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February 14, 2014

Walgreens is now offering daily testing for cholesterol, blood glucose and body composition at nearly 200 stores in California. Each test also includes a free blood pressure reading and personal consultation with a Walgreens pharmacist.

December 2, 2013

The holiday season has officially kicked off and Clorox is anticipating the messes that will need cleaning. The brand is teaming up with actress Busy Philipps for the third annual Bleach It Away sweepstakes.

November 1, 2013

Blue Nile, a leading online retailer of diamonds and fine jewelry, experienced its sixth consecutive quarter of double digit growth.

September 4, 2013

Two hundred Target stores will begin offering the EveryOne brand of organics and all nature health and beauty items from EO products.

July 29, 2013

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is opening two new stores in August, as it looks to accelerate growth following last year's initial public offering.

April 1, 2013

Walgreens announced Monday an expansion of its relationship with SolarCity, saying the new power systems would reduce more than 47.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over the next two decades.

March 20, 2013

Weber-Stephen Products, a manufacturer of charcoal and gas grills, has named Thomas Koos as CEO, effective April 1.

March 7, 2013

Morton Salt on Thursday introduced a new line of Natural Epsom salt products, marking its first foray into the health and beauty category.

February 15, 2013

Jewelry maker Tiffany & Co. is suing Costco Wholesale, alleging that the club retailer falsely marketed diamond engagement rings as coming from the New York-based jeweler, according to published reports.

February 1, 2013

The Home Depot Canada has joined other Canadian retailers in complying with the government's planned phase out of the penny.

January 21, 2013

American Sugar Refining, Inc., the world's largest supplier of refined sugar, has a new corporate brand name. ASR Group will now encompass its leading brands and affiliated companies, which include Domino Sugar.

December 12, 2012

All-natural, cane turbinado sugar brand Sugar In The Raw has received the 2012 Bon Appétit Seal of Approval in the category of Finishing Sugar.

October 1, 2012

Sears has equipped 27 of its Home Services division vehicles with engines that run on propane gas as part of a broader energy management effort.

September 26, 2012

Kraft Foods is on track to complete a three-year initiative to reduce sodium by an average of 10% across its North American portfolio by the end of 2012.

September 19, 2012

Interior designer Cathy Hobbs has been named as the exclusive brand ambassador for Mythic Paint, a maker of zero-volatile organic compounds (VOC), zero-toxins and non-carcinogenic high performance paint.

August 30, 2012

Towson, Md.-based Black & Decker has introduced the GYRO 4V MAX Lithium-ion Rechargeable Screwdriver (BDCS40G).

August 3, 2012

In addition to a John Fleming sighting in Minneapolis, Walmart alums John Menzer and Craig Herkert made news of their own this week.

March 16, 2012

Though rising gas prices put a damper on consumer sentiment in March, Americans are no longer shocked by $4 gasoline.

November 7, 2011

Barnes & Noble announced that it has introduced Nook Tablet, the latest product in its Nook portfolio.

April 27, 2011

Consumer confidence recovered somewhat in April, though the impact of rising gasoline prices is still evident, according to data released Tuesday by the Conference Board.

April 26, 2011

Target announced that it will adopt green refrigeration technologies in its stores as part of its new membership in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) GreenChill program.

March 14, 2011

Seventh Generation has developed an ultra-concentrated liquid laundry detergent that is available in a 100% compostable bottle.

March 7, 2011

An over-the-counter version of the antihistamine Allegra hit the marketplace this past Friday amid a promotional frenzy that was consistent with the approach taken when similar products such as Claritin and Zyrtec became available without a prescription. As was the case with other products before it, retailers are eager to get their share of sales so there tends to be considerable activity around the launch.

January 27, 2011

At a press event in New York on Wednesday, Pacific World and Walmart officially took the wraps off a new eco-friendly beauty line for tweens, aptly named GeoGirl.

The line, which has a suggested retail price between $3.98 and $5.98, is launching exclusively at about 1,250 Walmart stores and on Walmart.com beginning in March. The 69-SKU collection includes makeup for face, lips, cheeks and eyes, as well as skin and body care. A GeoGirl website is slated to launch Feb. 24.

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