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Crisco rolls out new organic oil

J.M. Smucker Co.’s Crisco brand on Thursday announced the addition of Organic Coconut Oil to its portfolio of products, giving consumers a substitute in recipes that call for butter, margarine and other oils.

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Innovative switch products lift OTC sales

Five macro trends impacted sales of OTC medicines in 2014, Bob Sanders, EVP at IRI, shared with attendees of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Annual Executive Conference in March. On the plus side, switch continues to drive considerable growth across OTC aisles — Rx-to-OTC accounted for 1970 of OTC sales and 2770 of growth in the past five years, and that trend is likely to continue, Sanders said

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OTC Trends and Hot Concepts: April 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in OTC, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC, as well as trends and hot concepts sweeping the category, in this multi-page report.