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Fuse Science expands distribution for topical energy product

BY Michael Johnsen

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. — Fuse Science on Tuesday announced that it has picked up distribution for its EnerJel product — a topical energy product targeting fitness fanatics — to 200 south Florida pharmacies through a partnership with GAT Trading.

Last month, Fuse Science announced nationwide distribution through GNC beginning in June. GNC will be the first retail outlet to carry EnerJel in a designed plan to build the brand, the company stated. "The fast-growing and loyal consumer of GNC matches the new and heavy user profile identified in our soft launch of EnerJel," stated Rubin Hanan, Fuse Science president and COO. "GNC will be the first to aggressively bring the brand to market at retail."

 


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Summer Soles launches five additions to its Softness of Suede insole products

BY Michael Johnsen

FRISCO, Texas — Summer Soles on Monday announced the launch of five additions to its collection of Softness of Suede insoles that help women keep their feet feeling dry and comfortable during the summer months.

"In summer, all feet sweat, even if you’re wearing thongs, sandals or open toed shoes," Summer Soles founder Shannon McLinden said. "These gorgeous and brightly patterned prints keep feet dry for under $10. What’s great about these liners is that they are very thin, easy to use and removable."

Citing statistics from the International Hyperhidrosis Society, plantar hyperhidrosis (a.k.a. the "sweaty feet" condition), impacts nearly 8 million people, or 3% of the U.S. population.

The five new Softness of Suede prints retail for a suggested $8 for 1 pair, or 3 pairs for $21. The insoles are made of 100% polyester micro suede fibers for the look and feel of real suede. The insoles are designed to help absorb foot perspiration, inhibit bacterial growth and reduce odor.


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Giant-Carlisle take-back event collects nearly 3 tons of unused drugs

BY Alaric DeArment

CARLISLE, Pa. — Giant Food Stores collected nearly 3 tons of unused medications during a nationwide medication take-back day last month, the chain said.

Giant, owned by Dutch supermarket operator Ahold, said it and its Martin’s Food Markets banner collected 5,843 lbs of unwanted and expired medications at 43 of its stores during the April 28 take-back event, doubling the amount collected last year.

"We want to thank all of our customers and law-enforcement partners for this wonderful response," Giant director of pharmacy operations Leigh Shirley said. "We are thrilled to help our customers properly dispose of expired medications in order to lessen their impact on the environment."


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