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April 20, 2011

Three action-packed films are making their Blu-ray debut.

LOS ANGELES — Three action-packed films are making their Blu-ray debut.

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment said that "The Hustler," "The Comancheros" and "Tigerland" will be available next month. Additionally, "The Hustler" and "The Comancheros" both celebrate their 50th anniversary and will feature special Blu-ray book packaging, including rare photos from the Fox archives and brand new special features.

April 19, 2011

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing a "super awesome edition" of its film "Cedar Rapids."

LOS ANGELES — 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing a "super awesome edition" of its film "Cedar Rapids."

April 19, 2011

Target said that its in-store recycling stations collected and recycled more than 170 million shopping bags, weighing more than 1,800 tons, between April and December 2010.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target said that its in-store recycling stations collected and recycled more than 170 million shopping bags, weighing more than 1,800 tons, between April and December 2010.

The retailer also said that its in-store recycling stations, which were launched to make it easier for guests to recycle common household items, also collected and recycled more than 700 tons of bottles and cans, as well as nearly 2 million units of such small electronics as MP3 players and cell phones during the nine-month period.

April 11, 2011

"Gulliver's Travels" is arriving on Blu-ray and DVD formats this month.

LOS ANGELES — "Gulliver's Travels" is arriving on Blu-ray and DVD formats this month.

The film is available as a three-disc Blu-ray with digital copy, two-disc DVD and four-disc Blu-ray 3-D from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment on April 19.

"Gulliver's Travels" stars Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt.

April 6, 2011

April marks Family Moments Month, and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is celebrating with the Blu-ray and DVD release of several films for the whole family to enjoy.

LOS ANGELES — April marks Family Moments Month, and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is celebrating with the Blu-ray and DVD release of several films for the whole family to enjoy.

Part of Fox's yearlong Million Moments campaign, the studio releases films group thematically by month.

March 4, 2011

The drug store channel isn’t maximizing its potential in the consumer electronics category.

The drug store channel isn’t maximizing its potential in the consumer electronics category. According to research by TWICE and the Stevenson Co., CE sales at Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS amounted to $111 billion last year, less than 1% of the chains’ combined revenue. At Walmart, electronics comprise about 7% of sales. TWICE’s research also revealed that CE sales at all three drug chains were down last year.

March 4, 2011

The core drug store shopper is a likely consumer of cell phone and computer accessories, according to research from the Consumer Electronics Association.

The core drug store shopper is a likely consumer of cell phone and computer accessories, according to research from the Consumer Electronics Association.

CEA research showed that while both men and women are likely to select a car charger as a desired accessory, women are more likely to choose extra batteries, hands-free kits and extra battery chargers. CEA research also revealed that women are more likely to purchase wireless mice and pads, zip drives and extra cables.

 

March 1, 2011

The critically acclaimed film that captivated and horrified moviegoers this year is coming to Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

LOS ANGELES — The critically acclaimed film that captivated and horrified moviegoers this year is coming to Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

February 28, 2011

MGM Home Entertainment is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Academy Award-winning musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," with the film's Blu-ray debut.

LOS ANGELES — MGM Home Entertainment is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Academy Award-winning musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," with the film's Blu-ray debut.

The "Fiddler on the Roof" tells the story of Tevye, a poor but soulful milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the-century Czarist Russia. The Blu-ray edition of the film includes audio commentary by director Norman Jewison and star Topol, as well as a deleted song, featurettes and historical background.

February 11, 2011

The story of one of Washington, D.C.'s most lucrative lobbyists caught in a whirlwind of controversy is making its Blu-ray and DVD debut April 5.

LOS ANGELES — The story of one of Washington, D.C.'s most lucrative lobbyists caught in a whirlwind of controversy is making its Blu-ray and DVD debut April 5.

"Casino Jack," starring Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey as Jack Abramoff, is a cautionary tale about Capitol Hill intrigue. Abramoff is situated as a power player whose scheming ways land him in a web of greed and murder that turns into a worldwide scandal.

February 8, 2011

ATLANTA — Newell Rubbermaid's Goody hair care brand has announced that its Simple Styles Spin Pin has been recognized by Good Housekeeping as a 2011 Very Innovative Products Award recipient, and in an effort to build on the success, the brand is slated to expand the Simple Styles line in the first quarter to include the new Bun Spiral and Spin Pin Mini.

February 1, 2011

Warehouse mass merchandiser Costco will use an online portal to increase in-store product knowledge and enhance shoppers’ experiences.

LOS ANGELES — Warehouse mass merchandiser Costco will use an online portal to increase in-store product knowledge and enhance shoppers’ experiences.

Shopper marketing agency Creative Channel Services announced Tuesday that Costco would use its CyberScholar Retail Network and had integrated it into its U.S. employee-development strategies for consumer electronics products.

February 1, 2011

LAS VEGAS — While Apple’s iPad and the long line of next-generation electronic tablets hitting the market this year may have been the “sexy” items at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show, it was the unprecedented number of healthcare-related consumer electronics that better served as a harbinger of what’s to come.

January 28, 2011

The true story of a woman's 18-year quest to clear the name of her wrongly accused brother is arriving at retail Feb. 1 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

LOS ANGELES — The true story of a woman's 18-year quest to clear the name of her wrongly accused brother is arriving at retail Feb. 1 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

"Conviction," starring Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell, tells the story of Betty Ann Waters (played by Swank), a high-school dropout that attends law school to seek justice for her brother (Rockwell) and to appeal his conviction.

January 26, 2011

A romantic drama that gives viewers a unique look at Big Pharma comes to Blu-ray and DVD on March 1.

