Content about Economy of the United States

July 7, 2011

Johnson & Johnson on Thursday announced that the company has entered into an agreement to become a global sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, becoming the eighth and final FIFA World Cup Sponsor.

July 7, 2011

Rite Aid announced Thursday changes to its human resources and operations departments.

July 6, 2011

CVS Caremark's board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of 12.5 cents per share.

July 6, 2011

In an effort to help women battle blemishes, Procter & Gamble's Olay skin care brand has introduced its new Olay Professional Pro-X Clear line.

July 5, 2011

Duane Reade, which is owned by Walgreens, is opening on July 6 its 22,000-sq.-ft. flagship store that has a decided “up market focus” with exclusive services and amenities never seen before in a Duane Reade or any other drug store.

July 5, 2011

Duane Reade unveiled on Tuesday its new flagship store at the iconic 40 Wall St. — an impressive co-branded location that undoubtedly represents a milestone as it brings together under one roof the best ideas of Duane Reade and Walgreens and leverages innovative technology throughout to enhance the shopping experience.

July 5, 2011

H. D. Smith, the fourth-largest national pharmaceutical wholesaler, on Tuesday named Mark de Bruin to the post of corporate VP managed care.

July 5, 2011

Increasingly, chains that traditionally have not been major forces in food retailing are making bigger commitments than ever to fresh — including meat, produce and dairy — in an effort not only to help solve the nation’s growing health crisis and expand Americans’ access to nutritious food options, but also to create new reasons for customers to shop their stores.


July 5, 2011

Children are hurt more from falls in the home than any other kind of home accident; falls cause more than 3 million childhood injuries every year, according to the Home Safety Council.

July 5, 2011

Pfizer defended a drug used for smoking cessation Monday following reports of a Canadian study that found it raised the risk of heart problems.

July 5, 2011

McNeil Consumer Healthcare’s foray into heat patches has proven a success. Tylenol Precise is the No. 2 brand across heat and ice packs, falling in behind Pfizer’s ThermaCare.

July 5, 2011

ProPhase Labs on Tuesday announced that it received a letter from the NASDAQ Stock Market indicating that the company no longer is in compliance with NASDAQ listing rules because the closing bid price per share of its common stock has dropped below $1 per share for 30 consecutive trading days.

June 30, 2011

Marsh Supermarkets has created a new executive position that will focus on merchandising support, including pricing, space management, corporate brands and business intelligence.

June 30, 2011

Same-store sales at Rite Aid increased by 1.8% in June, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

June 30, 2011

Supervalu on Thursday announced that Matthew Rubel has unanimously been approved to continue as a member of the company’s board.

June 29, 2011

As part of its commitment to greener operations, Supervalu announced plans to transition 40 Albertsons banner stores to zero-waste operations before the end of the fiscal year on Feb. 29, 2012.

June 29, 2011

Walmart announced that it will offer customers savings of 10 cents a gallon on all fuel, gas and diesel at participating Murphy USA and Walmart gas stations. The reduction is part of a 90-day Rollback program.

June 27, 2011

Prices for the top 10 most prescribed branded diabetes drugs have risen faster at Walmart and Kmart than at other retailers, according to a published report.

June 27, 2011

Walmart Canada has agreed to assume leasehold interests from Target Canada in up to 39 sites that currently are operated by Zellers.

June 26, 2011

More and more success at retail is contingent upon delivering what the consumer wants, when she wants it, where she wants it and at the price she wants it.

June 23, 2011

Walmart announced that it has launched a $25 million giving campaign aimed at filling the gaps created when schools close for the summer through its charitable arm, the Walmart Foundation.

June 23, 2011

Kimberly-Clark has teamed up with a mobile shopping application for a promotion at Walmart stores.

June 23, 2011

Sales may have been flat overall, but a closer look revealed there was a lot to be positive about in Rite Aid’s fiscal first quarter 2012 earnings, as the company managed significant expense improvement and stronger same-store sales growth. Bottom line: Rite Aid narrowed its losses considerably, and that ain’t all expense control.

June 22, 2011

Diabetica Research Solutions has expanded distribution of its DRSI ReStore! Energy product to Publix stores that operate in-store pharmacies.

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