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November 8, 2013

Energizer has made improvements to its Ultimate Lithium and Energizer Recharge AA and AAA batteries.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Energizer has made improvements to its Ultimate Lithium and Energizer Recharge AA and AAA batteries. Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries now hold power for up to 20 years when not in use. Energizer says that no other AA or AAA battery holds power longer, making Ultimate Lithium ideal for high-drain devices. Energizer Recharge AA batteries have also been infused with extended-life additives for a battery life of up to five years.

November 8, 2013

’Tis the season for toy and electronics gifts. It’s no coincidence that it’s also the biggest time of the year for battery sales. Ramping up displays can help retailers optimize the season.

’Tis the season for toy and electronics gifts. It’s no coincidence that it’s also the biggest time of the year for battery sales. Ramping up displays can help retailers optimize the season.

(For the full category review, including sales data, click here.)

September 10, 2013

A proliferation of high-drain electronics and healthcare devices are keeping consumers in need of more battery power.

A proliferation of high-drain electronics and healthcare devices are keeping consumers in need of more battery power. Recent category introductions have focused on providing consumers with such longer-lasting options as Duracell's new Quantum alkaline battery and Energizer's improved Ultimate Lithium batteries.

September 10, 2013

Duracell has launched an advanced alkaline battery with long-lasting power, a product it's calling the "biggest innovation since CopperTop."

BETHEL, Conn. — Duracell has launched an advanced alkaline battery with long-lasting power, a product it's calling the "biggest innovation since CopperTop." The new Duracell Quantum was engineered from the ground up to offer consumers a premium alkaline battery. Available in AA and AAA cell sizes, Duracell Quantum features a revolutionary Hi-Density Core, which allows the Duracell Quantum battery to pack in more power than ever before.

July 12, 2013

Hearing aid and coin batteries are outperforming other battery segments. Fueled by an aging population that is more willing than ever before to wear hearing aids, the hearing aid battery segment has continued to grow over the last several years.

Hearing aid and coin batteries are outperforming other battery segments. Fueled by an aging population that is more willing than ever before to wear hearing aids, the hearing aid battery segment has continued to grow over the last several years.

"Improved technology and the changing needs of the aging population are leading more people with hearing loss to do something about it," said Ramon Velutini, brand manager for Duracell NA. "Ten years ago, 1-in-5 people with hearing loss used a hearing aid. Now that percentage has grown to 1-in-4."

March 8, 2013

Research from the Freedonia Group indicates that the mature battery category is seeing modest topline growth largely due to a shift in the product mix toward premium batteries.

Research from the Freedonia Group indicates that the mature battery category is seeing modest topline growth largely due to a shift in the product mix toward premium batteries. Growth also is being driven by an increased proliferation of battery-dependent devices in the home, from toothbrushes to glucose monitors.

Alkaline batteries still dominate the consumer primary battery market, accounting for 84% of demand, according to the Freedonia Group. Alkaline batteries also are expected to record solid gains in consumer applications through 2015.

February 21, 2013

Jackery, a provider of premium rechargeable battery products for mobile devices, announced on Thursday the launch of the Jackery Bar and Jackery Mini batteries.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jackery, a provider of premium rechargeable battery products for mobile devices, announced on Thursday the launch of the Jackery Bar and Jackery Mini batteries.

With 120 hours of extra operation time and a weight of only 5.4 oz., the Jackery Bar is the world's smallest power bank with 2.1A output operating at 5600 mAh. The bar is fast-charging, and ideal for users that need a powerful and compact mobile charging solution. It retails for $39.95 on Amazon.com.

November 6, 2012

Spectrum Brands Holdings on Tuesday announced that the hearing aid battery unit of its Rayovac global battery division has received top honors in two categories of the 2012 In Business Sustainability Awards program.

MADISON, Wis. — Spectrum Brands Holdings on Tuesday announced that the hearing aid battery unit of its Rayovac global battery division has received top honors in two categories of the 2012 In Business Sustainability Awards program.

October 9, 2012

A remedy for odors that lurk in trash cans has entered the market. Trash Dash, a new item marketed under the BestAir brand, is a sodium bicarbonate-based product that is designed to enhance indoor air quality and add a fresh scent to trash or recycling containers by absorbing odors.

SUPPLIER NEWS — A remedy for odors that lurk in trash cans has entered the market. Trash Dash, a new item marketed under the BestAir brand, is a sodium bicarbonate-based product that is designed to enhance indoor air quality and add a fresh scent to trash or recycling containers by absorbing odors. Available in citrus burst or lavender vanilla scents, BestAir Trash Dash is available in 8-oz. containers and carries a suggested retail price of $3.99 
to $4.49.


May 24, 2012

Energizer showcased its new line of portable chargers earlier this month at the International CTIA Wireless Conference's MobileFocus event in New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS — Energizer showcased its new line of portable chargers earlier this month at the International CTIA Wireless Conference's MobileFocus event in New Orleans.

The chargers, which are expected to roll out this year, feature sleek, ergonomic designs, along with blue LED charging and battery status indicators. The products on display were:

  • Energizer instant charger: Available for iPhone, iPod and micro USB devices, use AA Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries to increase the run time of smartphones;

April 13, 2012

A new device designed to offer home climate and aroma control has hit the market. New Honeywell with Febreze Freshness Cool and Refresh fan brings together Honeywell’s ability to circulate indoor air while utilizing Febreze Set & Refresh scent cartridges that are designed to eliminate odors, Honeywell said.

