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July 25, 2012

Supervalu is making the mobile couponing application Yowza!! available to more than 1,900 independent stores that the company supplies as a wholesaler.

LOS ANGELES — Supervalu is making the mobile couponing application Yowza!! available to more than 1,900 independent stores that the company supplies as a wholesaler.

"We are always looking for the next best way for the independent retailers we supply to offer more value to their shoppers," said Teresa Chipps, Supervalu VP marketing and education, independent business. "With Yowza!!'s ability to bring fast-paced savings to customers, we are confident we have found just that."

July 12, 2012

Anti-aging skin care brand StriVectin announced that Melisse Shaban has been elevated to chairman and JuE Wong has been appointed CEO.

NEW YORK — Anti-aging skin care brand StriVectin announced that Melisse Shaban has been elevated to chairman and JuE Wong has been appointed CEO.

"StriVectin's growth surge continues on the back of our clinically proven, unique technology," Shaban stated. "We are on a tear — and we needed to enhance our leadership team to support this growth. We intend to continue to delight and surprise our consumers and provide unrivalled support to our retail partners. We are thrilled to have JuE's unique skills to take us to the next level."

June 6, 2012

A store-level workforce reduction is planned for Albertsons' Southern California division.

FULLERTON, Calif. — A store-level workforce reduction is planned for Albertsons' Southern California division.

June 5, 2012

VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, and an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, along with CVS Caremark All Kids Can have announced the 102 students of all abilities that will be featured in the 2012 All Kids Can Create exhibition "What Inspires Me."

WASHINGTON — VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, and an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, along with CVS Caremark All Kids Can have announced the 102 students of all abilities that will be featured in the 2012 All Kids Can Create exhibition "What Inspires Me."

May 24, 2012

After announcing the retirement of its leader last December, Hy-Vee has named a new chairman and CEO.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — After announcing the retirement of its leader last December, Hy-Vee has named a new chairman and CEO.

The retailer said its president and COO, Randy Edeker, will become chairman, president and CEO, effective June 1. Edeker, 30-year veteran of Hy-Vee, replaces Ric Jurgens, who has served as Hy-Vee CEO since 2003 and chairman since 2006. Back in December 2011, Jurgens announced his intention to retire and nominate Edeker as his successor.

May 17, 2012

Rogaine has tapped Bill Rancic, an American entrepreneur, motivational speaker and star of the reality show "Giuliana & Bill," to serve as the brand's first-ever "Growth Coach."

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. — Rogaine has tapped Bill Rancic, an American entrepreneur, motivational speaker and star of the reality show "Giuliana & Bill," to serve as the brand's first-ever "Growth Coach."

May 14, 2012

The CRN Foundation’s “Life…supplemented” consumer wellness campaign on Monday launched its new blog, "the Supplemental," which will provide consumers with fun, fresh, new perspectives to educate and inform consumers on combining healthy diet, supplements and exercise to optimize one’s health and well-being.

WASHINGTON — The CRN Foundation’s “Life…supplemented” consumer wellness campaign on Monday launched its new blog, "the Supplemental," which will provide consumers with fun, fresh, new perspectives to educate and inform consumers on combining  healthy diet, supplements and exercise to optimize one’s health and well-being.
 

May 3, 2012

Prestige Brands on Thursday acknowledged that Genomma Lab has withdrawn its unsolicited acquisition proposal.

IRVINGTON, N.Y. — Prestige Brands on Thursday acknowledged that Genomma Lab has withdrawn its unsolicited acquisition proposal.

May 1, 2012

Consumers are expected to shop and buy more in the week leading up to Mother's Day than they did last year, according to a new ShopperTrak survey.

CHICAGO — Consumers are expected to shop and buy more in the week leading up to Mother's Day than they did last year, according to a new ShopperTrak survey.

April 30, 2012

Kimberly-Clark has expanded its U by Kotex portfolio to include two new products.

DALLAS — Kimberly-Clark has expanded its U by Kotex portfolio to include two new products.

April 24, 2012

Walgreens is enhancing community pharmacy by allowing customers to select a pharmacist based on their healthcare needs through a new online tool.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is enhancing community pharmacy by allowing customers to select a pharmacist based on their healthcare needs through a new online tool.

April 18, 2012

Planters has partnered with a magazine to launch a new snack aimed at men.

EAST HANOVER, N.J. — Planters has partnered with a magazine to launch a new snack aimed at men.

Planters and Men's Health announced the debut of Planters NUT-rition Men's Health Recommended Mix, a blend of almonds, peanuts and pistachios that contains 6g of protein and six vitamins and minerals per 1-oz. serving. The venture marks the first time Men's Health has partnered with a snack brand, the magazine's publisher, Ronan Gardiner, said.

April 13, 2012

Tom's of Maine is introducing, for the first time, a new line of men's deodorants.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Tom's of Maine is introducing, for the first time, a new line of men's deodorants.

March 19, 2012

The Skintimate brand of women’s shave gels and creams has launched the Skintimate Studios Ready for Everything photo contest.

