July 19, 2012

Beauty brand Wet 'n Wild — which is a division of Markwins North America — started the year by signing superstar Fergie as its very first global beauty ambassador, and now the brand has announced its expansion into an additional 500 Walmart stores beginning in late July.

July 18, 2012

Ethnic beauty brand Black Opal Cosmetics is promoting the Black Opal “Sparkle” national sweepstakes, and also has been named the official U.S. cosmetics partner of the movie “Sparkle,” in theaters Aug. 17.

July 18, 2012

Natural personal care brand Burt’s Bees has inked a licensing deal with Ayablu to launch a Burt’s Bees Baby-licensed lifestyle brand for babies and moms.

July 18, 2012

Jacques Duplessis on Monday pleaded guilty to engaging in a scheme to sell approximately 6,000 boxes of counterfeit LifeScan One Touch diabetic test strips that he purchased from suppliers in China and England, announced U.S. attorney Zane David Memeger.

July 18, 2012

The Plano, Texas-based headquarters of Dr Pepper Snapple Group has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for a multiuse building by the U.S. Green Building Council.

July 18, 2012

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic version of a popular cholesterol drug.

July 18, 2012

FaceLube, an anti-aging skin care line for men, has partnered with the STA-BIL Lawn and Garden Mower Racing Series by becoming the official sponsor of the “FaceLube Best New Face Award,” honoring the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association Rookie of the Year as lawn mower racing celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2012.

July 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new weight-loss drug made by Vivus, the agency said.

July 18, 2012

Food Lion has implemented its new brand strategy in the retailer's North Carolina and South Carolina stores.

July 18, 2012

Helen of Troy has teamed up with four-time world champion boxer Laila Ali to develop a new line of styling tools for multicultural hair.

July 18, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday announced that Mark Halperin, New York Times best-selling author and well-known senior political analyst for Time, will return as a featured speaker at The Conference, CRN’s annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry.

July 18, 2012

For nearly 30 years, Kmart has been helping to improve the health of babies in partnership with the March of Dimes and, in 2012, the retailer raised $8 million to benefit the organization, bringing Kmart’s total contribution throughout the partnership to $106 million.

July 18, 2012

Kraft Foods and SodaStream have expanded their strategic partnership.

July 18, 2012

British celebrity hair stylist Lee Stafford, who brought his line of products to the United States in May, is introducing two additions to the 19-product list at Ulta Beauty.

July 18, 2012

Lindt has expanded its Excellence chocolate line.

July 18, 2012

Hispanics are more likely to consume certain nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages when compared with any other ethnic group, according to new Mintel research.

July 18, 2012

Mylan has settled a patent litigation suit filed by Somaxon Pharmaceutical concerning an insomnia drug, Mylan said.

July 18, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Wednesday that it has submitted a statement to the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, detailing chain pharmacy’s engagement in the prevention of prescription drug abuse, and its commitment to maintaining patients’ ready access to medications vital for pain management and for treatment regimens.

July 18, 2012

October is breast cancer awareness month and, for a second year in a row, Not Your Mother’s hair care brand has selected to donate 10% of all its online sales during the month to the Young Survival Coalition.

July 18, 2012

Pepsi has expanded its Pepsi Next brand with two new flavors.

July 18, 2012

Premama recently launched its patent-pending prenatal supplement in drink form. The flavorless Premama mix can be added to flavored drinks and foods.

July 18, 2012

Researchers argue there is compelling evidence that the recommended dietary allowance of vitamin C should be raised to 200 mg per day for adults, up from its current levels of 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men, in a recent report published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.

July 18, 2012

Ethnic hair care brand SoftSheen-Carson has introduced its next major breakthrough in styling — the Dark and Lovely 6 Week Anti-Reversion cream serum.

July 18, 2012

Stater Bros. has promoted one of its executives to a new role.