May 15, 2014

Further tapping into the trend of oil-infused hair styling tools, Conair has developed the new Infiniti Pro by Conair Argan Oil Treatment Strip Finishing Brush.

May 15, 2014

I have long believed that the lines that traditionally divided one channel of retail from another are long gone.

May 15, 2014

Well, it seems beauty mavens still love their beauty devices.

According to Kline Group, the market was just over $1 billion at the retail sales level in 2013 — driven by both new product launches from existing marketers and new players — with strong growth predicted for 2014.

May 15, 2014

Eos, the Evolution of Smooth, a line of niche fashion-savvy lip balms, has been flying off of retail shelves lately, generating almost $85.5 million in brand sales on triple-digit growth — 125.2% to be exact — for the 52 weeks ended Jan. 26 across total U.S. multi-outlets, according to IRI.

May 15, 2014

In time for spring allergy season, Procter & Gamble has introduced Febreze Fabric Refresher Allergen Reducer, a product that eliminates odors and reduces up to 95% of inanimate allergens from pollen, pet dander and dust mite matter that can become airborne from fabrics after making their way into the home.

May 15, 2014

The stampede of big-selling branded medicines that hurtled off the patent cliff in 2011 and 2012 has slowed to a relative trickle.

May 15, 2014

The VMS and diet aid/sports nutrition markets together command $11.9 billion in total retail sales, excluding specialty channels, and is growing at a steady clip.

May 15, 2014

Oils that are rich in antioxidants and vitamins are not only becoming increasingly part of skin care regimens, but they also are finding their way into hair styling tools.

May 15, 2014

Hyland’s has developed a virtual clinic in how to target the new mom niche with meaningful messaging that results in a Hyland’s Baby product being placed in the nursery.

May 15, 2014

i-Health has been carving out new niches with its feminine pain reliever brand Estroven, which as a brand family generated more than $37.2 million in sales across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended Dec. 29, 2013, according to IRI.

May 15, 2014

Call it the triumph of irrationality over self-interest. Healthcare experts and pharmacy leaders have been grappling with the challenge of patient nonadherence for decades.

May 15, 2014

With its range of Luna skin care devices that promise to offer a completely new approach to skin care, Swedish brand Foreo is making waves in the beauty device market.

May 15, 2014

Assortment packs and minis are two hot candy trends, and Wrigley has tapped both for the new flavor in its successful Starburst Minis line.

May 15, 2014

Retailers have been sweet on the chocolate category, but non-chocolate sales also have been strong. The National Confectioners Association forecasts that while chocolate sales were ahead 4% last year, with $4 billion growth over the next five years, a number of non-chocolate candy segments also had a boost.

May 15, 2014

Nordic Naturals introduced Vitamin C Gummies, providing 250 mg of vitamin C. With a tart tangerine flavor, Vitamin C Gummies are chewable gummy slices for kids 4 years and older.

May 15, 2014

Focusing on the on-the-go consumer niche, GOJO Industries’ Purell hand sanitizer has helped to bring brand relevance back to what was a commoditized category only a few years ago.

May 15, 2014

Skin care oils. It’s a trend that isn’t showing signs of slowing as women increasingly incorporate them into their beauty regimens, and manufacturers continue to heed the call with new innovations hitting shelves.

May 15, 2014

SheaMoisture has made its foray into the color cosmetics segment with the April launch of its new “A Better Way to Beautiful” collection at Target.

May 15, 2014

Similasan showcases a family of products that address the niche need state of eye relief.

May 15, 2014

South Beach Diet recently unveiled a new addition to its family of nutritious and convenient snacks — the South Beach Diet 100 Calorie Smoothie in chocolate truffle flavor.

May 15, 2014

Mars Chocolate North America is launching a number of treats for Halloween 2014. The Halloween chocolate category exceeded $1 billion in sales for the first time in 2013, with an increase of 6.4% over the previous year, according to Mars.

May 15, 2014

As new wipes for removing makeup and dirt continue to hit the beauty shelves, one company is taking a “swipe” at a different segment. Enter Forever Fresh’s Swipe deodorant wipes.

May 15, 2014

The results of two recent studies support the financial healthcare savings of using supplements.

May 15, 2014

Advanced Vision Research’s TheraTears may be an older brand, but it is a brand that is re-energized and growing.