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October 18, 2011

Johnson & Johnson Tuesday morning pledged significant support behind the relaunch of several McNeil Consumer products into the marketplace in 2012, and feels confident impacted brands — Tylenol and Motrin, among others — will be able to recapture market share, despite significant private-label erosion.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson Tuesday morning pledged significant support behind the relaunch of several McNeil Consumer products into the marketplace in 2012, and feels confident impacted brands — Tylenol and Motrin, among others — will be able to recapture market share, despite significant private-label erosion.

October 18, 2011

Minute Maid is shaking up the juice aisle with a new line of products that includes 100% orange juices and a light orange juice beverage.

HOUSTON — Minute Maid is shaking up the juice aisle with a new line of products that includes 100% orange juices and a light orange juice beverage.

Minute Maid Pure Squeezed includes no pulp 100% orange juice, no pulp 100% orange juice with calcium and vitamin D, some pulp 100% orange juice and light orange juice beverage with calcium and vitamin D.

October 18, 2011

Shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud, organized retail crime and administrative errors cost the retail industry $41.7 billion in the United States in 2011, representing 1.6% in sales, according to the Global Retail Theft Barometer released Tuesday by Checkpoint Systems.

PHILADELPHIA — Shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud, organized retail crime and administrative errors cost the retail industry $41.7 billion in the United States in 2011, representing 1.6% in sales, according to the Global Retail Theft Barometer released Tuesday by Checkpoint Systems. Of that, $18.4 billion was attributed to employee theft, $14.9 billion to shoplifters, $6.6 billion to internal error and $1.8 billion to suppliers.

October 18, 2011

In a four- to 12-week period, power brushes with oscillating-rotating technology, pioneered by Oral-B, reduce plaque and gingivitis more than power brushes that move laterally from side-to-side, known as sonic, according to the Cochrane Collaboration, an independent healthcare research group.

CINCINNATI — In a four- to 12-week period, power brushes with oscillating-rotating technology, pioneered by Oral-B, reduce plaque and gingivitis more than power brushes that move laterally from side-to-side, known as sonic, according to the Cochrane Collaboration, an independent healthcare research group.

October 18, 2011

Swanson has rolled out Flavor Boost concentrated broths and unsalted cooking stocks.

CAMDEN, N.J. — Swanson has rolled out Flavor Boost concentrated broths and unsalted cooking stocks.

The new broth concentrates and stocks represent five of the nearly three dozen new products Swanson's parent company, Campbell Soup Co., is introducing this fall.

Swanson Flavor Boost has a suggested retail price of $3.99 for eight concentrated liquid broth packets. Swanson unsalted cooking stocks have a suggested retail price of $3.15 for a 26-oz. resealable aseptic carton.

October 17, 2011

ConAgra Foods announced that "Top Chef" contestant Ryan Scott has earned a title whereby he will promote an exclusive line of Healthy Choice items.

NEW YORK — ConAgra Foods announced that "Top Chef" contestant Ryan Scott has earned a title whereby he will promote an exclusive line of Healthy Choice items.

As part of last month's launch of the new line of Healthy Choice Top Chef Inspired Café Steamers, "Top Chef" hosted a competition-based original Web series, "Top Chef Healthy Showdown" on BravoTV.com. As a result of winning the “Top Chef Healthy Showdown” challenge, Scott was named the “flavor ambassador.”

October 17, 2011

A new beverage designed to provide energy and protein has made its debut.

FRESNO, Calif. — A new beverage designed to provide energy and protein has made its debut.

Click espresso protein drink, available as a 14-serving powdered drink mix, offers 15 grams of high-quality protein and 23 essential vitamins and minerals packed into each serving, the company said. The drink can be served hot as a coffee substitute or cold as a gourmet frappe-style drink.

October 17, 2011

Creta Farms has rolled out a line of better-for-you sausage.

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Creta Farms has rolled out a line of better-for-you sausage.

New Creta Farms sausages tout selected cuts of pork, beef and cheddar. Additionally, a portion of the animal fat is removed from the sausages and is replaced it with extra-virgin olive oil, the company said.

Creta Farms sausages, available in beef smoked, smoked and cheddar smoked varieties, are available at Safeway stores for a suggested retail price of $5.49.

October 17, 2011

Emerald has added "fun packs" to its lineup of Breakfast on the go! nut and granola mixes.

SAN FRANCISCO — Emerald has added "fun packs" to its lineup of Breakfast on the go! nut and granola mixes.

The "fun packs" line includes two flavors: berries and creme and chocolate peanut butter banana. Each "fun pack" contains 200 calories or less, the company said.

Emerald said its Breakfast on the go! fun packs will hit store shelves this fall.

October 17, 2011

Kellogg recently was recognized for the strength of its company, its brands and corporate responsibility efforts.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg recently was recognized for the strength of its company, its brands and corporate responsibility efforts.

Honors this year for Kellogg included:

  • Interbrand Annual Top 100 Global Brands: Kellogg ranked No. 34. Interbrand said that brand value is assessed by financial performance of the branded products or services, the role of the brand in the purchase decision process, and the strength of the brand to continue to secure earnings for a company;

October 17, 2011

Passage Foods has expanded its Passage to China cooking sauces line with two new flavors.

COLLINSVILLE, Conn. — Passage Foods has expanded its Passage to China cooking sauces line with two new flavors.

The Passage to China lineup now includes black bean stir-fry and honey, soy and garlic sauces. The sauces are all-natural, gluten-free, preservative-free recipes that contain fresh, natural ingredients and can be paired with both meat and vegetables, the company said.

