RILA responds to ACA passage
ARLINGTON, Va. — The upholding of the individual mandate within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by the Supreme Court drew a response from several industry groups, including the Retail Industry Leaders Association.
RILA president Sandy Kennedy said the focus now should shift to the employer mandate and the effect the changes to employer-sponsored coverage.
"President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that if they liked their health insurance, they could keep it," Kennedy said. "However, today, with just 17 months until the law takes effect, and no meaningful implementation guidelines available for employers, those assurances are in doubt. While retailers are committed to continuing to provide health coverage to their employees, overregulation jeopardizes their ability to do so. RILA continues to urge the administration to protect retailers’ ability to offer quality, affordable coverage that fits the unique needs of their workforce and not to undermine the flexible, voluntary system that provides coverage to millions of employees and their families."
Organix-South unveils new TheraNeem Naturals facial oil serums
BOWLING GREEN, Fla — Organix-South has introduced TheraNeem Naturals facial oil serums featuring the company’s exclusive adaptogenic blend of concentrated supercritical extracts and a blend of oils to feed the skin.
Packaged in a 1-oz. pump bottle, the serum can be used with, or in lieu of, a night cream and as part of one’s morning moisturizing routine by massaging five to 10 drops on cleansed, moist skin. TheraNeem Naturals adaptogen blend contains antioxidant-rich botanicals, such as holy basil and ashwagandha. With skin care, adaptogens help your skin respond to the effects of such external stressors as air pollution and smoke, keeping the skin looking healthy and vibrant.
Three SKUs round out the collection:
- Soothing Therapé for normal or stressed skin;
- Rejuvenating Therapé for dry or damaged skin; and
- Balancing Therapé for oily or blemish prone skin.
Organix-South, a division of the Nutraceutical subsidiary Nutragarden, offers a range of therapeutic lines: TheraNeem Naturals, TheraVeda Organix and Naked Organix.
New Own skin care line hits Duane Reade, Whole Foods
NEW YORK — Taking a complete approach to skin health and leveraging conjugated linoleic acid — or CLA, a natural compound derived from the safflower plant — is the new skin care line called Own.
Launched in spring 2012, Own is available in Duane Reade stores and recently entered the Northern California market at Whole Foods.
“I was seeing an abundance of safe, eco-friendly skin care in the marketplace, but what I wasn’t seeing was safe, eco-friendly skin care that actually worked,” stated Alastair Dorward, founder and CEO of Own. “This revolutionary concept in skin care creates healthy, smooth skin without the harmful side effects of retinol. Consumers feel better and look better after using Own products, and that’s the most rewarding part of the business for me.”
Dorward has been a consumer goods entrepreneur since 1996, when he founded Covent Garden, a natural refrigerated soup brand. He then moved on to to become founding CEO of Method Products from its inception in March 2001 to August 2008. Own marks Dorward’s newest venture.
The skin care collection, which is exclusive to the United States, is comprised of a Rejuvenating Cleanser ($12), Lifting Eye Cream ($24), Firming Silk Concentrate ($24.99), Refining Moisture Night Cream ($24) and Dual Protecting Day Lotion with SPF 30 ($23).