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March 28, 2014

Lupin on Thursday announced the acquisition of 100% equity stake in Laboratorios Grin, subject to certain closing conditions.

BALTIMORE — Lupin on Thursday announced the acquisition of 100% equity stake in Laboratorios Grin, subject to certain closing conditions. The acquisition marks Lupin's foray into the high-growth Mexican and the larger Latin American pharmaceuticals market. Mexico is one of the fastest-growing pharmaceutical markets in the world, valued at more than $13.5 billion and growing at 9% to 10% annually.

March 12, 2014

Ahold USA announced that its private-label teas now feature the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal, and that its private-label coffees are UTZ Certified. The announcement is part of an ongoing effort to be a responsible retailer, the company said.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA announced that its private-label teas now feature the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal, and that its private-label coffees are UTZ Certified. The announcement is part of an ongoing effort to be a responsible retailer, the company said.

March 12, 2014

Grocer H-E-B has introduced in March its own line of organic products that focus on everyday pantry staples such as canned tomatoes and vegetables, cereal, crackers, fruit and specialty spreads and coffee.

SAN ANTONIO — Grocer H-E-B has introduced in March its own line of organic products that focus on everyday pantry staples such as canned tomatoes and vegetables, cereal, crackers, fruit and specialty spreads and coffee.

The new H-E-B Organics line, which also includes items throughout the produce and market departments like cheese and various beef products, is USDA-certified organic, which prohibits the use of GMOs.

March 10, 2014

Beer on tap and its own brand of ice cream are a few of the enticers at a new Bartell Drugs location, according to a local news report.

March 4, 2014

La Fresh Group, maker of portable Travel Lite and Eco-Beauty wet wipes, has announced the launch of Eco-Beauty Be Good., a line of skin care products made with a natural anti-aging botanical complex of maqui berry, licorice root, ginkgo leaf, grape seed and hickory bark. 



ANAHEIM, Calif. — La Fresh Group, maker of portable Travel Lite and Eco-Beauty wet wipes, has announced the launch of Eco-Beauty Be Good., a line of skin care products made with a natural anti-aging botanical complex of maqui berry, licorice root, ginkgo leaf, grape seed and hickory bark. 



February 24, 2014

HungerShield recently expanded its diet aid, adding an iced tea flavor.

SCARSDALE, N.Y. — HungerShield recently expanded its diet aid, adding an iced tea flavor. 

"We developed this new flavor because while customers love the original taste of lemon-lime HungerShield, the iced tea version offers the option of a slightly sweeter, less tart variety in a refreshing flavor most people love," said Dafna Chazin, HungerShield co-founder. "We believe that we will be pleasing thousands of current and new customers everywhere with this new, delicious alternative.”

February 18, 2014

Celestial Seasonings, a Hain Celestial Group brand, announced the introduction of its new line of organic and Fair Trade Certified Estate Teas.

BOULDER, Colo. — Celestial Seasonings, a Hain Celestial Group brand, announced the introduction of its new line of organic and Fair Trade Certified Estate Teas. The new teas will be available exclusively at Whole Foods Markets stores across the nation and include varieties like English Breakfast Black Tea, Earl Grey Black Tea, Pure Green Tea, Jasmine Green Tea and Perfect Trio.

January 16, 2014

Old Orchard for Kids, a line of reduced-sugar fruit juices, announced new flavor additions to its lineup.

SPARTA, Mich. — Old Orchard for Kids, a line of reduced-sugar fruit juices, announced new flavor additions to its lineup. Consumers can now enjoy grape, berry and fruit punch in addition to the existing apple flavor that was previously introduced.

January 2, 2014

Reily Foods Co. on Monday announced the acquisition of independent coffee roaster New England Tea and Coffee Co.

NEW ORLEANS — Reily Foods Co. on Monday announced the acquisition of independent coffee roaster New England Tea and Coffee Co. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

The acquisition is not expected to change the daily operations of New England Tea and Coffee Co., which will operate as New England Tea and Coffee Co., LLC — a subsidiary of Reily Foods. Production and distribution activities will continue as usual at New England Coffee and no employee changes are expected.

December 6, 2013

Rimmel London has tapped Binky Felstead to star in its new Sunshimmer advertising campaign in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

LONDON — Rimmel London has tapped Binky Felstead to star in its new Sunshimmer advertising campaign in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  

The award-winning star of E4's show, “Made in Chelsea,” will appear in Sunshimmer's advertising campaign from February 2014.

November 21, 2013

Honest Tea, maker of organic bottled tea, is rolling out Unsweet Lemon Tea nationwide, the company announced.

BETHESDA, Md. — Honest Tea, maker of organic bottled tea, is rolling out Unsweet Lemon Tea nationwide, the company announced. The zero-calorie beverage is brewed with organic, Fair Trade-certified tea leaves and flavored with organic lemon extract.  

November 8, 2013

Ahold USA is encouraging pork suppliers to start using open housing for pregnant sows by 2022, the supermarket retailer said Friday.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA is encouraging pork suppliers to start using open housing for pregnant sows by 2022, the supermarket retailer said Friday.

The company, which owns the Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover and Giant-Carlisle chains, as well as the Peapod online grocery service, said it wanted suppliers to transition from gestation crates to open housing, with the option of using gestation crates during appropriate times to keep sows and piglets healthy and safe.

November 7, 2013

Rok Stars, which is owned by hair care titan John Paul Dejoria and business partner Jonathan Kendrick, have agreed to acquire the privately held skin care line Marula. Rok Stars will immediately take over all day-to-day financial and production operations.

