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April 10, 2014

Recording artist Sara Evans is teaming up with the makers of Hidden Valley Original Ranch products for "Twist on Tonight" activity boxes, an initiative aimed at helping families find better ways to spend quality time together when evenings get hectic.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Recording artist Sara Evans is teaming up with the makers of Hidden Valley Original Ranch products for "Twist on Tonight" activity boxes, an initiative aimed at helping families find better ways to spend quality time together when evenings get hectic.

February 27, 2014

Nestlé has announced that its Edy's Outshine and Dreyer's Outshine brands will launch a line of frozen fruit and vegetable bars nationally.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Nestlé has announced that its Edy's Outshine and Dreyer's Outshine brands will launch a line of frozen fruit and vegetable bars nationally.

February 26, 2014

A study released Wednesday by Rhonda Patrick and Bruce Ames of Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute demonstrated the impact that vitamin D may have on social behavior associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

OAKLAND, Calif. — A study released Wednesday by Rhonda Patrick and Bruce Ames of Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute demonstrated the impact that vitamin D may have on social behavior associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

January 17, 2014

Supplement manufacturer SuperNutrition on Friday announced the beginning of its new contest via its Facebook page.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Supplement manufacturer SuperNutrition on Friday announced the beginning of its new contest via its Facebook page. Contestants who click the "like" button on SuperNutrition's Facebook page are asked to leave a comment on how they plan to stick to their New Year's resolution. 

January 6, 2014

Diabetic users of an online patient portfolio for medication refills improved their adherence to cholesterol-lowering medications and improved their cholesterol levels, according to a new study.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Diabetic users of an online patient portfolio for medication refills improved their adherence to cholesterol-lowering medications and improved their cholesterol levels, according to a new study.

August 22, 2013

Revolution Foods, a company founded and run by two moms, is introducing new Meal Kits, a product the company hopes will revolutionize the convenient meal category.

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July 30, 2013

Some patients with Type 2 diabetes taking drugs to lower blood sugar may experience a greater drop than is healthy for them even though their disease may not be under control, according to a new study.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Some patients with Type 2 diabetes taking drugs to lower blood sugar may experience a greater drop than is healthy for them even though their disease may not be under control, according to a new study.

April 18, 2013

Haagen-Dazs welcomed the newest member to its product family with seven flavors of gelato available nationwide.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Haagen-Dazs today welcomed the newest member to its product family with seven flavors of gelato available nationwide.

Stracciatella, Sea Salt Caramel, Dark Chocolate Chip, Limoncello, Black Cherry Amaretto, Vanilla Bean and Cappuccino will join the wide array of Haagen-Dazs products currently available in the frozen foods sections of grocers and supermarkets nationwide.

April 2, 2013

Dreyer's, part of Nestle USA, launched the new Outshine brand, which will include the Dreyer's Fruit Bars line as well as six new flavors launching in April under the Dreyer's Outshine name. The new flavors include two made with coconut water, the first coconut water-based frozen fruit bars on the market, according to the company.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Dreyer's, part of Nestle USA, launched today the new Outshine brand, which will include the Dreyer's Fruit Bars line, as well as six new flavors launching in April under the Dreyer's Outshine name. The new flavors include two made with coconut water, the first coconut water-based frozen fruit bars on the market, according to the company.

February 12, 2013

Häagen-Dazs is starting off the warmer months with the debut of ice cream's lighter, refreshing cousin, gelato.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Häagen-Dazs is starting off the warmer months with the debut of ice cream's lighter, refreshing cousin, gelato. Available nationwide in April, Häagen-Dazs gelato will be offered in seven Italian-inspired flavors: stracciatella, sea salt caramel, dark chocolate chip, vanilla bean, cappuccino, limoncello and black cherry amaretto.

February 1, 2013

Men taking long-acting medications for chronic pain are almost five times more likely to have low testosterone levels, according to a new study by Kaiser Permanente.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Men taking long-acting medications for chronic pain are almost five times more likely to have low testosterone levels, according to a new study by Kaiser Permanente.

The study, which the healthcare system called the first to show a significant difference in risk between short-acting and long-acting opioids, appeared in The Clinical Journal of Pain.

July 16, 2012

Clorox has introduced a line of cleaning products aimed at Hispanic consumers.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Clorox has introduced a line of cleaning products aimed at Hispanic consumers.

June 21, 2012

Nestle Drumstick has introduced new varieties to its lineup of treats.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Nestle Drumstick has introduced new varieties to its lineup of treats.

May 10, 2012

Scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute’s Nutrition and Metabolism Center have developed a low-calorie, fruit-based high-fiber vitamin and mineral nutrition bar called the CHORI-bar that improves biological indicators — the bar increased HDL cholesterol and glutathione but lowered homocysteine — linked to the risk of cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and associated decline in antioxidant defenses, the group reported Wednesday.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute’s Nutrition and Metabolism Center have developed a low-calorie, fruit-based high-fiber vitamin and mineral nutrition bar called the CHORI-bar that improves biological indicators — the bar increased HDL cholesterol and glutathione but lowered homocysteine — linked to the risk of cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and associated decline in antioxidant defenses, the group reported Wednesday.

