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September 3, 2013

Ulta Beauty has announced its top beauty trends for fall 2013 with its annual "21 Days of Beauty" celebration.

CHICAGO — Ulta Beauty has announced its top beauty trends for fall 2013 with its annual "21 Days of Beauty" celebration.

The beauty extravaganza kicks off Sept. 8 and ends Sept. 28, and is celebrated in its more than 500 stores nationwide. Each year, Ulta Beauty's 21 Days of Beauty showcases fall beauty trends with special beauty product offerings alongside makeup and skin care consultations and demonstrations from beauty experts.

August 27, 2013

The new scented, multi-cat scoopable litter is up to 40% lighter and has three times longer-lasting odor control than other leading scoopable clay litters, allowing for less frequent changes, the company stated.

CHICAGO — Cat's Pride, manufactured by Oil-Dri Corp. of America, has announced the newest member of its lightweight litter family, Cat's Pride Fresh & Light All Day Odor Control. The new scented, multi-cat scoopable litter is up to 40% lighter and has three times longer-lasting odor control than other leading scoopable clay litters, allowing for less frequent changes, the company stated.

August 22, 2013

Sears Holdings Corp.'s losses grew in second quarter 2013, while EBITDA fell despite growth in the company's online business and loyalty program, the parent company of Kmart said.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp.'s losses grew in second quarter 2013, while EBITDA fell despite growth in the company's online business and loyalty program, the parent company of Kmart said Thursday.

August 21, 2013

BB creams, the popular beauty product that combines cosmetic and skin care benefits, enjoyed a nearly 50% increase in product launches in 2013 versus 2012, according to new research from Mintel.

CHICAGO — BB creams, the popular beauty product that combines cosmetic and skin care benefits, enjoyed a nearly 50% increase in product launches in 2013 versus 2012, according to new research from Mintel.

August 20, 2013

Walgreens, Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health are teaming up to help parents of students in grades 6 to 12 meet a new Illinois state requirement for Tdap vaccinations, which help to protect against whooping cough, the pharmacy operator announced.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens, Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health are teaming up to help parents of students in grades 6 to 12 meet a new Illinois state requirement for Tdap vaccinations, which help to protect against whooping cough, the pharmacy operator announced Tuesday.

August 19, 2013

Electronic health record provider Allscripts has introduced a new point-of-care system that aims to reduce chronic disease management costs and reduce hospital readmissions, the company said Monday.

CHICAGO — Electronic health record provider Allscripts has introduced a new point-of-care system that aims to reduce chronic disease management costs and reduce hospital readmissions, the company said Monday.

Allscripts said it would demonstrate the Population Health Analytics system at the Allscripts Client Experience, which takes place between Wednesday and Friday in Chicago.

August 19, 2013

IRI announced it has named former Groupon executive Hoyoung Pak to the position of EVP global operations and data science.

CHICAGO — IRI on Monday announced it has named former Groupon executive Hoyoung Pak to the position of EVP global operations and data science. Pak is a member of the executive team and is reporting to Andrew Appel, president and CEO, IRI. 

August 16, 2013

In recognition of Energizer's 25-year commitment to the national fire safety campaign, "Change Your Clock Change Your Battery," the International Association of Fire Chiefs honored Energizer with its distinguished President’s Award of Recognition at this year’s Fire-Rescue International conference in Chicago.

ST. LOUIS — In recognition of Energizer's 25-year commitment to the national fire safety campaign, "Change Your Clock Change Your Battery," the International Association of Fire Chiefs honored Energizer with its distinguished President’s Award of Recognition at this year’s Fire-Rescue International conference in Chicago.

August 15, 2013

Research by Mintel shared on Thursday reveals how parents across the country are trying to save on items for the back-to-school shopping season.

CHICAGO — Research by Mintel shared on Thursday reveals how parents across the country are trying to save on items for the back-to-school shopping season.

Some of the key trends Mintel found were:

August 12, 2013

Innovation. It’s what everybody in the Sands Expo Center is looking for — that kind of traffic-driving innovation that breaks the mold and generates $100 million to $200 million in first-year sales.
But what does innovation look like?

CHICAGO — Innovation. It’s what everybody in the Sands Expo Center is looking for — that kind of traffic-driving innovation that breaks the mold and generates $100 million to $200 million in first-year sales. But what does innovation look like?

August 8, 2013

Can one of the nation's premier specialty pharmacies maintain its focus on each patient it serves while simultaneously smashing its own growth records and reaching national power-player status in the rarified world of specialized medication services?

Can one of the nation's premier specialty pharmacies maintain its focus on each patient it serves while simultaneously smashing its own growth records and reaching national power-player status in the rarified world of specialized medication services?

August 7, 2013

SoftSheen-Carson Dark and Lovely and its Celebrity Style Squad are partnering with Sally Beauty Supply to get consumers back-to-school ready with hair consultations, mini makeovers and free gifts at select Sally Beauty Supply stores nationwide.

NEW YORK — SoftSheen-Carson Dark and Lovely and its Celebrity Style Squad are partnering with Sally Beauty Supply to get consumers back-to-school ready with hair consultations, mini makeovers and free gifts at select Sally Beauty Supply stores nationwide.

The SoftSheen-Carson Celebrity Style Squad includes stylists who have styled such celebrities as Tyra Banks, Destiny’s Child, Vanessa Williams, Ludacris, R. Kelly and more.

