Biotone introduces Facial Therapy Massage Creme
CINCINNATI Biotone, a manufacturer of massage oils, cremes, lotions, gels and spa body treatments, has introduced Facial Therapy Massage Creme with Bio-Firming Complex to smooth, tone and firm the face and neck.
It contains CoQ10 to help increase collagen and elastin and help repair damaged skin, Vitamin K to help reduce the appearance of tiny veins and Vitamin C to help minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It also features botanicals of White Peach, Pineapple Enzyme, Quince and Mango Mandarin.
The product is pH balanced, non-comedogenic and is for use on all skin types. It is priced at $14.75 for six ounces and $34.75 for 16 ounces.
NACDS’ Industry Profile finds that front-end sales contribute significantly to overall sales
ALEXANDRIA, Va. With the release of its 2007 Chain Pharmacy Industry Profile, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced that front-end merchandise is contributing significantly to the overall sales of the industry.
While prescription drugs continue to be the largest category of community pharmacy industry sales, front-end merchandise contributed a substantial portion of total sales. Traditional chain drug store sales totaled $145 billion in 2006, with front-end sales totaling nearly $42 billion, or 29 percent.
OTC medications comprised 6.1 percent of front-end merchandise sales in traditional chain drug stores, as many products that were once prescription-only are now available over the counter, marking a shift from third-party payers to consumers and returning the pricing power to the retailer. This was followed by groceries/consumables at 5.2 percent, general merchandise at 4.9 percent, toiletries at 4.2 percent, non-edible consumables at 3.3 percent, packaged alcohol at 1.5 percent and vitamins/minerals at 1.2 percent.
Acca Kappa unveils triple cold-milled soaps
NEW YORK Acca Kappa, the Italian bath and body line, has introduced its collection of triple cold-milled soaps.
The all-natural soaps are formulated with vegetable-based ingredients. They join the company’s portfolio of soaps and shampoos, brushes and combs, bath foams, spa oils and bath accessories.
The new soaps are available in nine different scents: sandalwood, olive oil, avocado, rose, lavender, white moss, fig, magnolia and pear. They retail for $9 each.