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May 3, 2011

John Frieda, which is part of Kao Brands, has introduced its at-home hair color range.

NEW YORK — John Frieda, which is part of Kao Brands, has introduced its at-home hair color range.

The precision foam color line combines patent-pending proprietary foam color technology and John Frieda's heritage of stylist expertise in a 20-shade palette collection, which helps users recreate salon color results at home, John Frieda said. The products are designed to minimize the uneven coverage and patchiness typical of at-home color with an easy-to-apply, nonaerosol foam formula that spreads evenly through hair.

May 3, 2011

La Roche-Posay once again is looking to inform Americans about the dangers of UV rays and the importance of sun safety with its second annual awareness campaign.

NEW YORK — La Roche-Posay once again is looking to inform Americans about the dangers of UV rays and the importance of sun safety with its second annual awareness campaign.

The company's SOS – Save Our Skin campaign will focus on education and the importance of routine skin checks through viral and grassroots components. To promote education, more than 8,000 kits that contain all the tools to educate patients regarding a proper skin check will be distributed to dermatologists, the company said.

May 3, 2011

"A new way to do energy" has hit the market.

NEW YORK — "A new way to do energy" has hit the market.

Sheets — a brand co-developed by basketball star LeBron James, along with PureBrands CEO Warren Struhl and co-founders Jesse Itzler and Maverick Carter — are individually wrapped, paper-thin dissolving strips that tout the same amount of caffeine as a cup of premium coffee in one small strip, which is about 100 mg, without containing any sugar or calories, the company said.

May 3, 2011

The Mentholatum Co. has updated the packaging of its lip care line.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Mentholatum Co. has updated the packaging of its lip care line.

Softlips' package update includes a new logo and graphics, although the company retained Softlips' signature slender sticks and the light flavors/formulas. In line with the package update, the company has kicked off a new marketing campaign called "Softlips. So You."

May 2, 2011

In the wake of the tornadoes and flooding that struck many southeastern states, several leading chains have stepped up to offer support for communities impacted by the tragedy, including CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, Target, Kroger and Publix.

NEW YORK — In the wake of the tornadoes and flooding that struck many southeastern states, several leading chains have stepped up to offer support for communities impacted by the tragedy, including CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart,

Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday that worldwide net sales rose 4.5% during the first quarter as net income and diluted earnings per share totaled $576 million and $1.16, respectively.

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday that worldwide net sales rose 4.5% during the first quarter as net income and diluted earnings per share totaled $576 million and $1.16, respectively.

Worldwide net sales totaled about $4 billion during the first quarter, an increase of 4.5% compared with the year-ago period. Organic sales grew 1.5%.

April 28, 2011

Consumer confidence recovered somewhat in April, though the impact of rising gasoline prices still is evident, according to data released Tuesday by the Conference Board.

NEW YORK — Consumer confidence recovered somewhat in April, though the impact of rising gasoline prices still is evident, according to data released Tuesday by the Conference Board.

The confidence index hit 65.4 in April, from an upwardly revised 63.8 in March. The reading still is below the 72.0 mark of February.

April 28, 2011

Most U.S. adults are health-conscious when it comes to purchasing food and beverages, and many tend to purchase healthier products as they age, according to a new Harris poll.

NEW YORK — Most U.S. adults are health-conscious when it comes to purchasing food and beverages, and many tend to purchase healthier products as they age, according to a new Harris poll.

April 28, 2011

Revlon, which recently added the Sinful Colors brand to its portfolio, announced on Thursday an upswing in first-quarter net sales and net income.

NEW YORK — Revlon, which recently added the Sinful Colors brand to its portfolio, announced on Thursday an upswing in first-quarter net sales and net income.

April 27, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is working on creating new and simplified drug information sheets for consumers to replace the multipage and sometimes labyrinthine packets supplied with drugs at retail pharmacies, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — The Food and Drug Administration is working on creating new and simplified drug information sheets for consumers to replace the multipage and sometimes labyrinthine packets supplied with drugs at retail pharmacies, according to published reports.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the agency was testing the information sheets while the U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention was developing a new standard for drug labels.

April 27, 2011

Conair celebrity stylist spokesman Jonathan Antin was on site this week at the pop-up salon in New York City's Soho Trump Hotel for the Arts & Cinema Media Centre to help promote the launch of Infiniti Pro by Conair styling tools.

NEW YORK — Conair celebrity stylist spokesman Jonathan Antin was on site this week at the pop-up salon in New York City's Soho Trump Hotel for the Arts & Cinema Media Centre to help promote the launch of Infiniti Pro by Conair styling tools.

The Arts & Cinema Media Centre, which ran in part during the Tribeca Film Festival, hosted the Conair Styling Suite, uniting film, art, culture, beauty and philanthropy during the three-day event, which ran April 25, 26 and 27.

April 27, 2011

La Roche-Posay, the company that brought the Anthelios sunscreen franchise and the first-ever “Shaka-Shaka” fluid to the United States, has announced the availability in July of its new Anthelios Mineral ultra light sunscreen fluid SPF 50.

NEW YORK — La Roche-Posay, the company that brought the Anthelios sunscreen franchise and the first-ever “Shaka-Shaka” fluid to the United States, has announced the availability in July of its new Anthelios Mineral ultra light sunscreen fluid SPF 50.

The brand’s new sunscreen offers 100% mineral UV protection down to the cellular level in a lightweight formulation and non-whitening texture with high UVA/UVB protection (PFA 21/SPF 50).

