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June 8, 2011

A new line of biodegradable trash bags are looking to "dress the mess."

NEW YORK — A new line of biodegradable trash bags are looking to "dress the mess."

DesignerLiners, unlike typical waste liners, feature 1-of-10 unique designs that are displayed on the inside of a bag so consumers can "dress the mess," the company said. The bags are available in a 12-pack or a bulk package of 100 bags, and each bag touts a 5-gal. to 6-gal. size.

May 16, 2011

Philips is slated to launch a new LED light bulb, which will premiere at the LightFair International trade show.

PHILADELPHIA — Philips is slated to launch a new LED light bulb, which will premiere at the LightFair International trade show.

Philips EnduraLED A21 17-watt bulb uses Philips' high-power, next-generation Luxeon LEDs and is designed to replace a 75-watt incandescent bulb, while reducing energy consumption by 80% and lasting 25 times longer, the company said. The light bulb also was developed to meet or exceed Energy Star qualifications for an LED-based replacement.

May 13, 2011

Safeway’s store in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 71,067-sq.-ft. store is the grocer’s second LEED-certified store and the first LEED-certified store in D.C.

NEW YORK — Safeway’s store in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 71,067-sq.-ft. store is the grocer’s second LEED-certified store and the first LEED-certified store in D.C.

April 27, 2011

Conair celebrity stylist spokesman Jonathan Antin was on site this week at the pop-up salon in New York City's Soho Trump Hotel for the Arts & Cinema Media Centre to help promote the launch of Infiniti Pro by Conair styling tools.

NEW YORK — Conair celebrity stylist spokesman Jonathan Antin was on site this week at the pop-up salon in New York City's Soho Trump Hotel for the Arts & Cinema Media Centre to help promote the launch of Infiniti Pro by Conair styling tools.

The Arts & Cinema Media Centre, which ran in part during the Tribeca Film Festival, hosted the Conair Styling Suite, uniting film, art, culture, beauty and philanthropy during the three-day event, which ran April 25, 26 and 27.

April 11, 2011

L'Oréal's Garnier brand has inked an exclusive partnership with TerraCycle, a company specializing in the collection and reuse of nonrecyclable post-consumer waste, to help reduce the amount of personal care and beauty packaging waste sent to landfills. To help support the partnership, a mobile marketing program kicks off in New York on April 11.

NEW YORK — L'Oréal's Garnier brand has inked an exclusive partnership with TerraCycle, a company specializing in the collection and reuse of nonrecyclable post-consumer waste, to help reduce the amount of personal care and beauty packaging waste sent to landfills. To help support the partnership, a mobile marketing program kicks off in New York on April 11.

March 21, 2011

Nipro Diagnostics, a provider of diabetes monitoring and management products, announced the promotion of Gregg Johnson to SVP consumer healthcare and Lisa Nardi to VP marketing. Both will continue reporting to Scott Verner, Nipro president.

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Nipro Diagnostics, a provider of diabetes monitoring and management products, announced the promotion of Gregg Johnson to SVP consumer healthcare and Lisa Nardi to VP marketing. Both will continue reporting to Scott Verner, Nipro president.

March 4, 2011

BETHEL, Conn. — A new lineup of Duracell power inverters and laptop power adapters has been introduced for a spring launch. This is the first line to market advanced USB 2.1 Amp charging ports across inverters and laptop adapters.

March 4, 2011

EcoTools, an earth-friendly bath and beauty products brand, has made its way to Walmart.

NEW YORK — EcoTools, an earth-friendly bath and beauty products brand, has made its way to Walmart.

Last month, a variety of EcoTools cosmetic brushes lined the shelves of Walmart stores throughout the country. EcoTools also introduced the EcoTools everyday collection six-piece brush set exclusively at Walmart. The collection, which comes in a hemp case, includes an angled blush brush, an angled eyeliner brush, concealer brush, eye-shading brush and detailer/lip brush. The six-piece set retails for $10.98.

February 18, 2011

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. — Concerns over kids’ medicines and proper dosing is still a prominent issue. Children between the ages of 2 years and 12 years are inaccurately dosed up to 73% of the time, according to a report published by the American Medical Association. This increases emergency room visits in two-thirds of the cases.

