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  • 8/27/2023

    Himalaya Wellness unveils Ashwagandha Organic Gummies


    Himalaya Wellness, an herbal supplements and plant-based personal care brand, has launched a new supplement format with the debut of its Ashwagandha Organic Gummies.

    With the global gummy supplement market expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.5% by 2028, Himalaya said it is catering to the growing number of consumers who want ashwagandha supplements in tasty formats. 

    Himalaya's plant-based Organic Ashwagandha Gummies are made with clinically studied KSM-66 Ashwagandha root extract. These gummies provide a delicious daily source of energy and stress relief by supporting adrenals and balancing cortisol levels while also helping to improve quality of sleep, serenity and relaxation, Himalaya said.

    “As a wellness company with extensive experience in Ashwagandha supplements, we know that mood support and stress relief are top concerns among consumers," said Tanya Das, director of marketing. "Gummies are such a fun way to meet this need and incorporate wellness into your everyday life, so we're thrilled to introduce this new product."

    Himalaya's Organic Ashwagandha Gummies are vegan and have a blackberry flavor sweetened with organic cane sugar and organic tapioca syrup. Additionally, Himalaya's Ashwagandha Organic Gummies are USDA Organic Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free, dairy-free, corn-free and soy-free. They also are made without magnesium stearate.

    Himalaya's Ashwagandha Organic Gummies are available nationwide in Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Rite Aid and Natural Grocers Vitamin Cottage. They also are available for purchase on Amazon and

  • 8/27/2023

    NCPA applauds one-year delay of FDA enforcement of DSCSA interoperability provisions

    After the Food and Drug Administration announced a one-year delay of its enforcement of Drug Supply Chain Security Act interoperability provisions, the National Community Pharmacists Association released the following statement from NCPA CEO Douglas Hoey:

    “We’re grateful to the FDA for listening to NCPA’s concerns and from others in the pharmacy space who are working to comply while also minimizing any delays of patient care that may result from new requirements. There are many complexities associated with implementing DSCSA. This additional time will be beneficial to ensuring that all sectors of the pharmaceutical supply chain are sufficiently prepared and helping prevent any unintended consequences impacting patient care.”

    NCPA had previously joined other pharmacy organizations in asking for a delay of these provisions.



  • 8/27/2023

    St. Ives debuts new exfoliating toners

    St. Ives is offering three new exfoliating toners.

    The three variantsApricot, Rose and Unfragrancedare intended to make chemical exfoliation easy, fun and affordable. Packed with AHAs and BHAs, the exfoliating toners offer a tailored exfoliation for individuals with oily, combination, and dry skin. 

    Here’s a breakdown of the three variants:       

    • Apricot

     Designed for combination skin and formulated with 5% AHA (Glycolic Acid)

    • Rose

     Designed for dry skin and formulated with Lactic Acid (AHA)

    •  Unfragranced

     Designed for oily skin and formulated with Salicylic Acid (BHA)

    St. Ives said the exfoliants are all vegan, dermatologist-tested, paraben-free, non-comedogenic and PETA approved. "At St. Ives, we believe in ingredients that help you discover the bright side of skincare, offering enjoyable and functional products that are inspired by nature," the company said.

    St. Ives Exfoliating Toners are now available at Target, Walmart, and other mass retailers, grocery and drugstores nationwide.

  • 8/25/2023

    Sustained RX brand support wellness, healthy aging


    Catering to the growing active nutrition market, the Sustained RX brand provides science-based solutions in support of overall wellness and healthy aging. The formulas are designed to improve the health, well-being, and quality of life of those individuals seeking to live their best life.

    Sustained RX utilizes SR CarnoSyn and other patented ingredients within finished product formulas to promote wellness based on the foundation of proven science, the company said.

    All products are made in the United States with globally sourced ingredients and are clean, potent and stable. The company said it is committed to quality supplements, extensive research and clinically proven health benefits.

    According to the company, finished products include:

    • Perfect Synergy
    • Complete Vision Support
    • Complete Memory Support

    To learn more, please visit online here

  • 8/22/2023

    Planters unveils apple cider donut-flavored cashews

    Planers’ Apple Cider Donut Cashews

    Planters is getting into the fall spirit with a new product launch—Apple Cider Donut Cashews.

    Available for a limited time, the cashews are kettle-roasted and flavored with notes of apple and cinnamon.

    “We’re thrilled to introduce this delectable new flavor of our cashews just in time for sweater weather,” said Allie Abney, Planters brand manager. “Our new apple cider donut cashews are the ultimate fall snack, with the perfect combination of crunch and flavor that will leave you wanting more!”

    Consumers will be able to find Planers’ Apple Cider Donut Cashews at retailers nationwide beginning this fall for a limited time.

  • 8/22/2023

    Coty, Marc Jacobs’ license partnership expands into beauty

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    Marc Jacobs International signed an expanded long-term license agreement with Coty, bringing Marc Jacobs Beauty into the company’s portfolio of brands.

    “The expansion and extension of our longstanding agreement with the house of Marc Jacobs, now in its 20th year, is a testament to the enduring success of our partnership and the brand’s limitless potential. Through its partnership with Coty, Marc Jacobs’ Fragrances have achieved great success, growing to become one of the top 10 female fragrances world-wide, thanks to the iconic Daisy Marc Jacobs and Perfect Marc Jacobs franchises,” said Sue Nabi, Coty’s CEO. “The revival of Marc Jacobs’ cosmetic portfolio, now in partnership with Coty, is eagerly anticipated by consumers around the world who have been campaigning for its return. This agreement reinforces Coty’s position as a go-to partner for global fashion houses and brands that share our ambition of creating leading beauty portfolios.”

    Originally launched in 2013 in partnership with Kendo Brands, Marc Jacobs Beauty garnered a cult following until the partnership came to an end in 2021, the companies noted.

    “Marc and I are pleased to add one of the most exciting categories of the Marc Jacobs brand, to our long-successful partnership with Coty,” said Marc Jacobs International CEO, Eric Marechalle. “Bringing Marc’s creative vision to life, in its entirety, is our constant goal, and Beauty plays a crucial role in delivering that to our consumers. The loyal fans of Marc Jacobs Beauty, who have been enthusiastic in their wishes for its return, speak not only to Marc’s unwavering cultural relevance but also to the importance of aligning with a partner that shares our values and commitment. It is without question that Coty has proven to be the team to bring Marc Jacobs Beauty to new heights.”

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