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February 25, 2013

Americans love to snack, but they don't always have to settle for treats sacrificing good taste for healthier ingredients. Sunsweet — a leading brand of dried plums, specialty dried fruits and fruit juices — bolsters that advice with its newest offerings: Amazin' Berry Blend and Amazin' Cranberries.

YUBA CITY, Calif — Americans love to snack, but they don't always have to settle for treats sacrificing good taste for healthier ingredients. Sunsweet — a leading brand of dried plums, specialty dried fruits and fruit juices — bolsters that advice with its newest offerings: Amazin' Berry Blend and Amazin' Cranberries.

Both new blends include Plum Amazin's diced plums, which studies have shown can help fight osteoporosis by preventing bone mineral loss and contain potassium, copper, boron and vitamin K.

January 28, 2013

ThinkThin last week launched its ThinkThin Divine nutritional bar featuring chocolate and coconut.

LOS ANGELES — ThinkThin last week launched its ThinkThin Divine nutritional bar featuring chocolate and coconut. 

 "ThinkThin Divine redefines the nutrition bar category," suggested Lizanne Falsetto, CEO ThinkThin. "With ThinkThin nutrition bars, it's never a choice between meeting your health needs and satisfying your sweet tooth. The new Divine line proves that natural, better-for-you ingredients can actually taste good — allowing chocolate-lovers to manage nutrition in a surprisingly delicious way."

January 15, 2013

Vasinee Food, the leading importer of Foco 100% Pure coconut water in the United States, is now introducing Foco in five tropical fruit flavors: pineapple, mango, pomegranate, pink guava and lychee.

NEW YORK — Vasinee Food, the leading importer of Foco 100% Pure coconut water in the United States, is now introducing Foco in five tropical fruit flavors: pineapple, mango, pomegranate, pink guava and lychee.

Foco 100% Pure coconut water has received excellent reviews for its sweet, pure, refreshing taste. With the addition of these all-natural, tropical flavor splashes, the brand now offers consumers more ways to "Go loco for Foco," as its new advertising slogan suggests.

November 15, 2012

The head of Lupin Pharmaceuticals has received an award from accounting firm Ernst & Young.

BALTIMORE — The head of Lupin Pharmaceuticals has received an award from accounting firm Ernst & Young.

Ernst & Young announced Thursday that it had named Lupin CEO Vinita Gupta the inaugural Ernst & Young U.S. 2012 Family Business Award of Excellence winner at its 2012 Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, Calif.

November 9, 2012

Novamex, producer and marketer for such Mexican brands as Jarritos premium Mexican soda, on Thursday announced that it has launched Alova — the first natural, sparkling aloe vera beverage.

EL PASO, TEXAS – Novamex, producer and marketer for such Mexican brands as Jarritos premium Mexican soda, on Thursday announced that it has launched Alova — the first natural, sparkling aloe vera beverage.

Alova will be available in three flavors: Cucumber/Mint, Mandarin Orange and Grapefruit. Each bottle contains 70-80 calories and all natural ingredients, real sugar, no preservatives and no artificial flavors.

August 13, 2012

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries will take Taro Pharmaceutical Industries private, under a merger agreement between the two companies announced Sunday.

MUMBAI, India — Sun Pharmaceutical Industries will take Taro Pharmaceutical Industries private, under a merger agreement between the two companies announced Sunday.

Sun, based in India, has sought to buy Israel-based Taro since 2007 and owns about 77.5% of the latter's shares.

After the merger is complete, Taro will become a privately held company and wholly owned subsidiary of Sun. Taro shareholders will receive $39.50 per share.

July 19, 2012

Israeli drug maker Taro Pharmaceutical Industries has rejected India-based Sun Pharmaceutical Industries' takeover bid, Taro said Thursday.

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Israeli drug maker Taro Pharmaceutical Industries has rejected India-based Sun Pharmaceutical Industries' takeover bid, Taro said Thursday.

Taro said its board of directors unanimously voted to reject a $24.50-per-share offer Sun made on Oct. 18, 2011. Taro began listing its shares on the New York Stock Exchange in March.

Sun has sought to buy Taro since 2007.


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June 28, 2012

Fiber One has introduced a cereal that touts fiber, crunchy nut clusters, real almond slices and whole grain flakes.

