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March 3, 2014

SodaStream, a manufacturer of home beverage carbonation systems, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Sunny Delight Beverages Co., a producer of juice-based drinks. The companies will co-develop flavors like SunnyD Tangy Original Orange and Orange-Strawberry exclusively for the SodaStream system.

CINCINNATI and AIRPORT CITY, Israel — SodaStream, a manufacturer of home beverage carbonation systems, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Sunny Delight Beverages Co., a producer of juice-based drinks. The companies will co-develop flavors like SunnyD Tangy Original Orange and Orange-Strawberry exclusively for the SodaStream system.

January 24, 2014

Private equity firm Palladin Consumer Retail Partners on Thursday announced the acquisition of KT Health, a producer of kinesiology tape and related sports medicine products in the retail market.

BOSTON — Private equity firm Palladin Consumer Retail Partners on Thursday announced the acquisition of KT Health, a producer of kinesiology tape and related sports medicine products in the retail market. KT Tape, the company’s flagship product, is used by professional and recreational athletes to prevent injury, reduce pain, promote recovery and maximize comfort.  

January 3, 2014

Razer, a producer of high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems announced the Razer Adaro series, a new line of headphone designed for entertainment.

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Razer, a producer of high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems announced the Razer Adaro series, a new line of headphone designed for entertainment. 

January 2, 2014

PureCircle, a producer and marketer of stevia, announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved PureCircle's Rebaudioside M (Reb M) as a general purpose sweetener for foods and beverages in the United States.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — PureCircle, a producer and marketer of stevia, announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved PureCircle's Rebaudioside M (Reb M) as a general purpose sweetener for foods and beverages in the United States. 

August 8, 2013

Campbell Soup Co. has completed the acquisition of Kelsen Group A/S, a producer of baked snacks, including the Kjeldsens and Royal Dansk brands, sold in 85 countries around the world.

CAMDEN, N.J. — Campbell Soup Co. has completed the acquisition of Kelsen Group A/S, a producer of baked snacks, including the Kjeldsens and Royal Dansk brands, sold in 85 countries around the world.

Based in Denmark, Kelsen is a provider in the assortment segment of the sweet biscuits category in China and Hong Kong, where growth in sweet biscuits is outpacing the growth of the $60 billion global sweet biscuits market.

August 8, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Total Store Expo brings together vendors and retailers across the entire store — pharmacy, OTC, beauty, consumables and general merchandise — and the supply chain executives who get the goods to market. As the industry converges on Las Vegas for this game-changing show, DSN talks to four leading futurists about what the drug store of tomorrow will look like.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Total Store Expo brings together vendors and retailers across the entire store — pharmacy, OTC, beauty, consumables and general merchandise — and the supply chain executives who get the goods to market. As the industry converges on Las Vegas for this game-changing show, DSN talks to four leading futurists about what the drug store of tomorrow will look like.

Pharmacy, health & wellness

July 23, 2013

Starbucks Coffee Co. and Danone, a producer of French dairy products, announced today a strategic partnership that will bring a line of healthy, specialty yogurt products to participating Starbucks stores and grocery channels.

SEATTLE AND PARIS — Starbucks Coffee Co. and Danone, a producer of French dairy products, announced today a strategic partnership that will bring a line of healthy, specialty yogurt products to participating Starbucks stores and grocery channels. The companies stated the partnership will advance Danone’s ambition to expand yogurt consumption in the United States, while growing Starbucks health and wellness offerings for its customers under the company’s Evolution Fresh brand.

July 18, 2013

Supervalu announced the election of the final two members to its reconstituted board: Eric Johnson, president and CEO of Baldwin Richardson Foods Co., and Sam Duncan, Supervalu president and CEO.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Thursday announced the election of the final two members to its reconstituted board: Eric Johnson, president and CEO of Baldwin Richardson Foods Co., and Sam Duncan, Supervalu president and CEO.

April 8, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday named six new members, including Aurora Algae, Nature’s Sources, Reckitt Benckiser, Sirio Pharma, Watson and international member JJ Health.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday named six new members, including Aurora Algae, Nature’s Sources, Reckitt Benckiser, Sirio Pharma, Watson and international member JJ Health.    

British conglomerate Reckitt Benckiser recently acquired Schiff Nutrition, marking the entry of a new major CPG player into the dietary supplement space. Reckitt Benckiser now markets several supplement brands including Digestive Advantage, MegaRed and Schiff Move Free. 

January 22, 2013

Health Point Productions announced the second part of a three-part documentary on probiotics will be going into production.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Health Point Productions on Monday announced the second part of a three-part documentary on probiotics will be going into production. 

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 4, 2012

A leading producer of private-brand foods and food service products has expanded its board of directors.

ST. LOUIS — A leading producer of private-brand foods and food service products has expanded its board of directors.

Ralcorp announced that Corvex Management LP founder and managing partner Keith Meister has been named to Ralcorp's board, effective immediately. In addition to his appointment, Meister also will join the board's strategy and financial oversight committee, which is responsible for the evaluation of strategic opportunities to drive shareholder value.

April 16, 2012

Knauss Foods has set its sights on the beef jerky market with the launch of PJ's Beef Steak.

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. — Knauss Foods has set its sights on the beef jerky market with the launch of PJ's Beef Steak.

Knauss Foods, a producer of dried beef products, said its new product is a healthy, all-natural, protein-packed meat snack made from the highest-quality lean cuts of 100% beef and is slow cooked without any artificial preservatives. PJ's Beef Steak currently is available in original, cracked pepper and teriyaki flavors.

