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Newman’s Own gets Greek yogurt line

BY Ryan Chavis

WESTPORT, Conn. — Newman’s Own, a supplier of food and beverage products, has introduced Newman’s Own Greek Nonfat Yogurt to its product line. The product will arrive in markets along the Atlantic seaboard this month.

“We’re excited about launching Greek Nonfat Yogurt,” said Dave Best, VP marketing, Newman’s Own. “It gives consumers a great-tasting, healthy option while supporting our philanthropic mission and contributing to the common good.”

The five varieties available include blueberry, pineapple, strawberry, peach and black cherry. The yogurt is available in a 5.3-oz. size and comes with a suggested retail price of $1.49. The retailers who carry Newman’s Own Greek Nonfat Yogurt in their dairy cases include Stop & Shop, Giant, Hannaford, Shaw’s, A&P, The Food Emporium, Pathmark, Waldbaum’s, Big Y and Price Chopper.

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Lupin launches generic Niaspan tablets

BY Ryan Chavis

MUMBAI and BALTIMORE — Pharma Major Lupin announced that Lupin Pharmaceuticals, its U.S. subsidiary, has launched niacin extended-release tablets USP in 500-mg, 750-mg and 1,000-mg strengths.

The drug is the generic version of AbbVie’s Niaspan tablets. It’s used to reduce elevated TC, LDL-C, Apo B and TG levels, and to increase HDL-C in patients with primary hyperlipidemia and mixed dyslipidemia, the company said.

“We are happy to launch this product having received approval from the FDA yesterday. The launch bears testimony to our commitment to serving our customers and patients by bringing high quality, affordable medicines to the market," Vinita Gupta, CEO Lupin Limited, said.

Niaspan tablets had annual sales in the U.S. of approximately $1 billion, according to IMS MAT data.

 

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Skinnygirl introduces new line of supplements

BY Ryan Chavis

NEW YORK — Skinnygirl brand has already made its foray into several categories, including a recent line of water flavor enhancers and a partnership with SodaStream to create new flavors. Now the brand will step into the supplement category with its new Skinnygirl Supplements.

The line, set to debut April 7, will be available in three flavors: Hair Skin Nails Gummies, Weight Management Gummies and a Probiotic Dietary Supplement. Skinnygirl’s founder Bethenny Frankel also is introducing the latest flavor of the Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bar: Chocolate Peanut Butter with Sea Salt.

“I’m excited to share my new products with women who want to take charge of their health, no matter how busy they are,” Frankel said. “Women need straightforward solutions that allow them to make small changes throughout the day for a healthier routine.”

The new supplements aim to make the road to healthier living an easy one to navigate, the company said. The line includes:

  • Hair Skin Nails Gummies: A strawberry-flavored gummy that promotes lustrous hair, healthy nails and vibrant skin (MSRP $12.99);
  • Weight Management Gummies: A mixed-berry flavor to support lean muscle and weight management (MSRP $19.99); and
  • Probiotic Dietary Supplement: Designed to support overall digestive health, immune health and intestinal floral balance. Cranberry extract is incorporated to promote urinary tract health (MSRP $19.99).

The new Chocolate Peanut Butter with Sea Salt nutrition bar comes with a MSRP of $2.49 and will join Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Pretzel varieties in the lineup.

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