SHELTON, Conn. — The Skintimate brand of women’s shave gels and creams has launched the Skintimate Studios Ready for Everything photo contest.

Skintimate will give women ages 13 years and older an opportunity to learn what it takes to "Step into the Spotlight" and appear in a national magazine advertorial spread, shot by celebrity photographer Eva Mueller.

March 7, 2012

The Natural Products Association is celebrating the 800th certification of products and ingredients under the organization's Natural Seal program.

WASHINGTON — The Natural Products Association is celebrating the 800th certification of products and ingredients under the organization's Natural Seal program.

February 27, 2012

A division of specialty pharmacy provider The Apothecary Shops has become the exclusive distributor of a drug used in glaucoma surgery, the company said.

PHOENIX — A division of specialty pharmacy provider The Apothecary Shops has become the exclusive distributor of a drug used in glaucoma surgery, the company said.

Apothecary Shop Wholesale has received exclusive distribution rights for Mobius Therapeutics' drug Mitosol (mitomycin), which the Food and Drug Administration approved earlier this month.

February 23, 2012

Express Scripts chairman and CEO George Paz on Thursday played down the impact of Walgreens' exit from its pharmacy network.

ST. LOUIS — Express Scripts chairman and CEO George Paz on Thursday played down the impact of Walgreens' exit from its pharmacy network.

February 2, 2012

Tom's of Maine, a maker of natural personal care products, has introduced its new Naturally Dry antiperspirant line, which is positioned as the first antiperspirant stick made entirely with sustainably sourced ingredients derived from plant and mineral sources, and without artificial fragrances, preservatives and silicones.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Tom's of Maine, a maker of natural personal care products, has introduced its new Naturally Dry antiperspirant line, which is positioned as the first antiperspirant stick made entirely with sustainably sourced ingredients derived from plant and mineral sources, and without artificial fragrances, preservatives and silicones.

January 3, 2012

Mead Johnson Nutrition over the holidays conducted a new round of testing on samples of a batch of Enfamil Premium Newborn powdered formula related to a Food and Drug Administration investigation.

GLENVIEW, Ill. — Mead Johnson Nutrition over the holidays conducted a new round of testing on samples of a batch of Enfamil Premium Newborn powdered formula related to a Food and Drug Administration investigation.

Drawn from samples parallel to those being tested by public health officials and following the same methodology, the new testing did not detect any presence of Cronobacter (Enterobacter sakazakii), the company stated.

December 23, 2011

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the United States increased 0.5% in November to 118 (baseline based on 100 in 2004), following a 0.9% increase in October, and a 0.1% increase in September, the Conference Board announced Thursday.

NEW YORK — The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the United States increased 0.5% in November to 118 (baseline based on 100 in 2004), following a 0.9% increase in October, and a 0.1% increase in September, the Conference Board announced Thursday.

December 12, 2011

Medical Alarm Concepts Holding on Monday unveiled plans for the second phase of its MediPendant medical alert system marketing campaign: a bag stuffer/coupon offer placed alongside patient prescriptions in Albertsons.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — Medical Alarm Concepts Holding on Monday unveiled plans for the second phase of its MediPendant medical alert system marketing campaign: a bag stuffer/coupon offer placed alongside patient prescriptions in Albertsons that includes one free month of monitoring services and a lockbox device that allows for first responders to get into a home without having to break down the door.

December 7, 2011

Helen of Troy has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all assets of Procter & Gamble's water purification brand.

EL PASO, Texas — Helen of Troy has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all assets of Procter & Gamble's water purification brand.

The acquisition of P&G's Pur Water Purification Products company includes the worldwide Pur trademark, its current and future product line, assets related to the operations of the Pur business, manufacturing equipment and more than 200 patents. Pur's products, which include faucet mount systems and filters, pitcher systems and filters, as well as refrigerator filters, are sold throughout the United States.

December 6, 2011

Online brands that offer less complex return policies, along with ways to easily identify the highest-quality items, earned high marks among consumers, according to new research from global strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale.

NEW YORK — Online brands that offer less complex return policies, along with ways to easily identify the highest-quality items, earned high marks among consumers, according to new research from global strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale.

November 22, 2011

Denture adhesive Fixodent, a Procter & Gamble brand, is putting consumers to the test with the Fixodent "12-hour hold challenge," which kicked off at the end of August and runs through June 30, 2012.

CINCINNATI — Denture adhesive Fixodent, a Procter & Gamble brand, is putting consumers to the test with the Fixodent "12-hour hold challenge," which kicked off at the end of August and runs through June 30, 2012.

October 25, 2011

Sanofi has appointed David Meeker as CEO of Genzyme, the French drug maker said.

PARIS — Sanofi has appointed David Meeker as CEO of Genzyme, the French drug maker said.

Sanofi bought the Cambridge, Mass.-based biotech manufacturer for $20.1 billion earlier this year.

"After working closely with David over the past six months, I am confident that he is the best person to lead Genzyme," Sanofi CEO Christopher Viehbacher said. "David's commitment to employees, physicians and patients has been a key success factor in the successful integration of Genzyme as part of the Sanofi Group."