ReportersNotebook — General Merchandise, 2/27/12


SUPPLIER NEWS — Glade has introduced its Expressions collection, which features two new designs: the fragrance mist, a refillable home fragrance spray; and an oil diffuser, a nonelectric diffuser that can disperse fragrances for up to 30 days. The four available fragrances include cotton and Italian mandarin; pineapple and mangosteen; fuji apple and cardamom spice; and lavendar and juniper berry. Glade Expressions fragrance mist is available for $4.49; refills are available for $3.49 each. Available in two fragrances, the Glade Expressions oil diffuser starter kit is $8.49; refills are available in three fragrance varieties for $5.49 each.

Zak Designs has created drinkware items for on-the-go toddlers. Zak’s Toddler Go cups feature the patent-pending FloControl valve, designed to cater to children as they age and require a more flowing drinking spout. The cups are spill proof, dishwasher safe and BPA free, and will be available in Disney designs, including “Cars” and “Disney Princesses.”

The joint venture of Duracell and Powermat Technologies has announced its new product lineup. Duracell Powermat said the new line of Duracell Powermat products provides a two-part system that pairs newly designed charging mats — in either black or white — with receivers and a portable wirelessly charged backup battery that lets consumers take power with them. The new Duracell Powermat complete charging kit also will be available in first quarter 2012 to provide consumers with a one-stop option for wireless power.

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