Laclede introduces Biotene anti-plaque toothpaste
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. Laclede, the makers of Biotene for dry mouth, has introduced Biotene PBF Plaque-Biofilm dissolving Toothpaste.
Plaque is a biofilm created by bacteria to hide within. If not controlled, plaque can lead to hard to remove tartar, excessive bacterial growth, tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.
Biotene PBF’s dissolves excessive plaque-biofilm, freshens breath longer and brings out the natural whiteness in teeth, according to the company. The toothpaste also contains Biotene’s LP3 salivary enzyme system to strengthen the natural antibacterial system found in saliva.
Biotene PBF Toothpaste, is sweetened with Xyitol to fight cavities and does not include any Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Biotene PBF Toothpaste is for anyone with excessive tartar, dry mouth or oral irritations.
Inter Parfums posts 31 percent gain in Q1
NEW YORK Inter Parfums, which manufacturers and distributes fragrances, cosmetics and personal care products, posted a U.S. sales gain of 31 percent during the first quarter, reflecting the strength of its specialty retail business.
Sales in the United States rose 31 percent to $12.6 million compared with $9.5 million in the year-ago period. Net sales for the company rose 45 percent to $123.2 million from $85.1 million. At a comparable foreign currency exchange rate, net sales were up 35 percent for the first quarter.
Net income rose 50 percent to $8.7 million, or 42 cents per share, compared with $5.8 million, 28 cents per share, in the year-ago period.
Jean Madar, chairman and chief executive officer, said the company continues to add new product, adapt existing ones and replenish stock for its specialty retail partners. At Brooks Brothers, the company is moving forward in the development of its initial line of new Brooks Brothers fragrance products for men and women, slated to launch in Brooks Brothers’ U.S. stores from the coming holiday season.
In addition, the company recently announced that it expanded its current relationship with Gap Inc. with the signing of a four-year licensing agreement for international distribution of personal care products through Gap and Banana Republic stores as well as select specialty and department stores outside the United States, including duty-free and other travel-related retailers. The agreement expires Dec. 31, 2011.
Gillette, MLB present Rookie of the Month award
BOSTON Procter & Gamble’s Gillette brand is partnering with Major League Baseball to present the MLB Rookie of the Month Award to the American League and National League top-performing rookie each month.
Baseball fans will have a voice in selecting the Rookie of the Month winners by voting online at www.mlb.com/gillette each month. Nominees are selected from all eligible players by pre-determined on-field statistical criteria. The online fan vote will represent 20 percent of the overall vote with the remaining votes coming from a team of baseball writers and Club broadcasters.
Once voting is concluded, Gillette, Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media will announce the winning rookie and will congratulate the winners online. Gillette will also present the award winners with a MLB Rookie of the Month trophy following the announcement and will make a donation to a charitable organization in the award recipient’s name.