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July 26, 2011

Meijer announced that it is opening a new concept store in the Chicago suburb of Melrose Park that will provide a tailored grocery offering and a broad variety of general merchandise.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer announced that it is opening a new concept store in the Chicago suburb of Melrose Park that will provide a tailored grocery offering and a broad variety of general merchandise.

Called Meijer Marketplace, the new store will be 96,000 sq. ft., about half the size of Meijer's largest supercenters.

July 18, 2011

In an effort to spread awareness about the abundance of food products made in Michigan, and to help stimulate the state's economy, Michigan-based Spartan Stores announced that it has kicked off its expanded "Michigan's Best" campaign in its 97 D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, Glen's Markets and VG's, as well as 250 independent grocery stores.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In an effort to spread awareness about the abundance of food products made in Michigan, and to help stimulate the state's economy, Michigan-based Spartan Stores announced that it has kicked off its expanded "Michigan's Best" campaign in its 97 D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, Glen's Markets and VG's, as well as 250 independent grocery stores.

According to the company, more than 3,000 Michigan-made products will carry the eye-catching Michigan's Best label to help consumers quickly identify Michigan-made products.

June 30, 2011

Perrigo on Wednesday announced that its closing date to complete the acquisition of Paddock Labs — a generic pharmaceutical and specialty over-the-counter products manufacturer — has been delayed by an extended Federal Trade Commission review.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Perrigo on Wednesday announced that its closing date to complete the acquisition of Paddock Labs — a generic pharmaceutical and specialty over-the-counter products manufacturer — has been delayed by an extended Federal Trade Commission review.

May 17, 2011

Perrigo on Monday announced that it has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application for over-the-counter ranitidine 150 (regular and cool mint), a generic version of Zantac 150.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Perrigo on Monday announced that it has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application for over-the-counter ranitidine 150 (regular and cool mint), a generic version of Zantac 150.

Zantac 150 has annual sales of approximately $110 million, as measured by SymphonyIRI Group, Perrigo reported.

May 11, 2011

Drug maker Perrigo has reached a licensing agreement with Nycomed US that will allow it to launch a generic treatment for dermatitis in 2012, the company said.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Drug maker Perrigo has reached a licensing agreement with Nycomed US that will allow it to launch a generic treatment for dermatitis in 2012, the company said.

Perrigo said it agreed to settle all Hatch-Waxman litigation relating to its generic version of Cutivate (fluticasone) lotion with Nycomed, allowing it to launch under a licensing agreement in September 2012.

Cutivate is used to treat dermatitis in patients ages 1 year and older and had sales of about $50 million during the 12-month period ended in February, according to Wolters Kluwer.

April 12, 2011

Perrigo on Tuesday announced that the Detroit office of the Food and Drug Administration has concluded its re-inspection of Perrigo's Allegan facility.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Perrigo on Tuesday announced that the Detroit office of the Food and Drug Administration has concluded its re-inspection of Perrigo's Allegan facility.

The FDA has informed Perrigo that, effective immediately, Perrigo has an acceptable regulatory status, such that any pending export license and abbreviated new drug applications from this facility will once again be eligible for review and approval.

March 23, 2011

Meijer is continuing its pantry donation program by kicking off a springtime campaign.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer is continuing its pantry donation program by kicking off a springtime campaign.

The Midwest retailer is once again teaming up with its customers and team members in implementing its Simply Give program to help restock the shelves of nearly 200 local food pantries in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

This marks Meijer's eighth Simply Give effort, which began on March 20 and will continue through May 14.

March 16, 2011

Perrigo on Wednesday named Tony Schott VP diabetes care for the consumer healthcare division.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Perrigo on Wednesday named Tony Schott VP diabetes care for the consumer healthcare division.

In this role, Schott will expand Perrigo’s current distribution in retail store-brand glucose and grow sales and market share in this category.

March 14, 2011

A Midwest retailer announced it would invest $75 million in a major remodel project that would benefit stores in two states.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Midwest retailer announced it would invest $75 million in a major remodel project that would benefit stores in two states.

Meijer said 10 stores in Michigan and Ohio would benefit from the initiative. The retailer projected that the remodeling program would be completed by the end of the year.

March 2, 2011

Following the warning letter it received last April, Perrigo announced that the Food and Drug Administration has arrived at the company's Allegan, Mich.-based facility for re-inspection.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Following the warning letter it received last April, Perrigo announced that the Food and Drug Administration has arrived at the company's Allegan, Mich.-based facility for re-inspection.

