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February 7, 2012

In an effort to assure customers that private-label products are meeting the proper nutrition criteria, Walmart announced it is implementing a transparent initiative called "Great For You," an icon that calls out healthy foods sold in Walmart stores.

WASHINGTON — In an effort to assure customers that private-label products are meeting the proper nutrition criteria, Walmart announced it is implementing a transparent initiative called "Great For You," an icon that calls out healthy foods sold in Walmart stores, Walmart announced on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

February 6, 2012

Walmart is following through on its commitment to give consumers the best access to affordable, nutritious foods by donating $9.5 million in grants to organizations with a shared mission of promoting healthy eating habits.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is following through on its commitment to give consumers the best access to affordable, nutritious foods by donating $9.5 million in grants to organizations with a shared mission of promoting healthy eating habits.

The funding will support nutrition education programs, provide classes focused on learning to cook and shop for healthier foods on a budget and provide live cooking demonstrations in communities nationwide, the company annnounced in a press release.

January 30, 2012

Toronto-based Jamieson Labs will be attempting to parlay its dietary supplement success in the Canadian marketplace into the U.S. market, according to Jamieson executives presenting at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference in Atlanta in January.

ATLANTA — Toronto-based Jamieson Labs will be attempting to parlay its dietary supplement success in the Canadian marketplace — the Jamieson brand was the No. 1 branded supplement in Canada across nine categories through December, the company reported — into the U.S. market, according to Jamieson executives presenting at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference here earlier this month.

January 30, 2012

A rash of pharmacy crimes, including two robberies on New York’s Long Island that ended in six deaths in 2011, have spurred efforts within the pharmacy community to protect staff and customers. And pharmacy technicians, along with pharmacists, are being enlisted in the campaign to make pharmacy workplaces safer.

A rash of pharmacy crimes, including two robberies on New York’s Long Island that ended in six deaths in 2011, have spurred efforts within the pharmacy community to protect staff and customers. And pharmacy technicians, along with pharmacists, are being enlisted in the campaign to make pharmacy workplaces safer.

January 30, 2012

Don’t panic. That’s one fundamental piece of advice pharmacy crime experts have for pharmacy technicians, pharmacists and their colleagues in the event that their workplace is hit by an armed robber.

Don’t panic. That’s one fundamental piece of advice pharmacy crime experts have for pharmacy technicians, pharmacists and their colleagues in the event that their workplace is hit by an armed robber.

January 27, 2012

Iovate Health Sciences last week showcased a new Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Herbal for dieters looking for a stimulant-free herbal weight-loss formula at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference.

ATLANTA — Iovate Health Sciences last week showcased a new Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Herbal for dieters looking for a stimulant-free herbal weight-loss formula here at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference.

According to the company, the new herbal formula, which first reached store shelves in September, also is gluten free and contains no artificial colors, dyes or flavors.

January 27, 2012

Meda Consumer Healthcare last week featured three revitalized Feosol SKUs, which are set to launch at retail in May, at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference.

ATLANTA — Meda Consumer Healthcare last week featured three revitalized Feosol SKUs, which are set to launch at retail in May, at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference.

The lineup lends itself to a good-better-best merchandising strategy in what has been a commoditized category, and the marketing plan in place to support the launch will mean a significant uptick in promotion of iron supplementation.

January 26, 2012

Biotab Nutraceuticals in March will be launching an ExtenZe-branded line of premium personal lubricant, the company announced last week during the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference.

ATLANTA — Biotab Nutraceuticals in March will be launching an ExtenZe-branded line of premium personal lubricant, the company announced last week during the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference here.

Biotab, headquartered in Monrovia, Calif., has partnered with Trigg Labs and its Wet line of personal lubricants on a co-branding initiative for the two new products. The two lubricants, one water-based the other silicone-based, will be called ExtenZe Powered by Wet and carry a suggested retail of between $15.99 and $19.99.

January 26, 2012

Operating out of Syracuse, N.Y., Freeman Formula introduced several sports nutrition products at last week's ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference in Atlanta, including a uniquely packaged ready-to-mix meal replacement option branded the Freeman Formula Complete Meal.

ATLANTA — Operating out of Syracuse, N.Y., Freeman Formula introduced several sports nutrition products at last week's ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference here, including a uniquely packaged ready-to-mix meal replacement option branded the Freeman Formula Complete Meal.

January 24, 2012

Food manufacturers, take note: Consumers worldwide don't necessarily understand nutritional labels on packaging, according to a new Nielsen survey.

NEW YORK — Food manufacturers, take note: Consumers worldwide don't necessarily understand nutritional labels on packaging, according to a new Nielsen survey.

January 13, 2012

Pharmacy technician students at an online school will be able to perform externships with a major retail pharmacy chain, under a partnership the two companies announced.

PROVO, Utah — Pharmacy technician students at an online school will be able to perform externships with a major retail pharmacy chain, under a partnership the two companies announced.

Career Step said it would partner with Walgreens to allow students to work at local Walgreens stores after gaining a solid foundation of pharmacy technician knowledge in the program. Externship will typically consist of 180 practical hours.

January 12, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced the addition of six new members: Chr. Hansen, Cyvex Nutrition, Dicentra, InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Nature’s Gifts, and Neptune Technologies and Bioressources.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced the addition of six new members: Chr. Hansen, Cyvex Nutrition, Dicentra, InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Nature’s Gifts, and Neptune Technologies and Bioressources.

