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June 21, 2012

This may be the year of the legacy brands as two companies that recently acquired separate brand portfolios from GlaxoSmithKline focus on reinvigorating consumer attention to their respective product lines.


This may be the year of the legacy brands as two companies that recently acquired separate brand portfolios from GlaxoSmithKline focus on reinvigorating consumer attention to their respective product lines.


Prestige Brands will be adding 17 former GSK brands to its stable of legacy brands that already includes Luden’s and Dramamine. The company recently identified the five key GSK-acquired brands that Prestige will be focusing on in terms of both marketing support and new product development — BC, Goody’s, Debrox, Gaviscon and Beano.


June 21, 2012

Could cough-cold category managers be a victim of their own success? Could the reason that not nearly as many consumers came down with some sort of upper respiratory illness this past season be credited to a build-up in cough-cold prevention products?


Could cough-cold category managers be a victim of their own success? Could the reason that not nearly as many consumers came down with some sort of upper respiratory illness this past season be credited to a build-up in cough-cold prevention products?


As much as the answer is “No,” there is no denying that going into cough-cold season, prevention is top of mind among consumers, especially those not looking to take any time off of work. And that prevention play is being supported by a number of products coming to market this year.


April 3, 2012

Prestige Brands Holdings on Monday announced that it has completed the purchase of the two remaining brands of the 17 brands it agreed to acquire from GlaxoSmithKline; the purchase of Debrox ear wax remover and Gly-Oxide oral rinse completes the transaction.

IRVINGTON, N.Y. — Prestige Brands Holdings on Monday announced that it has completed the purchase of the two remaining brands of the 17 brands it agreed to acquire from GlaxoSmithKline; the purchase of Debrox ear wax remover and Gly-Oxide oral rinse completes the transaction.

For all 17 brands, Prestige paid a total of $660 million in cash plus a customary post-closing inventory adjustment under the original terms of the agreements.

March 7, 2012

Listerine and Reach are helping to improve consumers' oral health habits by supporting the American Heart Association's heart healthy living initiative, "My Heart. My Life," and have tapped Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler to spread the word about brushing, flossing and rinsing each day as an important part of a good oral health lifestyle.

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. — Listerine and Reach are helping to improve consumers' oral health habits by supporting the American Heart Association's heart healthy living initiative, "My Heart. My Life," and have tapped Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler to spread the word about brushing, flossing and rinsing each day as an important part of a good oral health lifestyle.

March 1, 2012

Oasis Consumer Healthcare's Halo oral antiseptic on Wednesday evening received Best Product honors from ECRM for the 2012 Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS conference.

LAS VEGAS — Oasis Consumer Healthcare's Halo oral antiseptic on Wednesday evening received Best Product honors from ECRM for the 2012 Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS conference.

Shipping in July, Halo contains cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) in a patented formula that helps coat the back of the throat for up to six hours and helps to protect against airborne germs. According to company research, the recycled air in 67% of airplanes contain enough germs to get a person sick after a short flight.

February 17, 2012

As of the beginning of February, the cough-cold season had yet to materialize and illness levels were only just beginning to climb. If that’s the case, then an expected illness peak in late February/early March would make the 2011-2012 cough, cold and flu season one of the later-peaking seasons in recent years.


As of the beginning of February, the cough-cold season had yet to materialize and illness levels were only just beginning to climb. If that’s the case, then an expected illness peak in late February/early March would make the 2011-2012 cough, cold and flu season one of the later-peaking seasons in recent years.


As of Jan. 21, overall incidence of upper respiratory illness this season was down 7.5% according to IMS Health, as compared with the 2010-2011 season.


February 17, 2012

GoJo is gearing up for the 2012-2013 cough-cold season with a new lineup of Purell hand sanitizers, a factor that breathes new life into a commoditized category. Drug Store News caught up with Tim Cleary, sales VP for Purell Consumer, for the scoop on the relaunch.


