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November 22, 2010

Fred's third-quarter net income increased 55% to $7.8 million, or 20 cents per diluted share,...

November 22, 2010

One of the largest food and beverage makers in the world appointed a 17-year company...

November 22, 2010

Consumers shopping this Black Friday will spend in a “mindful manner,” according to a new...

November 21, 2010

A popular greeting card maker is setting its sights on a new place to call...

BROOKLYN, Ohio A popular greeting card maker is setting its sights on a new place to call home.

American Greetings on Friday said it is focusing on seven sites for the location of its 2,000-employee corporate headquarters. The headquarters currently is in Brooklyn, Ohio.

 

November 21, 2010

Aveeno, a Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Co. brand, has developed new products and teamed...

SKILLMAN, N.J. Aveeno, a Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Co. brand, has developed new products and teamed up with the National Eczema Association to educate sufferers of the common condition in preparation for the cold and dry winter months when dry skin is most common.

Roughly 35 million people in the United States suffer from eczema, a chronic skin disorder resulting in intense itching and overall discomfort. Eczema also is among the top five skin conditions for babies zero to 36 months, with 10% to 20% of all infants experiencing some form of eczema.

November 21, 2010

Budget-conscious parents looking to entertain their kids this holiday season can look no further than...

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. Budget-conscious parents looking to entertain their kids this holiday season can look no further than Allstar Products Group's Bendaroos.

Bendaroos, the flexible, bending sticks that provide hours of fun, now are available in glow-in-the-dark and SpongeBob SquarePants packs. Available in a 500-piece pack for $19.99 and 300-piece pack for $14.99, Bendaroos are a great stocking stuffer for crafty kids. Other pack sizes available include 100- and 200-piece packs for $5.99 to $9.99.

November 21, 2010

Borba, a maker of nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals, is expanding its portfolio with an exclusive Walgreens...

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. Borba, a maker of nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals, is expanding its portfolio with an exclusive Walgreens capsule collection of skin care products and supplements.

The 19-piece collection ranges from advancements in skin care, such as a 4-in-1 active cleanser to a 100+ SPF cream for mass. In addition, a supplement line encompassing weight management, anti-aging, skin clarity and stress relief in a snack-based form are priced from $9.99.

November 21, 2010

Pfizer has extended the deadline of its $3.6 billion offer to buy King Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer...

NEW YORK Pfizer has extended the deadline of its $3.6 billion offer to buy King Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer said Monday.

 

Pfizer said it had extended its tender offer to Dec. 17 because certain conditions had not been met, but the two companies plan to have it finished by the end of this year or the beginning of next year.

 

 

King, based in Bristol, Tenn., specializes in branded opioid prescription painkillers.

 

November 21, 2010

Indian generic drug maker Dr. Reddy’s Labs has launched a version of an asthma drug...

HYDERABAD, India Indian generic drug maker Dr. Reddy’s Labs has launched a version of an asthma drug for the U.S. market, the company said.

Dr. Reddy’s announced the launch of zafirlukast tablets in the 10-mg and 20-mg strengths. The drug is a version of AstraZeneca’s Accolate, which had sales of $50 million during the 12-month period ended in August, according to IMS Health.

November 21, 2010

EcoTools is brushing up on its cosmetic accessories....

GURNEE, Ill. EcoTools is brushing up on its cosmetic accessories.

The eco-friendly bath and beauty products maker announced the availability of three brand-new cosmetic brushes and two revised brush sets, which now can be purchased at Ulta and Walgreens.

 

New to the EcoTools collection are:

  • The bamboo Minishing Kabuki ($6.99), which has varying hair lengths to provide a sheer, delicate finish that is soft on skin;

November 21, 2010

Elmer's is extending its hardware line with two new "max" versions of its glue products....

COLUMBUS, Ohio Elmer's is extending its hardware line with two new "max" versions of its glue products.

Elmer's new Carpenter's Wood Glue Max and Glue-All Max products enhance the strength and performance of two of Elmer's most well-known brands, the company said.

Elmer's products are available nationwide.

November 21, 2010

A drug maker will pull a common prescription painkiller from the market following the release...

SILVER SPRING, Md. A drug maker will pull a common prescription painkiller from the market following the release of clinical data that it could cause heart problems.

 

November 21, 2010

Iatrical Innovations soon will launch a product designed to make giving medicine to toddlers easier....

NEW YORK Iatrical Innovations soon will launch a product designed to make giving medicine to toddlers easier.

Iatrical announced Monday the upcoming launch of Sippy Sure, a medication-dispensing sippy cup, originally invented by a doctor and father of two small children.

The cup keeps the medicine and drink separate, but mixes them as the child drinks, thus concealing the medicine.

Sippy Sure cups retail for $8.99.

November 21, 2010

Jelly Belly reportedly is expanding its jelly beans offering with a decadent twist....

FAIRFIELD, Calif. Jelly Belly reportedly is expanding its jelly beans offering with a decadent twist.

Jelly Belly's Chocolate Dips candies are the company's latest confection, in which its classic jelly beans are covered in dark chocolate. Jelly bean varieties available include raspberry, strawberry, Very Cherry, coconut and orange flavors.

