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November 29, 2012

Novelty gift company 30 Watt introduced its latest prank gift for the outlet-challenged. Billed as a “solution” for hard-to-reach electrical devices, Connect-A-Cord is actually 50 1-ft. sections of extension cord.


MINNEAPOLIS — Novelty gift company 30 Watt introduced its latest prank gift for the outlet-challenged. Billed as a “solution” for hard-to-reach electrical devices, Connect-A-Cord is actually 50 1-ft. sections of extension cord.


The gag gift’s packaging boasts that it “comes with an optional contractor case for tangle-free storage,” but when the recipient opens up the Prank Pack, they will discover the bright yellow flaps inside reading “Prank You!” 


November 28, 2012

Regional life sciences association Biocom has introduced a new eco-friendly alternative to sanitary napkins and tampons. Enter FemmyCycle, a product from member FemCap.

SAN DIEGO — Regional life sciences association Biocom has introduced a new eco-friendly alternative to sanitary napkins and tampons. Enter FemmyCycle, a product from member FemCap.

The FemmyCycle was granted clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 16. FemmyCycle creator Alfred Shihata is familiar with developing feminine products. His FDA-approved FemCap is one of the few hormone-free, woman-controlled contraceptive methods available.

November 21, 2012

More than a quarter of adults have discussed health information online, and almost a third have changed their behavior as a result, according to a new survey.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — More than a quarter of adults have discussed health information online, and almost a third have changed their behavior as a result, according to a new survey.

Harris Interactive released results of a survey of 2,133 adults conducted online in mid-October on behalf of GE Healthcare that found that while social media can help improve health, non-users cite privacy as a barrier to further engagement.

November 15, 2012

Men’s shaving/grooming and deodorants may continue to dominate the male grooming segment, but there’s no doubt that guys are increasingly taking greater notice of skin care products — a trend that is expected to gain greater momentum going forward.


Men’s shaving/grooming and deodorants may continue to dominate the male grooming segment, but there’s no doubt that guys are increasingly taking greater notice of skin care products — a trend that is expected to gain greater momentum going forward.


November 13, 2012

A company that makes disposable flossers is giving away $40,000 in a contest to mark the 40 years the product has been available.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A company that makes disposable flossers is giving away $40,000 in a contest to mark the 40 years the product has been available.

Plackers, which credits itself as the maker of the first disposable flosser, said people could buy specially marked packages of Plackers flossers, including Micro Mint, Gentle Fine, Twin-Line and GentleSlide and enter to win the grand prize. Other prize winners will receive an Apple iPad, iPod Nano or a year's supply of flossers.

November 8, 2012

Church & Dwight will be initiating trial of its Trojan Vibrations personal massagers with a multi-city giveaway, the company announced Wednesday.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Church & Dwight will be initiating trial of its Trojan Vibrations personal massagers with a multi-city giveaway, the company announced Wednesday. Beginning in Washington on Nov. 13, Church & Dwight will feature its latest product innovations via a specially-designed Trojan Vibrations Pleasure Carts that are modeled after traditional hot dog carts.

November 2, 2012

Olivia Garden is looking to help beauty mavens extend the life of their brush with its The Brush Cleaner and The Comb Cleaner.

PITTSBURG, Calif. — Olivia Garden is looking to help beauty mavens extend the life of their brush with its The Brush Cleaner and The Comb Cleaner.

October 19, 2012

Beiersdorf's Nivea is gearing up for New Year's Eve with the Kiss of the Year Contest— a contest via Facebook where fans can share their love story for an opportunity to experience that memorable New Year's Eve kiss in front of millions on the Nivea Kiss Stage in the heart of Times Square.

WILTON, Conn. — Beiersdorf's Nivea is gearing up for New Year's Eve with the Kiss of the Year Contest — a contest via Facebook where fans can share their love story for an opportunity to experience that memorable New Year's Eve kiss in front of millions on the Nivea Kiss Stage in the heart of Times Square.

October 17, 2012

Swiffer has launched a "Man Up, Clean Up" campaign to encourage men to contribute more to household cleaning.