Passage Foods also produces such cooking sauces as Passage to Indian, Passage to Thailand and Passage to Morocco.

October 17, 2011

A new gum brand may revolutionize the market by touting a biodegradable product.

NEW YORK — A new gum brand may revolutionize the market by touting a biodegradable product.

Rev7 gum utilizes parent company Revolymer's patented low adhesion technology, making Rev7 the world's only removable and degradable chewing gum, according to the company.

Rev7 is available in a 10-pack and comes in natural peppermint and natural spearmint flavors. The gum also is sugar-free.

October 17, 2011

Yankee Candle is encouraging consumers to embrace the winter months with its latest holiday candles.

SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. — Yankee Candle is encouraging consumers to embrace the winter months with its latest holiday candles.

New to the Yankee Candle lineup are Cherries on Snow, Mountain Berry and Christmas Rose scents, which complement the brand's current line of holiday fragrances. All three candles are available in a large classic jar for a suggested retail price of $25.99.

October 14, 2011

Baskin-Robbins on Friday announced the launch of Cake Bites, a new bite-sized line of mini desserts that combine ice cream and cake in a single serving.

CANTON, Mass. — Baskin-Robbins on Friday announced the launch of Cake Bites, a new bite-sized line of mini desserts that combine ice cream and cake in a single serving. 

Cake Bites are available at Baskin-Robbins throughout the country for $2.99 individually or $9.99 for a mix-n-match 4-pack, in four flavors, including:

October 14, 2011

The Consumer Goods Technology Group has awarded beauty company Coty Inc. with its Outstanding Achievement Award for Most Innovative Company for 2011.

NEW YORK — The Consumer Goods Technology Group has awarded beauty company Coty Inc. with its Outstanding Achievement Award for Most Innovative Company for 2011.

October 14, 2011

Mission Athletecare, a line of skin care products geared toward athletes, has announced a new partnership with all-star Carmelo Anthony and unveiled the launch of the new Power Grip, Anthony's signature product that aims to give athletes a competitive edge.

NEW YORK — Mission Athletecare, a line of skin care products geared toward athletes, has announced a new partnership with all-star Carmelo Anthony and unveiled the launch of the new Power Grip, Anthony's signature product that aims to give athletes a competitive edge.

October 14, 2011

NBA star Carmelo Anthony, now the new corporate spokesman for ethnic hair care company Johnson Products Co., made a rare personal appearance on behalf of JPC’s new men’s grooming line, Ultra Sheen Men, at a Walmart supercenter in Union City, Ga., on Sept. 17.

UNION CITY, Ga. — NBA star Carmelo Anthony, now the new corporate spokesman for ethnic hair care company Johnson Products Co., made a rare personal appearance on behalf of JPC’s new men’s grooming line, Ultra Sheen Men, at a Walmart supercenter in Union City, Ga., on Sept. 17.

During the debut of CarmeloLIVE, customers were able to meet Anthony in person and had the opportunity to win prizes and receive free haircuts at the Ultra Sheen Men Grooming Lounge.

October 14, 2011

ECRM recently was recognized for its involvement with the nonprofit organization Operation Shoebox, a charity that delivers personal care items, food and stationery to soldiers stationed all around the world.

CLEVELAND — ECRM recently was recognized for its involvement with the nonprofit organization Operation Shoebox, a charity that delivers personal care items, food and stationery to soldiers stationed all around the world.

October 14, 2011

Procter & Gamble Professional, the away-from-home division of P&G, on Thursday announced a partnership with Firehouse Subs in support of national Fire Safety month.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble Professional, the away-from-home division of P&G, on Thursday announced a partnership with Firehouse Subs in support of national Fire Safety month.

October 14, 2011

Scotch-Brite, a 3M brand, has introduced new botanical disinfecting wipes, a no-rinse household cleaning solution.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Scotch-Brite, a 3M brand, has introduced new botanical disinfecting wipes, a no-rinse household cleaning solution. The brand is encouraging families to try the wipes to disinfect their kitchen counters and prepare homemade pizzas right on the countertops in celebration of National Pizza Month.

October 14, 2011

Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia.

LONDON — Unilever has agreed to acquire Russian beauty company Concern Kalina, which significantly will strengthen its foothold in skin care and hair care in Russia.

Unilever initially is acquiring 82% of Concern Kalina for approximately €390 million ($537 million). The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

October 13, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday reported that the use of condoms is up in teen males.

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday reported that the use of condoms is up in teen males.

October 13, 2011

Energizer has teamed up with nonprofit organization One Million Lights on the Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World event to help shed light on the worldwide need for safe and reliable lighting.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Energizer has teamed up with nonprofit organization One Million Lights on the Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World event to help shed light on the worldwide need for safe and reliable lighting.

October 13, 2011

Eastman Kodak Co. announced that its Kodak Picture Kiosk software will now allow consumers to use images from Facebook to create photo products.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Co. announced that its Kodak Picture Kiosk software will now allow consumers to use images from Facebook to create photo products.

The enhanced Facebook application is the flagship feature of the new Kodak Picture Kiosk software version 5.0 currently being rolled out to retailers worldwide, the company said.

October 13, 2011

Gluten-free baking company Pamela's Products announced the launch of a new line of snack bars.

UKIAH, Calif. — Gluten-free baking company Pamela's Products announced the launch of a new line of snack bars.

Whenever Bars are soft and chewy, gluten-free, whole-grain bars that are delicious, healthy and convenient, the company stated. Available in four flavors — oat blueberry lemon, oat cranberry almond, oat chocolate chip coconut and oat raisin walnut spice — the line will be available nationwide for an SRP of $4.99 per box, five bars per box, and also is available on Amazon.com.