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September 27, 2011

LiveWire Energy on Tuesday announced the line extension of its energy chews with three new flavors: cinnamon fire, sour apple and dark roast coffee.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — LiveWire Energy on Tuesday announced the line extension of its energy chews with three new flavors: cinnamon fire, sour apple and dark roast coffee. LiveWire Energy chews are a portable and pocket-sized alternative to energy drinks or shots.

September 26, 2011

Retailers should expect small gains in 2011 holiday sales, according to a Deloitte forecast issued Monday.

NEW YORK — Retailers should expect small gains in 2011 holiday sales, according to a Deloitte forecast issued Monday.

The company’s retail & distribution practice expects total holiday sales to reach between $873 and $877 billion, representing a 2.5 to 3% increase over last season.

September 23, 2011

Officially celebrating its 100th solar power system installation in Mason, Ohio, on Friday, Walgreens said that it is on track to tout more solar installations than any other U.S. retailer.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Officially celebrating its 100th solar power system installation in Mason, Ohio, on Friday, Walgreens said that it is on track to tout more solar installations than any other U.S. retailer.

Walgreens president of community management and operations Mark Wagner said the installation was an "important milestone" for the company "[as it continues] to explore ways to expand our use of environmentally-friendly technology to reduce our energy consumption."

September 22, 2011

Walmart is taking its commitment to renewable energy to new levels in California.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Walmart is taking its commitment to renewable energy to new levels in California.

The chain announced plans to install solar panels on up to 60 additional stores in the Golden State. The initiative, done in partnership with SolarCity, expands the company’s solar portfolio to more than 75% of its locations in California.

September 21, 2011

Walgreens is looking to roll out solar installations at its Ohio-area stores, thanks to a new partnership with a Chicago-based solar developer.

CHICAGO — Walgreens is looking to roll out solar installations at its Ohio-area stores, thanks to a new partnership with a Chicago-based solar developer.

The retailer said that it selected SoCore Energy to provide 90 solar installations for the Ohio-based stores. The partnership began earlier this month with the construction of 20 solar installations at Walgreens stores in Cincinnati. Walgreens and SoCore Energy said that the first 53 solar installations are slated to be completed by Nov. 11.

September 19, 2011

Duane Reade has added Smith Electric Vehicles' Newton zero-emission, all-electric commercial trucks to its delivery fleet.

NEW YORK, and KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Duane Reade has added Smith Electric Vehicles' Newton zero-emission, all-electric commercial trucks to its delivery fleet.

With the addition of these medium-duty trucks, Duane Reade is the first retail pharmacy in the United States to choose fleet electrification through a pilot program with Smith Electric Vehicles, a global leader in zero-emission, all-electric commercial vehicles.

September 16, 2011

E.F. Bavis and Associates has launched a solar-powered transaction drawer for banking and pharmacy drive-through lanes, the company said.

CINCINNATI — E.F. Bavis and Associates has launched a solar-powered transaction drawer for banking and pharmacy drive-through lanes, the company said.

September 12, 2011

A new strength and conditioning program designed specifically for cheerleaders and dancers has made its way to DVD.

RIVER EDGE, N.J. — A new strength and conditioning program designed specifically for cheerleaders and dancers has made its way to DVD.

Train2Cheer offers a workout that is designed to increase cardio and muscular endurance, resulting in stronger cheer and dance performances. Train2Cheer is set to high-energy music and is hosted by its creator, Stacey DelPreore.

Train2Cheer, which includes a 60-minute workout video and bonus CD soundtrack, retails for $19.99.

September 9, 2011

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Thursday announced the launch of Centrum Specialist, a line of enhanced multivitamins aimed at specific health priorities, including prenatal, vision, energy and heart health.

MADISON, N.J. — Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Thursday announced the launch of Centrum Specialist, a line of enhanced multivitamins aimed at specific health priorities, including prenatal, vision, energy and heart health.

September 6, 2011

Overweight people with lower back pain is more intense than people of normal weight with back pain, according to a recent study published in the Sept. 15 issue of Spine.

PHILADELPHIA — Overweight people with lower back pain is more intense than people of normal weight with back pain, according to a recent study published in the Sept. 15 issue of Spine.

The study sets up another comorbidity associated with being overweight.

September 1, 2011

Bazi has brought its energy shot product to Rite Aid locations that feature store-within-a-store GNC LiveWell shops.

DENVER — Bazi has brought its energy shot product to Rite Aid locations that feature store-within-a-store GNC LiveWell shops.

September 1, 2011

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sheds light on sugar drink consumption habits among the U.S. population.

WASHINGTON — A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sheds light on sugar drink consumption habits among the U.S. population.

August 29, 2011

Fresh & Easy has installed solar electric systems from REC Solar at stores in the Phoenix area.

PHOENIX — Fresh & Easy has installed solar electric systems from REC Solar at stores in the Phoenix area.

August 25, 2011

Health Warrior has introduced a new line of energy bars made with chia seeds.

NEW YORK — Health Warrior has introduced a new line of energy bars made with chia seeds.

New 100-calorie all natural chia energy bars are available in a peanut butter chocolate flavor and are designed to energize, rejuvenate muscles, stabilize blood sugar and aid intestinal regularity, among other benefits, Health Warrior said.

