December 7, 2010

NEW YORK — Sagging, the practice of letting one’s pants hang slightly below the waist in a way that exposes the underwear, is a fashion trend that has inspired heated debate of a sort unseen since the mink stole, pitting supporters of free expression against those who see it as indecent exposure. Like fur, it likely will stick around for some time, so inventor Andrew Lewis has taken the pragmatic route with Subs, launched by Hatch Ventures.

December 7, 2010

WINTER PARK, Fla. — Recent live demonstrations at 51 select drug stores nationwide proved successful for Colgate-Palmolive’s Colgate Total brand, according to promotional and marketing company Cosmetic Promotions.


December 7, 2010

NEW YORK — Portion control is a hot topic as more Americans strive to maintain good nutritional habits. Yet knowing how much food to serve is often a challenge. The Measure Up Bowl, a portion-control tool that allows consumers to measure portions inside a bowl without the need for measuring cups and scales, is a great solution to the challenge. 


December 7, 2010

NEW YORK — Last year, the big question on every­one’s mind was: How many brands can actually thrive in what has become a cluttered antacid shelf? Because just exactly how many heartburn sufferers are there?


December 7, 2010

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club promises to be an even more formidable competitor in the health-and-wellness space in the years ahead, judging from the strategic priorities now in place as part of a broad-based strategy known as Project Portfolio.


December 6, 2010

Kashi is boosting its sustainability efforts by reducing the packages of its products by as much as 12.4%.

November 30, 2010

The Senate on Tuesday afforded the Food and Drug Administration new powers in regulating food, according to published reports, with the passing of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 73-25 (with two abstentions).

November 22, 2010

One of the largest food and beverage makers in the world appointed a 17-year company...

November 22, 2010

PepsiCo appointed a 17-year company veteran to a new post ...

November 21, 2010

Lifestyle Foods is helping consumers curb their daily calorie intake without sacrificing taste....

November 18, 2010

Regional supermarket chain Fresh & Easy has kicked off its in-store food drive for the...

November 17, 2010

Food is the most important aspect of the holiday season and unites families, according to...

November 15, 2010

Today, American consumers are more focused on the foods they eat. They read labels. They understand the importance of fiber and whole grains. They know the difference between good and bad fats.

November 15, 2010

Now that more drug stores have moved into the grocery business, consumers are gaining more convenient access to food.

As a result, drug stores, which have always been synonymous with health and wellness, also have a tremendous opportunity to meet the nutrition needs of time-starved shoppers by stocking their shelves with healthier foods.

Food manufacturers, like Kellogg, see an opportunity for retail pharmacies to help reinvent the way groceries are merchandised to shoppers and help consumers make better decisions when buying food.

November 15, 2010

You’ve heard it before, and it’s true: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

November 15, 2010

A natural pet food brand has been named the official dog food of an upcoming...

November 15, 2010

Should retail pharmacists tell their patients to eat a good breakfast?

A mountain of data showing the health benefits of a good breakfast — one that includes high-fiber foods like cereals and grains — point to an unequivocal answer: absolutely. Studies have proven that eating breakfast is closely linked to healthy body weights, improved mental alertness and physical performance. Plus, people who skip breakfast don’t make up for the missed nutrients later in the day.

November 15, 2010

Families count on cereal for convenient, affordable nutrition. Quickly prepared or eaten on the go, cereal is a convenient breakfast option for today’s busy families that also provides important nutrients. Studies have proven that eating breakfast is closely linked to healthy body weights, improved mental alertness and physical performance. Plus, people who skip breakfast don’t make up for the missed nutrients later in the day.

November 15, 2010

The Food Marketing Institute on Tuesday announced the appointment of Susan Borra as SVP communications...

November 14, 2010

Identigene last month officially unveiled its Identigene STD test kit, which tests for chlamydia and...

November 14, 2010

Honeycat Cosmetics is a line of bath and body products designed to appeal to that...

November 14, 2010

I was born the day after Thanksgiving. My mom tells me I wanted out the...

November 14, 2010

The men’s grooming segment continues to be an attractive category for manufacturers, and there is...

November 14, 2010

October was a pleasant surprise for retail and food services, as the advance estimates of...