December 5, 2011

Cepia, makers of wildly popular ZhuZhu Pets, has a new line of collectables in its lineup for the 2011 holiday season. Xia-Xia (pronounced “shah-shah”) Pets is a new line of four collectable hermit crabs that walk and dance when their claws are pressed.


December 5, 2011

Sales of carbonated beverages remain stagnant, but sales of energy drinks, sports drinks and functional waters have seen gains over the last quarter. Sales of ready-to-drink tea and yogurt drinks and smoothies also are segments showing promise.


December 5, 2011

The Mentholatum Co., which makes Softlips lip care products, is inviting its more than three-quarters of a million Facebook fans to vote on the new flavor that will launch exclusively at Target stores in the spring.

December 5, 2011

With consumers eating more meals at home, frozen food sales are soaring. Packaged Facts predicted the frozen food category will grow to $70 billion in 2015, an increase of $14.1 billion (or 25%) over 2010.

December 5, 2011

Recent research indicates that there is a growing natural hair trend among African-American women in the United States, with a shift from relaxed to natural becoming so common that it has sparked growth of those hair care products that help hair “transition.”


December 5, 2011

To help under-the-weather junior, Hyland’s has rebranded its pediatric line of products Hyland’s Baby.

December 5, 2011

Texting and social media have not killed the traditional greeting card business.

December 5, 2011

Philosophy, which was acquired by the Coty prestige portfolio in 2010, has announced the newest addition to its Miracle Worker collection — the Miracle Worker Miraculous All-Over brightener and dark spot corrector.

December 5, 2011

L’Oréal USA plans to acquire Pacific Bioscience Labs, the maker of Clarisonic skin care technology. The Clarisonic brand will join the portfolio of L’Oréal Luxe

December 5, 2011

Kimberly-Clark’s new portable cleaning wipes are designed to eliminate smudges from touchscreen devices.

December 5, 2011

Following the settlement of a patent-litigation suit with Swiss drug maker Novartis over the patch Vivelle-Dot (estradiol transdermal system), a drug for treating symptoms of menopause, Mylan said it had received a patent license to begin selling its version of the drug in December 2013.


December 5, 2011

Orabrush tongue cleaners have become a case study in Internet marketing success with the brand’s nearly 300,000 Facebook fans and quirky YouTube videos that have attracted more than 40 million views and opened the doors for retail distribution.


December 5, 2011

Two almond beverages from Vitasoy will hit retail this holiday season.

December 2, 2011

Axia3 on Thursday announced the launch of its Axia3 ProDigestive antacid as a new dietary supplement that delivers relief from occasional heartburn, with a proprietary blend of potent ProDigestive enzymes to help promote healthy digestion.

December 2, 2011

Under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to a generic HIV and AIDS drug made by Mylan, the company said.

December 2, 2011

Nestlé Crunch has unveiled a limited-edition chocolate bar that will be available this holiday season.

December 2, 2011

Derma e Natural Bodycare has introduced STUF Men’s Skin Defense, an all-natural skin care line for men.

December 2, 2011

Sabra has introduced a limited-edition hummus product in time for the holiday season.

December 1, 2011

A film based on a bestselling novel by Kathryn Stockett will make its debut in Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, digital download and on-demand formats on Dec. 6.

December 1, 2011

Actavis is in the process of bringing FeverAll acetaminophen suppositories back to the market, the company announced. FeverAll had been unavailable while changes were being made at the product's manufacturing facility.

December 1, 2011

Pandora's box Joke gifts are a time-honored tradition — and one that 30 Watt has chosen to honor with a series of fake gift boxes, including iDrive and Toe Tunes. Price: $8 PrankPack.com

 

December 1, 2011

In an effort to help advance the development of devices that automatically monitor blood glucose and provide proper insulin doses in people with Type 1 diabetes, the Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance to help investigators and manufacturers as they develop and seek approval for these products.

December 1, 2011

Mylan said its subsidiary has launched a generic version of a hypertension treatment.

December 1, 2011

Ranbaxy Labs got the green light from the Food and Drug Administration Wednesday night to launch its generic version of Pfizer's cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor.