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Kellogg Co. awarded Best Economic Empowerment Program at U.S. Chamber Foundation Citizens Awards

Kellogg Co. awarded Best Economic Empowerment Program at U.S. Chamber Foundation Citizens Awards

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center named Kellogg Co. the winner of the 2019 Citizens Awards, in the category of Best Economic Empowerment Program. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual awards program, which recognizes the most innovative and impactful corporate citizenship initiatives raising the bar

Acosta reveals top 20 CPG industry predictions for 2020

Acosta reveals top 20 CPG industry predictions for 2020

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Acosta has compiled their top 20 CPG predictions for 2020, including higher demand for pet products, integration of the in-store and online shopping experience and non-traditional channel growth. “We expect to see continued growth in many of the categories that took off in 2019 such as self-care, CBD and plant-based food,” said

CRN demonstrates commitment to advance nutrition education

CRN demonstrates commitment to advance nutrition education

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today announced that three students from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University were given educational awards to attend The Workshop: CRN’s Day of Science, held earlier this month in Carlsbad,

Sally Beauty Holdings recognized by Women’s Forum of New York

Sally Beauty Holdings recognized by Women’s Forum of New York

DENTON, Texas — Sally Beauty Holdings was recently honored at the 2019 Breakfast of Corporate Champions, hosted by the Women’s Forum of New York, for the company’s role in advancing gender parity in the boardroom. The Breakfast of Corporate Champions honors companies who actively promote board diversity and who maintain female board representation of 30% or

Upsher-Smith adds Zembrace SymTouch (sumatriptan) Injection to program

Upsher-Smith adds Zembrace SymTouch (sumatriptan) Injection to program

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Upsher-Smith announced Monday that it has added Zembrace SymTouch (sumatriptan) Injection 3 mg to its Access Pathways Platinum Pass Program – a savings and support program where eligible patients pay $0 per prescription. Zembrace SymTouch is indicated for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. It provides migraine pain

Ocean Spray appoints new CFO

Ocean Spray appoints new CFO

BOSTON — Ocean Spray announced Monday that Daniel Cunha has joined the farmer-owned cooperative as chief financial officer (CFO), effective November 11, 2019.  Cunha joins Ocean Spray from Tangram Partners where he was a cofounder. Cunha brings with him an extensive background in corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, strategic

Biofourmis announces acquisition of Biovotion AG

Biofourmis announces acquisition of Biovotion AG

BOSTON – Biofourmis has reached an agreement to acquire Zürich, Switzerland-based Biovotion AG, a leading developer of a cutting-edge clinical-grade wearable biosensor platform. The acquisition includes all of Biovotion’s assets, including the market-leading Everion biosensor and more than 60 global patents covering most of the wearable and sensor technology that exists for the arm or

Biofourmis forms alliance with Novartis

Biofourmis forms alliance with Novartis

BOSTON – Biofourmis announced Monday it has been selected by Novartis, a global healthcare company, to collaborate on a commercial project for managing patients with heart failure (HF) beginning in Southeast Asia, with potential plans to expand globally. The goal of the program is to improve clinical outcomes by using Biofourmis’ lead product BiovitalsHF, which

Digimarc brings Scan & Shop technology to Walmart’s Toy Catalog

Digimarc brings Scan & Shop technology to Walmart’s Toy Catalog

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Digimarc Corp. said that Walmart has activated its seasonal toy catalog utilizing Digimarc technology. For the first time, customers with Apple iOS and Google Android devices can use their phones to shop for the hottest toys of the holiday season right from the pages of Walmart’s toy catalog. The new digitized experience

CHPA petitions FDA to establish a clear path for CBD in dietary supplements

CHPA petitions FDA to establish a clear path for CBD in dietary supplements

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) submitted on Thursday a citizen petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to exercise its existing statutory authority to swiftly issue regulations that establish a clear pathway for manufacturers to lawfully market cannabidiol (CBD) in dietary supplements. “Intense consumer demand and commercial interest

Mylan, Pfizer announce Viatris as the new company name 

Mylan, Pfizer announce Viatris as the new company name 

NEW YORK — Mylan and Pfizer  announced earlier this week that the name of the new company to be formed by the planned combination of Mylan and Upjohn, a division of Pfizer, will be Viatris (pronounced ‘viǝ-trīs). Deriving its name from Latin, Viatris embodies the new company’s goal of providing a path—“VIA”—to three—“TRIS”—core goals: expanding

Tom’s of Maine shipping recyclable toothpaste tube

Tom’s of Maine shipping recyclable toothpaste tube

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Tom’s of Maine has begun shipping a first-of-its-kind recyclable toothpaste tube recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers. The tube is designed to be compatible with the No. 2 HDPE plastic stream and will begin shipping just ahead of National Recycling Day on November 15. Until now, toothpaste tubes haven’t been recyclable

Walmart Q3 earnings surge to $3.3 billion

Walmart Q3 earnings surge to $3.3 billion

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Thursday reported that its third-quarter revenue rose 2.5% to $128 billion on strong sales at its U.S. stores and websites. U.S. comparable sales increased 3.2%, extending a four-year streak of quarterly gains. U.S. e-commerce sales increased 41%, driven by gains in Walmart’s grocery business, which is gaining competitiveness thanks to

Substance use disorder needs pharmacists’ help, NACDS says

Substance use disorder needs pharmacists’ help, NACDS says

ARLINGTON, Va.– Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment could benefit from pharmacists’ accessibility and expertise, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) wrote in detailed letters to 15 Medicaid program directors. NACDS also called for action on policy recommendations designed to help prevent opioid abuse and addiction, while caring for those in pain. NACDS made

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