December 26, 2013

Is natural the new norm in African-American hair care? It just might be.

December 26, 2013

Following the BB cream craze in the face makeup category, these multitasking beauty balms are hitting the hair care aisle.

December 26, 2013

The philanthropic arm of supermarket operator Bi-Lo Holdings is donating more than $3 million to charities in the South, the company said.

December 26, 2013

In the late 1980s, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” introduced viewers to the replicator, which could make food, beverages and other items materialize out of thin air.

December 26, 2013

Another key area, in which the learnings of ExtraCare are helping to inform the overall CVS Caremark retail strategy and personalize the shopping experience is in the way CVS Caremark designs and merchandises its stores.

December 26, 2013

Overall, sales of intimacy health products are down slightly. Sales of condoms are down 2.1% to $382.6 million, according to IRI for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 6 across total U.S. multi-outlets.

December 26, 2013

Consumers never tire of candy. Euromonitor data indicates that U.S. dollar sales for chocolate increased 19% between 2007 and 2012, and non-chocolate sales were up 17%.

December 26, 2013

Cosmetics maker Coty has entered a new joint venture that it said would expand its footprint in the United Arab Emirates.

December 26, 2013

SoftSheen-Carson in September introduced its Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Beyond Gentle & Sulfate-Free Wash.

December 26, 2013

The highly saturated and competitive hair care category has experienced only modest increases in recent years, but industry observers predict the category will grow double-digits through 2017, thanks in large part to niche items and products that target emerging segments.

December 26, 2013

Change is not coming. Change is here. Are you prepared?

December 26, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has postponed the time it will decide whether or not to approve an experimental treatment under development by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. for ulcerative colitis, the company said.

December 26, 2013

Core Science Medica has targeted consumers in need of a gluten-free lifestyle with its launch of Gluten Cutter, a dietary supplement to help gluten-sensitive consumers occasionally enjoy their favorite foods again.

December 26, 2013

Sales of OTC female contraceptives ought to be significant in the coming year.

December 26, 2013

Whether it’s Argan oil, Moroccan oil, jojoba oil or another type of oil — there’s no denying that hair oils are hot.

December 26, 2013

The Hershey Co. is launching the Lancaster brand in January — the first time the company has launched a new brand that’s not a brand extension or acquisition in the past 30 years.

December 26, 2013

ILEX Consumer Products Group last year launched amid the chaos of Black Friday its “Di-Gel Comfort Zone” — complementary, clean restrooms located in downtown Manhattan to help alleviate some of the discomfort associated with shopping the day after Thanksgiving.

December 26, 2013

Fifteen years worth of ExtraCare learnings also have dramatically influenced the way CVS Caremark markets and merchandises to its best customers. These learnings have informed a critical part of its overall retail strategy, SVP merchandising Judy Sansone told DSN — conversion.

December 26, 2013

Mars will launch a new M&M flavor in May, M&M’s Brand Birthday Cake Chocolate Candies.

December 26, 2013

Brock Beauty is helping women nourish hair from the inside out with its Hairfinity hair growth vitamin supplement.

December 26, 2013

Sales of personal lubricants were down 5.2% to $207.5 million in sales for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 6, according to IRI across total U.S. multi-outlets.

December 26, 2013

Actavis last year gained approval for its Next Choice, a generic version of Teva Women’s Health’s Plan B One-Step, that now sits on top in emergency contraceptive sales.

December 26, 2013

Earlier this year, the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, the research wing of the healthcare industry analysis firm IMS Health, dropped a bombshell when it showed that U.S. spending on drugs fell in 2012, the first time that had happened in 55 years.

December 26, 2013

Probiotics have continued to rake in sales this fall, and it’s a product category that still has plenty of growth potential.