August 8, 2013

One of the fastest-growing segments in health care today is home health care, which is expected to become even more important over the next decade. To help independent pharmacies take advantage of the market, Cardinal Health is giving its customers access to more than 30,000 medical products through Independence Medical, the company said at its annual Retail Business Conference for independent pharmacy owners.

August 8, 2013

Craft beer is still the engine driving the beer category. Craft beer dollar sales grew 17%, while volume surged 15% in 2012, according to the Brewers Institute.

August 8, 2013

Drug Store News recently spoke with president Ken Martindale about how Rite Aid's Wellness format has evolved.

August 8, 2013

The pervasiveness of Facebook and Twitter has not killed the greeting card and gift wrap category.

August 6, 2013

Campbell Soup Co. today announced the appointment of Ed Carolan as president of U.S. Retail, and Tim Hassett as SVP and general manager of Away from Home, and chief customer officer of Campbell North America. Both will report to Mark Alexander, president, Campbell North America

August 6, 2013

Jewel-Osco, which is owned by New Albertsons, has named Jim Rice as VP of operations for Jewel-Osco.

August 6, 2013

Target is acquiring online skin care site DermStore, the mass merchandise retailer said Tuesday.

August 2, 2013

Majestic Drug Co. Inc., makers of the Senzzzzz Away Tooth Desensitizer, in conjunction with the product launch announced the results of a nationwide survey of Americans showing nearly 50% of the population suffers from tooth sensitivity.

August 1, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser named Alexander Lacik, 48, to the position of president, Reckitt Benckiser North America, effective June 2013. Lacik reports directly to Rob de Groot, EVP Europe and North America, and will be a part of the ENA leadership team.

July 30, 2013

GNC on Monday named Carmine Fortino EVP business development. Fortino comes to GNC from Atrium Innovations, a Canadian natural health products company, where he was president. Fortino also was a former director of GNC from 2007 to 2011.

July 30, 2013

NutraFana Pharmaceuticals recently launched a probiotic formulated specifically for children called FloraTummys Probiotic Sprinkles.

July 29, 2013

Applied Predictive Technologies and IRI announced they are joining forces to fuel APT’s Test & Learn software suite with IRI’s point-of-sale data.

July 29, 2013

The Community Pharmacy Foundation and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced on Monday that they will work together to evaluate the impact on patient outcomes of the integration of community pharmacy-provided medication management strategies into a statewide, patient-centered medical home network in North Dakota. More than 70% of physicians participate in the state’s medical home program.

July 24, 2013

Despite widespread doubt and dissatisfaction, most adults say they're not ready to repeal the healthcare-reform law signed into law two years ago by President Obama, according to a poll.

July 22, 2013

Decisions on whether to bring new generic drugs to market depend significantly on companies' ability to settle patent lawsuits filed by branded drug companies, according to a new white paper.

July 18, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association announced that three teams of pharmacy students have been named finalists in the 2013 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

July 17, 2013

The NPD Group has expanded its coverage of the U.S. prestige beauty market through its new BeautyTrends Direct service, which tracks direct-to-consumer sales of fragrance, makeup and skin care products sold on department store websites, in key online-only beauty retailers and through TV/home-shopping retailers.

July 17, 2013

Corning, a provider of specialty glass and ceramics, has appointed Procter & Gamble group president of global beauty, Deborah Henretta, to Corning's board of directors.

July 12, 2013

Supervalu on Friday announced a leadership change at the company’s Shoppers division, based in Bowie, Md., as current president Bob Bly has decided to leave the company to pursue new career opportunities.

July 10, 2013

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing announced that BV Investment Partners has become ECRM’s majority shareholder, effective immediately. Greg Farrar was named ECRM's CEO.

July 10, 2013

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, has named John Compton to its board of directors to serve along with principals of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm.

July 10, 2013

Patient care is local. And at the end of the day, when the book has been written on healthcare reform that simple fact will create more opportunity for community pharmacy owners — at least the ones who are able to seize that opportunity.

July 9, 2013

One, a specialty brand of premium condoms in North America, on Tuesday announced the launch of One Move — a deluxe, long-lasting silicone lubricant — and One Oasis — a smooth, water-based lubricant that is paraben-free.

July 9, 2013

Prestige Brands Holdings announced its acquisition of Care Pharmaceuticals of Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia, a privately held marketer and distributor of over-the-counter healthcare brands for children and adults.