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Arrowhead launches eco-friendly bottled water, recycling campaign

BY Rebecca Haughey

LOS ANGELES – Arrowhead Brand 100% Natural Spring Water on Thursday announced the launch of the .5 L ReBorn bottle in California.

The .5L ReBorn bottle is made of 50% recycled plastic (i.e., rPET), which requires 15% less energy to produce than bottles made from all-new materials. Additionally, bottles made of rPET can be continually recycled and reused.

Arrowhead, the West Coast brand of Nestlé Waters North America’s portfolio of regional spring water brands, is working to impact recycling on a broad scale by partnering with organizations like Keep America Beautiful, to help people take individual action, and Recycling Reinvented, to advocate for extended producer responsibility legislation — with the goal of improving PET beverage bottle recycling rates to 60% by 2018.

To celebrate the November launch of the new bottle design, Arrowhead and Keep California Beautiful — a division of the Keep America Beautiful local affiliate program — will celebrate America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 by hosting a volunteer recycling and beautification event in San Francisco.

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Campbell’s evolves classic tomato soup

BY Rebecca Haughey

CAMDEN, N.J. — Campbell Soup has introduced a new twist on the classic American favorite: Sun-Ripened Yellow Tomato soup.

This new soup is flavored with yellow tomatoes, parsley, cilantro and thyme, and follows last year’s introduction of Harvest Orange Tomato Soup.

Campbell has been making its iconic condensed Tomato soup for 115 years, since 1897.

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Amazon.com begins selling wine online

BY Alaric DeArment

SEATTLE — People looking for a nice red or white to go with dinner might be able to find it online.

Amazon.com announced Thursday the launch of Amazon Wine, which will feature more than 1,000 wines from wineries around the country, and offer information such as details on tasting notes, food-pairing recommendations and total case production.

"Whether it’s helping customers find a favorite varietal, shop for holiday pairings or expand their cellar with a special handcrafted bottle, we’re excited to provide the right tools and information needed to guide them to the perfect wine," Amazon Marketplace VP Peter Faricy said. "We’re thrilled for wineries around the country to share their great collections of wines with our customers through the Amazon Wine Store."

Starting Thursday, customers can ship up to six bottles for $9.99. Shipping is currently available to California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and the District of Columbia, and the company said it plans to ship to more states in the near future. Wines available range from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery 2011 Rosso & Bianco red blend Rosso, for $12, to the Hall 2009 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon, for $110.

 

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