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April 17, 2014

EveryOne, a Small World Trading Co. brand, has expanded its portfolio with a new line of natural hair care products.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — EveryOne, a Small World Trading Co. brand, has expanded its portfolio with a new line of natural hair care products.

Available starting in spring, EveryOne Hair comes in three different sulfate-free formulations: Nourish, Volume and Balance. Quinoa protein + abyssinian oil are the foundation of the new hair shampoos and conditioners. Quinoa protein binds to hair, strengthening and locking in moisture, while abyssinian oil penetrates each strand with a natural, moisturizing shine that leaves no oily residue.

March 7, 2014

Hero Nutritionals on Thursday accepted the 2014 Taste for Life Essentials Award for its Slice of Life Sugar Free Multi+, a gummy vitamin and mineral supplement for adults.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Hero Nutritionals on Thursday accepted the 2014 Taste for Life Essentials Award for its Slice of Life Sugar Free Multi+, a gummy vitamin and mineral supplement for adults. Naturally sweetened from fruit, Slice of Life Sugar Free Multi+ gives consumers a gummy vitamin option for adults that is made without any sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners. 

February 12, 2014

EO Products, a maker of natural and organic personal care products, has announced that it will now operate under its original company name, Small World Trading Co.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — EO Products, a maker of natural and organic personal care products, has announced that it will now operate under its original company name, Small World Trading Co.
 
SWTC was founded in 1995 when it launched its first product line, EO. On the heels of the 2012 launch of the EveryOne line, the company has decided to rebrand to more specifically reflect a parent company to both of the product lines — EO and EveryOne brands, the company stated.
 

February 11, 2014

Stater Bros. has named Michael Reed as the company’s senior director of real estate.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. has named Michael Reed as the company’s senior director of real estate.

"We have great confidence that Michael will do an outstanding job of leading our real estate division," said chairman and CEO Jack H. Brown. "His management and real estate expertise will help Stater Bros. meet our present and future real estate needs."

November 27, 2013

U.S. retailers are approaching the holiday shopping season with prudence. According to a July 2013 survey, conducted by e-commerce technology provider Baynote, 38% of retailers project a year-over-year increase in online sales of just 11% to 20%.

SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. retailers are showing cautious optimism for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

November 26, 2013

Stater Bros. has promoted David Harris to EVP finance, the southern California supermarket chain said.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. has promoted David Harris to EVP finance, the southern California supermarket chain said.

Harris began working for the chain in 2009 as VP finance and was promoted to SVP finance in 2011. A year later, he was promoted to CFO and principal accounting officer. Before working for Stater Bros., he was a partner with Ernst & Young in Riverside and Irvine, both cities near San Bernardino, Calif., where Stater Bros. is headquartered.

November 26, 2013

The number of patients receiving prescriptions for statins is expected to increase modestly following new cholesterol recommendations from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, according to a new report.

SAN MATEO, Calif. – The number of patients receiving prescriptions for statins is expected to increase modestly following new cholesterol recommendations from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, according to a new report.

November 22, 2013

Walmart is providing a number of special holiday deals to online and mobile shoppers as part of an early Cyber Monday promotion that begins Saturday, Nov. 30. In addition, Walmart's mobile app customers, Facebook fans and email subscribers will be among the first to receive invitations to an early shopping event on Sunday, Dec. 1, featuring up to 20 of the best Cyber Monday items, before they are widely available.

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Walmart is providing a number of special holiday deals to online and mobile shoppers as part of an early Cyber Monday promotion that begins Saturday, Nov. 30. In addition, Walmart's mobile app customers, Facebook fans and email subscribers will be among the first to receive invitations to an early shopping event on Sunday, Dec. 1, featuring up to 20 of the best Cyber Monday items while supplies last, before they are widely available.

October 28, 2013

Ana Marie Acosta, the daughter of Stater Bros. VP pharmacy John Acosta, has been named the 2014 Rose Queen by the Pasadena, Calif., Tournament of Roses Association, the 166-store supermarket chain said.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Ana Marie Acosta, the daughter of Stater Bros. VP pharmacy John Acosta, has been named the 2014 Rose Queen by the Pasadena, Calif., Tournament of Roses Association, the 166-store supermarket chain said.

Acosta, 17, attends the Polytechnic School in Pasadena and is head of the school's varsity equestrian team.

Acosta was named the 96th Rose Queen in a ceremony at First Church of the Nazarene, chosen from more than 900 young women in the area who participated in the Royal Court tryouts.

July 22, 2013

The philanthropic division of supermarket chain Stater Bros. has raised more than a quarter-million dollars for blood cancers.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — The philanthropic division of supermarket chain Stater Bros. has raised more than a quarter-million dollars for blood cancers.

Stater Bros. Charities and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society said their "Light the Night" fundraising campaign raised $331,462. The campaign focuses on leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes.

The company sold paper balloons at its 166 stores last month for $1 each. The campaign is in its sixth year and has raised more than $1.8 million in total.

April 26, 2013

Looking to cater to women battling hair loss is the new MD by Dr. Susan Lin, which was created with the specific needs of female hair loss in mind.

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Looking to cater to women battling hair loss is the new MD by Dr. Susan Lin, which was created with the specific needs of female hair loss in mind.


 
The MD Hair collection is comprised of five products that address several main causes of female hair loss: aging, stress, and hormonal issues.

April 16, 2013

A former executive of Supervalu has been tapped for a top position at Stater Bros. Markets, the supermarket chain said.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A former executive of Supervalu has been tapped for a top position at Stater Bros. Markets, the supermarket chain said.

