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April 17, 2014

Target is expanding its online subscription service with a nearly tenfold increase in available items — from 200 to more than 1,500 — and adding a discount on all subscription orders.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is expanding its online subscription service with a nearly tenfold increase in available items — from 200 to more than 1,500 — and adding a discount on all subscription orders.

According to Target’s Bullseye View, the retailer is offering a 5% discount on all subscriptions orders, on top of free shipping, and another 5% off when guests use their Target REDcard.
 

April 15, 2014

Safeway on Monday completed the distribution to its stockholders of 37.8 million shares of Class B common stock of Blackhawk Networks Holdings owned by Safeway.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Monday completed the distribution to its stockholders of 37.8 million shares of Class B common stock of Blackhawk Networks Holdings owned by Safeway. After the completion of the distribution, Safeway no longer owns any shares of Class B common stock of Blackhawk.

April 4, 2014

CandyRific, a supplier of candy and novely products that utilize popular licensed brands, has expanded its license with Warner Bros. to create two novelty items.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — CandyRific, a supplier of candy and novely products that utilize popular licensed brands, has expanded its license with Warner Bros. to create two novelty items — Marvel Avengers Shield Candy Fan and Marvel Avengers Light & Sound Hammer.

March 10, 2014

CandyRific has introduced two novelty items for spring.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — CandyRific has introduced two novelty items for spring. The Cinderella Light and Sound Wand with Candy, an extension of CandyRific’s princess line with Disney Consumer Products, features Cinderella in her classic blue ball gown on top of the wand, which makes a magical sound, lights up and includes .53-oz. of microbytes candy.

A Spiderman Candy Fan also has been introduced, featuring Spidey atop a candy fan, which also includes .28-oz. tube of microbytes candy.

Both products retail for $3.99 and are available in 12-count displays.

November 1, 2013

This holiday season Spangler Candy Co. will launch limited-edition, holiday flavors in two of its most iconic brands: Dum Dums Holiday Pops and Peppermint Marshmallow Circus Peanuts, the company announced.

BRYAN, Ohio, — This holiday season Spangler Candy Co. will launch limited-edition, holiday flavors in two of its most iconic brands: Dum Dums Holiday Pops and Peppermint Marshmallow Circus Peanuts, the company announced.

September 18, 2013

Grammy-Award winning singer Rihanna has launched her newest fragrance, Rogue by Rihanna, Parlux Fragrances has announced.

NEW YORK — Grammy-Award winning singer Rihanna has launched her newest fragrance, Rogue by Rihanna, Parlux Fragrances has announced.

A blend of powerful and playful, the fragrance encourages all women to live life on their own terms. Show your strength and beauty — go Rogue.

August 29, 2013

Beauty brand NYX Cosmetics has expanded its retail distribution through a partnership with Target.

LOS ANGELES — Beauty brand NYX Cosmetics has expanded its retail distribution through a partnership with Target.

After positive reaction to its entry in Target's Canadian market, as well as a successful test launch domestically, NYX is now available in more than 1,000 Target stores across North America.

August 27, 2013

NYX Cosmetics has announced Missy Lynn, face and voice behind YouTube channel Start2FinishMUA, as the winner of the 2013 Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites Awards.

LOS ANGELES — NYX Cosmetics has announced Missy Lynn, face and voice behind YouTube channel Start2FinishMUA, as the winner of the 2013 Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites Awards. 

July 26, 2013

Oral care brand Brush Buddies is expanding its line of licensed toothbrushes with the launch of the new Brush Buddies Smurfs Poppin' toothbrushes, Brush Buddies Smurfs Talking Toothbrushes and Brush Buddies Smurfs manual toothbrushes.

FONTANA, Calif. — Oral care brand Brush Buddies is expanding its line of licensed toothbrushes with the launch of the new Brush Buddies Smurfs Poppin' toothbrushes, Brush Buddies Smurfs Talking Toothbrushes and Brush Buddies Smurfs manual toothbrushes.

June 4, 2013

The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, HDMA’s nonprofit research foundation, and Genentech on Tuesday honored Robert Belknap, executive director of trade sales and operations for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, with the 2013 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, HDMA’s nonprofit research foundation, and Genentech on Tuesday honored Robert Belknap, executive director of trade sales and operations for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, with the 2013 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement.

June 4, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette Venus is teaming up with model Miranda Kerr as she leads the Gillette Venus Step Up & Step Out Tour, a multi-city event to help women look great, feel confident and give back to a good cause.

NEW YORK — Procter & Gamble’s Gillette Venus is teaming up with model Miranda Kerr as she leads the Gillette Venus Step Up & Step Out Tour, a multi-city event to help women look great, feel confident and give back to a good cause.

May 30, 2013

In association with the June 14 theatrical release of "Man of Steel," Gillette, a Procter and Gamble brand, is launching an interactive website asking Superman fans, "Just how does Superman shave?"

