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July 25, 2011

LELO launched a high-end line of Kegel exercisers called Laselle under the Intimina by LELO brand for women with incontinence issues.

SUPPLIER NEWS — LELO launched a high-end line of Kegel exercisers called Laselle under the Intimina by LELO brand for women with incontinence issues. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials by the Cochrane Collaboration concluded that pelvic exercises should be included in first-line conservative management programs for women with urinary incontinence. The Kegel exercisers will retail for a suggested $12.95.

July 25, 2011

Rite Aid is offering specials on back-to-school items for the upcoming shopping season, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is offering specials on back-to-school items for the upcoming shopping season, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

The National Retail Federation predicted that the weak economy will drive many shoppers to seek items on sale, and 1-in-5 shoppers will look for items at the local drug store. Weekly specials will be featured in circulars during the season, and Rite Aid stores situated near college campuses will carry extra items for students living in dorm rooms.

July 25, 2011


The 19th century British writer William Hickson may have written, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again,” but he only had half the story. By all means, try again, but don’t do the same thing over and over and expect different results.



The 19th century British writer William Hickson may have written, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again,” but he only had half the story. By all means, try again, but don’t do the same thing over and over and expect different results.


July 25, 2011

Procter & Gamble’s Olay is making its foray into the facial depilatory segment with its new Olay Smooth Finish facial hair removal duo.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s Olay is making its foray into the facial depilatory segment with its new Olay Smooth Finish facial hair removal duo. This two-step system, which will be available at retail in September, includes a skin guarding balm pretreatment to prepare skin for hair removal and a water-based hair removal cream. The suggested retail price is $24.99.


According to a 2010 Olay global survey, 85% of women occasionally remove facial hair, and they are as concerned about unwanted facial hair as they are about fine lines and wrinkles.

July 22, 2011

Supervalu's group VP independent sales, marketing and merchandising is stepping into a new role at the company.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu's group VP independent sales, marketing and merchandising is stepping into a new role at the company.

Leon Bergmann will become president of the retailer's independent business organization, Supervalu announced Thursday. Bergmann is replacing Mark Anderson, who is retiring this summer.

July 22, 2011

Bipartisan legislation recently introduced to the Senate has received endorsement from a group representing the retail pharmacy industry.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Bipartisan legislation recently introduced to the Senate has received endorsement from a group representing the retail pharmacy industry.

July 22, 2011

A new workout DVD from fitness and lifestyle expert Tracey Mallett has hit retail.

LOS ANGELES — A new workout DVD from fitness and lifestyle expert Tracey Mallett has hit retail.

New "Booty Barre Plus Abs & Arms" is an 80-minute fitness DVD that combines the toning benefits of yoga, pilates, ballet and dance to strengthen and stretch the body. In this DVD, Mallett shows viewers how to firm, tighten and tone their bodies, as well as streamline their arms and core muscles. Viewers will need a sturdy chair or ballet barre, in addition to a set of 3-lb. to 5-lb. dumbbells to get started.

July 21, 2011

Carex Health Brands has introduced a swivel cushion that is designed to help users get in and out of a vehicle or chair.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Carex Health Brands has introduced a swivel cushion that is designed to help users get in and out of a vehicle or chair.

The molded foam ring cushion is designed to provide pain relief for those with hemorrhoid or prostate-related discomfort, as well as prevent back strain.

Carex’s new swivel cushion is available online and at select retailers, independent pharmacies and drug stores for a suggested retail price of $24.99.

July 21, 2011

Navitas Naturals has introduced a new line of snacks that combines nutrient-dense superfoods and organic seeds, fruits and nuts.

NOVATO, Calif. — Navitas Naturals has introduced a new line of snacks that combines nutrient-dense superfoods and organic seeds, fruits and nuts.

The company recently introduced Navitas Power Snacks — chewy, bite-sized treats that tout certified organic and raw ingredients. The brand currently offers the snacks in cacao goji and cirtus chia varieties. An additional flavor, blueberry hemp, will be introduced later this year.

July 21, 2011

The merger agreement between Medco Health Solutions and Express Scripts announced Thursday has drawn objections from retail pharmacy trade groups.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The merger agreement between Medco Health Solutions and Express Scripts announced Thursday has drawn objections from retail pharmacy trade groups.

In a joint statement on Thursday, National Community Pharmacists Association EVP and CEO Douglas Hoey and National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson said Express Scripts’ $29.1 billion acquisition of Medco would “exacerbate [pharmacy benefit managers’] detrimental effect on pharmacy patient care.”

July 21, 2011

Walgreens is positioning itself to be the largest retail host of electric vehicle charging stations, the drug store chain announced Thursday.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is positioning itself to be the largest retail host of electric vehicle charging stations, the drug store chain announced Thursday.

July 21, 2011

Walmart has returned to the consumer packaged goods industry's information sharing model through a new cooperation agreement with Nielsen.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Walmart has returned to the consumer packaged goods industry's information sharing model through a new cooperation agreement with Nielsen.

July 20, 2011

Arm & Hammer is answering the pleas of sensitive skin sufferers by rolling out a new laundry detergent that provides deep cleaning and freshness to clothes.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Arm & Hammer is answering the pleas of sensitive skin sufferers by rolling out a new laundry detergent that provides deep cleaning and freshness to clothes.

New Arm & Hammer sensitive skin plus scent is hypoallergenic and delivers deep cleaning and deodorizing, while featuring a fresh scent, the company said. The product joins the brand's perfume- and dye-free laundry detergent. Both variants are compatible in high-efficiency machines and standard washing machines.

July 20, 2011

Cardinal Health on Wednesday morning announced that the wholesaler’s annual national trade show for independent pharmacies marks the largest in the event’s more than 20-year history, with nearly 7,000 attendees.

LAS VEGAS — Cardinal Health on Wednesday morning announced that the wholesaler’s annual national trade show for independent pharmacies marks the largest in the event’s more than 20-year history, with nearly 7,000 attendees.

July 20, 2011

Maybelline New York has introduced its new Falsies Flared by Volum' Express mascara — the latest way to get instant false lash glam in a tube.

NEW YORK — Maybelline New York has introduced its new Falsies Flared by Volum' Express mascara — the latest way to get instant false lash glam in a tube.

The new Falsies Flared mimics the look of dramatic flared false lashes, lifting lashes up, out and over the top using an exclusive brush innovation. In addition, the flexible-hold formula is enriched with Kera fibers and a film former designed to help coax lashes up and out. The brush and formula work together to coat each lash with product, filling gaps from corner to corner for a dramatic false lash look.

July 20, 2011

Max-Wellness on Wednesday announced its new hospital retail concept within Lake Health’s West Medical Center will open for business on July 25.

CLEVELAND — Max-Wellness on Wednesday announced its new hospital retail concept within Lake Health’s West Medical Center will open for business on July 25.

The first hospital-based Max-Wellness will provide health-and-wellness products needed to further a patient’s recovery after leaving the hospital, as well as serve hospital visitors and staff.

July 20, 2011

Maybelline New York is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its popular Great Lash mascara with a special limited-edition collection developed in partnership with fashion designers Max Azria, Tracy Reese and Vivienne Tam.

NEW YORK — Maybelline New York is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its popular Great Lash mascara with a special limited-edition collection developed in partnership with fashion designers Max Azria, Tracy Reese and Vivienne Tam.

The beauty brand has partnered exclusively with Target to distribute the Great Lash limited-edition collection for a limited time only starting in September. The suggested retail price is $6.99.

July 20, 2011

Mustela, a skin care brand from Expanscience Labs that is designed for babies and mothers-to-be, has developed its new Mustela Stelatria Purifying Recovery Cream, which will be available in September.

NEW YORK — Mustela, a skin care brand from Expanscience Labs that is designed for babies and mothers-to-be, has developed its new Mustela Stelatria Purifying Recovery Cream, which will be available in September.

July 20, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday directly appealed to benefit consultants with a letter apprising them of the chain’s withdrawal from Express Scripts’ pharmacy provider network, effective Jan. 1, 2012, and educating those consultants of the healthcare value that Walgreens still can deliver without Express Scripts.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday directly appealed to benefit consultants with a letter apprising them of the chain’s withdrawal from Express Scripts’ pharmacy provider network, effective Jan. 1, 2012, and educating those consultants of the healthcare value that Walgreens still can deliver without Express Scripts.

July 19, 2011

New Age Beverage has introduced a line of noncarbonated, all-natural water.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — New Age Beverage has introduced a line of noncarbonated, all-natural water.

Just Pure Water is an an unsweetened, zero-calorie purified water infused with the natural flavors of either lemon-lime, orange or berry. The beverages are packaged in 24-oz. aluminum cans.

Just Pure Water currently is available at Sprouts stores in Colorado and Arizona.

July 19, 2011

Diamond Foods has cut the fat from its Kettle potato chips brand.

SALEM, Ore. — Diamond Foods has cut the fat from its Kettle potato chips brand.

The company said that Kettle now will carry reduced-fat versions of its sea salt, sea salt & vinegar and salt & fresh ground pepper potato chip varieties. Kettle's reduced-fat sea salt chips already have hit store shelves, touting a suggested retail price of $3.49.

The additional reduced-fat chips will make their way to retail next month. The sea salt & vinegar variety will be available in "Krinkle cut," a ridge-style chip, the company added.

July 18, 2011

An e-cigarette brand announced that its disposable e-cigarettes now are available at H-E-B and Meijer stores.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An e-cigarette brand announced that its disposable e-cigarettes now are available at H-E-B and Meijer stores.

The company said that this marks Blu Cigs' transition from online sales to retail by being sold in all of H-E-B's 329 stores across Texas and Mexico, as well as Meijer's 196 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Each disposable e-cigarette equals about 20 to 30 traditional cigarettes, the company said.

July 18, 2011

The news that the U.S. Department of Defense has issued a final rule expanding the authorization of retail pharmacies to administer all vaccinations covered under the DOD's preventive care program is important as it further illustrates the critical role that retail pharmacy plays in health care.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — The news that the U.S. Department of Defense has issued a final rule expanding the authorization of retail pharmacies to administer all vaccinations covered under the DOD's preventive care program is important as it further illustrates the critical role that retail pharmacy plays in health care.

July 18, 2011

Makeup brand Laura Geller Makeup has announced that it will be available next month in all 400-plus Ulta retail locations throughout the United States.

NEW YORK — Makeup brand Laura Geller Makeup has announced that it will be available next month in all 400-plus Ulta retail locations throughout the United States.

In addition to retailing the brand's signature collections — which include Baked foundations, Spackle Under makeup primers, The Real Deal Collection and many face, eye and lip products — Ulta also will have exclusive kits, such as Flawless in a Flash, as well as such special selections as the Baked & Beautiful kit.

July 18, 2011

The National Eczema Association, a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the health and quality of life for those living with eczema, has awarded four MD Moms products with its Seal of Acceptance, which means that the products have been evaluated to determine that they do not contain ingredients or contents that are known to be unsuitable for use by those with eczema or sensitive skin conditions.

LOS ANGELES — The National Eczema Association, a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the health and quality of life for those living with eczema, has awarded four MD Moms products with its Seal of Acceptance, which means that the products have been evaluated to determine that they do not contain ingredients or contents that are known to be unsuitable for use by those with eczema or sensitive skin conditions.