While sales of heat and ice packs are relatively flat — the category generated slight growth of 0.2% to $235.9 million for the 52 weeks ended April 20 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI — there has been some positive momentum within the category.
The same weather factors that are boosting allergy sales as the allergy season is extended may be having a substantial impact on the sales of anti-itch ointments, up 10% to $528.2 million across U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended April 20, according to IRI, and insect bite treatments, which totaled $13.6 million and were up 19.4% over the same period.
Supervalu on Wednesday announced that it has begun supplying the first of 18 Rainbow stores that are being acquired as part of the transactions that were announced May 7 between Roundy’s and a consortium of Supervalu and independent retailers.
CCA Industries, whose brands include Plus+White toothpastes, Scar Zone scar treatment and Nutra Nail nail care, has announced the resignation of Sardar Biglari and Philip Cooley as directors of the company.
Eylure lashes is a heritage brand that is 65 years in the making, known for creating Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra look to collaborating with pop star Katy Perry. Today, the U.K.-based brand is continuing to make its mark in the U.S. market with new packaging to help make the segment easier to shop.
Kroger on Tuesday published its eighth annual sustainability report, setting its first-ever water conservation goal and providing a progress update on moving retail locations toward "zero waste" and sourcing 100% certified sustainable palm oil.
Majestic Drug has unveiled a new-look brand blocking strategy to help unify its many oral care products under a new “Dentist On Call” banner. The company will debut the new packaging at the ECRM Personal Care, Oral and Baby conference, in Tampa, at the Grand Hyatt, July 13 to 16.
Nestlé Pure Life, a bottle water brand, announced that its product portfolio will be expanding with the debut of Nestlé Pure Life Exotics Sparkling Water, a line of unsweetened sparkling water with fruit flavors.