Health Warrior 100-calorie peanut butter chocolate chia bars retail for $15.99 per 10-bar box. The company's chia seeds product retails for $14.99 per 16-oz. bag.

August 24, 2011

Energy drinks are still showing strong growth. A recent report from Beverage Marketing Corp. found that “energy drinks handily outperformed the overall beverage market,” although the segment remains a small component of the category.

NEW YORK — Energy drinks are still showing strong growth. A recent report from Beverage Marketing Corp. found that “energy drinks handily outperformed the overall beverage market,” although the segment remains a small component of the category.

August 16, 2011

Kroger announced that two of its Smith's stores in Albuquerque, N.M., have installed photovoltaic energy panels.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Kroger announced that two of its Smith's stores in Albuquerque, N.M., have installed photovoltaic energy panels.

The solar energy system on the roof of each Smith's store consists of 442 panels, each containing cells that convert sunlight into direct current electricity, Kroger said. Smith's was selected to be among the first Kroger division stores to install photovoltaic panels.

August 15, 2011

A maker of natural performance beverages and energy chews is slated to debut new packaging for two of its products.

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — A maker of natural performance beverages and energy chews is slated to debut new packaging for two of its products.

FRS said that its Healthy Protein and Healthy Energy beverages will hit store shelves in sleek, recyclable, resealable bottles. FRS Healthy Energy beverages will be available in all-natural cherry limeade and wild berry flavors, as well as a low-calorie peach mango flavor. All Natural FRS Healthy Protein will be available in orange cream and blackberry acai flavors and also will be available in sleek recyclable cans.

August 2, 2011

Mars Chocolate is looking to breathe new life into the energy bar market.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate is looking to breathe new life into the energy bar market.

The company announced the launch of its new Marathon Smart Stuff bars, which combine real chocolate with such wholesome ingredients as blueberries, cranberries and peanuts. Each bar contains 140 calories or less per serving, a blend of eight essential vitamins and minerals, and is an excellent source of calcium, Mars Chocolate said.

July 27, 2011

Inflation-related concerns will prompt back-to-school shoppers to utilize certain shopping tactics, including smartphone and social network use, to save this year.

NEW YORK — Inflation-related concerns will prompt back-to-school shoppers to utilize certain shopping tactics, including smartphone and social network use, to save this year.

July 25, 2011

An energy strips brand that recently hit the market was honored with the 2011 Best New Product Award at the Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing Diet, Vitamin and Sports Nutrition Show.

NEW YORK — An energy strips brand that recently hit the market was honored with the 2011 Best New Product Award at the Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing Diet, Vitamin and Sports Nutrition Show.

The award, presented by Drug Store News and ECRM, was voted on by the show's attending buyers and distributors. This year's event was held in Champions Gate, Fla., from July 17 through July 20.

July 22, 2011

Clif Bar on Thursday announced the nationwide availability of a new flavor, coconut chocolate chip, as well as new recipes for two popular flavors: apricot and peanut toffee buzz.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Bar on Thursday announced the nationwide availability of a new flavor, coconut chocolate chip, as well as new recipes for two popular flavors: apricot and peanut toffee buzz.

Coconut chocolate contains toasted coconut and chocolate chips, and according to Clif is a unique flavor combination to the energy bar category.

As to the improved flavor formulations, the company’s apricot bar now features 50% more apricots, and the peanut toffee buzz bar contains more peanut butter and real toffee pieces to enrich the taste of every bar.

July 20, 2011

Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition on Tuesday announced a new look for its venerable Boost nutritional beverage line featuring a grip-friendly bottle design that is lightweight and a no-foil, easy-to-open top.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition on Tuesday announced a new look for its venerable Boost nutritional beverage line featuring a grip-friendly bottle design that is lightweight and a no-foil, easy-to-open top.

July 15, 2011

Blast Powder Nutrition Co. on Thursday announced its entry into the energy shot/drink market with its Blast Powder, a packet that can be added to a beverage and contains 300 mg of caffeine.

LOS ANGELES — Blast Powder Nutrition Co. on Thursday announced its entry into the energy shot/drink market with its Blast Powder, a packet that can be added to a beverage and contains 300 mg of caffeine. 

July 13, 2011

PepsiCo Beverages Canada has introduced the 7UP EcoGreen bottle, Canada's — and North America's — first soft drink bottle made from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, plastic, the company reported Wednesday.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — PepsiCo Beverages Canada has introduced the 7UP EcoGreen bottle, Canada's — and North America's — first soft drink bottle made from 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, plastic, the company reported Wednesday.

July 11, 2011

Size matters, especially if it’s the size of the monthly fuel bill. Just because gas prices haven’t eclipsed $5 as many analysts had feared, doesn’t mean those lower-than-expected prices at the pump aren’t impacting buying and trip decisions, as evidenced by this latest survey.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT — Size matters, especially if it’s the size of the monthly fuel bill. Just because gas prices haven’t eclipsed $5 as many analysts had feared, doesn’t mean those lower-than-expected prices at the pump aren’t impacting buying and trip decisions, as evidenced by this latest survey.