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Williams appointed CEO at PepsiCo Foods North America

Williams appointed CEO at PepsiCo Foods North America

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo Friday announced that Steven Williams, currently senior vice president and chief commercial officer for Frito-Lay’s U.S. operations, has been appointed to the role of chief executive officer of PepsiCo Foods North America (PFNA), which includes Frito-Lay North America (FLNA) and Quaker Foods North America (QFNA), effective immediately.  Williams replaces Vivek Sankaran who will

Washington, Michigan and Wisconsin see more flu activity

Washington, Michigan and Wisconsin see more flu activity

DEERFIELD, Ill.— Washington, Michigan and Wisconsin were the lead states in Walgreens Flu Index for week ending March 16, 2019. The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. Now in its

Theraworx Relief getting high marks for pain relief

Theraworx Relief getting high marks for pain relief

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — One of the fastest-growing brands in the pain management category has been Avadim Health Inc.’s popular topical solution for spasms and cramps, Theraworx. Ralph Lombardo, Avadim Health’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, notes that the brand has been well received since it was launched nationwide in 2017. “Theraworx Relief Foam

CURE Pharmaceutical to manufacture pharmaceuticals using whole cannabis plant

CURE Pharmaceutical to manufacture pharmaceuticals using whole cannabis plant

OXNARD, Calif. – CURE Pharmaceutical Tuesday announced it has broadened its U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license as an authorized manufacturer of Schedule 1 substances to include both cannabis plant extracts and synthetic cannabidiol (CBD). This license allows CURE to take advantage of its latest U.S. Patent No. 10,238,705 issuing this month for the extraction and purification of

IRI Growth Summit: “Powering the path forward”

IRI Growth Summit: “Powering the path forward”

DENVER —IRI‘s 2019 Growth Summit kicked off Monday at the new Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Denver, Colo. with a record attendance of approximately 1,600 participants expected during the three-day event. The Chicago-based market research firm’s 16th annual IRI Growth Summit, runs from March 11 to 13 features visionaries and leaders from the

Tom’s of Maine unveils 9 new natural products for 2019

Tom’s of Maine unveils 9 new natural products for 2019

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Tom’s of Maine recently debuted nine new natural care offerings in the oral care and personal hygiene space. Matt Smith, associate marketing director at Tom’s of Maine, said the new additions are part of the company’s new brand campaign called Wake Up Well, which helps shoppers understand that natural care can be

Rite Aid rolls out prescription drug safety program in Ohio schools

Rite Aid rolls out prescription drug safety program in Ohio schools

CAMP HILL, Pa. — In an effort to help address adolescent drug abuse and misuse in Ohio, The Rite Aid Foundation is bringing the Prescription Drug Safety program, an innovative digital course about prescription drug abuse prevention, to Akron-area high schools. The program, developed by EVERFI, the nation’s leading education technology innovator used in one

Breakthrough Psoriasis treatment looks to bring top results to skin care market

Breakthrough Psoriasis treatment looks to bring top results to skin care market

FORT WORTH — After five years of design, two years in development, and now shipping thousands of units to customers, breakthrough psoriasis treatment Prosoria is poised to make its mark in the over-the-counter skin care market. According to Art Clapp, president and chief executive officer of Prosoria manufacturer Nuvothera, Inc., over 85% of psoriasis patients wish they had better, longer lasting

Hy-Vee dietitians to provide free biometric screenings in February

Hy-Vee dietitians to provide free biometric screenings in February

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — For the second year, Hy-Vee, Inc. will be providing free biometric screenings throughout its eight-state region during Heart Health Month in February. Hy-Vee dietitians working out of Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobiles will offer the free biometric screenings to customers at 150 Hy-Vee stores. Appointments will be taken on a first-come, first-served

Nebraska, New Mexico the top areas in Walgreens Flu Index

Nebraska, New Mexico the top areas in Walgreens Flu Index

 DEERFIELD, Ill. — Nebraska, New Mexico and Kentucky are in the top slots for State Flu Activity in Walgreens Flu Index for the week ending January 12, 2019. The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranks those states and markets experiencing the highest

Acosta reveals top 10 CPG industry predictions for 2019

Acosta reveals top 10 CPG industry predictions for 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The consumer packaged goods industry is rapidly evolving, and a New Year will usher in even more changes. Experts from Acosta — a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry — compiled their top CPG predictions for 2019, including what is next for e-commerce and brick-and-mortar stores, popular

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