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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 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.

October 25, 2012

Leosons Overseas on Tuesday announced the acquisition of the brands N’Ice and Fiberall from Insight Pharmaceuticals. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ALBANY — Leosons Overseas on Tuesday announced the acquisition of the brands N’Ice and Fiberall from Insight Pharmaceuticals. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

"We are proud of our growth and success of these brands, and we feel that this acquisition will further our mission to deliver the best U.S.-made products globally," said John Ohanian, general manager and president of Leosons. "The acquisition … will broaden our existing sales and distribution reach, as well as bring scale to our business.” 

October 19, 2012

British researchers have concluded that a Swiss echinacea extract is both safe and effective in helping to prevent symptoms of the common cold, according to a study published in American Botanical Council's peer-reviewed journal HerbalGram.

AUSTIN, Texas — British researchers have concluded that a Swiss echinacea extract is both safe and effective in helping to prevent symptoms of the common cold, according to a study published in American Botanical Council's peer-reviewed journal HerbalGram

July 31, 2012

Tom’s of Maine, a maker of natural personal care products, has announced the return of its Propolis & Myrrh Gingermint baking soda toothpaste.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Tom’s of Maine, a maker of natural personal care products, has announced the return of its Propolis & Myrrh Gingermint baking soda toothpaste.

May 30, 2012

Burt’s Bees has enhanced its Lip Shimmer with antioxidant-rich fruit seed oils and moisturizing shea butter, and also has updated the shade range.

NEW YORK — Burt’s Bees has enhanced its Lip Shimmer with antioxidant-rich fruit seed oils and moisturizing shea butter, and also has updated the shade range.

The 100% natural formula still features the signature cool burst of peppermint oil. The shade range has been updated in keeping with color trends and includes three new shades: cherry, plum and strawberry. The full range includes 12 shades: radiance, champagne, peony, caramel, guava, strawberry, watermelon, rhubarb, cherry, fig, raisin and plum.

May 16, 2012

Coca-Cola’s Honest Tea brand began the rollout of its Not Too Sweet Tea, a traditional sweet tea with 40% less sugar and calories than the leading sweet teas.

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola’s Honest Tea brand began the rollout of its Not Too Sweet Tea, a traditional sweet tea with 40% less sugar and calories than the leading sweet teas. The new addition to Honest Tea’s lineup is brewed with organic black tea leaves and is sweetened with “just a tad” (25 g) of organic cane sugar and organic stevia. Each 16.9-fl.-oz. bottle contains 100 calories, compared with leading brands of sweet tea, which contain an average of 43 g of sugar and 174 calories per 16.9-fl.-oz. bottle.

May 8, 2012

Pet Research on Tuesday announced the launch of Wag Lifetime Joint Care, a complete joint health supplement for dogs that addresses every aspect of canine structural vitality — joints, bones, tendons and ligaments.

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. — Pet Research on Tuesday announced the launch of Wag Lifetime Joint Care, a complete joint health supplement for dogs that addresses every aspect of canine structural vitality — joints, bones, tendons and ligaments.

March 21, 2012

The Hain Celestial Group, a maker of natural personal care products, announced the debut of more than 20 new personal care products at the Natural Products Expo West earlier this month, as well as more than 90 product reformulations to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients.

MELVILLE, N.Y. — The Hain Celestial Group, a maker of natural personal care products, announced the debut of more than 20 new personal care products at the Natural Products Expo West earlier this month, as well as more than 90 product reformulations to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients.

March 15, 2012

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel brand has announced the launch of three new products formulated with all-natural witch hazel extract for those with sensitive skin.

NEW YORK — Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel brand has announced the launch of three new products formulated with all-natural witch hazel extract for those with sensitive skin.

Dickinson’s skin care line is formulated with 100% natural witch hazel to remove excess oil and impurities without stripping skin of essential moisture. The new gentle skin cleanser, foaming facial wash and oil controlling astringent will be available for purchase at Walgreens in April 2012.

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.

November 8, 2011

Stiefel, a GlaxoSmithKline company, has expanded its Revaleskin portfolio with the new Revaleskin HydraLift Complex.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Stiefel, a GlaxoSmithKline company, has expanded its Revaleskin portfolio with the new Revaleskin HydraLift Complex.

Made with CoffeeBerry whole fruit extract, the anti-aging treatment is designed to provide polyphenol antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients to protect against oxidative damage, the primary contributor to premature aging.

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.

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 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.

