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September 21, 2010

Procter & Gamble will sell limited-edition "pink" products at Target and will distribute a special...

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble will sell limited-edition "pink" products at Target and will distribute a special edition of its BrandSaver coupon booklet to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

September 20, 2010

Coca-Cola's Coke Zero continues to thrive in the beverage sector as it celebrates its fifth...

ATLANTA Coca-Cola's Coke Zero continues to thrive in the beverage sector as it celebrates its fifth year on the market this month.

Coke Zero was created in 2005 to meet consumer demand for real Coke taste with zero calories — joining Coca-Cola and Diet Coke to form a perfect trio of brands offering a choice to anyone seeking great cola taste. Coke Zero is poised to break into the top 10 most popular U.S. sparkling beverages, Coca-Cola said.

September 20, 2010

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

September 19, 2010

Creature of the Night, Manic Panic's bold new cosmetics collection, made its runway debut in...

NEW YORK Creature of the Night, Manic Panic's bold new cosmetics collection, made its runway debut in the Gerlan Jeans fashion show on Sept. 13 in New York.

 

The line will be introduced at Meijer, Urban Outfitters, punk rock/glam boutiques globally and online at ManicPanicCollection.com.

 

The 100% vegan cosmetics collection touts edgy and bold rock-goth palettes.

September 19, 2010

More than 3,700 products boasting a "whole grain" claim have launched in the United States...

CHICAGO More than 3,700 products boasting a "whole grain" claim have launched in the United States since 2005, according to a new report by Mintel.

September 14, 2010

Football and chocolate fans gathered in New York City's Times Square on Monday, Sept. 13,...

NEW YORK Football and chocolate fans gathered in New York City's Times Square on Monday, Sept. 13, to celebrate a new campaign from Dove chocolate.

September 13, 2010

Cosmetics brand Physicians Formula has kicked off a makeup challenge whereby beauty mavens have a...

AZUSA, Calif. Cosmetics brand Physicians Formula has kicked off a makeup challenge whereby beauty mavens have a chance to win $5,000 and other prizes.

To participate, video bloggers demonstrate how to create makeup looks using Physician Formula cosmetics and upload their video to MyPFBeauty.com. The video is then available for viewing and voting. The contest ends Sept. 30.

September 12, 2010

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, built its retail-based clinics around a...

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. —Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, built its retail-based clinics around a patient-centric model, and the success of that model is evident in the results of recent Gallup research.

September 12, 2010

Nurse practitioners are critical players in today’s healthcare system, and all too often these professionals...

September 12, 2010

Sustainable packaging increasingly is gaining attention and, according to research, is projected to nearly double...

CINCINNATI — Sustainable packaging increasingly is gaining attention and, according to research, is projected to nearly double in revenues in the coming years. So Procter & Gamble is right on trend with its plan to use renewable, sustainable, sugarcane-derived plastic on select packaging of its Pantene Pro-V, CoverGirl and Max Factor brands.

The pilot will be rolled out globally over the next two years, with the first products slated to be on shelf in 2011.

September 12, 2010

Diabetes quickly has grown into one of the top disease epidemics in the United States,...

September 8, 2010

Inc. magazine has ranked Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy as one of the fastest-growing private companies in...

September 7, 2010

Skin care brand Olay has named singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood as its first-ever North American celebrity...

CINCINNATI Skin care brand Olay has named singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood as its first-ever North American celebrity brand ambassador.

Underwood joins a list of well-known Olay brand ambassadors around the world, including actress Maggie Cheung in greater China, singer and actress Lucero in Latin America and actress Thandie Newton in the United Kingdom.

September 7, 2010

Beauty company Revlon announced on Wednesday that it has decided to join the Twitter universe....

NEW YORK Beauty company Revlon announced on Wednesday that it has decided to join the Twitter universe.

As the countdown begins to New York's Fashion Week, Revlon is launching its Twitter page at Twitter.com/Revlon. Revlon is giving the first 500 followers a new shade of super lustrous lipstick, created by global artistic director Gucci Westman for her new collection Suede Rhapsody, hitting stores in October.

September 7, 2010

Hair care brand TRESemme, the official hair care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for the...

MELROSE PARK, Ill. Hair care brand TRESemme, the official hair care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for the fifth season running, is transporting the runway into everyday through its "Her Way to the Runway" campaign with designer and reality star Whitney Port.

The spring 2011 season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week takes place from Sept. 9 to 16 in New York City.

September 1, 2010

A maker of mobile loyalty card applications launched one of its popular smart phone apps...

BOSTON A maker of mobile loyalty card applications launched one of its popular smart phone apps for the Apple iPad.

CardStar's app is designed to connect merchants, brands and consumers through existing rewards card programs, the company said. Since launching in 2009, CardStar's app has had 2 million downloads and currently services more than 700,000 active users.

 

CardStar's customized couponing features:

August 31, 2010

The charitable arm of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores received contributions from several...

August 30, 2010

The U.S. drug market will present opportunities as well as uncertainties over the next decade,...

SAN DIEGO The U.S. drug market will present opportunities as well as uncertainties over the next decade, according to remarks made by IMS Health VP industry relations Doug Long at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ 2010 Pharmacy and Technology Conference held here on Monday.

 

August 26, 2010

Take Care Health Systems’ announcement that its Take Care Clinics ranked among the top 10%...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Take Care Health Systems’ announcement that its Take Care Clinics ranked among the top 10% of all organizations globally in engaging their customers, according to Gallup research, is not only important for Take Care but also for the overall convenient care clinic industry.

(THE NEWS: Gallup: Take Care Clinics tops at customer engagement. For the full story, click here

August 25, 2010

Tool company Black & Decker has introduced a device that it says is designed to...

TOWSON, Md. Tool company Black & Decker has introduced a device that it says is designed to take the guesswork out of gardening.

PlantSmart uses a digital sensor to measure information — such as sunlight, temperature, moisture and soil conditions — about the garden. Users then can upload data to an online account to find information about plants’ needs based on local conditions.

August 24, 2010

HBA Global Expo has announced the finalists of its Annual International Package Design Awards, with...

August 24, 2010

ARR Health Technologies scored a product placement for its LiceGuard products in the movie "The...

NEEDHAM, Mass. ARR Health Technologies scored a product placement for its LiceGuard products in the movie "The Switch," starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman, which debuted Friday.

 

"The Switch" grossed $8.1 million at the box office over the weekend.

 

In the movie, Jason Bateman's character is shown choosing LiceGuard SAFE lice egg remover shampoo to treat his child. There are several scenes where the product's distinctive yellow cap can be seen, the company stated in a press released issued Tuesday.

August 24, 2010

Inc. magazine has ranked a Pacific Northwest pharmacy software company on its list of the...

August 23, 2010

The results are in, and Take Care Health Systems has good reason to celebrate. Recent...

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. The results are in, and Take Care Health Systems has good reason to celebrate. Recent Gallup research on customers and customer engagement found that Take Care Clinics rank among the top 10% of all organizations globally in engaging their customers.\

August 23, 2010

A stable consumption of personal care products, and increased consumer awareness of products with such...

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. A stable consumption of personal care products, and increased consumer awareness of products with such skin protection benefits as anti-aging and sun care, is helping to fuel the demand for personal care ingredients in the United States, according to consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

The market posted 3% growth since 2005, and is forecasted to grow further at a CAGR of 2.2% through 2014, according to Kline's recently released study, "Global Personal Care Ingredients 2010: Market Analysis and Opportunities."