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March 18, 2011

Crème of Nature, a brand by Colomer USA, has added a new fragrance of fresh floral and citrus notes to its shampoos and conditioners, which are preferred by 9-out-of-10 users, according to the company.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Crème of Nature, a brand by Colomer USA, has added a new fragrance of fresh floral and citrus notes to its shampoos and conditioners, which are preferred by 9-out-of-10 users, according to the company.

March 15, 2011

Hitting select mass retail locations in April is the new FX Wild Harvest Hydra Silk collection, which contains a blend of natural, wild ingredients harvested from different regions of the world to make hair shiny, thicker and fuller.

NEW YORK — Hitting select mass retail locations in April is the new FX Wild Harvest Hydra Silk collection, which contains a blend of natural, wild ingredients harvested from different regions of the world to make hair shiny, thicker and fuller.

The new FX Wild Harvest Hydra Silk collection includes:

February 28, 2011

Freeman Beauty has launched for 2011 its new Pssssst instant dry shampoo for wavy or curly hair.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Freeman Beauty has launched for 2011 its new Pssssst instant dry shampoo for wavy or curly hair.

The new transparent version of the dry shampoo is specifically formulated for wavy or curly hair. It is designed to reduce frizz and does not need to be brushed out, so curls or waves are left intact. In addition to cleaning and deodorizing hair, the formula promises to instantly boost volume and movement.

The new Pssssst instant dry shampoo for wavy or curly hair has a suggested retail price of $6.99.

February 22, 2011

Kmart on Monday implemented a discounted offer on flu shots to those who have not yet been vaccinated.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart on Monday implemented a discounted offer on flu shots to those who have not yet been vaccinated.

Kmart said it is offering customers $15 flu shots, while supplies last, and also will offer 15,000 points (a $15 value) to members of its Shop Your Way Rewards loyalty program, when a vaccination is purchased.

The flu shots are available at more than 500 Kmart Pharmacy locations and are administered by trained practitioners.

February 18, 2011

Gojo Industries this past fall reacquired its Purell hand-sanitizer brand from Johnson & Johnson and is currently putting the pieces in place to reassume a category leadership role for waterless hand washing.


The endeavor is not without its challenges. Today, hand sanitizers are a highly commoditized category. And though sanitizers certainly benefited from increased awareness associated with last year’s H1N1 pandemic, that awareness didn’t translate into sales; the $100-million-plus category is down 35.4% in 2010, according to SymphonyIRI Group data. 


February 18, 2011

WAYNE, N.J. — IdeaVillage’s new EasyFeet is the latest introduction in the active foot care As Seen On TV category. The flip-flop-like product — called a car wash for the feet — has 10,000 soft-scrubbing bristles and a built-in pumice stone to clean feet and rub away dead, dry skin on the heels. Suction cups hold EasyFeet in place, so consumers can safely use the product on tub and shower surfaces.


EasyFeet ships in March and will retail for $9.99. Idea­Village EVP Ronald Boger called EasyFeet a “monster hit for 2011.”

January 19, 2011

Ethnic hair care brand SoftSheen-Carson, which is part of L’Oréal USA, is launching for the mass market in February its new Dark and Lovely Healthy-Gloss 5 relaxer and hair care system, which is positioned as the first hair care system to preserve and restore all five signs of healthy hair: moisture, shine, strength, softness and body.

NEW YORK — Ethnic hair care brand SoftSheen-Carson, which is part of L’Oréal USA, is launching for the mass market in February its new Dark and Lovely Healthy-Gloss 5 relaxer and hair care system, which is positioned as the first hair care system to preserve and restore all five signs of healthy hair: moisture, shine, strength, softness and body.

January 11, 2011

Lornamead is bringing new innovation to hair care with its new Finesse Clean + Simple line, the first dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner developed for the mass market.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Lornamead is bringing new innovation to hair care with its new Finesse Clean + Simple line, the first dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner developed for the mass market.

“Up until now, people with sensitive skin or allergies had to settle for expensive specialty or salon products to meet their needs. Now, they have a good, affordable option for the whole family where they usually shop for shampoo,” stated Randy Sloan, president of Lornamead, which acquired the brand from Unilever in 2006.

January 7, 2011

State health authorities in Colorado are promoting immunization to parents through a broad media campaign.

DENVER — State health authorities in Colorado are promoting immunization to parents through a broad media campaign.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Vaccine Advisory Committee of Colorado, a coalition of vaccination research and policy leaders, announced Thursday the “Immunize for Good” program, which they described as a way to communicate to parents vaccinating their children that they’re making the right decision and preventing serious illnesses.

January 5, 2011

Procter & Gamble has tapped actress Shay Mitchell to be the new spokeswoman for its Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion collection.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has tapped actress Shay Mitchell to be the new spokeswoman for its Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion collection.

January 5, 2011

Supplier News — EcoTools once again is joining forces with actress Alicia Silverstone to introduce for the spring the revamped eco-conscious cosmetic bag and brush collection set dubbed EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone. The collection, which will launch April 2011, will feature three additions and three revised sets, and will be available at Walmart, Target and Walgreens.


