ReportersNotebook — General Merchandise, 7/11/11

SUPPLIER NEWS — Rockin’ Green’s laundry detergent formulas — Soft, Classic and Hard Rock — will feature a new scent and packaging. The company said it is replacing its original Plain Green Tea’s scent with a scent called Earth, Wind and Orchids. Rockin’ Green said that its Funk Rock product, which is an ammonia bouncer, will be available in a printed, 16-oz. stand-up pouch with a zipper; its Shake It Ups also will be packaged in a printed stand-up pouch, but will feature a spout instead of a zipper.

The new Rockin’ Green remixed versions, as well as Earth, Wind and Orchids scent, are now available in store and online, with new packaging rolling out in July.


NCR is adding more than 800 Blockbuster Express kiosks to Delhaize America supermarkets, including Food Lion, Bottom Dollar Food, Harveys and Reid’s across 11 states. Blockbuster Express kiosks will be located either inside or outside the stores and provide easy access to a wide selection of popular movies, starting at a promotional price of $1 per night per rental, NCR said. 


Sharpie is encouraging consumers to let their imaginations run wild with a line of fabric markers. Stained by Sharpie markers feature a fade-resistant ink that can be used on most fabric surfaces. Color selections include black, blue, red, green, pink, orange, yellow and purple. Stained by Sharpie is available in four-pack, five-pack and eight-pack varieties at suggested retail prices of $9.78, $12.22 and $19.56, respectively.

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