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September 28, 2011

Nestlé EVP and CFO Jim Singh will retire in March 2012 after 35 years with the company.

VEVEY, Switzerland — Nestlé EVP and CFO Jim Singh will retire in March 2012 after 35 years with the company.

Replacing Singh is Wan Ling Martello, who currently serves as Walmart's EVP global e-commerce of emerging markets. She will succeed Singh on April 1, 2012.

September 28, 2011

Procter & Gamble’s Oral-B brand and celebrity comedienne and Daytime Emmy Award-winner Sherri Shepherd are calling on power toothbrush users across the country to share their “powerful moment of truth” — that instant when they switched from a manual to a power toothbrush — as part of the “Powerful Moments of Truth” campaign.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s Oral-B brand and celebrity comedienne and Daytime Emmy Award-winner Sherri Shepherd are calling on power toothbrush users across the country to share their “powerful moment of truth” — that instant when they switched from a manual to a power toothbrush — as part of the “Powerful Moments of Truth” campaign.

September 28, 2011

Hair care brand Ouidad continues on its promise to deliver frizz-free curls with its new Ouidad Climate Control defrizzing shampoo and conditioner.

NEW YORK — Hair care brand Ouidad continues on its promise to deliver frizz-free curls with its new Ouidad Climate Control defrizzing shampoo and conditioner.

The new Climate Control defrizzing shampoo and conditioner contains Ouidad’s exclusive humidity shield complex, which, by combining a blend of moisturizers that encapsulate the hair shaft, acts as a protective barrier against heat, humidity and other environmental factors.

September 28, 2011

Perry's Ice Cream has relaunched an ice cream flavor that commemorates a National Football League team.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Perry's Ice Cream has relaunched an ice cream flavor that commemorates a National Football League team.

The Buffalo Bills Brownie Blitz ice cream, which is the official ice cream of the NFL team Buffalo Bills, originally was introduced in 2008. This year, the ice cream is getting a makeover to reflect the Bills new helmet design. The Buffalo Bills Brownie Blitz features premium French vanilla ice cream with laces of fudge and brownie pieces, Perry's Ice Cream said.

September 28, 2011

Sanofi Pasteur on Wednesday launched an awareness campaign to inform Florida residents ages 65 years and older about the importance of influenza protection and the key role vaccination plays in helping to improve the body's immune response against the virus.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Sanofi Pasteur on Wednesday launched an awareness campaign to inform Florida residents ages 65 years and older about the importance of influenza protection and the key role vaccination plays in helping to improve the body's immune response against the virus.

Adults 65 years of age and older typically are the hardest hit by influenza. This new program, called Influenza Immunization for You, urges older adults to talk to their healthcare provider about vaccine options. Florida Hospital Medical Group is spearheading the initiative in the region.

September 28, 2011

GNC Holdings on Wednesday announced that Jenn Brown, two-time Emmy Award-winning sports journalist, has joined the GNC LiveWell team as its newest brand ambassador.

PITTSBURGH — GNC Holdings on Wednesday announced that Jenn Brown, two-time Emmy Award-winning sports journalist, has joined the GNC LiveWell team as its newest brand ambassador.

September 28, 2011

Intensive control of blood-sugar levels beyond standard targets provides no additional protection against cognitive decline in older people with diabetes than standard treatment, according to a national study coordinated by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center that was published online in the The Lancet Neurology.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Intensive control of blood-sugar levels beyond standard targets provides no additional protection against cognitive decline in older people with diabetes than standard treatment, according to a national study coordinated by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center that was published online in the The Lancet Neurology.

September 28, 2011

Water-Jel Technologies last month named Herb Baer to the post of EVP North America. Well-known among military and industrial users, the company plans to expand first-degree burn aftercare at retail in the coming year, Baer told Drug Store News.

CARLSTADT, N.J. — Water-Jel Technologies last month named Herb Baer to the post of EVP North America. Well-known among military and industrial users, the company plans to expand first-degree burn aftercare at retail in the coming year, Baer told Drug Store News.

The company recently launched Burn Jel Plus, a thick gel that salves minor burn injuries containing vitamin E, tea tree oil and 2.5% lidocaine, into the consumer market.

September 28, 2011

SC Johnson's glass cleaner brand is marking a milestone: its 75th birthday.

RACINE, Wis. — SC Johnson's glass cleaner brand is marking a milestone: its 75th birthday.

September 28, 2011

Walgreens was awarded the Retail Advertising Campaign of the Year at the Oracle World Retail Awards at the German Historical Museum during the annual World Retail Congress held Tuesday.

BERLIN — Walgreens was awarded the Retail Advertising Campaign of the Year at the Oracle World Retail Awards here at the German Historical Museum during the annual World Retail Congress held Tuesday.

The Retail Advertising Campaign of the Year celebrates outstanding advertising campaigns undertaken by a retailer to build the brand. Walgreens was selected over the competition and was awarded the prize due to its “Arm Yourself for the Ones You Love” campaign by Arc Worldwide.

September 27, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday posted a letter to the editor challenging an article critical of dietary supplements that was published July 5 and in the July 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday posted a letter to the editor challenging an article critical of dietary supplements that was published July 5 and in the July 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

JAMA had declined to publish the letter, CRN reported.

September 27, 2011

Doritos has kicked off its Crash the Super Bowl program with help from singing comedy trio The Lonely Island.

PLANO, Texas — Doritos has kicked off its Crash the Super Bowl program with help from singing comedy trio The Lonely Island.

