News Briefs


RedCon1 rolls out exclusive flavor at GNC stores

RedCon1 cookies and cream

RedCon1’s lineup at GNC is growing following the launch of an exclusive flavor at the retailer.

The brand announced that the cookies-and-cream variety is now available in both MRE bars and ready-to-drink formats.

“We’re excited to add another flavor from RedCon1 exclusively at GNC as part of our fall lineup,” said Kevin Maloberti, vice president of merchandising at GNC. “Our consumers seek variety and partnering with great brands to deliver delicious new flavors helps us to deliver on those expectations.”

Consumers can find the cookies-and-cream flavor exclusively at GNC.


Glamnetic rolls out new product to help consumers style eyebrows

Glamnetic 3 in 1 Brow It All

Glamnetic said its new 3 in 1 Brow It All is designed to help consumers style their eyebrows to their desired style.

The 3 in 1 Brow It All tool includes a brow pencil, brow spoolie and brow gel. Designed with a customized grip, the product comes in five shades — blonde, taupe, soft brown, dark brown and black.

In addition, the liner and gel are long-lasting, waterproof, smudge resistant, vegan, cruelty-free and paraben free, the company said.

Glamnetic’s 3 in 1 Brow It All is currently available for purchase online.


Emerson Group to host Industry Day

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Emerson Group has announced the date of its upcoming Industry Day event.

Taking place Oct. 12, the virtual event looks to bring together retail leaders, brand innovators and inspirational groundbreakers to explore and define what the future of the CPG industry looks like, the company said.

The event also aims to provide insight on how to navigate the supply chain, enhance the shopper experience, embrace retail media and optimize social influence.

Registration is now open for Industry Day online at


Chi AirTwist Curling Wand creates various curl styles

chi airtwist curling wand

The latest from Chi — AirTwist Curling Wand — is a styling tool that combines the technology of a curling iron and flat iron into one.

Designed for consumers looking to ease the struggle of curling their hair with a flat iron while also giving tresses more body, bounce and staying power, the wand helps create loose beachy waves, tight ringlets and bouncy curls.

Suitable for all hair types, lengths and textures, the AirTwist Curling Wand features the brand’s ion technology, which emits negative ions to reduce frizz and increase shine. The styling tool also has Cool Air Technology and Dual Floating Plates to help set curls and lock in shine and natural moisture, the company said.

Currently, the Chi AirTwist Curling Wand retails for $108.98 online.


Genexa debuts Kids’ Pain & Fever Chewables

Genexa Kids’ Pain & Fever Chewables

Genexa is introducing Kids’ Pain & Fever Chewables.

Available in an all-natural grape flavor, this first to market offering is a fever reducer that provides temporary pain relief and contains the same, effective 80 mg of the active ingredient acetaminophen found in Children’s Tylenol Chewable products, the company said.

Genexa noted that it removes all artificial ingredients and fillers like high fructose corn syrup, sucralose and FD&C red no. 40 in favor of natural and organic ingredients.


NACDS to conduct virtual pharmacy voter event with Charlie Cook

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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is hosting a virtual RxIMPACT Votes event on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST.

The event, hosted by NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson, will feature national political analyst Charlie Cook who will discuss the 2022 elections and what they portend for the future of pharmacy.

The event follows numerous NACDS RxIMPACT in-person grassroots activities. NACDS members already have hosted more than 80 Congressional pharmacy tours in 2022. 

NACDS members have a presence in every state and Congressional District, and NACDS RxIMPACT Votes is here to encourage the people of pharmacy to engage with and vote for the candidates of their choice,” said Anderson. 

In a recent newsletter, Anderson noted that the upcoming event with Cook is about much more than political knowledge. "It is about political and policy engagement, and it is about community," he said.

Anderson continued, "NACDS RxIMPACT Votes – the get-out-the-vote arm of NACDS’ grassroots program – has a huge mission this year. Not only is the program charged with the task of making this the year of the pharmacy voter, but it also is charged with helping to enroll new pharmacy advocates. To this point, the pandemic stifled many in-person political events. NACDS has looked to virtual options to keep the momentum of pharmacy grassroots engagement headed in the right direction."

Anderson noted that NACDS’ virtual strategies have boosted the ranks of NACDS RxIMPACT advocates by 33% in 2022 alone. "It is engagement like this that made it possible for NACDS RxIMPACT advocates to account for one-quarter of the comments submitted on the DIR fee transparency rule earlier this year," he said.

Anderson also shared that approximately 50 event partners have stepped up to help get out the word about this NACDS event with Charlie Cook. 

Lastly, Anderson said, "Join us for this Sept. 20 event with a huge purpose: spreading political knowledge; urging electoral involvement; boosting the roles of pharmacy advocates; and demonstrating the strong engagement of the NACDS membership."

To register, click here.