August 20, 2014

Bayer Diagnostics’ Contour Next portfolio has been performing exceptionally well lately, generating $12.4 million in front-end sales, up 226.6% for the 52 weeks ended June 15 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

August 20, 2014

Since their introduction a few years ago, Clif Bar & Co.’s Shot Bloks have been among the best-selling nutrition bars in the specialty store segment. 

August 20, 2014

With beauty mavens still embracing the bold lip trend, the lip gloss segment has lost some of its shine, as sales experienced a double-digit decline.

August 20, 2014

Beauty shoppers are loving L’Oréal’s Brow Stylist pencil, as evidenced by the 19% jump in sales, according to the latest IRI data.

August 20, 2014

Women’s desire for smooth, flawless skin doesn’t stop at the neck, and that’s especially true for mothers-to-be.

August 20, 2014

With the recent switch of Chattem’s Nasacort 24HR, the first nasal corticosteroid to be sold OTC, Chattem launched a very unique marketing tool — an interactive shelf display that gives a whole new meaning to the term “shelf talker.”

August 20, 2014

Since they debuted early last year, Frito-Lay’s Cheetos Mix-Ups have caught consumers’ attention and recorded phenomenal sales growth. IRI data shows that sales of the snack mix increased by more than 163% during the 12 months ended June 15.

August 20, 2014

The men’s grooming segment has seen a bit of an upheaval, as more men opt to sport facial hair and increasingly take up body grooming.

August 20, 2014

Mwah, which is a Clio brand, is targeting tweens and teens with its new lip care range that is wrapped in bright, fun packaging for mass appeal.

August 20, 2014

Consumers buying hand sanitizer are shopping the set multiple times because of different needs, noted Tim Cleary, VP sales at Purell Consumer, suggesting there may be a latent opportunity for the already-growing Purell Advanced formula, which generated $20.6 million in sales, up 25.2%, for the 52 weeks ended June 15 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

August 20, 2014

Merck Consumer Care, the makers of Coppertone, and the scientists at the Coppertone Solar Research Center have developed the Coppertone Sport AccuSpray to help prevent overspray.

August 20, 2014

The nail care segment continues to battle a downshift in sales as the once red-hot at-home gel manicure trend cools and manufacturers face tough comps.

August 20, 2014

The DIY beauty trend continues to show momentum, and according to industry sources, the at-home beauty devices segment is “pulsing with potential” as awareness among consumers continues to grow and new products hit the market.

August 20, 2014

Earlier this year, Procter & Gamble expanded its 3D White offerings with the new Crest 3D White Brilliance toothpaste and Crest 3D White Brilliance Boost.

August 20, 2014

Despite a rocky start, the full rollout of health reform under the Affordable Care Act has already brought major benefits to the nation’s troubled health system and affordable coverage to millions of formerly uninsured or underinsured Americans, one of the Obama administration’s top health officials asserted recently.

August 20, 2014

DermaWand, an at-home, handheld radio-frequency beauty tool, continues to see international demand and growth opportunities, according to International Commercial Television, a direct response marketing and branding company focused on the health and beauty sector.

August 20, 2014

The successful introduction of Estroven Weight Management is bringing new users to the menopause supplement category, said April Mills, marketing director of i-Health, a division of DSM.

August 20, 2014

Excedrin relaunched in the United States in 2013 and is doing well. The brand generated $130 million between its Excedrin tablets and Excedrin Migraine tablets for the 52 weeks ended June 15 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

August 20, 2014

Who is the alternative analgesic pain consumer? “The majority of these people [in search of external pain relief] have chronic pain and are already taking prescriptions and using multiple methods of pain relief,” said Jenny McLaughlin, product manager for Walh Therapeutic Massagers. “Our research shows people are coming into the health-and-wellness area once a month.”

August 20, 2014

“It’s not enough to pull drowning victims out of the river. You have to walk upstream to find out who’s throwing them in.” Physician and educator David Kilgore invoked that piece of wisdom from Episcopal bishop V. Gene Robinson to describe the current state of medicine in the United States — and the steps needed to drag the nation’s outmoded, costly and inefficient healthcare system into the 21st century.

August 20, 2014

Look for Walgreens to continue to try to create a kind of retail theater, focused very sharply on the front end of the store.

August 20, 2014

Alexa Health Products’ FruitChia bars have garnered a great deal of attention over the past year. Made with only two ingredients — fruit and chia seeds — the naturally sweetened, gluten-free bars provide a mixture of antioxidants, dietary fiber, and omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. 

August 20, 2014

With “manscaping” on the rise, Procter & Gamble’s Gillette brand has created the new Gillette Body razor, the brand’s first razor designed for bodies.

August 20, 2014

Thanks to trend-setting celebrities touting faux lashes and beauty companies creating styles to suit everyone, false lashes are no longer a beauty faux pas.