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October 12, 2012

Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic recently hit a milestone as it served its one-millionth patient in August.

HOUSTON — Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic recently hit a milestone as it served its one-millionth patient in August.

“This would not have been possible without the support of our loyal patients, who have embraced our unique model of high-quality, convenient and affordable healthcare," stated RediClinic CEO Web Golinkin in a letter recently emailed patients.

To celebrate the milestone, the email features coupons with 15% off a B-12 shot, $15 dollars off a travel healthy visit and a free body mass index reading.

September 11, 2012

Yoplait has kicked off its annual Save Lids to Save Lives breast cancer awareness campaign.

MINNEAPOLIS — Yoplait has kicked off its annual Save Lids to Save Lives breast cancer awareness campaign.

The yogurt brand said that as part of its campaign, the company once again has tapped actress and breast cancer survivor Adamari Lopez to join Yoplait's Save Lids to Save Lives Tour. The tour is making its way across the United States, stopping in U.S. cities with large Hispanic populations. The tour kicked off Sept. 6 in Miami and ends Oct. 26 in Houston. She will also visit New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Phoenix, Yoplait said.

July 16, 2012

Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic is gearing up for the back-to-school season by offering $10 off a school physical for those who “like” RediClinic on Facebook.

HOUSTON — Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic is gearing up for the back-to-school season by offering $10 off a school physical for those who “like” RediClinic on Facebook.

July 11, 2012

The at-home hair coloring market just got a little more competitive as Della Ricca Hair Color has announced that it now is offering clients an at-home hair coloring alternative to salon visits and store-bought hair color solutions.

HOUSTON — The at-home hair coloring market just got a little more competitive as Della Ricca Hair Color has announced that it now is offering clients an at-home hair coloring alternative to salon visits and store-bought hair color solutions.

Inspired to help people color their hair at home with confidence, Karen Anne Vinson, founder of Della Ricca Hair Color, is providing clients with an affordable professional-grade hair color that is custom blended to fit individual needs.

July 2, 2012

A case report series presented at the Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston examined how women with moderate to severe depression could see an improvement in symptoms if they are treated for their vitamin D deficiency.

CHEVY CHASE, Md. — A case report series presented at the Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston examined how women with moderate to severe depression could see an improvement in symptoms if they are treated for their vitamin D deficiency.

June 29, 2012

Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic has gone mobile.

HOUSTON — Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic has gone mobile.

RediClinic has announced that customers on the go now have mobile access to its site, RediClinic.com. By visiting the site, consumers can check out the services offered and promotions, get details on its Weigh Forward program, and more.

RediClinic operates 29 clinics within H-E-B stores in the Greater Houston, Austin and North San Antonio areas.

June 21, 2012

Biolife in May launched WoundSeal, a hemostat product specifically targeting Americans on a regimen of blood thinners. While hemostat products have been introduced into the first aid set before, this is the first one targeting patients on a specific therapy.


SUPPLIER NEWS — Biolife in May launched WoundSeal, a hemostat product specifically targeting Americans on a regimen of blood thinners. While hemostat products have been introduced into the first aid set before, this is the first one targeting patients on a specific therapy.


June 7, 2012

Mars Chocolate is bringing a new treat to the frozen food aisle.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate is bringing a new treat to the frozen food aisle.

New Milky Way chocolate ice cream bars are made with chocolate ice cream, a layer of caramel and covered with a smooth milk chocolate coating to deliver the classic Milky Way bar taste, the company said. The treat now is available at stores nationwide.

June 5, 2012

Novo Nordisk is starting an organization in Houston designed to provide assistance to local diabetes education programs, the Danish drug maker said Tuesday.

HOUSTON — Novo Nordisk is starting an organization in Houston designed to provide assistance to local diabetes education programs, the Danish drug maker said Tuesday.

The company announced that it was accepting applications from local organizations for funding from Novo Nordisk Community Care Houston, one of more than 20 Novo Nordisk Community Care programs started in 2011 that provide funding to local groups. The drug maker is investing $80,000 on the Houston initiative.

May 31, 2012

MarcasUSA on Thursday announced the U.S. debut of Conazol, a leading over-the-counter athlete's foot treatment in Mexico.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — MarcasUSA on Thursday announced the U.S. debut of Conazol, a leading over-the-counter athlete's foot treatment in Mexico.

The brand is expanding its U.S. distribution and can be found at such retailers as Walmart and Target in key U.S. Hispanic markets, such as Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Chicago, the company said.

May 9, 2012

H-E-B on May 6 recognized statewide winners of the 2012 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards during a banquet at Houston’s InterContinental Hotel, the grocer announced Tuesday.

HOUSTON — H-E-B on May 6 recognized statewide winners of the 2012 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards during a banquet at Houston’s InterContinental Hotel, the grocer announced Tuesday. At the ceremony, H-E-B chairman and CEO Charles Butt handed out $585,000 in cash awards and grants and congratulated 23 educators, campuses, school districts and one early childhood agency for being "among the best" in Texas.

April 11, 2012

Firstline, a manufacturer of hair care accessories for multicultural consumers, this summer is expanding its Sleek line to include tween hair accessories.

HOUSTON — Firstline, a manufacturer of hair care accessories for multicultural consumers, this summer is expanding its Sleek line to include tween hair accessories.

April 4, 2012

CVS/pharmacy officially announced on Wednesday the April schedule of Project Health (Proyecto Salud in Spanish), a wellness program delivering more than $21 million worth of free health screenings to multicultural communities throughout 2012.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy officially announced on Wednesday the April schedule of Project Health (Proyecto Salud in Spanish), a wellness program delivering more than $21 million worth of free health screenings to multicultural communities throughout 2012.

