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June 8, 2012

Boldface Licensing + Branding, a celebrity beauty license company, has announced the launch of its initial license for color cosmetics: Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian.

LOS ANGELES — Boldface Licensing + Branding, a celebrity beauty license company, has announced the launch of its initial license for color cosmetics: Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian.

Khroma Beauty aims to offer products at affordable pricing with how-to insider and behind-the-scenes tips provided by the Kardashians and their make-up artists via Twitter and YouTube.

May 9, 2012

Cirrus Healthcare on Wednesday launched a SpongeBob SquarePants-licensed line of earplugs designed to protect children when swimming, showering and studying, and during loud events.

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. — Cirrus Healthcare on Wednesday launched a SpongeBob SquarePants-licensed line of earplugs designed to protect children when swimming, showering and studying, and during loud events.

The SpongeBob SquarePants ultra soft earplugs employs the same technology as BioEars, a soft silicone earplug that uses ActivAloe, a patented aloe vera application.

The SpongeBob SquarePants ultra soft earplugs will be merchandised in pairs of three in a waterproof carry case.

April 18, 2012

Celebrity Ellen DeGeneres has partnered with TLK Fusion in featuring Curls, the hair care line geared toward curly hair, in all the greenrooms of her daily talk variety show.

LOS ANGELES — Celebrity Ellen DeGeneres has partnered with TLK Fusion in featuring Curls, the hair care line geared toward curly hair, in all the greenrooms of her daily talk variety show.

"I am thrilled to have Curls featured in the greenrooms and placed for celebrity use on the Ellen DeGeneres show. I am a huge fan of Ellen's,” stated Mahisha Dellinger, founder of Curls.

As previously reported by Drug Store News, the brand recently acquired the Kynx Hair Care collection.

April 4, 2012

Modella is gearing up for spring and summer with its latest collection of cosmetic and travel accessories that feature chic patterns and tones, bursts of magenta, mod florals and striking exotics.

LOS ANGELES — Modella is gearing up for spring and summer with its latest collection of cosmetic and travel accessories that feature chic patterns and tones, bursts of magenta, mod florals and striking exotics.

Inspired by the latest runway styles, the new 2012 Spring/Summer Collection features fashion collections of cosmetic and travel accessories for both girls and guys. The hip patterns allow consumers to flaunt their personal style, while the variety of shapes and sizes offer ideal organization.

March 2, 2012

To help Americans walk more, Omron Healthcare and Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey's personal trainer and author of the book "20 Years Younger," on Friday teamed to create four new videos to encourage Americans to put a spring in their step and start tracking their progress daily.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — To help Americans walk more, Omron Healthcare and Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey's personal trainer and author of the book "20 Years Younger," on Friday teamed to create four new videos to encourage Americans to put a spring in their step and start tracking their progress daily.

March 2, 2012

According to various surveys and articles on the topic, television networks love reality TV. After all, a reality TV show is cheaper — $100,000 to $500,000 per episode, according to some estimates — and simpler to produce than a show with a script, multiple sets and special effects. And to boot, it gets a lot of viewers. But regardless of their benefits to big media companies, reality TV shows also have a habit of influencing culture, which UnitedHealth Group and Comcast hope to use to their advantage.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — According to various surveys and articles on the topic, television networks love reality TV. After all, a reality TV show is cheaper — $100,000 to $500,000 per episode, according to some estimates — and simpler to produce than a show with a script, multiple sets and special effects. And to boot, it gets a lot of viewers.

February 21, 2012

The syndicated health program "The Dr. Oz Show" last week featured Jarrow Formulas' Carnosine supplement, Jarrow announced.

LOS ANGELES — The syndicated health program "The Dr. Oz Show" last week featured Jarrow Formulas' Carnosine supplement, Jarrow announced.

January 30, 2012

Procter & Gamble on Monday announced a partnership between its Metamucil brand and the syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show" to help raise awareness around fiber supplementation during Heart Health Month in February.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Monday announced a partnership between its Metamucil brand and the syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show" to help raise awareness around fiber supplementation during Heart Health Month in February.

Fans of the show can enter a sweepstakes at DoctorOz.com/heart2heart for a trip to New York along with two tickets to "The Dr. Oz Show," that includes meeting Dr. Oz. The sweepstakes will be open Jan. 27 through May 7.

January 26, 2012

Integrity Health Products is bringing a line of diet aids from Canada, specifically targeting women between the ages of 30 and 50 years, to the U.S. market.

ATLANTA — Integrity Health Products is bringing a line of diet aids from Canada, specifically targeting women between the ages of 30 and 50 years, to the U.S. market.

"Most [diet aids] appeal to a younger woman, one who still buys into the 'magic pill' philosophy," the company stated. "We are speaking to the woman who's 'been there, done that' and expects more."

January 20, 2012

Slim Fast and The Biggest Loser diets were identified as among the leading diets by U.S. News & World Report earlier this month.

Slim Fast and The Biggest Loser diets were identified as among the leading diets by U.S. News & World Report earlier this month. The ranking may reinvigorate sales across the Slim Fast franchise, which dropped to No. 11 across weight control liquids sold through food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart) for the 12 weeks ended Nov. 27 with $4.8 million in sales, according to SymphonyIRI Group. And while not necessarily associated with the Biggest Loser diet, Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper’s signature diet aid tablet is on the rise with $1 million in sales, ranking No.

January 5, 2012

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres included several Natrol nutritional products as part of her top five "12 Days of Giveaways" bonus items on "Ellen," Natrol announced Wednesday.

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres included several Natrol nutritional products as part of her top five "12 Days of Giveaways" bonus items on "Ellen," Natrol announced Wednesday.

"Ellen is a shining example of the type of customers we stand for as a company — a successful, fast-paced person who values a healthy lifestyle and wants to ensure that the nutritional products they trust to use are as safe, natural, fast-acting and effective as possible," Natrol's senior director of marketing Lisa Sheppard said.

December 19, 2011

Weis Markets on Monday presented $100,000 to Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that raises awareness and enlists public support for the needs of injured service members.

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — Weis Markets on Monday presented $100,000 to Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that raises awareness and enlists public support for the needs of injured service members.

This donation is part of the national Believe in Heroes initiative and is the result of a joint, in-store promotion between Weis Markets and Wounded Warrior Project. In support of this program, Weis customers purchased more than 100,000 Believe in Heroes silicone bracelets in November.

December 7, 2011

After announcing the sale of its Pur water purification business to Helen of Troy, Procter & Gamble noted that the sale did not include its water purification technology that enables P&G's corporate philanthropy program to provide clean, drinkable water to countries worldwide.

CINCINNATI — After announcing the sale of its Pur water purification business to Helen of Troy, Procter & Gamble noted that the sale did not include its water purification technology that enables P&G's corporate philanthropy program to provide clean, drinkable water to countries worldwide.

December 6, 2011

Target may have a chance to bounce back from its anemic 1.8% November comps increase during a period that included strong Black Friday performances for most retailers with its "Almost Last Minute Sale," a new savings event that will offer discounts on items from the most popular gift categories.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target may have a chance to bounce back from its anemic 1.8% November comps increase during a period that included strong Black Friday performances for most retailers with its "Almost Last Minute Sale," a new savings event that will offer discounts on items from the most popular gift categories, including home, apparel and accessories, toys, and electronics.

The three-day sale will take place Dec. 8 through Dec. 10 in stores and at Target.com.

December 5, 2011

Ingles Markets recorded key increases in its fourth-quarter and full-year results for fiscal year 2011, which ended Sept. 30, the retailer announced Monday.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Ingles Markets recorded key increases in its fourth-quarter and full-year results for fiscal year 2011, the retailer announced Monday.

For the fourth quarter ended Sept. 30, net sales increased 5.8% to $905.8 million, compared with the year-ago period, while comparable-store sales (excluding gasoline) rose 2.2%, compared with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010.

December 1, 2011

Walgreens on Thursday announced it is teaming up with Toys for Tots and local charities across the nation.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Thursday announced it is teaming up with Toys for Tots and local charities across the nation. Through Dec. 17, Walgreens customers can donate new, unwrapped toys at any Walgreens store.

All community donations will be distributed to local families.