The program features a contest that encourages consumers to create a Super Bowl advertising spot for Doritos and will compete against both The Lonely Island and other consumers. If the ad scores No. 1 on the USA Today Ad Meter, its creator will win a $1 million bonus; however, if The Lonely Island Doritos ad scores No. 1 on the USA Today Ad Meter, Doritos will donate $1 million to the group's charity of choice.

September 27, 2011

Ehrmann has introduced a line of all-natural Bavarian low-fat yogurt.

MISHAWAKA, Ind. — Ehrmann has introduced a line of all-natural Bavarian low-fat yogurt.

Packaged in 5.3-oz. cups that feature a blend of creamy yogurt and real fruit, each variety of yogurt, including blackberry-pomegranate, blueberry, cherry, peach and strawberry flavors, contains 150 calories or less, 7 g of protein per serving with only 1.5 g of total fat, Ehrmann said.

Ehrmann said that its all-natural Bavarian low-fat yogurt will be available at such retailers as Shaw's, Tops and more.

September 27, 2011

Global Market Development Center last week named the top 10 scanned items from the 41st annual Global Market Development Center Health Beauty Wellness Marketing Conference.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Global Market Development Center last week named the top 10 scanned items from the 41st annual Global Market Development Center Health Beauty Wellness Marketing Conference.

September 27, 2011

PepsiCo Foods Canada announced that its Lay's brand is partnering with National Hockey League team, the Winnipeg Jets, in an exclusive five-year deal that runs until the end of the 2015-2016 NHL hockey season.

WINNIPEG, Canada — PepsiCo Foods Canada announced that its Lay's brand is partnering with National Hockey League team, the Winnipeg Jets, in an exclusive five-year deal that runs until the end of the 2015-2016 NHL hockey season.

As part of the partnership, Lay's now is the official potato chip of the Winnipeg Jets.

September 27, 2011

LiveWire Energy on Tuesday announced the line extension of its energy chews with three new flavors: cinnamon fire, sour apple and dark roast coffee.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — LiveWire Energy on Tuesday announced the line extension of its energy chews with three new flavors: cinnamon fire, sour apple and dark roast coffee. LiveWire Energy chews are a portable and pocket-sized alternative to energy drinks or shots.

September 27, 2011

Mars Chocolate and Fairtrade International will introduce the first Fairtrade-labeled Mars product.

MT. OLIVE, N.J., and BONN, Del. — Mars Chocolate and Fairtrade International will introduce the first Fairtrade-labeled Mars product.

As part of the collaboration, the first Mars product to carry the Fairtrade mark will be Maltesers, which will arrive in U.K. and Ireland stores in 2012. This initial phase of the agreement will contribute more than $1 million annually in Fairtrade premium funds for cocoa farmers to invest in their farms, business organizations and communities.

September 27, 2011

Procter & Gamble last month introduced its latest innovation across its Vicks cough-cold franchise — Vicks Nature Fusion, a line of cough-cold products infused with a bit of honey in place of artificial flavors — at the BlogHer 2011 conference.

SAN DIEGO — Procter & Gamble last month introduced its latest innovation across its Vicks cough-cold franchise — Vicks Nature Fusion, a line of cough-cold products infused with a bit of honey in place of artificial flavors — at the BlogHer 2011 conference, the world's largest conference for women in social media that boasted around 3,600 attendees this year.

September 27, 2011

Napp Technologies has introduced its Soft & Shield moisturizing sanitizer.

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Napp Technologies has introduced its Soft & Shield moisturizing sanitizer.

Soft & Shield is a nontoxic, scented moisturizing lotion that serves as an invisible protective glove over the hands. Soft & Shield provides at least four hours of protection and kills 99.99% of harmful germs and bacteria, Napp Technologies said.

September 27, 2011

A few months after announcing the spinoff of its Post Foods business, Ralcorp Holdings has appointed a new leader for the cereal producer.

ST. LOUIS — A few months after announcing the spinoff of its Post Foods business, Ralcorp Holdings has appointed a new leader for the cereal producer.

Ralcorp chairman William Stiritz will serve as CEO of Post Holdings. Stiritz also will serve as board chairman for Post Holdings, Ralcorp said.

September 26, 2011

Despite flooding from severe weather in several parts of Pennsylvania earlier this month, nearly 600 people ran in their underwear in Philadelphia in support of those who have been affected by colon cancer.

PHILADELPHIA — Despite flooding from severe weather in several parts of Pennsylvania earlier this month, nearly 600 people ran in their underwear in Philadelphia in support of those who have been affected by colon cancer.

Participants of the Fourth Annual Philadelphia Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk ran on MLK Drive, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and raised just over $110,000 to fight colon cancer.

September 26, 2011

Frozen pizza brand Freschetta has kicked off a breast cancer awareness program through which it will donate funds to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Frozen pizza brand Freschetta has kicked off a breast cancer awareness program through which it will donate funds to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

September 26, 2011

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release the latest “Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!” DVD on Jan. 3, 2012.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Anchor Bay Entertainment will release the latest “Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!” DVD on Jan. 3, 2012.

September 26, 2011

Procter & Gamble has inked a master collaboration agreement with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

JERUSALEM — Procter & Gamble has inked a master collaboration agreement with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

September 26, 2011

Procter & Gamble on Monday announced its Vicks-brand NyQuil and DayQuil will pick up on its “Most Dedicated Fan” Contest with Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Monday announced its Vicks-brand NyQuil and DayQuil will pick up on its “Most Dedicated Fan” Contest with Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. The Facebook contest will reward the NFL’s most dedicated fan who never misses a moment of the season with two tickets to Super Bowl XLVI.