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3M intros heavy duty Post-it Extreme Notes

BY Gisselle Gaitan

3M is looking to make communicating, no matter what the weather, easier for all who use its Post-it Brand products. The St. Paul, Minn.-based company has launched its latest product, the Post-it Extreme Notes. Created with ultra-strong dura-hold paper and adhesive, the product is designed to stick on tough, textured and curved surfaces while withstanding tough weather conditions.

“Dependable communication is key for productive, accurate work and timely results, yet our research uncovered that 82% of workers outside the office experience challenges with non-verbal communication,” Remi Kent, global business director, Post-it Brand said. “After years of leading the market in office communication, Post-it Extreme Notes were developed specifically for this need outside of traditional offices. This new tool can get messages across, even in the toughest conditions.”

The extreme notes also can stick on surfaces found on job sites in construction, food service, manufacturing and in-home surfaces such as freezers, boiler rooms, garages and bathrooms, the company said. Due to the dura-hold paper and adhesive, the paper securely sticks on the intended surfaces and is able to withstand temperatures that range from 0 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

3M’s Post-it Extreme Notes will be available for purchase in retailers such as Target, Walmart and wherever else the brand’s products are currently sold. The notes will come in three and 12-packs of 3×3-in.-sized paper. Further product information, including pricing, can be found on Post-it’s website.

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Biena, Girl Scouts unveil Thin Mints chickpea snacks

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Biena, a brand known for its chickpea snacks is venturing into brand new territory by partnering with the Girl Scouts of the USA. Together both companies are launching Thin Mints Chickpea snacks, which consist of a fair trade dark chocolate coating over its classic sea salt chickpeas.

“There are few things Americans anticipate more than Girl Scout Cookie season, so we are very excited to offer a chickpea snack inspired by the classic flavor of Thin Mints cookies,” Poorvi Patodia, founder and CEO of Biena, said. “We’ve combined Biena’s good-for-you chickpea snacks with the timeless taste of Thin Mints cookies, all for 130 calories and 4 grams of protein and fiber. It’s a refreshingly delicious snack.”

The Thin Mints chickpea snacks will appear on shelves at Whole Foods beginning in June and will retail $4.49 for a 3.15-oz. sized pack.

“The Girl Scout Cookie Program gives girls essential business and entrepreneurial experiences that set them up for a lifetime of success,” Barry Horowitz, GSUSA chief revenue officer, said. “We are proud to work with Biena to remind consumers about the power of the cookie program for girls everywhere.”

Other products from the Boston-based company, such as the sea salt, honey roasted, barbeque and habanero chickpea snacks can be found at such retailers as Albertsons, CVS, Stop & Shop and Shoprite among others. Further product information and sort availability can be found on Biena’s website.

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Tropicana evolves beverage offerings

BY Gisselle Gaitan

Tropicana is expanding its already large portfolio by introducing two new beverages, Tropicana kids and Tropicana coco blends.

The Chicago-based company’s kids line contains certified USDA organic premium fruit juice drinks that come in three flavors — fruit punch, mixed berry and watermelon. The product also features 45% real fruit juice that is mixed with filtered water, no added sweeteners or artificial flavors, the company said.

Coco blends offer the brand’s signature juice drink, with a splash of coconut water to provide consumers with a new way to enjoy both. The launch will come in two flavors — pineapple with coconut water and peach passion fruit with coconut water — and contains no artificial sweeteners or flavors and features 100% coconut water.

“Tropicana has continued to innovate to secure our spot not only at the breakfast table but throughout the daily lives of on-the-go Americans,” Becca Kerr, senior vice president, North American nutrition fruit and vegetable portfolio said. “We’re thrilled to launch Tropicana Kids, offering an organic, premium fruit juice drink for busy parents who don’t want to sacrifice their kids’ nutrition, while Tropicana Coco Blends introduces a delicious way to enjoy the coconut water craze in a great-tasting juice drink.”

Both new offerings are available in select retail locations nationwide. The kid’s juice offerings will be featured in the juice box aisle in multi-packs while the coco blends can be found in the chilled juice section in multi and single-serve sizes. Further product information and store availability can be found on the company’s website.

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