Content about Front-End Categories

November 16, 2011

Active Health Foods has launched its energy bar in the retail market.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Active Health Foods announced the launch of its energy bars at retail.

Active X energy bars are 100% natural and organic and made with a proprietary formula that was developed by the company in conjunction with a nutritionist, Active Health Foods said. The 1.8-oz. bars are available in Almond Chocolate Delight, Peanut Butter Chocolate Joy, Cashew Berry Dream, Coconut Cocoa Passion and Double Chocolate Chip varieties.

November 16, 2011

Blue Moon's limited-edition beer is returning to stores this holiday season.

DENVER — Blue Moon's limited-edition beer is returning to stores this holiday season.

Blue Moon Grand Cru will be available in stores nationally from November through December. The beverage, which first made its debut in 2009, full-bodied beer that features rich, creamy notes with subtle hints of orange peel and coriander. The company said its a "robust interpretation" of Blue Moon Belgian White Belgian-style wheat ale.

Blue Moon Grand Cru will be available in a 750-ml bottle.

November 16, 2011

Clorox on Tuesday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 60 cents per share on the company's common stock.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Clorox on Tuesday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 60 cents per share on the company's common stock.

The dividend is payable Feb. 13, 2012, to to stockholders of record on Jan. 26, 2012.

November 16, 2011

Extra has boosted its lineup of Dessert Delights chewing gum with a new addition that was selected by Facebook fans.

CHICAGO — Extra has boosted its lineup of Dessert Delights chewing gum with a new addition that was selected by Facebook fans.

Extra said its root beer float gum garnered 1.3 million votes from Facebook fans during the brand's Fan Flavorite Vote contest, beating out lemon square and bananas foster flavors. The root beer float gum will make its debut in summer 2012 and will join the current lineup of Extra Dessert Delights that includes orange creme pop, apple pie, mint chocolate chip, strawberry shortcake and key lime pie flavors.

November 16, 2011

Hamacher Resource Group on Tuesday announced the development of a digital home healthcare product library containing product attributes that easily can be searched and sorted to streamline identification and ordering.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group on Tuesday announced the development of a digital home healthcare product library containing product attributes that easily can be searched and sorted to streamline identification and ordering.

November 16, 2011

iHealth, the blood-pressure monitor for the tech-savvy iPad user, is featured here on a Target shelf in central Pennsylvania.

November 16, 2011

Natrol on Wednesday announced its partnership with Bikram Choudhury, a world renowned yoga instructor who developed the brand of yoga known as Bikram yoga, to offer a new line of ayurvedic supplements called Vedic Mantra.

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Natrol on Wednesday announced its partnership with Bikram Choudhury, a world renowned yoga instructor who developed the brand of yoga known as Bikram yoga, to offer a new line of ayurvedic supplements called Vedic Mantra.

November 16, 2011

SoloHealth, a consumer-driven healthcare technology company, on Wednesday said Stanley Blaylock, former Walgreens SVP and former president of Walgreens Health Services, will join SoloHealth’s board of directors.

ATLANTA — SoloHealth, a consumer-driven healthcare technology company, on Wednesday said Stanley Blaylock, former Walgreens SVP and former president of Walgreens Health Services, will join SoloHealth’s board of directors. The announcement comes as SoloHealth prepares for a nationwide rollout in 2012 of its next-generation, consumer health screening kiosk, the SoloHealth Station.

November 16, 2011

Shoppers today are more knowledgeable than ever when it comes to finding deals on their favorite products, and many won't even set foot in a store until they have an idea of their potential savings, according to the Deloitte/Harrison Group annual American Pantry Survey.

NEW YORK — Shoppers today are more knowledgeable than ever when it comes to finding deals on their favorite products, and many won't even set foot in a store until they have an idea of their potential savings, according to the Deloitte/Harrison Group annual American Pantry Survey.

November 15, 2011

Awakening Mineral Skin Care, whose products are sold at select Whole Foods Markets and specialty boutiques, has developed an espresso-based hand cream designed to suppress food odors while healing and hydrating skin.

CANYON, Calif. — Awakening Mineral Skin Care, whose products are sold at select Whole Foods Markets and specialty boutiques, has developed an espresso-based hand cream designed to suppress food odors while healing and hydrating skin.

November 15, 2011

Kenneth O’Leary, president and founder of Cara Inc., passed away Oct. 12 at home after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

WARWICK, R.I. — Kenneth O’Leary, president and founder of Cara Inc., passed away Oct. 12 at home after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

A 50-year industry veteran, O'Leary, 83, started his career as a detail rep for Schieffelin & Co. in New York. He also spent time with Schering (White Labs), Miles (Dome Labs), CR Bard (Davol) and in 1983 founded Cara Inc.

November 15, 2011

Dream Water once again has expanded its retail distribution through a nationwide retail alliance with CVS/pharmacy.

MIAMI — Dream Water once again has expanded its retail distribution through a nationwide retail alliance with CVS/pharmacy.

With this move, Dream Water now is available in more than 20,000 points of sale nationwide. The product also is available in such stores as Duane Reade, Kmart, Harmon, Walmart and Walgreens.

November 15, 2011

Nearly one-fifth of all Americans ages 12 years and older have hearing loss so severe that it may make communication difficult, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers and published in the Nov. 14 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

BALTIMORE — Nearly one-fifth of all Americans ages 12 years and older have hearing loss so severe that it may make communication difficult, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers and published in the Nov. 14 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. The findings, thought to be the first nationally representative estimate of hearing loss, suggest that many more people than previously thought are affected by this condition.

November 15, 2011

Hostess is launching a contest that invites fans of its Donettes brand to receive a chance to win a grand prize of $2,500, as well as free Donettes for a year.

