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March 31, 2014

"Retailers are not just looking for new products, and lots of talk, they are looking for trusted partners and results," writes Dan Mack, founder of the Mack Elevation Forum, in his latest blog post.

As legendary Harvard Business School marketing professor Theodore Levitt once put it, "people don't want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want a quarter-inch hole!"  Retailers are not just looking for new products, and lots of talk, they are looking for trusted partners and results.   

July 8, 2013

Consumers have access to more information than ever before, and that creates a new challenge for brands today, Thomas “TJ” Higgins, president, U.S., Pfizer Consumer Healthcare told DSNtv in a special edition of DSN Executive Viewpoints. “The pressure is on our brand teams today to get more information [to the consumer]. We have to get more specific; more personalized."

Consumers have access to more information than ever before, and that creates a new challenge for brands today, Thomas “TJ” Higgins, president, U.S. of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare told DSNTV in a special edition of DSN Executive Viewpoints. “The pressure is on our brand teams today to get more information [to the consumer]. We have to get more specific, more personalized,” Higgins said. “As the consumer has access to more information, they want to know not what’s good for the general population, but what’s good for me?

April 12, 2013

A leading category manager who purchases a $4 billion category of business shared with me during a recent interview that he believes less than 5% of the companies calling on him “truly create meaningful value” and actually “get it.” He went on to share that, “they don’t understand or appreciate my definition of value.”

A leading category manager who purchases a $4 billion category of business shared with me during a recent interview that he believes less than 5% of the companies calling on him “truly create meaningful value” and actually “get it.” He went on to share that, “they don’t understand or appreciate my definition of value.”

March 18, 2014

Target is taking the online shopping experience and product placement to a whole new level by teaming up with the comedy series “Cougar Town” to place dozens of products in a new episode that viewers can then purchase online, according to a New York Times article.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is taking the online shopping experience and product placement to a whole new level by teaming up with the comedy series “Cougar Town” to place dozens of products in a new episode that viewers can then purchase online, according to a New York Times article.

March 13, 2014

Do you have a little one who is convinced there are monsters lurking about the bedroom at night? If so, you may need a prescription for “Monster Spray.”

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Do you have a little one who is convinced there are monsters lurking about the bedroom at night? If so, you may need a prescription for “Monster Spray.”

March 10, 2014

Apparently, I am one of about 10 mil­lion unique users who, as this issue of DSN went to press, had entered their name into the interactive name genera­tor game that Slate.com posted to its site within hours of John Travolta having butchered singer Idina Menzel’s name at the Oscar Awards.

“Rosie Edbrards.”

That, according to the Adele Dazeem Generator is the “Travoltified” version of my name.

January 30, 2014

Elizabeth Arden has appointed former Procter & Gamble executive Rod Little to serve as EVP and CFO, effective April 1.

NEW YORK — Elizabeth Arden has appointed former Procter & Gamble executive Rod Little to serve as EVP and CFO, effective April 1.

January 16, 2014

Helen of Troy, whose personal care portfolio includes Pert, Brut and Bed Head, has appointed Julien Mininberg, as CEO, effective March 1, the beginning of the company’s new fiscal year.

EL PASO, Texas — Helen of Troy, whose personal care portfolio includes Pert, Brut and Bed Head, has appointed Julien Mininberg, as CEO, effective March 1, the beginning of the company’s new fiscal year.

Mininberg, who currently serves as CEO and president of Helen of Troy’s Healthcare/Home Environment segment (Kaz and PUR), will succeed Gerald Rubin, who is stepping down as CEO and president and resigning from the board, effective immediately, to serve as CEO of River Oaks Properties Ltd., an El Paso commercial real estate firms.

January 13, 2014

Former Barnes & Noble executive Jamie Iannone has been appointed president and CEO of Samsclub.com in a restructuring that integrates Sam’s Club’s online business into the Walmart’s Global eCommerce business unit based in California.

