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October 24, 2013

Energizer Holdings has announced the closing of the acquisition of the Stayfree pad, Carefree liner and o.b. tampon feminine hygiene brands in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean from McNeil PPC and Johnson & Johnson — members of the J&J Family of Consumer Cos. — for $185 million.

ST. LOUIS — Energizer Holdings has announced the closing of the acquisition of the Stayfree pad, Carefree liner and o.b. tampon feminine hygiene brands in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean from McNeil PPC and Johnson & Johnson — members of the J&J Family of Consumer Cos. — for $185 million.
 
As previously reported by Drug Store News, included in the sale are all brand assets, and the Johnson & Johnson manufacturing plant in Montreal. Energizer estimates that the acquisition will be modestly accretive in fiscal 2014.

October 3, 2013

Most contact lens wearers in the United States put their eyes at risk by cutting corners and adopting bad habits when it comes to contact lens care and hygiene practices, according to a recent global survey conducted by Wakefield Research for Alcon.

DALLAS — Most contact lens wearers in the United States put their eyes at risk by cutting corners and adopting bad habits when it comes to contact lens care and hygiene practices, according to a recent global survey conducted by Wakefield Research for Alcon.

September 20, 2013

Feeding America, a hunger-relief organization, along with long-standing donor partner Procter and Gamble, revealed results of a new study showing many families with children struggle to afford basic, non-food household goods, including products related to personal care, household care and baby care.

CHICAGO — Feeding America, a hunger-relief organization, along with long-standing donor partner Procter and Gamble, revealed results of a new study showing many families with children struggle to afford basic, non-food household goods, including products related to personal care, household care and baby care.

September 17, 2013

Kimberly Clark is preparing to launch a new flu-tracker tool at MyAchoo.com.

NEW YORK — Kimberly Clark is preparing to launch a new flu-tracker tool at MyAchoo.com.

The MyAchoo.com site utilizes Centers for Disease Control data to feed a proprietary forecasting model that will predict where illness will spike within the next three weeks, according to a report published Tuesday by Advertising Age. Preliminary tests suggest the tool is 90% accurate, Kimberly Clark told Ad Age.

August 28, 2013

Natural beauty brand Mineral Fusion is ramping up its hair care portfolio with new packaging for its existing products, as well as new offerings.

NEW YORK — Natural beauty brand Mineral Fusion is ramping up its hair care portfolio with new packaging for its existing products, as well as new offerings.

August 16, 2013

Following the successful launch of Anarchy For Her Bodyspray, Unilever’s Axe is now expanding its For Her product line with the new Anarchy and Anarchy II For Her shower gels.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Following the successful launch of Anarchy For Her Bodyspray, Unilever’s Axe is now expanding its For Her product line with the new Anarchy and Anarchy II For Her shower gels.

"Axe talks to our more than 1 million female social media fans every day," stated Rob Candelino, VP marketing for Unilever U.S. Skincare. "Axe Girls made it clear they wanted more than a bodyspray, so we delivered with the Anarchy For Her shower gels."

August 8, 2013

Healthy Hair Journey Enterprises has introduced the Hydratherma Naturals Healthy Hair Care Collection, a line of natural-based products developed to improve, enhance and maintain healthy hair.

ATLANTA — Healthy Hair Journey Enterprises has introduced the Hydratherma Naturals Healthy Hair Care Collection, a line of natural-based products developed to improve, enhance and maintain healthy hair.

August 8, 2013

GutZgray is encouraging consumers to embrace their graying locks with its new line of hair care products designed to invigorate gray hair.

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — GutZgray is encouraging consumers to embrace their graying locks with its new line of hair care products designed to invigorate gray hair.

Positioned as the first hair care line especially formulated for the texture of gray and colored gray hair, GutZgray is a unisex hair care line that utilizes the latest technology in non-embryonic stem cell research to enhance the look and feel of gray hair. Gray hair tends to be coarser than hair that retains natural color, and the line focuses on the texture — not color — of gray hair.

August 8, 2013

Men's grooming is one of the fastest-growing segments within beauty, as evidenced by rising sales figures and the recent push by retailers to bolster offerings just for him.

Men's grooming is one of the fastest-growing segments within beauty, as evidenced by rising sales figures and the recent push by retailers to bolster offerings just for him.

