July 30, 2012

Lip Smacker is celebrating its 40th anniversary next year with an array of limited-edition flavors and promotions.

July 30, 2012

Duane Reade has further developed its leading edge “up market” store concept with the recent opening of its second flagship store in Manhattan’s Financial District.

July 30, 2012

Prestige Brands on Monday announced the home stretch for its consumer-created jingle-development contest for its Luden's cough drop brand.

July 30, 2012

“It’s actually an illusion that those boxers are separate entities. The separate entities are just the way we choose to perceive them. The boxers, you, me — we’re all part of the same quantum field. Think of the two boxers as ocean waves or currents of air — two tornadoes, say. They appear to be two separate things, but they’re not. Tornadoes are just wind. The wind stirred up in different directions. The fact is nothing is separate. Everything is connected. The shapes we see exist only in our own consciousness.”

July 30, 2012

Everybody loves a comeback story, and it looks as though the pharmacy retail industry has one of its own in the making as Rite Aid’s latest earnings report showed another strong quarter for the Camp Hill, Pa.-based chain, which has been steadily growing its sales and narrowing its losses for several quarters already.


July 30, 2012

Rite Aid is touting its vaccinating pharmacists as the back-to-school season begins.

July 30, 2012

Acadia Ales has launched its Sky High Rye, a West Coast-style pale ale, in 12-oz. cans from Rexam.

July 30, 2012

Unilever has put its North America frozen meals business on the sales block.

July 27, 2012

Gary J. Burns, 74, of Lake Forest, Ill., and Naples, Fla., passed away July 24. He was born Feb. 7, 1938, in Saginaw, Mich. Burns served in the U.S. Army and then embarked upon a long and successful career in the health and beauty aids industry.

July 27, 2012

McLane has entered into an agreement to acquire Meadowbrook Meat Co.

July 27, 2012

WaterField Designs has introduced new cases for the Google Nexus 7 Android tablet.

July 26, 2012

Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., on Wednesday introduced the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act, a bill that will protect consumers by providing the Drug Enforcement Administration with new enforcement tools to identify and quickly respond when new designer anabolic steroids are created and marketed as dietary supplements.

July 26, 2012

Five-time Olympic medalist Nastia Liukin is teaming up with Fisher-Price to help introduce the new, interactive Fantastic Gymnastics Dora doll.

July 26, 2012

GNC recently extended its relationship with Sam's Club, the company announced in conjunction with its second-quarter results.

July 26, 2012

It’s Academic has launched its new Re:writes dry erase notes.

July 26, 2012

Volume sales for U.S. consumer packaged goods have fallen since last year due to higher prices, less promotional support and soaring temperatures, according to Nielsen SVP consumer and shopper insights Todd Hale.

July 26, 2012

A study released Thursday found that low levels of vitamin D can mean a much greater risk of death among older adults.

July 26, 2012

SymphonyIRI has unveiled a new report that takes an up-close look at beauty pricing dynamics and how savvy marketers can take advantage of an opportunity to provide consumers with meaningful mid-tier product options.

July 25, 2012

Retailers attending ECRM's Diet, Vitamin & Sports Nutrition EPPS last week identified AeroDesigns' AeroShot Energy as the best new product at the trade event.

July 25, 2012

Campbell Soup outlined a three-prong growth strategy, which includes new product introductions, in a meeting with investors held on Tuesday.

July 25, 2012

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker helped ring in the 75th anniversary of Carma Labs last week at the company's facilities.

July 25, 2012

Cleanlogic has announced the introduction of its unisex bath and shower collection that ranges from cleansing to exfoliating to moisturizing to finishing.

July 25, 2012

Coca-Cola has launched its Move to the Beat campaign across more than 100 countries, which marks the brand's largest-ever Olympic Games activation.

July 25, 2012

Coty CEO Bernd Beetz is retiring from the beauty company, effective Aug. 1, and will be succeeded by Michele Scannavini, who has been president of Coty Prestige for the past decade.