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March 12, 2014

Walmart has joined almost two-dozen organizations from across the healthcare supply chain in a letter calling on the Food and Drug Administration to consider the public health impact of its Proposed Rule on pharmaceutical labeling.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Walmart has joined almost two-dozen organizations from across the healthcare supply chain in a letter calling on the Food and Drug Administration to consider the public health impact of its Proposed Rule on pharmaceutical labeling.

March 7, 2014

McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation on Friday announced that EnterpriseRx — its cloud-based, centrally hosted pharmacy management system — earned top honors as a Category Leader in the 2013 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report.

LIVONIA, Mich. — McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation on Friday announced that EnterpriseRx — its cloud-based, centrally hosted pharmacy management system — earned top honors as a Category Leader in the 2013 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report. KLAS, an independent healthcare research organization, reserves the Category Leader designation for vendors that lead select market segments with software solutions designed to help healthcare professionals provide better care for their patients.

February 26, 2014

In recognition of a career dedicated to the advancement of public health, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has announced a gift of $50,000 to the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy to establish the Anthony N. Civello Pharmacy Scholarship.

ARLINGTON, Va. — In recognition of a career dedicated to the advancement of public health, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has announced a gift of $50,000 to the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy to establish the Anthony N. Civello Pharmacy Scholarship.

February 20, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced that Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi and former chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association, will be the keynote for the NACDS Chain Members and Political Action Committee Breakfast at the 2014 NACDS Annual Meeting.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced that Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi and former chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association, will be the keynote for the NACDS Chain Members and Political Action Committee Breakfast at the 2014 NACDS Annual Meeting. 

The 2014 NACDS Annual Meeting will be held April 26 to 29 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Barbour will address breakfast attendees on April 28.

February 18, 2014

McKesson and Rite Aid on Tuesday announced the signing of an expanded distribution agreement to include both brand and generic pharmaceuticals.

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson and Rite Aid on Tuesday announced the signing of an expanded distribution agreement to include both brand and generic pharmaceuticals. The new five-year agreement, which extends through March 2019, creates efficiencies for both companies by leveraging the strength of Rite Aid as one of the leading national drug store chains in the United States, and McKesson as a leader in pharmaceutical sourcing and supply chain management, the companies reported. 

January 22, 2014

Avion Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced the launch of two advanced vitamin formulations as the newest additions to the Prenate Vitamin Family — Prenate Enhance and Prenate Restore.

ATLANTA — Avion Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced the launch of two advanced vitamin formulations as the newest additions to the Prenate Vitamin Family — Prenate Enhance and Prenate Restore.

The new prescription supplements have been designed to support important nutritional supplementation for women during their prenatal and postpartum period, as well as provide the optimal level of vitamins and minerals recommended.

January 22, 2014

Bud Light is launching a "Stay in the Game" campaign that will help fans to make smart choices during Super Bowl XLVIII.

ST. LOUIS — Bud Light is launching a "Stay in the Game" campaign that will help fans to make smart choices during Super Bowl XLVIII. 

"At Bud Light, we take pride in being a leader in encouraging consumers to drink responsibly," Rob McCarthy, VP Bud Light, said. "'Stay in the Game' is designed to connect with and inspire fans to make smart decisions on Super Bowl Sunday."

January 22, 2014

In a letter to congressional leaders, the National Retail Federation underscored the retail industry’s commitment to protecting sensitive consumer data in the wake of the recent international cyber attacks and thefts.

WASHINGTON — In a letter to congressional leaders, the National Retail Federation underscored the retail industry’s commitment to protecting sensitive consumer data in the wake of the recent international cyber attacks and thefts.

January 21, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday named Jay Cummins president of the Smith's Food and Drug Stores division and Joe Fey president of Kroger's Mid-Atlantic division.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday named Jay Cummins president of the Smith's Food and Drug Stores division and Joe Fey president of Kroger's Mid-Atlantic division.

January 15, 2014

Why do dark horse companies win — and how do they win? That is the key focus of a new book by sales strategist and Elevation Forum founder Dan Mack, “Dark Horse: How Challenger Companies Rise to Prominence.”

NEW YORK — Why do dark horse companies win — and how do they win?

December 18, 2013

Kiss Products, manufacturers and global distributors of nail products, introduced their new logo and packaging, further reinforcing the brand's position as a leader in the industry, the company said.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — Kiss Products, manufacturers and global distributors of nail products, introduced their new logo and packaging, further reinforcing the brand's position as a leader in the industry, the company said. The refreshed brand image portrays a woman who is self-asertive, influential, innovative and trend-savvy.  

November 19, 2013

Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Company on Tuesday announced the completion of their merger.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Company on Tuesday announced the completion of their merger. Spartan Stores will use the corporate name of SpartanNash Company, with the official name change to SpartanNash expected to become effective at the annual shareholders meeting in May 2014. 

The combined company will continue to conduct business as Spartan Stores, Nash Finch and MDV in their respective markets. 

October 16, 2013

Retailers and manufacturers may understand that strategic alignment and a shopper-centric focus is imperative for successful collaboration, but what does the path to success look like? How do brands and retailers get from point to A to point B?

CHICAGO — Retailers and manufacturers may understand that strategic alignment and a shopper-centric focus is imperative for successful collaboration, but what does the path to success look like? How do brands and retailers get from point to A to point B?