CINCINATTI – Swiffer has launched a "Man Up, Clean Up" campaign to encourage men to contribute more to household cleaning. While the percentage of men who say they do most of the household cleaning has increased, other studies suggest that men exaggerate how much they really help out around the house. The new campaign intends to better equip men to do their fair share.

September 7, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday announced it will serve as a promotional partner for the one-day scientific symposium "Vitamin D: Beyond Bone," presented by the New York Academy of Sciences, The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday announced it will serve as a promotional partner for the one-day scientific symposium "Vitamin D: Beyond Bone," presented by the New York Academy of Sciences, The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and the Abbott Nutrition Health Institute. 

The keynote speaker will be Daniel Bikle, professor of medicine and dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, and co-director of the Special Diagnostic and Treatment Unit of the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

July 13, 2012

Bellaboo, an Australian skin care brand for teens and tweens, has kicked off a national campaign, powered by retailer Ulta, that aims to discover new music talent and supports positive self-esteem among teens.

NEW YORK — Bellaboo, an Australian skin care brand for teens and tweens, has kicked off a national campaign, powered by retailer Ulta, that aims to discover new music talent and supports positive self-esteem among teens.

May 22, 2012

Shamrock Farms on Monday announced the launch of Rockin' Refuel Muscle Builder — a protein beverage made with real milk designed to be low in carbs and high in protein — through GNC locations.

PHOENIX — Shamrock Farms on Monday announced the launch of Rockin' Refuel Muscle Builder — a protein beverage made with real milk designed to be low in carbs and high in protein — through GNC locations.

April 11, 2012

An energy product formulated with Sustamine, an ingredient created by Kyowa Hakko USA, has hit the market.

NEW YORK — An energy product formulated with Sustamine, an ingredient created by Kyowa Hakko USA, has hit the market.

Mud Energy Gel is designed to work on multiple levels to help rehydrate the body and sustain energy levels during exertion. The product contains Sustamine, a trademarked dipeptide ingredient that combines the amino acids L-alanine and L-glutamine to help the body rehydrate, the company said.

April 4, 2012

More employers continue to start wellness programs, and the majority of organizations with programs currently in place are looking to invest and expand, according to the "2011 Willis Health and Productivity Survey" by Willis North America's Human Capital Practice released Tuesday.

NEW YORK — More employers continue to start wellness programs, and the majority of organizations with programs currently in place are looking to invest and expand, according to the "2011 Willis Health and Productivity Survey" by Willis North America's Human Capital Practice released Tuesday.

March 5, 2012

Purdue Products on Monday kicked off the Colace Comfort Sweepstakes, a three-month national sweepstakes promotion in which anyone ages 18 years or older can enter to win an array of "comforting" prizes, such as Tempur-Pedic mattresses, Apple iPads, Kindle Fires and Keurig coffee makers.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Purdue Products on Monday kicked off the Colace Comfort Sweepstakes, a three-month national sweepstakes promotion in which anyone ages 18 years or older can enter to win an array of "comforting" prizes, such as Tempur-Pedic mattresses, Apple iPads, Kindle Fires and Keurig coffee makers.

February 29, 2012

Church & Dwight has bolstered its OxiClean brand to include a first-of-its-kind dishwashing booster.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Church & Dwight has bolstered its OxiClean brand to include a first-of-its-kind dishwashing booster.

OxiClean dishwashing booster features a unique multi-action formula that is designed to remove cloudy film, food particles, spots and streaks that detergent alone can leave behind. Church & Dwight said the product was designed as a result of a new requirement for dishwasher detergents to be free of phosphates. The company also noted that phosphate-free detergents may leave behind a cloudy film that can build up over time.

February 15, 2012

The Coppertone Solar Research Center has announced the launch of two new product lines: Coppertone Sport Pro Series and Coppertone Wet ‘n Clear.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Coppertone Solar Research Center has announced the launch of two new product lines: Coppertone Sport Pro Series and Coppertone Wet ‘n Clear.

