March 10, 2015

There was a $1.1 billion gain in OTC sales between 2013 and 2014, according to data culled from IRI, some $500 million of which can be attributed to an increase in sales across all cough-cold/allergy/sinus products and an approximate $300 million to a rise in digestive sales. 

March 10, 2015

Quaker Oats will bring a new solution to consumers who say they’re too short on time to squeeze eating breakfast into their morning routine.

 

March 10, 2015

Teva Pharmaceuticals will sell its Sellersville, Penn., facility to G&W Labs. According to Teva, the move supports its mission of streamlining operations by reducing excess manufacturing capacity.

March 9, 2015

Apple on Monday better enabled medical research with the launch of open source software framework ResearchKit. 

March 9, 2015

Cracker Jack, a brand from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, will add Chocolate Peanut Butter Flavored Popcorn to its roster of products. 

March 9, 2015

Infirst Healthcare last week picked up the marketing rights to Mylanta and Mylicon from McNeil Consumer. 

March 9, 2015

Robert Simpson, Jr. will retire as president and COO of Jelly Belly Candy Co. on March 31 after 15 years at the helm, the company said. Waiting in the wings to fill the position will be Lisa Rowland Brasher.

March 9, 2015

Despite a large amount of hype, most consumers interested in wearable technology are not currently planning to buy an Apple Watch when it becomes available.

March 6, 2015

Rickland Orchards, a brand from B&G Foods, is launching a line of CLVR bars that blends such ingredients as super fruits, grains, seeds and nuts with coconut sugar. 

March 6, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration approved Zarxio, making it the first approved biosimilar product in the United States.

March 6, 2015

Procter and Gamble’s Fabric Care division is incorporating an HE Turbo Clean formula to help consumers get the best results from high-efficiency washing machines. 

March 6, 2015

Consumers can enter springtime with some extra pep in their step thanks to added varieties from Red Bull's Editions beverages. 

March 5, 2015

AmerisourceBergen stockholders have elected 10 directors to serve for a one-year term.

March 5, 2015

DSN senior editor Antoinette Alexander examines in-depth sales activity in the men's grooming and oral care categories, including the latest trends, in this multi-page report.

March 5, 2015

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the greeting card category, highlighting new products that are shaking up the general merchandise aisle.

March 5, 2015

IRI to integrate its national consumer panel data and point-of-sale transaction data with Kantar Shopcom's retail purchase transaction loyalty card data to help advertisers measure consumer touchpoints.

March 5, 2015

Jolen has created a new three-part system to remove unwanted facial hair.

March 5, 2015

McKesson Care Management has been recognized for its processes, quality program and reporting, and care management electronic capture system.

March 5, 2015

Parfums de Coeur embraces new name as it sets its sights on evolving into a major beauty and personal care platform.

March 5, 2015

Gelato and sorbetto brand Talenti is bringing to consumers seven new flavors that provide a contemporary twist on traditional desserts. 

 

March 4, 2015

Almost half of all circular ads in support of a digestive remedy promote an antacid tablet. 

March 4, 2015

Bee Bald is on a mission to help men up their grooming game. The company recently broadened its product portfolio with the new Smooth Plus with SPF 30, which joins a full lineup of men’s grooming products.

March 4, 2015

For most categories, circular promotions touting price only are the most prevalent form of advertising, as opposed to a percent off or another savings incentive. That’s not the case in the supplement segment, where buy-one-get-one offers represent 58.5% of all circular ads as compared with 21.2% of price-only promotions.

March 4, 2015

According to ECRM’s analysis of circular retail promotions for allergy, Chattem emerged as the leading advertiser of allergy remedies.