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November 2, 2011

Marley Coffee has launched 8-oz. bags of its gourmet ground coffee that will hit retail this season.

LOS ANGELES — Marley Coffee has launched 8-oz. bags of its gourmet ground coffee that will hit retail this season.

The lineup of Marley Coffee includes Mystic Morning, Lively Up espresso blend, One Love single origin Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Simmer Down (organic Swiss Water decaf), Buffalo Soldier and the Get Up Stand Up breakfast blend.

The Marley Coffee line will be certified organic and retail for $9.99 per 8-oz. bag.

November 2, 2011

Procter & Gamble announced that the completion of its deal to sell the Pringles brand to Diamond Foods has been pushed back to June 2012.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble announced that the completion of its deal to sell the Pringles brand to Diamond Foods has been pushed back to June 2012.

The transaction, which initially was expected to close this December, was delayed "to allow Diamond Foods to complete an accounting investigation." P&G said it remains committed to the transaction and noted that the timing of the deal would not affect P&G's planned restructuring.

The deal, announced in April, is valued at $2.35 billion.

November 2, 2011

It's official. Pfizer will be exploring a potential switch of its blockbuster lipid-lowering drug Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium).

NEW YORK — It's official. Pfizer will be exploring a potential switch of its blockbuster lipid-lowering drug Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium).

November 2, 2011

There has been a sharp increase in sales of pseudoephedrine products just outside St. Charles County, Mo., which implemented a prescription requirement on the sale of PSE beginning Aug. 30, according to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published Monday.

ST. LOUIS — There has been a sharp increase in sales of pseudoephedrine products just outside St. Charles County, Mo., which implemented a prescription requirement on the sale of PSE beginning Aug. 30, according to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published Monday that cited data from Det. Sgt. Jason Grellner, past president of the Missouri Narcotics Officers Association.

According to that data, sales of PSE products were up 81% in September versus August in Bridgeton, Mo., and increases in Maryland Heights and Chesterfield were 59% and 51%, respectively.

November 2, 2011

Abbott last week officially announced the launch of Glucerna Hunger Smart nutrition shakes, pictured here at a central Pennsylvania Wegmans, that specifically targets patients living with diabetes.

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Abbott last week officially announced the launch of Glucerna Hunger Smart nutrition shakes, pictured here at a central Pennsylvania Wegmans, that specifically targets patients living with diabetes. It's a testament to the opportunity in serving up products that will appeal to as many as one-third of the population, which happens to be the number of Americans who will be diagnosed with diabetes if current trends continue.

 

November 2, 2011

Starbucks has launched its K-Cup portion packs at major food, drug, mass, club, specialty and department store retailers nationwide.

SEATTLE — Starbucks has launched its K-Cup portion packs at major food, drug, mass, club, specialty and department store retailers nationwide.

Starbucks coffee K-Cup portion packs are available in Starbucks' most popular coffee varieties, including: Breakfast Blend, Pike Place roast, house blend, Sumatra and French roast. In addition, two selections of Tazo tea also are be available, including Tazo tea Awake and Tazo tea Zen.

November 2, 2011

Wellpartner, a provider of pharmacy distribution services, on Monday announced that the company will fulfill over-the-counter prescription orders placed by FSAStore.com customers.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Wellpartner, a provider of pharmacy distribution services, on Monday announced that the company will fulfill over-the-counter prescription orders placed by FSAStore.com customers.

November 2, 2011

Yankee Candle has introduced a limited-edition collection that includes six new fragrances.

SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. — Yankee Candle has introduced a limited-edition collection that includes six new fragrances.

Inspired by the song “My Favorite Things,” the new collection includes Rain Drops On Roses, Bright Copper Kettles, Warm Woolen Mittens, Crisp Apple Strudel, Moon On Their Wings and Blue Satin Sashes.

The My Favorite Things line is available in large classic jar candles, small tumbler candles and a storybook-like box that includes 12 samplers votive candles, two of each fragrance. The new collection is available at retailers nationwide.

November 1, 2011

Armour is offering pepperoni fans a product that contains lower sodium.

LISLE, Ill. — Armour is offering pepperoni fans a product that contains lower sodium.

Armour said it has launched its lower-sodium pepperoni as "an alternative for people with healthier lifestyles while giving them the great taste of pepperoni they love."

Armour lower-sodium pepperoni is available in 5-oz. resealable packages at such retailers as Walmart and Meijer.

November 1, 2011

Health Mart on Tuesday officially unveiled its Health Mart brand, a new line of private-label, over-the-counter products that will help place the Health Mart banner in America's medicine cabinets.

SAN FRANCISCO — Health Mart on Tuesday officially unveiled its Health Mart brand, a new line of private-label, over-the-counter products that will help place the Health Mart banner in America's medicine cabinets.

The Health Mart private label will launch with diabetes products to coincide with National Diabetes Month.

November 1, 2011

Hope Paige Medical has introduced a new line of short message, service-enabled medical jewelry that is designed to quickly provide patients' medical information via text message.

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Hope Paige Medical has introduced a new line of short message, service-enabled medical jewelry that is designed to quickly provide patients' medical information via text message.

November 1, 2011

Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm, on Tuesday announced that it has partnered with management to acquire Implus, a leader in the footwear, outdoor and fitness accessories markets.

NEW YORK — Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm, on Tuesday announced that it has partnered with management to acquire Implus, a leader in the footwear, outdoor and fitness accessories markets. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

November 1, 2011

The Lily.B Skincare line has landed a second pilot launch in 20 Costco stores around the nation, the beauty company has announced.

PHOENIX — The Lily.B Skincare line has landed a second pilot launch in 20 Costco stores around the nation, the beauty company has announced.

