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August 2, 2012

Panasonic has expanded its growing portfolio of beauty products with the launch of three new products: a heated eyelash curler, precision body shaver and facial hair trimmer.

SECAUCUS, N.J. — Panasonic has expanded its growing portfolio of beauty products with the launch of three new products: a heated eyelash curler, precision body shaver and facial hair trimmer.

The newest products join Panasonic's current beauty product portfolio, which includes facial steamers, pore cleansers and bikini trimmers.

July 19, 2012

A survey released by the National Retail Federation and conducted by BIGInsight found that the average parent will spend $688.62 on back-to-school items this year, compared with $603.63 last year. Total spending is expected to reach $30.3 billion.

WASHINGTON — A survey released by the National Retail Federation and conducted by BIGInsight found that the average parent will spend $688.62 on back-to-school items this year, compared with $603.63 last year. Total spending is expected to reach $30.3 billion.

NRF cited an increased number of children entering elementary and middle school this fall, as well as necessary back-to-school replenishments after last year’s cutbacks, for the predicted improvements.

July 17, 2012

A consumer electronics cleaning products brand has tapped a former National Football League linebacker to serve as its brand ambassador.

BRANCHBURG, N.J. — A consumer electronics cleaning products brand has tapped a former National Football League linebacker to serve as its brand ambassador.

Dust-Off said Carl Banks will use his knowledge of brands and experience as a Super Bowl champion to help Dust-Off establish new retail partnerships and grow their marketing avenues for the screen cleaning line. Dust-Off can be used on such consumer electronics as HDTVs, netbooks, navigation systems, MP3 players, digital cameras and more.

July 2, 2012

"Marvel's The Avengers" is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, digital and on-demand platforms on Sept. 25.

LOS ANGELES — "Marvel's The Avengers" is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, digital and on-demand platforms on Sept. 25.

May 23, 2012

Band-Aid brand adhesive bandages on Wednesday unveiled the Band-Aid Brand Magic Vision app featuring Disney's The Muppets.

SKILLMAN, N.J. — Band-Aid brand adhesive bandages on Wednesday unveiled the Band-Aid Brand Magic Vision app featuring Disney's The Muppets. The one-of-a-kind application and platform employs augmented reality technology to provide parents with an ability to entertain their kids during that moment they get hurt. By downloading the app, parents and children can scan any of the Band-Aid brand adhesive bandages strips and boxes featuring Disney's The Muppets and view any of three distinct adventures and performances from the Muppets.

May 18, 2012

That trip to the local restaurant is off the menu for consumers today, as are furnishings and electronics, Empathica reported on Thursday, citing its latest Consumer Insights Panel survey of more than 6,500 U.S. consumers.

TORONTO — That trip to the local restaurant is off the menu for consumers today, as are furnishings and electronics, Empathica reported on Thursday, citing its latest Consumer Insights Panel survey of more than 6,500 U.S. consumers. One-out-of-3 shoppers surveyed reported that the economy is still very much top of mind for them. But "need" items — gas, pharmacy and grocery — are not seeing declines in purchase intent compared to findings from this time the previous year, the report noted.

April 17, 2012

Technology is changing the general merchandise aisles. Online greeting cards have grabbed share from traditional cards, and photofinishing is taking a hit as consumers move to digital photo publishing.

Technology is changing the general merchandise aisles. Online greeting cards have grabbed share from traditional cards, and photofinishing is taking a hit as consumers move to digital photo publishing.

When retailers look for products or services to fill the vacuum left by shrinking categories, they’re looking for something consumers want today and will still need tomorrow.

The uBreakiFix concept suggests one possibility. The electronics repair chain specializes in iPad, iPhone, iPod and smartphones, and offers walk-in repair services while consumers wait.

April 13, 2012

Self-service is becoming more prevalent as consumers grow accustomed to using kiosks for everything from self-checkout in the supermarket to checking in for their flights. Experts estimated that by 2016, 3 million kiosks will be in use globally.


Self-service is becoming more prevalent as consumers grow accustomed to using kiosks for everything from self-checkout in the supermarket to checking in for their flights. Experts estimated that by 2016, 3 million kiosks will be in use globally.


March 26, 2012

Consumer electronic accessories are a big business, and drug stores increasingly are grabbing more share. In 2011, mobile phone accessories sales totaled $1.24 billion, up 10% from 2010, according to NPD Group.


Consumer electronic accessories are a big business, and drug stores increasingly are grabbing more share. In 2011, mobile phone accessories sales totaled $1.24 billion, up 10% from 2010, according to NPD Group.


March 23, 2012

Two critically acclaimed films are making their Blu-ray debut on June 5.

LOS ANGELES — Two critically acclaimed films are making their Blu-ray debut on June 5.

"The Grapes of Wrath," starring Henry Fonda, and "Zorba the Greek," starring Anthony Quinn, will arrive on Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment for the first time.

Both films were nominated for and won Academy Awards, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment noted.

March 14, 2012

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios are bringing a popular sports film to Blu-ray in June.

LOS ANGELES — 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios are bringing a popular sports film to Blu-ray in June.

"Hoosiers," starring Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper, is based on the true story of the Milan High School basketball team and its journey to the state championship. The Blu-ray includes such features as commentary by director David Anspaugh, deleted scenes, "Hoosier History: The Truth Behind the Legend," as well as the original 1954 Indiana high school championship game.

