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April 13, 2011

Maxwell House has teamed up with Rebuilding Together and "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen to revitalize communities across the nation.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Maxwell House has teamed up with Rebuilding Together and "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen to revitalize communities across the nation.

Through the "Drops of Good: The Maxwell House Community Project," the coffee brand will:

  • Complete up to $50,000 in renovations at 5-of-10 outstanding community houses, as voted by the American public;

  • Award 100 501(c)(3) organizations with $1,000 "Do-Gooder Grants"; and

April 13, 2011

ModiFace, a provider of virtual makeover technologies, has partnered with anti-aging skin care company StriVectin to launch a virtual anti-aging results tool on StriVectin's site at StriVectin.com.

NEW YORK — ModiFace, a provider of virtual makeover technologies, has partnered with anti-aging skin care company StriVectin to launch a virtual anti-aging results tool on StriVectin's site at StriVectin.com.

April 13, 2011

Target expects sales from its upcoming Canadian stores to total more than $6 billion by 2017, Dow Jones reported.

NEW YORK — Target expects sales from its upcoming Canadian stores to total more than $6 billion by 2017, Dow Jones reported.

Speaking to Wall Street analysts, CFO Douglas Scovanner said Tuesday that Target expects to have more than 200 stores in Canada within the next five to 10 years, with the stores generating about $6 billion Canadian ($6.27 billion in U.S. dollars based on Tuesday’s exchange rate).

Target’s initial group of stores will open through the chain’s purchase in January of up to 220 leases held by Hudson's Bay Co.'s Zellers stores.

April 13, 2011

Sunbow has announced the launch of a new sunscreen line for children called Sunbow Sunscreen, as well as a new website to offer parents a resource for sun protection.

NEW YORK — Sunbow has announced the launch of a new sunscreen line for children called Sunbow Sunscreen, as well as a new website to offer parents a resource for sun protection.

Featuring proprietary formulas with natural ingredients, this new collection is comprised of seven SKUs formulated with micronized zinc oxide formulas to provide an UVA/UVB barrier, without such chemical actives as oxybenzone or octinoxate.

April 13, 2011

Wegmans raised more than $937,000, an 11.4% increase from last year's efforts, as part of its winter Check Out Hunger campaign that ended Feb. 26, the grocer announced Tuesday.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans raised more than $937,000, an 11.4% increase from last year's efforts, as part of its winter Check Out Hunger campaign that ended Feb. 26, the grocer announced Tuesday.

Check Out Hunger allows shoppers to donate $1, $2, $3, $5 or any other amount at checkout, with 100% of the proceeds going to each store's local food bank.

April 12, 2011

More than three-quarters of women regard themselves as bargain hunters, a new national poll featured in the May issue of ShopSmart magazine found.

YONKERS, N.Y. — More than three-quarters of women regard themselves as bargain hunters, a new national poll featured in the May issue of ShopSmart magazine found.

April 12, 2011

After decades of failed comeback initiatives following the exit of General Motors, it looks like Flint, Mich., may be poised for a revival, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — After decades of failed comeback initiatives following the exit of General Motors, it looks like Flint, Mich., may be poised for a revival, according to published reports.

In a slideshow presentation on its website titled “11 Comeback Cities for 2011,” Kiplinger magazine ranked Flint at No. 7, thanks in large part to Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy’s decision to move its headquarters to the city.

April 12, 2011

A diabetes education program developed by Johns Hopkins researchers significantly improved long-term blood-sugar control among patients.

NEW YORK — A diabetes education program developed by Johns Hopkins researchers significantly improved long-term blood-sugar control among patients.

April 11, 2011

Nearly three-quarters of Americans surveyed by Deloitte said higher prices could slow their spending in the upcoming months.

NEW YORK — Nearly three-quarters of Americans surveyed by Deloitte said higher prices could slow their spending in the upcoming months.

The newest survey of 1,050 consumers found that 74% of consumers believed higher prices could curb their spending, with 7-out-of-10 (71%) concerned about rising energy prices and nearly half (47%) attributing reduced spending to higher medical costs.