April 27, 2011

A new natural baby care line from One recently hit Target shelves and also is available online at Target.com and Walgreens.com, the manufacturer announced.

NEW YORK — A new natural baby care line from One recently hit Target shelves and also is available online at Target.com and Walgreens.com, the manufacturer announced.

April 27, 2011

PepsiCo is building on the social networking experience by providing consumers with a new kind of vending system.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo is building on the social networking experience by providing consumers with a new kind of vending system.

The company announced plans to roll out an interactive vending machine, dubbed the Social Vending System, which features a full touchscreen that enables users to give a gift to a friend by selecting a beverage, entering the recipient's name, mobile number and a personalized text message. There's also the option to further personalize the gift with a short video recorded right at the machine.

April 27, 2011

Northeast supermarket chain Price Chopper will expand several of its health-and-wellness programs to combat diabetes as part of its participation in the American Pharmacists Association Foundation’s Project Impact: Diabetes initiative, the chain said.

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Northeast supermarket chain Price Chopper will expand several of its health-and-wellness programs to combat diabetes as part of its participation in the American Pharmacists Association Foundation’s Project Impact: Diabetes initiative, the chain said.

April 27, 2011

Samuel Adams is bringing its Summer Ale to the most snow-ridden cities in America, according to AccuWeather.

BOSTON — Samuel Adams is bringing its Summer Ale to the most snow-ridden cities in America, according to AccuWeather.

April 26, 2011

Crossmark and Market Performance Group are looking to optimize their role in the drug industry through a new venture.

NEW YORK — Crossmark and Market Performance Group are looking to optimize their role in the drug industry through a new venture.

The companies announced that they have merged their respective chain drug sales businesses to form MPG Drug, which will be a division of Crossmark. With this merger, MPG Drug now will be the largest provider of headquarter sales and retail services in the U.S. drug industry, the companies said, by providing growth solutions in a timely manner.

April 26, 2011

Lipton Iced Tea's beverages now are boasting an all-natural ingredient list.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Lipton Iced Tea's beverages now are boasting an all-natural ingredient list.

New 100% natural Lipton Iced Tea will be available in green tea with citrus, iced tea with lemon, iced tea with blueberry pomegranate and green tea with passionfruit mango flavors. Lipton Iced Tea's diet portfolio also will expand with new diet green tea with watermelon joining diet green tea with citrus flavor.

Each bottle will retail from 99 cents to $1.59 and will be available in 20-oz. bottles.

April 26, 2011

Many U.S. voters are in favor of expanding the use of nurse practitioners for routine medical care, and most believe that the quality of health care would improve if routine care was handled by nurse practitioners and doctors were able to focus more on challenging healthcare issues, according to the findings of a recent survey.

NEW YORK — Many U.S. voters are in favor of expanding the use of nurse practitioners for routine medical care, and most believe that the quality of health care would improve if routine care was handled by nurse practitioners and doctors were able to focus more on challenging healthcare issues, according to the findings of a recent survey.

According to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of 1,000 adults, 67% of likely U.S. voters favored training and licensing nurse practitioners to expand the level of routine care they provide.

April 26, 2011

Newcastle Brown Ale is unveiling a series of limited-edition brews that will be available throughout the year.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Newcastle Brown Ale is unveiling a series of limited-edition brews that will be available throughout the year.

The lineup includes ales that fit each season of the year:

  • Newcastle Summer Ale is a golden beer that offers a subtle citrus hop aroma and a clean, refreshing flavor with a dry finish;

  • Newcastle Werewolf, naturally blood-red in color, is a distinct-tasting fall ale that produces a combination of sweet berry overtones and a sudden bite of bitterness;

April 26, 2011

Taro said that the Food and Drug Administration has declared the drug maker's manufacturing facility in Canada as having acceptable regulatory status.

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Taro said that the Food and Drug Administration has declared the drug maker's manufacturing facility in Canada as having acceptable regulatory status.

The drug maker said it diligently worked to resolve issues noted in an FDA warning letter dated Feb. 5, 2009. The regulatory agency reinspected the manufacturing facility last February.

April 25, 2011

NEW YORK — Dating back to the 1960s with the launch of Psssssst, dry shampoo certainly isn’t a new concept. But the niche segment has been given new life with a string of new launches and enhanced formulas for today’s modern beauty maven.


In early 2010, TRESemmé introduced its Fresh Start collection, featuring the Fresh Start dry shampoo. More recently in 2011, several manufacturers have expanded the category, including Psssssst, now a Freeman brand, with a new version for wavy or curly hair that hit shelves in January.


April 25, 2011

NEW YORK — Within the next three months, a gallon of gas is expected to exceed $4.11, which previously marked the highest historical U.S. retail price set in July 2008. Prior to that, the highest that gas prices had ever been was $3.46 in March 1981. 


April 25, 2011

NORWICH, N.Y. — Since word of mouth was the driving force behind the success of Chobani, it was a natural fit to feature actual users in its first major ad campaign this spring. The company also recently launched Chobani Champions, the first-ever Greek yogurt for kids. The smaller-portion, 3.5-oz. cup (100 calories) is available in two flavors: Honey-Nana and VeryBerry. Also new in the company’s core Chobani Greek yogurt line are lemon, mango and black cherry flavors.


April 25, 2011

A column published Friday in the Wall Street Journal questioned whether or not women actually control the purse strings in the household.

NEW YORK — A column published Friday in the Wall Street Journal questioned whether or not women actually control the purse strings in the household.

According to the column, women are attributed to making as many as 80% of all household spending decisions.