News Briefs

  • 9/1/2023

    Pure Protein sweetens protein bars with caramel churro, brownie-inspired flavors

    Pure Protein Galactic Brownie and Caramel Churro bars

    Pure Protein is adding a hint of sweetness to its high protein bars with two new flavor launches— Galactic Brownie and Caramel Churro.

    Tapping into childhood nostalgia and trending popular flavors, these new launches contain 20 g of protein per serving and are free of gluten, low in sugar and under 200 calories, the company said.

    "We are thrilled to introduce Galactic Brownie and Caramel Churro High Protein Bars as part of Pure Protein's ever-expanding range of high-quality nutritional products and on-trend flavors,” said Amie Testerman, vice president of marketing at Pure Protein. “Our consumers actively seek out healthy snacks that support their active lifestyles and satisfy cravings for sweet, savory, and familiar treats. Based on the enthusiastic reactions we’re seeing on social platforms like TikTok, these new flavors are already a home run.”

    Consumers will be able to find Pure Protein’s new Galactic Brownie and Caramel Churro protein bars in 4-count boxes at Walmart stores nationwide.

  • 9/1/2023

    Pringles adds everything bagel twist to classic crisps

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    Pringles is bringing a mess-free everything bagel flavor to consumers.

    New from the brand are its limited-edition Pringles Everything Bagel chips.

    Featuring an everything bagel flavor experience, the crisps contain notes of sesame and poppy seeds and hints of cream cheese that are blended with toasted onion and garlic flavors.

    “From Pringles Philly Cheesesteak to Pringles Enchilada Adobada—fans have long enjoyed our endlessly creative flavor innovations,” said Mauricio Jenkins, US marketing lead for Pringles. “New Pringles Everything Bagel perfectly captures the nation's favorite bagel flavor for a seamless snacking experience, no cream cheese schmear or deli trip necessary.”

    Currently, the limited-edition Pringles Everything Bagel chips are available for purchase at select retailers nationwide.

  • 8/31/2023

    American Licorice Company debuts Red Vines in Pumpkin Spice

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    Red Vines, an iconic candy brand established in the 1950s, is rolling out Pumpkin Spice twists.

    Red Vines also comes in Original Red, Black, Grape, Strawberry Sugar Free, Black Licorice Sugar Free and more.

    The candy is low fat, low sodium and Kosher certified.

    The “Peace, Love, & Vines” campaign encourages acts of kindness through the sharing of personal stories, triumphs and good deeds.

    All Red Vines products are available at retailers nationwide, and

  • 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.

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