CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.
The nation's second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1, a move that will... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Avon Products says its third-quarter net income fell 81 percent, hurt by the stronger dollar and an impairment charge. The company also slashed its dividend as it works on a turnaround. The direct seller of beauty products such as Skin so soft lotion and mark cosmetics... more »
ELGIN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas company has recalled more than a ton of ready-to-eat sausage products due to possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says no reports have been received of anyone getting sick from eating items recalled by Southside Market & Barbeque of Elgin (EL'-ghin),... more »
EW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana company that bills itself as the world's largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool products is becoming an Olympic-size target for plaintiffs' lawyers filing antitrust lawsuits. In November, Pool Corp. settled claims by the Federal Trade Commission that the Covington-based company used its "monopoly power"... more »
Opelousas, Louisiana - Eula M. Savoie, founder and President of Savoie's Sausage and Food Products Inc. of Opelousas, La., died January 6, 2010.
Born Aug. 13, 1926, "Miss Eula," as she was known to employees, friends and business associates, entered the business world when she and her husband purchased... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say a new Internet marketing program is expected to increase sales for Louisiana farmers and fishermen. The state agriculture and wildlife and fisheries departments are contracting with MarketMaker, through which wholesale buyers, restaurants, grocers and the general public can find and purchase products... more »