October 15, 2013

Two associations representing the dietary supplement industry issued separate statements in response to what they characterized as a faulty meta-analysis, “Effects of Vitamin D Supplements on Bone Mineral Density: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” published last week in The Lancet.

WASHINGTON — Two associations representing the dietary supplement industry issued separate statements in response to what they characterized as a faulty meta-analysis, “Effects of Vitamin D Supplements on Bone Mineral Density: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” published last week in The Lancet.

September 27, 2013

One of the world's leading Italian pasta brands is the subject of an international boycott after remarks that critics have characterized as disparaging gay people, and the mother of a leader in a U.S.-based gay-rights group is petitioning a supermarket chain to stop carrying it.

NEW YORK — One of the world's leading Italian pasta brands is the subject of an international boycott after remarks that critics have characterized as disparaging gay people, and the mother of a leader in a U.S.-based gay-rights group is petitioning a supermarket chain to stop carrying it.

September 6, 2013

Targeted healthcare communications company LDM Group is adding Kmart to its network, LDM said Friday.

ST. LOUIS — Targeted healthcare communications company LDM Group is adding Kmart to its network, LDM said Friday.

As part of the network, Kmart will offer its PharmacistCare and CarePoints messaging systems to pharmacists and patients, with the goal of improving patients' medication adherence and overall health outcomes.

September 4, 2013

IRI announced it has acquired Aztec, a provider of market measurement and related services for consumer packaged goods, liquor and pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Aztec was acquired from Aegis Media.

CHICAGO  — IRI announced it has acquired Aztec, a provider of market measurement and related services for consumer packaged goods, liquor and pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Aztec was acquired from Aegis Media.

August 14, 2013

99 Cents Only stores announced on Monday Stéphane Gonthier as the company's new president and CEO. Gonthier is leaving Dollarama, where he was COO since September 2007.

CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif. — 99 Cents Only stores announced on Monday Stéphane Gonthier as the company's new president and CEO. Gonthier is leaving Dollarama, where he was COO since September 2007.

Gonthier’s appointment is expected to become effective in the next 60 days. Interim CEO Richard Anicetti, a successful food retailing executive, will return to his role solely as a member of the board.

August 11, 2013

Some of the top minds in retail gathered in Las Vegas Friday to attend an exclusive one-day summit, co-hosted by the Mack Elevation Forum and the Drug Store News Group, that not only served as a special kickoff to NACDS Total Store Expo, but also provided a platform to discuss how to “create the future.”

Some of the top minds in retail gathered in Las Vegas Friday to attend an exclusive one-day summit, co-hosted by the Mack Elevation Forum and the Drug Store News Group, that not only served as a special kickoff to NACDS Total Store Expo, but also provided a platform to discuss how to “create the future.”

August 11, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced the recipients of the 2013 NACDS RxIMPACT Leader of the Year and the 2013 Politically Engaged Pharmacy Awards at the NACDS Political Involvement Reception at the NACDS Total Store Expo in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced the recipients of the 2013 NACDS RxIMPACT Leader of the Year and the 2013 Politically Engaged Pharmacy Awards last night at the NACDS Political Involvement Reception at the NACDS Total Store Expo in Las Vegas.

August 8, 2013

Mike Aigner, director of national accounts, Mylan
Q: What do you hope to get out of the RBC show?
A: We'd like to reach as many customers as possible. Cardinal has been an absolutely great partner for many years.

August 5, 2013

Accardi Clinical Pharmacy, an independent community pharmacy in Orange City, Fla., is this year’s recipient of the Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award, AmerisourceBergen announced Monday.

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — Accardi Clinical Pharmacy, an independent community pharmacy in Orange City, Fla., is this year’s recipient of the Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year award, AmerisourceBergen announced Monday. Accardi was honored for delivering exceptional patient care and being a leader in its local community, as well as executing innovative marketing and branding practices and successful business operations that help deliver a better bottom line. 

July 29, 2013

Applied Predictive Technologies and IRI announced they are joining forces to fuel APT’s Test & Learn software suite with IRI’s point-of-sale data.

WASHINGTON — Applied Predictive Technologies and IRI on Monday announced they are joining forces to fuel APT’s Test & Learn software suite with IRI’s point-of-sale data. The APT and IRI alliance is expected to further expand the scope of data used for designing and analyzing business pilots. The collaboration will enable CPG, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies to distill cause-and-effect relationships in their transaction data and accurately understand the impact of various operating initiatives, the companies reported. 

July 22, 2013

An announcement Monday by generic drug maker Sandoz gives a glimpse of what could happen in the United States when biosimilars start to become available.

HOLZKIRCHEN, Germany — An announcement Monday by generic drug maker Sandoz gives a glimpse of what could happen in the United States when biosimilars start to become available.

July 12, 2013

Amazon director and category leader of health and beauty Chance Wales has been added to the lineup for an exclusive one-day summit that will be co-hosted by the Mack Elevation Forum and the Drug Store News Group Aug. 9 at the Westin Hotel in Las Vegas.

Amazon director and category leader of health and beauty Chance Wales has been added to the lineup for an exclusive one-day summit that will be co-hosted by the Mack Elevation Forum and the Drug Store News Group Aug. 9 at the Westin Hotel in Las Vegas. A special kickoff for NACDS Total Store Expo, "The Elevation Forum: Seven Ideas to Create the Future" brings together some of the top minds in retail to give attendees a grasp of emerging industry best practices in strategic sales, marketing, merchandising and retail consumer packaged goods strategy.