June 21, 2012

Gummy vitamins are not just for kids anymore. With baby boomers entering their golden years, it won’t be pill phobia that will drive 
supplement-seeking seniors in search of gummy vites as much as it may be pill fatigue.

June 21, 2012

In what may be a bellwether for the dietary supplement industry, stock valuations of the two publicly traded retailers who practically sell nothing but dietary supplements are 
up significantly.


June 21, 2012

The energy shot business in the mass market still is dominated by one player — Living Essentials’ 5-Hour Energy has almost 90% dollar share — but Sato Pharmaceutical, which boasts its Yunker Energy as the No. 1 energy shot in Japan, is looking to challenge that domination with the launch and support behind its Yunker Energy product across the United States.

June 21, 2012

Lansinoh Labs has partnered with TheraPearl to create a first-of-its-kind solution for breast-feeding moms that delivers 360 degrees of relief in a unique cold, warm and hot therapy pack that conforms to the breast.

June 21, 2012

Sales of depilatories are on the upswing as manufacturers roll out new products that promise silky smooth results.


June 21, 2012

Maybelline New York is taking a new approach to mascara with Mega Plush by Volum’ Express — the brand’s first gel-mousse mascara.


June 21, 2012

A recent study by market research company the NPD Group on the men’s grooming market found that more than 9-in-10 men are using some sort of grooming product today, whether it is a skin care, shave or hair care product.

June 21, 2012

Bold, creative, daring and hot. Those are the words that come to mind when I think of nail polish.


June 21, 2012

Nestle Drumstick has introduced new varieties to its lineup of treats.

June 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a branded acne drug made by Ranbaxy Labs, the drug maker said. Ranbaxy announced the FDA approval of Absorica (isotretinoin), a drug for treating severe recalcitrant nodular acne.

June 21, 2012

The beer category wants its mojo back. After losing share to wine, spirits and small breweries for several years, major brewers are out to win consumers back to the category with new products that are a big departure from their classic offerings.

June 21, 2012

Ore-Ida has launched a new item just in time for summer.

June 21, 2012

Cirrus Healthcare Products recently added a little pediatric pizzazz to its line of earplugs for swimming and sound protection with two new character licenses — SpongeBob SquarePants and Hello Kitty.


June 21, 2012

Mars Chocolate in May showcased some of its soon-to-be-launched confections and snacks at the National Confectioners Association’s Sweets and Snacks Show.

June 21, 2012

Biolife in May launched WoundSeal, a hemostat product specifically targeting Americans on a regimen of blood thinners. While hemostat products have been introduced into the first aid set before, this is the first one targeting patients on a specific therapy.


June 21, 2012

Manufacturers of sunscreen now will have six additional months to meet the new labeling and testing requirements as imposed by the Food and Drug Administration, according to an announcement from the Federal Register.

June 21, 2012

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is partnering with Clairol Natural Instincts as the brand’s new celebrity ambassador.

June 21, 2012

Retailers remain bullish on the As Seen On TV category. “Almost every As Seen On TV product outperforms other product categories in drug stores,” said AJ Khubani, CEO of TeleBrands.

June 21, 2012

American consumers still are spending on their pets. The American Pet Products Association estimated that consumers will spend nearly $53 billion on their pets this year, an increase of nearly 4% over 2011 spending.


June 21, 2012

With more than half of U.S. online shoppers buying beauty and personal care products online, beauty brands and retailers must embrace multichannel marketing in order to succeed and reach consumers where they are, according to a new study by A.T. Kearney and its Global Consumer Institute.


June 21, 2012

Eye care supplements have become a big growth driver within eye care sets, and for good reason — baby boomers aren’t getting any younger and they plan to see their great grandkids play in the sandbox someday, so eye health is paramount. 


June 21, 2012

Whether women are sporting poker-straight hair, rocking sexy beach waves or perfecting soft, elegant curls, it typically requires several styling products to achieve the look and lock it in place.

June 21, 2012

Sales of hand and body lotions have been lackluster in the mass market, but manufacturers are looking to jazz up the segment through innovative formulas that go beyond simply hydrating dry skin.


June 21, 2012

Attention beauty brands looking to target today’s teens and tweens! The beauty youth market shows signs of stabilization.