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March 26, 2014

Zarbee's Naturals launched Seasonal Relief with Ze339, an extract from Butterbur that helps relieve congestion, the company reported.

SALT LAKE CITY — Zarbee's Naturals on Tuesday launched Seasonal Relief with Ze339, an extract from Butterbur that helps relieve congestion, the company reported. 

March 7, 2014

A study published online Friday shows that the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA — commonly found in fatty fish and fish oil supplements — are as effective, if not more effective, in lowering blood pressure as some of the commonly recommended lifestyle changes like increasing physical activity and restricting alcohol and sodium intake.

SALT LAKE CITY — A study published online Friday shows that the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA — commonly found in fatty fish and fish oil supplements — are as effective, if not more effective, in lowering blood pressure as some of the commonly recommended lifestyle changes like increasing physical activity and restricting alcohol and sodium intake. The findings, released by the American Journal of Hypertension, are good news, especially for those with elevated blood pressure.

December 18, 2013

Sibu Beauty, a skin care and supplement line made from the sea buckthorn berry, announced the Sibu Seven Omega 7 Pure Line. The product boasts the most potent, natural form of omega-7 (palmitoleic acid), the company said.

SALT LAKE CITY — Sibu Beauty, a skin care and supplement line made from the sea buckthorn berry, announced the Sibu Seven Omega 7 Pure Line. The product boasts the most potent, natural form of omega-7 (palmitoleic acid), the company said.

October 28, 2013

Experticity has announced the findings of its first ever “Retail Buying Experience” survey, which uncovers a striking expertise gap among sales associates in five retail areas: health and nutrition, prestige beauty, outdoor, sporting goods and hunting or fishing.

SALT LAKE CITY — Experticity has announced the findings of its first ever “Retail Buying Experience” survey, which uncovers a striking expertise gap among sales associates in five retail areas: health and nutrition, prestige beauty, outdoor, sporting goods and hunting or fishing.

October 21, 2013

Park City Group on Monday announced Gary Rocheleau has joined the company as a senior adviser.

SALT LAKE CITY — Park City Group on Monday announced Gary Rocheleau has joined the company as a senior adviser. A retail industry veteran with more than 40 years of experience, Rocheleau will be responsible for developing business solutions, consulting and expanding efforts in the retail channel. 

August 27, 2013

Zarbee's Naturals on Tuesday announced that Neil Grimmer, co-founder and CEO of Plum Organics, was appointed to the company's board of directors.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Zarbee's Naturals on Tuesday announced that Neil Grimmer, co-founder and CEO of Plum Organics, was appointed to the company's board of directors.

“Neil is a mastermind when it comes to developing ideas, products and brands, and we are thrilled that he is joining Zarbee's board of directors,” stated Zak Zarbock, founder of Zarbee's Naturals.

August 1, 2013

Blueberries. Açai berries. Tea and coffee. Tomatoes. Nuts. All of these food and beverages are rich in healthy antioxidants, and a slew of advertisements and articles tout them as such. The only problem is that most Americans don't know what antioxidants or their health benefits are, according to a new study.

SALT LAKE CITY — Blueberries. Açai berries. Tea and coffee. Tomatoes. Nuts. All of these food and beverages are rich in healthy antioxidants, and a slew of advertisements and articles tout them as such. The only problem is that most Americans don't know what antioxidants or their health benefits are, according to a new study.

April 22, 2013

Usana Health Sciences has announced a new prenatal nutrition product to its existing product line, the company said.

SALT LAKE CITY — Usana Health Sciences has announced a new prenatal nutrition product to its existing product line, the company said.

BabyCare Prenatal Essentials includes Usana's Prenatal Mega Antioxidant vitamin supplement and Prenatal Chelated Mineral supplement with added iron.

April 15, 2013

The University of Utah's College of Pharmacy has opened a new research organization designed to encourage collaboration and interaction, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — The University of Utah's College of Pharmacy has opened a new research organization designed to encourage collaboration and interaction, according to published reports.

