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Gaia Herbs’ Professional Solutions becomes EQP gold partner

BY Michael Johnsen

BREVARD, N.C. Gaia Herbs professional division, under the brand name Professional Solutions, on Monday announced its acceptance as a gold partner in the Emerson Quality Program, a voluntary program for the nutritional supplement industry to help facilitate increased awareness of quality.

The objective of the EQP is to provide a convenient information portal for healthcare practitioners interested in recommending dietary supplements to their patients. “The launch of EQP was inspired by the knowledge that medical practitioners spent too much time searching for evidence and independent verification for supplements,” stated Fran Towey, president of Emerson Ecologics. “By making all the data needed to make informed decisions regarding quality and efficacy easily accessible, we have done this homework for them.”

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VitaminSpice products now available at Walgreens

BY Michael Johnsen

WAYNE, Pa. VitaminSpice on Thursday announced the introduction of its line of table spices supplemented with nutritionals into Walgreens.

“In addition to Walgreens, we already have interest from several significant food and ingredient manufacturers,” stated Edward Bukstel, VitaminSpice president and CEO. “The main effort now and going forward for VitaminSpice is to properly manage the massive rollout of the product to the market here [in the United States] and then worldwide.”

So far, VitaminSpice offers supplemented crushed red pepper, ground black pepper, Italian seasoning, ground cinnamon and granulated garlic.

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A&P offers Live Better! members free prenatal, children’s vitamins with gift card on 12th refill

BY Antoinette Alexander

MONTVALE, N.J. A&P has announced that its family of supermarkets is offering a special promotion for its Live Better! Wellness Club, whereby members get free prenatal and children’s vitamins and a gift card with the 12th refill.

At A&P, SuperFresh, Waldbaum’s and Pathmark stores throughout the Northeast, after LiveBetter! Wellness Club members pick up their twelfth free refill of prenatal or children’s vitamins, they will receive a $10 gift card to be used at any of the store locations.

To take advantage of the offer, customers pick up a Loyalty Card at the pharmacy department and the pharmacist will punch the card each time they get their prenatal or children’s vitamins.

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