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March 10, 2014

CandyRific has introduced two novelty items for spring.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — CandyRific has introduced two novelty items for spring. The Cinderella Light and Sound Wand with Candy, an extension of CandyRific’s princess line with Disney Consumer Products, features Cinderella in her classic blue ball gown on top of the wand, which makes a magical sound, lights up and includes .53-oz. of microbytes candy.

A Spiderman Candy Fan also has been introduced, featuring Spidey atop a candy fan, which also includes .28-oz. tube of microbytes candy.

Both products retail for $3.99 and are available in 12-count displays.

January 28, 2014

H.D. Smith and the Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas on Monday awarded the inaugural H. D. Smith and NAPPSA Scholarship to Oreoluwa Adedoyin.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H.D. Smith and the Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas on Monday awarded the inaugural H. D. Smith & NAPPSA Scholarship to Oreoluwa Adedoyin. 

January 14, 2014

H.D. Smith celebrates 60 years of business in 2014, the wholesaler announced Monday.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H.D. Smith celebrates 60 years of business in 2014, the wholesaler announced Monday. 

The company was founded in 1954 to meet the needs of an underserved region in Central Illinois. Before H. D. Smith opened its doors, pharmacies in the area purchased their pharmaceuticals and supplies through large distributors out of St. Louis, Chicago, Champaign and Peoria, the company stated. 

December 10, 2013

The American Wholesale Marketers Association announced that sociologist and women's work expert Marianne Cooper will be the keynote speaker at the AWMA Women's Leadership Initiative Kickoff Breakfast.

FAIRFAX, Va. — The American Wholesale Marketers Association announced that sociologist and women's work expert Marianne Cooper will be the keynote speaker at the AWMA Women's Leadership Initiative Kickoff Breakfast, to be held on Feb. 27 at the 2014 AWMA Marketplace and Solutions Expo in Las Vegas.

September 25, 2013

Coty’s Sally Hansen nail care brand has announced the launch of its new Triple Shine Nail Color, which is designed to help polish withstand the wear and tear of on-the-go living.

NEW YORK — Coty’s Sally Hansen nail care brand has announced the launch of its new Triple Shine Nail Color, which is designed to help polish withstand the wear and tear of on-the-go living.

The new formula features the exclusive Ultimate Shield Complex. It is a balanced blend of solvents and color solids that work synergistically for high-impact color and maximum shine. It delivers triple-shine benefits via:

September 5, 2013

Febreze has launched the new Febreze Sleep Serenity collection, the brand’s first line of scents specifically designed for the bedroom to help consumers achieve better sleep, the company stated.

CINCINNATI — Febreze has launched the new Febreze Sleep Serenity collection, the brand’s first line of scents specifically designed for the bedroom to help consumers achieve better sleep, the company stated.

September 3, 2013

Ulta Beauty has announced its top beauty trends for fall 2013 with its annual "21 Days of Beauty" celebration.

CHICAGO — Ulta Beauty has announced its top beauty trends for fall 2013 with its annual "21 Days of Beauty" celebration.

The beauty extravaganza kicks off Sept. 8 and ends Sept. 28, and is celebrated in its more than 500 stores nationwide. Each year, Ulta Beauty's 21 Days of Beauty showcases fall beauty trends with special beauty product offerings alongside makeup and skin care consultations and demonstrations from beauty experts.

August 9, 2013

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August 9, 2013

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July 16, 2013

Monistat, an over-the-counter vaginal yeast infection treatment, announced a partnership with women's underwear and lingerie brand Hanky Panky to help boost women's confidence when diagnosed with a yeast infection.

TREVOSE, Pa. — Monistat, an over-the-counter vaginal yeast infection treatment, announced this week a partnership with women's underwear and lingerie brand Hanky Panky to help boost women's confidence when diagnosed with a yeast infection.

Through the partnership, Monistat is offering the chance for women to win Hanky Panky panties through the Sexy Self Panty Giveaway. Now through November 30, a daily winner will be selected from entries on www.monistat.com.

June 28, 2013

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June 20, 2013

Pharmaceutical wholesaler H.D. Smith will buy a majority interest in a Cincinnati-based patient assistance, pharmaceutical brand support and reimbursement company.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Pharmaceutical wholesaler H.D. Smith will buy a majority interest in a Cincinnati-based patient assistance, pharmaceutical brand support and reimbursement company.

The wholesaler said Thursday that it had originally acquired majority board representation in Triplefin and would secure majority stock ownership in it. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

May 20, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl beauty brand has announced its first-ever major movie sponsorship of Lionsgate's “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which is scheduled for release in North American theaters on Nov. 22.

HUNT VALLEY, Md. — Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl beauty brand has announced its first-ever major movie sponsorship of Lionsgate's “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which is scheduled for release in North American theaters on Nov. 22.

May 13, 2013

Superheroes like Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and others will be showing up at Target stores this summer.

MINNEAPOLIS — Superheroes like Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and others will be showing up at Target stores this summer.

