February 17, 2012

Outside of TV land and around the country, going local isn’t just a punch line for an evening comedy show or even a peculiarity of the weekend farmers market. It’s an increasingly popular merchandising strategy for retail chains.


February 17, 2012

Beauty company Revlon posted a 4.5% sales gain in 2011, driven in part by its acquisition of Sinful Colors and higher sales of Revlon and Almay color cosmetics, and Revlon ColorSilk hair color.

February 17, 2012

A wet spring last year made for ideal allergen-
creating conditions heading into summer 2011 — the growth of ragweed and an increase in mold.

February 17, 2012

Clarinex (desloratadine), the next-generation prescription allergy remedy to the second-generation Claritin, is 1-of-3 blockbuster prescription medicines that may make the crossover from prescription-only to over-the-counter in the near future.

February 17, 2012

A member-owned cooperative serving the food industry has appointed a new leader.

February 17, 2012

DRS Health introduced a line of supplements with their doctors on the box, testament to the fact that almost 80% of all doctors recommend the use of supplements.

February 17, 2012

Men’s body grooming has grown in popularity, especially among the younger generation, resulting in growth in the men’s grooming/shaving scissors segment at mass.

February 16, 2012

Avery Brewing has tapped can manufacturer Ball to create unique packaging for Avery's brands.

February 16, 2012

Barq's is paying homage to its Gulf Coast heritage by introducing a new design on all of its products' packaging.

February 16, 2012

Fougera Pharmaceuticals has promoted Walt Kaczmarek to serve as the company's SVP commercial operations, the drug maker announced.

February 16, 2012

Insulet and LifeScan have entered a partnership through which the latter's OneTouch blood-glucose monitoring technology will be integrated into the former's OmniPod Personal Diabetes Manager.

February 16, 2012

Marley Coffee has inked a distribution agreement that will expands its line's availability on the East Coast, as well as in Hawaii.

February 16, 2012

Poor medication adherence is a national problem, but it can be particularly problematic among populations with low health literacy or limited English proficiency.

February 16, 2012

Mars Chocolate is putting its candy bars on a diet, according to published reports.

February 16, 2012

A study published in the November 2011 International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition demonstrated a nearly 5% reduction in “bad” low-density lipoprotein cholesterol when Pharmavite's CholestOff was added to the National Cholesterol Education Program therapeutic lifestyle changes diet, Pharmavite announced Wednesday.

February 15, 2012

Drug maker Biogen Idec plans to spend up to more than $560 million to buy a company developing treatments for organ failure.

February 15, 2012

Botanical Labs on Tuesday introduced its gluten-free line of liquid dietary supplements across its Wellesse line of liquid supplements — calcium/magnesium, vitamin D3, iron and B-complex — at the Celiac Disease Foundation's South Florida Chapter Gluten-Free Expo in West Palm Beach, Fla.

February 15, 2012

Fake versions of a cancer drug made by Roche's U.S. unit have entered the United States, the Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday.

February 15, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration will review a regulatory approval application from Pfizer for a drug to treat an extremely rare and fatal degenerative disease, Pfizer said Wednesday.

February 15, 2012

Fuse Science announced that one of its advisory board members has taken on a new role.

February 15, 2012

Freeman Beauty has acquired Eclos, a skin care line infused with plant stem cells that stimulate skin's own stem cells to enhance a more youthful look, and c. Booth, a collection of skin care and bath products.

February 15, 2012

Goody has announced the creation of its new ThickFix line of hair accessories for women with full, voluminous hair.

February 15, 2012

Graine de Vie is expanding its (seed) product portfolio with the February launch of its new (seed) body oils.

February 15, 2012

Kellogg's is fortifying its snacks business by purchasing Procter & Gamble's Pringles business for nearly $2.7 billion.