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April 10, 2014

SanaSana.com, which is positioned as the first consumer goods online retailer catering to U.S. Hispanic women, has launched to help the estimated 10.2 million orphaned children in Latin America.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — SanaSana.com, which is positioned as the first consumer goods online retailer catering to U.S. Hispanic women, has launched to help the estimated 10.2 million orphaned children in Latin America.

As the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, the Hispanic market's buying power is estimated to reach $1.5 trillion by 2015.

January 9, 2014

Cascadian Farm will welcome a line of bars made with organic pea protein — a protein source derived entirely from plants — to its robust line of products.

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. — Cascadian Farm will welcome a line of bars made with organic pea protein — a protein source derived entirely from plants — to its robust line of products.

The bars are available nationwide in two flavors, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Honey Roasted Nut, and offer a chewy texture that packs 9 g of protein in each serving.

October 17, 2013

Competition and consolidation within the Brazilian market has heated up in recent years, prompting Empreendimentos Pague Menos SA, Brazil’s second-biggest drug store company, to step up its growth strategy and eye potential mergers and acquisitions. When asked about future expansion plans during a recent interview with Bloomberg, CEO Francisco Deusmar de Queiros said he would consider such U.S. partners as CVS Caremark and Walgreens.

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Competition and consolidation within the Brazilian market has heated up in recent years, prompting Empreendimentos Pague Menos SA, Brazil’s second-biggest drug store company, to step up its growth strategy and eye potential mergers and acquisitions. When asked about future expansion plans during a recent interview with Bloomberg, CEO Francisco Deusmar de Queiros said he would consider such U.S.

September 16, 2013

Walgreens on Saturday opened its first drug store on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S.V.I. Gov. John deJongh helped cut the ribbon and open the doors, the Chicago-based retailer reported.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Saturday opened its first drug store on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S.V.I. Gov. John  deJongh helped cut the ribbon and open the doors, the Chicago-based retailer reported.

September 6, 2013

With 68 stores already open across Canada, Target has released the timetable for the next batch of nearly two dozen, including the first stores in Quebec and Nova Scotia.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — With 68 stores already open across Canada, Target Corp. has released the timetable for the next batch of nearly two dozen, including the first stores in Quebec and Nova Scotia.

The mass merchandise retailer said it would open 14 stores on Sept. 17 and nine more on Oct. 18. A majority of the stores will feature a Starbucks, as well as a pharmacy. Most stores in Quebec will feature Brunet pharmacies, which will open in summer 2014.

May 2, 2013

Energizer Holdings had sales of $1.095 billion in second quarter 2013, a 0.5% decrease from second quarter 2012, and $2.28 billion for the first six months of the fiscal year, which ended March 31, also a 0.5% decrease from the same period last year, the company said.

ST. LOUIS — Energizer Holdings had sales of $1.095 billion in second quarter 2013, a 0.5% decrease from second quarter 2012, and $2.28 billion for the first six months of the fiscal year, which ended March 31, also a 0.5% decrease from the same period last year, the company said.

Profits for the quarter were $85 million, compared with $78 million last year.

April 15, 2013

Navarro Discount Pharmacy has opened its 33rd store in Miami, which targets Hispanics from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy has opened its 33rd store in Miami, which targets Hispanics from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

January 2, 2013

While the "fiscal cliff" bill heads off the most severe tax implications for most Americans, the 25.8 million Americans with diabetes may find this bill a bitter pill to swallow, suggested the National Community Pharmacists Association in a press release.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — While the "fiscal cliff" bill heads off the most severe tax implications for most Americans, the 25.8 million Americans with diabetes may find this bill a bitter pill to swallow, suggested the National Community Pharmacists Association in a press release issued Wednesday. 

October 12, 2012

Beauty pioneer George Friedman, a former advertising executive who helped shape the beauty industry and developed and marketed designer fragrances, died Sunday at his home in Sagaponack, N.Y. He was 77 years old.

SAGAPONACK, N.Y. — Beauty pioneer George Friedman, a former advertising executive who helped shape the beauty industry and developed and marketed designer fragrances, died Sunday at his home in Sagaponack, N.Y. He was 77 years old.

According to reports, the cause of death was a heart attack.

April 25, 2012

Total prestige beauty in China — which is those products sold mainly in department stores and Sephora stores in the top 10 cities in mainland China — rose 21% in 2011 compared with 2010, according to beauty market research by NPD.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.  — Total prestige beauty in China — which is those products sold mainly in department stores and Sephora stores in the top 10 cities in mainland China — rose 21% in 2011 compared with 2010, according to beauty market research by NPD.

