March 22, 2011

A clean-rinsing laundry detergent is launching a 52-week campaign in which opt-in fans and customers will receive a free, eco-friendly cleaning tip each week.

March 18, 2011

Crème of Nature, a brand by Colomer USA, has added a new fragrance of fresh floral and citrus notes to its shampoos and conditioners, which are preferred by 9-out-of-10 users, according to the company.

March 15, 2011

Hitting select mass retail locations in April is the new FX Wild Harvest Hydra Silk collection, which contains a blend of natural, wild ingredients harvested from different regions of the world to make hair shiny, thicker and fuller.

February 28, 2011

Freeman Beauty has launched for 2011 its new Pssssst instant dry shampoo for wavy or curly hair.

February 22, 2011

Kmart on Monday implemented a discounted offer on flu shots to those who have not yet been vaccinated.

February 18, 2011

Gojo Industries this past fall reacquired its Purell hand-sanitizer brand from Johnson & Johnson and is currently putting the pieces in place to reassume a category leadership role for waterless hand washing.


The endeavor is not without its challenges. Today, hand sanitizers are a highly commoditized category. And though sanitizers certainly benefited from increased awareness associated with last year’s H1N1 pandemic, that awareness didn’t translate into sales; the $100-million-plus category is down 35.4% in 2010, according to SymphonyIRI Group data. 


February 18, 2011

WAYNE, N.J. — IdeaVillage’s new EasyFeet is the latest introduction in the active foot care As Seen On TV category. The flip-flop-like product — called a car wash for the feet — has 10,000 soft-scrubbing bristles and a built-in pumice stone to clean feet and rub away dead, dry skin on the heels. Suction cups hold EasyFeet in place, so consumers can safely use the product on tub and shower surfaces.


EasyFeet ships in March and will retail for $9.99. Idea­Village EVP Ronald Boger called EasyFeet a “monster hit for 2011.”

January 19, 2011

Ethnic hair care brand SoftSheen-Carson, which is part of L’Oréal USA, is launching for the mass market in February its new Dark and Lovely Healthy-Gloss 5 relaxer and hair care system, which is positioned as the first hair care system to preserve and restore all five signs of healthy hair: moisture, shine, strength, softness and body.

January 11, 2011

Lornamead is bringing new innovation to hair care with its new Finesse Clean + Simple line, the first dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner developed for the mass market.

January 7, 2011

State health authorities in Colorado are promoting immunization to parents through a broad media campaign.

January 5, 2011

Procter & Gamble has tapped actress Shay Mitchell to be the new spokeswoman for its Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion collection.

January 5, 2011

Supplier News — EcoTools once again is joining forces with actress Alicia Silverstone to introduce for the spring the revamped eco-conscious cosmetic bag and brush collection set dubbed EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone. The collection, which will launch April 2011, will feature three additions and three revised sets, and will be available at Walmart, Target and Walgreens.


December 22, 2010

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 215-144 to wide industry aplomb.

December 22, 2010

Procter & Gamble has introduced its new Olay Professional Pro-X advanced cleansing system.

December 17, 2010

In a major alliance to foster preventive health in the United States, Walgreens has partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide free flu vaccinations to as many as 350,000 low-income and uninsured Americans.

December 7, 2010

Aubrey Organics, a maker of natural hair, skin and body care products, introduced in November new fragrances for its shave formula and glycogen protein balancing shampoo and conditioner.

December 3, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has set aside the week of Dec. 5 to observe this season's National Influenza Vaccination Week. The week-long emphasis on flu vaccination was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as foster greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.

December 3, 2010

United Supermarkets' family of stores is recognizing National Influenza Vaccination Week by offering customers a $20 flu vaccine special.

November 14, 2010

Elemental Herbs, a maker of organic, nature-based healing products, has developed the new Sun Stick...

November 14, 2010

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November 10, 2010

The Food Marketing Institute announced Wednesday the creation of the Center of Excellence for Food...

November 10, 2010

A new report from the Institute of Medicine applauded pharmacy's role in the public health...

November 8, 2010

Citi on Tuesday announced the launch of the Citi Flu Care card, a new corporate...

October 28, 2010

Six years after it sold its hand sanitizer brand, Gojo on Friday announced it reacquired...