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February 15, 2011

Tongue cleaner Orabrush has closed a $2.5 million investment round with True Ventures of Palo Alto, Calif., and returning investor 2x Consumer Products Growth Partners of Chicago. The funds will be used to help accelerate the company's retail growth strategy, according to the manufacturer.

February 15, 2011

Walgreens last month promoted Mia Scholz from corporate VP accounting and controller to SVP accounting and controller.

February 11, 2011

The Food Lion Family and Bloom have recognized Scott Brinson as the recipient of the 2010 store manager excellence award. Brinson, who is the store manager of a Food Lion in Jacksonville, N.C., was selected from a group of seven other market/banner winners.

February 8, 2011

Pharmacy benefit manager Medco Health Solutions is donating $5 million toward the construction of a new school of pharmacy in New Jersey.

February 7, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacies announced that its wholesale and export subsidiary, Magellan Distribution Solutions, has acquired the assets of Buxco Inc. and will be providing fulfillment solution services for the network of 150 independently owned retail pharmacies.

February 3, 2011

Walgreens on Thursday posted January sales of $5.9 billion, representing an increase of 11.3% from last year.

February 2, 2011

The words “chocolate brownie” and “dietary supplement” may seem contradictory, but one company has managed to bring the two together.

February 2, 2011

Navarro Discount Pharmacies and a number of healthcare partners on Jan. 26 hosted a free health fair to kick off Heart Health Awareness Month in February, the pharmacy operator announced Wednesday.

February 1, 2011

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee last week appointed Helena Foulkes, EVP and chief marketing officer for CVS Caremark, to the R.I. Economic Development Corp. board of directors, according to published reports.

February 1, 2011

Kroger banners Ralphs and Food 4 Less/Foods Co have kicked off their respective charitable campaigns to benefit children in the markets they serve.

February 1, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY — Identigene last month began placing its Identigene DNA paternity test kit on the shelves of New York-based Duane Reade pharmacies after meeting the more restrictive testing requirements for the state.


January 31, 2011

Pfizer has completed its tender offer for Bristol, Tenn.-based King Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer said Monday.

January 31, 2011

A Novato, Calif.-based leading corporate brand beer supplier has launched a private-label beer for Walgreens, according to published reports.

January 21, 2011

Supermarket giant Royal Ahold, which operates under five banners in the United States, reported that U.S. customers' continued focus on value drove its sales.

January 21, 2011

Perrigo will buy Paddock Labs for more than half a billion dollars, Perrigo said Thursday.

January 21, 2011

Pfizer again has extended the expiration date on its tender offer to buy Bristol, Tenn.-based King Pharmaceuticals to Jan. 28, the drug maker said Friday.

January 20, 2011

Hershey is offering fans a new way to enjoy its iconic chocolate candies.

January 17, 2011

Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical has signed an agreement with Durham, N.C.-based Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals to develop a test for assessing Alzheimer’s disease risk in adults, the two companies said.

January 14, 2011

Hershey's is offering football and chocolate fans a chance to win a trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

January 12, 2011

Katz Group Canada is withholding comment on a report in the Edmonton Journal Wednesday that speculated on the potential sale of the Canadian drug store giant.

January 11, 2011

Lornamead is bringing new innovation to hair care with its new Finesse Clean + Simple line, the first dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner developed for the mass market.

January 11, 2011

A university and a chocolate giant have joined forces to develop a sensory science and consumer research program.

January 10, 2011

Aurora Health Care has appointed a Wisconsin state official as its SVP and CFO.

January 7, 2011

Pfizer has paid Seattle Genetics $8 million to license its antibody technology, Seattle Genetics said Thursday.

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