Britain’s Champneys comes to U.S. with new bath, body collection at Target
NEW YORK — Champneys, a spa established in 1925, now has brought its 90-year heritage in health and beauty stateside with the introduction of a line of bath and body products at Target in March.
The collections within the Spa Indulgence and Spa Treatments were developed to help deliver the holistic benefits of visiting a Champneys Spa.
“The quality of the Champneys Spa collection is unmistakable; each and every product reflects the remarkable expertise of our therapists. With our massage therapists so intricately involved in the development of the collection, we’ve been able to create bath and body products that truly deliver the luxury spa experience to the mass market,” stated Jo Parker, Champneys Group Spa director.
The Spa Indulgence collection is comprised of three collections: Oriental Opulence, Mediterranean Bliss and Exotic Retreat.
The Spa Treatments collection is used by the therapists at Champneys Spas. They boast restorative properties and include a variety of fragrances, as well as a range of hand and foot products.
Launched in partnership with Boots, a U.K. health and beauty brand, Champneys products became available in Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com and ShopBootsUSA.com, starting in March. Prices range from $7.99 to $12.99.
House to consider PDUFA bill
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives will be debating H.R. 5651 Wednesday afternoon — a bill that, if passed, will reauthorize the Prescription Drug User Fee Act.
The Senate passed a similar measure last week by a vote of 96-to-1 with three senators not voting.
John Gay, VP government affairs for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, noted that swift action is needed to ensure the reauthorization is finalized before the current authorization expires at the end of September. “We encourage House leadership to act soon to reconcile this legislation with the version passed by the Senate, so that this crucial bill is enacted before autumn,” Gay said. CHPA sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging the swift reauthorization of the bill earlier Wednesday.
Stop & Shop, Giant-Carlisle offer pet medications
QUINCY, Mass. — Two supermarket chains owned by Royal Ahold are dispensing prescription pet drugs at their stores, they said Wednesday.
Stop & Shop announced Wednesday a new pet medications program, which it is offering under a partnership with pet pharmacy PetCareRx. The program includes three popular prescription drugs for pets that had previously only been available from veterinarians and online vet pharmacy providers, including Heartguard Plus, Rimadyl and Frontline Plus. If customers can’t fill drugs at a local store, the pharmacist will work with PetCareRx to fill and ship the drug directly to their home address within two or three days.
Another Ahold chain, Giant-Carlisle, is offering a similar program, also under a partnership with PetCareRx.
"At Stop & Shop, we recognize that pets are members of the family, and their health and well-being are of great importance to our customers," Stop & Shop New England division public and community relations manager Suzi Robinson said. "We’re pleased to offer this great convenience for shoppers to pick up prescriptions for their pets when they pick up prescriptions for others in their family."