Glad To Go lunch, snack containers hit store shelves
OAKLAND, Calif. — Glad has expanded its GladWare containers line with items ideal for lunch and snacks.
New Glad To Go lunch and snack containers, in 32-oz. and 24-oz. sizes, respectively, feature a small 1.5-oz. cup that snaps into the lid so you can carry single portions of salad dressing and sauces without worrying about spills or soggy foods, Glad said.
"We’ve continuously heard that people can’t easily take the foods they want on the go. We’re thrilled to offer consumers a convenient way to take lunch and snacks on-the-go," Glad brand manager Bob Hillman said. "This revolutionary product makes it easy to save on time, money and waste, while catering to our busy lifestyles."
The new Glad To Go containers can be found in grocery stores and mass merchandisers nationwide for $2.99 per package of four containers.
Chelsea seeks approval for neurogenic orthostatic hypotension drug
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chelsea Therapeutics International has applied for Food and Drug Administration approval of a drug for a disorder that affects patients with diseases like Parkinson’s disease.
The drug maker announced the submission of a new drug application for Northera (droxidopa) as a treatment for neurogenic orthostatic hypotension. NOH predominantly affects people with primary autonomic failure, a group of diseases that includes Parkinson’s, multiple system atrophy and pure autonomic failure.
Chelsea expects the FDA to decide whether or not to grant approval in first quarter 2012, the company said.
NRF: Treat will beat trick this Halloween
WASHINGTON — Retailers shouldn’t be fearful of Halloween, as more consumers are expected to celebrate the holiday this year, the National Retail Federation said.
According to NRF’s 2011 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey conducted by BIGresearch, 7-in-10 Americans (68.6%) plan to celebrate Halloween, up from 63.8% last year and the most in NRF’s 10-year survey history. Additionally, the average consumer will shell out $72.31 on decorations, costumes and candy, up from $66.28 last year. Total Halloween spending is expected to reach $6.86 billion.
“Eager to shake off the summer heat and forget about the economy for a few days, Americans are looking forward to having some fun this Halloween,” NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Many retailers have already stocked their shelves with Halloween merchandise and, given the popularity of the holiday this year, consumers should not hesitate when they find something that would make their celebration complete.”