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February 28, 2013

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods on Wednesday named John Durkin VP sales.

WINNEPEG, Manitoba — Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods on Wednesday named John Durkin VP sales. Durkin will lead the sales team in expanding sales of Manitoba Harvest’s award-winning Hemp Hearts raw shelled hemp seeds, and the newly rebranded line up of hemp protein powders.   

“We are thrilled to have a seasoned professional like John join our dynamic team,” stated Mike Fata, Manitoba Harvest CEO. “John brings an abundance of experience and expertise that will boost Manitoba Harvest’s rapid growth.” 

May 29, 2012

Exotic Food Co. has introduced new drinks to its lineup of all-natural functional beverages.

CHICAGO — Exotic Food Co. has introduced new drinks to its lineup of all-natural functional beverages.

The company said its Exotic GojiWater line, made with real goji berry juice, are lightly sweetened with cane sugar and honey, and are free of artificial flavors and colors. Packaged in 8.5-oz. recyclable bottles, the line includes goji berry juice and apple; goji berry juice and grape; goji berry juice and mangosteen; and goji berry juice and tropical fruit varieties.

April 17, 2012

Thanasi Foods has expanded its Bigs sunflower seeds line with a new flavor.

BOULDER, Colo. — Thanasi Foods has expanded its Bigs sunflower seeds line with a new flavor.

Bigs Hidden Valley Ranch-flavored sunflower seeds joins the Bigs lineup of salted and roasted original, Vlasic dill pickle, Bacon Salt sizzlin' bacon, Frank's RedHot buffalo wing and sea salt and black pepper flavors, the company said.

Bigs Hidden Valley Ranch sunflower seeds will hit store shelves nationwide in June and will be available 0.7-oz, 2.75-oz. and 5.35-oz. sizes.

April 13, 2012

Sprout Foods is broadening its current pouched baby food portfolio with the launch of a line of organic toddler meals.

ATLANTA — Sprout Foods is broadening its current pouched baby food portfolio with the launch of a line of organic toddler meals.

The company said the toddler entrées offer a variety of nutritious, organic ingredients, including meats, whole grains, beans and fruits and vegetables, but are free from preservatives and additives. The lineup includes eight varieties, including:

  • Pasta, zucchini and tomato sauce with beef;

  • Vegetable and potato stew with beef;

March 16, 2012

Green Giant has introduced a new line of canned corn.

MINNEAPOLIS — Green Giant has introduced a new line of canned corn.

Packaged in an 11-oz. can that features vacuum-packing technology, new SteamCrisp corn is 100% natural and perfectly steam-cooked in the package and offers the same amount of corn as Green Giant's standard can of corn with less water and less packaging.

November 15, 2011

FaVe Juice has launched a line of beverages that provides three servings of vegetables in each 8-oz. glass.

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. — FaVe Juice has launched a line of beverages that provides three servings of vegetables in each 8-oz. glass.

The company said its FaVe 60-calorie, 100% juice blends will be available in strawberry banana kiwi, blueberry pomegranate goji, and orange tangerine pineapple flavors.

FaVe's new line will hit store shelves in early 2012.

September 20, 2011

A line of canned boiled peanuts has added a new product to its lineup.

EFFINGHAM, S.C. — A line of canned boiled peanuts has added a new product to its lineup.

Margaret Holmes Peanut Patch said its barbecue-flavored boiled peanuts are available in a 27-oz. can and join the brand's lineup of original and cajun flavors.

September 8, 2011

Seeds of revolution
Manitoba Harvest has introduced Hemp Hearts — shelled hemp seeds that can be sprinkled on salads, cereal and yogurt that are packed with protein and omegas.
Price: $2.99 to $14.99
ManitobaHarvest.com

September 8, 2011

Near East has introduced a new line that combines quinoa and brown rice to promote the goodness of whole grains.

CHICAGO — Near East has introduced a new line that combines quinoa and brown rice to promote the goodness of whole grains.

New quinoa blends, available in rosemary and olive oil and roasted red pepper and basil flavors, offer 7g to 8g of protein and 34g of whole grain per one cup serving, Near East said.

August 18, 2011

Acai berry, cumin, herbal tea, turmeric and long-term use of garlic may negatively impact chemotherapy treatment, according to a new report released Wednesday that originally was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago this summer.

CHICAGO — Acai berry, cumin, herbal tea, turmeric and long-term use of garlic may negatively impact chemotherapy treatment, according to a new report released Wednesday that originally was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago this summer.

Researchers from Northwestern Memorial hospital say there is growing evidence that these popular supplements may intensify or weaken the effect of chemotherapy drugs and in some cases, may cause a toxic, even lethal, reaction.

July 21, 2011

Navitas Naturals has introduced a new line of snacks that combines nutrient-dense superfoods and organic seeds, fruits and nuts.

NOVATO, Calif. — Navitas Naturals has introduced a new line of snacks that combines nutrient-dense superfoods and organic seeds, fruits and nuts.

The company recently introduced Navitas Power Snacks — chewy, bite-sized treats that tout certified organic and raw ingredients. The brand currently offers the snacks in cacao goji and cirtus chia varieties. An additional flavor, blueberry hemp, will be introduced later this year.

July 13, 2011

Sally Hershberger Professional Hair Care is launching in August its new Hyper Hydration Super Argan Serum at Ulta and at select Duane Reade and Ricky's NYC locations.

NEW YORK — Sally Hershberger Professional Hair Care is launching in August its new Hyper Hydration Super Argan Serum at Ulta and at select Duane Reade and Ricky's NYC locations.