The chocolate-covered jelly beans will be available in 2.8-oz., single-flavor bags for $2.49 each, and a 4.15-oz. gift box featuring all five flavors for $5.99.

November 21, 2010

Insight Pharmaceuticals on Thursday introduced a travel-friendly 3-oz. container of its Pronto Plus bedbug spray...

LANGHORNE, Pa. Insight Pharmaceuticals on Thursday introduced a travel-friendly 3-oz. container of its Pronto Plus bedbug spray in time for the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel season. Pronto Plus kills bedbugs and their eggs on contact and is available at Walmart, Wegmans and Bed Bath & Beyond, Insight reported.

 

November 21, 2010

Krunchers! is recalling 18 cases of Jays potato chips, which were produced in the company's...

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. Krunchers! is recalling 18 cases of Jays potato chips, which were produced in the company's Jeffersonville, Ind., plant.

The cases, which were distributed throughout the Midwest in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, were recalled because of an undeclared milk allergen. The product can be identified by a code in the upper right corner of the bag reading: JAN16CA542011. Each of the 18 cases of affected product contains 10 12-oz. bags that are priced at $3.99.

November 21, 2010

Lifestyle Foods is helping consumers curb their daily calorie intake without sacrificing taste....

YORK, Pa. Lifestyle Foods is helping consumers curb their daily calorie intake without sacrificing taste.

Lifestyle Foods' chilled grab-and-go line of products pairs together soups, including chicken noodle, vegetarian vegetable and tomato basil varieties, with either Caesar or garden salads, accompanied by light Caesar, ranch or Italian dressings. Lifestyle Foods also offers an oatmeal kit, complemented by fresh apple, raisins and turbinado sugar.

 

November 21, 2010

A new line of hand soaps promises a luxurious scent at an affordable price ...

NEW YORK A new line of hand soaps promises a luxurious scent at an affordable price.

 

Motif is launching a new collection of hand washes just for the holidays, which are available in three rich fragrances and equally striking patterns, and are formulated with the healing and soothing properties of aloe vera. The collection includes:

  • Pomegranate and Rose: Fruity top notes of pomegranate and grapefruit combine with a delicate yet distinct rose floral note;

November 21, 2010

NYC New York Color, a Coty brand, is gearing up for spring 2011 ...

NEW YORK NYC New York Color, a Coty brand, is gearing up for spring 2011 with the launch of several new products for eyes, lips and face.

 

NYC New York Color has revamped its line of mascaras and developed specific formulas and brushes to lift, lengthen, volumize or curl lashes. New products include:

  • Sky Rise lengthening mascara ($1.99) with Lift and Stretch technology;

  • City Curls curling mascara ($2.99) with new Curl Xpress technology;

November 21, 2010

Drug maker OcuSoft has launched a prescription supplement designed to enhance botulinum toxin injections, the...

RICHMOND, Texas Drug maker OcuSoft has launched a prescription supplement designed to enhance botulinum toxin injections, the company said.

 

OcuSoft announced the availability of Zytaze in several chain drug stores around the country.

 

 

The drug is designed to extend the duration of botulinum toxin treatments, such as Allergan’s Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA), and reports have indicated that it extends them by almost 25%.

 

November 21, 2010

With Black Friday just around the corner, Walmart has placed these battery kiosks throughout the...

NEW YORK — With Black Friday just around the corner, Walmart has placed these battery kiosks throughout the store — opposite electronics, for example — to help charge holiday sales.

November 21, 2010

PepsiCo reportedly is making a lower-calorie Gatorade product line targeted at athletes....

PURCHASE, N.Y. PepsiCo reportedly is making a lower-calorie Gatorade product line targeted at athletes.

 

PepsiCo's G Series Fit line of Gatorade includes a pre-workout energy bar and a fruit-based protein drink, according to published reports. The line builds on the success of other lower-calorie Gatorade products, including the brand's G2 line.

 

G Series Fit is slated to hit retail shelves in April.

November 21, 2010

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has promoted Steven Miesowicz to VP human resources, planning and government relations,...

FLINT, Mich. Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has promoted Steven Miesowicz to VP human resources, planning and government relations, the company said Monday.

 

Miesowicz previously served as the company’s senior director for human resources and as a business management consultant. He had a large role in securing the Michigan Economic Growth Authority tax credit that the company received in connection with the relocation to its new Flint, Mich., headquarters.

 

 

November 21, 2010

Mobile shoppers will account for nearly one-third of the money spent this holiday season by...

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. Mobile shoppers will account for nearly one-third of the money spent this holiday season by U.S. consumers, according to IDC Retail Insights.

November 21, 2010

Toys continue to dominate wish lists this holiday season, according to a new poll by...

NEW YORK Toys continue to dominate wish lists this holiday season, according to a new poll by Harris Interactive.

Of 3,084 U.S. adults surveyed online between Oct. 11 and 18, 53% of respondents said that they plan to purchase toys as gifts this year. What's more, nearly 3-out-of-4 consumers in a household with children (73%) said they will purchase toys as gifts this year.

 

Topping the toys list this year includes books (43%), video games (32%) and board games (32%). Top gift picks also include: