Balance Bar introduces new nutrition bar for women
VALHALLA, N.Y. — Balance Bar on Wednesday launched Nimble, a meal-replacement bar for women that combines beauty and nutrition. Fortified with antioxidants, beta-carotene and 10 mg of FloraGlo Lutein, Nimble provides nutrients for healthy skin and seven ingredients ideal for women: protein (10 g), fiber (5 g), calcium, iron, folate, and vitamins D and B6.
Nimble is sweetened with Truvia rebiana, a zero-calorie sweetener made from the stevia leaf. With 120 calories per bar, Nimble is available in two flavors: peanut butter and yogurt orange swirl.
“Nimble contains the 40-30-30 ratio of carbohydrates, protein and fat that can help stabilize blood sugar, reduce inflammation, steady your mood and improve energy,” stated Joyce Daoust, certified nutritionist and co-author of "The Formula, A Personalized 40-30-30 Weight-Loss Program." “And, the vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and antioxidants found in Nimble all play a key role in maintaining healthy skin.”
In a recent clinical study, the FloraGlo lutein found in Nimble was shown to significantly increase skin hydration by 38% over time in addition to improvement in skin elasticity. And, Nimble serves as a source of beta-carotene, which has been proven to help skin defend against redness and UV-induced damage.
Nimble comes in 1.16-oz. single-serve bars and is certified Kosher. Suggested retail price is $1.69.
Reports: Walgreens launches new line of store-brand food items
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens recently launched a private-label line of food items to be called Nice!, according to published reports.
The initial products include dried fruit, white rice, baking soda, canned soup, tomato sauce, tea bags and a macaroni and cheese offering. The new store brand is being marketed by way of in-store point-of-purchase material, including ceiling banners, wing displays and play on the pharmacy’s in-store radio.
SABMiller brings takeover bid for Foster’s directly to shareholders
NEW YORK — Looking to expand its business, one of the world’s largest brewers is looking to take over Australian beer company Foster’s Group.
SABMiller said it has extended its takeover bid to Foster’s shareholders through its wholly owned subsidiary, SABMiller Beverage Investments, after the bid was rejected by Foster’s board back in June. At the time, Foster’s board said that the bid, valued at A$4.90 ($5.18) per share in cash — or $10 billion — "significantly undervalues the company in the context of a change of control and, as such, it does not intend to take any further action in relation to it."
Foster’s will report its full-year results next Tuesday.