July 12, 2012

Walgreens recently upgraded its general lighting across 80% of the chain's nationwide locations, thanks to a partnership with GE Lighting.

June 20, 2012

Philips Avent has expanded its bottle portfolio to include a new product that is designed to replicate natural feeding.

May 24, 2012

Energizer showcased its new line of portable chargers earlier this month at the International CTIA Wireless Conference's MobileFocus event in New Orleans.

April 25, 2012

World Centric, which creates compostable products made from plants, not petroleum, has launched a line of compostable toothpastes and travel cases.

April 13, 2012

A new device designed to offer home climate and aroma control has hit the market. New Honeywell with Febreze Freshness Cool and Refresh fan brings together Honeywell’s ability to circulate indoor air while utilizing Febreze Set & Refresh scent cartridges that are designed to eliminate odors, Honeywell said.

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.

February 15, 2012

Thinq on Wednesday announced the relaunch of its line of Thinq ready-to-drink beverages, now available in a 12-oz. Rexam Sleek can as its primary package.

January 25, 2012

Portable power is the growth area of the battery category. While sales of alkaline batteries remain challenged, rechargeable batteries and chargers are becoming a bigger part of the category.

December 5, 2011

Alkaline batteries are showing tepid growth, and experts expect sales to plunge as much as 3% as fierce competition among manufacturers continues to pressure pricing. More devices are using built-in rechargeable battery systems — another trend hurting primary battery sales.


November 29, 2011

Maxell has introduced a rechargeable lithium ion battery designed to operate in low temperatures, the company said.

September 14, 2011

A new partnership between Safe Kids USA and Energizer will share information with parents and caregivers about the potential risks of children swallowing coin lithium batteries.

August 15, 2011

The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania recently recognized Weis Markets for its commitment to recycling and its innovative program to recycle waxed cardboard used to ship and store fresh vegetables and meats, the grocer announced Monday.

July 21, 2011

Jones Soda has partnered with a lifestyle brand to create a collection of limited-edition glass bottles.

July 19, 2011

PepsiCo's Canada operations has introduced its first soft drink bottle made from 100% recycled PET plastic.

July 13, 2011

PepsiCo Beverages Canada has introduced the 7UP EcoGreen bottle, Canada's — and North America's — first soft drink bottle made from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, plastic, the company reported Wednesday.

June 30, 2011

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June 21, 2011

Royal Philips Electronics has added the EnduraLED A21 17-watt bulb to its lineup of LED bulbs. The new bulb is designed to replace the 75-watt incandescent bulb while reducing energy consumption by 80% and lasting 25 times longer.

June 21, 2011

Pampers has introduced Prints, a limited-edition diaper line with designs that include floral and polka dot prints for girls, and argyle and toy car prints for boys. The diapers are available through the summer in sizes 1 through 4.

June 2, 2011

Shaw’s Supermarkets announced that its Massachusetts stores have received supermarket recycling program certification from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

May 31, 2011

Cool Gear has introduced a new set of reusable water bottles, cups and food containers that are designed to keep food and drinks chilled for a long period of time.

May 16, 2011

Philips is slated to launch a new LED light bulb, which will premiere at the LightFair International trade show.

May 12, 2011

Talenti has expanded its lineup of gelato flavors and has updated its product packaging with recyclable screw–on lids for all flavors.

May 10, 2011

Heinz has given a nod to the past by packaging its ketchup in classic glass bottles.

April 27, 2011

Procter & Gamble’s Pantene hair care brand has started producing its new shampoo and conditioner bottles made primarily from plant-based plastic.