IRVING, Texas — Hostess is launching a contest that invites fans of its Donettes brand to receive a chance to win a grand prize of $2,500, as well as free Donettes for a year.

November 15, 2011

Beauty company CCA Industries has appointed Michael Piff as EVP sales.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Beauty company CCA Industries has appointed Michael Piff as EVP sales.

Piff joins CCA with extensive industry experience at such companies as DowBrands, Minnetonka Brands and Cosrich/Health Science Labs, and will be based at company headquarters in East Rutherford.

“I look forward to working with Michael as we build CCA’s business and enhance our relationships with the retail trade,” CCA president and CEO Dunnan Edell said.

November 15, 2011

Church and Dwight, the maker of Nair hair removal products, has concluded the second annual "Step Out Challenge" and named a grand-prize winner.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Church and Dwight, the maker of Nair hair removal products, has concluded the second annual "Step Out Challenge" and named a grand-prize winner.

More than 1,400 people who tried Nair shared their smooth skin experiences through written and video testimonials and received free music from Grooveshark, a music-streaming website. The grand-prize winner, Kelly Wilkie from New York, received a weekend experience, including VIP tickets to one of this year's most sought-after concerts.

November 15, 2011

FaVe Juice has launched a line of beverages that provides three servings of vegetables in each 8-oz. glass.

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. — FaVe Juice has launched a line of beverages that provides three servings of vegetables in each 8-oz. glass.

The company said its FaVe 60-calorie, 100% juice blends will be available in strawberry banana kiwi, blueberry pomegranate goji, and orange tangerine pineapple flavors.

FaVe's new line will hit store shelves in early 2012.

November 15, 2011

Perrigo on Tuesday announced it received Food and Drug Administration clearance to market and distribute infant formula that contains 100% partially hydrolyzed whey protein.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — Perrigo on Tuesday announced it received Food and Drug Administration clearance to market and distribute infant formula that contains 100% partially hydrolyzed whey protein. The store-brand Comfort Care infant formula is designed for babies with fussiness or gas and will be sold as a nutritionally comparable version of Gerber Good Start gentle infant formula at leading retailers in 2012.

Sales of the national brand are estimated to be $55 million for the latest 52-weeks, as measured by SymphonyIRI Group.

November 15, 2011

Beauty company Physicians Formula Holdings has completed the previously announced refinancing of its subordinated debt held by Mill Road Capital, and expects interest expense to be reduced by $1.5 million for the first 12 months, following the refinancing.

AZUSA, Calif. — Beauty company Physicians Formula Holdings has completed the previously announced refinancing of its subordinated debt held by Mill Road Capital, and expects interest expense to be reduced by $1.5 million for the first 12 months, following the refinancing.

November 15, 2011

Procter & Gamble's Prilosec OTC and comedian Larry the Cable Guy are teaming up this season on a Facebook-driven contest in search of "parking lot pros who know 'a better way to tailgate,'" beginning Tuesday.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble's Prilosec OTC and comedian Larry the Cable Guy are teaming up this season on a Facebook-driven contest in search of "parking lot pros who know 'a better way to tailgate,'" beginning Tuesday.

November 15, 2011

In support of National Diabetes Month, Colgate Total is donating $100,000 to help support Stop Diabetes, a movement launched by the American Diabetes Association to help educate and increase awareness of the link between oral health and diabetes.

NEW YORK — In support of National Diabetes Month, Colgate Total is donating $100,000 to help support Stop Diabetes, a movement launched by the American Diabetes Association to help educate and increase awareness of the link between oral health and diabetes.

November 15, 2011

Oral care manufacturer Water Pik, whose products are sold at select retailers, including mass merchandisers, drug stores and specialty retailers, has unveiled its new Waterpik Traveler.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Oral care manufacturer Water Pik, whose products are sold at select retailers, including mass merchandisers, drug stores and specialty retailers, has unveiled its new Waterpik Traveler.

The new Waterpik Traveler is 55% smaller than other models, and with global voltage compatibility, the Waterpik Traveler unit is ideal for travel anywhere and for those who have limited counter space.

November 14, 2011

Celestial Seasonings has introduced an energy shot that combines B vitamins, botanicals and kombucha, a fermented black tea.

BOULDER, Colo. — Celestial Seasonings has introduced an energy shot that combines B vitamins, botanicals and kombucha, a fermented black tea.

Kombucha Energy Shots are packaged in single-serve, 2-fl.-oz. bottles and are available in citrus, berry and Pomegranate Xtreme varieties.

November 14, 2011

ConAgra Foods is acquiring a private-label pretzel maker, the company announced.

OMAHA, Neb. — ConAgra Foods is acquiring a private-label pretzel maker, the company announced.

ConAgra said its acquisition of Lancaster, Pa.-based National Pretzel includes three bakeries located in Lancaster, Pa., Hanover, Pa., and Visalia, Calif. Additionally, more than 700 National Pretzel employees are expected to join ConAgra when the transaction closes, ConAgra noted.

The acquisition is expected to close within 30 days. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

November 14, 2011

Dietary supplement usage is up among Americans, according to a National Center for Health Statistics report released earlier this year — half of all U.S. adults supplement their diets, most likely with a multivitamin.

WASHINGTON — Dietary supplement usage is up among Americans, according to a National Center for Health Statistics report released earlier this year — half of all U.S. adults supplement their diets, most likely with a multivitamin. And pharmacists are the No. 2 go-to source (behind doctors) for information around those supplements — according to a Council for Responsible Nutrition Survey on Dietary Supplements.

As a pharmacist, are you prepared to answer their questions?