News Briefs

  • 3/27/2024

    Robert Downey Jr., Craig Dubitsky’s Happy enters ready-to-drink space

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    Happy Products, founded by actor Robert Downey Jr. and entrepreneur Craig Dubitsky, is expanding its portfolio with a new ready-to-drink collection. 

    Each 11-oz. can contains coffee made with 100% Arabica beans, as well as real milk and sugar, the brand shared.

    Available flavors include: 

    • Caramel Latte: contains notes of butterscotch; 
    • Mocha Latte: contains notes of cocoa;
    • Vanilla Latte: contains notes of marshmallow; and 
    • Cold Brew Coffee: contains notes of chocolate. 

    A store locator can be found on Happy’s website to find a retailer carrying its ready to drink coffee beverages. 

  • 3/27/2024

    Shoppers Drug Mart’s Quo Beauty begins recycling program with TerraCycle

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    Shoppers Drug Mart is working to reduce plastic waste with its Quo Beauty color cosmetics line. 

    The retailer announced the launch of the Quo Beauty Cosmetics Free Recycling Program, which through a partnership with TerraCycle, will work towards introducing a solution for customers to recycle their empty beauty components. 

    “As we work to ensure all control brand packaging is recyclable or reusable by 2025, we continue to look for new and innovative ways to eliminate the use of single-us plastics for all product packaging,” said Pat Dean, senior vice president, category management, Shoppers Drug Mart. “We are proud to partner with TerraCycle as the first major retailer to offer a recycling program for a private label colour cosmetics line, offering more sustainable choices to Canadians and reducing our impact on the planet.”

    In addition, for each pound of waste shipped through the program, $1 will be donated to Shoppers Foundation for Women’s Health, which helps create equitable and accessible care for all women in Canada. 

  • 3/27/2024

    Sanjay Gupta to speak at 26th Annual NACDS Foundation Dinner at 2024 NACDS TSE

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    Sanjay Gupta is set to speak at the 26th Annual NACDS Foundation Dinner at the 2024 NACDS TSE on Aug. 17.

    Gupta is the multiple Emmy-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN’s shows domestically and internationally, and regularly contributes to

    Since 2001, Gupta has covered some of the most important health stories in the United States and around the world. On March 9, 2020, Gupta penned an op-ed announcing the network would refer to the novel coronavirus outbreak as a “pandemic,” ahead of both the WHO and the CDC. Throughout 2020 into 2021, Gupta reaffirmed his role as a trusted guide to viewers worldwide on navigating between facts and fiction surrounding COVID-19 and the pandemic.

  • 3/26/2024

    Ardell Beauty launches press on lashes with built-in glue bonds

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    Ardell Beauty is shaking up the lash category with a new launch that comes pre-glued and ready for application. 

    The Press On Lashes from the brand, which come in Naked and Winks extension styles, come with a glue bond built into the band for a quick, easy and mess-free application, the brand said.

    Dubbed the 'Lazy Girl Lash,' the four underlash extensions offer up to four wears and come in 30 individual lash clusters in varying lengths, including natural or soft volume effects, the brand said. 

    The press on lashes from Ardell Beauty are now available for purchase online, as well as at CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Target, Ulta Beauty and Sally Beauty Supply. 

  • 3/26/2024

    Dove Chocolate releases new tiramisu caramel candies

    Dove Milk Chocolate Tiramisu Caramel Promises

    Dove Chocolate is debuting a new addition to its Promises line of sweets—chocolate tiramisu caramel. 

    Inspired by the Italian dessert, the candy features a tiramisu-flavored caramel center that is surrounded by milk chocolate. 

    “Dove Chocolate is committed to uplifting women and inspiring moments of everyday happiness for our brand fans,” said Martin Terwilliger, vice president, Mars. “The new Dove Milk Chocolate Tiramisu Caramel Promises intend to emulate the sentiment of the renowned Italian dessert Tiramisu, which symbolizes 'pick me up' or 'cheer me up,' with every decadent bite.”

    Dove’s Milk Chocolate Tiramisu Caramel Promises come in a stand-up pouch that can be found at retailers nationwide. 

  • 3/22/2024

    Oreo rolls out limited-edition churro-inspired cookie

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    Oreo is bringing the fried dough flavors of a classic churro to its classic cookies. 

    The brand announced the launch of its limited-edition churro cookies, which will be hitting retail shelves on March 27.

    The new flavor features fried dough flavored cookies with a churro flavored crème, the company said.

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