Leiner Expands Bodycology LineCARSON, Calif. -- Leiner Health Products here has redesigned the packaging and expanded its Bodycology line. Three new Bodycology products -- Apricot Moisturizing Spray, Peppermint Foot Lotion and Citrus Body Scrub -- will be available in July. A 6-ounce bottle of Peppermint Foot Lotion will sell at a suggested retail price of $3.99; 8-ounce Apricot Moisturizing Spray, $5.99; and 6-ounce Citrus Body Scrub, $3.99.
tivitamins aimed at dieters and women concerned about osteoporosis. They range in price from $4.89 to $12.49, with most about $6.99 to $8.99.
NACDS Names New Chairman
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The National Association of Chain Drug Stores here has named American Stores Chief Operating Officer David Mayer its chairman. Mayer will serve a one-year term, succeeding Jack Futterman, chairman and chief operating officer of Pathmark Stores, Woodbridge, N.J., who served as last year's NACDS chairman.
Store-Brand Makers Hail Decision
WASHINGTON -- Private-label suppliers are touting a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court as a major boost for their industry.
In April the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the recent decision in the case against May Department Stores, Venture Stores and others involving infringement of Greenwich, Conn.-based Chesebrough-Pond's Vaseline Intensive Care trademark. In doing so, the Supreme Court upheld a lower-court ruling, which held that the retailers did not infringe on the trademark.
"Lower-court decisions have repeatedly held that attempts to copy a successful product are not illegal unless there is some evidence that consumers were misled into buying a store-brand product when they intended to buy a name brand," said Mary Bonacorsi, an attorney from Thompson & Mitchell, St. Louis, which argued against Chesebrough-Pond's appeal. In a statement, Chesebrough-Pond's said it "has made a major investment in our trademarks and trade dress over the years, and we will continue to do whatever is necessary to protect these valuable assets of our company."