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September 22, 2010

Eastman Kodak Co. has announced that CVS/pharmacy is offering the new Kodak PYNK smart print...

ROCHESTER, N.Y. Eastman Kodak Co. has announced that CVS/pharmacy is offering the new Kodak PYNK smart print system, which is a new concept in premium photo products.

CVS/pharmacy will begin wide-scale installations in 5,000 of its U.S. retail locations in early December. Kodak expected to complete the PYNK system rollout for CVS/pharmacy in time for the holiday gifting season.

September 20, 2010

Mizco International has inked an exclusive deal with Curve Distribution Services to sell its iEssentials...

AVENEL, N.J. Mizco International has inked an exclusive deal with Curve Distribution Services to sell its iEssentials and Cellular Innovations mobile technology accessory products in Canada.

September 20, 2010

Toys "R" Us on Tuesday released its 2010 Holiday Hot Toy List, featuring items from...

September 15, 2010

ClearLite's line of eco-friendly lightbulbs now is available at a Midwest supermarket chain....

BOCA RATON, Fla. ClearLite's line of eco-friendly lightbulbs now is available at a Midwest supermarket chain.

ClearLite's ArmorLite bulbs, which provide earth-friendly, energy-saving “natural” lighting, are available at Roundy's as well as the chain's Pick ‘n Save, Copps Food Center and Rainbow Foods banners.

 

Roundy's operates 154 stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

 

September 15, 2010

Newell Rubbermaid has launched a microfiber spray mop that cleans floors while saving money....

ATLANTA Newell Rubbermaid has launched a microfiber spray mop that cleans floors while saving money.

September 15, 2010

Taylor Swift is taking her latest American Greetings card collection to Target stores nationwide....

CLEVELAND Taylor Swift is taking her latest American Greetings card collection to Target stores nationwide.

Now through early November, fans can get the “traditional with a twist” cards, which feature numbered butterfly icons on the back so card enthusiasts and fans can collect all of the latest greetings. The collection is exclusive to Target and is just in time for Swift’s highly anticipated third album release on Oct. 25.

 

September 15, 2010

Zero Technologies' new filter pitcher has received a special certification from the Water Quality Association...

BENSALEM, Pa. Zero Technologies' new filter pitcher has received a special certification from the Water Quality Association for the reduction of copper found in tap water.

The company said that since water can pick up dissolved solids, including copper and lead, as it travels through numerous pipes to the faucet, its ZeroWater filter pitcher can eliminate such potentially dangerous levels from being consumed, with patented five-stage, dual ion-exchange water filtration technology.

 

September 14, 2010

3M has added two new products to its line of pocket projectors, making it convenient...

ST. PAUL, Minn. 3M has added two new products to its line of pocket projectors, making it convenient to share presentations, videos and more.

The 3M MP160 and MP180 offer 30 lumens of brightness and a two-hour battery life. The projectors also include a touch screen, Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth compatibility, as well as an integrated MP3 player, four gigabytes of internal memory, a micro SD card slot and USB outlet.

September 14, 2010

A maker of laptop computer cases and accessories has launched a collection of sleeves for...

NEW YORK A maker of laptop computer cases and accessories has launched a collection of sleeves for laptops and netbooks, as well as an eco-friendly clamshell case made of recycled plastic bottles.

September 13, 2010

Febreze has kicked off its Game Day Freshness Tour with the help of the National...

CINCINNATI Febreze has kicked off its Game Day Freshness Tour with the help of the National Football League to share favorite game-day traditions, home freshening tips and recipes with football fans nationwide.

September 13, 2010

Love is in the air for the Peanuts gang....

BURBANK, Calif. Love is in the air for the Peanuts gang.

Warner Home Video is slated to release "A Charlie Brown Valentine" on Jan. 4, 2011, at retailers nationwide. In this Peanuts primetime special, Charlie Brown and his pals may be unlucky in love, but they are fortunate in friendship in this heartfelt holiday treat.

The DVD will feature a bonus special titled "Someday You’ll Find Her, Charlie Brown" and will retail for a suggested retail price of $14.97.

September 13, 2010

California-based grocer Fresh & Easy is bringing back its popular reusable bag giveaway, which will...

September 13, 2010

SC Johnson is among the best companies for working moms to be employed, according to...

RACINE, Wis. SC Johnson is among the best companies for working moms to be employed, according to Working Mother magazine.

September 12, 2010

OMI Industries, the manufacturer of odor abatement solutions, announced its sponsorship of the 2010-2011 Chicago...

BARRINGTON, Ill. OMI Industries, the manufacturer of odor abatement solutions, announced its sponsorship of the 2010-2011 Chicago Bears football season.

OMI Industries said its Fresh Wave brand will be part of an integrated marketing strategy that unites the football team with Fresh Wave. Everything from the Chicago Bears' locker rooms to the suites at Soldier Field will be outfitted with the eco-friendly Fresh Wave odor-eliminating solutions, OMI Industries said.

September 12, 2010

Marvel superheroes are the latest licensed Silly Bandz to hit store shelves. BCP Imports, maker...

TOLEDO, Ohio —Marvel superheroes are the latest licensed Silly Bandz to hit store shelves. BCP Imports, maker of the must-have accessory for the elementary school set, is shipping a 24-band Marvel Avengers pack to retailers just in time for back-to-school.

The new Marvel Silly Bandz collection includes Iron Man, Spiderman, Captain America, Incredible Hulk, Thor and Wolverine, and will retail for $4.95. Counter displays and pop-up boxes are available for merchandising.

September 12, 2010

VMG Partners has sold dog treats maker Waggin' Train to Nestle's Purina PetCare....

NEW YORK VMG Partners has sold dog treats maker Waggin' Train to Nestle's Purina PetCare.

The Waggin’ Train snacks business will be a subsidiary of Nestle Purina PetCare in the United States. Financial terms were not disclosed, although some reports have claimed the deal is priced at about $450 million. Waggin’ Train had sales of around $200 million for the 12 months ended in June.

 

September 12, 2010

Ubuntu Pet has introduced a new breed of dog treats designed to support the health...

PORTLAND, Maine Ubuntu Pet has introduced a new breed of dog treats designed to support the health of man's best friend.

 

Smart Pup treats have a unique peanut butter and banana flavor and are available in three formulations — hip and joint, skin and coat, and digestive health:

September 12, 2010

Parents may spend a bit more freely for back-to-school this year, but value still is...

September 8, 2010

Discovery Bay Games and Broadway Video Enterprises are bringing sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live"...

SEATTLE Discovery Bay Games and Broadway Video Enterprises are bringing sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live" into living rooms nationwide with the launch of a new board game.

September 8, 2010

A new line of training pads for pets has hit the market....

DALLAS A new line of training pads for pets has hit the market.

Simple Solution's new Eco-Care training pads hold liquid by converting the liquid into gel with polymer technology, keeping moisture and odor in. They are made from 85% of recycled material and are ideal for litter box mats, dog crate liners, muddy paw doormats, cleaning up messy spills, car seat covers, travel and more.

The pads can be purchased at pet retailers nationwide.

September 7, 2010

7UP is getting an upgrade....

PLANO, Texas 7UP is getting an upgrade.

The soft drink is infusing a more crisp, clean lemon-lime flavor and also is updating its packaging. To celebrate the changes, 7UP is kicking off new "Ridiculously Bubbly" TV spots — featuring actor and comedian David Spade, best known for his portrayal of some the most sarcastic characters on screen — to put the "ridiculously bubbly" taste of 7UP to the test.

September 7, 2010

A popular gaming accessory line now is available in the United States....

LOS ANGELES A popular gaming accessory line now is available in the United States.

 

AFA Interactive, the license holder for Ben 10 gaming accessories, has partnered with TrendSource, which will serve as the U.S. sales/distribution channel for the line. TrendSource has partnerships with retailers across the United States and Canada, and distributes product lines in the DVD, video game and electronic accessory markets. The company specializes in creating customized distribution services for retailers.

 

September 7, 2010

In an effort to underscore playing an active role in one's health, Reckitt Benckiser has...

PARSIPPANY, N.J. In an effort to underscore playing an active role in one's health, Reckitt Benckiser has unveiled the newest multifaceted marketing campaign for its Lysol brand.

 

The Lysol Mission for Health campaign seeks to promote healthy habits through three strategic pillars. Program elements include:

September 7, 2010

Gain is moving beyond the laundry room with two new products....

CINCINNATI Gain is moving beyond the laundry room with two new products.

As previously reported by Drug Store News, new Gain dishwashing liquid and an expanded Febreze with Gain collection now are available at stores nationwide. Gain dishwashing liquid is the first dish brand to be launched by Procter & Gamble in 37 years, the company said, while the Febreze with Gain original scent will include fabric refresher, Air Effects, candles and Noticeables.

September 7, 2010

A maker of deluxe e-reader covers has released a new version of its lighted folio....

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. A maker of deluxe e-reader covers has released a new version of its lighted folio.

Periscope released its new pink lighted folio in line with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the company said. Available for a suggested retail price of $49.95, the Periscope lighted folio is an “all-in-one” item that features a retractable Periscope twin LED reading light, deluxe cover and notebook/pen holder in one fashionably designed pink leatherette unit.