April 19, 2012

Hidden Valley is updating the packaging on its salad dressing products to address gluten-sensitive and gluten-intolerant customers.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Hidden Valley is updating the packaging on its salad dressing products to address gluten-sensitive and gluten-intolerant customers.

The company said it now will include a "gluten-free" logo to bottles and dry packets of its Original Ranch dressing, as well as much of its Farmhouse Originals product line. Packages with the new logo are slated to appear on store shelves this summer.

April 12, 2012

Clorox has partnered with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses to launch a new healthcare resource for Hispanic families.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Clorox has partnered with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses to launch a new healthcare resource for Hispanic families.

Clorox and NAHN said the Hispanic Nurses Network consists of Spanish-speaking nurses in Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, who will act as healthcare advocates to share health information and educate Hispanics on how to keep their homes healthy through media interviews at local outlets and Q&A sessions at Facebook.com/CloroxLatino.

April 10, 2012

A new flavor has been introduced to a line of real fruit frozen snacks.

OAKLAND, Calif. — A new flavor has been introduced to a line of real fruit frozen snacks.

Dreyer's and Edy's announced that their fruit bars now include a mango flavor, which will be available nationwide this spring. In addition to the new flavor, a 12-count variety pack of tropical flavors, including coconut, orange and pineapple, also will launch at retail.

Mango fruit bars will carry a suggested retail price of $4.19. The 12-count tropical variety pack will carry a suggested retail price of $4.39.

January 23, 2012

Clorox has partnered with Spanish television network Vme in an effort to encourage germ prevention among Hispanic consumers.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Clorox has partnered with Spanish television network Vme in an effort to encourage germ prevention among Hispanic consumers.

November 2, 2011

Clorox has launched a new online community that invites visitors to share their most "bleachable moments" and receive real-time advice and solutions from Clorox's panel of cleaning and laundry experts.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Clorox has launched a new online community that invites visitors to share their most "bleachable moments" and receive real-time advice and solutions from Clorox's panel of cleaning and laundry experts.

October 7, 2011

Clorox announced that EVP and CFO Dan Heinrich, who has served as financial chief of the company since 2003, will retire Nov. 16.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Clorox announced that EVP and CFO Dan Heinrich, who has served as financial chief of the company since 2003, will retire Nov. 16.

In addition to his current role leading all aspects of the finance, business development and investor relations functions and corporate administrative services, during his career with Clorox, Heinrich also oversaw the corporate communications, risk management and IT functions. Heinrich, who joined the company in 2001 and controller, also is a member of the company's executive committee.

September 28, 2011

Glad has expanded its GladWare containers line with items ideal for lunch and snacks.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Glad has expanded its GladWare containers line with items ideal for lunch and snacks.

New Glad To Go lunch and snack containers, in 32-oz. and 24-oz. sizes, respectively, feature a small 1.5-oz. cup that snaps into the lid so you can carry single portions of salad dressing and sauces without worrying about spills or soggy foods, Glad said.

August 31, 2011

Retailer Whole Foods is continuing its foray into the health-and-wellness realm.

AUSTIN — Retailer Whole Foods is continuing its foray into the health-and-wellness realm.

July 21, 2011

Carex Health Brands has introduced a swivel cushion that is designed to help users get in and out of a vehicle or chair.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Carex Health Brands has introduced a swivel cushion that is designed to help users get in and out of a vehicle or chair.

The molded foam ring cushion is designed to provide pain relief for those with hemorrhoid or prostate-related discomfort, as well as prevent back strain.

Carex’s new swivel cushion is available online and at select retailers, independent pharmacies and drug stores for a suggested retail price of $24.99.

July 15, 2011

Clorox on Friday confirmed it has received an unsolicited conditional proposal from Icahn Enterprises to acquire the company for $76.50 per share, subject to due diligence, financing and other conditions.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Clorox on Friday confirmed it has received an unsolicited conditional proposal from Icahn Enterprises to acquire the company for $76.50 per share, subject to due diligence, financing and other conditions. Clorox said its board of directors, in consultation with its financial and legal advisers, will review the proposal in due course. 

Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan Securities are serving as financial advisers, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is legal adviser.

June 1, 2011

As the weather heats up, new one-of-a-kind creations from Haagen-Dazs have made their way to the frozen food aisle.

OAKLAND, Calif. — As the weather heats up, new one-of-a-kind creations from Haagen-Dazs have made their way to the frozen food aisle.

Haagen-Dazs' lineup includes new flavors of ice cream, sundae cones, frozen yogurt, sorbet and cups. The company said the new offerings were inspired by flavor experiences, such as a slice of holiday pie, a trip to India and more.

Haagen-Dazs' newest ice cream flavors, which include caramel apple pie, blueberry crumble, cranberry pumpkin spice, sweet chai latte and spiced peach crumble, retail for $4.69 per 14-oz. carton.