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December 9, 2013

The American Pharmacists Association's philanthropic wing has appointed five new members to its board of directors, the group said Monday.

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association's philanthropic wing has appointed five new members to its board of directors, the group said Monday.

The APhA Foundation announced in September the official installment of Stuart Haines, professor of and vice chairman for clinical services in the Unviersity of Maryland School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science in Baltimore, as well as a clinical pharmacy specialist in primary care at the West Palm Beach, Fla., VA Medical Center.

December 6, 2013

Caprina, the newest introduction by Canus, a manufacturer of goat's milk skin care products, became available in Publix stores earlier this year and now the brand is looking to hold in-store demos to educate shoppers on the benefits of goat’s milk.

WATERBURY, Vt. — Caprina, the newest introduction by Canus, a manufacturer of goat's milk skin care products, became available in Publix stores earlier this year and now the brand is looking to hold in-store demos to educate shoppers on the benefits of goat’s milk.

From Dec. 6 to 9, various Publix locations throughout Florida will be holding in-store demos each day offering free samples and information on the benefits of fresh goat's milk. 

December 6, 2013

Coca-Cola was honored on Thursday with the 2013 NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award at the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— Coca-Cola was honored on Thursday with the 2013 NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award at the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon, which was held in the Encore Ballroom at Wynn Las Vegas. This makes Coca-Cola a three-time recipient of the award.

Coca-Cola, using an immersive integrated marketing strategy, engaged fans, customers and employees across nearly every facet of NASCAR, including promotions, public relations, online, social media and retail.

November 19, 2013

Organix-South has announced the introduction of TheraNeem Naturals Purifying Neem Facial Mask, which has the triple power of neem leaf, oil and bark to detoxify, clarify and purify the face and neck.

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. — Organix-South has announced the introduction of TheraNeem Naturals Purifying Neem Facial Mask, which has the triple-power of neem leaf, oil and bark to detoxify, clarify and purify the face and neck.

This mask combines French green, bentonite and kaolin clays to cleanse and exfoliate the skin, along with botanicals that support and nourish the dermis. The product is paraben free and gluten free.

November 18, 2013

Chain Store Guide on Friday released its latest analysis on the recently-completed Kerr Drug acquisition by Walgreens.

TAMPA, Fla. — Chain Store Guide on Friday released its latest analysis on the recently-completed Kerr Drug acquisition by Walgreens.

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 8, 2013

Walmart announced the introduction of Great Value Naturals, a new line of all-natural cleaning products which features Evolve technology from Agaia.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Walmart announced the introduction of Great Value Naturals, a new line of all-natural cleaning products which features Evolve technolgy from Agaia.

The launch of the product line, now available in more than 2,000 Walmart stores, marks a dramatic advance in bringing "green" cleaning products to consumers.

November 6, 2013

Patients ages 20 years to 29 years and those in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have the worst medication adherence in the country, according to an analysis by a company that markets an app for improving adherence.

HAIFA, Israel — Patients ages 20 years to 29 years and those in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have the worst medication adherence in the country, according to an analysis by a company that markets an app for improving adherence.

November 6, 2013

Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus with Detox Complex is now available at Big Y World Class Markets in the New England area, the manufacturer has announced.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus with Detox Complex is now available at Big Y World Class Markets in the New England area, the manufacturer has announced.

Geodeo Natural Deodorant Island and Ocean scents are on sale in the personal care section of 61 locations of the grocer with stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.
 

November 5, 2013

Smooth Gator recently launched its Smooth Gator's 60 Second Pain Relief, a cream made with all-natural oils including wintergreen, aloe vera and eucalyptus.

ODESSA, Fla. — Smooth Gator recently launched its Smooth Gator's 60 Second Pain Relief, a cream made with all-natural oils including wintergreen, aloe vera and eucalyptus.  

November 4, 2013

The phenomenon surrounding Unilever’s Axe Apollo, the largest campaign in the brand’s 30-year history, is coming to its epic conclusion in December at the Axe Apollo Space Academy.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — The phenomenon surrounding Unilever’s Axe Apollo, the largest campaign in the brand’s 30-year history, is coming to its epic conclusion in December at the Axe Apollo Space Academy.

After receiving 750,000 entries from all corners of the world, Axe has selected nine recruits to represent the United States. These recruits will have the opportunity to be selected to embark on a trip to space.

November 4, 2013

Publix on Friday posted sales for the third quarter of $7 billion, representing a 5.6% increase. Comparable-store sales for the third quarter of 2013 increased 4.1%.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix on Friday posted sales for third quarter 2013 of $7 billion, representing a 5.6% increase. Comparable-store sales for third quarter 2013 increased 4.1%. 

Publix's sales for the first nine months of 2013 were $21.6 billion, a 5.2% increase from last year's $20.5 billion. Comparable-store sales for the first nine months of 2013 increased 3.4%. 

October 31, 2013

As part of its philanthropic mission, the CVS Caremark Charity Classic is hosting a series of golf clinics for veterans of all abilities.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its philanthropic mission, the CVS Caremark Charity Classic is hosting a series of golf clinics for veterans of all abilities. Working in partnership with the nonprofit organization Golf For All, the first clinic will take place Nov. 1.