April 11, 2011

Frito-Lay on Monday said it is peeling back the curtain on how it develops new product flavors.

PLANO, Texas — Frito-Lay on Monday said it is peeling back the curtain on how it develops new product flavors.

April 11, 2011

L'Oréal's Garnier brand has inked an exclusive partnership with TerraCycle, a company specializing in the collection and reuse of nonrecyclable post-consumer waste, to help reduce the amount of personal care and beauty packaging waste sent to landfills. To help support the partnership, a mobile marketing program kicks off in New York on April 11.

NEW YORK — L'Oréal's Garnier brand has inked an exclusive partnership with TerraCycle, a company specializing in the collection and reuse of nonrecyclable post-consumer waste, to help reduce the amount of personal care and beauty packaging waste sent to landfills. To help support the partnership, a mobile marketing program kicks off in New York on April 11.

April 11, 2011

A drug originally developed by scientists in the Soviet Union to treat allergies and currently under investigation by Pfizer and Medivation did not yield significant results in a late-stage clinical trial of patients with Huntington disease, a disorder that leads to cognitive decline, the companies said Monday.

NEW YORK — A drug originally developed by scientists in the Soviet Union to treat allergies and currently under investigation by Pfizer and Medivation did not yield significant results in a late-stage clinical trial of patients with Huntington disease, a disorder that leads to cognitive decline, the companies said Monday.

April 8, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has granted tentative approval to a generic antibiotic made by Hi-Tech Pharmacal, the drug maker said Friday.

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — The Food and Drug Administration has granted tentative approval to a generic antibiotic made by Hi-Tech Pharmacal, the drug maker said Friday.

Hi-Tech announced the tentative approval of levofloxacin oral solution in the 25 mg-per-mL strength. The drug is used to treat mild, moderate and severe bacterial infections in adults.

April 8, 2011

A line of inflatable inserts that prevent boots from wrinkling and creasing have gained distribution in Duane Reade.

NEW YORK — A line of inflatable inserts that prevent boots from wrinkling and creasing have gained distribution in Duane Reade.

Booty Shapers offer consumers an inexpensive way to store boots and are available in small, medium and large sizes, catering to all different kinds of boots, the company said.

Booty Shapers can be purchased at Duane Reade, CVS.com, Drugstore.com and more, for a suggested retail price of $9.99 per pair.

April 8, 2011

Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk has received the Corporate Leadership Award from the National Hemophilia Foundation in response to its research and development efforts for the disease, the company said Friday.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk has received the Corporate Leadership Award from the National Hemophilia Foundation in response to its research and development efforts for the disease, the company said Friday.

Novo Nordisk president Jurek Gruhn accepted the award at the NHF’s Inaugural Spring Soiree Benefit in New York Thursday. Novo Nordisk makes NovoSeven RT (coagulation factor VIIa [recombinant], room temperature stable), used to treat hemophilia A and B.

April 8, 2011

Regeneron and Bayer HealthCare have initiated 1-of-2 late-stage clinical trials of their aflibercept ophthalmic solution in the treatment of a complication caused by diabetic retinopathy.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and BERLIN — Regeneron and Bayer HealthCare have initiated 1-of-2 late-stage clinical trials of their aflibercept ophthalmic solution in the treatment of a complication caused by diabetic retinopathy.

The drug makers said that it would evaluate the efficacy of VEGF Trap-Eye (aflibercept ophthalmic solution) in the treatment of diabetic macular edema, a prevalent cause of vision loss among diabetes patients, after promising results from its previous clinical trial.

April 8, 2011

Nine people died in Alabama last month after taking a compounded injectable supplement contaminated with bacteria, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Nine people died in Alabama last month after taking a compounded injectable supplement contaminated with bacteria, according to published reports.

The New York Times reported that the patients died of infections with Serratia marcescens bacteria in hospitals after receiving the intravenously administered supplement total parenteral nutrition from the Birmingham, Ala.-based compounding pharmacy Meds IV Pharmacy.

