tuesday.

November 7, 2011

Easter Seals has elected CVS Caremark SVP corporate communications and community relations Eileen Howard Boone to its international board of directors on Monday during its annual convention in Washington, D.C.

November 4, 2011

DSN talked with Larry Soler, president and CEO of the Partnership for a Healthier America, about its Building a Healthier Future Summit and what the organization can mean for retailers and suppliers.

November 4, 2011

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association last week teamed up with the American Medical Association in a joint op-ed published in Roll Call that called for the repeal of the over-the-counter prescription requirement for flexible spending accounts.

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

In September, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association announced the appointment of Ralph Neas — former president and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care — as its new president and CEO, replacing Kathleen Jaeger, who stepped down as president and CEO of the organization in May 2010.

November 3, 2011

CVS Caremark on Thursday reported solid third-quarter results — 2 cents above the high end of its guidance range — driven in large part by better-than-expected performance in its pharmacy benefit management, which is in the midst of a profit-improvement plan.

November 3, 2011

Procter & Gamble on Thursday announced the creation of a new partnership and joint venture with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to be named PGT Healthcare.

November 2, 2011

AmerisourceBergen on Tuesday recorded revenues of $20.4 billion for fourth quarter 2011 ended Sept. 30, up 3.5%. Diluted earnings per share increased 8% to 54 cents. For the year, AmerisourceBergen posted $80.2 billion in revenue, up 2.9%.

October 31, 2011

Texas-based supermarket operator United Supermarkets has teamed up with FlavoRx to roll out the Fillmaster Plus dispensing technology at all of the chain's pharmacies.