MINNEAPOLIS — Fiber One has introduced a cereal that touts fiber, crunchy nut clusters, real almond slices and whole grain flakes.

Fiber One nutty clusters and almonds cereal, now available at retailers nationwide, touts 180 calories per serving, as well as 43% of the recommended daily value of fiber in each serving.

March 22, 2012

Ethnic hair care brand Creme of Nature is introducing its new Perfect Edges with Argan Oil from Morocco, a shine-infusing hair gel that also strengthens hair.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Ethnic hair care brand Creme of Nature is introducing its new Perfect Edges with Argan Oil from Morocco, a shine-infusing hair gel that also strengthens hair.

The styling product — the company's latest addition to the Argan Oil line — works for all hair types, whether relaxed or natural, and infuses hydration and shine without leaving sticky residue.

Perfect Edges, which retails for $4.99, arrives at mass retailers and in beauty supply stores this spring.

March 20, 2012

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries will list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange, the Israel-based generic drug maker said Monday.

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Taro Pharmaceutical Industries will list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange, the Israel-based generic drug maker said Monday.

Starting Thursday, shares of Taro will trade on the exchange under the ticker symbol "TARO" and will concurrently cease to trade on the over-the-counter Pink Sheet markets.

March 6, 2012

SodaStream has launched a new line of flavors sweetened with an all-natural plant-based sweetener.

AIRPORT CITY, Israel — SodaStream has launched a new line of flavors sweetened with an all-natural plant-based sweetener.

SodaStream said its stevia-laden flavors initially will launch in Europe, with U.S. sales expected to begin this summer. The initial flavors, with less than five calories per serving, include pink grapefruit, peach-pear, orange, lemon-lime, cranberry-apple and others.

February 15, 2012

Graine de Vie is expanding its (seed) product portfolio with the February launch of its new (seed) body oils.

NEW YORK — Graine de Vie is expanding its (seed) product portfolio with the February launch of its new (seed) body oils.

The new body oils feature grape seed oil, apricot oil, sunflower oil, olive oil and coconut oil, which are combined with essential oil aromatherapy. The product is housed in a spray pump for easy use.

The body oils launch Feb. 27 and are available in relaxing and therapeutic healing blends. They are priced between $10 and $12 for a 4-oz. bottle with spray applicator.

January 17, 2012

A committee formed by Taro Pharmaceutical Industries in December is continuing to evaluate an acquisition offer by India-based Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Taro said.

HAIFA BAY, Israel — A committee formed by Taro Pharmaceutical Industries in December is continuing to evaluate an acquisition offer by India-based Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Taro said.

Sun is hoping to acquire Israel-based Taro for $24.50 per share.

The committee, comprising members of the company's board of directors, has brought on Citigroup Global Markets as its financial adviser and is receiving legal advice from Israeli legal firm Goldfarb Seligman & Co. and U.S. firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

December 6, 2011

Israel's Taro Pharmaceutical Industries has formed a special committee to review an offer by India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries for all of the issues of Taro that Sun doesn't already own, Taro said.

HAIFA BAY, Israel — Israel's Taro Pharmaceutical Industries has formed a special committee to review an offer by India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries for all of the shares of Taro that it doesn't already own, Taro said.

Sun offered Taro $24.50 per share on Oct. 18. Sun has sought to acquire Taro since 2008.

Taro reported a 14.2% increase in sales in second quarter 2011 over second quarter 2010, while profits increased by $19.3 million during the same period.

November 18, 2011

Multicultural hair care company, Ampro Industries, whose products are sold in mass market and beauty supply stores, has announced the development of its newest formula: Ampro Pro Styl Olive Oil styling gel.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Multicultural hair care company Ampro Industries, whose products are sold in mass market and beauty supply stores, has announced the development of its newest formula: Ampro Pro Styl Olive Oil styling gel.

Made with 100% Olive Oil, the Olive Oil styling gel is reportedly the most moisturizing gel Ampro has ever made. It is slated to hit stores in December.

November 11, 2011

Joulebody on Thursday announced the launch of its Jouledetox Bar, a vegan whole food bar, to complement the company's meal delivery offering with a retail component.

NEW YORK — Joulebody on Thursday announced the launch of its Jouledetox Bar, a vegan whole food bar, to complement the company's meal delivery offering with a retail component, beginning Dec. 1.

