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  • 9/21/2023

    Urban Hydration’s Breath of Fresh Hair Kids hits Walmart shelves

    Urban Hydration’s Breath of Fresh Hair Kids

    Urban Hydration’s Breath of Fresh Hair Kids aims to change how parents care for their children’s tresses and is debuting in Walmart stores nationwide. 

    Products part of the line include a Co-Wash and Conditioner, Detangler and Leave-In Conditioner and Styling Lotion, which feature a formula that is free of parabens and uses such plant-based ingredients as vanilla extract, avocado oil and honey, the brand said. 

    “It's been a journey working with Walmart. I’ll never forget one of my first meetings, 10+ years ago, driving to Bentonville with my newborn baby in the backseat. That baby is nearly 13 years old and now has 2 more siblings. When it comes to making care that is tangle-free and lavender fresh we’ve got it figured out and couldn’t be more excited to represent small Black Owned Businesses that are growing at Walmart,” said Psyche Terry, CEO of Urban Hydration and Breath of Fresh Hair. 

    In addition, Urban Hydration also shared that its Honey collection products also will be making waves on Walmart shelves.

  • 9/20/2023

    Ritual works to optimize sleep via BioSeries Melatonin

    ritual Sleep BioSeries Melatonin

    Ritual is launching a new product designed to help optimize melatonin release throughout the night to support a natural sleep-wake cycle.

    The Sleep BioSeries Melatonin contains 5 mg of instant and extended-release melatonin, designed with the body’s melatonin release in mind to aid users in falling asleep and staying asleep to wake up rested, the brand said.

    Consisting of a three-in-one tablet in capsule technology, the first tablet has 1 mg of instant-release melatonin, the second tablet has 3 mg of extended-release melatonin, and the third tablet adds a low 1 mg dose.

    Sourced from Italy, the melatonin is Made Traceable, tested for both purity and potency and contains a vanilla essence. 

    Retailing for $25 per bottle, Ritual Sleep BioSeries Melatonin is available for purchase online.

  • 9/21/2023

    Chex Mix launches two new Remix flavors

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    Picture this: it’s midnight and you’re hankering for a cheesy pizza or greasy taco but alas you have neither in your fridge!

    Be better prepared for late night munchies with Chex Mix's New Cheesy Pizza and Zesty Taco flavors.

    • Cheesy Pizza pieces include garlic and herbs Chex, pizza crust bagel chips, cheese puffs, and pizza sauce Chex
    • Zesty Taco contains taco seasoning Chex, corn shell chips, cheese puffs, and salsa Chex pieces

    Chex Mix Remix flavors are available nationwide for an MSRP of $4.29 for a 7-oz. bag and $5.49 for an 11-oz. bag.

  • 9/20/2023

    Julie Kandalec named lead nail artist for Christian Cowan’s Paris Fashion Week show

    julie kandalec headshot

    Celebrity nail artist Julie Kandalec will be the lead nail artist for Christian Cowan’s 2023 Paris Fashion Week show.

    In collaboration with Creative Nail Design, Kandalec will create nail art for the show that celebrates individuality and culture and also is trendsetting.

    Cowan is a British-born, New York-based designer whose celebrity clientele includes Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Cardi B and Lil Nas X among others.

    The show will take place on Sept. 28 at the American Cathedral in Paris.

  • 9/18/2023

    Ice Breakers adds hint of seltzer to mints

    Ice Breakers Raspberry Lemon Seltzer Sparkling Mints

    Ice Breakers has unveiled its newest product, which contains its classic flavors mixed with a hint of seltzer.

    The new Raspberry Lemon Seltzer Sparkling Mints look to freshen breath with a fusion of sweet raspberry, zesty lemon and a bubbly fizz that is reminiscent of sipping on flavored seltzer, the company said.

    “We’ve truly pushed the boundaries of refreshment with our Raspberry Lemon Seltzer Sparkling Mints,” said Taylor Schwartz, senior associate manager of brand refreshment. “This innovative product delivers a completely new sensorial experience that will redefine consumers' expectations of mints.”

    Consumers can find Ice Breakers Raspberry Lemon Seltzer Sparkling Mints available in a 1.5-oz. pack at retailers nationwide.

  • 9/18/2023

    BelliWelli broadens distribution to Target stores nationwide

    belliwelli target

    BelliWelli’s retail distribution is continuing to grow, this time with Target.

    The brand recently shared that its chocolate chip and crunchy peanut butter chocolate bars would be available for purchase at the retailer, as well as online.

    “Throughout my struggles with IBS, I noticed a scarcity of products that truly emphasized the benefits associated with maintaining a healthy gut,” said Katie Wilson, co-founder and CEO of BelliWelli. “The snack aisle was crowded with high protein, low-sugar and keto… but nothing that was designed specifically for those with digestive issues in mind — until BelliWelli. My goal is to offer a practical solution that is accessible and appeals to the masses, yet doesn’t make people sacrifice certain aspects of their lives.”

    News of this partnership comes on the heels of BelliWelli sharing that its products could be found at Sprouts, H-E-B, Kings, Fresh Thyme and Hungry Root among others.

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