08/17/2012 - 1:51pm

The U.S. healthcare system presents a paradox: It’s the most expensive system in the world, and yet it produces among the worst results among developed countries.

07/31/2012 - 1:17pm

Colgate-Palmolive announced in late July its second-quarter results and indicated that North American business remains solid, with market share on the rise in such categories as toothpaste and manual toothbrushes.

07/31/2012 - 1:14pm

Apparently less is more when it comes to mouthwash. According to SymphonyIRI Group data, the mouthwash segment has essentially been flat for the 12 weeks ended June 10, yet there proved to be one shining star in the mix: Listerine Zero.

07/31/2012 - 1:11pm

Kiss My Face, a maker of natural beauty and personal care products, is expanding its portfolio of oral care products with two toothpastes: Triple Action Fluoride and Fluoride Free.

07/31/2012 - 1:05pm

While still a relatively small piece of the overall intimacy health offerings, sales of intimacy enhancement devices continue on an upward trajectory, reaching $15.5 million in overall sales on 21.8% growth for the 52 weeks ended June 10 across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), according to SymphonyIRI Group data.

07/31/2012 - 1:03pm

Jarden Corp., a Germany-based condom manufacturer, will be attempting to carve out a space in mass retail with a grassroots marketing effort targeting college-age men with a message that its Billy Boy brand of condoms is not only fun, but it’s the “better built” condom.

07/31/2012 - 12:55pm

Impulse purchases are a big part of the electronic accessories segment for the drug channel.

07/31/2012 - 12:50pm

Cereal sales are suffering as consumers resist rising prices and increasingly turn to other options, such as yogurt or frozen foods. The category also is taking a hit from an expanding menu of value-priced, on-the-go options offered by quick-serve restaurants.

07/31/2012 - 12:42pm

Sales of sauces and marinades has been robust as consumers prepare more meals at home. A recent SymphonyIRI MarketPulse survey found that 63% of consumers eat out less frequently today than they did before the economic downturn began.