NEW YORK — Former Barnes & Noble executive Jamie Iannone has been appointed president and CEO of Samsclub.com in a restructuring that integrates Sam’s Club’s online business into the Walmart’s Global eCommerce business unit based in California. Previously, most of the warehouse club’s online business was run separately out of the retailer’s headquarters in Bentonville, Ark.

November 11, 2013

Procter & Gamble Canada has announced that Emmy-nominated TV actress Christina Hendricks will host the fifth annual P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards on Dec. 2.

TORONTO — Procter & Gamble Canada has announced that Emmy-nominated TV actress Christina Hendricks will host the fifth annual P&G Beauty & Grooming Awards on Dec. 2.

Best known for her portrayal of “Joan Holloway” on AMC’s series “Mad Men,” the former model will grace the stage as P&G celebrates the best Canadian editorial and creative talent in beauty, fashion and grooming. Hendricks joins Nia Vardalos, Queen Latifah, Kim Cattrall and Rob Lowe who have served as previous hosts.

November 11, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s Crest and Oral-B 3D White have announced a global call-to-action inviting fans around the world to share the power and stories of their smiles. This global movement kicked off with the debut of Shakira’s SmileStory video at the exclusive Crest & Oral-B Blue & White Gala in Barcelona and live stream around the world.

BARCELONA, Spain — Procter & Gamble’s Crest and Oral-B 3D White have announced a global call-to-action inviting fans around the world to share the power and stories of their smiles. This global movement kicked off with the debut of Shakira’s SmileStory video at the exclusive Crest & Oral-B Blue & White Gala in Barcelona and live stream around the world.

November 8, 2013

“If you want to know why we may not pick up some of your brands, it’s because it’s not where we’re going in our journey.” That’s a snippet of a story about a vendor meeting gone bad that Walgreens group VP beauty, personal care and seasonal Shannon Curtin shared during a recent presentation, “Co-creation and Innovation,” she gave at an event DSN co-hosted with the Mack Elevation Forum, “Seven Ideas to Create the Future.”

“If you want to know why we may not pick up some of your brands, it’s because it’s not where we’re going in our journey.”

November 1, 2013

As the implementation of healthcare reform looms, Kroger is sharpening its focus on health care by not only stocking its shelves with healthier food options but is also gearing up to add 50 Little Clinic locations next year, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — As the implementation of healthcare reform looms, Kroger is sharpening its focus on health care by not only stocking its shelves with healthier food options but also is gearing up to add 50 Little Clinic locations next year, according to published reports.

October 30, 2013

Riding the subway just got beautiful thanks to L’Oréal Paris as the beauty brand will launch on Nov. 4 the first ever, intelligent vending experience in the New York City subway system.

NEW YORK — Riding the subway just got beautiful thanks to L’Oréal Paris as the beauty brand will launch on Nov. 4 the first ever intelligent vending experience in the New York City subway system.

October 17, 2013

Prestige Brands and its Little Remedies children’s medicine brand has partnered with actresses and celebrity moms Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley to launch the “Say Yes to Less” campaign to benefit Make-A-Wish.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Prestige Brands and its Little Remedies children’s medicine brand has partnered with actresses and celebrity moms Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley to launch the “Say Yes to Less” campaign to benefit Make-A-Wish. Beginning Oct. 17, Little Remedies will encourage consumers to log on to www.SayYes2Less.com and take a pledge to “Say Yes to Less” of the things their children don’t need to live happy and healthy lives. 

October 9, 2013

You can say the big winner was literally out of this world.

CHICAGO — You can say the big winner was literally out of this world.

Unilever’s Axe Apollo Astronaut floorstand, designed by RockTenn Merchandising Displays, was named the Design of the Times 2013 Platinum Award Winner by Path to Purchase Institute judges, during a special awards ceremony Wednesday evening, here at the annual Shopper Marketing Expo. 

August 21, 2013

Newhall Laboratories has announced that its Soft & Dri brand is partnering with Play for P.I.N.K., a nonprofit organization that raises funds for breast cancer research.

