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Armada Health Care debuts mobile app for this year’s expo

BY Michael Johnsen

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Armada’s Specialty Pharmacy Summit and Expo returns to the Wynn Las Vegas May 5 to 9 to celebrate a decade of leadership in the specialty pharmacy industry. To date, executives and key decision-makers from more than 700 companies have registered for this year’s Summit, the company announced Friday.

This year, Armada will introduce a new mobile and web app for the Summit, which will serve as a tool to allow all attendees the ability to maximize their networking opportunities before, during and after the meeting. The app is available for download on iTunes or Google Play

"We are thrilled to unveil our brand new mobile app in 2014. This dynamic tool will create new opportunities for personalization, connection and engagement during the meeting," said Randi Hernandez, senior communications manager, Armada Health Care. "App users can now easily access the meeting attendee list, view slide decks and handouts and connect with colleagues, all with the swipe of a fingertip."

"We are extremely pleased with the tremendous increase in registration for the Summit year after year, and we are encouraged by what these numbers indicate about the growing importance of specialty pharmacy," said Lawrence Irene, CEO Armada Health Care. "Ten years ago we had a vision for the specialty pharmacy industry that few thought was possible. The growth of our company and the Summit is proof positive that we were correct in our assumptions, and we will continue to provide pharmacy professionals with the valuable tools, innovative contracts and business opportunities they need to be successful in the specialty pharmacy sector." 

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Colgate, Champion for Kids and Walmart partner for ‘Simple Giving Campaign’

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — To help children achieve healthy smiles and avoid missing school days, Colgate has teamed up with Champions for Kids and Walmart for the Simple Giving campaign. As part of this partnership, Colgate has committed to donating $100,000 worth of oral care products to school districts across the Midwest during the 2014 school year.

Local members of the community can participate in the campaign by purchasing and donating toothbrushes and toothpaste at participating local Walmart stores from March 22 through April 7. All donations go to children in local schools near each participating Walmart store.

Colgate has a long-standing history of community support through its flagship global oral health education program, Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures initiative. To date, this initiative has reached more than half a billion children across 80 countries with free dental screenings and multilingual oral health education.

The original "Bachelorette" and author Trista Sutter is patterning with Colgate to help spread the word about the Simple Giving campaign.

 

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Progresso gets saucier with Recipe Starters line

BY Ryan Chavis

MINNEAPOLIS — Progresso, a brand from General Mills, announced new flavors for its line of Recipe Starters cooking sauces. Each pouch has a recipe favorite printied on it to give consumers a head start on meals during the week. Most of the recipes from Recipe Starters require five or fewer ingredients and can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, the company said. 

“Available in five flavorful varieties, Recipe Starters’ thick sauce provides a rich and concentrated, robust flavor.” said Stefan Miller, associate marketing manager for Progresso. “Each of the flavors can be used as a starter to create a variety of tasty recipes. With an easy-to-use pouch design, all you have to do is just add your favorite protein, along with a few pantry or refrigerator items and you’ve got a delicious home-cooked dish the family will love.”

Some of the flavors consumers can expect include:

  • Creamy Roasted Garlic: Chicken stock, roasted garlic and a touch of cream;
  • Fire-Roasted Tomato: Medium-thick tomato sauce, accompanied by the flavor of roasted tomatoes and red bell peppers, basil and a touch of cream;
  • Creamy Parmesan Basil: A creamy sauce inspired by alfredo and pesto sauces;
  • Creamy Portabella Mushroom: Full-bodied and smooth sauce with Portabella mushroom flavor. Dairy/mushroom is the primary flavor base with herb/white wine top notes; and
  • Creamy Three Cheese: Creamy and full-bodied (similar to medium cheese sauce), it also includes a blend of yellow and white cheeses and a touch of cracked pepper.

Progresso Recipe Starters are available nationwide at grocery stores in the pasta and/or soup aisle and retail price for $1.99 for a 9-oz. pouch.
 

 

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