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Campbell completes acquisition of Kelsen Group

BY Antoinette Alexander

CAMDEN, N.J. — Campbell Soup Co. has completed the acquisition of Kelsen Group A/S, a producer of baked snacks, including the Kjeldsens and Royal Dansk brands, sold in 85 countries around the world.

Based in Denmark, Kelsen is a provider in the assortment segment of the sweet biscuits category in China and Hong Kong, where growth in sweet biscuits is outpacing the growth of the $60 billion global sweet biscuits market.

Campbell will operate Kelsen as a standalone business, reporting to Luca Mignini, president of Campbell International. Senior members of Kelsen’s management team, including Brian Rønsholdt, CEO of Kelsen Group, will continue to lead the business.

 

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Ritzman Pharmacies looks to acquire Mast Pharmacies

BY Antoinette Alexander

WADSWORTH, Ohio — Ritzman Pharmacies, which operates 20 pharmacies, including 11 pharmacies located within Buehler’s Fresh Foods Markets, is looking to acquire Mast Pharmacies.

"For 33 years, Mast Pharmacies has strived to always put the customer first. We are looking for this merger to provide the best for Mast customers and staff, continuing our tradition of customer service. I am confident that Ritzman will provide this," stated
 Rod Mast, owner of Mast Pharmacy. 

Eric Graf, CEO and co-owner of Ritzman Pharmacies, added, "Mast and Ritzman are both locally owned businesses that share the same values, which makes this collaboration a natural fit."
 
Mast Pharmacies operates five pharmacies in Ohio. The first Mast pharmacy began taking care of customers in 1981.

Ritzman’s pharmacy locations reach south to Delaware, Ohio, and north to Brunswick, Ohio.  In addition to its retail pharmacy locations, Ritzman also operates a specialty packaging pharmacy and a home infusion pharmacy.

 

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New therapeutic, heated pillows use cherry pits for pain relief

BY Rebecca Haughey

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Hot Cherry Pillow has been introduced to consumers seeking therapeutic relief from neck pain, backaches, sore muscles or tired feet. Using real cherry pits inside a fabric cover, the heated pillows provide muscle relief and emit the enticing aroma of cherry pie, according to the company.

"I created Hot Cherry Pillows to offer relief for anyone who suffers from chronic pain or stress," said J’Nelle Holland, the company’s founder. "My goal was to create a product that would have a dual purpose by making an impact on my customers’ lives, while also helping our environment."

Hot Cherry Pillows are 100% sustainable and American-made with real pits from the Michigan tart cherry industry. The pits are cleaned and dried by a special process using only water and heat before they are encased in a naturally dyed denim derived from the bark of the Hawaiian macadamia tree.

The new therapeutic pillows are available online at HotCherryTherapeuticPillow.com and on Amazon.

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