February 25, 2011

Perrigo on Friday named Lynden Johncock to the post of trade promotion manager with the sales department. In this combined marketing and sales role, Johncock will act as a liaison between customers and Perrigo to ensure effective exchange of ideas for business and product line growth.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Perrigo on Friday named Lynden Johncock to the post of trade promotion manager with the sales department. In this combined marketing and sales role, Johncock will act as a liaison between customers and Perrigo to ensure effective exchange of ideas for business and product line growth.

January 31, 2011

Looking to foray into online sales, Meijer is launching a new grocery service for its customers.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Looking to foray into online sales, Meijer is launching a new grocery service for its customers.

MeijerDoorstepGrocer.com will offer customers thousands of grocery and drug store items, many of them available in single-pack or smaller sizes. Meijer initially will offer about 5,000 items on its website with no minimum order requirement for delivery, the company said. For a limited time, customers will have the opportunity to save on orders that exceed $100. Shipping costs start at $7.95.

January 21, 2011

Perrigo will buy Paddock Labs for more than half a billion dollars, Perrigo said Thursday.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Perrigo will buy Paddock Labs for more than half a billion dollars, Perrigo said Thursday.

Perrigo, an Allegan, Mich.-based company that makes generic prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including private-label products, announced that it would buy Minneapolis-based Paddock for $540 million in cash.

January 4, 2011

Meijer last week announced its donation of 35 reconditioned semi-tractors to local food banks, academic organizations and law enforcement throughout the Midwest.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer last week announced its donation of 35 reconditioned semi-tractors to local food banks, academic organizations and law enforcement throughout the Midwest.

The donation is part of the chain's ongoing commitment to support the communities it serves, the company said.

December 13, 2010

Grand Rapids-based Spartan Stores has announced the introduction of its new Michigan-made Indulgent Creations premium ice cream.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids-based Spartan Stores has announced the introduction of its new Michigan-made Indulgent Creations premium ice cream.

Indulgent Creations will be available year round through Spartan Stores, D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, Felpausch, Glen's Market and VG's Grocery stores, as well as through nearly 400 independent stores in Michigan and northern Indiana that sell Spartan Stores' brand products.

November 30, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has granted market exclusivity for a generic version of a medication designed to treat indoor and outdoor allergies.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — The Food and Drug Administration has granted market exclusivity for a generic version of a medication designed to treat indoor and outdoor allergies.

Perrigo said Monday that its licensor and supplier Synthon received regulatory approval for levocetirizine tablets, a generic version of UCB/Sepracor's Xyzal, which is marketed in the United States by Sanofi-Aventis.

The levocetirizine tablet is the only approved generic product having a label containing all indications, Perrigo said.

November 29, 2010

Perrigo on Monday launched a store-brand version of Bayer Healthcare’s Aleve Liquid Gels, 220 mg.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Perrigo on Monday launched a store-brand version of Bayer Healthcare’s Aleve Liquid Gels, 220 mg.

Aleve Liquid Gels generated annual sales of approximately $80 million, Perrigo stated, citing SymphonyIRI Group data.

"This approval is another example of Perrigo's commitment to bring new products to market,” stated Perrigo's chairman and CEO Joseph Papa. Perrigo noted that it is the first-to-market with a generic equivalent of the Aleve Liquid Gels.

October 19, 2010

The lackluster economy caused a dip in sales of nearly $8 million for Spartan Stores,...

October 14, 2010

Perrigo on Friday welcomed Ryan McLaughlin as an associate category manager on the company’s nutrition...

ALLEGAN, Mich. Perrigo on Friday welcomed Ryan McLaughlin as an associate category manager on the company’s nutrition business team. McLaughlin will work closely with the company’s customer business managers and the Perrigo South Carolina nutrition team to connect with store-brand-vitamin consumers, support customers and drive Perrigo’s nutrition business, the company stated.

 

McLaughlin joined Perrigo in December 2007 as a supervisor of the supply planning process, supporting both over-the-counter and nutrition products.

May 11, 2010

Perrigo on Tuesday announced that David Kneisl has joined Perrigo as a customer business manager...

May 3, 2010

Perrigo on Monday announced that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of PBM Holdings,...

March 24, 2010

For the fifth time in less than 18 months, Meijer is teaming up with its...

March 22, 2010

Perrigo announced Tuesday that it has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire a baby...

March 22, 2010

Perrigo's current human resources director will assume the role of SAP HCM HR program manager,...

March 16, 2010

Perrigo on Wednesday promoted Rachel Humphreys to manager of supplier quality management for its U.S....