LOS ANGELES — A romantic drama that gives viewers a unique look at Big Pharma comes to Blu-ray and DVD on March 1.

"Love and Other Drugs," starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, who both received Golden Globe nods for their respective portrayals of a Viagra salesman and his love interest, will be available on Blu-ray for $39.99 and DVD for $29.98.

"Love and Other Drugs" is based on the best-selling memoir by Jamie Reidy, titled "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman."

January 24, 2011

Right in the main aisle that everyone walks down after they enter the building and go past electronics, Sam’s Club has parlayed its tagline “savings made simple” to read “healthy living made simple.

TAMPA — Right in the main aisle that everyone walks down after they enter the building and go past electronics, Sam’s Club has parlayed its tagline “savings made simple” to read “healthy living made simple,” as seen on this display of aggressively priced store-brand ibuprofen and vitamin D.

January 19, 2011

Continua Health Alliance has appointed a new president and chairman to its board of directors.

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Continua Health Alliance has appointed a new president and chairman to its board of directors.

The nonprofit said that Clint McClellan, senior director of market development at Qualcomm, will take on his new role this week. McClellan has represented Qualcomm on the board since 2009.

January 13, 2011

The tale of two courageous men that look to stop a half-mile-long freight train from destroying a city is barreling its way to Blu-ray and DVD, thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

LOS ANGELES — The tale of two courageous men that look to stop a half-mile-long freight train from destroying a city is barreling its way to Blu-ray and DVD, thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

"Unstoppable," an action-packed thriller starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, will be available Feb. 15. Both formats include several bonus features, including director commentary and script development.

"Unstoppable" on Blu-ray will carry a suggested retail price of $39.99 and will be available on DVD for an SRP of $29.98.

January 7, 2011

Walgreens’ increasing use of mobile technology platforms is transforming the way the company reaches patients and is expanding its ability to deliver health services via smart phones and other devices, a Walgreens official asserted Friday.

LAS VEGAS — Walgreens’ increasing use of mobile technology platforms is transforming the way the company reaches patients and is expanding its ability to deliver health services via smart phones and other devices, a Walgreens official asserted Friday.

Speaking at the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show’s Digital Health Summit this morning, Walgreens chief medical officer Cheryl Pegus laid out the ways the health services and retail pharmacy giant is leveraging technology to make personal health management easier for patients.

January 6, 2011

Oregon Scientific and Gaiam on Wednesday announced a new wellness-bent product offering that includes low-profile heart-rate monitors with touchscreen technology; USB-powered air sanitizers; massagers for the head, back and body; and ultrasonic diffusers and heated candles for aromatherapy, which will be introduced first to buyers attending the Consumer Electronics Show.

LAS VEGAS — Oregon Scientific and Gaiam on Wednesday announced a new wellness-bent product offering that includes low-profile heart-rate monitors with touchscreen technology; USB-powered air sanitizers; massagers for the head, back and body; and ultrasonic diffusers and heated candles for aromatherapy, which will be introduced first to buyers attending the Consumer Electronics Show.

Each product in the line will include a Gaiam Wellness DVD that features such yoga instructors as Rodney Yee providing a comprehensive approach to stress-free living.

January 6, 2011

Despite an easy prior-year comparison, Target fell short of its December same-store sales guidance with a disappointing 0.9% gain.

MINNEAPOLIS — Despite an easy prior-year comparison, Target fell short of its December same-store sales guidance with a disappointing 0.9% gain.

The company forecasted December comps in the low to mid-single-digit range after it released November results, which saw comps advance 5.5%. Analysts were expecting the company to report a 4% December gain.

January 6, 2011

Church & Dwight on Tuesday morning unveiled its latest personal massager — Trojan Vibrating Twister — at the Consumer Electronics Show. Also showcased at the electronics show was Trojan BareSkin, the thinnest condom in brand history, Trojan Vibrating Pulse personal massager and Trojan Ecstasy Fire & Ice condoms with personal lubricants on both the interior and exterior of the condom.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Church & Dwight on Tuesday morning unveiled its latest personal massager — Trojan Vibrating Twister — at the Consumer Electronics Show. Also showcased at the electronics show was Trojan BareSkin, the thinnest condom in brand history, Trojan Vibrating Pulse personal massager and Trojan Ecstasy Fire & Ice condoms with personal lubricants on both the interior and exterior of the condom.

January 5, 2011

EL PASO, Texas — Helen of Troy Limited last month entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire the business of Kaz for $260 million in cash, subject to certain closing working capital and other adjustments. Kaz manages the Vicks and Braun brand names under license from Procter & Gamble, Honeywell under license from Honeywell and its owned brands, Stinger, SoftHeat and Kaz. Kaz sales for the ensuing 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2011, are expected to exceed $400 million, Helen of Troy stated.

January 5, 2011

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — While pharmacy obviously continues to be an important part of the business, Lewis Drug — which has larger store footprints of 40,000 sq. ft. to 50,000 sq. ft. — is placing an even greater emphasis on the front end, said Mark Griffin, president and CEO of the 33-store chain.


January 3, 2011

DreamWorks' latest animated hit is coming to Blu-ray and DVD in a "mega" way.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — DreamWorks' latest animated hit is coming to Blu-ray and DVD in a "mega" way.

"Megamind," which features the voices of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt, provides viewers with a funny twist on a superhero tale. When villain Megamind (Ferrell) defeats Metro Man (Pitt) and takes over Metro City, he finds that his biggest problem is a new villain (Hill) that threatens to bring chaos to the town.