March 2, 2012

Television producer and fashion journalist Rodner Figueroa is sharing his secret to a white smile on the set of the new Colgate Optic White commercial in Miami.

NEW YORK — Television producer and fashion journalist Rodner Figueroa is sharing his secret to a white smile on the set of the new Colgate Optic White commercial in Miami.

February 22, 2012

The economy doesn’t seem to be hurting the As Seen On TV category. A.J. Khubani, CEO of Telebrands, said the company’s business is ahead 20% in 2011 over the previous year, and fourth-quarter sales were up 30%.

The economy doesn’t seem to be hurting the As Seen On TV category. A.J. Khubani, CEO of Telebrands, said the company’s business is ahead 20% in 2011 over the previous year, and fourth-quarter sales were up 30%.

“One major drug chain told us that as a nonpharmacy revenue producer, the category is second only to the OTC cold and flu category,” Khubani said. That’s why chain drug retailers continue to devote more space to the category — and not just in the most profitable fourth quarter.

January 4, 2012

Mojo Ventures has changed its name to better reflect its position as a producer and distributor of natural and organic beverages.

NEW YORK — Mojo Ventures has changed its name to better reflect its position as a producer and distributor of natural and organic beverages.

The company said its name change to Mojo Organics is effective immediately, adding that all future business activity will be undertaken with the new name.

September 27, 2011

A few months after announcing the spinoff of its Post Foods business, Ralcorp Holdings has appointed a new leader for the cereal producer.

ST. LOUIS — A few months after announcing the spinoff of its Post Foods business, Ralcorp Holdings has appointed a new leader for the cereal producer.

Ralcorp chairman William Stiritz will serve as CEO of Post Holdings. Stiritz also will serve as board chairman for Post Holdings, Ralcorp said.

July 18, 2011

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, on Monday announced that it has begun shipping its 2011-2012 Fluzone influenza virus vaccine in the United States.

SWIFTWATER, Pa. — Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, on Monday announced that it has begun shipping its 2011-2012 Fluzone influenza virus vaccine in the United States. This shipment represents the first of approximately 70 million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine the company plans to deliver to the United States in the upcoming season.

June 9, 2011

Infant nutrition brand Beech-Nut has teamed up with actress and executive producer Melissa Joan Hart to encourage consumers to help fight childhood hunger.

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM, N.Y. — Infant nutrition brand Beech-Nut has teamed up with actress and executive producer Melissa Joan Hart to encourage consumers to help fight childhood hunger.

Through Beech-Nut's "A Jar for a Jar" program, in which consumers can share virtual jars of baby food through Beech-Nut's Facebook page, the company will match every virtual jar shared, up to 1 million jars, in a donation to hunger relief agency Feed the Children.

May 23, 2011

GNC on Monday announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Shadow Beverages and Snacks, the producer and distributor of Ironclad Energy + Hydration and No Fear Energy drinks.

PITTSBURGH — GNC on Monday announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Shadow Beverages and Snacks, the producer and distributor of Ironclad Energy + Hydration and No Fear Energy drinks.

The deal is expected to push the GNC brand name beyond its retail base and partnership with Rite Aid in the drug channel. Under the terms of the licensing agreement, Shadow Beverages and Snacks will produce a line of ready-to-drink products that will be marketed under the GNC brand.

March 18, 2011

Food prices reached peak levels last month, according to the Labor Department's Producer Price Index.

NEW YORK — Food prices reached peak levels last month, according to the Labor Department's Producer Price Index.

The index noted that the month of February experienced a surge of 3.9% in food prices, the largest increase since a 4.2% climb reported in November 1974. PPI also noted that about 70% of the February rise can be attributed to higher prices for fresh and dry vegetables, which jumped 48.7%.

January 31, 2011

A Novato, Calif.-based leading corporate brand beer supplier has launched a private-label beer for Walgreens, according to published reports.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — A Novato, Calif.-based corporate brand beer supplier has launched a private-label beer for Walgreens, according to published reports.

Winery Exchange is the producer behind Big Flats 1901, a lager brewed by Genesee Brewing Co., based in Rochester, N.Y. Big Flats 1901 sells for around 50 cents per can at most Walgreens stores, according to reports.

Winery Exchange's retail partners include Supervalu, Kroger, Costco, Delhaize and more.

January 14, 2011

In line with their upcoming live-action feature film, the Smurfs are back in mealtime products that kids and adults are sure to enjoy, thanks to Zak Designs.

SPOKANE, Wash. — In line with their upcoming live-action feature film, the Smurfs are back in mealtime products that kids and adults are sure to enjoy, thanks to Zak Designs.

Zak built on the success of its other character products, including "Dora the Explorer," "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and more, with new Smurf-themed pearlized plates and bowls, a 16-oz. tumbler, 19-oz. pull-top bottle and a 25-oz. Zak Hydro-Canteen, which will cater to the whole family.

September 27, 2010

Condom producer Trojan is launching a new line of vibrators, the company said Tuesday....

PRINCETON, N.J. Condom producer Trojan is launching a new line of vibrators, the company said Tuesday.

Trojan announced the introduction of Trojan Vibrations, which it described as powerful but with soft textures. The first, Vibrating Tri-Phoria, will become available in retail pharmacies and mass merchandisers in 2011.

 

September 22, 2010

When Winner Medical Group CEO Li Jianquan rang the opening bell at Nasdaq MarketSite this...

NEW YORK When Winner Medical Group CEO Li Jianquan rang the opening bell at Nasdaq MarketSite this summer, it was the culmination of a career for a man whose dream once had been simply to get enough to eat.