October 18, 2013

Online grocer Peapod is partnering with Chicago's Shedd Aquarium to mark National Seafood Month and promote sustainable seafood.

October 18, 2013

Unilever is launching two new butter-like spreads, the company said.

October 17, 2013

Nestle is planning to launch a cup version of its popular Butterfinger candy bar next year, the company said.

October 17, 2013

Prestige Brands and its Little Remedies children’s medicine brand has partnered with actresses and celebrity moms Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley to launch the “Say Yes to Less” campaign to benefit Make-A-Wish.

October 17, 2013

Tetley USA, the U.S. subsidiary of the U.K.-based tea company, released results of a survey of tea drinkers to coincide with the launch of its new Black & Green blend.

October 17, 2013

UrgentRx — developer of fast-acting, over-the-counter, flavored powder medications — on Thursday announced the addition of CVS, OfficeMax and Paradies Stores to the company's list of retail partners.

October 16, 2013

Heel on Tuesday announced the launch of the Reboost product line, which includes four of the company’s homeopathic cold, cough and flu products.

October 16, 2013

According to IRI's Q3 2013 MarketPulse survey results released Tuesday, 85% of American consumers were aware of the looming debt ceiling crisis and of the government shutdown, which is clearly impacting their views of their personal finances, including their approach to grocery shopping.

October 16, 2013

Lansinoh Laboratories is expanding its product offering with six new items for mass outlets in 2014, which are being introduced this week at the ABC Kids Expo, the company announced Wednesday.

October 16, 2013

Candy maker Mars Chocolate North America has introduced a new set of planning tools to help retailers develop their marketing strategies and build chocolate sales, the company said.

October 16, 2013

Consumers will take a conservative approach to spending this holiday season. According to NRF’s holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average holiday shopper will spend $737.95 on gifts, decor, greeting cards and more, 2% less than the $752.24 they actually spent last year. Despite this reduction in individual holiday budgets, NRF is forecasting holiday sales will increase 3.9% to $602.1 billion.

October 16, 2013

Contrary to the pharmaceutical industry’s commonly-held belief that active Rx and OTC brand consumers are harder to find online than offline, a new study released Tuesday reveals that the online audience is just as active — and for select categories, more active — than the general population.

October 16, 2013

Target is creating a new ranking system that evaluates personal care and cleaning products based on ingredient safety and disclosure of environmental effects, as well as asking the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to collaborate with it in developing a standard for cosmetic safety next year.

October 16, 2013

The Vitamin Shoppe on Wednesday announced the grand opening of its new distribution center in Ashland, Va.

October 16, 2013

The 2012-2013 flu season was one of the most severe in the United States in more than a decade and, according to a new study, had two to three times the impact than a more typical flu season on the workplace, school, family and other segments of people’s everyday lives.

October 15, 2013

Two associations representing the dietary supplement industry issued separate statements in response to what they characterized as a faulty meta-analysis, “Effects of Vitamin D Supplements on Bone Mineral Density: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” published last week in The Lancet.

October 15, 2013

Kmart will kick off the holiday shopping season by launching a new lease-to-own program in time for Black Friday, the massmerchandise retailer said Tuesday.

October 15, 2013

Majestic Drug on Tuesday announced the recent graduation of Nilda Oyola, VP sales, from the National Hispana Leadership Institute’s Executive Leadership Program.

October 15, 2013

Ricola on Tuesday added a new product to its line of uniquely effective herb drops — Extra Strength for powerful cough relief.

October 15, 2013

Target is offering a limited-time assortment of wigs in collaboration with designer Chris March — as well as costumes for kids and pets, and accessories for adults — as part of its Halloween offering this year, the mass-merchandise retailer said.

October 14, 2013

A line of leather bracelets made by Endorphin Warrior aims to inspire wearers to lose weight and improve their health.

October 14, 2013

All people living with diabetes should make nutrition therapy part of their treatment plans, the American Diabetes Association is recommending. But the group also is saying that no single eating pattern works best for everyone.

October 14, 2013

The Hershey Co. plans to launch its first new candy brand in 30 years in January, the company said.

October 14, 2013

Johnson & Johnson on Monday announced that Mark McClellan, senior fellow in economic studies and director of the Initiative on Value and Innovation in Health Care at the Brookings Institution, will join the company's board of directors on Oct. 15. McClellan will serve on the regulatory, compliance and government affairs committee, as well as the science, technology and sustainability committee.