October 25, 2011

Dole has boosted its frozen fruit offerings.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — Dole has boosted its frozen fruit offerings.

Dole fruit smoothie shakers and Dole frozen fruit single-serve cups are designed to provide consumers with new ways to enjoy the great taste of fresh fruit right from the freezer, Dole said.

October 7, 2011

Kelapo has expanded its lineup of extra-virgin coconut oil products.

TAMPA, Fla. — Kelapo has expanded its lineup of extra-virgin coconut oil products.

New Kelapo pre-measured extra virgin coconut oil baking sticks can be found in the dairy aisle and are packaged to include two 4-oz. sticks. Each 4-oz. stick measures 1/2 cup, or 8 tablespoons — the same amount as a regular stick of butter.

October 7, 2011

Organix-South earlier this week launched TheraVeda Immune Support, an herbal blend of turmeric, neem and ginger, plus ashwagandha, guduchi and holy basil to support overall strength and stamina.

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. — Organix-South earlier this week launched TheraVeda Immune Support, an herbal blend of turmeric, neem and ginger, plus ashwagandha, guduchi and holy basil to support overall strength and stamina.

The TheraVeda line, which includes seven condition-specific formulas, was developed by Organix-South in partnership with Shrikrishna Phadke, Ayurvedic practitioner and teaching physician.

September 14, 2011

Graine de Vie has announced the launch of its new (seed) grape-seed-enriched shaving bar.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Graine de Vie has announced the launch of its new (seed) grape-seed-enriched shaving bar.

The 100%-natural shaving bar is made with grape seed oil and shea butter to seal in moisture and primrose seed oil for irritation-free shaving. It also has aloe to soothe and calm skin.

The bar is designed to lather into as much or little lather as you like, and is packaged in a recyclable carton made from at least 30% post-consumer paper.

The suggested retail price is $3.49.
 

September 7, 2011

Alba Botanica, a Hain Celestial Group brand, is launching in October its new and improved Alba Botanica Hawaiian Hair Care collection.

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Alba Botanica, a Hain Celestial Group brand, is launching in October its new and improved Alba Botanica Hawaiian Hair Care collection.

The shampoos and conditioners have been reformulated to address six specific hair concerns: dry, brittle, frizz, fly-aways, dull, limp locks and everything in between. The formulas are infused with such tropical ingredients as papaya, macadamia nut oil, jojoba, awapuhi and panthenol to hydrate, strengthen and protect tresses.

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.

August 12, 2011

New York City-based beauty retailer Ricky’s now is offering the Zinn Beauty Collection, a line of argan oil-based cosmetics imported from Morocco, the manufacturer has announced.

NEW YORK — New York City-based beauty retailer Ricky’s now is offering the Zinn Beauty Collection, a line of argan oil-based cosmetics imported from Morocco, the manufacturer has announced.

Argan oil has been used by Moroccan and European women for centuries to preserve healthy skin and hair, remaining relatively unknown in the United States until 2009, when variants of the oil made only for hair became a trend in the hair care industry.

Zinn Beauty retails for between $24.99 and $29.99.
 

August 10, 2011

Graine de Vie is expanding its portfolio of personal care products with its new (seed) Therapeutic Hand Scrub and a new Relaxing Lavender fragrance for its (seed) Healthy Hand Cream.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Graine de Vie is expanding its portfolio of personal care products with its new (seed) Therapeutic Hand Scrub and a new Relaxing Lavender fragrance for its (seed) Healthy Hand Cream.

The new hand scrub, launching Sept. 9 for $9.99, is an exfoliating hand wash made with 100%-natural seed exfoliants. To replenish and moisturize hands, the formula is infused with grape seed and safflower seed oils.

August 1, 2011

Jarrow Formulas recently launched the dietary supplement Pterostilbene in support of healthy aging.

LOS ANGELES — Jarrow Formulas recently launched the dietary supplement Pterostilbene in support of healthy aging.

Pterostilbene is found naturally in blueberries, grapes and the bark of the Indian kino tree (Pterocarpus marsupium), the company stated. Also called dimethylresveratrol, it is a member of the class of nutrients known as stilbenes, which also includes resveratrol. Jarrow noted that Pterostilbene has demonstrated positive results in such areas as cardiovascular and brain health.