January 6, 2011

Procter & Gamble and popular NFL broadcaster John Madden will be generating exposure for the Prilosec OTC brand with P&G’s sponsorship of the second annual Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award, presented by Prilosec OTC. Voting started Thursday morning.

January 6, 2011

PepsiCo is extending its SoBe brand with a new line of zero-calorie beverages.

January 5, 2011

NEW YORK — Coty’s Sally Hansen brand is looking to take the nail category to a new level with its Salon Effects real nail polish strips.


The strips offer DBP, toluene and formaldehyde-free nail looks that have no dry time and promise to last up to 10 days. Users simply peel, apply, file and go. The strips can be removed with nail polish remover. Each kit, priced at $9.99, includes 16 nail polish strips, a cuticle stick, mini file/buffer and instructions.


The collection includes Simply neons, High-Shine metallics and High-Fashion patterns.

January 5, 2011

NEW YORK — The first of the baby boomers will be celebrating their 65th birthdays this year, and that means more pills. That may help explain why sales of liquid vitamins are up. Joint Juice recently answered that call with the launch of its Joint Juice Easy Shot supplement, which affords a full day’s supply of glucosamine plus chondroitin, vitamin D3 and vitamin C for those consumers looking for a pill alternative.

 

January 5, 2011

NEW YORK — A shift in consumer shopping is helping to fuel sales of women’s fragrances at mass.


“Consumers are shifting their fragrance purchasing from high-end channels, such as department stores, to more mass-market channels, such as drug stores and supermarkets/hypermarkets,” stated research firm Euromonitor International. “While department stores have suffered a drop in foot traffic during the recession, store formats such as supermarkets/hypermarkets and mass merchandisers selling necessities have seen steady traffic levels.”


January 5, 2011

NEW YORK — Retailers who stick with proven characters should see the strongest sell-through in the toy category. Charles Riotto, president of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association, said that, in addition to value, consumers want evergreen licenses to carry the assurance of quality that consumers desire in this economy.


Disney Princesses remained strong and got a boost from the recent release of “Tangled.” 
“Toy Story 3,” “Cars” and “Thomas the Tank Engine” 
are still huge.


January 5, 2011

NEW YORK — When one thinks of holiday shopping in New York, often Macy’s and Fifth Avenue are the first to come to mind. But the tented holiday markets sprinkled throughout the city during the holiday season are not to be underestimated. Located in such prime spots as Union Square and Columbus Circle, these makeshift shopping villages house snacks and sweets, arts and crafts, and much more. Drug Store News recently visited the tents in Union Square to unearth some of the more interesting items that easily could find a home on the shelf at mass:

January 5, 2011

WHITESTONE, N.Y. — Business mogul, real-estate developer on a colossal scale with an ego to match, reality TV star, highest of the high-profile billionaires. Could Donald Trump’s next big role be president of the United States?


More importantly, would Trump the president be good for the country and, more specifically, for retail and wholesale pharmacy?


January 5, 2011

WHITESTONE, N.Y. — Call him “Stewie Rah Rah.” He doesn’t mind. Stewart Rahr, the man in the bright yellow sunglasses who led Kinray to become the nation’s top independently owned pharmaceutical wholesaler, soon will have more time for his other interests.

January 5, 2011

NEW YORK — Macy’s stepped up its approach to holiday shopping this season with its first-ever grab-and-go “Gift Shops.” In 400 Macy’s stores nationwide, new main floor Gift Shops offered a one-stop gifting destination featuring limited-edition gifts exclusive to Macy’s, including ready-to-gift techie gadgets, apparel, accessories, beauty finds and chic home goods.


January 5, 2011

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. — When you get north of Syracuse, N.Y., you enter a special part of Retail Pharmacy America known as “Kinney Country,” where people know their neighbors and everybody knows their neighborhood drug store.


January 5, 2011

A generic version of the world’s top-selling cholesterol treatment is expected to hit the market this year, but the branded version’s manufacturer is trying to put the brakes on the launch, according to media reports.

January 5, 2011

Supplier News — Pampers is looking to provide new resources and support for Latina moms and their babies through its latest initiative. The company announced the creation of the Madrinas Network, which will offer moms the opportunity to opt-in to receive tips and information on their baby’s development through a mobile messaging platform, and to join the Pampers Madrinas network at 
Facebook.com/PampersLatino.



January 5, 2011

Coty's Sally Hansen brand is looking to perfect pouts this year with several new lip products.

January 5, 2011

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. — New Business Solutions recently introduced its Product Protection System, a loss-prevention shelving solution. The new shelving unit helps thwart professional shoplifting groups by eliminating the ability to sweep a shelf by dumping an entire shelf of merchandise into a duffel bag at once.


January 5, 2011

NEW YORK — In a slew of interviews in recent months with ABC News, Fox News, CNN and even the BBC, Donald Trump has made no secret of the fact that he’s seriously considering a presidential bid in 2012.


In an interview with ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos, Trump described himself as a Republican, and said that if he decided to run, it would be as a Republican. He added, “I’m going to make a decision probably by June.”

January 5, 2011

Wegmans Food Markets on Tuesday started recruitment for its new Northborough, Mass., store, the company’s first New England location that is set to open in October. The Northborough store will employ approximately 600 people, 550 of whom will be hired locally.

January 4, 2011

The magazine of the American Diabetes Association has released its annual consumer guide in its January issue.

January 4, 2011

Gaiam's home video license agreement with the Travel Channel is being extended with the DVD release of "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" Collection 4, Part 2 and "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" Collection 5, Part 2.

January 4, 2011

It seems that Americans' everyday items are getting a little smaller.

January 4, 2011

As it celebrates the sale of its 100 millionth digital camera this year, Kodak is expanding its EasyShare portfolio.

January 4, 2011

Kodak's popular wireless frame with its own e-mail address is keeping up with the times.

January 4, 2011

Marcal's Small Steps, a line of paper products that is made from 100% recyclable paper, is ready to salute those making environmental differences in their communities.

January 3, 2011

Reckitt Benckiser on Monday supplemented its Mucinex and Delsym cough-cold portfolio with the addition of Cepacol from Combe.