October 30, 2013

STUF Men’s Defense, a skin care line just for guys, has announced that it is now being sold on Amazon.com.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — STUF Men’s Defense, a skin care line just for guys, has announced that it is now being sold on Amazon.com.

Commissioned by 11-time Olympic medalist Mark Spitz, STUF Men’s Defense is made from naturally produced ingredients, including combinations of herbs, antioxidants and vitamins, and the products do not contain any animal byproducts, mineral oils, parabens, colorants or phthalates.

October 29, 2013

MelanSol, an all-natural sunscreen brand, has announced that it is working to expand the availability of its products across the United States.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — MelanSol, an all-natural sunscreen brand, has announced that it is working to expand the availability of its products across the United States.

October 24, 2013

A group that accredits healthcare organizations has renewed its certification for the Kroger Co.'s specialty pharmacy division.

LAKE MARY, Fla. — A group that accredits healthcare organizations has renewed its certification for the Kroger Co.'s specialty pharmacy division.

Axium Healthcare Pharmacy said Wednesday that it received a renewal of its accreditation status from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care for its specialty pharmacy services.

October 24, 2013

Catalina Health on Thursday announced it will complete installation of all Safeway pharmacies into its retail pharmacy network at the end of November.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Catalina Health on Thursday announced it will complete installation of all Safeway pharmacies into its retail pharmacy network at the end of November. Safeway will be utilizing Catalina Health pharmacy programs to disseminate information to their customers to encourage prescription medication adherence and compliance and advocate healthy lifestyles.

October 24, 2013

GelStat Corp. on Wednesday announced that it has closed the acquisition of CBD Life Sciences.

PALM CITY, Fla. — GelStat Corp. on Wednesday announced that it has closed the acquisition of CBD Life Sciences.

Concurrent with the closing of the transaction, Larry Gershman has been appointed as CEO and chairman. Gerald Kieft, the company's prior CEO, will assume the position of CFO and be appointed to the board. 

October 23, 2013

Bi-Lo Holdings on Wednesday stated that its previously-announced acquisition of 22 stores in South Carolina and coastal Georgia from Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. is scheduled to close on Nov. 2.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Bi-Lo Holdings on Wednesday stated that its previously-announced acquisition of 22 stores in South Carolina and coastal Georgia from Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. is scheduled to close on Nov. 2. Following the transaction close, Bi-Lo Holdings will begin the process of rebranding these stores under the Bi-Lo banner name.

Twelve Piggly Wiggly stores are scheduled to close on Nov. 2 and reopen on Nov. 8 as Bi-Lo stores. And eight Piggly Wiggly stores are scheduled to close on Nov. 9 and reopen on Nov. 15. 

October 23, 2013

A privately owned pharmacy benefit manager has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy as one of its top providers, BioPlus said Wednesday.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — A privately owned pharmacy benefit manager has named BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy as one of its top providers, BioPlus said Wednesday.

The specialty pharmacy said MedImpact Healthcare Systems had named it a ChoiceSpecialty provider and one of the preferred pharmacy providers of hepatitis C medications to MedImpact members.

October 23, 2013

Publix Super Markets on Tuesday announced its decision to sell PIX, the fuel/C-store concept it began testing in 2001.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets on Tuesday announced its decision to sell PIX, the fuel/C-store concept it began testing in 2001. Circle K Stores, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alimentation Couche-Tard, will purchase 13 sites, of which 11 are located in Florida and two in Georgia. 

Max Arnold & Sons, a family-owned company located in Hopkinsville, Ky., that has been in operation for more than 60 years, will purchase the site located in Tennessee. 

October 16, 2013

The independent community pharmacist members of the National Community Pharmacists Association on Wednesday approved resolutions addressing a range of pharmacy issues and elected a slate of leaders for the upcoming year during the House of Delegates session held in conjunction with NCPA’s 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The independent community pharmacist members of the National Community Pharmacists Association on Wednesday approved resolutions addressing a range of pharmacy issues and elected a slate of leaders for the upcoming year during the House of Delegates session held in conjunction with NCPA’s 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition.

October 16, 2013

Boca Cosmetic Group’s Zelo Brazilian keratin smoothing system is now available on drugstore.com, the manufacturer has announced.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Boca Cosmetic Group’s Zelo Brazilian keratin smoothing system is now available on drugstore.com, the manufacturer has announced.

October 15, 2013

Independent pharmacies are focusing more on helping patients adhere to their medication therapies and save money by using generics, according to a new digest for members of a trade group that represents independents.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Independent pharmacies are focusing more on helping patients adhere to their medication therapies and save money by using generics, according to a new digest for members of a trade group that represents independents.

October 15, 2013

McKesson Corp. showcased several new solutions at the 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition of the National Community Pharmacists Association held in Orlando, Fla., the wholesaler announced Monday.

ORLANDO, Fla. — McKesson Corp. showcased several new solutions at the 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition of the National Community Pharmacists Association held here, the wholesaler announced Monday.