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April 18, 2014

A new study released by mobile engagement provider Mobiquity has found that while 70% of people use mobile apps on a daily basis to track calorie intake and monitor physical activities, only 40% share data and insights with their doctors.

BOSTON — A new study released Thursday by mobile engagement provider Mobiquity has found that while 70% of people use mobile apps on a daily basis to track calorie intake and monitor physical activities, only 40% share data and insights with their doctors. And as many as 55% of today's mobile health app users also plan to introduce wearable devices like pedometers, wristbands and smartwatches to their health monitoring in coming years.

April 16, 2014

With less than five months until the doors open for the second National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Total Store Expo, the association announced its line-up of educational “Insight Sessions,” which will offer presentations by experts on a variety of key issues and priorities, including healthcare, business and logistics.

ARLINGTON, Va. — With less than five months until the doors open for the second National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Total Store Expo, the association announced its line-up of educational “Insight Sessions,” which will offer presentations by experts on a variety of key issues and priorities including healthcare, business and logistics.

The NACDS Total Store Expo will take place Aug. 23 to 26 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston.

April 9, 2014

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette Body has teamed up with three Body athlete ambassadors to help promote its new Gillette Body razor and share tips and tricks for achieving peak performance — internationally renowned skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, multiple world champion and Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball Phil Dalhausser, and CrossFit champ Jason Khalipa.

BOSTON — Procter & Gamble’s Gillette Body has teamed up with three Body athlete ambassadors to help promote its new Gillette Body razor and share tips and tricks for achieving peak performance — internationally renowned skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, multiple world champion and Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball Phil Dalhausser, and CrossFit champ Jason Khalipa.

In addition, consumers could have an opportunity to participate in an ultimate #BODYREADY personal training day with each athlete.

April 1, 2014

Rite Aid on Tuesday announced it has acquired Boston-based Health Dialog Services Corp., a provider of health coaching, shared decision making and healthcare analytics from Bupa, a London-based international healthcare services group.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid on Tuesday announced it has acquired Boston-based Health Dialog Services Corp., a provider of health coaching, shared decision making and healthcare analytics from Bupa, a London-based international healthcare services group. Through the acquisition, Health Dialog will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid. 

March 24, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced that it is using short video tutorials on NACDS-TV to help registrants prepare for the upcoming 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced that it is using short video tutorials on NACDS-TV to help registrants prepare for the upcoming 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo.

The 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo will take place Aug. 23 to 26 in Boston.

March 18, 2014

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the National Institutes of Health and Mars, Inc. plan to partner on the largest research trial to date that will investigate the heart-health benefits of cocoa flavanols and multivitamins, the groups announced Monday.

BOSTON — Brigham and Women's Hospital, Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the National Institutes of Health and Mars, Inc. plan to partner on the largest research trial to date that will investigate the heart-health benefits of cocoa flavanols and multivitamins, the groups announced Monday. 

March 7, 2014

New Albertson’s has acquired five Dominick’s locations and appointed Shane Sampson, currently president of the company’s Boston-based Shaw’s Division, as president of the Jewel-Osco division based in Chicago.

ITASCA, Ill. — New Albertson’s has acquired five Dominick’s locations and appointed Shane Sampson, currently president of the company’s Boston-based Shaw’s Division, as president of the Jewel-Osco division based in Chicago. 

Sampson fills the role that had been held by interim division president Jim Rice since January 2014.

Sampson’s first project highlights the company’s commitment to investing in Chicago: Remodeling and reopening five additional former Dominick’s locations.

March 7, 2014

Target’s pre-Christmas database breach not only affected the retailer’s fourth-quarter same-store sales, but also contributed to plummeting shopper penetration post-holiday, according to a new report by Kantar Retail.

BOSTON — Target’s pre-Christmas database breach not only affected the retailer’s fourth-quarter same-store sales, but also contributed to plummeting shopper penetration post-holiday, according to a new report by Kantar Retail.