LOS ANGELES — Rok Stars, which is owned by hair care titan John Paul Dejoria and business partner Jonathan Kendrick, have agreed to acquire the privately held skin care line Marula. Rok Stars will immediately take over all day-to-day financial and production operations.
 
“We are excited to acquire a uniquely positioned skincare brand," stated Kendrick. "Marula fits perfectly within our John Paul Selects business philosophy of fostering eco-conscious, sustainable brands in support of local communities.”

November 1, 2013

Kerrygold has announced that Dubliner cheese will now be available in convenient cracker-size slices.

EVANSTON, Ill. — Kerrygold has announced that Dubliner cheese will now be available in convenient cracker-size slices.

Dubliner Cracker Cut Cheese, available at supermarkets nationwide, will come in a 6-ounce re-sealable parchment package, with 18 slices to a package. The pre-sliced cheese will measure 2x2 inches. This latest product will join Dubliner Cheese, Reduced Fat Dubliner Cheese and Dubliner with Irish Stout.

October 21, 2013

The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program last week determined that Kowa Health Care America can support general performance claims for Okinawa Life, a dietary supplement marketed as providing a variety of health benefits.

NEW YORK — The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program last week determined that Kowa Health Care America can support general performance claims for Okinawa Life, a dietary supplement marketed as providing a variety of health benefits. 

October 17, 2013

Tetley USA, the U.S. subsidiary of the U.K.-based tea company, released results of a survey of tea drinkers to coincide with the launch of its new Black & Green blend.

MONTVALE, N.J. — Tetley USA, the U.S. subsidiary of the U.K.-based tea company, released results of a survey of tea drinkers to coincide with the launch of its new Black & Green blend.

October 11, 2013

Organic Doctor, a naturally inspired skin care line in the U.K., is now available exclusively at Vitamin World stores in the U.S. — marking the first time that the retailer has carried a line of personal care items.

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Organic Doctor, a naturally inspired skin care line in the U.K., is now available exclusively at Vitamin World stores in the U.S. — marking the first time that the retailer has carried a line of personal care items.  

The brand's lineup includes organic extract led ranges that are now available at more than 400 Vitamin World stores nationwide and on the Vitamin World website. Suggested product prices range from $5.49 to $24.99.

October 8, 2013

Lupin Pharmaceuticals announced today that it has launched its generic gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.5%. Lupin had earlier received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market a generic version of Allergan's Zymaxid ophthalmic solution, 0.5%, which is indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis.

BALTIMORE — Lupin Pharmaceuticals announced today that it has launched its generic gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.5%. Lupin had earlier received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market a generic version of Allergan's Zymaxid ophthalmic solution, 0.5%, which is indicated for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis.

September 30, 2013

Yankee Candle Co. has introduced its collection of scented, Thanksgiving-themed candles, the company said Monday. For each candle sold, $1 will be donated to the USO.

 SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. — Yankee Candle Co. has introduced its collection of scented, Thanksgiving-themed candles, the company said Monday.

Yankee announced the launch of the Thanksgiving Dinner Collection, which includes such fragrances as Turkey with Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Sweet Potato Pie. For each candle sold, $1 will be donated to the USO. The donations will take place between Sept. 30 and Oct. 31, and will support the USO's Holiday Box program for military personnel stationed overseas.

September 5, 2013

Natura Pet Products brand California Natural is rolling out a new grain-free dog food option, Pork Meal and Sweet Potatoes Formula, along with a new packaging design to highlight the brand's philosophy of using limited ingredients.

FREMONT, Neb. — Natura Pet Products brand California Natural is rolling out a new grain-free dog food option, Pork Meal and Sweet Potatoes Formula, along with a new packaging design to highlight the brand's philosophy of using limited ingredients.

August 26, 2013

Harris Teeter and its vendor Titan Farms on Friday donated approximately 28,725 lbs. of peaches to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to help feed the hungry in the local community.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter and its vendor Titan Farms on Friday donated approximately 28,725 lbs. of peaches to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to help feed the hungry in the local community. The donation is part of the retailer’s participation in the “Peaches with A Purpose” program sponsored by peach grower Titan Farms. 

August 19, 2013

Merlot Skin Care, a grape seed-based skin care brand, has announced the launch of its “My Daily Beauty” campaign, which includes video tutorials in English and Spanish, social media engagement and contests, customer participation and a specially packaged Merlot Skin Care kit.

NEW YORK — Merlot Skin Care, a grape seed-based skin care brand, has announced the launch of its “My Daily Beauty” campaign, which includes video tutorials in English and Spanish, social media engagement and contests, customer participation and a specially packaged Merlot Skin Care kit.

August 15, 2013

Bartell Drugs’ new South Lake Union store, which opened its doors on Aug. 2, features a growler station where shoppers can get local beers straight out of the tap — a first for the family-owned pharmacy retailer.

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs’ new South Lake Union store, which opened its doors on Aug. 2, features a growler station where shoppers can get local beers straight out of the tap — a first for the family-owned pharmacy retailer.

According an article by the Puget Sound Business Journal, the growler station is proving to be a hit with shoppers as the new location went through keg after keg that first Friday.

August 9, 2013

Red Diamond, one of the three oldest coffee, tea and foodservice companies in the United States continuously operated by the same family, today announced it would be offering its tea products in a six-carton, 24-quart tea bag case to Sam’s Club members throughout the southern United States.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Red Diamond’s ready-to-drink, fresh brewed tea is No. 1 in the United States, according to the company, and is widely available in dairy cases throughout Walmart and other leading retailers.