June 26, 2011

Splash Guard is showing retailers the Lil Rinser, a soft, form-fitting device designed to fit over a child’s ears and forehead and keep shampoo, suds and soapy water from getting to the eyes, ears noses or mouths.

June 24, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve an investigative painkiller made by Pfizer, the drug maker said Friday.

June 23, 2011

Walmart is working with Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program to create a new initiative that offers free dental screenings and oral health education to children in need living in the Dallas area.

June 22, 2011

Baby food brand Beech-Nut announced that its new facility has earned LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and the Green Building Certification Institute.

June 22, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a medication designed to treat acute and chronic moderate to severe pain, where the use of an opioid analgesic is suitable.

June 22, 2011

A company best known for keeping credit scores on consumers is planning to rate their medication adherence as well, according to published reports.

June 21, 2011

L'Oréal USA said it will utilize Apple's new mobile advertising platform for its upcoming L'Oréal Paris campaign.

June 21, 2011

Planters is bringing back its peanut butter business, according to published reports.

June 21, 2011

Private-label sales across all three major retail channels reached new heights in 2010, according to the Private Label Manufacturers Association.

June 21, 2011

Winn-Dixie has filed suit against Dolgencorp, the parent company of Dollar General. The grocer confirmed that the suit was filed because Dolgencorp “knowingly violates legal, noncompete provisions of Winn-Dixie leases in shopping centers in which both businesses operate,” Winn-Dixie told the Jacksonville Business Journal in an email.

June 21, 2011

Walgreens on Tuesday announced the company no longer will participate in the Express Scripts network beginning Jan. 1, 2012, citing unsuccessful renewal negotiations.

June 20, 2011

Colgate-Palmolive has completed its acquisition of a personal care brand from Unilever for about $952 million.

June 20, 2011

ESI Cases and Accessories is encouraging consumers to get a whiff of the company's Jelly Belly candy-scented smartphone and accessories cases.

June 20, 2011

A panel of Food and Drug Administration experts has recommended approval of an investigational biotech drug made by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals for eye diseases.

June 20, 2011

A shift in consumers’ shopping behavior to one that is focused on value, coupled with a desire to escape everyday stresses, likely helped drive the growth of bath and body scrubbers/massagers.


June 20, 2011

It may have a goofy name, but start-up website HellaWella, HellaWella.com, 
is serious about promoting healthy living and all the good stuff that goes with it.

June 20, 2011

The energy shot market is dominated by Living Essentials, which fields the most recognized shot — 5-Hour Energy, the shot you take to avoid that “2:30 feeling.”

June 20, 2011

Hyland’s will attempt to parlay its success across its 4 Kids line of homeopathic solutions into the adult section with its recent launch of the Hyland’s Defend line.

June 20, 2011

Judging by many makeup looks on the runways of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011 in New York, it was evident that lipstick was going to be in the shopping basket of many beauty mavens. That has proven to be the case.


June 20, 2011

Mylan has scored a victory in its efforts to make a generic version of a Teva drug for multiple sclerosis.

June 20, 2011

What do you get when you cross-pollinate a grocery store, Bed Bath & Beyond and a pharmacy retailer? Prime Essentials Rx. Residents of New York’s Tribeca neighborhood now can check out the new one-stop shop located on Leonard Street and Broadway.

June 20, 2011

The booming healthcare market, which is expected to reach 19.6% of gross domestic product by 2019, is driving a surge of activity from companies looking to develop new products and services to bolster profits and create more convenient patient care, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute. 


June 20, 2011

Retailers and small- to mid-sized brand marketers shouldn’t be quick to dismiss social media as an effective avenue to communicate with consumers versus traditional media outreach like TV and radio. That was a key takeaway of a recent survey conducted on behalf of marketing/public relations firm Robin Leedy & Associates.


June 20, 2011

A new study recently estimated that 5.9 million children in the United States suffer from a food allergy.