As part of National Minority Health Month, CVS/pharmacy will offer free health screenings at select stores in African-American and Latino communities in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

March 21, 2012

Minute Maid is shaking up the juice aisle with a lighter version of its lemonade beverages.

HOUSTON — Minute Maid is shaking up the juice aisle with a lighter version of its lemonade beverages.

The company said its light lemonade line will include light lemonade and light pink lemonade varieties. Each beverage, which touts 15 calories per serving, will be packaged in clear 59-oz. recyclable PET bottles that "allows people to see the goodness inside," the company said.

March 8, 2012

Within the past month, two Ohio-based traditional retailers announced plans to test-market automated retail vending machines.

Within the past month, two Ohio-based traditional retailers announced plans to test-market automated retail vending machines. It’s not so much thinking outside of the box as it is figuring out how to get that box to where the consumers are, wherever they are — the airport, the hospital, convention centers, exercise facilities, on a college campus or in a hotel. 


February 9, 2012

Recognizing that cardiovascular disease affects about 80 million people in the United States and is the No. 1 killer of Americans, CVS/pharmacy announced on Thursday that it is providing several free services, educational information and special product offers during February's American Heart Month.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Recognizing that cardiovascular disease affects about 80 million people in the United States and is the No. 1 killer of Americans, CVS/pharmacy announced on Thursday that it is providing several free services, educational information and special product offers during February's American Heart Month.

February 8, 2012

CVS/pharmacy announced on Wednesday the launch of Project Health (Proyecto Salud in Spanish), a wellness program delivering more than $21 million worth of free health screenings to multicultural communities.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy announced on Wednesday the launch of Project Health (Proyecto Salud in Spanish), a wellness program delivering more than $21 million worth of free health screenings to multicultural communities.

January 23, 2012

Pet medications now are available at all Kroger pharmacies in the Houston area, the company said.

HOUSTON — Pet medications now are available at all Kroger pharmacies in the Houston area, the company said.

Customers with four-legged family members now can pick up their pets' prescriptions at the pharmacy counter. Popular medications, such as Frontline Plus and Rimadyl Chewables, are available, as well as $4 and $10 generic medications.

January 3, 2012

It’s the new year, and for many people that means setting a resolution to drop those extra pounds. In an effort to help consumers meet that goal, RediClinic is offering an introductory price for its Weigh Forward weight-loss program.

HOUSTON — It’s the new year, and for many people that means setting a resolution to drop those extra pounds. In an effort to help consumers meet that goal, RediClinic is offering an introductory price for its Weigh Forward weight-loss program.

The exclusive limited-time offer gives patients access to one visit with a specially-trained clinician at RediClinic. The introductory package, priced at $99, also includes:

  • Three weeks of meal plans and a selection of recipes;

  • Physical exam;

November 3, 2011

With the holiday season just around the corner, RediClinic is encouraging consumers to enroll in its medically supervised weight-loss program, Weigh Forward, by offering $100 in free groceries at H-E-B when they enroll. The offer ends Dec. 31.

HOUSTON — With the holiday season just around the corner, RediClinic is encouraging consumers to enroll in its medically supervised weight-loss program, Weigh Forward, by offering $100 in free groceries at H-E-B when they enroll. The offer ends Dec. 31.

Weigh Forward, which was developed in partnership with weight-loss expert David L. Katz, M.D., kicked off on May 16 at all 29 RediClinic locations in H-E-B stores in Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

October 26, 2011

Earnings for the Dr Pepper Snapple Group rose to $154 million, or 71 cents per share, for third quarter 2011, the company announced Wednesday.

HOUSTON — Earnings for the Dr Pepper Snapple Group rose to $154 million, or 71 cents per share, for third quarter 2011, the company announced Wednesday.

This compared with the year-ago period, where third quarter 2010 earnings totaled $144 million, or 60 cents per share.

Year-to-date net sales increased 5% for the company, while income from operations was $753 million, compared with $757 million in the prior-year period. Net income for DPS totaled $440 million, compared with $416 million in the prior-year period.

October 21, 2011

Walgreens and Novo Nordisk are working with Sharps Compliance to offer Sharps' Complete Needle Collection & Disposal System for customers who use injectable drugs.

HOUSTON — Walgreens and Novo Nordisk are working with Sharps Compliance to offer Sharps' Complete Needle Collection & Disposal System for customers who use injectable drugs.

October 18, 2011

Minute Maid is shaking up the juice aisle with a new line of products that includes 100% orange juices and a light orange juice beverage.

HOUSTON — Minute Maid is shaking up the juice aisle with a new line of products that includes 100% orange juices and a light orange juice beverage.

Minute Maid Pure Squeezed includes no pulp 100% orange juice, no pulp 100% orange juice with calcium and vitamin D, some pulp 100% orange juice and light orange juice beverage with calcium and vitamin D.

October 12, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday will unveil its first electric vehicle charging station in Orlando, Fla., at its International Drive and Sand Lake Road location with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., as City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer makes the inaugural charge.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday will unveil its first electric vehicle charging station in Orlando, Fla., at its International Drive and Sand Lake Road location with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., as City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer makes the inaugural charge.

September 22, 2011

American Medical ID has expanded its reach by offering its medical identification bracelets and necklaces at three major drug stores.

HOUSTON — American Medical ID has expanded its reach by offering its medical identification bracelets and necklaces at three major drug stores.

The company said that beginning this month, its products now are available at 5,800 CVS locations, 7,200 Walgreens locations and 4,800 Rite Aid locations.