BEAUTY CARE

Always teams up with Walmart on new girls campaign

BY Gina Acosta

CINCINNATI — Leading personal care brand Always is teaming up with Walmart and organizations around the world to contribute to the goal of keeping girls in sports with a new campaign.

The Always #LikeAGirl – Keep Playing program will partner with UN Women to help girls build and maintain their confidence through sports. In the U.S., Always will support Girls on the Run programs and work with Walmart to help keep girls in sports.

“Earlier this summer, Always embarked on a new chapter in its mission to stop the drop in confidence girls experience at puberty by encouraging all girls to stay in sports and Keep Playing #LikeAGirl. We’re so excited to create meaningful relationships that make a real difference to keep more girls in sports, and drive awareness on the important role that sports play in building girls’ confidence,” said Fama Francisco, president for global feminine care, Procter & Gamble.

Partnership efforts kicked off on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where Always committed its support to the UN Women & International Olympic Committee (IOC) initiative “One Win Leads to Another,” that will give 2,500 local Brazilian girls aged 10-18 years access to sports and a confidence-building curriculum as part of a six-month pilot program. These organizations are coming together to achieve their shared goal to invest in girls’ skills and training to support a generation of stronger, more confident and empowered women.

“The power of sport should never be underestimated. It can change lives, through increasing girls’ and young women’s beliefs in their own abilities, encouraging them to take initiative and aim high”, said UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

As part of the Keep Playing #LikeAGirl program, Always is working with retailers to get the word out and help keep girls in sports. As an example, today, Always and Walmart announced they are working together to provide much-needed assistance to keep girls in sports across the US. Together, they will provide one girls teams in each of the fifty states with resources like new equipment, uniforms or a facility upgrade to help give girls the confidence to Keep Playing #LikeAGirl. Building on the Always #LikeAGirl – Keep Playing movement, together, they will reinforce the link between sports and confidence and provide coaching tips to help keep girls motivated to participate in sports through support for coaches, educational materials and access to experts.

“Always and Walmart have something powerful in common – we’re both working to make a difference in women’s lives,” said Annie Walker, vice president, over the counter merchandising, Walmart U.S. “We’re proud to support the Always’ ‘50 Teams, 50 States' Program, supporting local communities in which we operate and giving schools the help they need to keep girls playing #LikeAGirl.”

Always is also announcing its support of Girls on the Run across the U.S. and expanding on the Always Global Confidence Teaching Curriculum, a program that will benefit millions of girls around the world. The new educational materials will contain sports-specific guidance for coaches and parents, incorporating the latest research on confidence-building. The materials have been co-developed by Always and education thought leaders and experts, and build on Always’ 30 year heritage in puberty education.

 

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Organic self-tanner is hitting shelves

BY Gina Acosta

NEW YORK — An innovative and organic self-tanner is hitting the personal care aisle, and it requires only 10 minutes to be effective.

NKD SKN's Pre-Shower Tan product is applied before a shower. The user waits 10 minutes and then showers. The tan develops gradually over the next four to eight hours.

According to NKD SKN, Pre-Shower Tan is perfect for all skin tones and types, and offers a natural-looking, bronze glow and intense hydration without streaking or transferring onto clothing. It is made with a 100% certified organic DHA and infused with organic ingredients including raspberry, melon and aloe vera to nourish the skin for a smooth, soft, hydrated finish. The tan lasts up to seven days. 

The product's ingredients include:

  • Ginkgo biloba – increases skin’s moisture content and improves blood flow
  • Glycerin – works to moisturize the skin by drawing water from the air into the skin's outer layer
  • Aloe vera – conditions and fights aging

NKD SKN Pre-Shower Tan has a SRP of $19.90. It's currently available at Kohl’s and ULTA Beauty. The product is also in the first stages of rolling out at Walgreens.

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NACDS names winners of TSE Product Showcase

BY Gina Acosta

BOSTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced the winners of its Total Store Expo Product Showcase.

Products ranging from health and beauty to seasonal items were on display in the “Product Showcase” on the exhibit floor. The showcase provided increased visibility for suppliers to market their products to retailers.

Evaluated by the retail attendees, winners of this year’s “Product Showcase” are:

Baby Care:              

  • Company: Oilogic
  • Booth: Booth 1959
  • Name of Product: Oilogic Essential Oil Care

Consumables                   

  • Company: Mondelez International
  • Booth: Booth 2133
  • Name of Product: Oreo Thins

Cosmetics & Fragrances  

  • Company: SinfulColors / Pure Ice
  • Booth: Booth 1041
  • Name of Product: SinfulColors

General Merchandise

  • Company/Booth: Navajo Incorporated
  • Booth: Booth 1651
  • Name of Product: Qi Wireless Charger

Healthcare/OTC

  • Company: Apothecary Products
  • Booth: Booth 1153
  • Name of Product: Ezy Dose Easy Fill Pill Planners

Home Healthcare     

  • Company: 23andMe
  • Booth: Booth 2431
  • Name of Product: 23andMe Personal Genetic Service

Household Products/Non-Edible Consumables

  • Company: EO Products
  • Booth: Booth 965
  • Name of Product: Everyone Aromatherapy

Personal Care/HBC 

  • Company: OraLabs, Inc.
  • Booth: Booth 881
  • Name of Product: Waterless by Gillette Venus

Pharmacy Operations Equipment & Services

  • Company: First Databank, Inc. (FDB)
  • Booth: Booth 2446
  • Name of Product: Meducation

Pharmacy Products 

  • Company: Dexcom, Inc.
  • Booth: Booth 2923
  • Name of Product: Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

To see photos of the Product Showcase, click here.

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