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Violife debuts plant-based dips

violife vegan dips

Violife is expanding beyond its well-known line of vegan cheese with the introduction of three new plant-based dips.

Free of dairy, nuts, soy, gluten and preservatives, the three new dips include:

  • French Onion: Made with such simple ingredients as coconut oil and real onions;
  • Spinach and Artichoke: Made with vegan and simple plant-based ingredients that include coconut oil, real spinach and artichokes; and
  • Ranch: Made with plant-based ingredients that include coconut oil and herbs.

“Consumers love the taste and convenience of dips, and we are excited to bring Violife’s delicious plant-based take on these classic flavors to life!” said Debra Yoo, senior brand manager at Violife. “We know that these new dips will appeal to consumers across the country, whether they are vegan, dairy-free or curious about plant-based foods.”

Violife’s three new dips are available at Whole Foods Market.  


Pixi illuminates complexions with On-the-Glow Bronze

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Pixi is releasing a brand-new product designed to deliver a glow to any user while on the go.

The On-the-Glow Bronze sticks offer consumers a hint of tint in an easy use to use format that is suitable for use on the cheeks and lips.

Formulated with fruit extracts for antioxidant protection, the solid tint is designed to blend effortlessly into the skin for a natural and bronze glow, the company said.

Other key ingredients include ginseng to revitalize and balance and aloe vera to soothe and calm.

Retailing for $18, Pixi’s On-the-Glow Bronze is available online at


Lisa Paley named CHPA chair-elect

Lisa Paley

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association, or CHPA, announced Lisa Paley as Chair-elect of the CHPA Board of Directors.

Paley will assume the position of board chair in March 2023, when current CHPA board chair Michelle Goodridge, president, U.S. Self Care, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, concludes her chairmanship. 

At its June meeting in Washington, CHPA also welcomed two new manufacturer members to its board of directors, including Kristin Recchiuti, CEO of Advantice Health, and Paul Wood, executive vice president, chief commercial officer and executive vice president, U.S. sales of Church & Dwight.

“I am delighted to welcome Kristin and Paul as our two newest board members,” said Scott Melville, president and CEO of CHPA, “and to congratulate Lisa on her appointment as chair-elect. Collectively, these individuals bring decades of consumer healthcare experience to our board that will help guide the association during these exciting times for self-care in the world’s largest market. I look forward to continuing to work together with each of them as we shape the industry we want for the future.”

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association is the national trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of consumer healthcare products, including over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements and consumer medical devices.


Clif Kid Zbar adds blueberry muffin flavor

clif kid zbar blueberry muffin

Clif Kid Zbar is expanding its organic, whole-grain energy snack bar line with a brand-new flavor addition.

The Emeryville, Calif.-based company is releasing a new blueberry muffin flavor, made to be reminiscent of a blueberry muffin straight from the oven.

Made with organic, non-GMO ingredients, the easily storable and portable bar contains 12 g of whole grains from organic oats and organic wild blueberries, the company said.

“Clif Kid is thrilled to roll out our brand new Zbar blueberry muffin flavor. It’s the perfect addition to our expansive portfolio of Zbar flavors that kids crave and parents trust,” said Valerie Van Arkel, senior brand manager at Clif Kid. “Summer break is for playing, adventuring and making priceless family memories, and Clif Kid Zbar blueberry muffin flavor is the perfect energy snack to accompany all the fun of childhood summers.”

Retailing for $5.49, Clif Kid Zbar’s blueberry muffin flavor is available at such retailers as Target, Kroger, Meijer, Wegmans, Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Hy-Vee and Raley’s, as well as online.


Wonderbelly launches natural OTC heartburn medication

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Wonderbelly is looking to change the way people deal with their digestive health by launching its flagship product — Wonderbelly Antacid.

The better-for-you, over-the-counter heartburn medication is formulated to treat heartburn, acid reflux and acid digestion symptoms, the company said.

Made with non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients, the antacid does not contain talc, artificial dyes or flavors, common allergens, or artificial sweeteners.

Inspired by co-founder Lucas Kraft’s journey with an eating disorder and subsequently suffering from long-lasting gut issues, his brother Noah Kraft worked alongside him to create a better, more thoughtful and tastier alternative to other products out on the market, the company said.

Available in three flavors — Strawberry Milkshake, Citrus Mint and Watermelon Mint — Wonderbelly Antacid comes in plastic-free packaging and retails for $14.99 per bottle. 


ScriptAbility partners with Liberty Software

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ScriptAbility is now integrated with Liberty’s pharmacy management software.

This integration partnership allows Liberty’s pharmacy clients to offer accessible prescription labels more easily for their patients who are visually impaired, print impaired or have limited English proficiency.

ScriptAbility, an accessible labeling solution founded by En-Vision America, is an easy-to-use, cost-effective application that allows pharmacists to provide their patients with ScripTalk Talking Labels, ScriptView Large Print Labels, Dual Language/Translated Labels, Braille Labels and Controlled Substance Safety Labels. It also is an effective way pharmacists can ensure their patient's medication adherence and safety, the company said.

“Liberty understands patient needs,” said David Raistrick, president of En-Vision America. “We’re excited to team up with a company that knows how important label information can be to a patient. Our accessible labels remove the guesswork for patients who may have a visual or print impairment, or may not read English enough to understand the label. Liberty is ensuring that their software provides effective access to critical medication information.”

The integration allows pharmacists to quickly produce accessible labels because the ScriptAbility application can be directly accessed from the pharmacy management software. Now, instead of entering the patient’s information in the application, all the prescription and patient details will auto-populate with a few simple clicks, the company noted.

“Community pharmacies are known for delivering the best customer service and patient care,” said Jeremy Manchester, president of Liberty Software. “ScriptAbility is one more way that community pharmacies can serve and go the extra mile for patients who need help.”