The Salt Lake City-based Deseret News reported on the opening of the L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute, a 150,000-sq.-ft. facility that includes open lab space.

March 22, 2013

American Stores founder Sam Skaggs died of natural causes at his home Thursday, according to a report in the Salt Lake Tribune.

SALT LAKE CITY — American Stores founder Sam Skaggs died of natural causes at his home Thursday, according to a report in the Salt Lake Tribune. He was 89 years old. 

Retail pharmacy was the family business. Skaggs was the grandson of Safeway founder Marion Skaggs. And his father, Leonard Skaggs, operated PayLess Drug Stores since 1939. 

January 15, 2013

Zarbee's noted that more consumers have gravitated toward natural solutions over allopathic medicines, at least through the end of December, citing Nielsen scan data.

SALT LAKE CITY — Zarbee's on Tuesday noted that more consumers have gravitated toward natural solutions over allopathic medicines, at least through the end of December, citing Nielsen scan data. 

For the 12 weeks ended Dec. 31, supplemental immune system boosters and homeopathic cough and cold medicines were up 13%, Zarbee's reported. The trend is even more pronounced across children's remedies with allopathic medicines declining 15% in the 12 week period while sales of pediatric natural solutions were up 19%, and now make up more than 20% of the category. 

December 7, 2012

Play Beverages on Friday announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah has ruled in its favor and vacated its bankruptcy, freeing it to take legal actions to protect the product license granted for its Playboy Energy Drink.

SALT LAKE CITY — Play Beverages on Friday announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah has ruled in its favor and vacated its bankruptcy, freeing it to take legal actions to protect the product license granted for its Playboy Energy Drink.

The judge’s ruling takes Play Beverages out of an involuntary bankruptcy, enabling it to continue its action in state courts against Playboy Enterprises and others to protect its license to produce and sell Playboy Energy Drink.

September 19, 2012

Schiff is in the process of launching its latest Move Free joint supplement — Move Free One — which combines hyaluronic acid and astaxanthin with krill oil, the source of omega-3 for its Mega Red brand.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Schiff is in the process of launching its latest Move Free joint supplement — Move Free One — which combines hyaluronic acid and astaxanthin with krill oil, the source of omega-3 for its Mega Red brand.

September 18, 2012

Dietary supplement manufacturer Schiff Nutrition International posted a net sales increase of 46% to $85.1 million for its first quarter ended Aug. 31, the company reported Tuesday.

 SALT LAKE CITY — Dietary supplement manufacturer Schiff Nutrition International posted a net sales increase of 46% to $85.1 million for its first quarter ended Aug. 31, the company reported Tuesday. 

September 4, 2012

Zarbee's has boosted its portfolio of all-natural cough products to include an extra-strength line.

SALT LAKE CITY — Zarbee's has boosted its portfolio of all-natural cough products to include an extra-strength line.

Designed for those ages 12 years and older, the over-the-counter extra-strength all-natural cough products will supplement the existing line of Zarbee's original cough products, which currently are available for children ages 12 months and older. The new extra-strength products are specially formulated at a higher strength and dose than the original children's product, Zarbee's said.

August 22, 2012

A company that manufactures a line of natural, drug-free cough products is donating more than 20,000 bottles to children in developing countries.

SALT LAKE CITY — A company that manufactures a line of natural, drug-free cough products is donating more than 20,000 bottles to children in developing countries.

Zarbee's said Wednesday it would donate 22,872 bottles of cough products to K.I.D.S.: A Global Children's Charity, which will distribute them to underserved children in distressed areas of Guatemala and North Korea.

The company's products are made from a blend of vitamins and antioxidant-rich dark honeys, which it says calm coughs and sooth sore throats in young children.