August 6, 2013

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company, is looking to acquire Marketing Werks, an independent consumer-engagement company.

PLANO, Texas and CHICAGO — Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company, is looking to acquire Marketing Werks, an independent consumer-engagement company.

Terms of the deal, which is expected to close Aug. 31, were not disclosed. The companies stated that the acquisition will have no impact on the day-to-day operations of either company.

August 6, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy's online education center has received an endorsement from a university in Chicago, NASP said.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy's online education center has received an endorsement from a university in Chicago, NASP said.

The group said that the Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy had endorsed its Specialty Pharmacy Education Center and would accept the source content for academic credit starting this fall.

August 5, 2013

Nearly a quarter of Americans are using electronic medical records for checking test results, refilling prescriptions and making appointments, while more than half say they would like to use them, but don't have access, according to a new study.

CHICAGO — Nearly a quarter of Americans are using electronic medical records for checking test results, refilling prescriptions and making appointments, while more than half say they would like to use them, but don't have access, according to a new study.

The study, by Aeffect and 88 Brand Partners, included 1,000 respondents ages 25 years to 55 years, finding that 24% of them used EMRs, while 52% would like to. At the same time, nearly half of patients take EMR access into consideration when choosing a healthcare provider.

July 31, 2013

Walgreens continues to associate its brand with all things "well" with an ad campaign on the retailer's YouTube page that links its Walk with Walgreens initiative to the company's Balance Rewards loyalty program.

CHICAGO — Walgreens continues to associate its brand with all things "well" with an ad campaign released earlier this year to the retailer's YouTube page that links its Walk with Walgreens initiative to the company's Balance Rewards loyalty program. The 60-second spot features Alison Sweeney, host of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and Walk with Walgreens spokeswoman, who explains how Balance Rewards members can use the program to log their fitness routines and weight loss. 

July 30, 2013

Breast-feeding longer is associated with better receptive language at 3 years of age and verbal and nonverbal intelligence at age 7 years, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics Monday.

CHICAGO — Breast-feeding longer is associated with better receptive language at 3 years of age and verbal and nonverbal intelligence at age 7 years, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics Monday. 

July 25, 2013

Viviscal, a dietary hair growth supplement brand, has announced the debut of its first national direct response television spot.

CHICAGO — Viviscal, a dietary hair growth supplement brand, has announced the debut of its first national direct response television spot.

July 23, 2013

IRI on Tuesday named Richard Lenny chairman of its board of directors. Lenny succeeds Lawrence Benjamin, who will remain a member of the board and a senior adviser.

CHICAGO — IRI on Tuesday named Richard Lenny chairman of its board of directors. Lenny succeeds Lawrence Benjamin, who will remain a member of the board and a senior adviser.

July 19, 2013

For the second year in a row, online grocer Peapod is working with a Wisconsin farm to deliver organic and heirloom vegetables to customers in the Chicago area.

NEW YORK — For the second year in a row, online grocer Peapod is working with a Wisconsin farm to deliver organic and heirloom vegetables to customers in the Chicago area.

Peapod, owned by Ahold USA, said customers could order local farm boxes from Viroqua, Wis.-based Harvest Moon Farms and have them delivered to their homes or scheduled for pickup at nearby pickup locations in the Illinois towns of Deerfield, Palatine and Lincolnshire. Produce includes beans, beets, broccoli, kale, Swiss chard, collard greens and heirloom tomatoes.

July 12, 2013

Muller FrutUp mango, Muller FrutUp orange, Muller Greek Corner pineapple passion fruit and Muller Greek Corner mango are the newest varieties to join the lineup of Muller yogurts and are now available at grocery stores nationwide.

CHICAGO — Muller Quaker Dairy announced today the addition of four new flavors to its line of lowfat and Greek yogurts, as well as a promotional sponsorship with actress Malin Akerman to coincide with the July launch.

Muller FrutUp mango, Muller FrutUp orange, Muller Greek Corner pineapple passion fruit and Muller Greek Corner mango are the newest varieties to join the lineup of Muller yogurts and are now available at grocery stores nationwide.

July 11, 2013

OK, it's all a matter of opinion, but an endorsement in a major media outlet is still something to crow about.

NEW YORK — OK, it's all a matter of opinion, but an endorsement in a major media outlet is still something to crow about.

July 10, 2013

In a multiethnic group of adults, low vitamin D concentration was associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease events among white or Chinese participants, but not among black or Hispanic participants, according to a study in the July 10 issue of JAMA.

CHICAGO — In a multiethnic group of adults, low vitamin D concentration was associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease events among white or Chinese participants, but not among black or Hispanic participants, according to a study in the July 10 issue of JAMA.

July 9, 2013

IRI on Tuesday announced the purchase of FreshLook Marketing Group, a leading supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh food industry.

CHICAGO — IRI on Tuesday announced the purchase of FreshLook Marketing Group, a leading supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh food industry.

July 9, 2013

This August, retailers can expect that prepared parents will shop and spend more during the back-to-school season than they did last year, according to ShopperTrak in an analysis of expected retail foot traffic.

CHICAGO — This August, retailers can expect that prepared parents will shop and spend more during the back-to-school season than they did last year, according to ShopperTrak in an analysis of expected retail foot traffic.

According to ShopperTrak national retail sales, when compared to the same period last year, will rise 4.3% in August and retail foot traffic will increase 0.6%.