January 19, 2011

Fresh & Easy debuted the winning design from its first-ever Design-A-Bag contest in its stores this week.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Fresh & Easy debuted the winning design from its first-ever Design-A-Bag contest in its stores this week.

The new reusable bag retails for only 79 cents and already is a big hit with customers, with thousands already sold. The bag's creative design was hand-drawn by Los Angeles resident Josephine Close, who received a year's worth of free groceries for winning the contest.

January 10, 2011

Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., plans to introduce new legislation soon to make medicine cups and other dosage devices commonly used to give medicine to children safer, the Congress leader recently announced. However, the need for such a bill may be moot as the over-the-counter industry already is actively initiating guidelines to standardize dosing directions and units of measuring that dose.

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. — Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., plans to introduce new legislation soon to make medicine cups and other dosage devices commonly used to give medicine to children safer, the Congress leader recently announced. However, the need for such a bill may be moot as the over-the-counter industry already is actively initiating guidelines to standardize dosing directions and units of measuring that dose.

January 5, 2011

EL PASO, Texas — Helen of Troy Limited last month entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire the business of Kaz for $260 million in cash, subject to certain closing working capital and other adjustments. Kaz manages the Vicks and Braun brand names under license from Procter & Gamble, Honeywell under license from Honeywell and its owned brands, Stinger, SoftHeat and Kaz. Kaz sales for the ensuing 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2011, are expected to exceed $400 million, Helen of Troy stated.

January 3, 2011

Helen of Troy on Monday announced that it has completed its acquisition of humidifier manufacturer Kaz. Sales for the next 12 months, ending Dec. 31, 2011, are expected to exceed $400 million, the company announced.

EL PASO, Texas — Helen of Troy on Monday announced that it has completed its acquisition of humidifier manufacturer Kaz. Sales for the next 12 months, ending Dec. 31, 2011, are expected to exceed $400 million, the company announced.

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.

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;

October 20, 2010

Regional supermarket chain Fresh & Easy said its promotion of reusable canvas bags has been...

October 11, 2010

Blueair unveiled a product that promises a "personal clean air zone."...

CHICAGO Blueair unveiled a product that promises a "personal clean air zone."

The portable Zon personal air purifier -- a lightweight, compact unit -- assures consumers, especially those with respiratory conditions, access to clean air anywhere.

October 7, 2010

A lightbulb that stays illuminated for three hours without electricity has arrived in the United...

DALLAS A lightbulb that stays illuminated for three hours without electricity has arrived in the United States.

 

MagicBulb, developed in Norway by LED Electronics, is boasted as being the world's first and only rechargeable light bulb.

 

 

September 28, 2010

Franklin Electronic Publishers will launch this week its Roadie portable speaker systems, designed for customers...

BURLINGTON, N.J. Franklin Electronic Publishers will launch this week its Roadie portable speaker systems, designed for customers on the go.

 

The three-piece modular design allows the user to stack and tailor the device to his or her specific needs regardless of location, Franklin said of its three-module speaker system and two-way communicator for mobile professionals. The three-piece modular products include:

September 12, 2010

National hardware chain The Home Depot is selling energy-efficient LED bulbs that are affordable and...

ATLANTA —National hardware chain The Home Depot is selling energy-efficient LED bulbs that are affordable and fit in a standard socket.

The chain is selling the bulbs for $19.97 under the EcoSmart brand. By comparison, 60-watt and 100-watt LED bulbs sold for $90 and $360, respectively, just two years ago. The new bulbs, manufactured by Lighting Science Group, available online and will be available in all of Home Depot’s U.S. stores by the end of the month.

September 1, 2010

Medisim-USA is rolling out the newest addition to its TempleTouch line at Walgreens stores nationwide....

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. Medisim-USA is rolling out the newest addition to its TempleTouch line at Walgreens stores nationwide.

The new digital TempleTouch mini thermometer now is available at Walgreens locations across the country. It delivers clinically accurate core body temperature in six seconds by gently touching the thermometer to the temple in a convenient size. The thermometer's features include memory recall and the ability to display temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius according to the user’s preference.

August 22, 2010

National hardware chain The Home Depot is offering what it calls the first affordable LED...

July 18, 2010

Cards are a key area of opportunity in the photo department. Dimitrios Delis, director of...

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.”

July 13, 2010

A Price Chopper supermarket located in Warwick, N.Y., has been awarded the Environmental Protection Agency’s...