In keeping with the Lily.B philosophy to “bring beauty to all the lives we touch,” Bishop is partnering with Toys for Tots and will donate $1 of every eye cream sold in Costco stores.

In addition, Lily.B was selected last week to be featured in the exclusive Country Music Awards' talent lounge. Founder Liz Bishop will be in Nashville, Tenn., for the CMA Awards from Nov. 7 to 9.

November 1, 2011

Expect to see the pet products industry grow more than 30% over the next five years, a new Mintel report released this week suggested.

CHICAGO — Expect to see the pet products industry grow more than 30% over the next five years, a new Mintel report released this week suggested.

November 1, 2011

Pharmavite on Monday broke ground on the company’s new manufacturing and packaging facility in Opelika, Ala.

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Pharmavite on Monday broke ground on the company’s new manufacturing and packaging facility in Opelika, Ala. Representatives from Pharmavite were joined by Alabama governor Robert Bentley, Alabama speaker Mike Hubbard, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers and local community and business leaders.

November 1, 2011

Mark Feldstein & Associates has launched a new gardening tool that can be used to aid the growth of indoor and outdoor potted plants.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Mark Feldstein & Associates has launched a new gardening tool that can be used to aid the growth of indoor and outdoor potted plants.

The Plant Pal singing bird moisture meter is a 6-in. moisture-sensing probe that measures moisture at a plant's root level to help prevent under- or over-watering, MFA said. The Plant Pal features a polyresin songbird that houses an electronic sensor, which helps monitor moisture levels, and will softly chirp its own authentic bird song when the soil is too dry, MFA said.

November 1, 2011

ProPhase Labs on Tuesday launched the Cold-Eeze oral spray, which is formulated with zinc gluconate to help reduce the severity and duration of the common cold.

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — ProPhase Labs on Tuesday launched the Cold-Eeze oral spray, which is formulated with zinc gluconate to help reduce the severity and duration of the common cold.

November 1, 2011

Scottish Spirits is introducing scotch in a 100% recyclable aluminum can.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Scottish Spirits is introducing scotch in a 100% recyclable aluminum can.

Available in both single-grain scotch and blended scotch, Scottish Spirits said the scotch is 80% proof and contains 40% alcohol by volume.

Scottish Spirits carries a suggested retail price of $5 for a single can.

November 1, 2011

Wat-aah! has debuted a new advertising campaign to underscore the national distribution of its namesake functional water product.

NEW YORK — Wat-aah! has debuted a new advertising campaign to underscore the national distribution of its namesake functional water product.

The new campaign launched nationwide on Tuesday and will include billboards, bus shelters, phone kiosk advertisements, magazine ads and posters, designed specifically to appear in stores and schools across the country that carry Wat-aah!.

November 1, 2011

YummyEarth has expanded its lineup of organic candy to include sour jelly beans.

LOS ANGELES and RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — YummyEarth has expanded its lineup of organic candy to include sour jelly beans.

New YumEarth Naturals sour beans are made with all-natural ingredients and do not contain artificial colors, flavors or such major allergens as gluten, nuts and dairy. The new candy is in line with the launch of the brand's latest flavor, Perfectly Peach.

YumEarth Naturals sour beans are available in 2.5-oz., 4-oz. and 7-oz. sizes for a suggested retail price of $2, $2.99 and $6.99, respectively.

October 31, 2011

Bubba Brands has introduced a stainless steel bottle designed to ensure temperature moderation for any beverage it holds.

SMYRNA, Ga. — Bubba Brands has introduced a stainless steel bottle designed to ensure temperature moderation for any beverage it holds.

The new Hero bottle is BPA-free and features dual wall vacuum insulation, Bubba Brands said, allowing hot contents to stay warm for up to 6 hours, while cold contents can stay cool for up to 12 hours. The bottle is available in classic black, classic plum and classic navy colors.

Hero bottles are available at retailers nationwide, including Kmart, Target and Walmart stores.

October 31, 2011

Empowered Products on Friday reported that its Pink Elevate for Women product launch has been well received by retail and wholesale customers throughout the company's global sales reach of more than 30 countries.

LAS VEGAS — Empowered Products on Friday reported that its Pink Elevate for Women product launch has been well received by retail and wholesale customers throughout the company's global sales reach of more than 30 countries.

According to Empowered Products, the global market for sexual wellness products is growing exponentially as consumer trends continue to drive demand for new and unique formulas that foster self-directed sensual well-being.

October 31, 2011

Batter Up is introducing to retail the Ready. Set. Cupcake! by the Piping Gourmets line of frozen cake batters and buttercream frostings.

MIAMI — Batter Up is introducing to retail the Ready. Set. Cupcake! by the Piping Gourmets line of frozen cake batters and buttercream frostings.

The line, which initially will debut at Whole Foods stores in Florida, includes oven-ready cake batters and ready-to-frost buttercreams that are frozen to maintain freshness without artificial preservatives, and are packaged in a professional pastry bag, Batter Up said.

Ready. Set. Cupcake! is available in chocolate and vanilla flavors.

October 31, 2011

Procter & Gamble on Monday announced its third year of being an official sponsor of the National Football League in support of its Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Prilosec OTC and Vicks brands.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Monday announced its third year of being an official sponsor of the National Football League in support of its Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Prilosec OTC and Vicks brands.

October 31, 2011

Performance Health this summer expanded its Perform product family with the introduction of Perform Pain Relieving Singles.

AKRON, Ohio — Performance Health this summer expanded its Perform product family with the introduction of Perform Pain Relieving Singles. The single-use format provides the benefits of cold therapy in an innovative, no-touch, no-mess package that’s small enough to fit in a pocket.