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September 15, 2011

Campbell Soup Co. is expanding its U.S. soup and simple meals business with 35 new products.

CAMDEN, N.J. — Campbell Soup Co. is expanding its U.S. soup and simple meals business with 35 new products.

September 15, 2011

Clif Bar on Thursday will begin rewarding college students who follow the brand through social media with a Clif Bar Energy Pack that includes Clif Bar bars, fitness tips, water bottles and other items for outdoor recreation.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Bar on Thursday will begin rewarding college students who follow the brand through social media with a Clif Bar Energy Pack that includes Clif Bar bars, fitness tips, water bottles and other items for outdoor recreation.

“Clif Bar wants college students to know that getting outdoors for an active study break isn’t just a good idea for physical health, but can help you stay mentally sharp in the classroom," said Carly Lutz, brand director at Clif brands.

September 15, 2011

The use of over-the-counter medicines as a cost savings tool is catching on, of all places, at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The use of over-the-counter medicines as a cost savings tool is catching on, of all places, at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Certain plans under Medicare are utilizing a new prepaid card of sorts to allow members to pay for their OTC medicines. Medicaid administrators, meanwhile, are employing that same card to incentivize healthier behavior among its members.

September 15, 2011

Procter & Gamble's Duracell brand announced a joint venture with wireless charger company Powermat.

BETHEL, Conn., and NEW YORK — Procter & Gamble's Duracell brand announced a joint venture with wireless charger company Powermat.

As part of the strategic alliance between Duracell and Powermat, the companies will deliver best-in-class wireless power solutions. Additionally, P&G also expects to make an equity investment in Powermat.

The joint venture is expected to commence next year, the companies said.

September 15, 2011

Gold Medal has expanded its offerings with a new white whole wheat flour.

MINNEAPOLIS — Gold Medal has expanded its offerings with a new white whole wheat flour.

Ground from hard white spring wheat, Gold Medal white whole wheat flour now is available at retailers nationwide, the company said.

Gold Medal white whole wheat flour is available in a 5-lb. bag for a suggested retail price of $3.85.

September 15, 2011

It seems that Hain Celestial is stepping up its product development by adding an almond milk-based yogurt to its portfolio.

MELVILLE, N.Y. — It seems that Hain Celestial is stepping up its product development by adding an almond milk-based yogurt to its portfolio.

September 15, 2011

Hamacher Resource Group on Wednesday welcomed Janine Petragnani as data assets coordinator.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group on Wednesday welcomed Janine Petragnani as data assets coordinator.

September 15, 2011

Insight Pharmaceuticals recently acquired the Monistat North American brand portfolio from McNeil and is establishing itself as the premier distributor of women's health over-the-counter products.

LANGHORNE, Pa. — Insight Pharmaceuticals recently acquired the Monistat North American brand portfolio from McNeil and is establishing itself as the premier distributor of women's health over-the-counter products.

September 15, 2011

LifeScan on Thursday kicked off the global launch of its new blood-glucose monitoring device specifically designed to make self-monitoring simple.

MUMBAI, India — LifeScan on Thursday kicked off the global launch of its new blood-glucose monitoring device specifically designed to make self-monitoring simple.

September 15, 2011

Without magnesium, calcium supplements increase risk of heart attacks, according to a meta-analysis recently conducted by Carolyn Dean, medical director of the Nutritional Magnesium Association.

ORANGE, Calif. — Without magnesium, calcium supplements increase risk of heart attacks, according to a meta-analysis recently conducted by Carolyn Dean, medical director of the Nutritional Magnesium Association.

"If we consume too much calcium without sufficient magnesium, the excess calcium is not utilized correctly and may actually become toxic, causing painful conditions, such as some forms of arthritis, kidney stones, osteoporosis and calcification of the arteries leading to heart attack and cardiovascular disease," Dean said.

September 15, 2011

A universal product sustainability score would influence the brand purchase decisions of health and eco-conscious consumers, according to new research from Ryan Partnership Chicago and Mambo Sprouts Marketing.

CHICAGO, and COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. — A universal product sustainability score would influence the brand purchase decisions of health and eco-conscious consumers, according to new research from Ryan Partnership Chicago and Mambo Sprouts Marketing.

September 15, 2011

University of Missouri researchers earlier this week revealed evidence that showed those who quit smoking show improvements in their overall personality.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri researchers earlier this week revealed evidence that showed those who quit smoking show improvements in their overall personality.

"The data indicate that for some young adults, smoking is impulsive," stated Andrew Littlefield, a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science. "That means that 18 year olds are acting without a lot of forethought, and favor immediate rewards over long-term, negative consequences."

September 15, 2011

SC Johnson has launched a website for users that seek a happier, balanced life.

RACINE, Wis. — SC Johnson has launched a website for users that seek a happier, balanced life.

Cerra.com, named after the Roman goddess of agriculture Cerres, is a website that helps users focus on personal growth, the company said, through its interactive online experiences, product boutique and supportive Web community

September 14, 2011

Estée Lauder announced that its Aramis and designer fragrances division will assume the exclusive worldwide license for the fragrance business of Marni, a Milan-based luxury fashion company founded by Consuelo and Gianni Castiglioni in 1994.

