Prestige Brands extends Chloraseptic brand with two new products
IRVINGTON, N.Y. — Prestige Brands recently introduced a pair of line extensions across its Chloraseptic franchise: Chloraseptic warming sore throat lozenges and Chloraseptic medicated sore throat lollipops.
“We’re constantly looking for ways to provide our consumers quick and soothing relief," stated Jean Boyko, VP science and technology for Prestige Brands. “For children with an aversion to medicated products, our new lollipops are the perfect solution, and we’re sure they’ll be something both parents and children will agree on."
Chloraseptic warming sore throat lozenges, which soothe throats with a warming sensation, are available in their popular green tea and honey lemon flavors. In addition to the warming ingredients and real honey, the new formula contains significantly more benzocaine, which will help numbing the pain and temporarily relieve irritation. An 18-count package will retail for a suggested $3.99.
The Chloraseptic medicated sore throat lollipops are available in a 10-count box of individually wrapped pops with a variety of flavors, including grape, strawberry and orange, and retail for a suggested $3.99.
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Munchkin’s Arm & Hammer 3-in-1 potty seat earns 2011 JPMA Innovation Award
NORTH HILLS, Calif. — A designer and manufacturer of infant and toddler products has received an honor from the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association.
Munchkin said that its Arm & Hammer 3-in-1 potty seat was selected among 120 entrants as the winner of the 2011 JPMA Innovation Award.
"At Munchkin, our goal is to be at the head of innovation in baby and toddler products, especially in regards to technology and design," Munchkin chairman and CEO of Munchkin Steven Dunn said. "We are pleased the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association recognizes our dedication to creating clever products that provide practical solutions for today’s parents."
The Arm & Hammer 3-in-1 potty seat by Munchkin now is available at Target stores nationwide and will be available at additional retailers in January 2012.
Rite Aid comps increase 1.3% in September
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid same-store sales increased by 1.3% in September, compared with September 2010, the company said Thursday.
During the four-week period that ended Saturday, front-end same-store sales were down 0.5%, though pharmacy same-store sales increased 2.1%, including a 143-basis point negative effect from new generic introductions.
The softer sales for the month were expected by the company’s management and analysts alike, with analyst John Heinbockel of Guggenheim Partners attributing them to Hurricane Irene and the slow start of the allergy season.
Total sales for the period increased 1.1% to $1.92 billion, compared with $1.9 billion in September 2010.
Year-to-date same-store sales increased 1.4%, including a front-end same-store sales increase of 1% and a pharmacy same-store sales increase of 1.6%. Total sales for the 30-week period were $14.5 billion, a 0.9% increase over the same period last year, when they were $14.4 billion.