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April 15, 2014

MidWest Gloves & Gear has introduced a new licensed line of birdfeeders for kids, which feature Mickey Mouse and Princess motifs from Disney and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora themes from Nickelodeon.

ST. LOUIS — MidWest Gloves & Gear has introduced a new licensed line of birdfeeders for kids, which feature Mickey Mouse and Princess motifs from Disney and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora themes from Nickelodeon.

The MidWest Birdfeeders feature durable, weather-resistant plastic construction; a clear seed chamber; bird perches on all sides; and a 1.5-lb birdseed capacity. Decorative stickers are included for customizing.

April 15, 2014

TheraPearl, a creator of therapy products, announced that its line of hot and cold pearl-filled packs will be soon be available in Target stores across the country.

COLUMBIA, Md. — TheraPearl, a creator of therapy products, announced that its line of hot and cold pearl-filled packs will soon be available in Target stores across the country.

The company's Back Wrap and Sports Pack are already available at Target.com and will make their brick-and-mortar debut in the First Aid section on April 19. While TheraPearl's products have been available in Target Canada since last year, this announcement marks the first appearance of its products in Target's U.S. stores.

April 14, 2014

Air Wick's partnership with the National Park Foundation continues with the return of the limited-edition spring collection, which celebrates the nation's parks.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Air Wick's partnership with the National Park Foundation continues with the return of the limited-edition spring collection, which celebrates the nation's parks.

The collection's four limited-edition scents inspired by celebrate parks like the Channel Islands, Yosemite, Biscayne and Gulf Islands. The scents were crafted by fragrance experts who spent time creating notes that were representative of the fruits and plants found in America's national parks.

April 11, 2014

The Yankee Candle Co. announced the launch of four new summer-inspired fragrances, which feature notes of fruit and coconut.

SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. — The Yankee Candle Co. announced the launch of four summer-inspired fragrances, which feature notes of fruit and coconut. Consumers can choose from Margarita Time, Coconut and Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon Vanilla and Sea Coral.

The company also announced the limited-edition Fiesta Collection, which features three vivid colors and fruit fragrances. The collection is comprised of Pineapple and Red Berry Sangria, Caramelized Sugar and Coconut Lime.

April 10, 2014

SanaSana.com, which is positioned as the first consumer goods online retailer catering to U.S. Hispanic women, has launched to help the estimated 10.2 million orphaned children in Latin America.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — SanaSana.com, which is positioned as the first consumer goods online retailer catering to U.S. Hispanic women, has launched to help the estimated 10.2 million orphaned children in Latin America.

As the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, the Hispanic market's buying power is estimated to reach $1.5 trillion by 2015.

April 9, 2014

Mars and Procter & Gamble announced that Mars has agreed to buy the Iams, Eukanuba and Natura brands for $2.9 billion in cash. The purchase is part of a strategic move for Mars to complement its burgeoning global petcare business.

MCLEAN, Va. and CINCINNATI — Mars and Procter & Gamble announced that Mars has agreed to buy the Iams, Eukanuba and Natura brands for $2.9 billion in cash. The purchase is part of a strategic move for Mars to complement its burgeoning global petcare business. The companies expect to complete the transaction in the second half of 2014.

April 8, 2014

In the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s Quality Assurance testing facility, it is not uncommon to see a flicker of light through the blinds or to experience the faint smell of burning plastic seeping up from under the closed doors.

DALLAS – In the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s Quality Assurance testing facility, it is not uncommon to see a flicker of light through the blinds or to experience the faint smell of burning plastic seeping up from under the closed doors. 

Military shoppers expect the products they purchase to meet high standards for safety and quality, and the Exchange takes steps beyond federal regulations to ensure customers can be confident that the diamond engagement ring is genuine, the baby’s crib is secure and kids’ toys are safe.

April 7, 2014

AmazonFresh recently launched a new tool called the Amazon Dash that allows users to scan items or speak the items aloud as part of a new way to shop for groceries without having to go into the store or shop online.