SUPPLIER NEWS — A new device designed to offer home climate and aroma control has hit the market. New Honeywell with Febreze Freshness Cool and Refresh fan brings together Honeywell’s ability to circulate indoor air while utilizing Febreze Set & Refresh scent cartridges that are designed to eliminate odors, Honeywell said. A single scent cartridge can last up to 30 days, depending on the fan speed that’s used. The Honeywell with Febreze Freshness Cool and Refresh fan is available for a suggested retail price of $29.99.


March 8, 2012

Rechargeable batteries represent a growth area for retailers. A report from the Freedonia Group indicated that alkaline batteries remain the most prevalent type of primary battery, accounting for more than 70% of demand.

Rechargeable batteries represent a growth area for retailers. A report from the Freedonia Group indicated that alkaline batteries remain the most prevalent type of primary battery, accounting for more than 70% of demand. Sales of other battery chemistries, most notably primary lithium, are expected to gain traction in the market through 2015.


As the population ages, sales of hearing-aid batteries and primary lithium batteries for implantable medical devices are expected to soar.

 

 

January 25, 2012

Portable power is the growth area of the battery category. While sales of alkaline batteries remain challenged, rechargeable batteries and chargers are becoming a bigger part of the category.

Portable power is the growth area of the battery category. While sales of alkaline batteries remain challenged, rechargeable batteries and chargers are becoming a bigger part of the category.

“This year, we expect overall revenue for primary alkaline batteries to decline about 3% as fierce competition among manufacturers continues to pressure pricing for round cells,” said Tim Doyle, a Consumer Electronics Association spokesman.

December 5, 2011

Alkaline batteries are showing tepid growth, and experts expect sales to plunge as much as 3% as fierce competition among manufacturers continues to pressure pricing. More devices are using built-in rechargeable battery systems — another trend hurting primary battery sales.


Alkaline batteries are showing tepid growth, and experts expect sales to plunge as much as 3% as fierce competition among manufacturers continues to pressure pricing. More devices are using built-in rechargeable battery systems — another trend hurting primary battery sales.


November 29, 2011

Maxell has introduced a rechargeable lithium ion battery designed to operate in low temperatures, the company said.

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. — Maxell has introduced a rechargeable lithium ion battery designed to operate in low temperatures, the company said.

With a discharge temperature range of -30 degrees to 60 degrees Celsius and 2300mAh capacity, the cell can operate in various products across various markets, including data capture, mobile computing, portable printing, communications, e-bikes, and gardening tools, Maxell said.

The new introduction follows the July launch of Maxell's zero-mercury, zero-lead silver oxide cell.

October 14, 2011

Procter & Gamble Professional, the away-from-home division of P&G, on Thursday announced a partnership with Firehouse Subs in support of national Fire Safety month.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble Professional, the away-from-home division of P&G, on Thursday announced a partnership with Firehouse Subs in support of national Fire Safety month.

September 14, 2011

A new partnership between Safe Kids USA and Energizer will share information with parents and caregivers about the potential risks of children swallowing coin lithium batteries.

ST. LOUIS and WASHINGTON — A new partnership between Safe Kids USA and Energizer will share information with parents and caregivers about the potential risks of children swallowing coin-sized lithium batteries.

February 3, 2011

Battery manufacturer Rayovac has appointed a new senior brand manager and marketing coordinator to its North American hearing-aid battery division.

MADISON, Wis. — Battery manufacturer Rayovac has appointed a new senior brand manager and marketing coordinator to its North American hearing-aid battery division.

As senior brand manager, Ann Rule, a 14-year company veteran, will lead marketing efforts for the division, which produces the world’s leading auditory battery products. Jenna Johnson joins Rayovac's hearing-aid battery division as its marketing coordinator.

February 1, 2011

Procter & Gamble’s Duracell brand, in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council, on Monday kicked off a national battery donation program. The Power Those Who Protect Us program is designed to help equip the more than 730,000 volunteer firefighters with supplies they need to help power firefighting gear.

BETHEL, Conn. — Procter & Gamble’s Duracell brand, in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council, on Monday kicked off a national battery donation program. The Power Those Who Protect Us program is designed to help equip the more than 730,000 volunteer firefighters with supplies they need to help power such firefighting gear as flashlights, breathing apparatuses and emergency personnel locators.

December 10, 2010

Duracell brought to New York its mobile Smart Power Lab tour, which gives New Yorkers and tourists the opportunity to recharge their mobile electronic devices and participate in powering the New Year's Eve numerals.

BETHEL, Conn. — Duracell brought to New York its mobile Smart Power Lab tour, which gives New Yorkers and tourists the opportunity to recharge their mobile electronic devices and participate in powering the New Year's Eve numerals.

October 24, 2010

’Tis the season for battery multipacks. Battery-powered toys and electronic devices are on many holiday...

September 30, 2010

One of the biggest manufacturers of batteries and battery-powered devices has released its newest battery...

August 2, 2010

DigiPower has launched a rechargeable auxiliary battery pack for smart phones....

July 18, 2010

Consumers with a wet cell phone can avert disaster with a new product from HPL....

GILBERT, Ariz. —Consumers with a wet cell phone can avert disaster with a new product from HPL. The Dry-All wet cellular phone emergency kit dries out wet cell phones in 48 hours using the company’s dehumidifying technology. Consumers unzip the Dry-All bag, place the wet cell phone inside, zip up the bag and wait 48 hours. Aime Gutierrez, director of sales and marketing for Dry-All, said the product has a “great success rate.”

June 28, 2010

NPD's retail tracking service found one battery is No. 1 in both unit and dollar...