After receiving many calls from low-carb dieters about its fiber laxative, GlaxoSmithKline launched an ad campaign promoting Citrucel to those on the South Beach and Atkins diets. Procter & Gamble is also marketing Metamucil to the same crowd of dieters.
While flowers and trinkets remain popular, chocolates and other assorted candies appear to be a hit this year with Valentine's Day sweethearts. Consumers are expected to spend more than $12 billion on gifts for loved ones, with the average cupid spending $99.24.
The journal Science is reporting the Mars candy packs more tightly in one's mouth than gumballs do, an important discovery regarding the random arrangement of atoms and molecules that could lead to commercial developments such as stronger ceramics.