March 6, 2014

Anti-aging skin care gets greater attention on the East Coast, according to recent research by The NPD Group, a global information company.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — Anti-aging skin care gets greater attention on the East Coast, according to recent research by The NPD Group, a global information company.

March 6, 2014

Could retail-based health clinics be coming soon to Boston? While it appears that there are no definite plans in the works, a spokeswoman for Mayor Martin J. Walsh reportedly said that he has no intention of blocking the clinics from coming to Boston, the Boston Herald reported.

BOSTON — Could retail-based health clinics be coming soon to Boston?

While it appears that there are no definite plans in the works, a spokeswoman for Mayor Martin J. Walsh reportedly said that he has no intention of blocking the clinics from coming to Boston, the Boston Herald reported.

March 3, 2014

Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners has entered an agreement to acquire from Hellman & Friedman majority control of Catalina, a provider of personalized digital media solutions for the CPG industry.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners has entered an agreement to acquire from Hellman & Friedman majority control of Catalina, a provider of personalized digital media solutions for the CPG industry. Hellman & Friedman remains a significant investor.    

March 3, 2014

Somersets, a line of shaving and skincare products from the United Kingdom, has announced a new retail partnership with Walgreens, beginning this month.

BOSTON — Somersets, a line of shaving and skincare products from the United Kingdom, has announced a new retail partnership with Walgreens, beginning this month.

In support of the new distribution, Somersets will highlight Walgreens in promotional materials as well as a social media campaign. Products available at the launch locations include:


February 18, 2014

It may be about six months until the doors open for the 2014 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo, but energy is already building, with more than 90% of the show-floor already sold out.

ARLINGTON, Va. — It may be about six months until the doors open for the 2014 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo, but energy is already building, with more than 90% of the show-floor already sold out.

The mega show — which combines front-end, pharmacy and supply chain — will be held Aug. 23 to 26 at the Boston Convention Center.

February 13, 2014

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette is promoting its new Clinical Clear Gel deodorant by partnering with the NFL, NFL.com and NFL Films to unveil “Pressure Points: Presented by Gillette Deodorant,” an eight-installment web series about three potential 2014 NFL Draft picks.

BOSTON — Procter & Gamble’s Gillette is promoting its new Clinical Clear Gel deodorant by partnering with the NFL, NFL.com and NFL Films to unveil “Pressure Points: Presented by Gillette Deodorant,” an eight-installment web series about three potential 2014 NFL Draft picks — defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, tight end Eric Ebron and quarterback Aaron Murray.

February 12, 2014

Private equity firm Yellow Wood Partners announced on Wednesday that its portfolio company Parfums de Coeur, a provider of mass-market fragrances and supplier of specialty bath products in the United States, has acquired Dr. Teal’s Therapeutic Solutions from health and beauty company Advanced Beauty.

BOSTON — Private equity firm Yellow Wood Partners announced on Wednesday that its portfolio company Parfums de Coeur, a provider of mass-market fragrances and supplier of specialty bath products in the United States, has acquired Dr. Teal’s Therapeutic Solutions from health and beauty company Advanced Beauty.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

February 7, 2014

A new and possibly transformative technology for rapidly diagnosing and evaluating patients based on their specific genetic profile may soon begin appearing at retail pharmacies and clinics, giving pharmacists and clinicians another tool for advancing patient health outcomes and their own practice capabilities.

A new and possibly transformative technology for rapidly diagnosing and evaluating patients based on their specific genetic profile may soon begin appearing at retail pharmacies and clinics, giving pharmacists and clinicians another tool for advancing patient health outcomes and their own practice capabilities.

Dr. Anita Goel, M.D., Ph.D.

February 4, 2014

Beauty industry consumers are turning to YouTube in record numbers, and are often bypassing major brands for product recommendations, instructional guidance and social engagement. Yet, according to a recent study, only a handful of beauty brands are effectively incorporating YouTube into their web and commerce initiatives.

BOSTON – Beauty industry consumers are turning to YouTube in record numbers, and are often bypassing major brands for product recommendations, instructional guidance and social engagement. Yet, according to a recent study, only a handful of beauty brands are effectively incorporating YouTube into their web and commerce initiatives.

