March 9, 2012

Unilever has introduced the U.K. facial skin care brand, Simple, to the U.S. market with the launch of Simple Sensitive Skin Experts. The collection is touted as the only mass facial skin care line specifically for those with sensitive skin.

March 9, 2012

Kids Line last week debuted a complete line of humidifiers featuring Disney characters at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS.

March 9, 2012

Case-Mate has introduced a new line of iPad cases.

March 9, 2012

Pasta Prima has introduced a superfood ravioli.

March 9, 2012

Drug stores are cautiously expanding their consumer electronics selections. MP3 players, digital cameras and pre-paid mobile phones are finding a place beside the more traditional mix of handheld tape players and clock radios in the channel.

March 9, 2012

Longhorne, Pa.-based Scrips America launched a new children's fever reducer at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS called Children's RapiMed.

March 8, 2012

Innovation is helping to bolster sales of power toothbrushes. According to SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago-based market research firm, sales of power toothbrushes rose more than 3% during the 52 weeks ended Jan. 22 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


March 8, 2012

The market for drugs to treat diabetes — especially Type 2 diabetes — has shown quite a bit of activity lately.

March 8, 2012

A blood-glucose monitoring system created by Abbott has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration.

March 8, 2012

Hyland's has extended its Defend lineup of cough-cold products with a pair of adult cough syrups — Defend Cough & Cold and Defend Cough & Cold Night — last week at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS.

March 8, 2012

Jelly Belly has expanded its Gummi Pet line with a new addition.

March 8, 2012

Lifeway Foods is set to launch a trio of cultured frozen dairy treats.

March 8, 2012

M-Edge has launched a new line of protective cases for the latest Apple iPad.

March 8, 2012

Back pain is one of the leading reasons adults under the age of 45 years call in sick to work, second only to the common cold, according to the American Pain Foundation

March 8, 2012

Peeps is turning its marshmallow chicks into a new treat.

March 8, 2012

Portable oral care continues to be on the upswing, and it is likely that the segment will continue to experience growth as Americans age and take more medications and oral health conditions also rise.

March 8, 2012

Rechargeable batteries represent a growth area for retailers. A report from the Freedonia Group indicated that alkaline batteries remain the most prevalent type of primary battery, accounting for more than 70% of demand.

March 8, 2012

Molson Coors is slated to launch new beers in 2012, according to published reports.

March 8, 2012

Salon Grafix has launched its new Healthy Hair Nutrition product line, which consists of a conditioning cleanser and intensive hair repair masque. 


March 8, 2012

Jelly Belly has introduced a new line of jelly beans inspired by Snapple beverages.

March 8, 2012

An iPhone and iPad waterproofing solution that offers antimicrobial product protection has hit the market.

March 8, 2012

Within the past month, two Ohio-based traditional retailers announced plans to test-market automated retail vending machines.

March 8, 2012

Glamour magazine, in cooperation with technology partners SpyderLynk and Buck, set up in New York City a shoppable wall stocked with beauty products that enabled consumers to buy items using their mobile phones.


March 8, 2012

M&M’s brand has introduced 8-oz. standup pouches for two new flavors (mint dark chocolate and raspberry dark chocolate), as well as classic M&M’s. The suggested retail price is $2.99.