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March 15, 2013

Jack Link's meat snack brand has introduced a new line of turkey snacks, the company announced.

MINONG, Wis. — Jack Link's meat snack brand has introduced a new line of turkey snacks, the company recently announced.

The new portfolio of turkey snacks includes five new offerings from the company:

March 8, 2013

SC Johnson's new Windex Touch-Up Cleaner offers consumers a fast and convenient way to clean and sanitize the most frequently used surfaces in the home.

RACINE, Wis. — SC Johnson's new Windex Touch-Up Cleaner offers consumers a fast and convenient way to clean and sanitize the most frequently used surfaces in the home. An inventive new pump design makes it easy to clean and sanitize surfaces. A push on the pump applies the formula onto a paper towel, bath tissue or clean sponge, making cleanup convenient. Windex Touch-Up Cleaner is available in two varieties: Bathroom Fresh Scent and Kitchen Glistening Citrus Scent.

March 6, 2013

Hamacher Resource Group will present a session about pharmacy layout, design and OTC merchandising principles to first-year students at Campbell University's pharmacy school, the retail consumer healthcare industry market research firm said Wednesday.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group will present a session about pharmacy layout, design and OTC merchandising principles to first-year students at Campbell University's pharmacy school, the retail consumer healthcare industry market research firm said Wednesday.

February 20, 2013

Employees of retail health firm Hamacher Resource Group contributed more than $10,000 to local charities last year, the company said.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Employees of retail health firm Hamacher Resource Group contributed more than $10,000 to local charities last year, the company said.

"A vital part of our culture is that we are a caring organization," HRG president Dawn Vogelsang said. "We value our employees, and it's important to us to honor and support organizations that they believe in with our contributions."

 

February 12, 2013

A two-time winner of "Dancing with the Stars" and a food product manufacturer have a deal to promote healthy snacking options.

PLYMOUTH, Wis. — A two-time winner of "Dancing with the Stars" and a food product manufacturer have a deal to promote healthy snacking options for women.

January 31, 2013

Shopko has finished converting the 163 Pamida stores that it bought last year, the mass merchandise retail chain said.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shopko has finished converting the 163 Pamida stores that it bought last year, the mass merchandise retail chain said Thursday.

Green Bay, Wis.-based Shopko announced plans to buy Omaha, Neb.-based Pamida in January 2012, with plans to convert Pamida stores to the Shopko Hometown format. The last 36 Pamida stores to be converted have marked their grand openings as Shopko Hometown stores.

January 30, 2013

Over-the-counter products across the front-end are becoming a more and more important profit driver for independent pharmacy operators, Hamacher Resource Group and the Healthcare Distribution Management Association revealed as part of new research titled "Independent Pharmacy Shoppers: Who, What, and Why?"

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Over-the-counter products across the front-end are becoming a more and more important profit driver for independent pharmacy operators, Hamacher Resource Group and the Healthcare Distribution Management Association revealed Wednesday as part of new research titled "Independent Pharmacy Shoppers: Who, What, and Why?" The report places a spotlight on the independent pharmacy front-end customer and helps identify shopper behaviors, purchase preferences and potential barriers that stand in the way of further engagement with independents.

January 18, 2013

Mass-merchandise chain Shopko has appointed a new president, the company said.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Mass-merchandise chain Shopko has appointed a new president, the company said Friday.

Shopko announced the promotion of Jill Soltau to president and chief merchandising officer. Soltau began working for Shopko in 2007 as SVP and GMM apparel and accessories, before receiving a promotion in 2009 to EVP and chief merchandising officer. She previously worked for retailers such as Sears and Kohl's.

January 7, 2013

Mass merchandise chain Shopko's philanthropic arm is donating nearly $1 million to charity organizations.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Mass merchandise chain Shopko's philanthropic arm is donating nearly $1 million to charity organizations.

The Shopko Foundation announced Monday that it would donate $981,000 to its four grant programs: Community Charitable Grants, Green Bay Area Grants, Teammate Community Service Grants and Teammate and Family Scholarships.

December 17, 2012

Remington, a division of Spectrum Brands, launched a celebration of its 75th anniversary with product discounts and a special Facebook giveaway on Dec. 19.

MADISON, Wis. — Remington, a division of Spectrum Brands, launched on Monday a celebration of its 75th anniversary and is inviting consumers to join the celebration of its shaving heritage with a week-long offering of product discounts and a special day of product giveaways on Dec. 19 on its Facebook page.

December 17, 2012

Wisconsin Pharmacal, in an exclusive licensing partnership with the Coleman Co., has introduced unique, individualized first aid tins.

JACKSON, Wis. — Wisconsin Pharmacal, in an exclusive licensing partnership with the Coleman Co., has introduced unique, individualized first aid tins. Each tin contains commonly used first aid components including bandages, antibiotic ointment, antiseptic wipes and more, and comes packaged in a nostalgic, brushed-metal tin case with an embossed first aid cross adorning the lid.

December 6, 2012

Sartori Cheese has started a special promotion on Facebook in anticipation of the holiday season, the company said Thursday.

PLYMOUTH, Wis. — Sartori Cheese has started a special promotion on Facebook in anticipation of the holiday season, the company said Thursday.

Sartori announced the launch of its "12 Days of Christmas" campaign, which will present Facebook fans of the company with a new challenge or activity each day ranging from recipe creation to trivia about the company. Prizes will be awarded daily, varying from small collections of wedges to limited-edition gift boxes and half a wheel of the company's "Classic Parmesan" cheese.

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 14, 2012

Consumer products company Spectrum Brands Holdings has acquired a 56% interest in Shaser Bioscience, a privately held developer of energy-based, aesthetic dermatological technology for home use devices, for $50 million in cash.