SEATTLE — AmazonFresh recently launched a new tool called the Amazon Dash that allows users to scan items or speak the items aloud as part of a new way to shop for groceries without having to go into the store or shop online. 

"Every member of the family can use Dash to easily add items to your AmazonFresh shopping list," AmazonFresh announced. "Keep it on your kitchen counter or hang it on the refrigerator. Did your kids just eat the last of the cereal? Conveniently refill and restock your home's everyday essentials, and have fun doing it."

April 4, 2014

CandyRific, a supplier of candy and novely products that utilize popular licensed brands, has expanded its license with Warner Bros. to create two novelty items.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — CandyRific, a supplier of candy and novely products that utilize popular licensed brands, has expanded its license with Warner Bros. to create two novelty items — Marvel Avengers Shield Candy Fan and Marvel Avengers Light & Sound Hammer.

April 4, 2014

Foot care is a daily challenge, but the podiatrist-recommended FootMate® System makes optimal foot health easy. It is a complete foot care system for cleaning, soothing, stimulating and massaging your feet every time you shower.

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April 4, 2014

Rockin' Green, a supplier of eco-friendly cleaning products, announced the introduction of a new non-toxic Auto Dish detergent, available in a 16-oz. package.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Rockin' Green, a supplier of eco-friendly cleaning products, announced the introduction of a new non-toxic Auto Dish detergent, available in a 16-oz. package. The detergent will be available in more than 60 Buy Buy Baby locations.

The new addition to the Rockin' Green lineup to eliminate frustration in the dishwashing process, the company said, and can supply up to 30 loads per bag.

The detergent also is sold online for $12.95 at RockinGreenSoap.com

 

April 3, 2014

Little Seashell, a designer and manufacturer of greeting cards, announced the launch of its line of 2014 summer cards.

TORONTO — Little Seashell, a designer and manufacturer of greeting cards, announced the launch of its line of 2014 summer cards. Consumers can choose from three animal-themed cards, which include a squirrel, raccoon and peacock.

April 3, 2014

Power E-Cigs, an electronic cigarette company, has launched Power E-Cigs Express Rechargeable Starter Kit. The kit is built with advanced Minimax technology, which provides extended battery life and a pleasing vapor experience for the consumer, the company said.

MIAMI — Power E-Cigs, an electronic cigarette company, has launched Power E-Cigs Express Rechargeable Starter Kit. The kit is built with advanced Minimax technology, which provides extended battery life and a pleasing vapor experience for the consumer, the company said.

 

April 1, 2014

Prince Lionheart announced that SnoozeShade, one of the newest additions to its line of products, is the recipient of the 2014 Cribsie "New Arrival" Award.

SANTA MARIA, Calif. — Prince Lionheart announced that SnoozeShade, one of the newest additions to its line of products, is the recipient of the 2014 Cribsie "New Arrival" Award. The Cribsie Awards recognize the best products, services and websites for babies.

The SnoozeShade provides babies and young children with a restful environment when they're away from home or during the bright summer months. SnoozeShade, available for strollers and car seats, allow babies to rest while blocking out sun rays, inclement weather and pests.

 

April 1, 2014

Procter & Gamble is introducing new Tide Oxi Multi-Purpose Stain Remover. The cleaner will hit shelves just in time for spring cleaning and will give consumers the ability to clean both in and out of the laundry room, the company said.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble is introducing new Tide Oxi Multi-Purpose Stain Remover. The cleaner will hit shelves just in time for the annual spring cleaning tradition and will give consumers the ability to clean both in and out of the laundry room, the company said.

Tide Oxi can be used to clean everything from carpet and upholstery to bathtubs and patio furniture. Consumers also can use it as an additive to laundry detergent as an added stain fighter.   

March 31, 2014

All laundry detergent, a brand from Sun Products Corp., announced the extension of the All mighty pacs line with the introduction of new All mighty pacs OXI.

WILTON, Conn. — All laundry detergent, a brand from Sun Products, announced the extension of All mighty pacs with the introduction of All mighty pacs OXI. The pre-measured doses aim to simplify laundry by treating tough dirt stains in a single-dose pac, the company said.