July 7, 2011

Positioned as the first all-natural line made with certified organic hemp seed oil is the North American Hemp line of personal products. The collection includes bath, body and hair care products all made with certified organic hemp seed oil. According to the manufacturer, hemp has excellent healing and moisturizing properties, and hemp seed oil in hair care products provides rich omega-3, -6, and -9 essential fatty acids.

Positioned as the first all-natural line made with certified organic hemp seed oil is the North American Hemp line of personal products. The collection includes bath, body and hair care products all made with certified organic hemp seed oil. According to the manufacturer, hemp has excellent healing and moisturizing properties, and hemp seed oil in hair care products provides rich omega-3, -6, and -9 essential fatty acids. Hemp seed oil also benefits skin.

June 15, 2011

A new kind of organic tea is coming to grocery stores.

SPARKS, Nev. — A new kind of organic tea is coming to grocery stores.

Davidson's is introducing tulsi teas, which are derived from tulsi basil grown in India. Every ingredient in Davidson's tulsi teas is 100% botanical and certified organic, the company said. The teas are available in six flavors, including signature blend, pure leaves, rooibos chai, spicy green, hibiscus flower and chamomile.

June 2, 2011

Sunflower Farmers Market, a chain of 33 grocery outlets, now is carrying an array of TCCD International's Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal products.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Sunflower Farmers Market, a chain of 33 grocery outlets, now is carrying an array of TCCD International's Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal products.

Sunflower Farmers Market customers can find 10 Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal products in stores, including roll-ons, spray mists and crystal sticks. The natural and organic retailer is offering Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal products at discount prices throughout this month.

May 23, 2011

Spice consumption is at an all-time high as consumers’ changing palates are craving more flavor. During the 1950s, Americans stocked less than 10 spices in their pantries. Today, the average American’s pantry includes up to 40 different and diverse spices, according to research from McCormick & Co.


Spice consumption is at an all-time high as consumers’ changing palates are craving more flavor. During the 1950s, Americans stocked less than 10 spices in their pantries. Today, the average American’s pantry includes up to 40 different and diverse spices, according to research from McCormick & Co.


May 17, 2011

Procter & Gamble's Charmin Sensitive was voted the best new bathroom tissue of 2011 in a study conducted by BrandSpark International and published in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine's third annual Best New Products awards issue.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble's Charmin Sensitive was voted the best new bathroom tissue of 2011 in a study conducted by BrandSpark International and published in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine's third annual Best New Products Awards issue.

The third annual Best New Products Awards are part of the magazine's June issue. Charmin Sensitive will be featured among the 42 winning consumer products in the categories of health and beauty, food and household care.

May 3, 2011

Honest Tea is adding another zero-calorie beverage to its lineup.

BETHESDA, Md. — Honest Tea is adding another zero-calorie beverage to its lineup.

New zero-calorie, USDA-certified organic, caffeine-free classic lemonade is the first zero-calorie Honest Ade naturally sweetened with organic stevia, the company said. The new variety is the brand's second zero-calorie offering.

April 25, 2011

Take a bite out of clutter
Photogator has released an alternative to the clips, tape and pushpins essential in any office or home. The Photogator is an oval plastic stand with three curved slots that holds photo cards, recipe cards, photos and even retail signage.
Price: $6 (3-pack), $15 (10-pack)
PhotogatorStand.com

April 13, 2011

A new collection of gardening kits for kids has entered the market.

CLEVELAND — A new collection of gardening kits for kids has entered the market.

Eco Plant Pals are available 18 different styles, including such plants as aloe vera, cactus and more, and feature their own trading card, decal and planters made from corn-based plastic, which are biodegradable and renewable.

Eco Plant Pals currently are available for $2.99 each at 5 Below stores and online at DuneCraft.com.

March 25, 2011

Aloe Cadabra has gained retail distribution at H-E-B.

VENTURA, Calif. — Aloe Cadabra has gained retail distribution at H-E-B.

The brand, which is touted as the first all-natural personal lubricant made with 95% certified organic aloe vera, also is available at Albertsons and The Vitamin Shoppe, the company said.

Aloe Cadabra is an all-natural line completely free of parabens, glycerin and harmful petroleum products. The line consists of three varieties made with aloe and vitamin E oil, along with such aromatic essential oils as Tahitian vanilla and French lavender, the company added.

March 14, 2011

New Chapter last week introduced a slew of new products at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., including three fish oil supplements and two multivitamins.

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — New Chapter last week introduced a slew of new products at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., including three fish oil supplements and two multivitamins.

New Chapter developed the Wholemega line sourcing wild Alaskan salmon oil and using a cold-pressed proprietary extra-virgin process, similar to that of fine olive oil, to preserve the whole omegas, natural antioxidants and vitamin D3.