November 23, 2011

Opting for private-label Thanksgiving staples could help consumers save nearly 33%, according to a new survey conducted by the Private Label Manufacturers Association.

NEW YORK — Opting for private-label Thanksgiving staples could help consumers save nearly 33%, according to a new survey conducted by the Private Label Manufacturers Association.

November 22, 2011

Discount retailer Fred's realized positive third-quarter results, thanks to "strong customer traffic, higher gross margins in its general merchandise and pharmacy departments, as well as improved management of controllable operating costs," Fred's CEO Bruce Efird said.

MEMPHIS — Discount retailer Fred's realized positive third-quarter results, thanks to "strong customer traffic, higher gross margins in its general merchandise and pharmacy departments, as well as improved management of controllable operating costs," Fred's CEO Bruce Efird said.

Total sales for the retailer rose 2% to $444.4 million, compared with the year-ago period, while comparable-store sales were flat. Net income increased 16% to $9 million, compared with last year, while earnings per diluted share rose 20% to 24 cents.

November 15, 2011

Family Dollar is expanding into California for the first time with the opening of four new stores in Ontario, Rialto, Riverside and Fontana.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar is expanding into California for the first time with the opening of four new stores in Ontario, Rialto, Riverside and Fontana. The company's aggressive growth plans also include 450 to 500 new stores to be opened in fiscal 2012.

November 3, 2011

Walt Disney Studios has expanded its lineup of "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" videos.

LOS ANGELES — Walt Disney Studios has expanded its lineup of "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" videos.

Designed for children ages 2 to 5 years, "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure" a 45-minute, space-themed film starring the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Daisy.

"Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure" is available on a two-disc combo pack (which includes a DVD and digital copy) for the suggested retail price of $19.99.

October 17, 2011

ConAgra Foods announced that "Top Chef" contestant Ryan Scott has earned a title whereby he will promote an exclusive line of Healthy Choice items.

NEW YORK — ConAgra Foods announced that "Top Chef" contestant Ryan Scott has earned a title whereby he will promote an exclusive line of Healthy Choice items.

As part of last month's launch of the new line of Healthy Choice Top Chef Inspired Café Steamers, "Top Chef" hosted a competition-based original Web series, "Top Chef Healthy Showdown" on BravoTV.com. As a result of winning the “Top Chef Healthy Showdown” challenge, Scott was named the “flavor ambassador.”

October 5, 2011

In an effort to encourage Americans to cook low-cost, heart-healthy meals at home, the charitable arm of Walmart and the American Heart Association have partnered on a new initiative.

DALLAS — In an effort to encourage Americans to cook low-cost, heart-healthy meals at home, the charitable arm of Walmart and the American Heart Association have partnered on a new initiative.

The Simple Cooking with Heart program includes live demonstrations, online how-to videos, tips, recipes and free downloadable "host kits," which encourage people to host in-home parties to practice cooking simple, affordable and healthy meals with family, friends and neighbors, the Walmart Foundation and the American Heart Association said.

September 29, 2011

Pampers has introduced an improved line of Pampers Cruisers with 3-Way Fit that feature characters from "Sesame Street."

CINCINNATI — Pampers has introduced an improved line of Pampers Cruisers with 3-Way Fit that feature characters from "Sesame Street."

Pampers Cruisers with 3-Way Fit diapers now feature a softer, quilted back-sheet similar to the brand's Swaddlers diapers, a 20% longer absorbent area, as well as new "Sesame Street" designs. For the first time, Pampers will feature Oscar the Grouch on its diapers.

September 28, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has tapped "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley to be the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual Foundation Dinner on Nov. 29 in New York.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has tapped "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley to be the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual Foundation Dinner on Nov. 29 in New York.

September 28, 2011

Ultimark Products has tapped actress Jennie Garth to be the new face of its Porcelana line of skin care products, which is sold in such retailers as Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart and Kmart.

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. — Ultimark Products has tapped actress Jennie Garth to be the new face of its Porcelana line of skin care products, which is sold in such retailers as Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart and Kmart.

Garth, who is perhaps best known from her role in the television hit series “Beverly Hills 90210,” will promote both new and existing Porcelana products and will appear in print advertisements, social media and online marketing.