March 9, 2012

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Friday morning honored longtime industry veteran Pat Lonergan, co-founder of Numark Labs, with its Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions in the advancement of the business of over-the-counter medicines.

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Friday morning honored longtime industry veteran Pat Lonergan, co-founder of Numark Labs, with its Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions in the advancement of the business of over-the-counter medicines.

March 9, 2012

Drug stores are cautiously expanding their consumer electronics selections. MP3 players, digital cameras and pre-paid mobile phones are finding a place beside the more traditional mix of handheld tape players and clock radios in the channel.

Drug stores are cautiously expanding their consumer electronics selections. MP3 players, digital cameras and pre-paid mobile phones are finding a place beside the more traditional mix of handheld tape players and clock radios in the channel.

February 28, 2012

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Fox Searchlight are bringing home one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year to Blu-ray combo pack and DVD.

LOS ANGELES — 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Fox Searchlight are bringing home one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year to Blu-ray combo pack and DVD.

February 22, 2012

The latest edition of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise is making its Blu-ray and DVD debut on April 17 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The latest edition of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise is making its Blu-ray and DVD debut on April 17 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" will be available in a limited-edition three-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, which includes more than two hours of special features. The film also will be available as a two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and as a single-disc DVD.

February 10, 2012

Oregon Scientific has introduced a new line of Scooby-Doo-themed personal electronics, thanks to a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

NEW YORK — Oregon Scientific has introduced a new line of Scooby-Doo-themed personal electronics, thanks to a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

The lineup of electronic learning toys include the the Scooby-Doo Magic Laptop, Scooby-Doo Secret Pocket Learner, and Scooby-Doo Mystery Learner, which will be released this summer. Each of the items provide on-the-go play, reinforcing vocabulary, logic, numbers, memory and creativity, Oregon Scientific said.

February 8, 2012

Verilux is gearing up to launch new lighting products this spring.

WAITSFIELD, Vt. — Verilux is gearing up to launch new lighting products this spring.

January 20, 2012

An Apple a day also may help keep the doctor away. iHealth Lab is expanding its offerings that can dock with Apple’s family of products, namely the iPhone, iPod and iPad.

NEW YORK — An Apple a day also may help keep the doctor away. iHealth Lab is expanding its offerings that can dock with Apple’s family of products, namely the iPhone, iPod and iPad. The company earlier this year launched its iHealth BP3 blood-pressure monitoring system and added its iHealth Digital Scale to its brand mix last October. Technophiles were exposed to the new products thanks to distribution through Best Buy and merchandising in Walmart’s electronics section through the holidays. 


January 19, 2012

Looking to put America's inventors front and center by uncovering the next great product, Walmart and @WalmartLabs have kicked off the "Get on the Shelf" contest.

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Looking to put America's inventors front and center by uncovering the next great product, Walmart and @WalmartLabs have kicked off the "Get on the Shelf" contest.

January 4, 2012

Panasonic Healthcare Group on Tuesday announced the introduction of the R1-W digital hearing instrument, a line of hearing products that appeals to a broader user base of people with mild to severe hearing loss.

SECAUCUS, N.J. — Panasonic Healthcare Group on Tuesday announced the introduction of the R1-W digital hearing instrument, a line of hearing products that appeals to a broader user base of people with mild to severe hearing loss.

December 6, 2011

Rite Aid Facebook fans are getting an early shot at coupons for gifts and stocking stuffers as part of a new promotion announced Monday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Facebook fans are getting an early shot at coupons for gifts and stocking stuffers as part of a new promotion announced Monday.

Rite Aid launched its "25 Deals of Christmas" promotion, which will allow visitors to a special tab on Rite Aid's Facebook page to download coupons for such items as beauty items, men's grooming gift sets, electronics and toys. The promotion started Monday and lasts until Dec. 23.

December 6, 2011

Target may have a chance to bounce back from its anemic 1.8% November comps increase during a period that included strong Black Friday performances for most retailers with its "Almost Last Minute Sale," a new savings event that will offer discounts on items from the most popular gift categories.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target may have a chance to bounce back from its anemic 1.8% November comps increase during a period that included strong Black Friday performances for most retailers with its "Almost Last Minute Sale," a new savings event that will offer discounts on items from the most popular gift categories, including home, apparel and accessories, toys, and electronics.

The three-day sale will take place Dec. 8 through Dec. 10 in stores and at Target.com.

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.


December 1, 2011

A film based on a bestselling novel by Kathryn Stockett will make its debut in Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, digital download and on-demand formats on Dec. 6.

NEW YORK — A film based on a bestselling novel by Kathryn Stockett will make its debut in Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, digital download and on-demand formats on Dec. 6.

"The Help," starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard, tells the story of women in the the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project.

"The Help" has been packaged as follows:

  • 3-disc Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy) for $44.99;

November 30, 2011

A thriller starring Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave is coming to Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

LOS ANGELES — A thriller starring Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave is coming to Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

"The Whistleblower" tells the story of a United Nations peacekeeper (Weisz) in post-war Bosnia, who uncovers a deadly sex trafficking ring and seeks to expose the corruption. The Blu-ray and DVD formats both include such features as special cast and crew interviews.

"The Whistleblower" will debut on Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 24, 2012.