November 5, 2012

The opportunity for weight loss certainly hasn’t gone away — sales of diet-aid liquids were up 12.8% to $1.2 billion for the 52 weeks ended Sept. 9 across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), according to SymphonyIRI.

November 5, 2012

CVS/pharmacy certainly is the leader in terms of how to translate reams of shopper data into programs that drive profitable results. It’s been at it for almost 15 years, and its 70 million active cardholders makes for the largest loyalty program in retail pharmacy.

November 5, 2012

Tweens can be the star of their very own "Project Runway" with Fashion Angels' two new additions to its line of fashion design and style kits: Project Runway Tapeffiti Fashion Design Challenge and Project Runway Models to the Runway.

November 5, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for treating internal blood clots, the company said.

November 5, 2012

In response to Hurricane Sandy, GE on Monday gave $1.1 million to support relief and recovery efforts throughout the Northeast of the United States.

November 5, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s Pantene is looking to give women a newfound love for their hair with its new Expert Collection, which, according to the brand, marks an important milestone for Pantene and presents 10 years of research and expert results.


November 5, 2012



Target and CVS are some of the first retailers to group adult multivitamins and supplements available in gummy format into one 4-ft. set. The idea is to make shopping vitamins and supplements easier.

November 5, 2012

Seasonal candy generates 40% to 45% of total category sales, according to data from the National Confectioners Association.

November 5, 2012

Retailers are facing challenges in a rapidly changing photo-processing category. One huge shift has been in category leadership. One dominant brand is no longer directing — and pouring advertising dollars into — the category, so retailers need to take a more active role in marketing 
photo processing. 


November 5, 2012

Beauty company L'Oréal Paris has recognized the charitable work of 10 women — including Montgomery County district attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, the cofounder of Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center — by distinguishing them as "Women of Worth" and giving them $10,000 each for their individual charities.

November 5, 2012

Telebrands’ new Lint Lizard should be a hot holiday item. The 40-inch vacuum attachment is designed to specifically clean a clothes dryer’s lint catcher and outer vent. It attaches to almost any vacuum host and features a long, 
flexible neck. 


November 5, 2012

The battle to capture and retain customers in a world where price, convenience and even customer service have become commoditized is in full swing.

November 5, 2012

As part of McKesson’s 14th annual Community Days, the company’s all-employee volunteer week, an estimated 16,000 McKesson employees from more than 150 sites across the country will come together to create 25,000 Comfort Kits for the McKesson Foundation’s new charity initiative, Giving Comfort, the wholesaler announced Monday.

November 5, 2012

Medela today announced the introduction of Quick Clean Breastmilk Removal Soap designed for cleaning breast pump and breast milk feeding accessories.

November 5, 2012

Whatever dazzling visions science fiction may offer of the widgets of the future, the long, uphill road of technology inevitably leads to the smaller and the simpler.

November 5, 2012

While there is still plenty of room for improvement, a growing number of patients have either already received or plan to receive a flu shot this year compared to one year ago. According to an online survey of more than 900 AccentHealth viewers conducted in September, 57% of patients have received or plan to receive a flu shot this year, versus 53% in 2011. 


November 5, 2012

Big changes are underway in the market for pet goods, according to "Natural, Organic and Eco-Friendly Pet Products in the U.S.," a recently released study from market research firm Packaged Facts.

November 5, 2012

New introductions should put some heat back into the soup category. The category’s performance — according to a recent report from Mintel — has been lukewarm, with a compounded annual growth rate of only 1% from 2006 to 2011.

November 5, 2012

Products often fail before they ever find their way to market. Because our firm reviews more than 2,500 new health, beauty and wellness products, and sees approximately 13,000 packaging changes and line extensions annually, I’ve seen this firsthand.

November 5, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for treating blood pressure and chest pain.

November 5, 2012

Playmaker Nutrition is looking to knock multivitamin sales out of the ballpark with a new gummy line targeting teens and tweens.

November 5, 2012

All American Pet Co. announced Tuesday that its innovative branded line of PAWtizer antibacterial wipes and spray will be available on all Giant Eagle supermarket shelves within the next two weeks.

November 5, 2012

The Pedigree Dentastix line now offers Fresh Treats for Dogs — a new product to combat "dog breath" and assist with overall canine oral care, including tartar control.

November 5, 2012

Drug stores saw a modest increase in air freshener sales last year, according to Mintel research — a lift likely due to sales of private-
label products.