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January 27, 2012

ProPhase Labs on Thursday named the October, November and December winners of its "Share Your Cause Not Your Cold" campaign.

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — ProPhase Labs on Thursday named the October, November and December winners of its "Share Your Cause Not Your Cold" campaign. ProPhase awarded $1,000 to three charities: LuLu's Rescue, an all-volunteer, companion animal rescue group; Backpack Buddies, which provides weekend meals to students in need; and Hannah's Home, a respite for single, young women who are pregnant.

January 25, 2012

In an effort to support its Children’s Safe Drinking Water program, Procter & Gamble is enlisting Facebook users to participate in the program's global efforts.

CINCINNATI — In an effort to support its Children’s Safe Drinking Water program, Procter & Gamble is enlisting Facebook users to participate in the program's global efforts.

January 23, 2012

Wellesse on Friday announced the launch of the "New Year New Healthy You" sweepstakes, featuring a grand prize worth $3,000 that includes a year's supply of all Wellesse liquid supplements and choice of a treadmill, elliptical or exercise membership.

FERNDALE, Wash. — Wellesse on Friday announced the launch of the "New Year New Healthy You" sweepstakes, featuring a grand prize worth $3,000 that includes a year's supply of all Wellesse liquid supplements and choice of a treadmill, elliptical or exercise membership.

January 13, 2012

Walgreens on Thursday took its failed negotiations with Express Scripts to Twitter, paying the social media site to promote the hashtag #ILoveWalgreens and setting off a barrage of tweets by tweeting "It's time to take a stand against @ExpressScripts. Tell them people want a choice by tweeting hashtag #ILoveWalgreens." According to Twitter, Walgreens tweeted 126 times on Thursday.

NEW YORK — Walgreens on Thursday took its failed negotiations with Express Scripts to Twitter, paying the social media site to promote the hashtag #ILoveWalgreens and setting off a barrage of tweets by tweeting "It's time to take a stand against @ExpressScripts. Tell them people want a choice by tweeting hashtag #ILoveWalgreens."

January 13, 2012

Lean Pockets has teamed up with gossip blogger Perez Hilton to offer consumers the chance to "live famously."

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Lean Pockets has teamed up with gossip blogger Perez Hilton to offer consumers the chance to "live famously."

January 10, 2012

Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase, a line created specifically for the mass market that launched in early 2011, is offering a Facebook sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to New York Fashion Week.

NEW YORK — Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase, a line created specifically for the mass market that launched in early 2011, is offering a Facebook sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to New York Fashion Week.

Beauty mavens are encouraged to visit the brand’s Facebook page and choose their favorite diffusion line fashion designer for a chance to win. The winner will attend a fashion show at Lincoln Center, receive a consultation with a celebrity stylist and receive a two-night stay at the Empire Hotel.

December 16, 2011

Remington, a maker of men’s and women’s grooming and styling products, has introduced a mobile site designed to enhance consumers' shopping experience, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

MADISON, Wis. — Remington, a maker of men’s and women’s grooming and styling products, has introduced a mobile site designed to enhance consumers' shopping experience, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

Consumers now are able to easily access a mobile-optimized Remingtonproducts.com from their smartphones, in addition to traditional online shopping or visiting one of the brand's mass retailers.

December 6, 2011

Kodak is promoting its Facebook application and Kodak picture kiosks by offering consumers the opportunity to share life's special moments by turning their Facebook photos into high-quality printed keepsakes, the company said.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Kodak is promoting its Facebook application and Kodak picture kiosks by offering consumers the opportunity to share life's special moments by turning their Facebook photos into high-quality printed keepsakes, the company said.

December 6, 2011

Rite Aid Facebook fans are getting an early shot at coupons for gifts and stocking stuffers as part of a new promotion announced Monday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Facebook fans are getting an early shot at coupons for gifts and stocking stuffers as part of a new promotion announced Monday.

Rite Aid launched its "25 Deals of Christmas" promotion, which will allow visitors to a special tab on Rite Aid's Facebook page to download coupons for such items as beauty items, men's grooming gift sets, electronics and toys. The promotion started Monday and lasts until Dec. 23.

December 5, 2011

The Mentholatum Co., which makes Softlips lip care products, is inviting its more than three-quarters of a million Facebook fans to vote on the new flavor that will launch exclusively at Target stores in the spring.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Mentholatum Co., which makes Softlips lip care products, is inviting its more than three-quarters of a million Facebook fans to vote on the new flavor that will launch exclusively at Target stores in the spring.
 
In the brand’s Softlips “Flavor Faceoff,” voters can choose from three potential new flavor SKUs: Chocolate Truffle, Cinnamon Hearts and Watermelon. The flavor voted No. 1 will launch at Target.

December 5, 2011

“Just 1-in-4 consumers expect their financial position to improve in the coming year.” That’s the way SymphonyIRI Group saw it in its recently released report “The Downturn Shopper: Buckled in for a wild and crazy ride.”

“Just 1-in-4 consumers expect their financial position to improve in the coming year.” That’s the way SymphonyIRI Group saw it in its recently released report “The Downturn Shopper: Buckled in for a wild and crazy ride.” Among the highlights — or lowlights — of how consumers are responding to the pressure:


  • 49% visit the hair salon/spa less often;


  • 40% are trying fewer new products;


December 5, 2011

One of the factors behind the success of homeopathy in mass retail is social media, both by way of Facebook and mommy bloggers.


One of the factors behind the success of homeopathy in mass retail is social media, both by way of Facebook and mommy bloggers.


“We’ve always relied on word-of-mouth,” noted Alissa Gould, Boiron public relations manager. The average Oscillococcinum user told nine friends. “Now social media exponentially increases that word of mouth,” Gould said. Boiron recently has launched Facebook pages across its brand portfolio.


December 5, 2011

Orabrush tongue cleaners have become a case study in Internet marketing success with the brand’s nearly 300,000 Facebook fans and quirky YouTube videos that have attracted more than 40 million views and opened the doors for retail distribution.


PROVO, Utah — Orabrush tongue cleaners have become a case study in Internet marketing success with the brand’s nearly 300,000 Facebook fans and quirky YouTube videos that have attracted more than 40 million views and opened the doors for retail distribution.


Two years ago, the company produced and posted its first YouTube video with a $500 budget, offering the product for sale online. The videos clearly struck a cord and today, online support has translated into securing space in 16,000 retail locations worldwide, including Walmart and CVS this fall.

December 1, 2011

Fred's on Thursday reported sales of $152.1 million, up 4%, for the four-week fiscal month ended Nov. 26. Comparable store sales for the month rose 1.5% on top of an increase of 4.7% in the same period last year.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred's on Thursday reported sales of $152.1 million, up 4%, for the four-week fiscal month ended Nov. 26. Comparable store sales for the month rose 1.5% on top of an increase of 4.7% in the same period last year.

November 30, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Tuesday appointed Brian Swette to its board of directors.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition on Tuesday appointed Brian Swette to its board of directors.

“Brian’s combination of consumer marketing, e-commerce and business operations experience will be valuable assets to Schiff as we pursue our growth strategy, especially our plan to build premium brands,” Schiff Nutrition president and CEO Tarang Amin said.

November 28, 2011

Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to help customers that are in search of the perfect gift this holiday season through a new Facebook application.

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to help customers that are in search of the perfect gift this holiday season through a new Facebook application.

The Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday app allows customers to find the right gift for a Facebook friend and produces results based on the person's interests. A link to the app is hosted on the "Gifts Made Easy" page on the Shoppers Drug Mart website.

Gifts range in price from below $25 to above $50, according to the website.

November 23, 2011

An online data sharing platform announced it will debut a daily blood-glucose monitoring feature for its more than 2,000 diabetes patients.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — An online data sharing platform announced it will debut a daily blood-glucose monitoring feature for its more than 2,000 diabetes patients.

PatientsLikeMe said patients will be able to report daily glucose levels, as well as continue sharing and learning from HbA1C scores, treatments and dosages, in addition to symptoms and severity.

The feature will be launched in early December, PatientsLikeMe said.

November 23, 2011

Facebook wars happen all the time, but it's not often that drug manufacturers duke it out online.

NEW YORK — Facebook wars happen all the time, but it's not often that drug manufacturers duke it out online.

November 16, 2011

Extra has boosted its lineup of Dessert Delights chewing gum with a new addition that was selected by Facebook fans.

CHICAGO — Extra has boosted its lineup of Dessert Delights chewing gum with a new addition that was selected by Facebook fans.

Extra said its root beer float gum garnered 1.3 million votes from Facebook fans during the brand's Fan Flavorite Vote contest, beating out lemon square and bananas foster flavors. The root beer float gum will make its debut in summer 2012 and will join the current lineup of Extra Dessert Delights that includes orange creme pop, apple pie, mint chocolate chip, strawberry shortcake and key lime pie flavors.

November 15, 2011

Procter & Gamble's Prilosec OTC and comedian Larry the Cable Guy are teaming up this season on a Facebook-driven contest in search of "parking lot pros who know 'a better way to tailgate,'" beginning Tuesday.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble's Prilosec OTC and comedian Larry the Cable Guy are teaming up this season on a Facebook-driven contest in search of "parking lot pros who know 'a better way to tailgate,'" beginning Tuesday.

November 14, 2011

Ideas are just as important to a winning company’s overall success as the products and services it sells. So, what’s your company doing to create a culture where the ideas that create your products and services are as important as the products themselves?

NEW YORK — Ideas are just as important to a winning company’s overall success as the products and services it sells. So, what’s your company doing to create a culture where the ideas that create your products and services are as important as the products themselves? That’s the question Dan Mack — EVP strategic business development for The Swanson Group and founder of the Mack Elevation Forum — puts to DrugStoreNews.com users in a hot, new content feature that debuted this week on DrugStoreNews.com.

November 10, 2011

Walmart on Thursday officially released its Black Friday circular on its website and Facebook page to help families save money this holiday season, and will host shopping events as early as 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Thursday officially released its Black Friday circular on its website and Facebook page to help families save money this holiday season, and will host shopping events as early as 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

November 9, 2011

In honor of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, the CDC will host a discussion on Twitter that will underscore the importance of appropriate antibiotic use.

ATLANTA — In honor of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, the CDC will host a discussion on Twitter that will underscore the importance of appropriate antibiotic use.

The awareness week, which was first established in 2008, will begin Monday, while the Twitter chat is scheduled to take place on Tuesday. The discussion encourages a dialogue between healthcare professionals and members of the CDC on ways to improve antibiotic use in healthcare settings and more.

November 8, 2011

Purdue Pharma has launched a new way for fighting pharmacy crime, the drug maker said Tuesday.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Purdue Pharma has launched a new way for fighting pharmacy crime, the drug maker said Tuesday.

November 7, 2011

A new report by social media software maker Conversocial examined the customer service offerings of the 10 most loved and most hated retailers in the United States, and how these retailers are meeting the challenge of delivering great social media experiences for their customers.

NEW YORK — A new report by social media software maker Conversocial examined the customer service offerings of the 10 most loved and most hated retailers in the United States, and how these retailers are meeting the challenge of delivering great social media experiences for their customers.