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April 1, 2014

ThinSlim Foods, a specialty baker, is unveiling a new category of healthy baked goods, snacks and desserts. Consumers will be able to enjoy the products, which range from brownies to cheese pizza, with a guilt-free mentality, the company said.

RINGOES, N.J. — ThinSlim Foods, a specialty baker, is unveiling a new category of healthy baked goods, snacks and desserts. Consumers will be able to enjoy the products, which range from brownies to cheese pizza, with a guilt-free mentality, the company said.

February 18, 2014

Horst M. Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and a self-proclaimed “student” of nature, died on Feb. 15 at his home in Osceola, Wis., after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

MINNEAPOLIS — Horst M. Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda  and a self-proclaimed “student” of nature, died on Feb. 15 at his home in Osceola, Wis., after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 72 years old.

January 23, 2014

Match.com and Pfizer announced results from a recent survey showing that single smokers may want to consider breaking up with their cigarettes as they look for that special someone this year.

NEW YORK — Match.com and Pfizer on Wednesday announced results from a recent survey showing that single smokers may want to consider breaking up with their cigarettes as they look for that special someone this year. Nearly 9-in-10 (89%) respondents said they prefer not to date someone who smokes, and when asked which actions were unacceptable on a first date, more said taking a smoke break (51%) than checking one’s phone (45%) or being late (40%).

January 21, 2014

Stonyfield, an organic yogurt brand, on Tuesday announced two new additions to its line of Greek yogurts.

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — Stonyfield, an organic yogurt brand, on Tuesday announced two new additions to its line of Greek yogurts: Black Cherry and Cafe Latte. 

November 6, 2013

Healthy Mama on Monday announced the launch of their full line of pregnancy-friendly OTC products in buybuy Baby stores.

NEW YORK — Healthy Mama on Monday announced the launch of their full line of pregnancy-friendly OTC products in Buybuy Baby stores. 

Healthy Mama is a complete brand developed to provide pregnant and nursing women with the safest solutions to such common ailments as aches and pains, lack of energy, nausea, indigestion, constipation and sleeplessness.

September 18, 2013

The Feel Good Vitamin Co. was launched Tuesday with the aim of helping end childhood malnutrition.

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Feel Good Vitamin Co. was launched Tuesday with the aim of helping end childhood malnutrition.  

September 10, 2013

There is no question that the way people shop has changed.

Retail futurist Doug Stephens, founder of Retail Prophet talks about ordering a New York Yankees baseball cap from eBay Now and having it delivered to him on a New York City park bench (for the complete interview, visit DrugStoreNews.com/Audio/ebay-now-and-demand-greater-consumer-convenience). I snapped this picture (far right) of an eBay Now deliveryman about a block from my house during Labor Day weekend.

September 9, 2013

In an effort to fuel innovation in health care, Target unveiled on Monday a contest to generate ideas to simplify health care and help individuals and families live healthier lives. Enter the Target Simplicity Challenge.

MINNEAPOLIS — In an effort to fuel innovation in health care, Target unveiled on Monday a contest to generate ideas to simplify health care and help individuals and families live healthier lives. Enter the Target Simplicity Challenge.

August 27, 2013

Zarbee's Naturals on Tuesday announced that Neil Grimmer, co-founder and CEO of Plum Organics, was appointed to the company's board of directors.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Zarbee's Naturals on Tuesday announced that Neil Grimmer, co-founder and CEO of Plum Organics, was appointed to the company's board of directors.

“Neil is a mastermind when it comes to developing ideas, products and brands, and we are thrilled that he is joining Zarbee's board of directors,” stated Zak Zarbock, founder of Zarbee's Naturals.

August 11, 2013

If you are using the long-standing “always be closing” selling technique, you may just need to rethink your entire approach in order to achieve true success. That was a key message that Oren Klaff, founder of Intersection Capital, had for attendees Saturday morning.

If you are using the long-standing “always be closing” selling technique, you may just need to rethink your entire approach in order to achieve true success. That was a key message that Oren Klaff, founder of Intersection Capital, had for attendees Saturday morning.

August 8, 2013

Sheila G. Mains, founder and CEO of Brownie Brittle LLC, and creator of Sheila G's Original Brownie Brittle snacks, will join Lifetime Network as she makes a guest appearance on its all-new reality series "Supermarket Superstar."

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — This summer, Sheila G. Mains, founder and CEO of Brownie Brittle LLC, and creator of Sheila G's Original Brownie Brittle snacks, will join Lifetime Network as she makes a guest appearance on its all-new reality series "Supermarket Superstar" (10:30pm EDT).

July 30, 2013

NutraFana Pharmaceuticals recently launched a probiotic formulated specifically for children called FloraTummys Probiotic Sprinkles.

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — NutraFana Pharmaceuticals recently launched a probiotic formulated specifically for children called FloraTummys Probiotic Sprinkles. 

The product is formulated with Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium Lactis and retails for a suggested $29.99 for a 30-day supply. 

June 4, 2013

Rolling Strong, a provider of driver wellness programs for the trucking industry, has developed a new stop for professional drivers with its new online store.

LAS VEGAS — Rolling Strong, a provider of driver wellness programs for the trucking industry, has developed a new stop for professional drivers with its new online store.

