Feb. 20, 2013 - General Mills and Haagen-Dazs today announced an initiative designed to foster greater economic vitality for smallholder vanilla farmers in Madagascar and ensure the availability of high quality vanilla for future generations. Haagen-Dazs, the world's leading brand of super-premium ice cream, with the General Mills Foundation, will invest $125,000 over two years to benefit villages in Madagascar's Sava region, home of the world's highest quality vanilla. The commitment builds upon General Mills century-long history of working closely with farmers around the world to promote sustainable agriculture.

Read more: Haagen-Dazs, General Mills to Help Smallholder Vanilla Farmers Increase Yields and Improve...

Feb. 20, 2013 - The highly anticipated KickStarter project LIFX - the multi-color, app controlled light bulb - has revealed the final design of their futuristic LED light bulb. The design has been met with enthusiasm and excitement from backers, LIFX fans and social media channels. The LIFX team have given their 9,000 backers a choice of four finishes which is currently being decided via online poll.

Read more: LIFX reveals the final design of their futuristic LED light bulb

Feb. 20, 2013 - Supermodel, entrepreneur and Real Housewife of Atlanta, Cynthia Bailey joined forces with SoftSheen-Carson Laboratories, the #1 ethnic haircare brand in the world, to expand the Optimum Salon Haircare line and launch a new rejuvenating product collection infused with legendary Amla oil, an Indian oil used for thousands of years in India as a natural hair conditioner. The Optimum Salon Haircare AMLA Legend Rejuvenating Ritual visibly makes hair thicker and fuller.

Read more: Cynthia Bailey Joins Forces With SoftSheen-Carson Laboratories Optimum Salon Haircare to Launch...

Feb. 19, 2013 - Retail Group of America (RGA) is pleased to announce that it has executed a 52 lease package with Pyramid Management Group, the largest privately owned developer of shopping centers in the Northeast. The leases are for specialty French, Spanish, German and British fashion brands such as Promod, Jennyfer, Cortefiel, Women's Secret, New Yorker, Ziddy, Sergent Major, Suite Blanco and Lipsy; all of which are new fashion branded concepts to the United States.

Read more: Retail Group of America continues its rollout and development of European fashion brands for the...

Feb. 19, 2013 - Graco, one of the most widely recognized names in baby gear, is adding three innovative new products to its trusted portfolio. The FastAction Fold Jogger Click Connect is Graco's first entry into the jogging stroller category.  This year the brand also releases two striking new innovations with the Graco Modes Click Connect travel system and the first ever Glider family of swings.  Each product represents thoughtful innovations inspired by consumer insights designed to enhance joy and ease for parents and their little ones.

Read more: Graco Debuts Three New Innovative Products

Feb. 19, 2013 - Samuel Adams announced today that for the first time it plans to offer Samuel Adams Boston Lager in a can – but not just any can.  The new can design – the result of two years of ergonomic and sensory research and testing – aims to provide a drinking experience that is closer to the taste and comfort of drinking beer from a glass. The "Sam Can," as the brewers call it, will hit shelves in early summer 2013, just in time for drinking occasions that call for the convenience of a can such as sporting events, boating or the beach.

Read more: Samuel Adams To Launch Boston Lager In Cans

Feb. 19, 2013 - Black & Decker introduces the new 14" High Performance String Trimmer (GH3000) — an ideal solution for trimming and edging along sidewalks, driveways and borders. The GH3000 string trimmer features a 7.5 amp motor that provides high performance trimming of tough weeds, grass and overgrowth.

"Black & Decker's new High Performance String Trimmer is designed with consumers in mind, so we developed a lightweight unit that still delivers our maximum level of cutting power," said Kate Piche, product manager for outdoor products at Black & Decker.

Read more: Black & Decker Introduces New High Performance String Trimmer

Feb. 18, 2013 - The Joester Loria Group has signed G&W Industries as the new U.S. apparel partner for The World of Eric Carle. G&W is a 35-year old New York-based apparel company specializing in manufacturing of licensed, branded and private-label apparel. The launch in apparel further expands The World of Eric Carle in infant and toddler. The World of Eric Carle currently has a multi-category program of toys, games, and gift at mid-tier department and specialty stores and just recently announced renewals with long time partners, Kids Preferred and University Games and new program partners for 2013.

Read more: The Joester Loria Group brokers apparel deal for The World of Eric Carle

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