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ReportersNotebook — General Merchandise, 12/12/11


SUPPLIER NEWS — Kimberly-Clark’s new portable cleaning wipes are designed to eliminate smudges from touchscreen devices. Packaged in resealable pouches, the wipes easily remove fingerprints, makeup, and skin oil and grease; won’t scratch glass surfaces; and virtually are lint-free, Kimberly-Clark said. KimTech* wipes are available in two packs (10 wipes per pack) and three packs (with 20 wipes per pack) for a suggested retail price of $3 and $7.49, respectively.

Downy’s new in-wash scent booster allows users to control the amount of scent that gets added to each laundry load. Downy Unstopables dissolves during the wash cycle and is safe to use at any temperature in any washing machine, including high-efficiency washing machines, according to Downy’s parent company Procter & Gamble. The booster is available in two varieties: Unstopables Fresh, which offers a clean, crisp and refreshing scent that can be used in tandem with Downy Clean Breeze; and Unstopables Lush, which enhances the benefits on Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender Serenity laundry product. Unstopables is available for the suggested retail price of $6.99 per bottle.

MidWest’s new MidWest invisible gripper ladies garden glove features a floral print pattern design and a knit wrist that keeps dirt out. “These new garden gloves are truly exciting with the new invisible gripping surfaces,” MidWest president Stephen Franke said. “We feel this is the beginning of a significant trend change in the glove industry.”

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