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Breyers goes gluten-free

BY Ryan Chavis

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Breyers announced that it will begin offering 36 gluten-free varieties, which will feature a "gluten-free" claim, in line with the Food and Drug Administration’s rule on gluten-free labeling.

"As a brand known for offering frozen treats for the entire family, we’re happy to announce 36 of our popular Breyers varieties are now labeled gluten-free," said Nick Soukas, director of ice cream for Unilever. "Now, people following a gluten-free diet can be sure that the flavors they know and love are compatible with their dietary needs."

The gluten-free label will begin appearing on Breyers products this month and will include such varieties as Breyers Natural Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Mint Chocolate Chip, certain Breyers Blasts flavors, Cherry Vanilla, Butter Pecan and Fat-Free Chocolate and Strawberry. A full list of gluten-free options can be viewed at Breyers.com. The recipes for these varieties will not change, the company said.

 

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Actavis launches generic Catapres-TTS

BY Ryan Chavis

DUBLIN — Actavis announced that it has launched a generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim’s Catapres-TTS (clonidine transdermal system, USP, 0.1-mg/day, 0.2-mg/day, and 0.3-mg/day for one week), following the company’s final approval on its abbreviated new drug application from the Food and Drug Administration.

Catapres-TTS is used for the treatment of hypertension. The drug had total U.S. sales of approximately $180 million for the 12 months ending Feb. 28, 2014, according to IMS Health.

 

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Report: Publix testing smaller-box concept store

BY Michael Johnsen

ORLANDO, Fla. — Publix is testing a new smaller-box concept — a 20,000-sq.-ft. prototype that would better suit smaller communities — according to a report in the Orlando Business Journal published Wednesday. 

"A smaller store would also compete with niche grocers, like Trader Joe’s — which debuts in Central Florida next month — and other smaller specialty stores like Walmart’s Walmart on Campus concept," the report stated.

According to the report, typical Publix grocery stores can range from 40,000 sq. ft. to 60,000 sq. ft. 

 

 

 

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