08/24/2011 - 2:21pm

Pet lovers want the best for their furry friends. Last year, Americans spent $55 billion on their pets, according to Packaged Facts, and the upward trend shows no signs of slowing.

08/24/2011 - 2:09pm

Energy drinks are still showing strong growth. A recent report from Beverage Marketing Corp. found that “energy drinks handily outperformed the overall beverage market,” although the segment remains a small component of the category.

08/24/2011 - 2:05pm

Guinness is launching its latest brewed creation nationwide next month.

08/24/2011 - 10:14am

Bath and beauty brand Calgon, which is managed by Ilex Consumer Products Group, has unveiled new holiday gift sets that are available at Walgreens.

08/24/2011 - 9:38am

Former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman, who most recently appeared on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab," earlier this month helped launch Applied Food Sciences' hangover relief remedy G-Tox the Hangover Blocker through appearances on the talk show circuit.

08/24/2011 - 6:53am

“Biggest Loser” trainer Bob Harper is featured on a diet aid launched earlier this year by Iovate Health Sciences that will go head-to-head against former “Biggest Loser” trainer Jillian Michaels.

08/24/2011 - 6:53am

A wet spring has made for ideal allergen-creating conditions — the growth of ragweed and an increase in mold. According to a Quest Diagnostics study, sensitization to common ragweed has grown 15% nationally since 2000, while mold grew 12%.


08/24/2011 - 6:52am

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Pharmacy and Technology Conference in Boston will feature a multitude of suppliers showcasing everything from new drugs and devices to online services and pharmacy automation equipment.

08/24/2011 - 6:52am


The expansion of intimacy health devices at mass is transforming the intimacy health segment into some pretty significant profit centers. “The total vibrations category currently has up to $1 billion in retail sales with no clear branded leader,” Church & Dwight’s CEO James Craigie told analysts earlier this month.