March 5, 2013

Chummies, an innovative friendship bracelet, hit the market on Tuesday. The silicone, latex-free interlocking bracelets are sold in pairs and can be pulled apart to give to various close friends, or "chums."

February 26, 2013

Nearly two-thirds of Hispanic consumers have discarded garments ruined by bleach or home remedies up to five times per year, according to a new survey by Procter & Gamble's Tide division.

February 21, 2013

Men and women have complex and often different views about how their skin imperfections affect their appearance and confidence, according to a new survey.

January 30, 2013

Moms and young women helped fuel sales of at-home nail care products, according to the latest research by Mintel.

January 25, 2013

Walmart recently announced that it would source $50 billion of the products sold in its stores in the United States over the next 10 years, according to a report in USA Today.

"Be American; buy American" has long been a slogan that makes buying U.S.-made goods sound nothing less than patriotic because it helps create American jobs, much like CVS' initiatives to create jobs for veterans, and the recent Made-in-USA fervor around the country has more than demonstrated that. But there are practical reasons for sourcing domestically as well, making it high time for retailers to start looking into putting more products with the "Made in USA" label on their shelves.

January 24, 2013

In the height of the one of the worst flu seasons in recent years, Kleenex is hand-delivering care packs to unsuspecting fans all across North America. Three fans will receive what could be the surprise of a lifetime.

January 10, 2013

MidWest Gloves & Gear has introduced the new "Octagon" glove products retail merchandiser series designed as a unique eight sided durable structure with focused graphics.

December 28, 2012

Boldface Group — a celebrity beauty licensing company that focuses on entertainment and designer opportunities in the market, including the "Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian" brand — closed on $2 million in financing, the company has announced.

December 27, 2012

American Greetings Corporation has announced a new line of children’s birthday cards: The Lost Socks.

December 27, 2012

Inter Parfums has entered into a 10-year exclusive worldwide fragrance license to create, produce and distribute perfumes and fragrance-related products under the Alfred Dunhill Limited brand.

November 28, 2012

Coty has signed singer, songwriter and entertainer Katy Perry to develop and market her own line of signature fragrances. As part of the project, Coty will also distribute the artist's successful existing fragrance portfolio, comprised of Purr and Meow!, effective immediately.

October 4, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s hair care brand Pantene has teamed up with singer and actress Maite Perroni to support the Beautiful Lengths hair donation program during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October 3, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s hair care brand Pantene has announced that Canadian actress, philanthropist and star Lisa Ray is the new Pantene Beautiful Lengths ambassador in Canada; who will encourage Canadians to grow and share their hair for cancer.

September 19, 2012

Beauty company Coty has appointed Jean Mortier as president of its Prestige business, effective immediately.

September 18, 2012

MidWest Quality Gloves has introduced a new Max Performance line of work gloves.

September 5, 2012

After two seasons at New York Fashion Week, nail brand Essie returns to the tents for the spring/summer 2013 shows and is partnering with the nail industry's leading talent to develop trendsetting looks while using the brand's color collection.

August 22, 2012

Revlon, along with its Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman, will co-host the ultimate "glam" party during New York’s Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 6 to celebrate Revlon’s 80 years as a beauty icon.

August 21, 2012

Goody, a maker of hair accessories and styling tools, has taken its Simple Styles line to the next level with the new Clip-Ins hair jewelry extensions set to launch in the fall.

August 15, 2012

Max Performance is the name of the new work glove from category leader MidWest.

June 29, 2012

Coty has filed to raise as much as $700 million in an initial public offering.

June 21, 2012

Cirrus Healthcare Products recently added a little pediatric pizzazz to its line of earplugs for swimming and sound protection with two new character licenses — SpongeBob SquarePants and Hello Kitty.


June 8, 2012

Boldface Licensing + Branding, a celebrity beauty license company, has announced the launch of its initial license for color cosmetics: Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian.

December 14, 2011

Sally Hansen, a Coty beauty brand, is launching in spring 2012 its new Simply Smooth hair remover and Zero Bumps bikini spray.

December 7, 2011

GoldToe Moretz last week announced the launch of a new SoleUtion socks line for men and women that provides enhanced comfort and overall foot and leg well-being.