February 17, 2012

GoJo is gearing up for the 2012-2013 cough-cold season with a new lineup of Purell hand sanitizers, a factor that breathes new life into a commoditized category. Drug Store News caught up with Tim Cleary, sales VP for Purell Consumer, for the scoop on the relaunch.


January 30, 2012

Clorox's Professional Products division has launched a new line of ready-to-use, one-step cleaner disinfectants engineered with a patented activated hydrogen peroxide formula.

November 4, 2011

Sales of acne-fighting products have been on the rise, which comes as little surprise as manufacturers continue to develop innovative formulas and consumers strive for flawless, blemish-free skin.


October 28, 2011

EO Products, a manufacturer of natural and organic body care, has announced that its entire line of soaps and lotions has received NON-GMO verification from the NON-GMO Project.

October 28, 2011

Oral care brand Listerine has introduced its new Listerine Total Care Zero.

September 29, 2011

Prestige Brands recently introduced a pair of line extensions across its Chloraseptic franchise: Chloraseptic warming sore throat lozenges and Chloraseptic medicated sore throat lollipops.

May 23, 2011

Success is often one of the biggest blind spots a company can have, because you’re so busy doing well you don’t have the time to assess what it is you’re doing.

April 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued four warning letters to companies that manufacture and market over-the-counter drug products, including hand sanitizers, that claim to prevent infection from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, or MRSA.

April 20, 2011

Lysol, a Reckitt Benckiser brand, is looking to help allergy sufferers this spring.

April 7, 2011

U.S. marshals have seized more than $6 million in products distributed by Triad Group at the company’s facility in Hartland, Wis., the Food and Drug Administration reported Wednesday.

April 1, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen Purell green certified instant hand sanitizer foam as a featured product for the formal launch of its new BioPreferred label program.

March 3, 2011

ECRM on Wednesday evening announced the Vendor Award recipients for its ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy event, recognizing GOJO Industries for the “Most Prepared,” the Emerson Group for “Best Room” and Cobalis for “Best New Product.”

February 18, 2011

Gojo Industries this past fall reacquired its Purell hand-sanitizer brand from Johnson & Johnson and is currently putting the pieces in place to reassume a category leadership role for waterless hand washing.


The endeavor is not without its challenges. Today, hand sanitizers are a highly commoditized category. And though sanitizers certainly benefited from increased awareness associated with last year’s H1N1 pandemic, that awareness didn’t translate into sales; the $100-million-plus category is down 35.4% in 2010, according to SymphonyIRI Group data. 


October 28, 2010

Six years after it sold its hand sanitizer brand, Gojo on Friday announced it reacquired...

September 27, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued warning letters to three companies that manufacture...

September 7, 2010

In an effort to underscore playing an active role in one's health, Reckitt Benckiser has...

September 6, 2010

A new hand sanitizer from Hardy Diagnostics has made its market debut....

August 4, 2010

Oral care brand Listerine, by Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products division of McNeil-PPC, has introduced...

August 4, 2010

Prestige Brands credited the strength of its over-the-counter business model for its 20% increase in...

July 18, 2010

Prestige Brands recently announced the introduction of a revamped line of Chloraseptic sore throat lozenges...

July 11, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration ordered the seizure of $230,000 in hand-sanitizing gel last week,...

June 6, 2010

CoverGirl has announced that singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is its newest CoverGirl, representing a new line...

May 31, 2010

3M has acquired a hand hygiene and skin care products manufacturer, the company announced Friday....

May 17, 2010

A new Listerine docummercial narrated by award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris is hitting the airwaves....