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DigiPower has launched a rechargeable auxiliary battery pack for smart phones. The Jump Start Slim is a 1100mAh auxiliary battery pack that measures one-quarter-in. thin, weighs 2 oz. and also features optimized circuitry that allows for faster charging times from a computer or standard USB charger. It retails for $29.95. For more information, visit Mizco.com.

Seventh Generation said that as part of its recent long-term strategic partnership with Walmart, the retailer will carry a variety of cleaning products from the brand’s portfolio, including laundry detergent, dish soap, disinfecting wipes and all-purpose sprays. An expanded assortment of products, including baby diapers and wipes, will roll out on Walmart.com in September.

American Greetings has developed a line of cards that helps consumers find the right words in both happy and tough times, all while supporting the work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. American Greetings’ new collection contains pink artwork paired with sentiments to celebrate birthdays, friendship and thinking of you occasions, as well as cards that speak to breast cancer by directly addressing diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

DVD rental kiosk provider Redbox has rolled out Blu-ray titles in more than 13,000 kiosks nationwide. The Blu-ray discs will cost $1.50 per night plus tax. The company expected to complete the rollout by the fall. The number of Blu-ray titles and copies will vary by kiosk and location with new titles being added each week. In related news, Redbox announced it would roll out its rental kiosks to 700 CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide by the end of 2011.

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