"Today, men's grooming trends get almost as much Hollywood buzz as women's hairstyles and red carpet fashion. Whether it is a perfectly manicured mustache, a smooth shave or just a daily grooming ritual, men are tending to themselves more and more," stated Debra Mednick, executive director of The NPD Group's home business, when announcing that men's grooming tools were the buzz for holiday 2012.

August 2, 2013

U by Kotex, a feminine care brand by Kimberly-Clark, has introduced U by Kotex Extra pads — a new maxi pad designed to provide maximum, heavy-duty protection.

DALLAS — U by Kotex, a feminine care brand by Kimberly-Clark, has introduced U by Kotex Extra pads — a new maxi pad designed to provide maximum, heavy-duty protection.

The brand's most absorbent pad yet, U by Kotex Extra pads is inviting girls to put it to the test in their own "real life product demos" and experience firsthand how it performs. Girls can receive a free U by Kotex Extra pad sample at ubykotex.com and share the results of their "real life demos" using #demodiaries. 

July 31, 2013

Energizer Holdings has announced an agreement to acquire the Stayfree pad, Carefree liner and o.b. tampon feminine hygiene brands in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean from McNeil PPC and Johnson & Johnson — members of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Cos. — for $185 million in cash.

ST. LOUIS — Energizer Holdings has announced an agreement to acquire the Stayfree pad, Carefree liner and o.b. tampon feminine hygiene brands in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean from McNeil PPC and Johnson & Johnson — members of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Cos. — for $185 million in cash.  

July 22, 2013

Mark Hill Salon Professional products, created by hairstylist Mark Hill, is launching nationwide at Walgreens and Duane Reade this month.

NEW YORK and DEERFIELD, Ill. — Mark Hill Salon Professional products, created by hairstylist Mark Hill, is launching nationwide at Walgreens and Duane Reade this month. 

The collection has attracted a following since its launch in the U.K. in 2004 exclusively with Boots health and beauty retail stores. The debut of Mark Hill Salon Professional products marks one of the nationwide product launches from Alliance Boots since the company formed a strategic partnership with Walgreens last summer.

June 17, 2013

Bio Follicle has announced the launch of its 100% vegan plant-derived sulfate- and cruelty-free aromatherapy lavender shampoo and conditioner.

NEW YORK — Bio Follicle has announced the launch of its 100% vegan plant-derived sulfate- and cruelty-free aromatherapy lavender shampoo and conditioner.

This hair care duo promises to provide hair and scalp with the benefits of natural botanicals and a pH-balanced formula. The shampoo is a gentle, plant-derived formula that thoroughly cleanses hair while restoring its natural balance, body and shine, the company stated. The conditioner contains an antioxidant-rich herbal blend of therapeutic lavender oil and rich plant-based moisturizers.

June 17, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser, whose portfolio includes such brands as Clearasil, Mucinex and Lysol, is partnering with Save the Children to help drastically lower the global death rate of children younger than 5 years from diarrhea, a preventable illness, by 2020.

PARSIPANNY, N.J. — Reckitt Benckiser, whose portfolio includes such brands as Clearasil, Mucinex and Lysol, is partnering with Save the Children to help drastically lower the global death rate of children younger than 5 years from diarrhea, a preventable illness, by 2020.

The "Healthier kids, Happier homes" global partnership, with an initial funding of $35.5 million, will combine RB's expertise in hygiene and health, innovative technology and consumer communication capabilities with Save the Children's expertise in delivering life-saving treatment.

June 7, 2013

Lil' Drug Store Products on Monday will unveil a pair of new commercials to communicate how RepHresh Vaginal Gel can eliminate common, but embarrassing, feminine hygiene issues.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Lil' Drug Store Products on Monday will unveil a pair of new commercials to communicate how RepHresh Vaginal Gel can eliminate common, but embarrassing, feminine hygiene issues.  

June 4, 2013

Looking to revolutionize the skin care market is Montagne Jeunesse with its new Clay Spas face masques.

DENVER — Looking to revolutionize the skin care market is Montagne Jeunesse with its new Clay Spas face masks.

According to the company, Clay Spas are created with specially sourced clays infused into natural bamboo fabric, creating a completely new and never-seen-before type of face mask that makes cleansing better, quicker and easier than ever before.
 

