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February 27, 2014

Deutsche Bank on Thursday speculated that either Cerberus or Kroger could acquire Safeway.

NEW YORK — Deutsche Bank on Thursday speculated that either Cerberus or Kroger could acquire Safeway. 

The firm noted that divestitures in a Kroger acquisition would exceed those in a Cerberus buyout.  

A Bloomberg report published last week suggested Cerberus was the lead bidder for Safeway's operations. 

February 27, 2014

They are 77 million strong in the United States — on par with baby boomers — and account for 24% of the country’s population. Enter the millennial generation.

NEW YORK — They are 77 million strong in the United States — on par with baby boomers — and account for 24% of the country’s population. Enter the millennial generation. Their incomes may still be on the rise but this group’s size and age range equates to impressive purchase power in the long term, which is why retailers and suppliers are wise to stay on their radar. That’s according to new research by Nielsen.

February 27, 2014

On Wednesday, Procter & Gamble's Orgullosa program — a platform created in 2011 to celebrate, empower and fuel Latinas’ accomplishments and dreams — unveiled its Nueva Latina campaign. The campaign is a first-of-its-kind initiative designed to empower women to define what it means to be a bicultural, modern Latina — the Nueva Latina.

NEW YORK — On Wednesday, Procter & Gamble's Orgullosa program — a platform created in 2011 to celebrate, empower and fuel Latinas’ accomplishments and dreams — unveiled its Nueva Latina campaign. The campaign is a first-of-its-kind initiative designed to empower women to define what it means to be a bicultural, modern Latina — the Nueva Latina.

February 27, 2014

Sam's Club is piloting a new online subscription service — My Subscriptions — that allows consumers to automatically replenish consumables like diapers or printer cartridges, The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch reported Wednesday.

NEW YORK — Sam's Club is piloting a new online subscription service — My Subscriptions — that allows consumers to automatically replenish consumables like diapers or printer cartridges, The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch reported Wednesday

February 27, 2014

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, coconut water brand Vita Coco announced a new, all-natural beverage, which is slated to hit grocery stores nationwide beginning in April.

NEW YORK — In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, coconut water brand Vita Coco announced a new, all-natural beverage, which is slated to hit grocery stores nationwide beginning in April. The new beverage, Vita Coco Lemonade, will bring together fresh coconut water, natural lemon puree and natural fruit sugar.

Vita Coco Lemonade will be available in two sizes, both with a resealable twist-off cap: an 11.1-fl oz. Tetra Pak for $1.99; and a 16.9-fl oz. Tetra Pak for SRP of $2.99. 

February 26, 2014

A three-year pilot of a “medical home” model of primary care yielded few improvements in quality and cost of health care, according to a new Rand study.

NEW YORK — A three-year pilot of a “medical home” model of primary care yielded few improvements in quality and cost of health care, according to a new Rand study.

Evaluating one of the nation's earliest and largest multi-payer medical home pilots, researchers found that most participating primary care practices achieved recognition as medical homes, but the quality of care improved significantly for only 1-of-11 widely used quality measures.

February 26, 2014

The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, the landmark research study of Hispanic/Latino health funded by the National Institutes of Health, on Tuesday released initial findings that showed significant variations in disease prevalence and health behaviors among groups with different backgrounds.

NEW YORK — The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, the landmark research study of Hispanic/Latino health funded by the National Institutes of Health, on Tuesday released initial findings that showed significant variations in disease prevalence and health behaviors among groups with different backgrounds. 

February 25, 2014

Hershey said it plans to continue expanding in the area of product innovation with Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews, which are set to make a debut later this year.

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey in a presentation last week at the 2014 Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference discussed several successes and initiatives in its international markets, which included the recent launch of its line of Hershey's Spreads and Lancaster Soft Crèmes in the United States.

February 25, 2014

Revlon announced on Tuesday several executive moves, including the departure of Chris Elshaw, Revlon’s EVP and COO, effective immediately.

NEW YORK — Revlon announced on Tuesday several executive moves, including the departure of Chris Elshaw, Revlon’s EVP and COO, effective immediately.

