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November 4, 2010

Winning Brands will make its Winning Colours Stain Remover available in 100 Duane Reade locations...

NEW YORK Winning Brands will make its Winning Colours stain remover available in 100 Duane Reade locations starting January 2011, the manufacturer announced on Friday.

The stores will carry the new Winning Colours stain remover 12-unit display pack containing 4-fl.-oz. bottles designed for tight spaces and busy lives.

November 4, 2010

A “natural shakedown,” a twist on sustainability and "old is new" are some consumer packaged...

November 4, 2010

In a clear message to the newly elected lawmakers that pharmacies can be utilized even...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. In a clear message to the newly elected lawmakers that pharmacies can be utilized even more effectively to help reduce healthcare costs and improve healthcare quality, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores sent a pharmacy briefing letter Friday to each of the new lawmakers.

 

November 4, 2010

Safeway will sell two stores in the Philadelphia area to one of Ahold’s supermarket banners,...

PHILADELPHIA — Safeway will sell two stores in the Philadelphia area to one of Ahold’s supermarket banners, according to published reports.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reported Thursday that Giant-Carlisle will buy two Genuardi’s supermarkets in Bucks County, Pa.

Each store will be closed on Nov. 13 and will re-open in first quarter 2011 under the Giant banner. Store employees will have the opportunity to transfer to other Genuardi’s stores or interview to work at Giant.

November 4, 2010

Rite Aid will introduce Rite Aid Online Care to the Pittsburgh market, a service that...

CAMP HILL, Pa. Rite Aid will introduce Rite Aid Online Care to the Pittsburgh market, a service that offers patients live online interactive personal consultations with specially trained Rite Aid pharmacists via a computer, at the American Diabetes Association on Nov. 6.

November 4, 2010

That Medicare doesn’t universally cover the use of retail clinics — and even create a...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT — That Medicare doesn’t universally cover the use of retail clinics — and even create a structure that encourages their use for certain services — is a key symptom of what is wrong with the U.S. healthcare system.

THE NEWS: Duane Reade Walk-In Medical Care clinics to accept Medicare. For the full story, click here)

November 4, 2010

It would be no small thing to define the retail market for wellness, much less...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — It would be no small thing to define the retail market for wellness, much less “own” it. But Walgreens is staking its future on its ability to do just that.

(THE NEWS: Walgreens chief: We want to own ‘well.’ For the full story, click here)

November 3, 2010

A Supervalu subsidiary is getting into the holiday spirit with a new campaign that gives...

STILLWATER, Minn. — A Supervalu subsidiary is getting into the holiday spirit with a new campaign that gives back to the communities it serves.

Through its Giving Thanks holiday program, Cub Foods will sell $1, $5 and $10 “Giving Thanks” coupons. With the funds raised, the supermarket chain will donate gift cards to local food banks or agencies in time to provide a Thanksgiving or holiday meal to families.

November 2, 2010

Cartoon Network's global licensing and merchandising arm has inked a deal with a greeting card...

NEW YORK Cartoon Network's global licensing and merchandising arm has inked a deal with a greeting card manufacturer.

Cartoon Network Enterprises said its long-term partnership with Hallmark Cards will include greeting cards and party supply items based on Cartoon Network’s portfolio of brands, including Ben 10 Ultimate Alien, Generator Rex and Adventure Time, CNE said.

Hallmark’s product offerings will be available throughout North America.

November 2, 2010

A maker of all-natural chips has developed an initiative that gives back to its communities,...

November 2, 2010

Retailers can look to last-minute holiday shoppers to bring in the big bucks, according to...

November 2, 2010

A global leader in digital place-based media services will provide advertising sales and sales support...

November 2, 2010

Drugstore.com on Tuesday reported a 23% increase in net sales to $108.8 million for the...

BELLEVUE, Wash. Drugstore.com on Tuesday reported a 23% increase in net sales to $108.8 million for the third quarter ended Oct. 3.

 

November 2, 2010

ResVez on Tuesday announced its sponsorship of the Tasty Awards — a broadcast awards show...

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. ResVez on Tuesday announced its sponsorship of the Tasty Awards — a broadcast awards show recognizing the year's best achievements in food and fashion programs on TV, in film and online — making its WineTime bar the “official gourmet nutrition bar.”

 

November 2, 2010

CVS Caremark announced on Wednesday that third-quarter results were at the higher end of its...

November 2, 2010

A Walgreens distribution center in Mt. Vernon, Ill., has opened an employee wellness center, which...

November 1, 2010

In testimony before the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, CVS Caremark’s SVP specialty pharmacy...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. In testimony before the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, CVS Caremark’s SVP specialty pharmacy operations, Scott Reid, reiterated the company’s support that the FDA implement regulations necessary to approve biogeneric drugs under the Affordable Care Act.

November 1, 2010

CVS/pharmacy, Kroger and Dollar General have been selected as the recipients of the Grocery Manufacturers...

November 1, 2010

Elizabeth Arden has signed an exclusive global licensing deal with music star Taylor Swift to...

NEW YORK Elizabeth Arden has signed an exclusive global licensing deal with music star Taylor Swift to develop her own line of fragrance products.

 

The deal includes the development, marketing and distribution of fragrances and ancillary products. The first fragrance will debut in prestige retailers in North America during fall 2011. Swift will be involved in all aspects of product development, packaging and advertising.

 

November 1, 2010

Winn-Dixie Stores on Monday afternoon reported net sales of $1.5 billion for the first quarter...

October 31, 2010

Up to 1-in-4 emergency room visits could take place at a retail-based health clinic or...

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Up to 1-in-4 emergency room visits could take place at a retail-based health clinic or urgent care center, saving potentially $4.4 billion annually, according to new research published in the September issue of Health Affairs.

Furthermore, the research found that such retail clinics as Take Care Clinics have been shown to save patients $279 to $460 per visit compared with emergency room costs.

October 31, 2010

Positioned directly opposite the pharmacy counter, Sam's Club has placed children's supplementation center stage with...

Positioned directly opposite the pharmacy counter, Sam's Club has placed children's supplementation center stage with this pallet display of Bayer HealthCare's licensed Flintstone gummy vitamins. And as an extra "Yabba-dabba-doo!" for parents, Sam's Club makes mention of the fact that supplemented nutrition is only 7 cents per day.

October 31, 2010

CVS/pharmacy on Monday announced results of a survey examining various aspects of disease management and...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS/pharmacy on Monday announced results of a survey examining various aspects of disease management and lifestyle for patients with diabetes. Of 3,242 respondents with diabetes, 32% reported they have been less vigilant about daily glucose testing due to cost, and as many as 24% of respondents said that cost has led them to be less conscientious about maintaining a proper diet.

October 31, 2010

As many as 50% of shoppers felt that their supermarket helped them make healthful choices,...

October 31, 2010

Walgreens last week filed suit with the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia...