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Week of Mon, Aug 5th, 2013

Mars Chocolate appoints sales VP

Rick LaBerge has joined Mars Chocolate North America as vice president of sales.

PharmaLink unveils platform for pharmacy returns

PharmaLink Inc. has rolled out Encore, its next-generation software platform for handling inventory preparation and processing of pharmacy returns.

Kate Moss to show off Rimmel London's new lip lacquer

Rimmel London has launched Show Off Lip Lacquer, touted as a breakthrough lacquer formula with pure color pigments that deliver bold, saturated colour and intense mirror-like shine.

New MeadWestvaco Rx package to debut with Mylan, Walmart

MeadWestvaco (MWV) Corp. has introduced Shellpak Renew with Optilock technology, which the company called the smallest, child-resistant adherence medication packaging on the market.

Goody to launch Athletic Collection headwraps

Goody is slated to roll out a new line of athletic-inspired hair accessories, dubbed the Goody Athletique Collection.

LiceGuard launches drug store promotion

LiceGuard has begun a special promotion in leading drug chain for the back-to-school season to boost awareness its flagship RobiComb product, a lice-zapping comb.

Perfecta expands Zim's with new first aid lines

At the NACDS Total Store Expo in Las Vegas, Perfecta Products Inc. plans to introduce a pair of new first aid product lines: Zim's Advanced and Zim's Arnica Max.

Teva's Plan B One-Step rolls out to stores

Teva Women's Health Inc., the U.S subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceuticals, announced that the Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive is now widely available in the aisles of major retailers nationwide with no age or point-of-sale restrictions.

Kellogg introduces Special K Nourish

Kellogg Co.'s Special K has rolled out a new line of breakfast items and snack bars called Special K Nourish, which mark the brand's first-ever products with quinoa.

ScriptPro prints QR codes on Rx labels

ScriptPro automation products now have the ability to print QR bar codes on a pharmacy's prescription label.

Shareholders OK American Greetings buyout

American Greetings Corp. shareholders have approved a deal for the company's founders, the Weiss family, to take the greeting card giant private.

Mscripts adds Web Pharmacy solution

Mscripts has launched mscripts Web Pharmacy, an online pharmacy solution that extends and unifies the mobile experience to the Internet.

Campbell names U.S. retail president, chief customer officer

Campbell Soup Co. has appointed Ed Carolan as president of U.S. Retail and Tim Hassett as senior vice president and general manager, Away from Home, and as chief customer officer of Campbell North America.

Ocean Blue omega-3 supplements make OTC debut at CVS

Sancilio & Company Inc.'s Ocean Blue Omega-3 and Omega-3 + Vitamin D3 MiniCaps have hit shelves at CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide.

GSK cleared to ship four-strain flu vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline has received Food and Drug Administration approval to start shipping 2013-14 Fluarix Quadrivalent influenza virus vaccine to U.S. health care providers and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) distribution centers.

OutcomesMTM rolls out Connect Platform

Medication therapy management service provider OutcomesMTM has launched its Connect Platform, a web-based system that will serve as the hub for all documentation, billing, reporting and administrative functions for its MTM programs.

Crossmark to acquire Marketing Werks

Sales and marketing firm Crossmark plans to buy Marketing Werks, one of the nation's largest independent consumer engagement companies.

Mentholatum adds Softlips Intense Moisture

The Mentholatum Co. has extended its Softlips lip balm line with Softlips Intense Moisture.

Revlon to acquire The Colomer Group

Revlon Inc. plans to buy The Colomer Group (TCG), a beauty care company focused on the professional salon channel, in a $660 million cash deal.

Duracell calls Quantum its most powerful alkaline battery

Duracell has launched Quantum, which it bills as its most advanced alkaline battery and the brand's " biggest innovation since CopperTop."

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