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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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GMDC taps long-time association veteran for VP member development role

BY Michael Johnsen

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Global Market Development Center on Monday named Troy Beeler VP member development.

“Troy is truly the right person for GMDC and this position because of his extensive association experience – which is essential to the role – and deep knowledge of our industry and members,” stated Patrick Spear, president and CEO of GMDC. “Troy brings global and international business acumen that aligns with the association’s vision for growth. We welcome him to our ecosystem of thought leaders.”

In his role at GMDC, Beeler will primarily focus on expanding the association’s reach within the retail and consumer product industry in order to create a global network of those in the health, beauty, wellness and general merchandise value chain.

Beeler was most recently the director of global clients for RetailNet Group, a GMDC strategic partner, where he managed global relationships with The Coca-Cola Company, Walmart and other Fortune 500 clients.

Prior to this position, Beeler was director of executive education and client development for RNG. He helped to launch the group’s Advanced Retail Strategy Program, an executive education program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management for industry leaders from North America and Latin America. He also assisted in initiating RNG’s Retail Innovation Series at MIT, an innovation program for industry leaders responsible for their company’s five- to 15-year outlook.

Before joining RNG, Beeler spent several years in Washington, D.C. with the Grocery Manufacturers Association, where as senior manager of sales and sales promotions he managed three member committees in the areas of reverse logistics, coupon promotions and sales agencies.

Beeler will work in GMDC’s Nashville office. He graduated from Towson University in Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in business administration/e-business.

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