June 21, 2013

A study published on bmj.com this week found that taking iron daily during pregnancy is associated with a significant increase in birth weight and a reduction in risk of low birth weight.

June 21, 2013

Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto announced its expansion into the novelty category with the launch of Talenti Gelato Pops. The new product began rolling out to retailers nationwide in May 2013.

June 21, 2013

A survey commissioned by Target Corp. recently found that nearly one-quarter of Canadians in some parts of the country don't have first aid kits at home, and more than half don't have one in their car.

June 20, 2013

A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives would delay competitive bidding under Medicare for medical equipment until some issues are resolved.

June 20, 2013

Pepperidge Farms, makers of the cheese-flavored Goldfish crackers, announced today a new line of macaroni and cheese products based on the Goldfish brand will hit store shelves next week.

June 20, 2013

Jamba Juice, in collaboration with specialty food manufacturer Inventure Foods, announced a new addition to its line of at-home smoothie mixes with Green Fusion, a blend of fruits and vegetables that offers a dose of vitamins and antioxidants.

June 20, 2013

A maker of bathing products for pets has expanded its line to Target stores around the country.

June 19, 2013

The American Medical Association has officially recognized obesity as a disease, which could affect how healthcare professionals approach the issue, the group said at its annual meeting in Chicago.

June 19, 2013

Cape Cod Potato Chips announced the newest addition to its line of all-natural potato chips: Farm Stand Ranch Waffle Cut chips.

June 19, 2013

Designer Whey, a company that has formulated whey products for more than 20 years, today introduced the first in a series of solution-based products: Sustained Energy, a whey protein mix containing a blend of natural proteins, fiber and vitamins.

June 19, 2013

H-E-B and Whataburger introduced today Whatafries, a french fry that is cut from real potatoes and can be heated or eaten straight out of the bag.

June 19, 2013

Neuro health drinks are comprised of six different formulated drinks: Sonic, Passion, Trim, Daily, Bliss and Sleep, with each offering a different benefit — boosting mental performance, reducing stress, promoting restful sleep and more.

June 19, 2013

The National Institutes of Health announced this week a new Web resource for researchers, healthcare providers and consumers to view the ingredient labels of an estimated 17,000 dietary supplements.

June 19, 2013

TalkingRain announced the launch of a new multimillion dollar advertising campaign and website redesign for Sparkling Ice, a growing non-alcoholic beverage brand in the United States.

June 18, 2013

AquaHydrate, a Southern California-based health and fitness water company, announced expanded retail distribution across the West and Midwest regions of the United States, including Walgreens, Savemart, Raley's, Pharmaca stores and more.

June 18, 2013

Better Oats announced the addition of three new steel-cut instant oatmeal varieties to the brand’s Oat Revolution line.

June 18, 2013

Bayer HealthCare, makers of the Contour Next portfolio of blood-glucose meters, and dLife Healthcare Solutions, a diabetes behavior change solution, have created and are working together to offer Eat Well, Test Well, a six-week food and nutrition program for people with diabetes available at no charge.

June 18, 2013

Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co. announced today a partnership with celebrity chef and former "Top Chef" contestant Spike Mendelsohn in support of a July 4th in-store consumer promotion to win a trip to New York City. The promotion begins June 19.

June 18, 2013

Consumer packaged goods companies and retailers that sell their products have managed to stay strong despite economic difficulty, according to a new report.

June 18, 2013

Smart Puffs all-natural cheese puffs is offering a special limited-edition 4.5-oz. package and a sweepstakes where parents have the chance to win $10,000 toward their child’s education.

June 18, 2013

A new study, released in the current British Journal of Nutrition, showed that consuming peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast can control blood-sugar throughout most of the day, even after eating a high carbohydrate lunch. In addition to this "Second Meal Effect," peanuts and peanut butter caused a significant reduction in the desire to eat for up to 12 hours and a significant increase in the secretion of the hormone PYY that promotes satiety and feelings of fullness.

June 18, 2013

ThinkThin announced the introduction of new ThinkThin Fiber bars, a high-fiber addition to its line of protein bars.

June 17, 2013

The Dr. Baker Says Co. introduced last week a new supplement to market containing four omegas, essential fatty acids and a variety of vitamins and minerals.

June 17, 2013

During the 2013 HBW conference held in San Antonio, from May 31 to June 3, one of the most anticipated events by attendees was The Showcase venue, which gave suppliers an opportunity to highlight their innovative new products or packaging to retailers and wholesalers attending the event.