Stater Bros. announced that former Supervalu EVP retail operations Peter Van Helden had been hired as president and COO of the privately owned San Bernardino, Calif.-based chain, which operates 167 stores in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

March 14, 2013

Black Diamond Stoneworks’ cleaning products will soon be seen on the shelves of Walmart across the country.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Black Diamond Stoneworks’ cleaning products will soon be seen on the shelves of Walmart across the country.

February 19, 2013

Stater Bros. announced Dan Meyer has been promoted to EVP retail operations.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. announced Dan Meyer has been promoted to EVP retail operations. In this position, Meyer will be responsible for the retail operations of all 167 Stater Bros. Supermarkets as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Corporate Training Center.

Meyer is a 42-year member of the Stater Bros. "family." He first joined Stater Bros. in 1971 as a Courtesy Clerk at the company's La Sierra Supermarket in Riverside and progressed through a range of retail store and district supervision positions.

January 29, 2013

Pharmacists Planning Services, Inc. earlier this month filed a Citizen's Petition with the Food and Drug Administration calling to move St. John's Wort, a mood enhancing supplement, behind the counter.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Pharmacists Planning Services, Inc. earlier this month filed a Citizen's Petition with the Food and Drug Administration calling to move St. John's Wort, a mood enhancing supplement, behind the counter. 

January 23, 2013

Hero Nutritionals on Wednesday introduced two sugar-free vitamins to its Yummi Bears line that are naturally sweetened with lo han fruit and inulin fiber.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Hero Nutritionals on Wednesday introduced two sugar-free vitamins to its Yummi Bears line that are naturally sweetened with lo han fruit and inulin fiber.

“Overall the gummy vitamin category is up by 19% year over year, with the new sugar-free trend emerging," stated Claire Polson, national sales and marketing manager for Hero Nutritionals. “Additionally, the supplement alternative sweetener category grew by 10%, with the children’s multivitamin category driving it at 23% growth as compared to 2011.”

December 27, 2012

Biocodex last week sought to set the record straight regarding the use of probiotics with antibiotics.

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Biocodex last week sought to set the record straight regarding the use of probiotics with antibiotics. 

"There is a common myth that probiotics can't be used with antibiotics," stated Kerry Neville, a registered dietitian in Seattle. "In fact, there are different probiotic options available that can be beneficial before, during, and after antibiotic use, like Florastor."

December 20, 2012

Sales at Stater Brothers increased by 1.83% to $67.8 million in fiscal year 2012, the company said in an earnings report.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Sales at Stater Brothers increased by 1.83% to $67.8 million in fiscal year 2012, the company said in an earnings report.

The 167-store chain's sales for the fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, were $3.9 billion, thanks in part to an extra week; without the extra week, sales would be $3.8 billion, but still higher than 2011's $3.7 billion. Profit for the year was $37.7 million, compared with $26.3 million in fiscal year 2011.

December 14, 2012

French beauty company L’Oréal has announced the opening of what it said is the largest hair color production plant in the world in terms of production capacity.

SAN LUIS POTOSÍ — French beauty company L’Oréal has announced the opening of what it said is the largest hair color production plant in the world in terms of production capacity.

With an investment totaling $100 million, this new factory will double the production capacity in Mexico, and will supply both Latin America and North America.

September 18, 2012

Popchips has added popped tortilla chips to its lineup of snack chips.

SAN FRANCISCO — Popchips has added popped tortilla chips to its lineup of snack chips. Tortilla Popchips are popped using the same stone-ground corn masa used to make traditional tortillas. The new chips have half the fat of regular flavored tortilla chips, fewer calories, are gluten-free and contain no trans fats or artificial colors, flavorss or preservatives. The new chips are available in four flavors: nacho cheese, ranch, salsa and chili limon.

September 6, 2012

Fever-Tree has expanded its lineup of premium mixers.

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Fever-Tree has expanded its lineup of premium mixers.

Naturally light ginger beer and sparkling lemon join the brand's portfolio, which currently includes such flavors as Indian tonic water, naturally light tonic Water, Mediterranean tonic water, club soda, bitter lemon, ginger ale and ginger beer.

August 8, 2012

Consumers are more comfortable sharing data with retailers than they are with social networks, especially if it enhances the shopping experience, according to a recent survey conducted by the E-tailing Group and MyBuys.

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Consumers are more comfortable sharing data with retailers than they are with social networks, especially if it enhances the shopping experience, according to a recent survey conducted by the E-tailing Group and MyBuys.

May 3, 2012

HumanKind Water, PlateTopper and SnapIt Eyeglass Repair Kit have the distinction of being the winners of Walmart's Get on the Shelf contest — beating out more than 4,000 inventors, entrepreneurs and small businesses to claim the coveted prize of being carried in Walmart's U.S. stores, as well as on Walmart.com.

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — HumanKind Water, PlateTopper and SnapIt Eyeglass Repair Kit have the distinction of being the winners of Walmart's Get on the Shelf contest — beating out more than 4,000 inventors, entrepreneurs and small businesses to claim the coveted prize of being carried in Walmart's U.S. stores, as well as on Walmart.com.

April 20, 2012

Stater Bros. is making strides on the sustainability front, with six of its newest supermarkets earning the EPA GreenChill Gold Award for meeting tough environmental standards and using ozone friendly refrigerants.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. is making strides on the sustainability front, with six of its newest supermarkets earning the EPA GreenChill Gold Award for meeting tough environmental standards and using ozone friendly refrigerants.

These GreenChill store certifications are valid for one year, and four of these Stater Bros. supermarkets also received GreenChill Gold Awards in 2011.

January 19, 2012

Looking to put America's inventors front and center by uncovering the next great product, Walmart and @WalmartLabs have kicked off the "Get on the Shelf" contest.

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Looking to put America's inventors front and center by uncovering the next great product, Walmart and @WalmartLabs have kicked off the "Get on the Shelf" contest.