March 4, 2011

A new study revealed that a single gene mutation might be the cause of Type 2 diabetes.

March 4, 2011

A funny thing happened on the way to the cash register. A coveted diabetic shopper intent on saving money saw promotions that resonated with value. She was hooked.

On this trip, promotions influenced her to expand her basket from just insulin to related care items, foot cream and a sugar-free treat. It was as if the retailer and suppliers completely understood her daily regimen, lifestyle, shopping behaviors, willingness to spend and purchase triggers. Indeed, they did.

How? They mastered the process of promotion optimization.

March 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. — Pollen.com and Weather Trends International last month teamed together on a new forecast tool for allergy sufferers: a 28-day weather forecast by zip code to help people with allergies better plan when pollen levels are likely to be high in their area.

March 4, 2011

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — ProPhase Labs last month created a Facebook personality quiz to benefit the American Heart Association. For each Facebook fan who takes the “What’s Your Cold-Eeze Flavor?” personality quiz, ProPhase will donate $1 to the AHA, up to a total of $2,500.

March 4, 2011

American cuisine always has been influenced by the country’s diverse population. An expanding ethnic population and a proliferation of TV cooking shows have led to even greater interest in ethnic foods among American consumers.

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.”

March 2, 2011

Want to be a rock star, or at least look like one? Check out Göt2b Rockin' It.

March 1, 2011

The critically acclaimed film that captivated and horrified moviegoers this year is coming to Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

March 1, 2011

A new study published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association established a link between high blood pressure and the consumption of such beverages as soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks.

February 28, 2011

MGM Home Entertainment is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Academy Award-winning musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," with the film's Blu-ray debut.

February 24, 2011

The Spaniards drink Rioja wine with a hearty “Salud!,” while the Irish knock back Jameson whiskey and Guinness beer with “Slainte.” Nobody can say who coined the two calls to imbibe, both of which mean “health,” but according to two recent studies, it looks as though they were on to something.

February 23, 2011

A convenient blood-glucose test commonly used to diagnose diabetes and prediabetes may not be the best way to diagnose children, according to a new study.

February 22, 2011

"The force" is with them indeed.

February 18, 2011

Consumers may have a bit more to spend for the 2011 back-to-school season, so retailers should tweak their merchandise plans to accommodate.


February 14, 2011

French beauty company L'Oréal has announced the departure of Lindsay Owen-Jones, the company's longtime chairman.

February 14, 2011

Gearing up for the summer release of superhero flick "Green Lantern," Warner Bros. Consumer Products is teaming up with licensee Mattel to help fans fight evil through a new branded toy line.

February 9, 2011

Drugstore.com posted a 23% increase in adjusted net sales during its fourth quarter ended Jan. 2.

February 9, 2011

Mill Creek Entertainment is bringing three TV series to DVD next month.

February 8, 2011

CandyRific has joined Lucasfilm's Star Wars with iconic M&M's candies through a new license pairing.

February 8, 2011

Pharmavite spokeswoman Suzy Cohen, a noted pharmacist, author and frequent talk show guest, on Monday offered fresh advice for consumers perusing the dietary supplement aisle.

February 4, 2011

Coppertone, which is made by Merck's Consumer Care division, is gearing up for summer with its new foaming lotion sunscreens.

February 3, 2011

Chauncey Billups, point guard for the NBA's Denver Nuggets team, was named the latest spokesman for a national multimedia campaign designed to educate preteens, teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious, potentially life-threatening diseases.

February 3, 2011

Gillette Venus has selected actress, singer and "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez to be its first-ever global ambassador, appearing in all elements of the brand's 2011 marketing campaign and supporting the total brand portfolio.

February 3, 2011

CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment have brought together two beloved films based on the popular comic strip "Peanuts."