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October 5, 2012

Family Dollar has inked a partnership with a national leader in health-and-wellness solutions to further drive the retailer's commitment to proactively engage in activities that encourage healthy living.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar has inked a partnership with a national leader in health-and-wellness solutions to further drive the retailer's commitment to proactively engage in activities that encourage healthy living.

October 4, 2012

A pharmacy automation equipment manufacturer has signed a deal with a company that makes pharmacy software.

RALEIGH, N.C. — A pharmacy automation equipment manufacturer has signed a deal with a company that makes pharmacy software.

RxMedic Systems and Health Business Systems announced Tuesday that they had signed a preferred business partner agreement. The deal will allow users of HBS' RxAxis pharmacy software system to connect with RxMedic's dispensing technology, including its ADS robot, the companies said, allowing pharmacies to be more accurate, productive and profitable.

October 3, 2012

Following the release of record sales and profits on Wednesday, Family Dollar said it would open 500 new stores next year.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Following the release of record sales and profits on Wednesday morning, Family Dollar said it would open 500 new stores next year.

October 1, 2012

SunTech Medical on Monday announced the launch of a new line of reusable cuffs for blood-pressure monitoring in a clinical setting.

MORRISVILLE, N.C. — SunTech Medical on Monday announced the launch of a new line of reusable cuffs for blood-pressure monitoring in a clinical setting.

The one-piece durable cuff has a nylon shell that is easily cleaned and disinfected to help minimize cross contamination. A tapered tail design allows easy application and eliminates sharp corners, improving patient comfort.

September 28, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for psoriasis of the scalp made by a subsidiary of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline.

 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for psoriasis of the scalp made by a subsidiary of British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline.

Stiefel announced Friday the approval of Sorilux (calcipotriene) foam for psoriasis of the scalp in adults. The drug was already approved for psoriasis of other parts of the body in October 2010.

September 24, 2012

During this paramount election year, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ grassroots advocacy program — NACDS RxImpact — continues to demonstrate the importance of pharmacy advocates engaging on behalf of community pharmacy, NACDS has announced.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — During this paramount election year, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ grassroots advocacy program — NACDS RxImpact — continues to demonstrate the importance of pharmacy advocates engaging on behalf of community pharmacy, NACDS has announced.

September 19, 2012

Harris Teeter is currently renovating two locations into a new concept called 201central, which will carry an extensive variety of wine, beer, specialty foods and other general merchandise items.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter is currently renovating two locations into a new concept called 201central, which will carry an extensive variety of wine, beer, specialty foods and other general merchandise items. The new format also will feature an array of specialty services, including in-store wine consultants, event coordination and catering as well as party rentals and educational classes focused on wine, beer and food pairings.

September 19, 2012

Publix is entering the North Carolina market.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix is entering the North Carolina market.

The company said its first store, which will be part of a new division based in Charlotte, will be located in Ballantyne, N.C., and has tentative plans to open in 2014. Publix said it is looking ahead to continued growth within North Carolina, along with its current operating areas of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.

September 6, 2012

Food Lion once again is supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion once again is supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Through its latest campaign, called "Kickoff for Kids," which will run through Sept. 18, Food Lion is inviting its customers customers to donate $1 at the register, in exchange for signing their name on a football balloon. The company hopes to raise an additional $1.2 million for children who receive care at 32 regional Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

September 5, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration will not decide whether to approve a drug for diarrhea in HIV patients as it continues to review the regulatory approval application for it, the drug's manufacturer said.

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Food and Drug Administration will not decide whether to approve a drug for diarrhea in HIV patients as it continues to review the regulatory approval application for it, the drug's manufacturer said.

Salix Pharmaceuticals said the FDA was still reviewing its application for crofelemer in the 125-mg strength. The agency was originally expected to take action on the drug Wednesday. Crofelemer is meant for treating noninfectious diarrhea in HIV and AIDS patients taking antiretroviral therapy.

August 28, 2012

Merz announced it has acquired a medication designed to treat a condition associated with such neurologic conditions as cerebral palsy.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Merz announced it has acquired a medication designed to treat a condition associated with such neurologic conditions as cerebral palsy.

August 27, 2012

Holly Shaskey-Platek has been appointed to serve as SVP merchandising for Family Dollar, the retailer announced.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Holly Shaskey-Platek has been appointed to serve as SVP merchandising for Family Dollar, the retailer announced.

Shaskey-Platek, who has worked at the company since 2008, will lead the home, apparel and seasonal divisions and report to Paul White, EVP and chief merchandising officer. Prior to her new role, she worked as a consultant to provide company-wide change management leadership. Before that, Shaskey-Platek spent a total of 25 years with Target and ShopNBC.

August 20, 2012

Target Clinic has inked a new strategic relationship with healthcare system Duke Medicine in an effort to provide greater access to care at four new Target Clinic locations in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., which opened on July 29.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Clinic has inked a new strategic relationship with healthcare system Duke Medicine in an effort to provide greater access to care at four new Target Clinic locations in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., which opened on July 29.

Physicians from Duke Primary Care will provide medical directorship services, such as availability for consultation with Target Clinic providers and regular chart reviews, at the four new clinics.

August 17, 2012

Kerr Drug has received approval for reaccreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, making it the first corporate organization to receive approval for ACHC's new Community Retail program, the organization announced.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug has received approval for reaccreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, making it the first corporate organization to receive approval for ACHC's new Community Retail program, the organization announced.

August 7, 2012

Food Lion customers can support their favorite schools when they participate in the MVP Classroom Rewards program.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion customers can support their favorite schools when they participate in the MVP Classroom Rewards program.

When customers shop with their MVP cards, a portion of their grocery bills spent only on qualified store-brand products is automatically credited to the shoppers' local school of choice. Donations up to $2,500 will be distributed three times per year to schools in January, May and September.

August 3, 2012

Harris Teeter plans to expand its presence in existing markets, the company said in its third-quarter earnings release.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Harris Teeter plans to expand its presence in existing markets, the company said in its third-quarter earnings release.

August 1, 2012

Customers, vendors and industry analysts were among the more than 300 people who took part in seminars to showcase pharmacy technology maker QS/1's line of software products for independent and small-chain pharmacies and home medical equipment providers.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Customers, vendors and industry analysts were among the more than 300 people who took part in seminars to showcase pharmacy technology maker QS/1's line of software products for independent and small-chain pharmacies and home medical equipment providers.

Calling its 2012 Customer Conference a "success," QS/1 said its next conference would take place in Asheville, N.C., in May 2013 rather than July 2013.

July 30, 2012

The Kessler Foundation and the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development last week released a research brief on disability employment titled “Strategies to Support Employer-Driven Initiatives to Recruit and Retain Employees with Disabilities” that explores the growing trend among employers in accommodating workers with disabilities.

WEST ORANGE, N.J. — The Kessler Foundation and the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development last week released a research brief on disability employment titled “Strategies to Support Employer-Driven Initiatives to Recruit and Retain Employees with Disabilities” that explores the growing trend among employers in accommodating workers with disabilities.

July 27, 2012

Save-A-Lot, a hard-discount, limited-assortment grocery chain and a wholly owned subsidiary of Supervalu, kicked off its 2012 Fuel Your Family Road Trip in Orlando to raise awareness of Save-A-Lot stores as the go-to destination for affordable food.

ST. LOUIS — Save-A-Lot, a hard-discount, limited-assortment grocery chain and a wholly owned subsidiary of Supervalu, kicked off its 2012 Fuel Your Family Road Trip in Orlando to raise awareness of Save-A-Lot stores as the go-to destination for affordable food.

July 24, 2012

Harris Teeter on Monday announced the grocer raised more than $222,500 in May during its donation card campaign for USO and Wounded Warrior Project.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter on Monday announced the grocer raised more than $222,500 in May during its donation card campaign for USO and Wounded Warrior Project. The campaign encouraged customers to help make a difference to troops, their families and wounded warriors by making a $1, $3 or $5 donation to the Support Our Troops campaign.

July 18, 2012

Food Lion has implemented its new brand strategy in the retailer's North Carolina and South Carolina stores.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion has implemented its new brand strategy in the retailer's North Carolina and South Carolina stores.

July 9, 2012

Merz has promoted one of its executives to serve as VP and chief compliance officer.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Merz has promoted one of its executives to serve as VP and chief compliance officer.

The company said Katrina Church, who joined the company in November 2009, now will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership relating to compliance issues. Church officially took on the new responsibilities July 1.

July 9, 2012

Kerr Drug has promoted Mark Gregory to SVP store operations, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug has promoted Mark Gregory to SVP store operations, effectively immediately, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

Gregory, who was previously VP pharmacy and government affairs, will report directly to president and CEO Anthony Civello. He also is the company's privacy officer and chairman of its political action committee.

June 14, 2012

Snyder's-Lance on Tuesday acquired substantially all assets of O'Byrne Distributing, a snack food distributor serving the Augusta, Ga., area.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Snyder's-Lance on Tuesday acquired substantially all assets of O'Byrne Distributing, a snack food distributor serving the Augusta, Ga., area.

"The strengths of O'Byrne provide a great way for us to improve the effectiveness of our direct store delivery network, expand service to customers and enhance long-term opportunities for our independent business owners in the region," stated Ed Good, president of S-L Distribution Co., a subsidiary of Snyder's-Lance.

June 11, 2012

Save-A-Lot, a wholly owned subsidiary of Supervalu, on Monday launched a national search for a team of two interns to serve as brand ambassadors — or more aptly titled Road Scholars — for its 2012 Fuel Your Family Road Trip campaign.

ST. LOUIS — Save-A-Lot, a wholly owned subsidiary of Supervalu, on Monday launched a national search for a team of two interns to serve as brand ambassadors — or more aptly titled Road Scholars — for its 2012 Fuel Your Family Road Trip campaign.

The winning team will hit the road at the end of July for a four-week tour to 12 U.S. cities to personally bring the brand to consumers and help show people how Save-A-Lot can help families with savings of up to 40%, compared with traditional grocery stores.