February 6, 2015

There is a sharp spike in cough-cold promotion across retail circulars in the back-to-school season, according to an analysis of circular retail promotions provided by ECRM, as moms prepare their families for the inevitable season of sniffles and sneezes with the coming school year. 

 

February 5, 2015

There is a sharp spike in cough-cold promotion across retail circulars in the back-to-school season, according to an analysis of circular retail promotions provided by ECRM, as moms prepare their families for the inevitable season of sniffles and sneezes with the coming school year.

February 5, 2015

So far it looks like the 2014-15 cough-cold season is off to a strong start, as total cold/allergy/sinus dollar sales from August through December 2014 increased 8.5% over the same period in 2013, according to Competitive Promotion Report.

January 21, 2015

Lysol, a Reckitt Benckiser brand, has developed a fun guide of common germ alter egos.

January 7, 2015

Three supplement categories are really helping to drive the business today.

December 12, 2014

Beauty brand philosophy has announced the appointment of the inaugural seven hope and grace fund advisory board members who will provide critical input, leadership, and accountability to the fund.

December 11, 2014

The introduction of Chattem’s Nasacort 24HR in February was the big deal this year in the allergy space.

December 2, 2014

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced the introduction and availability of Buprenorphine Hydrochloride and Naloxone Hydrochloride Dihydrate Sublingual Tablets, CIII.

October 29, 2014

Consumers want to know: do disinfectant products like Reckitt Benckiser's Lysol or Clorox protect against the Ebola virus?

October 7, 2014

Coty and Chanel announced that Coty has submitted a binding offer to acquire the Bourjois cosmetics brand from Chanel for 15 million Class A Coty shares. Chanel has agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations.

September 29, 2014

Coty announced on Monday that CEO Michele Scannavini has stepped down from his role at the company and resigned from Coty's board for personal reasons.

September 26, 2014

Coty announced on Friday that recording artist and actress Demi Lovato is joining N.Y.C. New York Color as its first-ever global brand ambassador.

September 15, 2014

The Female Health Co. on Monday announced that Martin Tayler will join the company's management team as EVP global operations. 

September 2, 2014

Beauty company Coty Inc. had a “challenging year” in fiscal 2014 as net revenues declined because of pressure on its nail business and fierce competition from rivals. However, the company is starting to see the first sign of a turnaround in its nail business thanks to the new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel.

August 20, 2014

Reckitt Benckiser recently extended its Mucinex brand into the allergy set with the appropriately named Mucinex Allergy.

August 20, 2014

Reckitt Benckiser this season extended its line of popular Mucinex Fast-Max products, which provide multi-symptom relief, to include a product for nighttime cold-and-flu relief in both liquid and tablet form, taking on Procter & Gamble’s NyQuil franchise.

August 19, 2014

"The consumer healthcare market has experienced a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions in recent years. Some of this has created small ripples — like pebbles being gently tossed into still waters. Then there are the mega-mergers that have had a tsunami-like effect," writes Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group VP, in his latest blog entry.

July 28, 2014

Reckitt Benckiser announced the company will be looking to spin off its pharma business in the next 12 months. 

 

July 10, 2014

Overall, the intimacy health category generated more than $870 million in sales, trending up in the low single-digits. Sales of condoms, the largest piece of the business, totaled $380.7 million across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended April 20, and was down slightly by 1.8%. The growth is coming out of the personal lubricant ($213.4 million, up 2.9%) and emergency contraceptive ($253.2 million, up 12.3%) sectors.

July 7, 2014

DSN recently talked Coty’s chief scientific officer Ralph Macchio about the company's new, state-of-the-art research and development facility in Morris Plains, N.J., for testing new products in nail, skin and hair.

May 15, 2014

The VMS and diet aid/sports nutrition markets together command $11.9 billion in total retail sales, excluding specialty channels, and is growing at a steady clip.

May 14, 2014

Coty announced on Wednesday that its third-quarter net revenues returned to growth, with increases in fragrances and skin and body care during the quarter.

May 13, 2014

Nielsen last week named the U.S. Breakthrough Innovation Winners for 2014, recognizing products introduced in 2012 that have "met the standards for distinctiveness, relevance and endurance."