May 30, 2013

Fortunately, daily hygiene is more or less recession-proof. Thanks to the near universal usage of soap, bath and shower products, this market has been largely unscathed by the weakened economy and is expected to enjoy growth going forward. That being said, consumers have altered their buying habits of such products in recent years, and are looking for value.

Fortunately, daily hygiene is more or less recession-proof. Thanks to the near universal usage of soap, bath and shower products, this market has been largely unscathed by the weakened economy and is expected to enjoy growth going forward. That being said, consumers have altered their buying habits of such products in recent years, and are looking for value. Manufacturers looking to bolster sales will need to continue to integrate additional benefits.

May 29, 2013

Arm & Hammer announced a new ultra-concentrated Ultra Power 4X laundry detergent, which the company states has powerful stain-fighters and two scoops of baking soda to make clothes cleaner and fresher.

EWING, N.J. — Arm & Hammer announced today a new ultra-concentrated Ultra Power 4X laundry detergent, which the company states has powerful stain-fighters and two scoops of baking soda to make clothes cleaner and fresher.

Ultra Power 4X comes packaged in a convenient, smaller and less bulky bottle that is easy to measure and store.

May 17, 2013

Health benefits are among the top characteristics playing a role in personal product selection, according to an online survey of almost 700 AccentHealth viewers conducted in April. More than three-quarters of shoppers consider the health benefits when buying a health, beauty or hygiene product.

Health benefits are among the top characteristics playing a role in personal product selection, according to an online survey of almost 700 AccentHealth viewers conducted in April. More than three-quarters of shoppers consider the health benefits when buying a health, beauty or hygiene product.

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May 8, 2013

Ethnic beauty industry veteran Brian K. Marks and his wife, former model Nene Marks, have introduced the new Nene's Secret hair care collection.

NEW YORK — Ethnic beauty industry veteran Brian K. Marks and his wife, former model Nene Marks, have introduced the new Nene's Secret hair care collection. 

May 8, 2013

TripAdvisor on Wednesday named Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer "best hand sanitizer" as part of the travel site's second annual Travelers' Choice Awards for Travel Favorites.

AKRON, Ohio — TripAdvisor on Wednesday named Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer "best hand sanitizer" as part of the travel site's second annual Travelers' Choice Awards for Travel Favorites.  

The awards honor top brands travelers across select global markets prefer to use on their trips. In the U.S., there were 21 winners in categories ranging from cameras to sunscreen and carry-on luggage. Winners also were announced in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, India, Italy, Spain and Russia.

May 2, 2013

Hygiene products manufacturer Gojo Industries is sponsoring a special promotion targeted at people that really get their hands dirty at work, the company announced.

AKRON, Ohio — Hygiene products manufacturer Gojo Industries is sponsoring a special promotion targeted at people that really get their hands dirty at work, the company announced.

Gojo announced the "Gojo Tough Job. Sweet Deal. Giveaway" contest and sweepstakes, which started Wednesday. The contest is designed to appeal to people working in jobs that require them to regularly use industrial and automotive hand degreaser and other hand cleaning and conditioning products.

April 30, 2013

A revamped Adidas personal care range has hit the market, reflecting the athletic energy of today’s man and the confidence of the modern woman.

NEW YORK — A revamped Adidas personal care range has hit the market, reflecting the athletic energy of today’s man and the confidence of the modern woman.

The new collection for men includes body sprays, deodorants, antiperspirants, and hair and body washes. With bold graphics and striking colors, the entire packaging redesign was executed with the dynamic modern Adidas man in mind.

April 25, 2013

NEW YORK — Colgate announced on Thursday that North American net sales rose 5.5% as new product launches, such as Colgate Optic White mouthwash, helped drive volume growth and market share gains in the United States.

North America, which accounts for 18% of company sales, posted a net sales increase of 5.5%. Organic sales also rose 5.5% during the quarter.

April 21, 2013

Aiming to improve the shopping experience through unique merchandising presentations, Rite Aid has unveiled its next generation Wellness store in Lemoyne, Pa., which features a greater focus on men's grooming.

Aiming to improve the shopping experience through unique merchandising presentations, Rite Aid has unveiled its next generation Wellness store in Lemoyne, Pa., which features a greater focus on men's grooming.

The store features an expanded men's grooming area complete with a new Axe display where shoppers can use an iPad to sample new looks.