GoJo is gearing up for the 2012-2013 cough-cold season with a new lineup of Purell hand sanitizers, a factor that breathes new life into a commoditized category. Drug Store News caught up with Tim Cleary, sales VP for Purell Consumer, for the scoop on the relaunch.


DSN: Since H1N1, hand sanitizing has been a very private label-dominated, commoditized category. What is the opportunity for retailers in the current environment?


January 30, 2012

Clorox's Professional Products division has launched a new line of ready-to-use, one-step cleaner disinfectants engineered with a patented activated hydrogen peroxide formula.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Clorox's Professional Products division has launched a new line of ready-to-use, one-step cleaner disinfectants engineered with a patented activated hydrogen peroxide formula.

November 4, 2011

Sales of acne-fighting products have been on the rise, which comes as little surprise as manufacturers continue to develop innovative formulas and consumers strive for flawless, blemish-free skin.


Sales of acne-fighting products have been on the rise, which comes as little surprise as manufacturers continue to develop innovative formulas and consumers strive for flawless, blemish-free skin.


According to SymphonyIRI Group, sales of acne treatments increased 2.5% during the 12 weeks ended Oct. 2 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


October 28, 2011

EO Products, a manufacturer of natural and organic body care, has announced that its entire line of soaps and lotions has received NON-GMO verification from the NON-GMO Project.

CORTE MADERA, Calif. — EO Products, a manufacturer of natural and organic body care, has announced that its entire line of soaps and lotions has received NON-GMO verification from the NON-GMO Project.

The Non-GMO Project offers third-party verification for products produced according to rigorous best practices for GMO (genetically modified organism) avoidance.

October 28, 2011

Oral care brand Listerine has introduced its new Listerine Total Care Zero.

NEW YORK — Oral care brand Listerine has introduced its new Listerine Total Care Zero.

New Listerine Total Care Zero boasts a less intense flavor and zero-alcohol formula. Product benefits, according to the manufacturer, include:

  • Restoring enamel;
  • Helping to prevent cavities;
  • Strengthening teeth;
  • Killing the germs that cause bad breath;
  • Freshening breath; and
  • Cleaning the whole mouth.
September 29, 2011

Prestige Brands recently introduced a pair of line extensions across its Chloraseptic franchise: Chloraseptic warming sore throat lozenges and Chloraseptic medicated sore throat lollipops.

IRVINGTON, N.Y. — Prestige Brands recently introduced a pair of line extensions across its Chloraseptic franchise: Chloraseptic warming sore throat lozenges and Chloraseptic medicated sore throat lollipops.

“We’re constantly looking for ways to provide our consumers quick and soothing relief," stated Jean Boyko, VP science and technology for Prestige Brands. “For children with an aversion to medicated products, our new lollipops are the perfect solution, and we’re sure they’ll be something both parents and children will agree on."

May 23, 2011

Success is often one of the biggest blind spots a company can have, because you’re so busy doing well you don’t have the time to assess what it is you’re doing.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Success is often one of the biggest blind spots a company can have, because you’re so busy doing well you don’t have the time to assess what it is you’re doing. That is one of the core reasons for being for the Mack Elevation Forum, “a share group on steroids,” described program founder Dan Mack, EVP of strategic business development for the Swanson Group, which hosted its most recent meeting on April 29 here at the Hilton Scottsdale.

April 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued four warning letters to companies that manufacture and market over-the-counter drug products, including hand sanitizers, that claim to prevent infection from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, or MRSA.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday issued four warning letters to companies that manufacture and market over-the-counter drug products, including hand sanitizers, that claim to prevent infection from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, or MRSA.

April 20, 2011

Lysol, a Reckitt Benckiser brand, is looking to help allergy sufferers this spring.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Lysol, a Reckitt Benckiser brand, is looking to help allergy sufferers this spring.

The brand announced that it has tapped pediatrician and author Laura Jana, as well as Lysol microbiologist Joe Rubino, to help identify allergen triggers and ways to avoid them. The two star in Lysol's "Allergy-Proofing Your Home" video series, which can be viewed here.

