Legendary 1970s rock band fires off ‘picture condoms’
NEW YORK — Graphic Armor, in association with Kiss and Condomania, on Wednesday announced the release of Kiss Kondoms, FDA-approved "picture condoms" featuring a full color image on the latex.
Originally introduced in 2002 by Condomania, Kiss Kondoms were the first to display a color photographic image of a celebrity on both the condom wrapper and box, the company stated. The first of the new condoms will feature an image of Gene Simmons’ iconic tongue. "Our decision to feature Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and the Kiss brand on these revolutionary condoms was a no-brainer considering Gene and Paul’s worldwide legacy as entertainment icons and pioneers," stated Chris Panucci, CEO of Graphic Armor.
Kiss Kondoms will begin shipping in April. A second Kiss Kondom, "Studded Paul," featuring an image of Paul Stanley on textured latex, will be released by June 2011. The novelty Kiss Kondoms will be available in a three-pack box for $7.99.
McKeon Products names new national sales manager
WARREN, Mich. — The parent company of Mack’s earplugs has tapped Jake Herman as its newest national sales manager.
McKeon Products said Herman will be responsible for U.S. retail sales to food, drug and mass merchant customers.
“We are most pleased that Herman has joined the company, and are confident that he is going to be a significant contributor to our continued success," said McKeon Products president Dan Asma. "His professional experience and commitment to excellence will help us continue to provide high-quality products, service and innovation to our customers.”
Sequel Naturals ‘optimizes’ retail distribution of products
NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — Vitamin Shoppe on Monday announced that Sequel Naturals’ Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer and Sport Performance Optimizer products now are available at all retail locations and at VitaminShoppe.com.
Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer is a powder supplement exclusively made from plant-based whole foods, while Sport Performance Optimizer provides an array of performance-enhancing ingredients to help boost energy and recovery for endurance.
Neither product contains any animal products, dairy, gluten, soy, sugar, wheat, yeast, artificial sweeteners, genetically modified organisms or pesticides, the companies noted.