The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Meet the Market program on Saturday afforded the more than 250 retail buyers in attendance a bit of a preview of what new product ideas and launches will be showcased at the conference.
Looking to appeal to boys and young men with its innovative product design is Stinky Boyz, a line of all-natural personal hygiene products that are shaped like sports balls. Stinky Boyz hygiene products contain essential oils and black seed, a strong antioxidant that helps cleanse the body of toxins.
Unilever has announced changes to its category and go-to-market structure to further support its growth plans and allow for a more efficient rollout of increasingly bigger and more scalable innovations.
Former Unilever executive Michael Polk has been appointed president and CEO of Newell Rubbermaid, effective July 18. He succeeds Mark Ketchum, who is retiring but will remain a director until May 2012.
Walmart is working with Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program to create a new initiative that offers free dental screenings and oral health education to children in need living in the Dallas area.
The United Kingdom's pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer Boots — whose branded products are available in the United States at Target, Target.com, ShopBootsUSA.com, Ulta stores and at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada — has named Sandra Gabriele, VP marketing and communications for Boots Retail USA, as its International Employee of the Year, part of the retailer's annual "Best of the Best Awards."
CVS/pharmacy is further expanding the benefits for its more than 8 million ExtraCare Beauty Club members with the introduction of the "Beauty Board," a panel of beauty and style experts who will provide interactive content and advice for the CVS Beauty Club Facebook page.