Kimberly-Clark introduces DentaBurst teeth cleaning system
ROSWELL, Ga. Kimberly-Clark has announced the launch of its new DentaBurst Freshening Teeth Cleaners for clean teeth and fresh breath on the go.
According to the company, unlike mints or gum, DentaBurst removes plaque from the surfaces of the teeth. Each DentaBurst is individually wrapped and smaller than a credit card for a convenient way to clean teeth and freshen breath anytime, anywhere. It is debuting in a 12-pack with a selection of contemporary package designs. It is available in mint or cinnamon flavors.
DentaBurst is merchandised in the dental aisle and now is available at Target, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and several grocery stores.
Alberto-Culver posts record Q1 sales
MELROSE PARK, Ill. Alberto-Culver, whose brands include TRESemme, Alberto VO5, Nexxus and St. Ives, posted record sales and earnings results for the first quarter thanks, in part, to solid growth of its Nexxus and TRESemme brands.
Net sales for the quarter increased 14.1 percent to $400.7 million from $351.1 million in the prior year.
Pre-tax income from continuing operations increased to $43.5 million from a loss of $1.3 million in the year-ago period. Excluding restructuring and other expenses of $4.8 million in the current quarter and $31.4 million in the prior year quarter, pre-tax earnings from continuing operations rose 60.5 percent to $48.3 million versus $30.1 million in the year-ago period.
The company also announced that the board of directors has increased the regularly quarterly cash dividend by 18.2 percent to 6.5 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on Feb. 20 to shareholders of record on Feb. 4.
Boots’ Waters to step down in February
STAMFORD, Conn. Boots Retail International has announced that Martin Waters, the company’s chief executive officer, will resign Feb. 14.
Once his term is complete, Waters is expected to take a new post in the United States, according to Boots. However, details were not disclosed.
A successor has not yet been named, but in the interim Kevan Quantock will continue to lead the Boots team in North America. Quantock has more than 15 years of experience with Boots, playing an integral role in the company’s international development over the last eight years. When introducing Boots to the United States, he was instrumental in establishing commercial and trade relationships with both Target and CVS.
Boots earlier this week announced the launch of its No7 skin care line for men.