December 22, 2010

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 215-144 to wide industry aplomb.

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 215-144 to wide industry aplomb.

The bill now only needs President Barack Obama’s signature to become law.

If signed into law, the food safety bill will require biennial registration of all food manufacturing facilities, will provide the Food and Drug Administration with new authority to mandate food recalls and will require companies to develop food safety plans.

December 22, 2010

Procter & Gamble has introduced its new Olay Professional Pro-X advanced cleansing system.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has introduced its new Olay Professional Pro-X advanced cleansing system.

The Olay Professional Pro-X advanced cleansing system is positioned as the first at-home facial cleansing tool that cleanses and exfoliates as effectively as a professional system costing nearly $200, the company stated.

December 17, 2010

In a major alliance to foster preventive health in the United States, Walgreens has partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide free flu vaccinations to as many as 350,000 low-income and uninsured Americans.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — In a major alliance to foster preventive health in the United States, Walgreens has partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide free flu vaccinations to as many as 350,000 low-income and uninsured Americans.

Walgreens will provide more than $10 million worth of vouchers for free flu shots, which HHS will help distribute.

December 7, 2010

Aubrey Organics, a maker of natural hair, skin and body care products, introduced in November new fragrances for its shave formula and glycogen protein balancing shampoo and conditioner.

NEW YORK — Aubrey Organics, a maker of natural hair, skin and body care products, introduced in November new fragrances for its shave formula and glycogen protein balancing shampoo and conditioner.

For a silky-smooth shave, there's the new crème de la shave. The moisturizing formulas are available in five natural scents, including the new white tea and citrus and pomegranate scents. They join the existing lineup of toasted almond, orange cream and raspberry honey.

December 3, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has set aside the week of Dec. 5 to observe this season's National Influenza Vaccination Week. The week-long emphasis on flu vaccination was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as foster greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has set aside the week of Dec. 5 to observe this season's National Influenza Vaccination Week. The week-long emphasis on flu vaccination was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as foster greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.

December 3, 2010

United Supermarkets' family of stores is recognizing National Influenza Vaccination Week by offering customers a $20 flu vaccine special.

LUBBOCK, Texas — United Supermarkets' family of stores is recognizing National Influenza Vaccination Week by offering customers a $20 flu vaccine special.

The national observance, which runs from Dec. 5 through Dec. 11, was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as fostering greater distribution of the flu vaccine during the holiday season, into January and beyond, , according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The vaccine will be offered at United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos United pharmacies.

November 14, 2010

Elemental Herbs, a maker of organic, nature-based healing products, has developed the new Sun Stick...

MORRO BAY, Calif. — Elemental Herbs, a maker of organic, nature-based healing products, has developed the new Sun Stick sunscreen SPF 30, an organic, zinc sunscreen in a stick applicator.

In addition to the protection of zinc, which goes on clear, the Sun Stick formula also includes certified organic oils, including jojoba, coconut and avocado. The sunscreen offers broad UVA/UVB protection and is chemical-free and coral-reef-safe.

November 14, 2010

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November 10, 2010

The Food Marketing Institute announced Wednesday the creation of the Center of Excellence for Food...

ARLINGTON, Va. The Food Marketing Institute announced Wednesday the creation of the Center of Excellence for Food Safety and Protection, uniting food safety experts and professionals from government relations, asset protection, food defense, supply chain management, health and wellness, sustainability and industry relations to address all aspects of food safety.

November 10, 2010

A new report from the Institute of Medicine applauded pharmacy's role in the public health...

November 8, 2010

Citi on Tuesday announced the launch of the Citi Flu Care card, a new corporate...

NEW YORK Citi on Tuesday announced the launch of the Citi Flu Care card, a new corporate healthcare payment solution from Citi's Global Transaction Services. The Citi Flu Care card is a payment service designed to help employers reduce employee healthcare spending by shifting the administration of flu shots from doctors' offices or on-site clinics to more cost-effective pharmacy locations.

 

October 28, 2010

Six years after it sold its hand sanitizer brand, Gojo on Friday announced it reacquired...

AKRON, Ohio Six years after it sold its hand sanitizer brand, Gojo on Friday announced it reacquired the brand from Johnson & Johnson's consumer products division.

October 19, 2010

Personal care brands Pert Plus and Sure, which were acquired by Idelle Labs in the...

DANBURY, Conn. Personal care brands Pert Plus and Sure, which were acquired by Idelle Labs in the spring, launched in October new brand advertising campaigns aimed at communicating to consumers the value and reliability of the products.

October 18, 2010

Ethnic hair care brand Creme of Nature has added the Creme of Nature with Argan...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Ethnic hair care brand Creme of Nature has added the Creme of Nature with Argan Oil no-lye relaxer to its portfolio of argan oil hair care products.

The product is available at mass-market retailers and beauty supply stores in October, and it joins the five Creme of Nature with Argan Oil moisture-enriched shine products that debuted earlier this summer.