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Ansell expands LifeStyles Skyn Condom Collection

BY Michael Johnsen

ISELIN, N.J. — Ansell on Monday announced the expansion of its LifeStyles Skyn Condom Collection with the introduction of Skyn Intense Feel, which features deep studs in a unique wave-like pattern.

“We have been so thrilled with the reception of Skyn to the marketplace and the overwhelmingly positive consumer feedback we have received from our customers,” stated Carol Carrozza, VP sales and marketing, North America for Ansell. “Research has shown that users prefer the feel of Skyn over latex, as evidenced with a 97% satisfaction rate in consumer trials, and this is certainly reflected in the climbing sales for this premium product line.”

LifeStyles Skyn was one of the first clinically approved polyisoprene condoms. The Skyn portfolio now includes Skyn Original, Skyn Large, Skyn Extra Lubricated, Skyn Intense Feel and the Skyn Selection, a variety pack featuring the Original, Extra Lubricated and Intense Feel designs.

 

 

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Survey: More than 3-in-4 Americans experience foot pain

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — The American Podiatric Medical Association on Monday reported that while 77% of Americans experienced foot pain, only a third of them sought care from a podiatrist. 

Half of all adults said that foot pain had restricted their activities — like walking, exercising, working or playing with grandchildren — in some way. For those with chronic foot pain, that number jumps to 83%. People noted they would exercise more (39%) and participate in more activities (41%) if it weren’t for their foot pain.

"It’s not surprising to see how many people are affected by foot pain, when survey results show that we view our feet as the least important body part in terms of our overall health and well-being," stated APMA president Frank Spinosa. "Our feet are literally and figuratively the furthest things from our minds."

While foot ailments are widespread, familiarity and experience with the podiatrists who treat them is considerably lower. Most adults would speak with their primary care physician (60%) or do a Web search (48%) to answer questions about foot health before considering a visit to a podiatrist.  

The study surveyed 1,000 US adults ages 18 years and older. 

 

 

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Target names SVP, new business integration and operations

BY Antoinette Alexander

MINNEAPOLIS — Target has hired Peter Glusker as SVP new business integration and operations, effective May 19. In this role, Glusker will lead the integration of new acquisitions into Target.

“Over the past year, Target has acquired companies, including Chef’s Catalog, Cooking.com and DermStore, which complement and extend our assortment and content for guests,” stated Casey Carl, president of multichannel for Target. “We’re excited to welcome Peter to Target, where he will focus on unlocking the full value of these and future strategic acquisitions.”

Glusker joins Target from Gilt Groupe, where he served as vice chairman and CEO of Gilt Groupe Japan. Previous roles at Gilt Groupe included head of business development and international operations. Prior to that, Glusker held digital media leadership roles with CBS and Viacom.

“I was drawn to this opportunity because I see a new level of energy coming from Target — from a renewed commitment to speed and innovation to the desire to try things that have never been done before,” Glusker said. “I’m looking forward to joining this incredible company at such an exciting time in retail.”

 

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