BOSTON — In association with the June 14 theatrical release of "Man of Steel," Gillette, a Procter and Gamble brand, is launching an interactive website asking Superman fans, "Just how does Superman shave?"

May 13, 2013

Superheroes like Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and others will be showing up at Target stores this summer.

MINNEAPOLIS — Superheroes like Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and others will be showing up at Target stores this summer.

The mass merchandise retailer has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment to introduce Justice League merchandise. Other characters in the comic franchise include Aquaman, Cyborg, The Flash and Wonder Woman. The collection will appear at all Target stores on Sunday and will include products like melamine dinnerware, sand toys and beach towels. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

April 30, 2013

Planters Peanuts has launched a new snack mix with the aim to provide a sustaining boost of energy.

NEW YORK — Planters Peanuts has launched a new snack mix with the aim to provide a sustaining boost of energy.

New Planters NUT-rition Sustaining Energy Mix is designed to provide wholesome fuel and is a good source of protein, fiber and four vitamins and minerals, according to the company.

Planters NUT-rition is available in three varieties:

April 16, 2013

Amid various strategies adopted to stop the proliferation of rogue online pharmacies, one group has proposed controlling what they can put at the end of their Web addresses.

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — Amid various strategies adopted to stop the proliferation of rogue online pharmacies, one group has proposed controlling what they can put at the end of their Web addresses.

April 8, 2013

Virgo announced the finalists of its inaugural Insights Awards, to be awarded May 1 at the SupplySide MarketPlace opening presentation at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

NEW YORK — Virgo on Monday announced the finalists of its inaugural Insights Awards, to be awarded May 1 at the SupplySide MarketPlace opening presentation at the Jacob Javits Center here. 

April 8, 2013

Blackhawk Network Holdings announced its intent to open its initial public offering of 10 million shares at an estimated offering price of $20 to $22 per share.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Blackhawk Network Holdings on Monday announced its intent to open its initial public offering of 10 million shares at an estimated offering price of $20 to $22 per share. The IPO will consist solely of shares to be offered by existing stockholders, including Safeway, and could raise as much as $220 million. 

March 14, 2013

Earlier in the week Weis Markets promoted Mike Mignola to SVP store operations, reporting to Weis president and CEO David Hepfinger.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Earlier in the week Weis Markets promoted Mike Mignola to SVP store operations, reporting to Weis president and CEO David Hepfinger. He will continue to manage day-to-day operations for the grocer. 

Mignola had been named VP store operations in 2011. 

February 5, 2013

As February marks National Heart Health month, the American Heart Association (AHA) has certified two brands of Planters peanuts with its Heart-Check mark, which officially identifies heart-healthy foods.

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — As February marks National Heart Health month, the American Heart Association (AHA) has certified two brands of Planters peanuts with its Heart-Check mark, which officially identifies heart-healthy foods.

Planters Lightly Salted Dry Roasted Peanuts and Planters Unsalted Dry Roasted Peanuts were the two brands certified by the AHA and will now display the AHA Heart-Check mark on its packaging.

February 1, 2013

Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics has announced the expansion of its JulieG Collection for nails.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics has announced the expansion of its JulieG Collection for nails.  

January 28, 2013

99¢ Only Stores last week announced that Richard Anicetti has assumed the role of interim CEO.

CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif. — 99¢ Only Stores last week announced that Richard Anicetti has assumed the role of interim CEO. In addition, Michael Fung will join the company as interim chief administrative officer overseeing finance, information technology, real estate and various administrative functions of the company. 

In connection with the foregoing changes, the original family management team Eric Schiffer, Jeff Gold and Howard Gold are no longer employed by the company. 

December 5, 2012

Misfit Wearables is teeing up a revolutionary activity tracking device — the Misfit Shine — that's constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum, is waterproof and is able to wirelessly sync activity data to a smartphone without the need for a Bluetooth connection.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Misfit Wearables is teeing up a revolutionary activity tracking device — the Misfit Shine — that's constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum, is waterproof and is able to wirelessly sync activity data to a smartphone without the need for a Bluetooth connection. 

December 3, 2012

After the huge success of Marvel's "The Avengers" movie this past summer, a new generation of kids were turned on to one of the most popular superhero teams of all time.

SPOKANE, Wash. — After the huge success of Marvel's "The Avengers" movie this past summer, a new generation of kids were turned on to one of the most popular superhero teams of all time. To capitalize on this burgeoning new fanbase, Zak Designs is launching a new line of mealtime products based on the blockbuster hit.

October 29, 2012

About 97% of online pharmacies are "rogue" operations operating outside U.S. laws and regulations, according to a new report.

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — About 97% of online pharmacies are "rogue" operations operating outside U.S. laws and regulations, according to a new report.

October 22, 2012

Beauty brand NYX Cosmetics has announced new retail partnerships with Ricky's NYC and PacSun.

LOS ANGELES — Beauty brand NYX Cosmetics has announced new retail partnerships with Ricky's NYC and PacSun.