Chr. Hansen is a developer of natural ingredient solutions for the food, pharmaceutical, nutritional and agricultural industries. With U.S. offices in Milwaukee, Wis., the company is best known for its probiotics, dairy enzymes and natural colors.

January 3, 2012

Everybody talks about “Health & Wellness” and “Product Innovation.” But what do those words actually mean to the consumer?

NEW YORK — Everybody talks about “Health & Wellness” and “Product Innovation.” But what do those words actually mean to the consumer?

December 20, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition and VIRGO on Tuesday announced details for an industrywide webinar to examine key elements of good manufacturing practices for dietary supplements and offer advice as to what the industry can do to improve its record of inspections.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition and VIRGO on Tuesday announced details for an industrywide webinar to examine key elements of good manufacturing practices for dietary supplements and offer advice as to what the industry can do to improve its record of inspections. 

Moderated by Duffy MacKay, CRN VP scientific and regulatory affairs, the webinar will help companies better understand the intricacies of GMPs and will offer tips and best practices for passing Food and Drug Administration inspections.

December 15, 2011

Everybody talks about “Product Innovation,” but what do those words actually mean to the consumer? To make sure that retailer and supplier initiatives align with consumers’ definition of the concept, the DSN.TV cameras took to the streets of New York City in November for a series of man-on-the street interviews.

Everybody talks about “Product Innovation,” but what do those words actually mean to the consumer? To make sure that retailer and supplier initiatives align with consumers’ definition of the concept, the DSN.TV cameras took to the streets of New York City in November for a series of man-on-the street interviews. The video — which added a new dimension to the retailer-supplier dialogue at the 2011 Drug Store News Annual Industry Issues Summit conference Nov.

December 12, 2011

Beauty market research company the NPD Group recently reported that total prestige makeup dollar sales in U.S. department stores were on the rise during the first 10 months of 2011, and gift sets proved to be no exception.

Beauty market research company the NPD Group recently reported that total prestige makeup dollar sales in U.S. department stores were on the rise during the first 10 months of 2011, and gift sets proved to be no exception.

Between January and October, total prestige makeup dollar sales in U.S. department stores were $2.8 million, an increase of 8% in dollars compared with the same time last year. All prestige segments saw dollar growth.

December 12, 2011

For the ninth consecutive year, pharmacists ranked in the top three of Gallup’s annual "Honesty and Ethics" survey, coming in just behind nurses, who took the lead.

PRINCETON, N.J. — For the ninth consecutive year, pharmacists ranked in the top three of Gallup’s annual "Honesty and Ethics" survey, coming in just behind nurses, who took the lead.

Pharmacists ranked second to nurses and ahead of doctors, moving up one place from last year’s survey. Among respondents, 73% rated the honesty and ethical standards of pharmacists as “very high” or “high.”

December 12, 2011

Ken Finnegan, Walgreens divisional VP healthcare new business development, will assume leadership of the corporate innovation team, Drug Store News has learned.

NEW YORK — Ken Finnegan, Walgreens divisional VP healthcare new business development, will assume leadership of the corporate innovation team, Drug Store News has learned.

Finnegan succeeds Colin Watts, corporate VP and chief innovation officer, who is departing Walgreens for Weight Watchers in January. In that capacity, Finnegan will pick up on Watts' efforts to transform the retail pharmacy retail format into more of a destination center for all issues regarding health and wellness.

December 6, 2011

Star Nutrition on Monday announced the launch of the PRO-3 Thin Sport Incredisocks to its Incrediwear portfolio.

CHICO, Calif. — Star Nutrition on Monday announced the launch of the PRO-3 Thin Sport Incredisocks to its Incrediwear portfolio. The PRO-3 Incredisocks are designed with a carbonized charcoal anion technology that increases circulation, which in turn improves performance, decreases foot fatigue and leads to faster recovery times.

December 5, 2011

Upon entering eRxCity on the second floor of a medical building at the corner of Mott and Canal streets in Chinatown in New York City, the store’s whole concept becomes clear from a slogan printed on the wall across from a flat-screen TV showing Hong Kong soap operas: “The next generation pharmacy.”


Upon entering eRxCity on the second floor of a medical building at the corner of Mott and Canal streets in Chinatown in New York City, the store’s whole concept becomes clear from a slogan printed on the wall across from a flat-screen TV showing Hong Kong soap operas: “The next generation pharmacy.”


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.

WASHINGTON — 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.

November 30, 2011

The University of Texas is launching a certification program for pharmacy technicians, the school said.

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas is launching a certification program for pharmacy technicians, the school said.

The university's Professional Development Center, part of its Division of Continuing and Innovative Education, will begin classes in February. Students in the 14-week program, which includes a 120-hour internship at a local pharmacy, will learn the skills needed to work as pharmacy technicians, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

November 28, 2011

Active Health Foods has nominated nutritionist Shanais Pelka to its board of directors, the company said last week.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Active Health Foods has nominated nutritionist Shanais Pelka to its board of directors, the company said last week.

Pelka, the company said, was "instrumental" in developing the company's unique and proprietary formulas for its Active X energy bars. She holds a Masters of Science degree in nutrition, a Master of Arts degree in education, as well as being a certified nutritional consultant and a PhD candidate in nutrition.

Recently, Active Health Foods launched Active X energy bars at retail.

November 21, 2011

Factor Nutrition Labs on Monday presented a study supporting supplementation with its FocusFactor product to improve brain function before the Gerontological Society of America.

BOSTON — Factor Nutrition Labs on Monday presented a study supporting supplementation with its FocusFactor product to improve brain function before the Gerontological Society of America.

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.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — 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.