“After 12 years with the company I felt it was time to seek a new challenge. I’ve very much enjoyed working with my colleagues and business partners to develop our business around the world, and I am proud of the many achievements during my time at Revlon. I wish the team well in the next stage of their journey,” Elshaw said.

February 25, 2014

E-commerce has been and will continue to be a strong vehicle for how consumers buy beauty products, according to a new study released by digital marketing firm PM Digital.

NEW YORK — E-commerce has been and will continue to be a strong vehicle for how consumers buy beauty products, according to a new study released by digital marketing firm PM Digital.

February 24, 2014

Cerberus Capital Management is the lead bidder for Safeway, according to a Bloomberg report published Saturday that cited people with knowledge of the matter.

NEW YORK — New Albertsons is on its way to becoming more than 1,300 stores larger. Cerberus Capital Management is the lead bidder for Safeway, according to a Bloomberg report published Saturday that cited people with knowledge of the matter. 

Cerberus is the only firm willing to swallow Safeway whole, the paper reported. 

February 24, 2014

Unilever’s Clear Scalp & Hair has partnered with NBC's "The Voice" for season six as the official hair care sponsor of the singing competition.

NEW YORK — Unilever’s Clear Scalp & Hair has partnered with NBC's "The Voice" for season six as the official hair care sponsor of the singing competition.

The multiplatform partnership will include custom content featuring personal stories of past "Voice" artists to celebrate resilience together with Clear Scalp & Hair. In addition, as part of the initiative, Clear Scalp & Hair will join NBC's "The Voice," as the official title sponsor of "The Voice Live Tour" to launch summer 2014 across the United States.

February 24, 2014

Colgate-Palmolive has introduced its new Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen — the first-ever toothbrush with a built-in whitening pen.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive has introduced its new Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen — the first-ever toothbrush with a built-in whitening pen.  

The new Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen is aimed to provide a convenient, affordable way to achieve high-impact teeth whitening at home, with whiter teeth in two days, the company stated.

February 24, 2014

Retail-based health clinics not only work closely with local physicians and pediatricians but are also a more convenient option for parents with sick children rather than the alternative, which is often spending hours in the emergency room or waiting for an appointment with their doctor. That’s a key message that the Convenient Care Association is looking to convey in response to news that the American Academy of Pediatrics is advising parents against using retail-based health clinics.

NEW YORK — Retail-based health clinics not only work closely with local physicians and pediatricians but are also a more convenient option for parents with sick children rather than the alternative, which is often spending hours in the emergency room or waiting for an appointment with their doctor. That’s a key message that the Convenient Care Association is looking to convey in response to news that the American Academy of Pediatrics is advising parents against using retail-based health clinics.

February 24, 2014

HungerShield recently expanded its diet aid, adding an iced tea flavor.

SCARSDALE, N.Y. — HungerShield recently expanded its diet aid, adding an iced tea flavor. 

"We developed this new flavor because while customers love the original taste of lemon-lime HungerShield, the iced tea version offers the option of a slightly sweeter, less tart variety in a refreshing flavor most people love," said Dafna Chazin, HungerShield co-founder. "We believe that we will be pleasing thousands of current and new customers everywhere with this new, delicious alternative.”

February 24, 2014

Naterra International, the maker of Tree Hut and Baby Magic, has developed a new bath and body care line called Aqua Spa.

NEW YORK — Naterra International, the maker of Tree Hut and Baby Magic, has developed a new bath and body care line called Aqua Spa.

The line includes a trio of spa-inspired bath and body collections infused with deep-sea minerals and a Marine Youth Complex to help battle the signs of aging. Each collection includes a bath soak, bath oil, body cleanser and a crème. The three scents in the collections are: 

February 24, 2014

While retailers have historically used the “multichannel” approach to reach consumers, the rapidly growing focus on the consumer and integrated, customer-focused technology has paved way for a “total retail” experience, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

NEW YORK — While retailers have historically used the “multichannel” approach to reach consumers, the rapidly growing focus on the consumer and integrated, customer-focused technology has paved way for a “total retail” experience, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
 

February 21, 2014

Jewel, an acclaimed singer and songwriter, joined Swiffer on Thursday to celebrate the debut of the new Swiffer Sweep and Trap.