April 7, 2011

U.S. marshals have seized more than $6 million in products distributed by Triad Group at the company’s facility in Hartland, Wis., the Food and Drug Administration reported Wednesday.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. marshals have seized more than $6 million in products distributed by Triad Group at the company’s facility in Hartland, Wis., the Food and Drug Administration reported Wednesday.

“We took this action to stop Triad from continuing to distribute products [that] may pose a risk to public health,” stated Dara Corrigan, FDA associate commissioner for regulatory affairs.

April 1, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen Purell green certified instant hand sanitizer foam as a featured product for the formal launch of its new BioPreferred label program.

AKRON, Ohio — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen Purell green certified instant hand sanitizer foam as a featured product for the formal launch of its new BioPreferred label program.

USDA deputy secretary Kathleen Merrigan made the announcement Thursday at a biobased product meeting in Glenwillow, Ohio.

March 3, 2011

ECRM on Wednesday evening announced the Vendor Award recipients for its ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy event, recognizing GOJO Industries for the “Most Prepared,” the Emerson Group for “Best Room” and Cobalis for “Best New Product.”

ORLANDO, Fla. — ECRM on Wednesday evening announced the Vendor Award recipients for its ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy event held here, recognizing GOJO Industries for the “Most Prepared,” the Emerson Group for “Best Room” and Cobalis for “Best New Product.”

The awards, sponsored by The Drug Store News Group, represent a tally of retail buyer votes on each of the categories.

February 18, 2011

Gojo Industries this past fall reacquired its Purell hand-sanitizer brand from Johnson & Johnson and is currently putting the pieces in place to reassume a category leadership role for waterless hand washing.


The endeavor is not without its challenges. Today, hand sanitizers are a highly commoditized category. And though sanitizers certainly benefited from increased awareness associated with last year’s H1N1 pandemic, that awareness didn’t translate into sales; the $100-million-plus category is down 35.4% in 2010, according to SymphonyIRI Group data. 


October 28, 2010

Six years after it sold its hand sanitizer brand, Gojo on Friday announced it reacquired...

AKRON, Ohio Six years after it sold its hand sanitizer brand, Gojo on Friday announced it reacquired the brand from Johnson & Johnson's consumer products division.

September 27, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued warning letters to three companies that manufacture...

SILVER SPRING, Md. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued warning letters to three companies that manufacture and market mouth rinse products with claims that they remove plaque above the gum line or promote healthy gums. According to the FDA, these claims suggested the products are effective in preventing gum disease when no such benefit has been demonstrated.

Warning letters were sent to: Johnson & Johnson (Listerine total care anti-cavity mouthwash), CVS (CVS complete care anti-cavity mouthwash), and Walgreens (Walgreen mouth rinse full action).

September 7, 2010

In an effort to underscore playing an active role in one's health, Reckitt Benckiser has...

PARSIPPANY, N.J. In an effort to underscore playing an active role in one's health, Reckitt Benckiser has unveiled the newest multifaceted marketing campaign for its Lysol brand.

 

The Lysol Mission for Health campaign seeks to promote healthy habits through three strategic pillars. Program elements include:

September 6, 2010

A new hand sanitizer from Hardy Diagnostics has made its market debut....

SANTA MARIA, Calif. A new hand sanitizer from Hardy Diagnostics has made its market debut.

AloeSafe contains aloe vera, vitamin E and lavender oil and is free of glycerin, artificial colors, propylene glycol and parabens, Hardy Diagnostics said. It does not cause drying, and leaves the hands feeling soft and silky, while showing a 99.9% kill rate of potentially infectious bacteria.

August 4, 2010

Oral care brand Listerine, by Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products division of McNeil-PPC, has introduced...

August 4, 2010

Prestige Brands credited the strength of its over-the-counter business model for its 20% increase in...

IRVINGTON, N.Y. Prestige Brands credited the strength of its over-the-counter business model for its 20% increase in net income to $9.6 million for its first quarter ended June 30. Total revenues for the quarter reached $73.4 million, up 3%.