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November 13, 2013

In the current business environment, incremental growth generated by marketing or research and development can no longer create and sustain success, suggested a new report published Tuesday by PwC.

NEW YORK — In the current business environment, incremental growth generated by marketing or research and development can no longer create and sustain success, suggested a new report published Tuesday by PwC. As a result, business leaders have realized the clear need for crafting an effective innovation strategy. 

November 13, 2013

Rite Aid's philanthropic arm is donating $50,000 for relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid's philanthropic arm is donating $50,000 for relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan.

The Rite Aid Foundation announced Wednesday that it would donate the money to the Red Cross for people and communities affected. The typhoon, which hit the Southeast Asian island nation Friday, left an estimated 582,000 homeless, according to government estimates cited by CNN, devastating communities like the city of Tacloban. Philippine president Benigno Aquino III told CNN that the death toll was likely to be around 2,500.

November 13, 2013

The chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee highlighted the human tragedy wrought by last year's fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated injectable steroids as he spoke in favor of a new law that would regulate compounding pharmacies and also implement federal track-and-trace policies for drugs during a recent speech.

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee highlighted the human tragedy wrought by last year's fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated injectable steroids as he spoke in favor of a new law that would regulate compounding pharmacies and implement federal track-and-trace policies for drugs during a recent speech.

November 13, 2013

Sohm on Tuesday announced the U.S. launch of its umbrella brand SohMed, positioning the company in the generic over-the-counter medicines segment for indications of pain, fever, cold, antacid and alertness.

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Sohm on Tuesday announced the U.S. launch of its umbrella brand SohMed, positioning the company in the generic over-the-counter medicines segment for indications of pain, fever, cold, antacid and alertness.

November 13, 2013

Target has expanded its Beauty Concierge program in three metropolitan areas across the country, the mass-merchandise retailer said Wednesday.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target has expanded its Beauty Concierge program in three metropolitan areas across the country, the mass-merchandise retailer said Wednesday.

The company said it implemented the program at 95 stores in New York and New Jersey, the San Francisco Bay Area and Dallas-Fort Worth. Stores are staffed with a beauty concierge, a specially trained, brand-agnostic assistant who answers customers' questions in the store and provides personalized, detailed and unbiased information about beauty and personal care products.

November 13, 2013

Wahl, a manufacturer of men's hair clippers and trimmers, is expanding its Real Guys, Real Grooming campaign, which is a series of documentary-style ads and videos that show how real guys groom, and features the story of minor league baseball team LumberKings.

STERLING, Il. — Wahl, a manufacturer of men's hair clippers and trimmers, is expanding its Real Guys, Real Grooming campaign, which is a series of documentary-style ads and videos that show how real guys groom, and features the story of minor league baseball team LumberKings.

November 13, 2013

Theranos and Walgreens on Wednesday opened new Theranos Wellness Centers located at Walgreens stores in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

PHOENIX — Theranos and Walgreens on Wednesday opened new Theranos Wellness Centers located at Walgreens stores in the Phoenix metropolitan area. This marks the next step in Theranos and Walgreens planned national rollout of Theranos Wellness Centers, and the first expansion of the new laboratory services outside of California. 

November 12, 2013

Arizona Beverages will partner with the Skinnygirl brand to produce Skinnygirl Sparklers, a new line of sparkling waters. The announcement was made on Monday by Skinnygirl creator Bethenny Frankel on her daytime talk show "Bethenny."

WOODBURY, N.Y. — Arizona Beverages will partner with the Skinnygirl brand to produce Skinnygirl Sparklers, a new line of sparkling waters. The announcement was made on Monday by Skinnygirl creator Bethenny Frankel on her daytime talk show, "Bethenny."

The beverages will launch in New York, Florida and Chicago at the end of November, with national distribution to follow. Skinnygirl Sparklers will come in four flavors: Tangerine Mango, Strawberry Lemonade, Pink Grapefruit and Pineapple Coconut.

November 12, 2013

Customers of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie collectively raised more than $450,000 for Susan G. Komen during a month-long campaign.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Customers of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie collectively raised more than $450,000 for Susan G. Komen during a month-long campaign. 

The grocer’s Community Donation Program ran in all stores from Sept. 18 - Oct. 22, where customers could donate at any store register.

November 12, 2013

Core Power recently was named the Official Protein Drink of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Fairlife announced.

CHICAGO — Core Power recently was named the Official Protein Drink of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Fairlife announced. 

November 12, 2013

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust has announced a donation of $50,000 to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts underway in the Philippines following this weekend's devastating Typhoon, which has impacted an estimated 4.3 million people in 36 provinces, with a potential total donation of up to $100,000 through the matching of CVS Caremark employee donations.

November 12, 2013

CVS Caremark has announced the appointment of William Shrank as chief scientific officer and chief medical officer, provider innovation and analytics.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark has announced the appointment of William Shrank as chief scientific officer and chief medical officer, provider innovation and analytics.

In this role, Shrank will focus on the development of innovative pharmacy solutions to help improve the quality of care while lowering costs in order to help health care providers deliver services to distinct patient populations.

November 12, 2013

Del Monte is partnering with SodaStream International to produce a series of new flavors for the carbonation machine maker, the two companies said Tuesday.

MONACO — Del Monte is partnering with SodaStream International to produce a series of new flavors for the carbonation machine maker, the two companies said Tuesday.

The portfolio of Del Monte-branded syrups include tropical, Caribbean and orange flavors.