March 31, 2014

C-Line Products, a developer and manufacturer of storage, protection and organization products for office products and education markets, announced two new resources for the classroom.

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — C-Line Products, a developer and manufacturer of storage, protection and organization products for office products and education markets, announced two new resources for the classroom.

March 28, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar will be exiting a number of front-end categories — including footwear, televisions/home theater and select home furnishings — in an effort to expand seasonal, health, beauty, pharmacy and OTC, in line with reconfiguration plan strategies, Fred's CFO Jerry Shore told analysts Thursday.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred's Super Dollar will be exiting a number of front-end categories — including footwear, televisions/home theater and select home furnishings — in an effort to expand seasonal, health, beauty, pharmacy and OTC, in line with reconfiguration plan strategies, Fred's CFO Jerry Shore told analysts Thursday. 

March 27, 2014

Sun Products Corp. announced the introduction of new all free clear Fabric Softener and Dryer Sheets, which will complement the company's all free clear detergent.

WILTON, Conn. — Sun Products Corp. announced the introduction of new all free clear fabric softener and dryer sheets, which will complement the company's all free clear detergent. 

March 27, 2014

Mars Retail Group announced that it has signed Mad Engine as a new licensee to produce a range of apparel that will express the vividness of M&M's and Skittles brands.

MOUNT ARLINGTON, N.J. — Mars Retail Group announced that it has signed Mad Engine as a new licensee to produce a range of apparel that will express the vividness of M&M's and Skittles brands. The apparel will be available at a variety of price points and include long- and short-sleeve T-shirts, knit tops, outerwear, fleece and hoodies.

The new line could serve as a colorful focal point for retailers as they plan Back-to-College endcaps or holiday displays. Retailers may place orders in spring 2014 for distribution across the United States.

March 25, 2014

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company, has named Ben Fischer CEO.

PLANO, Texas — Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company, has named Ben Fischer CEO.

He most recently served as Crossmark’s president and COO. He succeeds Joe Crafton, who is retiring after 26 years of service with the company. Fischer will assume his new role as CEO, effective April 7.

March 20, 2014

Procter & Gamble on Thursday announced that its brand Febreze has partnered with the Weather Channel’s newest anchor Sam Champion, host of “America’s Morning Headquarters with Sam Champion,” to educate consumers on the connection between the outdoor pollen count and allergens found in the home.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Thursday announced that its brand Febreze has partnered with the Weather Channel’s newest anchor Sam Champion, host of “America’s Morning Headquarters with Sam Champion,” to educate consumers on the connection between the outdoor pollen count and allergens found in the home.

March 14, 2014

Living Essentials, distributors of 5-hour Energy shots, announced that it is sponsoring Mexican soccer star Oribe Peralta, striker for the Mexican National Team and MX Santos Laguna team. This marks the first time 5-hour Energy has worked with a professional soccer player.

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Living Essentials, distributors of 5-hour Energy shots, announced that it is sponsoring Mexican soccer star Oribe Peralta, striker for the Mexican National Team and MX Santos Laguna team. This marks the first time 5-hour Energy has worked with a professional soccer player.

March 14, 2014

Yankee Candle Co. announced the launch of the limited-edition Peeps Marshmallow Chicks candle. The new scent takes inspiration from the colorful Peeps spring candy.

SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. — Yankee Candle Co. announced the launch of the limited-edition Peeps Marshmallow Chicks candle. The new scent takes inspiration from the colorful Peeps spring candy.

March 13, 2014

Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health division on Wednesday launched eight flea and tick treatments and control solutions, which are to be sold at pet specialty retail stores.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health division on Wednesday launched eight flea and tick treatments and control solutions, which are to be sold at pet specialty retail stores. The announcement was made at Global Pet Expo, the pet industry's largest annual trade show.

Four of the new products — Advantage Treatment Spray for dogs, Advantage Treatment Spray for cats, Advantage Treatment Shampoo for dogs and Advantage Treatment Shampoo for cats — aim to give pet owners an array of options for pest treatment.