MADISON, Wis. — Consumer products company Spectrum Brands Holdings has acquired a 56% interest in Shaser Bioscience, a privately held developer of energy-based, aesthetic dermatological technology for home use devices, for $50 million in cash.

The transaction provides Spectrum Brands with exclusive rights to Shaser Bioscience’s entire range of technology platforms and strengthens the position of Spectrum Brands’ Remington personal care division in the growing segments of the worldwide beauty and skin care retail device market.

November 7, 2012

Menasha Packaging on Wednesday announced receipt of two awards as part of the 69th annual National Paperboard Packaging Competition.

NEENAH, Wis. — Menasha Packaging on Wednesday announced receipt of two awards as part of the 69th annual National Paperboard Packaging Competition.

“Innovation and efficiency are cornerstones of the work we do every day at Menasha Packaging, so it is an honor to win these awards and be recognized by a panel of industry leaders,” stated James Snyder, general manager of Menasha Packaging’s Folding Carton facility, who accepted the award on behalf of Menasha Packaging.

November 6, 2012

Spectrum Brands Holdings on Tuesday announced that the hearing aid battery unit of its Rayovac global battery division has received top honors in two categories of the 2012 In Business Sustainability Awards program.

MADISON, Wis. — Spectrum Brands Holdings on Tuesday announced that the hearing aid battery unit of its Rayovac global battery division has received top honors in two categories of the 2012 In Business Sustainability Awards program.

November 5, 2012

Jelly Belly has added a Tabasco-flavored bean to its lineup of gourmet jelly beans. Red peppers, Avery Island salt and distilled vinegar, and a subtle sweetness have been combined to create a jelly bean designed to “ignite the taste buds with a peppery punch that hot sauce fans crave.” 


PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. — Jelly Belly has added a Tabasco-flavored bean to its lineup of gourmet jelly beans. Red peppers, Avery Island salt and distilled vinegar, and a subtle sweetness have been combined to create a jelly bean designed to “ignite the taste buds with a peppery punch that hot sauce fans crave.” 


Tabasco Jelly Belly beans are available to ship in 10-lb. bulk cases now. The company plans to release the new flavor in 3.1-oz. Grab & Go bags, packed 12-count per caddy, 
in December.

October 11, 2012

Hamacher Resource Group on Thursday announced it is offering its one-day workshop, "How to Grow Sales Within Independent Pharmacy," at the company's headquarters located here on Nov. 7.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group on Thursday announced it is offering its one-day workshop, "How to Grow Sales Within Independent Pharmacy," at the company's headquarters located here on Nov. 7. 

October 10, 2012

Shopko announced Wednesday that Mike Bettiga has been named interim CEO to replace Paul Jones, who resigned to pursue another opportunity.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shopko announced Wednesday that Mike Bettiga has been named interim CEO to replace Paul Jones, who resigned to pursue another opportunity.

Bettiga is a 35-veteran of the company and most recently served as EVP and COO, a role he has held since April 2009. He began his career with Shopko as a pharmacist in 1977, and has held a number of positions during his tenure, including executive leadership of store, pharmacy and optical operations, retail health merchandising and responsibility for the Shopko Express stores.

October 9, 2012

Diabetes is one of the country’s most serious public health crises, and it will likely remain so for some time. According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million Americans now have the disease, with another 79 million at risk, and most of those with the disease have Type 2 diabetes — the kind that results from lifestyle choices.


Diabetes is one of the country’s most serious public health crises, and it will likely remain so for some time. According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million Americans now have the disease, with another 79 million at risk, and most of those with the disease have Type 2 diabetes — the kind that results from lifestyle choices.


But half of “public health” is “public,” and recent efforts by retailers and suppliers have sought to combat the disease at the community level.


October 9, 2012

A meeting with federal officials last week indicates that pharmacists' importance in dispensing animal drugs is growing.

RHINELANDER, Wis. — A meeting with federal officials last week indicated that pharmacists' importance in dispensing animal drugs is growing.

Last Tuesday, pharmacists and veterinarians met with officials from the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., for a four-session meeting that affirmed pharmacists' increasing role, according to online pet supply company Drs. Foster and Smith.

September 26, 2012

Hamacher Resource Group will challenge suppliers to evaluate their brand through the eyes of the consumer during ira “Brandformation” presentation at the OTC Perspectives National Conference in Chicago on Oct. 4, the company announced Wednesday.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group will challenge suppliers to evaluate their brand through the eyes of the consumer during its “Brandformation” presentation at the OTC Perspectives National Conference in Chicago on Oct. 4, the company announced Wednesday. 

September 26, 2012

Consumer products company Spectrum Brands Holdings announced on Wednesday that its Remington personal care division has entered the U.S. women’s hair accessories market with a full line of basic-to-trend hair accessories, accessory storage items and brushes for both adults and teenage girls.

MADISON, Wis. — Consumer products company Spectrum Brands Holdings announced on Wednesday that its Remington personal care division has entered the U.S. women’s hair accessories market with a full line of basic-to-trend hair accessories, accessory storage items and brushes for both adults and teenage girls.

The new line includes such items as hair elastics that also can be worn as jewelry (pictured) and hair clips.

September 11, 2012

Mass merchandise chain Shopko has added 70 new items to its line of private-label products, the company said Monday.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Mass merchandise chain Shopko has added 70 new items to its line of private-label products, the company said Monday.

September 10, 2012

Sartori has introduced a limited-edition cheese.

PLYMOUTH, Wis. — Sartori has introduced a limited-edition cheese.

New peppermint BellaVitano cheese is a unique artisan cheese that combines BellaVitano Gold with crushed peppermint candy, giving the cheese both a sweetness and bright pink hue to the creamy, crumbly texture. As part of the launch, a portion of all the proceeds of this product will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in support of breast cancer awareness, Sartori said.