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October 6, 2011

Energizer has introduced new ways to light up one's home.

ST. LOUIS — Energizer has introduced new ways to light up one's home.

The company said its Energizer Glas flameless candles offer a warm glow and natural flicker, combining a candle and holder into one decorative light, the company said. The classically-designed lights feature a clear, acrylic round shade and a black matte base, as well as a four-hour automatic timer.

October 6, 2011

Target is the latest in a line of retailers to put out a list of what it thinks will be the top toys of the holiday season.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is the latest in a line of retailers to put out a list of what it thinks will be the top toys of the holiday season. Many of Target's hottest toys, including FIJIT friends and the LeapFrog branded LeapPad, are also on toy lists for Toys"R"Us, Kmart and Walmart.

October 6, 2011

Kimberly-Clark Professional on Thursday announced the introduction of The Healthy Workplace Project desk caddy.

ROSWELL, Ga. — Kimberly-Clark Professional on Thursday announced the introduction of The Healthy Workplace Project desk caddy.

October 6, 2011

P.F. Chang's has introduced four new frozen noodle entrees under its Home Menu line.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — P.F. Chang's has introduced four new frozen noodle entrees under its Home Menu line.

The line, which is produced and distributed by Unilever, feature Asian vegetables, protein and "noodle nests" that unravel in the skillet midway through cooking as the noodles get coated in a flavor-packed sauce, the company said.

The two-serving P.F. Chang's Home Menu noodle meals are available in following varieties:

October 6, 2011

Pillsbury has introduced two frozen breakfast dishes.

MINNEAPOLIS — Pillsbury has introduced two frozen breakfast dishes.

Pillsbury egg scrambles and Grands! biscuit sandwiches are made with real eggs, meat, melted cheese, Grands! biscuits and Green Giant vegetables. Pillsbury said that each product comes in three flavors, including: sausage and cheese biscuit sandwiches; bacon and cheese biscuit sandwiches; ham and veggies biscuit sandwiches; bacon and veggies egg scrambles; sausage and veggies egg scrambles; and sausage and egg scrambles.

October 6, 2011

Southern Comfort and Tabasco have teamed up to launch a new concoction.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Southern Comfort and Tabasco have teamed up to launch a new concoction.

New Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper, which hits store shelves this month, can be served as a cold shot or incorporated into a cocktail, and features the flavors of Southern Comfort whiskey and original Tabasco brand pepper sauce.

October 6, 2011

More than half of retail respondents to a survey conducted by the Retail Industry Leaders Association recently reported an increase in the frequency with which organized rings committed shoplifting, and 41% saw an increase in shoplifting by individuals acting alone.

ARLINGTON, Va. — More than half of retail respondents to a survey conducted by the Retail Industry Leaders Association recently reported an increase in the frequency with which organized rings committed shoplifting, and 41% saw an increase in shoplifting by individuals acting alone. As many as 64% of respondents reported an increase in theft of pharmaceutical products, according to the 2011 Crime Trends and Leading Practices Survey released Thursday by RILA.

October 6, 2011

Campbell Soup Co. has expanded its V8 V-Fusion juices line with 100% fruit and vegetable juice smoothies.

CAMDEN, N.J. — Campbell Soup Co. has expanded its V8 V-Fusion juices line with 100% fruit and vegetable juice smoothies.

The V8 V-Fusion smoothies have no added sugar, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and provide 2g fiber and such vitamins as A, C and E, for 130 calories or less.

The new smoothies carry a suggested retail price of $3.99 for a 36-oz. bottle. For a limited time, 9.5-oz. bottles also will be available at select Walmart stores nationwide for 50 cents.

October 6, 2011

While Toys"R"Us and Kmart were among the first retailers to release their hot toy lists, Walmart wasn't too far behind this year, offering many of the same toys as the aforementioned companies, and even some exclusives.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — While Toys"R"Us and Kmart were among the first retailers to release their hot toy lists, Walmart wasn't too far behind this year, offering many of the same toys as the aforementioned companies, and even some exclusives.

October 5, 2011

AccuDial Pharmaceutical on Tuesday acquired Stephen Key Design in a move that will expand AccuDial’s patent portfolio to more than 50 patents for weight-based dosing and other extended content rotating labels, which add 75% more labeling space to a container.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — AccuDial Pharmaceutical on Tuesday acquired Stephen Key Design in a move that will expand AccuDial’s patent portfolio to more than 50 patents for weight-based dosing and other extended content rotating labels, which add 75% more labeling space to a container.

October 5, 2011

Procter & Gamble is celebrating its oldest brand.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble is celebrating its oldest brand.

P&G said that the lineup of bar soaps, body washes and liquid hand soap sold under Ivory, a 132-year-old brand, will feature new packaging that includes a vibrant new color scheme and redesign that complements the current Ivory product offerings, P&G said.

October 5, 2011

CodeBlue was unveiled last week at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore as the company behind CodeBlue transitioned the brand from the club circuit to the specialty health channel.

NEW YORK — CodeBlue was unveiled last week at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore as the company behind CodeBlue transitioned the brand from the club circuit to the specialty health channel.

According to the company, the all-natural beverage has the electrolyte replenishment of a sports drink, as well as the antioxidants and vitamins found in enhanced water. CodeBlue is derived from fruit extracts, naturally sweetened and available in four flavored varieties — blueberry pomegranate, strawberry melon, peach mandarin and meyer lemon.