March 29, 2013

Looking to jazz up the shave market, Milton Moore, a Houston-based dermatologist and founder of Moore Unique Skin Care, has expanded his product portfolio with the new Silky Hydroglide Shave Gel and Post Shave Rejuvenation for Women.

NEW YORK — Looking to jazz up the shave market, Milton Moore, a Houston-based dermatologist and founder of Moore Unique Skin Care, has expanded his product portfolio with the new Silky Hydroglide Shave Gel and Post Shave Rejuvenation for Women.

Moore’s latest venture is a product that promises to provide the following user benefits:

  • Lubricates, moisturizes and treats dry and irritated skin for the closest nick-free shave possible;

  • Dermatologist developed and designed specifically for women;

March 19, 2013

The Post-it brand from 3M introduced the Post-it Mobile Collection, a new line of attach-and-go products for more efficient and effective organization for consumers on the go, the company announced.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Post-it brand from 3M introduced the Post-it Mobile Collection, a new line of attach-and-go products for more efficient and effective organization for consumers on the go, the company announced today.

The new Post-it Mobile Collection features a variety of specially designed products to stick, insert and clip to everyday items. The attach-and-go products work together, allowing customization of a portable organization system.

January 21, 2013

Makeup and beauty expert Peter Lamas, the founder of Peter Lamas Products, in February is launching a skin care collection that promises to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Makeup and beauty expert Peter Lamas, the founder of Peter Lamas Products, in February is launching a skin care collection that promises to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars.


July 30, 2012

Incorporated into the new store formats currently being rolled out by both Walgreens and Rite Aid is a new store associate position with the primary function of proactively engaging customers in the OTC aisle. Walgreens calls them Health Guides; Rite Aid calls them Wellness Ambassadors.

Incorporated into the new store formats currently being rolled out by both Walgreens and Rite Aid is a new store associate position with the primary function of proactively engaging customers in the OTC aisle. Walgreens calls them Health Guides; Rite Aid calls them Wellness Ambassadors.

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.

November 14, 2011

Ideas are just as important to a winning company’s overall success as the products and services it sells. So, what’s your company doing to create a culture where the ideas that create your products and services are as important as the products themselves?

NEW YORK — Ideas are just as important to a winning company’s overall success as the products and services it sells. So, what’s your company doing to create a culture where the ideas that create your products and services are as important as the products themselves? That’s the question Dan Mack — EVP strategic business development for The Swanson Group and founder of the Mack Elevation Forum — puts to DrugStoreNews.com users in a hot, new content feature that debuted this week on DrugStoreNews.com.

November 4, 2011

This month The Drug Store News Group introduced “From the Blogs,” a hot, new content feature on DrugStoreNews.com. Meant to provide an interactive forum for DrugStoreNews.com users, DSN From the Blogs will be anchored by expert blogs written by leading opinion leaders.


This month The Drug Store News Group introduced “From the Blogs,” a hot, new content feature on DrugStoreNews.com. Meant to provide an interactive forum for DrugStoreNews.com users, DSN From the Blogs will be anchored by expert blogs written by leading opinion leaders.


October 10, 2011

Business Leader Magazine has given its 2011 Movers & Shakers Award to Nancy McFarlane, president of specialty pharmacy provider MedPro Rx, the company said.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Business Leader Magazine has given its 2011 Movers & Shakers Award to Nancy McFarlane, president of specialty pharmacy provider MedPro Rx, the company said.

August 15, 2011

ECRM posted a memorial to founder Charlie Bowlus on its website over the weekend and provided details regarding a celebratory gathering here a week from Monday.

CLEVELAND — ECRM posted a memorial to founder Charlie Bowlus on its website over the weekend and provided details regarding a celebratory gathering here a week from Monday.

February 3, 2011

A new consumer-oriented compliance tool was introduced by Medi-Ring on Tuesday.

PHOENIX — A new consumer-oriented compliance tool was introduced by Medi-Ring on Tuesday.

The Medi-Ring reusable prescription label can be customized by the consumer to match prescription drugs to disease-state needs, the company said. The plastic Medi-Ring slips onto a prescription bottle, and the patient can write whatever he or she wants on it (e.g., “heart medicine” or “blood pressure”).

December 21, 2010

Boosted by a very weak comparison period, ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate reported that total GAFO retail sales for the last Saturday before Christmas (Dec. 18), or "Super Saturday," increased a sharp 15.1%, compared with last year.

CHICAGO — Boosted by a very weak comparison period, ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate reported that total GAFO retail sales for the last Saturday before Christmas (Dec. 18), or "Super Saturday," increased a sharp 15.1%, compared with last year, while the company’s retail traffic index reported a similar 10.1% total U.S. foot traffic uptick for the same period.

December 10, 2010

L'Oréal Paris celebrated the Fifth Annual Women of Worth Awards at a special event in New York that was hosted by Karen Fondu, president of L'Oréal Paris, and Cathie Black, chairman of Hearst Magazines.

NEW YORK — L'Oréal Paris celebrated the Fifth Annual Women of Worth Awards at a special event in New York that was hosted by Karen Fondu, president of L'Oréal Paris, and Cathie Black, chairman of Hearst Magazines.