Tris Pharma appoints Janet Penner as president of generics division
MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. — Tris Pharma has hired a former buyer from AmerisourceBergen to head its generic drug business, the company said.
Tris announced the appointment of Janet Penner as president of the new generic pharmaceuticals business, which will have its own sales, marketing and distribution and will be responsible for bringing drugs to market. So far, the Food and Drug Administration has approved 13 of Tris’ generics, including several first-to-market products.
"Tris’ generics initiative is a natural evolution of the overall strategic vision at Tris, bringing technologically challenging, high-quality products to the marketplace," Tris president and CEO Ketan Mehta said.
Janet has worked in generic drugs for nearly 15 years, including her generics purchasing role at AmerisourceBergen and as head of sales and marketing at CorePharma.
"Tris’ unique technology for liquid sustained-release products, along with the continued expansion of its strategic pipeline of both liquid and solid oral dosage [abbreviated new drug application] development projects, has me truly excited to spearhead the generic pharmaceuticals business at Tris," Penner said.
Goldfish crackers makes a splash at mealtime with new mac and cheese
NORWALK, Conn. — Pepperidge Farms, makers of the cheese-flavored Goldfish crackers, announced today a new line of macaroni and cheese products based on the Goldfish brand will hit store shelves next week.
New Goldfish Mac & Cheese will be available in four varieties: cheddar, nacho cheese, cheesy pizza and butter parmesan. Goldfish Mac & Cheese is made with real cheese sauce and has no artificial preservatives.
“Just like Mac & Cheese, the Goldfish brand is adored by children and adults alike, so it made perfect sense for us to add the fun and wholesomeness of Goldfish to this favorite classic food,” said Jared Konstanty, senior vice president and general manager of snacks. “We’re thrilled to be able to deliver even more smiles to our devoted fans with the launch of Goldfish Mac & Cheese.”
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Mac & Cheese will be available exclusively in Walmart stores nationwide.
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Open-See, Beautique among ‘must-see’ programs at Cosmoprof North America in July
LAS VEGAS — In anticipation of the Cosmoprof North America conference in Las Vegas in July, CPNA is reminding attendees of several “must-see” programs.
Cosmoprof North America will take place July 14 to 16 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Attendees are encouraged to stop by the exclusive one-stop beauty shop for free sampling — Beautique, a new sampling concept that will be unveiled at the show. Pick up some of the latest up-and-coming cosmetics, skin care, nails, hair and some classic beauty favorites. As the first to bring customized sampling to a trade show, CPNA has created a sampling bar that will feature select exhibiting brands for a nominal donation. This gives exhibitors an opportunity to gain more visibility with buyers in attendance. All proceeds collected will benefit City Of Hope.
Key merchants Claudia Lucas, director of merchandising for beauty at QVC; Erica Evans, VP of merchandising for beauty at HSN; and Wendy Pos-Cerveira, director of health and beauty at The Shopping Channel will host a live Open-See to meet with exhibiting companies looking for the next hot beauty product. The live presentations will be open to all Cosmoprof North America exhibitors and take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 15th in a private meeting room inside Mandalay Bay Convention Center with video cameras recording each presentation.
Furthermore, CPNA is bringing back the popular Emerging Beauty. This program allows new manufacturers who have never been a part of the show to experience firsthand the business opportunities it presents. There are two sections within Emerging Beauty — one dedicated to finished products for retail distribution located in Pavilion A: Cosmetics and Personal Care and the other dedicated to professional use for the salon industry located in Pavilion D: Professional Hair, Nails and Tools. The two areas are marked and found on site.
CPNA is also reminding attendees to stop by Discover Beauty and Spotlights. It is the hub of what is new and trending in beauty, and the number of exhibitors continues to grow.