May 30, 2012

Schiff Nutrition International is scheduled to change its NYSE ticker symbol and, effective June 11, the stock will begin trading under the symbol SHF.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition International is scheduled to change its NYSE ticker symbol and, effective June 11, the stock will begin trading under the symbol SHF.

“We are focused on building premium brands and leading innovation in heart health, joint care, immune support, digestive health and other key nutritional supplement conditions," Schiff CEO Tarang Amin said. "We are excited to begin trading under a new ticker symbol NYSE: SHF that more closely reflects our company name.”

April 2, 2012

A leading provider of immune support products has become part of Schiff Nutrition.

SALT LAKE CITY — A leading provider of immune support products has become part of Schiff Nutrition.

Schiff announced that it acquired Friday the Airborne brand GF Capital Private Equity Fund LP in an all-cash transaction valued at $150 million, subject to certain adjustments. The company said the acquisition positions Schiff as a leader in the immune support segment.

March 23, 2012

Schiff has realized some sales success reducing its reliance on promotion across the joint health category — a category that has been defined by the prevalence of buy-one, get-one deals over the past few years — the company told analysts Thursday in a discussion on fiscal 2012 third-quarter results.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff has realized some sales success reducing its reliance on promotion across the joint health category — a category that has been defined by the prevalence of buy-one, get-one deals over the past few years — the company told analysts Thursday in a discussion on fiscal 2012 third-quarter results.

January 4, 2012

According to a survey released by Identigene last week, more than half of adults with paternity questions have resolved to address their question in 2012. Men with paternity questions are twice as likely (51%) than women (25%) to address paternity in 2012.

SALT LAKE CITY — According to a survey released by Identigene last week, more than half of adults with paternity questions have resolved to address their question in 2012. Men with paternity questions are twice as likely (51%) than women (25%) to address paternity in 2012.

Overall, as many as 11% of adults have reported they have personally been in a situation where a paternity test was appropriate; and nearly 1-in-5 (18%) said that they or a close friend or family member have questioned paternity.

December 14, 2011

Orabrush has announced the availability of the Orabrush Tongue Foam powered by Orazyme, an enzyme-infused foam that works with the company’s tongue cleaner to help eliminate bad breath.

SALT LAKE CITY — Orabrush — an oral care company that launched in 2009 with one of the most successful Internet-based advertising campaigns ever and now is available in more than 16,000 retail stores nationwide — has announced the availability of the Orabrush Tongue Foam powered by Orazyme, an enzyme-infused foam that works with the company’s tongue cleaner to help eliminate bad breath.

December 1, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Thursday named three new members to its recently established scientific advisory board: Dale Bredesen, Michael Fischbach and Charles Serhan.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition on Thursday named three new members to its recently established scientific advisory board: Dale Bredesen, Michael Fischbach and Charles Serhan.

November 30, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Tuesday appointed Brian Swette to its board of directors.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition on Tuesday appointed Brian Swette to its board of directors.

“Brian’s combination of consumer marketing, e-commerce and business operations experience will be valuable assets to Schiff as we pursue our growth strategy, especially our plan to build premium brands,” Schiff Nutrition president and CEO Tarang Amin said.

October 5, 2011

Schiff Nutrition International on Wednesday named Shane Durkee SVP research and development.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition International on Wednesday named Shane Durkee SVP research and development.

“We welcome Shane and believe his proven track record in driving nutritional supplements innovation will contribute significantly to accelerating our new product program and organic growth," Schiff president and CEO Tarang Amin said.

October 5, 2011

Zarbee's on Wednesday announced the launch of Zarbee's Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink, an over-the-counter nighttime cough remedy.

SALT LAKE CITY — Zarbee's on Wednesday announced the launch of Zarbee's Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink, an over-the-counter nighttime cough remedy.

Zarbee's Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink is made from antioxidant-rich buckwheat honey, which recent clinical studies have shown is more effective at relieving coughs associated with colds and upper respiratory illnesses than dextromethorphan or diphenhydramine, the company claimed.