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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


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


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.




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.


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


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.