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Lipton launches hot and iced tea K-Cup varieties nationwide

BY Jason Owen

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Lipton Tea is collaborating with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. to launch new varieties of hot and iced tea K-Cup packs for Keurig K-Cup single cup brewing systems.

"It’s natural to think of Keurig as being synonymous with coffee, but now consumers are also turning to their Keurig brewers for the freshest tasting hot and iced teas," said Alfie Vivian, VP refreshments, Unilever US. "By partnering with GMCR, we’re able to share the delicious taste of Lipton teas in the innovative K-Cup pack format."

Lipton K-Cup packs are available in three flavor combinations:

  • Lipton Refresh: A crisp and refreshing iced sweet tea is made of fresh-pressed tea leaves and sweetened with cane sugar, the company stated. This new variety joins GMCR’s current Brew Over Ice collection for Keurig K-Cup brewers, a line of beverages that are specifically crafted to brew directly over ice;
  • Lipton Indulge: A rich black tea from fresh-pressed tea leaves, blended with natural flavors;
  • Lipton Soothe: A smooth green tea made from green tea leaves, herbs, and blended with natural flavors.

"Lipton K-Cup packs are a new and different way to enjoy fresh brewed tea blends, with the ease and convenience of a Keurig K-Cup brewer," added Vivian. "We are so excited to bring Lipton’s most aromatic tea creations to the Keurig Brewed line-up."

Lipton K-Cup packs are available in 10-count, 16-count, and 22-count boxes beginning July 2013. They can be found at grocery, mass, and drug retailers nationwide and purchased online. Pricing is at the discretion of each retailer, the company stated.


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Kodak provides Wi-Fi services to more than 70 Discount Drug Marts

BY Michael Johnsen

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Discount Drug Mart on Monday implemented Kodak’s wireless connectivity for Kodak Picture Kiosks across its more than 70 locations, Kodak announced. With the Wi-Fi functionality on the Kodak Picture Kiosks, consumers can transmit images directly from their smartphones to a Kodak Picture Kiosk while in store. 

"We continually seek new technologies that help us create a better experience for our customers and grow our photo category," stated John Graycar, director of photo operations at DDM. "With the Wi-Fi connectivity added to our Kodak Picture Kiosks, we can offer an easy, quick way for our customers to create a variety of photo products from their smartphones, including prints and enlargements, photo books and greeting cards. This, in turn, generates new revenue opportunities for our photo category."

To complement the Wi-Fi connection, Kodak created the Kodak Kiosk Connect App, which provides the interface for consumers. The app provides an intuitive, simple method for consumers to get the images from their smartphones to a Kodak Picture Kiosk, Kodak stated. Since Kodak first introduced Wi-Fi printing at its kiosks less than one year ago, there have been more than 1 million downloads of Kodak apps for making photo products from smartphone pictures.


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D.MODIF says:
Jul-23-2013 04:58 am

Wifi is very unusual, I will try and wear seksi

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Missouri voters oppose prescription-only restrictions on PSE

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — As many as 62% of Springfield, Mo., residents oppose a proposed law that would require all consumers to obtain a doctor’s prescription before buying cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine, according to a recent poll conducted on behalf of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Magellan Strategies that was released Monday. 

"The findings of the recent Springfield poll are consistent with what we’ve seen across Missouri and throughout the country," stated Carlos Gutierrez, senior director of state government affairs for CHPA. "Law-abiding consumers oppose the prescription-only approach because it leads to significant economic burdens produced by unnecessary time off work and additional [doctor visit] copays," he said. "Moreover, local prescription mandates are not an effective solution to address the state’s meth problem," he added, pointing to Jefferson and Franklin counties — two counties that had passed similar ordinances only to see the number of meth labs in their counties grow. 

Currently, the Springfield City Council is considering legislation that would implement a prescription requirement for PSE within the city limits. Last week, Councilman Doug Burlison proposed an amendment that would bring the issue to a vote of the residents, citing the need to let "law-abiding residents" decide on the prescription PSE policy. 

The Council is set to vote on the bill and subsequent amendment on July 29.

Other findings from the poll:

  • By a margin of 62% to 31%, Springfield voters oppose the proposal to require everyone who wants to buy cold or allergy medicines containing PSE to first get a prescription from a doctor;
  • As many as 52% say that they would "definitely vote no" on a prescription requirement for medicine containing PSE if it was placed on the ballot; and
  • The strongest opposition to the law is among consumers that have children ages 18 or younger, with 70% opposing the new law and 25% supporting it.

 


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