This treatment penetrates the hair to deliver instantly smooth and defined frizz-free style without weight or residue, the company stated. This multipurpose serum can be used to fight frizz, smooth hair, protect again sun damage and even as a deep-condition treatment to hydrate dry hair. 

April 19, 2011

The maker of Skinny Water achieved a 67% increase in earnings and sold nearly 1 million cases for 2010, compared with the year-ago period.

BALA CYNWYD, Pa. — The maker of Skinny Water achieved a 67% increase in earnings and sold nearly 1 million cases for 2010, compared with the year-ago period.

April 18, 2011

Bossa Nova is expanding its superfruit juice beverages portfolio.

CINCINNATI — Bossa Nova is expanding its superfruit juice beverages portfolio.

New Bossa Nova organic acai pomegranate currently is available at retailers in the Boston area, with gradual rollout in May to other markets, the juice company said.

April 7, 2011

Larry King is taking on a new role for television viewers who are used to seeing him behind the hosting desk at CNN, as he will serve as the spokesman for BreathGemz, a breath freshener product.

ENCINO, Calif. — Larry King is taking on a new role for television viewers who are used to seeing him behind the hosting desk at CNN, as he will serve as the spokesman for BreathGemz, a breath freshener product.

King and his wife, Shawn, will star in a widespread media campaign to nationally launch the product, a minted coated capsule that is ingested by swallowing.

BreathGemz comes to the market from Anthony and Lauren Raissen's Gemz Brands USA. The husband and wife team have successfully launched many national brands.

March 31, 2011

Sambazon has added an organic acai with orange juice drink to its lineup.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Sambazon has added an organic acai with orange juice drink to its lineup.

One serving of organic acai with orange juice provides consumers with 150% of the daily value of vitamin C and contains no added sugar, while delivering powerful antioxidants, healthy omegas and vibrant flavor in every sip, the company said.

The new Sambazon beverage is available in 10.5-oz. and 32-oz. bottles for a suggested retail price of $2.99 and $7.99, respectively. Sambazon products are sold at select grocers and Whole Foods nationwide.

March 22, 2011

Hain Celestial is boosting its market presence with the introduction of more than 50 new and improved products.

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Hain Celestial is boosting its market presence with the introduction of more than 50 new and improved products.

The company has expanded its baking brand, Arrowhead Mills, to include an organic sprouted wheat flour and gluten-free baking mixes to address those who suffer from celiac disease. The products also feature update packaging.

February 23, 2011

Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels has introduced a new soft pretzel for gluten-free consumers.

CHICAGO — Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels has introduced a new soft pretzel for gluten-free consumers.

Kim & Scott's gluten-free soft pretzels, which can be found in the frozen food aisle of Whole Foods and other retailers this spring, boast a blend of five "ancient grains," the company said, including sorghum flour, millet flour, quinoa flour, amaranth flour and teff flour.

In addition to the gluten-free product, Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels tout more than 12 varieties.

February 9, 2011

A creamy, no-stir sunflower butter that is free of peanuts, tree nuts and gluten will be introduced nationally this month by Red River Commodities.

FARGO, N.D. — A creamy, no-stir sunflower butter that is free of peanuts, tree nuts and gluten will be introduced nationally this month by Red River Commodities.

The company said it has expanded the SunButter line of products with its no-stir creamy butter that offers a distinctive robust sunflower seed flavor, but also features creamy texture akin to peanut butter, providing consumers with certain allergies the chance to enjoy a tasty treat without sacrificing their health.

December 17, 2010

A certified gluten-free crackers brand has gained retail distribution in Walmart Supercenter stores.

LOVES PARK, Ill. — A certified gluten-free crackers brand has gained retail distribution in Walmart Supercenter stores.

Crunchmaster's original flavor multigrain crisps now are available in 4.5-oz. boxes for a suggested retail price of $2.48. The oven-baked, 100% whole grain crisps are made with a blend of California brown rice and four seeds: sesame, quinoa, flax and amaranth.

November 21, 2010

Krunchers! is recalling 18 cases of Jays potato chips, which were produced in the company's...

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. Krunchers! is recalling 18 cases of Jays potato chips, which were produced in the company's Jeffersonville, Ind., plant.

The cases, which were distributed throughout the Midwest in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, were recalled because of an undeclared milk allergen. The product can be identified by a code in the upper right corner of the bag reading: JAN16CA542011. Each of the 18 cases of affected product contains 10 12-oz. bags that are priced at $3.99.

November 16, 2010

Shortly after announcing a partnership with Walgreens, Genesis Today said it would bring its superfruit...

AUSTIN, Texas — Shortly after announcing a partnership with Walgreens, Genesis Today said it would bring its superfruit juices line to Walmart.

Beginning this month, the company will be extending its exclusive line of superfruit juice offerings with four new products that include first-to-market superfruit teas, omega-enriched orange juice and a lower-calorie acai juice.

October 17, 2010

Genesis Today is rolling out a new line of superfruit juices, developed in partnership with...

AUSTIN, Texas Genesis Today is rolling out a new line of superfruit juices, developed in partnership with Walgreens.

Genesis Today's Boost line of juices are nutrient-rich and are available in acai berry and pomegranate berry with resveratrol, and will be available at Walgreens stores nationwide.

August 24, 2010

Bazi International, formerly known as XELR8 Holdings, on Tuesday announced the official launch of its...

DENVER Bazi International, formerly known as XELR8 Holdings, on Tuesday announced the official launch of its Bazi energy shot.

"Unlike other energy shots that overload the body with excessive caffeine, sugar, B vitamins, taurine and other artificial stimulants, Bazi combines nature's finest ingredients for increased energy and better performance," stated Kevin Sherman, the company's president and CEO.