October 5, 2011

Coty has teamed up with modeling network Elite to develop and market a new line of fragrances.

NEW YORK — Coty has teamed up with modeling network Elite to develop and market a new line of fragrances.

Slated to launch in January, the collection will include four fragrances that will embrace the alluring beauty and glamour associated with the world of modeling and fashion, Coty and Elite said.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

October 5, 2011

After launching its Make Friends with Your Hair campaign, Dove has tapped telenovela actress Ana Brenda Contreras to extend the campaign to Latina women.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — After launching its Make Friends with Your Hair campaign, Dove has tapped telenovela actress Ana Brenda Contreras to extend the campaign to Latina women.

Dove said that the "Melena Salvaje" campaign invites women to share their most unpredictable hair stories to help them end their frustration with unmanageable hair.

October 5, 2011

Fisk Industries was recognized by Good Housekeeping's second annual anti-aging awards in the instant root touch-ups category.

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. — Fisk Industries was recognized by Good Housekeeping's second annual anti-aging awards in the instant root touch-ups category.

The company said that its professional instant root touch-up product, Cover Your Gray, was named the gold winner of the category. To select this year's winners, the scientists in the beauty lab of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute evaluated 73 anti-aging hair products in every price range.

October 5, 2011

Hershey and Ferrero have formed a joint warehousing, transportation and distribution initiative in North America.

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey and Ferrero have formed a joint warehousing, transportation and distribution initiative in North America.

The two companies will work together to maximize corporate social responsibility efforts and expect to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and energy consumption in warehousing and freight, with fewer vehicle trips needed to move products to customers.

Productivity improvements from this initiative are expected to be seen in 2012. This alliance does not encompass manufacturing, selling or marketing activities, Hershey and Ferrero noted.

October 5, 2011

Global information services company Nielsen announced the passing of one of its former executives.

NEW YORK — Global information services company Nielsen announced the passing of one of its former executives.

Arthur C. "Art" Nielsen, Jr., 92, helped Nielsen create such innovations as consumer and performance surveys, market share, department and food index and television ratings, during his tenure as chairman and president. Nielsen's father, Arthur C. Nielsen, founded the company in 1923. Nielsen, Jr., joined the company in 1945 and retired in 1983, according to the New York Times.

October 5, 2011

A hosiery brand has teamed up with a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A hosiery brand has teamed up with a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women.

L'eggs said that its new partnership with Dress for Success will be highlighted with a Facebook promotion, through which L'eggs will donate 12,000 pairs of legwear to Dress for Success through a virtual legwear drive.

October 5, 2011

Luster Products has unveiled its Pink Smooth Touch Ready Set Glam spritz and shimmer 2-n-1.

CHICAGO — Luster Products has unveiled its Pink Smooth Touch Ready Set Glam spritz and shimmer 2-n-1.

Infused with natural ingredients, including sunflower and argan oils, the product provides firm hold with a built-in shining agent for women that wear edgy, defined hairstyles. The product is specially formulated for relaxed, natural or color-treated hair, and also can be used on wigs, weave and other synthetic hair.

October 5, 2011

Max-Wellness on Wednesday announced the opening of its latest store in Columbus, Ohio, with a 5,000-sq.-ft. location positioned between Gramercy and New Bond by hhgregg. Grand opening celebrations are slated for Oct. 12.

CLEVELAND — Max-Wellness on Wednesday announced the opening of its latest store in Columbus, Ohio, with a 5,000-sq.-ft. location positioned between Gramercy and New Bond by hhgregg. Grand opening celebrations are slated for Oct. 12.

October 5, 2011

NPD has some good news for retailers worried about weak video game sales this holiday season, according to a survey of spending habits in second quarter 2011.

PORT WASHINGTON — NPD has some good news for retailers worried about weak video game sales this holiday season, according to a survey of spending habits in second quarter 2011.

October 5, 2011

Private-label share is slipping across several key drug store categories, according to SymphonyIRI Group’s latest Times & Trends report, “Private Label: Brand Positioning in the New World Order,” published Wednesday.

CHICAGO — Private-label share is slipping across several key drug store categories, according to SymphonyIRI Group’s latest Times & Trends report, “Private Label: Brand Positioning in the New World Order,” published Wednesday.

October 5, 2011

Schiff Nutrition International on Wednesday named Shane Durkee SVP research and development.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition International on Wednesday named Shane Durkee SVP research and development.

“We welcome Shane and believe his proven track record in driving nutritional supplements innovation will contribute significantly to accelerating our new product program and organic growth," Schiff president and CEO Tarang Amin said.

October 5, 2011

The Art of Shaving, a Procter & Gamble brand, has teamed up with Movember to support the men's health charity's U.S. fundraising campaign.

NEW YORK — The Art of Shaving, a Procter & Gamble brand, has teamed up with Movember to support the men's health charity's U.S. fundraising campaign.

October 5, 2011

Zarbee's on Wednesday announced the launch of Zarbee's Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink, an over-the-counter nighttime cough remedy.

SALT LAKE CITY — Zarbee's on Wednesday announced the launch of Zarbee's Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink, an over-the-counter nighttime cough remedy.

Zarbee's Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink is made from antioxidant-rich buckwheat honey, which recent clinical studies have shown is more effective at relieving coughs associated with colds and upper respiratory illnesses than dextromethorphan or diphenhydramine, the company claimed.