CINCINNATI — Jewel, an acclaimed singer and songwriter, joined Swiffer on Thursday to celebrate the debut of the new Swiffer Sweep and Trap, which features soft rotating beater blades that are designed to scoop up large particles into a removable dirt bin for quick disposal.

February 20, 2014

Coty and Avon inked a deal under which Avon Brazil will market and sell select Coty fragrances and its ancillaries through Avon's 1.5 million independent sales representatives in Brazil.

NEW YORK — Coty and Avon inked a deal under which Avon Brazil will market and sell select Coty fragrances and its ancillaries through Avon's 1.5 million independent sales representatives in Brazil.

Although the details are still being finalized, the intent is for Avon to carry a collection of Coty's celebrity and lifestyle fragrances in the Avon Brochure in Brazil, the companies said in a joint statement.

The arrangement is subject to final documentation, which the companies plan to complete over the next few months.

 

February 20, 2014

Bloomberg on Thursday lined up the potential suitors in discussion with Safeway on a sale of the grocer, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

NEW YORK — Bloomberg on Thursday lined up the potential suitors in discussion with Safeway on a sale of the grocer, citing people with knowledge of the matter. 

Firms CVC Capital Partners and Leonard Green & Partners are among the the interested parties, as is Cerberus Capital Management. 

KKR & Co. bought Safeway in 1986 for about $4.3 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The retailer went public in 1990.

February 20, 2014

The majority of consumer packaged goods companies are failing to place analytics at the heart of their decision-making process, limiting their ability to improve the customer experience and gain business advantage, according to the findings of an Accenture study.

NEW YORK — The majority of consumer packaged goods companies are failing to place analytics at the heart of their decision-making process, limiting their ability to improve the customer experience and gain business advantage, according to the findings of an Accenture study.

Accenture's analysis also suggests that, in many cases, the problem is compounded by fragmented investment in narrow programs that are not well-coordinated and fully optimized.


February 20, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved two "robotic pills," or pills that place an image camera or ingestible sensors into the gastrointestinal tract, according to a report published earlier this week by the Wall Street Journal.

NEW YORK — The Food and Drug Administration recently approved two "robotic pills," or pills that place an image camera or ingestible sensors into the gastrointestinal tract, according to a report published earlier this week by the Wall Street Journal

Other robotic pills still in development include one backed by Google — a pill that would replace injectable drugs, the report noted. 

February 19, 2014

Budweiser on Wednesday revealed the brand's global campaign on behalf of its official sponsorship of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

NEW YORK — Budweiser on Wednesday revealed the brand's global campaign on behalf of its official sponsorship of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Budweiser's Rise as One will celebrate the moments that bring together and inspire fans of the game around the world, the company said.

February 19, 2014

The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program recommended that truDERMA discontinue certain claims for the company’s Troxyphen dietary supplement, including claims that the product is “safe and clinically researched.”

NEW YORK — The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program on Tuesday recommended that truDERMA discontinue certain claims for the company’s Troxyphen dietary supplement, including claims that the product is “safe and clinically researched.”

As support for the performance and establishment claims at issue, the marketer submitted testing on its key ingredient. After reviewing the evidence, ERSP concluded that truDERMA provided a reasonable basis for claims relating to an “increased sex drive.”

February 19, 2014

MD Professional announced on Wednesday that its MD Complete skin care line is debuting nationwide at Target stores.

NEW YORK — MD Professional announced on Wednesday that its MD Complete skin care line is debuting nationwide at Target stores.

The line, created by dermatologist Dr. Brian Zelickson, launched exclusively on Target.com on Feb. 17 and will be available in select Target stores beginning in March. Products also are available on MDCompleteSkincare.com as of Feb. 16. MD Complete ranges in price from $16.99 to $39.99.