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January 30, 2013

A ban on importing and selling animal-tested cosmetics products and ingredients will enter into force in March. The ban affects all cosmetics, including toiletries and beauty products.

LONDON — A ban on importing and selling animal-tested cosmetics products and ingredients will enter into force in March. The ban affects all cosmetics, including toiletries and beauty products.

"I believe that the ban should enter into force in March 2013 as Parliament and Council already have decided. I therefore am not planning to propose a postponement or derogation to the ban," Commissioner Tonio Borg wrote in a recent letter to animal testing campaigners.

January 10, 2013

Unilever-owned tea company Lipton is looking to breathe new life into a brand more than 130 years old.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever-owned tea company Lipton is looking to breathe new life into a brand more than 130 years old.

Lipton announced Thursday its "Uplift Your Day" campaign surrounding its flagship black tea brand, introduced by Sir Thomas Lipton in 1879. The campaign will include television, digital, in-store, social networking and public relations, as well as a worldwide contest on Instagram.

September 18, 2012

Lately a number of mass merchandise retailers have been taking the little road and opening small-format stores in dense, urban areas. One of the most notable of these is CityTarget, which recently opened in Chicago.


CHICAGO — Lately a number of mass merchandise retailers have been taking the little road and opening small-format stores in dense, urban areas. One of the most notable of these is CityTarget, which recently opened in Chicago.


July 25, 2012

Target is opening an in-store cafe serving natural and healthy food in its new Chicago store, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Target is opening an in-store cafe serving natural and healthy food in its new Chicago store, according to published reports.

USA Today reported that the retailer's new CityTarget store will include Pret A Manger — French for "ready to eat" — a chain of cafes that serves sandwiches, soups, drinks and breakfast items with natural and organic ingredients.

November 10, 2011

Lipton has kicked off an initiative that underscores the brand's efforts to source all of its tea from sustainably managed farms, with the goal of having all of its tea come from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms by 2015.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Lipton has kicked off an initiative that underscores the brand's efforts to source all of its tea from sustainably managed farms, with the goal of having all of its tea come from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms by 2015.

November 4, 2011

Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia. Unilever initially is acquiring 82% of Concern Kalina for approximately €390 million (U.S. $537 million). The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.


September 1, 2011

Unilever announced on Wednesday that it has completed the sale of the Alberto VO5 brand in the United States and Puerto Rico and the Rave brand globally to private equity firm Brynwood Partners, following approval by the U.S. Department of Justice.

LONDON and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Unilever announced on Wednesday that it has completed the sale of the Alberto VO5 brand in the United States and Puerto Rico and the Rave brand globally to private equity firm Brynwood Partners, following approval by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Terms were not disclosed.

Outside the United States and Puerto Rico, the Alberto VO5 brand will remain in Unilever’s portfolio.

August 29, 2011

Economic troubles and an interest in saving money are just two of the growing number of reasons why it behooves nontraditional retailers to start thinking about offering fresh food in their stores, especially pharmacy retailers.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — Economic troubles and an interest in saving money are just two of the growing number of reasons why it behooves nontraditional retailers to start thinking about offering fresh food in their stores, especially pharmacy retailers.

(THE NEWS: Food trips to nontraditional stores — mass, dollar, drug — on rise. For the full story, click here)

August 15, 2011

Target is adding fresh, handmade food to its small-format store in Chicago, the mass merchandiser said.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is adding fresh, handmade food to its small-format store in Chicago, the mass merchandiser said.

Target announced that Pret A Manger would open a location inside the State Street CityTarget when the store opens next July. The London-based café chain sells sandwiches, soups, salads, coffee and other items, and operates stores in several U.S. and U.K. cities and Hong Kong.

April 18, 2011

In honor of America's sandwich fans, two mayonnaise brands have teamed up with a celebrity chef to share sandwich-making tips, tricks, techniques and secrets.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — In honor of America's sandwich fans, two mayonnaise brands have teamed up with a celebrity chef to share sandwich-making tips, tricks, techniques and secrets.

October 11, 2010

Energizer Holdings emerged as the winning bidder for American Safety Razor in bankruptcy court proceedings,...

ST. LOUIS Energizer Holdings emerged as the winning bidder for American Safety Razor in bankruptcy court proceedings, inking a deal to buy substantially all of ASR’s assets for $301 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities.

The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval. Energizer is the parent company of Schick Wilkinson Sword, the second-largest manufacturer and marketer of men’s and women’s wet-shave products in the world.

 

September 26, 2007

Playtex Products announced on Thursday that stockholders have approved its merger agreement with Energizer Holdings,...