The new Coppertone Sport Pro Series sunscreens are designed to help protect sports enthusiasts from the damaging effects of the sun, while not compromising skin’s natural hydration. The new Coppertone Wet ‘n Clear line offers families sun protection that cuts through water without needing to towel dry, while also helping to keep skin moisturized.

January 18, 2012

GNC announced that two U.S. Women's National Soccer Team players will serve as GNC LiveWell brand ambassadors.

PITTSBURGH — GNC announced that two U.S. Women's National Soccer Team players will serve as GNC LiveWell brand ambassadors.

The company said Alex Morgan and Heather Mitts will work with GNC to reach out to aspiring athletes and fitness enthusiasts through social media, video, appearances and marketing materials.

December 5, 2011

Sam’s Club has been on a roll the past few years, and an emphasis on health-and-wellness categories has figured prominently into the warehouse club operator’s improved performance.


Sam’s Club has been on a roll the past few years, and an emphasis on health-and-wellness categories has figured prominently into the warehouse club operator’s improved performance.


November 18, 2011

Almost 2-in-5 people plan to shop Cyber Monday — the Monday after Thanksgiving when online retailers historically offer steep discounts and special promotions — according to a Consumer Pulse study of more than 1,400 U.S. consumers conducted by Boston-based custom research firm Chadwick Martin Bailey and iModerate Research Technologies that was released Friday.

BOSTON — Almost 2-in-5 people plan to shop Cyber Monday — the Monday after Thanksgiving when online retailers historically offer steep discounts and special promotions — according to a Consumer Pulse study of more than 1,400 U.S. consumers conducted by Boston-based custom research firm Chadwick Martin Bailey and iModerate Research Technologies that was released Friday.

November 17, 2011

Despite continued economic uncertainty, more Americans are expected to choose family over finances, resulting in first significant increase in any holiday travel this year, AAA announced Thursday.

WASHINGTON — Despite continued economic uncertainty, more Americans are expected to choose family over finances, resulting in first significant increase in any holiday travel this year, AAA announced Thursday.

AAA forecasts 42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a 4% increase from people who traveled one year ago. This is the first significant increase in any holiday travel this year.

November 17, 2011

Safeway announced it is teaming up with Kraft Foods, customers, local food banks and broadcast partners to collect food donations at all Safeway stores now through Dec. 24, through the retailer's Help Us End Hunger (Every Bag Counts) food drive.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway announced it is teaming up with Kraft Foods, customers, local food banks and broadcast partners to collect food donations at all Safeway stores now through Dec. 24, through the retailer's Help Us End Hunger (Every Bag Counts) food drive.

As part of the campaign, Safeway has created a specially produced shopping bag filled with the items that food banks need the most. The bag, which will be available for $10 at all Safeway stores, includes:

  • Chicken of the Sea chunk white tuna;

November 14, 2011

Colonial Life and Accident Insurance last week released its top five trends and predictions for health care in 2012 — three of which may have some direct impact on retail pharmacy.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Colonial Life and Accident Insurance last week released its top five trends and predictions for health care in 2012 — three of which may have some direct impact on retail pharmacy.

October 28, 2011

Whole Foods is promoting Share Our Strength's hunger awareness campaign.

AUSTIN — Whole Foods is promoting Share Our Strength's hunger awareness campaign.

Whole Foods is supporting Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign with several promotions:

  • Whole Foods will match donations up to $25,000 of funds donated online, WholeFoodsMarket.com/holidays, to the cause;

  • When shoppers purchase gift cards from Nov. 16 through Dec. 31, Whole Foods will donate $1 for every card purchased to No Kid Hungry;

October 18, 2011

Unilever’s Dove brand is launching a nationwide effort to help girls build self-esteem by holding its second annual Dove Self-Esteem Weekend on Oct. 21 to 23, which brings together Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Inc. and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and encourages women to spend an hour on a self-esteem building activity.

NEW YORK — Unilever’s Dove brand is launching a nationwide effort to help girls build self-esteem by holding its second annual Dove Self-Esteem Weekend on Oct. 21 to 23, which brings together Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Inc. and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and encourages women to spend an hour on a self-esteem building activity.