"Del Monte is excited to partner with SodaStream as we enter the category of homemade sparkling drinks," Del Monte EA VP food operations Frans Van Melis said. "We are delighted that our consumers will be able to experience our high-quality brand in a fun, new, innovative way."

November 12, 2013

Supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., has started a new way for non-profit organizations to use its gift cards to raise money.

LANDOVER, Md. — Supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., has started a new way for non-profit organizations to use its gift cards to raise money.

Giant-Landover announced the launch of "Ca$h for Causes," whereby non-profits can purchase at least $500 worth of Giant gift cards at a 5% discount and then sell them at face value.

November 12, 2013

Using an alcohol-based sanitizer combined with hand hygiene education will contribute to a significant reduction in absenteeism over the cough/cold season, GoJo announced Tuesday.

AKRON, Ohio — Using an alcohol-based sanitizer combined with hand hygiene education will contribute to a significant reduction in absenteeism over the cough/cold season, GoJo announced Tuesday. 

November 12, 2013

Harris Teeter on Monday announced the chain donated as much as $8.3 million to its non-profit partners during its 2013 fiscal year ended Oct. 1.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Harris Teeter on Monday announced the chain donated as much as $8.3 million to its nonprofit partners during its 2013 fiscal year ended Oct. 1. The company also donated 5.1 million pounds of food to hunger relief organization — more than 1.4 million pounds than the previous year. 

November 12, 2013

Hospira had sales of $1 billion in third quarter 2013, the generic drug maker said.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Hospira had sales of $1 billion in third quarter 2013, the generic drug maker said.

Hospira, which specializes in making generic injectable drugs, as well as biosimilars for the European market, said the sales figures for the quarter were a 1.4% increase over the $994 million in sales reported in third quarter 2012. Profits for the quarter were $84.5 billion, compared with $78.4 billion during the same period last year.

November 12, 2013

As patients face higher out-of-pocket costs for drugs and more complex treatment plans, they expect greater focus on their needs, like they would get from retail, which creates new opportunities for drug manufacturers, according to a new report from PwC.

NEW YORK — As patients face higher out-of-pocket costs for drugs and more complex treatment plans, they expect greater focus on their needs, like they would get from retail, which creates new opportunities for drug manufacturers, according to a new report from PwC.

November 12, 2013

Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., has opened four new pickup sites in Pennsylvania for online grocer and sister company Peapod, the supermarket chain said Tuesday.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., has opened four new pickup sites in Pennsylvania for online grocer and sister company Peapod, the supermarket chain said Tuesday.

Giant-Carlisle announced the launch of the Giant Pick Up service at stores in Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Montgomeryville and Willow Grove, replacing a previous service at the Willow Grove and Camp Hill stores called Shop from Home. Giant-Carlisle and Peapod are owned by Ahold USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold.

November 12, 2013

Electronic cigarette manufacturer Rejuve is selling its products through Famima!!'s nine stores in southern California, the company said Tuesday.

BREA, Calif. — Electronic cigarette manufacturer Rejuve is selling its products through Famima!!'s nine stores in southern California, the company said Tuesday.

Rejuve, whose products include electronic cigarettes, hookahs and vaping liquids, said its newest vaping liquid flavor, Brazilian Watermelon, would make its debut in Famima!! stores and is offered at 12-mg and 18-mg nicotine dosages. Other flavors include Classic Tobacco, Menthol, Italian Coffee and French Vanilla.

November 12, 2013

Walgreens recently presented research from two retrospective cohort studies exploring HIV and comorbid medication adherence at HIV-specialized pharmacies and the implications for HIV patients with serious mental illness.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens recently presented research from two retrospective cohort studies exploring HIV and comorbid medication adherence at HIV-specialized pharmacies and the implications for HIV patients with serious mental illness. The research, presented at the Cell-Lancet conference, "What Will it Take to Achieve an AIDS-free World?," in San Francisco Nov.

November 12, 2013

Rite Aid has elected the president and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives to its board of directors, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid has elected the president and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives to its board of directors, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

Rite Aid announced the appointment of Kevin Lofton, who has worked with the Englewood, Colo.-based operator of hospitals and long-term care centers since 1998 and was appointed as its president and CEO in 2003.

November 12, 2013

Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart posted a 2.4% increase in sales for the third quarter, driven by continued strength in prescription count growth and front-end sales.

TORONTO — Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart posted a 2.4% increase in sales for the third quarter, driven by continued strength in prescription count growth and front-end sales.

For the quarter ended Oct. 5, the company posted sales of Canadian $3.29 billion, up 2.4% compared with the year-ago period. Same-store sales rose 2.2%.

November 12, 2013

According to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine Monday, a systematic review of published studies found insufficient evidence that vitamin and mineral supplements are effective for preventing cardiovascular disease, cancer or mortality from those diseases in healthy adults.

PHILADELPHIA — According to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine Monday, a systematic review of published studies found insufficient evidence that vitamin and mineral supplements are effective for preventing cardiovascular disease, cancer or mortality from those diseases in healthy adults. 

November 12, 2013

Natural personal care maker Tom’s of Maine has announced the nonprofit winners of its annual 50 States for Good program.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Natural personal care maker Tom’s of Maine has announced the nonprofit winners of its annual 50 States for Good program.

With more than 58,000 votes cast online, the 15 nonprofits with the most votes will share $150,000 in funding to put toward preserving land, promoting community gardens, empowering children, helping people with disabilities and looking out for seniors. To date, the 50 States for Good community giving program has benefited 5.5 million people and dozens of communities.