NEW YORK — Estée Lauder announced that its Aramis and designer fragrances division will assume the exclusive worldwide license for the fragrance business of Marni, a Milan-based luxury fashion company founded by Consuelo and Gianni Castiglioni in 1994.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

September 14, 2011

i-Star Entertainment has introduced FyrFlyz, a new bow-tie-shaped spinning toy on a string.

GREAT NECK, N.Y. — i-Star Entertainment has introduced FyrFlyz, a new bow-tie-shaped spinning toy on a string.

Featuring multicolored LED lights that spin while attached to a short string, FyrFlyz create unique lighted patterns and challenges kids ages 8 years and up to perform tricks, shows and expand their imagination, the company said. FyrFlyz, available in a variety of colors, is about 3 in. long and features an on/off switch.

September 14, 2011

Graine de Vie has announced the launch of its new (seed) grape-seed-enriched shaving bar.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Graine de Vie has announced the launch of its new (seed) grape-seed-enriched shaving bar.

The 100%-natural shaving bar is made with grape seed oil and shea butter to seal in moisture and primrose seed oil for irritation-free shaving. It also has aloe to soothe and calm skin.

The bar is designed to lather into as much or little lather as you like, and is packaged in a recyclable carton made from at least 30% post-consumer paper.

The suggested retail price is $3.49.
 

September 14, 2011

ConAgra Foods brand Healthy Choice has enlisted Bravo's competitive cooking reality show "Top Chef" to launch its latest line of frozen entrées.

NEW YORK — ConAgra Foods brand Healthy Choice has enlisted Bravo's competitive cooking reality show "Top Chef" to launch its latest line of frozen entrées.

The exclusive line of Healthy Choice Top Chef Inspired Café Steamers combines flavorful ingredients and culinary expertise of "Top Chef" with Healthy Choice's innovative steaming technology.

September 14, 2011

I Love... Cosmetics, a U.K.-based company that made waves at this year’s NACDS Marketplace with its collection of mouth-watering “I Love…” products for bath and body, officially has announced its foray into the U.S. market.

MANCHESTER, England — I Love... Cosmetics, a U.K.-based company that made waves at this year’s NACDS Marketplace with its collection of mouth-watering “I Love…” products for bath and body, officially has announced its foray into the U.S. market.

September 14, 2011

Kleenex has debuted a new facial tissue designed to cool a sore nose on contact.

DALLAS — Kleenex has debuted a new facial tissue designed to cool a sore nose on contact.

Kleenex Cool Touch tissue is a soft tissue that features a proprietary blend of ingredients, including  a formula of cooling moisturizers and aloe, which actively releases a cool sensation to soothe sore noses.

September 14, 2011

Maybelline New York has stepped into the lip treatment category with the creation of its new Baby Lips Repairing Lip Balm with SPF 20.

NEW YORK — Maybelline New York has stepped into the lip treatment category with the creation of its new Baby Lips Repairing Lip Balm with SPF 20.

Baby Lips, which will be available at mass-market retailers beginning in October, comes in six variations and promises to make lips softer and smoother in as little as one week.

September 14, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week added Gary Bradt, motivational speaker and author of "The Ring in the Rubble: Dig Through Change and Find Your Next Golden Opportunity," to its roster of speakers at The Conference, CRN’s annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week added Gary Bradt, motivational speaker and author of "The Ring in the Rubble: Dig Through Change and Find Your Next Golden Opportunity," to its roster of speakers at The Conference, CRN’s annual symposium for the dietary supplement industry.

September 14, 2011

My Girls Cream (formerly known as My Girls Radiation Cream) is now available at select pharmacies, oncology boutiques and post-surgery specialty retailers, the manufacturer announced on Wednesday.

BOSTON — My Girls Cream (formerly known as My Girls Radiation Cream) is now available at select pharmacies, oncology boutiques and post-surgery specialty retailers, the manufacturer announced on Wednesday.

September 14, 2011

Omron Healthcare will be hosting Bob Greene, Oprah's personal trainer, Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Twitter at #FitWithOmron.

CHICAGO — Omron Healthcare will be hosting Bob Greene, Oprah's personal trainer, Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Twitter at #FitWithOmron. Participants will have a chance to win an autographed version of Greene's latest book "20 Years Younger: Look Younger, Feel Younger."

September 14, 2011

PepsiCo on Wednesday announced several executive changes at its company, including a new CEO of PepsiCo Americas Beverages.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo on Wednesday announced several executive changes at its company, including a new CEO of PepsiCo Beverages Americas.

Frito-Lay North America president and CEO Al Carey was named CEO of the PepsiCo Beverages Americas unit, effective immediately. In his new role, Carey, a 30-year PepsiCo veteran, will be responsible for all aspects of the beverage businesses in the Americas. He will report to PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.

September 14, 2011

A new partnership between Safe Kids USA and Energizer will share information with parents and caregivers about the potential risks of children swallowing coin lithium batteries.

ST. LOUIS and WASHINGTON — A new partnership between Safe Kids USA and Energizer will share information with parents and caregivers about the potential risks of children swallowing coin-sized lithium batteries.