STAMFORD, CT – Newhall Laboratories has announced that its Soft & Dri brand is partnering with Play for P.I.N.K., a nonprofit organization that raises funds for breast cancer research. 

As of July 1, sales of specially-marked Soft & Dri stick and aerosol products sold in North America support a $10,000 donation to the organization.
 

July 31, 2013

The National Retail Federation issued a statement from SVP and general counsel Mallory Duncan on U.S. District Judge Richard Leon’s decision that found that the Federal Reserve misapplied Congress’ intent when it implemented required swipe fees reforms.

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation today issued a statement from SVP and general counsel Mallory Duncan on U.S. District Judge Richard Leon’s decision that found that the Federal Reserve misapplied Congress’ intent when it implemented required swipe fees reforms. Following is the statement issued:

July 30, 2013

As Cardinal Health has grown into the healthcare services powerhouse it is today — No. 19 on the Fortune 500 list, with annual sales topping $108 billion, and an integral linchpin of the nation’s healthcare supply chain — the company has maintained a strong focus on serving and expanding its reach among independent pharmacy operators.

SEATTLE — As Cardinal Health has grown into the healthcare services powerhouse it is today — No. 19 on the Fortune 500 list, with annual sales topping $108 billion, and an integral linchpin of the nation’s healthcare supply chain — the company has maintained a strong focus on serving and expanding its reach among independent pharmacy operators.

July 23, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s 3D White has inked its first ever global partnership with singer Shakira.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s 3D White has inked its first ever global partnership with singer Shakira.

July 18, 2013

Beauty brand L’Oréal USA honored on Wednesday in New York City three women who are leading groundbreaking technology companies that are transforming the beauty industry during the second annual L’Oréal USA “NEXT” Generation awards ceremony, which was hosted by actress Olivia Munn.

New York, N.Y. — Beauty brand L’Oréal USA honored on Wednesday in New York City three women who are leading groundbreaking technology companies that are transforming the beauty industry during the second annual L’Oréal USA “NEXT” Generation awards ceremony, which was hosted by actress Olivia Munn.

July 15, 2013

Everyone loves a dark horse — the come-from-behind winner that no one expects. We cheer for them, marvel at their tenacity, and hope for their victory over stronger, better-known competitors. "But why do dark horses win?" asks Mack Elevation Forum founder, Dan Mack.

Everyone loves a dark horse — the come-from-behind winner that no one expects. We cheer for them, marvel at their tenacity and hope for their victory over stronger, better-known competitors.

July 9, 2013

This August, retailers can expect that prepared parents will shop and spend more during the back-to-school season than they did last year, according to ShopperTrak in an analysis of expected retail foot traffic.

CHICAGO — This August, retailers can expect that prepared parents will shop and spend more during the back-to-school season than they did last year, according to ShopperTrak in an analysis of expected retail foot traffic.

According to ShopperTrak national retail sales, when compared to the same period last year, will rise 4.3% in August and retail foot traffic will increase 0.6%.

June 28, 2013

This weekend marks the kick-off to Oral-B’s road trip across America, as it proves that even residents on Manual Street will not go back to their manual brush once they’ve experienced the “Wow” of the Deep Sweep power brush.

Anecdotal evidence indicates that once people try a power brush, they are hard-pressed to go back to their manual version. This insight sparked the idea for this summer’s town takeovers, in which Oral-B is challenging people throughout the country to rethink the way they brush.

CINCINNATI — This weekend marks the kick-off to Oral-B’s road trip across America, as it proves that even residents on Manual Street will not go back to their manual brush once they’ve experienced the “Wow” of the Deep Sweep power brush.

June 27, 2013

Jonathan Kreissman will be responsible for ensuring high-quality strategic counsel to clients and account teams, tactical implementation of client deliverables and staff development.

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — Robin Leedy & Associates, a social media, public relations and digital marketing firm specializing in OTC, beauty, personal wellness and consumer lifestyle brands, announced today the company has brought aboard Jonathan Kreissman as VP client services.