February 4, 2014

Yasso, a frozen Greek yogurt brand, announced the introduction of five new flavors to its line of products, which will join the brand's six existing flavors.

BOSTON — Yasso, a frozen Greek yogurt brand, announced the introduction of five new flavors to its line of products. Peanut Butter Cup, Mint Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Fudge, Dark Chocolate Raspberry and Sea Salt Caramel will join Yasso's six existing flavors. Yasso's line is available at more than 14,000 grocery stores across the nation.

January 30, 2014

Samuel Adams announced that it’s ready to share Rebel IPA with drinkers across the nation. The IPA offers consumers citrus aromas along with piney, resinous notes that come from West Coast hops.

BOSTON — Samuel Adams announced that it’s ready to share Rebel IPA with drinkers across the nation. The IPA offers consumers citrus aromas along with piney, resinous notes that come from West Coast hops.

Rebel IPA was one of the first beers to be developed in the Samuel Adams nanobrewery, a small batch, 10-gallon brewery system that operates within the confines of the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery.

January 27, 2014

As Procter & Gamble pays homage to moms for picking their kids back up after every fall in the latest installment of its “Thank You, Mom” campaign, P&G’s Gillette brand is honoring dads with the launch of its new Raising an Olympian short film titled “Keep Your Head Up.”

BOSTON — As Procter & Gamble pays homage to moms for picking their kids back up after every fall in the latest installment of its “Thank You, Mom” campaign, P&G’s Gillette brand is honoring dads with the launch of its new Raising an Olympian short film titled “Keep Your Head Up.”

January 24, 2014

Private equity firm Palladin Consumer Retail Partners on Thursday announced the acquisition of KT Health, a producer of kinesiology tape and related sports medicine products in the retail market.

BOSTON — Private equity firm Palladin Consumer Retail Partners on Thursday announced the acquisition of KT Health, a producer of kinesiology tape and related sports medicine products in the retail market. KT Tape, the company’s flagship product, is used by professional and recreational athletes to prevent injury, reduce pain, promote recovery and maximize comfort.  

January 24, 2014

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital have demonstrated that aspirin intake correlates with halted growth of vestibular schwannomas, also known as acoustic neuromas, a sometimes lethal intracranial tumor that typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus.

BOSTON — Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital have demonstrated that aspirin intake correlates with halted growth of vestibular schwannomas, also known as acoustic neuromas, a sometimes lethal intracranial tumor that typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus.

January 23, 2014

For patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis, low levels of vitamin D were found to strongly predict disease severity and hasten its progression, according to a new study led by the Harvard School of Public Health investigators in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare.

BOSTON — For patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis, low levels of vitamin D were found to strongly predict disease severity and hasten its progression, according to a new study led by the Harvard School of Public Health investigators in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare. The findings suggest that patients in the early stages of MS could stave off disease symptoms by increasing their vitamin D intake.

January 22, 2014

A new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health poll found that Latinos in America see diabetes as the biggest health problem for their own families.

BOSTON — A new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health poll released Tuesday found that Latinos in America see diabetes as the biggest health problem for their own families.

Nearly 1-in-5 (19%) Latinos said diabetes is the biggest health problem facing their families. The next most cited problem, cancer, is mentioned by just 1-in-20 Latinos (5%). Diabetes was the biggest health problem reported by both immigrant (16%) and non-immigrant Latinos (22%).

January 21, 2014

With Super Bowl XLVIII only weeks away, Procter & Gamble’s Gillette has announced the chance for football fans to score last-minute tickets to The Big Game.

BOSTON — With Super Bowl XLVIII only weeks away, Procter & Gamble’s Gillette has announced the chance for football fans to score last-minute tickets to The Big Game.

Gillette is asking fans to “Shave Paint Win” — shave, proudly paint their face in support of their team and then share their picture on Twitter for a chance to win tickets, travel and hotel accommodations for Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2.