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June 6, 2012

Specialty pharmacy provider MedPro Rx has received accreditation from an accrediting body for the fourth time, the company said.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Specialty pharmacy provider MedPro Rx has received accreditation from an accrediting body for the fourth time, the company said.

MedPro Rx said the accreditation, from the American Commission for Health Care, also marked the first time the company had received it for specialty pharmacy services and infusion nursing services, calling ACHC accreditation a key benchmark for measuring an organization's quality.

June 4, 2012

Two North Carolina-based grocery stores have announced a purchase and sale agreement.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two North Carolina-based grocery stores have announced a purchase and sale agreement.

Harris Teeter will acquire 10 of the Lowes Foods' store locations in the central Carolinas region, while Lowes Foods will acquire six Harris Teeter store locations in western North Carolina. In addition to six of its stores being acquired by Lowes Foods, Harris Teeter said it also will pay the latter $26.5 million. The transaction is expected to be completed in the company's third quarter of fiscal 2012, which ends July 1.

May 30, 2012

Older adults who don’t get enough vitamin D — either from diet, supplements or sun exposure — may be at increased risk of developing mobility limitations and disability, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center released Tuesday.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Older adults who don’t get enough vitamin D — either from diet, supplements or sun exposure — may be at increased risk of developing mobility limitations and disability, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center released Tuesday.

May 17, 2012

Target has announced its plans to open new Target Clinic locations at four Target stores in northern Virginia and four Target stores in North Carolina, marking the first Target Clinics to open in these states.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced its plans to open new Target Clinic locations at four Target stores in northern Virginia and four Target stores in North Carolina, marking the first Target Clinics to open in these states.

The new clinics currently are under construction and will open on July 29.

May 14, 2012

Grooming products company Remington and software development firm Kadro Solutions have announced the release of the i-Light Pro mobile application for iPhone, Android and iPad, in conjunction with the U.S. release of Remington i-Light Pro Intense Pulsed Light hair removal system.

MADISON, Wis., and RALEIGH, N.C. — Grooming products company Remington and software development firm Kadro Solutions have announced the release of the i-Light Pro mobile application for iPhone, Android and iPad, in conjunction with the U.S. release of Remington i-Light Pro Intense Pulsed Light hair removal system.

May 10, 2012

Family Dollar said its board of directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on the company's common stock of 21 cents per share.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar said its board of directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on the company's common stock of 21 cents per share.

The dividend is made payable July 13 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 15.

May 9, 2012

A distribution center that services 270 Food Lion stores in North Carolina has reopened after being severely damage due to a tornado.

SALISBURY, N.C. — A distribution center that services 270 Food Lion stores in North Carolina has reopened after being severely damage due to a tornado.

Food Lion said the Dunn, N.C.-based center, which first opened in 1988, now includes an expanded refrigerated and frozen section of an additional 54,000 sq. ft., which provides added storage for more than 4,000 dairy, meat and frozen food products. On average, the distribution facility ships more than 1.4 million cases of products each week and houses 12,800 items.

May 9, 2012

Kerr Drug announced the launch of its Healthy Pet program, offering a full range of pet medications that customers can order on the chain's website and have delivered to their homes, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Kerr Drug announced the launch of its Healthy Pet program, offering a full range of pet medications that customers can order online on the chain's website and have delivered to their homes, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

May 4, 2012

Family Dollar is gearing up to offer its customers a broader selection of merchandise, including refrigerated and frozen food, through a strategic partnership with McLane.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar is gearing up to offer its customers a broader selection of merchandise, including refrigerated and frozen food, through a strategic partnership with McLane.

April 30, 2012

Net sales for Ingles Markets experienced a spike during the second quarter and first half of fiscal year 2012, the retailer reported Monday.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Net sales for Ingles Markets experienced a spike during the second quarter and first half of fiscal year 2012, the retailer reported Monday.

For the second quarter ended March 24, Ingles Markets said net sales rose $11.3 million to $881.7 million, compared with the year-ago period, while net income dropped from $7.7 million in second quarter 2011 to $6.5 million in second quarter 2012. Excluding gasoline sales, comparable-store sales at Ingles Markets during the quarter decreased 0.1%, compared with the second quarter of the prior fiscal year.

April 26, 2012

A line of ready-to-drink functional coffee blends now has three new flavors.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A line of ready-to-drink functional coffee blends now has three new flavors.

Bean & Body Coffee, which is available in select regions throughout the United States, now features vegan, horchata and coconut flavors. Offered in an 8-oz. can, each flavor is 100 calories or less and are all-natural, gluten-free and Kosher certified.

The new Bean & Body Coffee flavors will hit markets in early May.

April 25, 2012

A company that manufactures pharmacy dispensing machines has moved into a new headquarters.

RALEIGH, N.C. — A company that manufactures pharmacy dispensing machines has moved into a new headquarters.

RxMedic Systems announced Wednesday the opening of the new headquarters in Wake Forest, N.C., a suburb of Raleigh. The company said expansion of product lines created the need to move into a new location. "With our recent growth, we had just outgrown our previous location," VP David Williams said. "Now, we have much more space for both product development and manufacturing."