The mass merchandise retailer has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment to introduce Justice League merchandise. Other characters in the comic franchise include Aquaman, Cyborg, The Flash and Wonder Woman. The collection will appear at all Target stores on Sunday and will include products like melamine dinnerware, sand toys and beach towels. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

January 28, 2013

99¢ Only Stores last week announced that Richard Anicetti has assumed the role of interim CEO.

CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif. — 99¢ Only Stores last week announced that Richard Anicetti has assumed the role of interim CEO. In addition, Michael Fung will join the company as interim chief administrative officer overseeing finance, information technology, real estate and various administrative functions of the company. 

In connection with the foregoing changes, the original family management team Eric Schiffer, Jeff Gold and Howard Gold are no longer employed by the company. 

January 22, 2013

H. D. Smith announced the establishment of H. D. Smith Specialty Solutions, an organization structured to provide focus and alignment around specialty and traditional brand products, solutions and services.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H. D. Smith on Tuesday announced the establishment of H. D. Smith Specialty Solutions, an organization structured to provide focus and alignment around specialty and traditional brand products, solutions and services. The wholesaler also announced the realignment of select executive leadership positions to best capitalize on the growing needs resulting from recent geographic and service expansions. These expansions include the acquisition of Valley Wholesale Drug in October 2012 and a planned majority ownership investment in Triplefin announced in January 2013.

December 3, 2012

After the huge success of Marvel's "The Avengers" movie this past summer, a new generation of kids were turned on to one of the most popular superhero teams of all time.

SPOKANE, Wash. — After the huge success of Marvel's "The Avengers" movie this past summer, a new generation of kids were turned on to one of the most popular superhero teams of all time. To capitalize on this burgeoning new fanbase, Zak Designs is launching a new line of mealtime products based on the blockbuster hit.

November 6, 2012

The New York Metro Division of H. D. Smith Wholesalers on Tuesday announced it has been preparing for the Nor'easter — anticipated to impact the northeastern United States as soon as Wednesday — by following the same emergency preparedness protocols the wholesaler had put into action both before and after Hurricane Sandy.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The New York Metro Division of H. D. Smith Wholesalers on Tuesday announced it has been preparing for the Nor'easter — anticipated to impact the northeastern United States as soon as Wednesday — by following the same emergency preparedness protocols the wholesaler had put into action both before and after Hurricane Sandy. 

November 2, 2012

Drug wholesaler H.D. Smith has finalized its purchase of a wholesale company based in California.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Drug wholesaler H.D. Smith has finalized its purchase of a wholesale company based in California.

H.D. Smith said Friday that it had completed its acquisition of Stockton, Calif.-based Valley Wholesale Drug, which it will run as a wholly owned subsidiary. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but day-to-day operations at Valley will be run by its CEO, Stephen Shoneff.

October 16, 2012

Family Dollar Stores has named Jocelyn Wong to the position of SVP, chief marketing officer. Wong will report to Michael Bloom, president and COO.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores has named Jocelyn Wong to the position of SVP, chief marketing officer. Wong will report to Michael Bloom, president and COO.

October 16, 2012

H.D. Smith, one of the largest pharmaceutical wholesalers in the United States, announced plans to acquire Valley Wholesale Drug in a merger agreement transaction.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H.D. Smith, one of the largest pharmaceutical wholesalers in the United States, announced plans to acquire Valley Wholesale Drug in a merger agreement transaction.

The acquisition will increase H. D. Smith’s customer base in California and give the wholesaler an opportunity to expand into the Pacific Northwest, a market in which it currently has a limited reach.

August 30, 2012

As of Sept. 1, some 1.2 million Pennsylvanians will be able to go to bed at night secure in the knowledge that their jobs won't be drowned out by some online juggernaut. And by the middle of September, 3.1 million Californians will be able to breathe that same sigh of relief.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — As of Sept. 1, some 1.2 million Pennsylvanians will be able to go to bed at night secure in the knowledge that their jobs won't be drowned out by some online juggernaut. And by the middle of September, 3.1 million Californians will be able to breathe that same sigh of relief. That's how many retail employees there are across those two states.

August 13, 2012

Oreo is at the halfway point of its 100-day campaign that aims to illustrate moments that are making history today through the eyes of the brand.

EAST HANOVER, N.J. — Oreo is at the halfway point of its 100-day campaign that aims to illustrate moments that are making history today through the eyes of the brand.

April 16, 2012

The Emerson Group has appointed a leader for its newly created consulting group.

WAYNE, Pa. — The Emerson Group has appointed a leader for its newly created consulting group.

The marketing and sales management company said that Diane Manwaring will serve as president of the Emerson Consulting Group, which will offer such services as strategic planning, due diligence, category assessments and feasibility studies to clients.

March 21, 2012

Watson Pharmaceuticals is looking to acquire Actavis, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals is looking to acquire Actavis, according to published reports.

News media reported Wednesday that U.S.-based Watson was close to taking over Switzerland-based Actavis for $6.6 to $7.3 billion. Actavis, also a major manufacturer of generic drugs, was formerly based in Iceland and moved its headquarters to Switzerland last year.