April 8, 2011

Target once again has taken the top spot as the retailer with the strongest consumer brand equity, according to the latest Harris poll.

NEW YORK — Target once again has taken the top spot as the retailer with the strongest consumer brand equity, according to the latest Harris poll.

This marked the second consecutive year Target has led the way in the "value retail" category, with an increasing gap noted between the company and runner-up Walmart, according to the "2011 Harris Poll EquiTrend" study. Target led the way with a ranking of 74.1, while Walmart had a ranking of 70.8. The industry average in the value retail category was 67.3.

April 7, 2011

Marukome has introduced an easy-to-use miso product.

NEW YORK — Marukome has introduced an easy-to-use miso product.

New Miso & Easy is an all-natural liquid that comes in an unbreakable squeeze bottle and is available in original and ginger-tomato flavors. Miso is a seasoning made with soybeans and rice or barley and is cultured or fermented for a period of time.

Formerly only available in Asian markets, Marukome Miso & Easy now is available at such retailers as Ralph’s, Safeway and Fairway.

April 7, 2011

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus on Wednesday recommended that DSE Healthcare Solutions, which markets both Cystex urinary pain relief tablets and Cystex liquid cranberry complex with Proantinox, modify its advertising to better distinguish the two products.

NEW YORK — The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus on Wednesday recommended that DSE Healthcare Solutions, which markets both Cystex urinary pain relief tablets and Cystex liquid cranberry complex with Proantinox, modify its advertising to better distinguish the two products.

April 7, 2011

Ethnic hair care brand Johnson Products has inked a multiyear deal with NBA star Carmelo Anthony to be the corporate spokesman, lending his voice and celebrity status to the Ultra Sheen Men line.

NEW YORK — Ethnic hair care brand Johnson Products has inked a multiyear deal with NBA star Carmelo Anthony to be the corporate spokesman, lending his voice and celebrity status to the Ultra Sheen Men line.

The deal will feature Anthony in advertising and promotional campaigns, cause-marketing and community outreach programs, as well as in personal appearances for JPC and Ultra Sheen Men. Anthony also will be involved in the development of innovative new grooming products for JPC.

April 7, 2011

Crystal Light Pure has added three new fruity flavors to its line.

NEW YORK — Crystal Light Pure has added three new fruity flavors to its line.

The brand now includes tropical blend, mixed berry and lemonade varieties, which offer the flavorful benefits of Crystal Light, such as no artificial sweeteners, flavors or preservatives, the company said. Each 8-oz. serving of Crystal Light Pure boasts 15 calories and 4 g of sugar per serving and is sweetened with Truvia, an all-natural, no-calorie sweetener.

With these additions, the Crystal Light Pure line now offers five flavors, including grape and strawberry kiwi.

April 7, 2011

Wrigley is packing a new type of gum in its "down under" market.

NEW YORK — Wrigley is packing a new type of gum in its "down under" market.

The company launched in Australia and New Zealand new Extra Professional Calcium, a sugar-free line of gum that contains microgranules that are designed to whiten teeth and feature added calcium. The company said that chewing Extra gum products stimulated saliva, which contains more bicarbonate, calcium and phosphate to help remineralize tooth enamel.

April 6, 2011

Washington-based healthcare accrediting organization URAC has awarded specialty pharmacy and mail-service pharmacy accreditation to BioScrip, the specialty pharmacy provider said Wednesday.

ELMSFORD, N.Y. — Washington-based healthcare accrediting organization URAC has awarded specialty pharmacy and mail-service pharmacy accreditation to BioScrip, the specialty pharmacy provider said Wednesday.

April 6, 2011

Majestic Drug, a manufacturer of niche oral care and personal care products, has promoted Nilda Oyola to national sales and marketing manager.

SOUTH FALLSBURG, N.Y. — Majestic Drug, a manufacturer of niche oral care and personal care products, has promoted Nilda Oyola to national sales and marketing manager.