Basel, SWITZERLAND – Novartis announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Aimovig (erenumab) for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults. Aimovig is a novel therapeutic approach as the first and only FDA-approved treatment specifically developed to prevent migraine by blocking the calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor (CGRP-R), which is believed to
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — US WorldMeds announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lucemyra (lofexidine) for mitigation of opioid withdrawal symptoms to facilitate abrupt opioid discontinuation in adults. The FDA reviewed Lucemyra under Priority Review, which is granted to submissions for medications that would provide significant improvements in the safety or effectiveness of
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults. The treatment is given by once-monthly self-injections. Aimovig is the first FDA-approved preventive migraine treatment in a new class of drugs that work by blocking the activity of calcitonin gene-related peptide, a molecule that
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Friday reported fiscal first quarter income of $2.1 billion on a 4.4% increase in revenue, to $122.7 billion, thanks largely to a jump in online grocery sales. Walmart’s digital sales increased 33% in the quarter ended April 27. The company projects online sales will increase 40% for the full year.
CINCINNATI — Answering Amazon.com’s encroachment on the retail food business, Kroger Co. has inked a deal with online British supermarket Ocado to accelerate the American grocer’s e-commerce offering. The alliance will mark the U.S. debut of the technology underpinnings of the Ocado Smart Platform, which includes online ordering, automated fulfillment and home delivery capabilities. As
HERSHEY, Pa. — The Hershey Co. released its second annual ‘In a Shopper’s World’ retail report ahead of the National Confectioner’s Association’s 2018 Sweets and Snacks Expo. The Power of Search in a Shopper’s World showcases how to build a retail experience around the shopper, extending the concept of search across digital and physical retail. Hershey experts
HERSHEY, Pa. — The Hershey Co. will spotlight its iconic brands Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kit Kat and Ice Breakers as category leaders and retail sales drivers during the National Confectioner’s Association’s 2018 Sweets and Snacks Expo, May 22-24 in Chicago. Visitors to the booth can sample these candy powerhouses while discovering a variety of product innovations, retail insights and shopper-driven retail strategies. The company’s
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — M&M’S is shaking things up once again with an addition to its line-up of iconic, colorful candies. The brand announced a new variety set to hit shelves this fall: White Chocolate Peanut. M&M’S first tapped into the growing excitement and consumer demand for white chocolate with the launch of M&M’S White Chocolate
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Today, Hot Wheels, said to be the No.1 selling toy in the world with nearly 500 million units sold every year, celebrates its 50th anniversary. Conceived in 1968 by an innovator, a rocket scientist and a car designer, Hot Wheels 1:64th scale die-cast cars were designed to look awesome and perform. Five
MALVERN, Pa. — McKesson High Volume Solutions (HVS) announced a pharmacy automation agreement with Discount Drug Mart, Inc., an Ohio-based retail drug store chain that operates more than 70 pharmacies in the state. As part of the deal, McKesson HVS will provide a dispensing automation platform for Discount Drug Mart’s central fill pharmacy to be
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., drew retailers and suppliers for four days of discussions about chain drug industry issues. In addition to business sessions and strategic exchange appointments, the itinerary included Meet the Retailer sessions and additional networking opportunities and social events.
CROMWELL, Conn. — Azo announced the expansion of its vaginal health line with the launch of AZO Complete Feminine Balance, a daily probiotic that optimizes vaginal pH and helps maintain feminine health. Working naturally with a woman’s body, this new probiotic helps restore and balance the good bacteria and yeast that everyday disruptors can throw off.
BALTIMORE — Ripken Baseball and Giant Food have partnered for the seventh consecutive year to host a series of free outdoor health & fitness clinics for children and their families throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The “Get Out and Play” clinics will combine baseball instruction with nutritional programming to create fun and informative events. The
LOS ANGELES — Freeman Beauty announced the appointment of Bill George as the company’s new chief executive officer. Following the success of April’s first National Face Mask Month, George will join the company immediately following his previous post at Markwins Beauty Brands. Supporting Freeman Beauty’s full portfolio of brands, he will focus on continuing to expand the