ConAgra Foods Foundation donates grants to local nonprofits to end child hunger
OMAHA, Neb. — The charitable arm of ConAgra Foods announced the donation of nearly $500,000 to support the fight to end child hunger.
Through its Community Impact Grants program, the ConAgra Foods Foundation said 13 nonprofit organizations across 10 states were awarded $20,000 to $75,000 grants with the goal of finding innovative approaches to addressing child hunger. Since 2009, the ConAgra Foods Foundation’s Community Impact Grants program has invested approximately $1.4 million in 31 nonprofit organizations across the country.
"We are dedicated to ending child hunger and by partnering with these 13 organizations, whose programs have a direct impact on the lives of the more than 16 million children in the U.S. facing food insecurity, we’re able to support this important cause," ConAgra Foods Foundation and Cause VP Kori Reed said. "With more than 1-in-5 American children at risk of hunger, we recognize the need to seek out and invest in the most promising practices in child hunger relief and nutrition education."
Mexican athlete’s foot brand making its way across the border to U.S. Hispanic markets
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — MarcasUSA on Thursday announced the U.S. debut of Conazol, a leading over-the-counter athlete’s foot treatment in Mexico.
The brand is expanding its U.S. distribution and can be found at such retailers as Walmart and Target in key U.S. Hispanic markets, such as Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Chicago, the company said.
"As the summer season gets into full swing and the incidence of athlete’s foot reaches its peak, we are launching a TV campaign to promote Conazol’s availability in the U.S. and support our retail partners," MarxasUSA CEO Richard Phillips said. According to Phillips, MarcasUSA will begin TV promotion in June on multiple Hispanic TV networks in eight markets across the U.S. Additionally, the company will kick off a sweepstakes promotion on Facebook.
Conazol contains miconazole Nnitrate 2% antifungal as its active ingredient and is manufactured in Mexico by Liomont Labs.
Marley Coffee announces distribution deal with Fresh & Easy
LOS ANGELES — Marley Coffee has expanded its retail presence by inking a new deal with Fresh & Easy, Tesco’s U.S. subsidiary.
The retailer, which operates 197 stores across Arizona, Nevada and California, now will offer Marley Coffee organic ground 8-oz. bags in One Love 100% Ethiopian Yirgacheffe (medium roast), Buffalo Solider (dark) and Get Up Stand Up (light) varieties.
"We continue to increase our retail presence for Marley Coffee and drive sales, and we’re excited to work with Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market to expand our distribution on the West coast and into the Southwest," Marley Coffee CEO Brent Toevs said. "Fresh & Easy is an excellent addition to our movement, as we continue to make Marley Coffee available to coffee fans across the nation."