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Reese's Caramel Big Cup debuts

reeses caramel cup

Known for its duo of chocolate and peanut butter, Reese's brand is introducing a game-changing addition to the candy aisle: Reese's Caramel Big Cup.

The Reese's brand is adding a gooey layer of caramel to the peanut butter cup in a Big Cup format for the first time ever.

"Next to peanut butter, caramel is the most requested combination with chocolateand while Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are already perfect, ask, and you shall receive," said Emily Stover, Reese's senior associate brand manager. "As the experts in chocolate and peanut butter deliciousness, we know what our fans want, and we're delivering on that with the Reese's Caramel Big Cup."

Starting Nov. 17, consumers nationwide can enjoy standard and king-size packages of the brand-new Reese's Caramel Big Cup.


GNC opens apothecary-designed flagship store in Pittsburgh

gnc strip district

GNC has opened a new flagship store located in the Terminal Strip District in Pittsburgh. 

Designed with an elevated and interactive shopping experience in mind, the location carries the retailer’s science-backed products, as well as sports performance supplements, weight loss solutions and other wellness items, the company said. 

“Our flagship store is a reflection of GNC’s rich history and commitment to Pittsburgh,” said Nate Frazier, chief operating officer at GNC. “As part of our focus on creating a cutting-edge omnichannel experience through a customer-centric lens, we are proud to bring this seamless shopping approach to provide exceptional products and solutions that help our customers Live Well.”

Located at 1918 Smallman Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222, the store is the retailer’s 21st location in the Pittsburgh area, bringing its total storefront count in the nation to 2,313. 


Heinz combines tangy pickle flavors with classic ketchup

heinz pickle ketchup

There’s a new condiment from Heinz hitting shelves. 

Pickle Ketchup, which combines the tangy and savory flavor of pickles with its classic ketchup,  was inspired by the classic pairing of ketchup and pickles on hamburgers and hot dogs. 

“Increased desire for tasty, yet unexpected condiments has served as our innovation north star for the last several years,” said Katie Peterson, director of Heinz Innovation at The Kraft Heinz Company. “The current pickle craze in America mirrors the irrational love Heinz fans have for the brand, so it only made sense for our newest ketchup to blend these two beloved tastes together.” 

Heinz Pickle Ketchup will begin rolling out on retail shelves beginning in 2024. It is currently being distributed across select retailers in the United Kingdom. 


Nestlé Carnation launches dairy-based creamer

Nestlé Carnation Creamer

Nestlé Carnation is debuting a new line of dairy-based creamers with Spanish and English on the packaging. 

The new Coffee Creamer collection is a real milk creamer that is inspired by the brand’s history and comes in two flavors—sweetened original and zero sugar original. 

“Now more than ever coffee lovers are looking for high quality coffee creamers that won’t break the bank. Our latest Carnation coffee creamer innovation combines real milk with the iconic flavor of Carnation, to deliver a great taste at an affordable price,” said Leonardo Aizpuru, Nestlé vice president of brand marketing for the beverage division and business unit

Consumers can find the new Carnation Creamer is available for purchase in a 32-fl-oz. bottle that retails from $2.99 to $3.49 at select Walmart and grocery retailers and will expand its availability beginning in January 2024. 


Salon Perfect simplifies makeup brush cleaning via No-Rinse Makeup Melt

Salon Perfect’s No-Rinse Makeup Melt Brush Cleaner

Salon Perfect is rolling out its new professional-grade makeup brush cleanser. 

The No-Rinse Makeup Melt Brush Cleaner works to remove makeup, bacteria, buildup, oil and dirt in minutes without leaving behind any residue, and it does not need any rinsing or water, the brand said. 

Suitable for synthetic or natural bristles, the product features a formula that is vegan, cruelty-free and free of parabens, as well as contains a soft rose scent. 

To use, brushes can be lightly dipped into the solution and then removed immediately to saturate the brush. Then each brush must be swirled on a microfiber towel to be wiped clean. 

Consumers can find Salon Perfect’s No-Rinse Makeup Melt Brush Cleaner is available for purchase at Walmart stores and online. 


Ocean Spray cuts artificial sweeteners in Zero Sugar line

ocean spray zero sugar

Ocean Spray is debuting a new line of beverages that contains no artificial sweeteners. 

The Zero Sugar Juice Drinks feature 0 g of sugar and come in two flavors—cranberry and mixed berry, the brand noted. 

“From full flavor blends to refreshing diet and now bold zero sugar, Ocean Spray is committed to developing product innovations that continually meet the needs and desires of consumers who are seeking out more options for their juice drink,” said Trinh Le, vice president of Next Generation Beverages and omni-channel marketing at Ocean Spray. “We’re excited to be the first brand to introduce this new innovative product in the shelf stable aisle and continue our legacy of beverage innovation.”

Made with real fruit juice and sweetened with stevia, Ocean Spray Zero Sugar Juice Drinks are available at grocery stores and Walmart stores across the nation.