November 15, 2011

Family Dollar is expanding into California for the first time with the opening of four new stores in Ontario, Rialto, Riverside and Fontana.

November 3, 2011

Walt Disney Studios has expanded its lineup of "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" videos.

October 17, 2011

ConAgra Foods announced that "Top Chef" contestant Ryan Scott has earned a title whereby he will promote an exclusive line of Healthy Choice items.

October 5, 2011

In an effort to encourage Americans to cook low-cost, heart-healthy meals at home, the charitable arm of Walmart and the American Heart Association have partnered on a new initiative.

September 29, 2011

Pampers has introduced an improved line of Pampers Cruisers with 3-Way Fit that feature characters from "Sesame Street."

September 28, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has tapped "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley to be the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual Foundation Dinner on Nov. 29 in New York.

September 28, 2011

Ultimark Products has tapped actress Jennie Garth to be the new face of its Porcelana line of skin care products, which is sold in such retailers as Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart and Kmart.

September 26, 2011

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release the latest “Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!” DVD on Jan. 3, 2012.

September 21, 2011

Sales of cosmetics and toiletries through alternate channels have soared, growing by nearly $1 billion since 2005, according to consulting and research firm Kline & Co., and more double-digit growth is expected as consumers increasingly opt for the convenience of at-home shopping to meet their beauty needs.

September 14, 2011

ConAgra Foods brand Healthy Choice has enlisted Bravo's competitive cooking reality show "Top Chef" to launch its latest line of frozen entrées.

September 14, 2011

Kleenex has debuted a new facial tissue designed to cool a sore nose on contact.

September 8, 2011

Ben & Jerry's and Broadway Video Enterprises have developed a limited-edition flavor that salutes the talents of sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live."

September 6, 2011

Latinos spend more than any other population segment on laundry and household cleaning supplies, according to the latest market research from Packaged Facts.

August 3, 2011

Are you ready to ruuuuuumble?! "Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper recently placed a diet aid opposite former "Biggest Loser" trainer Jillian Michaels on weight-loss shelves in what could become the battle royale of media-savvy weight-loss specialists.

July 20, 2011

The Partnership for a Healthier America, together with First Lady Michelle Obama, on Wednesday afternoon hosted a press conference announcing that leading grocery retailers have committed to bring healthy, affordable food to nearly 10 million people over the next five years in the form of new and expanded stores in areas that desperately need them.

July 13, 2011

H-E-B on Tuesday signed celebrity Jennette McCurdy, co-star of Nickelodeon’s iCarly, to star in its new Gear Up for Back-to-School ad campaign. The campaign launches July 13 and runs through Aug. 31.

July 12, 2011

Despite the common perception that kids are always reluctant to eat their greens, a new survey by Midwest retailer Meijer found that almost 6-in-10 adults don’t think they’re eating enough fruits and vegetables, while kids seem to be eating enough.

June 21, 2011

Back-to-college merchandise is big business. “College students are starting to represent the most important segment of the back-to-school market,” said Perry James, an analyst with the NPD Group. The segment has grown, Perry said, since the weak job market has caused many college seniors to extend their education through graduate school.

June 20, 2011

It’s like if KITT, the talking car on the 80s TV hit “Knight Rider,” consulted Hasselhoff about his excessive drinking while the two used advanced automotive and information-based technology to fight crime — and improve health outcomes.

June 15, 2011

Sunbow officially unveiled at a press event in New York on Wednesday its new line of sun care products specially designed for children.

June 14, 2011

New findings released Tuesday as part of the Trojan U.S. Sex Census revealed the average adult has sex 120 times a year (2.3 times per week), with more people in the Northeast reporting having sex more than any other U.S. region, averaging 130 times per year (2.5 times per week).

June 7, 2011

An annual charity event hosted by retailer H-E-B this week raised more than $5.3 million to benefit 200 Texas nonprofit organizations.

June 6, 2011

Almost 15 years after its debut, the original singing bird clock is being relaunched by Mark Feldstein & Associates, the company announced.

May 31, 2011

The House of Representatives last week passed the FY2012 Defense Authorization bill by a vote of 322 to 96. The bill includes a small increase in the Tricare Prime fee, the American Society of Military Comptrollers noted in a statement, but caps future increases at no more than the cost-of-living adjustment.