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Marley Beverage relaunches One Drop coffee drink

BY Jason Owen

CHICAGO — Marley Beverage Company, a partnership with the family of the legendary reggae artist that promotes a wide range of healthy, natural drinks, is set to relaunch One Drop, a ready-to-drink premium Jamaican coffee beverage made with real cane sugar and all-natural ingredients, the company announced this week.

Marley’s One Drop is available in three flavors: coffee, mocha and vanilla light. The drink is re-launching in Rexam’s Sleek 12 oz. cans.

Originally introduced in 9.5 oz. glass bottles, Marley Beverages chose to move into the Rexam Sleek can because of its durability, portability and brand differentiation as it helps the beverage stand out on retail shelves. Marley’s also benefits from the fact that aluminum cans are the most sustainable packaging choice in the world, as they are recycled at more than double the rate of any other beverage package, the company noted.

"There is nothing better than drinking an iced cold coffee beverage from a can," said Lee Brody, global marketing director, Marley Beverage Company. "We wanted to showcase the premium look of our Marley’s One Drop line and help it stand out on the shelf. We were able to achieve both in a very powerful way with the Rexam Sleek can."

Rich Grimley, president and CEO, Rexam BCNA, says the beverage can is the right choice to package coffee beverage growth. "Specialty coffee brands are recognizing the value of aluminum beverage can packaging in building their business. Marley’s is a valued customer of ours and we’re excited to help them extend their brand with the best in graphics display, filling and distribution economics and sustainability superiority."

Purchases of Marley’s beverage products benefit 1Love.org, the Marley family nonprofit initiative, which works to promote the legacy of their father by supporting charities that empower youth, protect the planet and promote peace.

Marley’s One Drop cans are working their way into retailers nationwide now.


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Arctic Ease innovates the cold pack section with new reusable compression pack

BY Michael Johnsen

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. — Arctic Ease recently rolled out a new compression wrap that cools skin to an optimal healing temperature of just above 59 degrees without ice or refrigeration.  

Arctic Ease relies on a proprietary thermodynamic technology that absorbs heat from the body using a patented blend of custom woven cotton substrates, water and inert materials that remain cool to the touch for three hours of therapy. Unlike ice bags and cold compresses, Arctic Ease, which is applied like a common compression wrap, can be worn under clothing, while wearing shoes or when on the go.

Arctic Ease wraps can be reused eight to 10 times with proper care, the company claimed, and can be used before, during and after exercise. They are odorless and contain no additives, medications, menthol or alcohol, and stay at a temperature just above 59 degrees, so they can safely be worn for hours.

Arctic Ease has developed a following among endurance and performance athletes, their trainers and coaches, the company noted. 

A study published in the Winter 2012 issue of the Journal of Special Operations Medicine found that Arctic Ease dramatically reduced pain against a control group. Arctic Ease was invented by Carol Forden, who tore her MCL in 2007 and struggled to stay active while wearing a brace and trying to comply with ice therapy. “It was simply impossible,” she stated. “My knee would swell on every airline flight I took, causing the brace to tighten uncomfortably. My doctors told me to ice it, but that’s impossible at 30,000 feet or with an active lifestyle.”

Recognizing her own need, Forden decided to solve the problem. She quit her job, set up shop in the garage of her home, invested her life’s savings, and started experimenting to create a wrap that could naturally cool skin and tissue.


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Pennsylvania supermarket operator to open fourth full-service restaurant

BY Michael Johnsen

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Wegmans in June will open The Pub at Wegmans, a full service restaurant and bar at their Allentown location, the company announced Thursday. Led by Executive Chef Geno Nosenzo and using the fresh ingredients sold on-site in the store, The Pub at Wegmans will serve an array of dishes that go beyond typical pub standards, as well as cocktails, wines by the bottle or glass and an extensive selection of craft beer.

“The response to The Pub at Wegmans has been fantastic, and we’re thrilled to bring fresh, chef-prepared food and craft beer to our newest location in Allentown,” stated Kathy Haines, director of Wegmans in-store restaurants and Market Cafes, including three other Pennsylvania Pubs in Malvern, King of Prussia and Collegeville. “We look forward to getting to know our new neighbors over a pint or a meal and seeing them again and again throughout the year for reliably fresh, tasty food and drinks.”

To complement the menu, The Pub serves a wide variety of local, domestic and international craft beers, including a special craft beer, the Wegmans Sly Fox Tale Chaser, a summer ale brewed by Sly Fox Brewing Company exclusively for, and only available at the Pub, along with a variety of Pennsylvania favorites, such as Yuengling, Stout’s, Victory and a number of other local breweries on draught. They also offer a selection of wines from around the world, available by the glass or bottle, and a number of original cocktails.


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