November 4, 2011

The personal massager category still is small at only $3.2 million for the 12 weeks ended Sept. 4, according to SymphonyIRI Group data across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), but the growth rate is trending at a 20.6% clip.


November 4, 2011

Bolthouse Farms has overhauled its salad dressing line to include less calories and fat, as well as two new flavors.

November 4, 2011

In the classic “Arabian Nights” tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp, the evil sorcerer who made Aladdin retrieve the lamp containing the genie attempts to get it back by tricking Aladdin’s wife into giving it to him by roaming through the streets offering to trade “new lamps for old.”


November 4, 2011

Bubble Bobble The 2-liter Bobble jug is designed to replace water filtration pitchers that requently take up way too much space in the refrigerator. Price: $29.99 WaterBobble.com  

November 4, 2011

Mini collectibles and collectible trading cards are hot segments in the toy market. They are “on point with what kids want, aren’t expensive and keep kids coming back,” according to Adrienne Appell, a representative for the Toy Industry Association.


November 4, 2011

Coty Prestige, a division of Coty, has inked a deal with MG Icon, a joint venture between Madonna, Guy Oseary and Iconix Brand Group, to launch Madonna’s first fragrance.

November 4, 2011

Energizer’s new flameless candles give consumers a new way to light their homes. Energizer’s Glas flameless candles have the warm glow and realistic flicker of a traditional candle, but offer safe, functional and efficient LED lighting.

November 4, 2011

A consumer’s internal alarm bell usually is tripped when a company tries to sell him or her on a “less-is-more” proposition, because it usually really means “less-is-less.” That is until Help Remedies came along with its “less-is-less-but-that’s-better” proposition.


November 4, 2011

Skin care is hot, but Dairyface is cool — so cool that it lives in the fridge. Dairyface is a new line of yogurt-based products that incorporate the nutritional benefits of milk to nourish skin cells.

November 4, 2011

This month The Drug Store News Group introduced “From the Blogs,” a hot, new content feature on DrugStoreNews.com. Meant to provide an interactive forum for DrugStoreNews.com users, DSN From the Blogs will be anchored by expert blogs written by leading opinion leaders.


November 4, 2011

Skin care company Murad has announced the launch of its new rapid age spot and pigment lightening serum, an enhanced, next-generation formula of the age spot and pigment lightening gel that targets, treats and prevents unwanted discoloration on the skin.

November 4, 2011

Sales of acne-fighting products have been on the rise, which comes as little surprise as manufacturers continue to develop innovative formulas and consumers strive for flawless, blemish-free skin.


November 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the way for the return to market of a drug for treating immunodeficiency diseases following its recall by the manufacturer in response to patients developing internal blood clots.

November 4, 2011

Dr Pepper Snapple Group is targeting its new Dr Pepper TEN diet carbonated beverage to men. The company’s consumer research showed that men between the ages of 25 years and 34 years are not satisfied with the taste or the image of diet sodas, but they want to make healthier beverage choices.


November 4, 2011

Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia.

November 4, 2011

American Scientific Resources has received a private-label purchase order for a Shoppers Drug Mart VeraTemp noncontact thermometer.

November 3, 2011

Case-Mate is touting an "ultra-protective tough case" for the iPhone.

November 3, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Perrigo and PharmaForce/Luitpold Pharmaceuticals for treating eye allergies, Perrigo said.

November 3, 2011

Walt Disney Studios has expanded its lineup of "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" videos.

November 2, 2011

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing the sequel of an action/adventure franchise to Blu-ray and DVD this December.

November 2, 2011

Bebida Beverage on Wednesday announced that its 2-oz. Koma Unwind shots will now be carried at all Pump n Pantry locations in Nebraska.

November 2, 2011

Compac Industries has launched an electronic infant formula dispenser.

November 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Endo Pharmaceuticals for high blood pressure.

November 2, 2011

Marley Coffee has launched 8-oz. bags of its gourmet ground coffee that will hit retail this season.