 

April 23, 2012

Family Dollar announced that one of its executives intends to leave the company to pursue other interests.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar announced that one of its executives intends to leave the company to pursue other interests.

The company said the departure of Dorlisa Flur, vice chair of strategy and chief administrative officer, is effective May 2.

"Dorlisa has served the Company in a variety of leadership roles and has been a valued part of our team," Family Dollar chairman and CEO Howard Levine said. "Her contributions to Family Dollar's success are greatly appreciated, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors."

April 11, 2012

Bi-Lo and Coca-Cola on Tuesday announced their partnership with the USO to support its Operation Phone Home program, which connects troops deployed overseas with their families back home through, among other things, a private phone network.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bi-Lo and Coca-Cola on Tuesday announced their partnership with the USO to support its Operation Phone Home program, which connects troops deployed overseas with their families back home through, among other things, a private phone network. For every rotisserie meal bundle sold at all Bi-Lo stores, Coca-Cola will donate $1 to OPH, which buys troops about 20 minutes of talk time.

April 10, 2012

Family Dollar has named Mary Winston to the position of EVP and CFO.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar has named Mary Winston to the position of EVP and CFO. Winston will report to Howard Levine, chairman and CEO, and will have executive responsibility for Family Dollar’s financial operations, including accounting, treasury, tax, financial planning, investor relations and internal audit.

April 9, 2012

Family Dollar has appointed a new VP and assistant general counsel for litigation.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar has appointed a new VP and assistant general counsel for litigation.

Jon Broz joins the retailer from Lowe's, where he most recently served as VP and assistant general counsel for litigation. In his new role at Family Dollar, Broz will report to James Snyder Jr., SVP general counsel and secretary.

April 2, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Monday announced that state health policy professional Leigh Knotts will serve as director of state government affairs, responsible for advocacy in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and Tennessee.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Monday announced that state health policy professional Leigh Knotts will serve as director of state government affairs, responsible for advocacy in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Knotts will join NACDS’ state team, for a total of six state directors, all of whom report to Sandra Guckian, NACDS VP state government affairs.

March 28, 2012

Rising gas prices and a cautious consumer environment continues to benefit the dollar store, with Family Dollar being the latest example.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Rising gas prices and a cautious consumer environment continues to benefit the dollar store, with Family Dollar being the latest example. The company reported that net income for the second quarter of fiscal year 2012, ended Feb. 25, increased 10.7% to $136.4 million, compared with net income of $123.2 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2011. Net income per diluted share for the quarter increased 17.3% to $1.15, compared with 98 cents for the same period last year.

March 28, 2012

Food Lion has launched its new brand strategy in 268 stores in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina markets, the retailer announced Wednesday.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion has launched its new brand strategy in 268 stores in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina markets, the retailer announced Wednesday.

March 19, 2012

Mederma, a maker of scar therapy products, has introduced its new Mederma advanced scar gel, which is designed to reduce the overall appearance of scars caused by injury, acne, surgery or burns with one daily application.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mederma, a maker of scar therapy products, has introduced its new Mederma advanced scar gel, which is designed to reduce the overall appearance of scars caused by injury, acne, surgery or burns with one daily application.

Mederma advanced scar gel is a transparent topical gel that contains Cepalin, the same proprietary botanical extract derived from onions used in all Mederma scar products and stretch marks therapy.

March 9, 2012

A regional retail pharmacy chain and a nearby school of pharmacy will collaborate on a study to evaluate the implementation of a pharmacogenetic program in a community pharmacy setting.

RALEIGH, N.C. — A regional retail pharmacy chain and a nearby school of pharmacy will collaborate on a study to evaluate the implementation of a pharmacogenetic program in a community pharmacy setting.

Kerr Drug announced Friday that it would work with the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's Eshelman School of Pharmacy to explore the feasibility of a program for Sanofi's and Bristol-Myers Squibb's blood-thinning drug Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate).

March 8, 2012

Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Delhaize Group, saw a decrease in underlying operating profit prompted by soft sales, an increase in operating expenses to support growth projects and price investments for fourth quarter 2011.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Delhaize Group, saw a decrease in underlying operating profit prompted by soft sales, an increase in operating expenses to support growth projects and price investments for fourth quarter 2011.

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 28, 2012

An organization that certifies pharmacy technicians is starting a program designed to encourage more technicians to get certified.

WASHINGTON — An organization that certifies pharmacy technicians is starting a program designed to encourage more technicians to get certified.

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board announced Tuesday the launch of the Employer Partnership Program, which it said was for retail and health-system pharmacies that want to encourage technicians to participate in the PTCB certification program. North Carolina regional chain Kerr Drug already has joined the program, according to PTCB.

February 21, 2012

Message to Congress: You’ve got to spend a little money to save a lot of it. Paying $100 million to the nation’s community pharmacists to provide comprehensive medication therapy management to more American seniors would save Medicare $1 billion or more. Spend $200 million and save $2 billion ... you get the picture.

Message to Congress: You’ve got to spend a little money to save a lot of it. Paying $100 million to the nation’s community pharmacists to provide comprehensive medication therapy management to more American seniors would save Medicare $1 billion or more. Spend $200 million and save $2 billion ... you get the picture.