January 3, 2012

The recession has taken a toll on the pet category, according to some companies. A recent report from Cascadia Capital revealed that 35% of consumers said they curtailed pet expenditures in 2011 due to the economy.

January 3, 2012

Procter & Gamble has extended the Febreze brand with a new vent strip for the car. Febreze Car vent clip, available in five new scents, is designed specifically for the car to eliminate odors and keep air fresh for up 
to 30 days.


December 23, 2011

In an effort to focus on its digital growth initiatives and accelerate its transformation to a digital company, Eastman Kodak said it is selling its Eastman Gelatine business to Rousselot, which is part of the Vion Food Group.

December 22, 2011

Bubba Brands has introduced its Envy tumblers.

December 20, 2011

Lego has introduced a new line of construction toys that caters to girls ages 5 years and older.

December 19, 2011

Family Dollar Stores on Monday named Paul White to the position of EVP and chief merchandising officer. White will report to Mike Bloom, president and COO.

December 19, 2011

Nielsen Holdings on Monday announced that Rick Kash has been appointed vice chair and will join CEO David Calhoun and vice chair Susan Whiting in the office of the CEO. Nielsen also named Mitchell Habib COO.

December 19, 2011

Vandor is introducing a line of acrylic travel cups and ceramic travel mugs to its lineup of products featuring legendary licenses, and also has added the Grateful Dead to its roster of pop icon licenses.

December 16, 2011

A line of build-and-play construction sets based on the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the upcoming film "The Hobbit" is coming to retail.

December 16, 2011

Procter & Gamble is emphasizing its "Have You Tried This Yet?" campaign by offering consumers two new ways to test out P&G brands.

December 15, 2011

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition has expanded its Better Than treat brands to include an interactive chew treat and toy for dogs.

December 14, 2011

The Half Time Drill Driver has entered the market.

December 14, 2011

Glass packaging maker Owens-Illinois has appointed a new SVP and chief commercial officer, O-I said Tuesday.

December 14, 2011

A new survey by Angus Reid Public Opinion revealed a number of similarities and differences between the holiday shopping habits of people in North America and the United Kingdom.

December 13, 2011

Procter & Gamble announced Tuesday that Gain would be partnering with comedienne and actress Wanda Sykes, who will join Gain’s resident “Scenthropologist” Tim Hittle in promoting Gain’s 13 detergents and fabric softener scents.

December 12, 2011

A new home fragrance system has hit the market.

December 12, 2011

Case-Mate is bringing Marvel Entertainment's most popular comic book vigilantes home for the holidays.

December 9, 2011

Bic has introduced a new lighter series that features custom motorcycles from "Orange County Choppers."

December 9, 2011

Joe McClanathan, president and CEO of the Energizer household products division, will retire in the first half of 2012, Energizer Holdings announced Friday. He will be succeeded by Alan Hoskins, VP Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East.

December 8, 2011

Whirlpool Corp. is launching Affresh Cleaners, a new line of advanced home cleaning products now available at Best Buy stores nationwide.

December 7, 2011

Designer Greetings has unveiled its new redesigned website.

December 7, 2011

Helen of Troy has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all assets of Procter & Gamble's water purification brand.

December 7, 2011

Kimberly-Clark's Huggies brand has named nine grant recipients for its MomInspired program.

December 7, 2011

Mars announced that its pet care business has partnered with Rescue Bank to to enable more efficient delivery of pet food donations to animal shelters and rescues.