October 7, 2011

MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice on Friday announced that MMM and PMC members will continue to have access to the Walgreens pharmacy network.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice on Friday announced that MMM and PMC members will continue to have access to the Walgreens pharmacy network. Walgreens and Express Scripts have reached an agreement specifically regarding these plans in Puerto Rico, according to a Walgreens spokesperson.

October 6, 2011

Harris Teeter and Washington, D.C., Ward 6 council member Tommy Wells joined forces Thursday to offer a $10,000 donation to Jan’s Tutoring House, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that pairs children with volunteers who provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter and Washington, D.C., Ward 6 council member Tommy Wells joined forces Thursday to offer a $10,000 donation to Jan’s Tutoring House, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that pairs children with volunteers who provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring.

September 26, 2011

Procter & Gamble has inked a master collaboration agreement with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

JERUSALEM — Procter & Gamble has inked a master collaboration agreement with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

September 1, 2011

Unilever announced on Wednesday that it has completed the sale of the Alberto VO5 brand in the United States and Puerto Rico and the Rave brand globally to private equity firm Brynwood Partners, following approval by the U.S. Department of Justice.

LONDON and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Unilever announced on Wednesday that it has completed the sale of the Alberto VO5 brand in the United States and Puerto Rico and the Rave brand globally to private equity firm Brynwood Partners, following approval by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Terms were not disclosed.

Outside the United States and Puerto Rico, the Alberto VO5 brand will remain in Unilever’s portfolio.

August 1, 2011

Delhaize America announced that it is expanding its Food Lion distribution center in Dunn, N.C.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Delhaize America announced that it is expanding its Food Lion distribution center in Dunn, N.C.

The company said the distribution center, which opened in 1987 and services 264 Food Lion stores in the area, will increase storage space by 54,000 sq. ft. to accomodate more than 4,000 refrigerated and frozen foods.

June 2, 2011

Food Lion's charitable arm once again has teamed up with the Western Union Foundation to support Feeding America.

CHICAGO — Food Lion's charitable arm once again has teamed up with the Western Union Foundation to support Feeding America.

The Food Lion Charitable Foundation and the Western Union Foundation donated $220,000 to 11 Feeding America food banks. The funds were presented to the respective food banks at the Food Lion corporate offices in Salisbury, N.C., on Wednesday.

The Feeding America food banks grant recipients include:

  • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in Verona, Va.;

March 25, 2011

Customers that participate in Food Lion's loyalty program have the opportunity to win free groceries for a year.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Customers that participate in Food Lion's loyalty program have the opportunity to win free groceries for a year.

Food Lion said that MVP customers in select markets can swipe their member cards once a day at the in-store coupon kiosks to enter for a chance to win. Customers also instantly can win 1-of-more-than-200,000 free national and private-brand items through April 19. Free items will be awarded in the form of a coupon, the retailer said.

February 7, 2011

Super Bowl viewers got a surprise while watching the Big Game on Sunday: A commercial featuring an exclusive song about retailer H-E-B, performed by country star Jack Ingram.

SAN ANTONIO — Super Bowl viewers got a surprise while watching the Big Game on Sunday: A commercial featuring an exclusive song about retailer H-E-B, performed by country star Jack Ingram.

The Texas-based retailer let Super Bowl watchers know that, "You Can't Spell Texas without H-E-B." The commercial featured dancers in stetsons and images of all things Texas, with country crooner Ingram celebrating the Lone Star state, mentioning cities both big and small, and showing that H-E-B is as big as the state's pride.

January 27, 2011

Drank has expanded its distribution to the Carolinas.

HOUSTON — Drank has expanded its distribution to the Carolinas.

The makers of Drank, Innovative Beverage Group Holdings, said that Adam's Beverage, an independent distributor, will bring the relaxation beverage to North Carolina, as well as to additional cities in South Carolina.

Drank hit the market in early 2008.

January 6, 2011

Net sales for December at Costco rose 11% to nearly $9.2 billion for the five weeks ended Jan. 2, compared with the year-ago period.

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Net sales for December at Costco rose 11% to nearly $9.2 billion for the five weeks ended Jan. 2, compared with the year-ago period.

Same-store sales rose 4%, while international same-store sales rose 12%.

Costco currently operates 582 warehouses, including 425 in the United States and Puerto Rico.

June 23, 2010

The recession has taken its toll on the professional skin care market, but that hasn't...

May 17, 2010

Pfizer plans to lay off 6,000 of its workers and reduce manufacturing or cease manufacturing...

January 14, 2010

A host of retailers, including Walgreens, Dollar General and CVS Caremark, have made donations to...

January 14, 2010

One of the nation's largest drug store chains is lending assistance to disaster relief efforts...

October 22, 2007

Despite the recent furor over the quality of Chinese goods being imported into the U.S.,...