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Northwest Natural, Cargill introduce Vitafusion HeartOne

BY Michael Johnsen

MINNEAPOLIS Northwest Natural Products last week announced a partnership with Cargill on the introduction of a line of heart-healthy adult gummy vitamins to be called Vitafusion HeartOne.

The gummy vits contain 0.4g of CoroWise, a plant sterol formulation that helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels and will be available through Target in April and Walgreens in May.

“We are happy to partner with Cargill on [a] gummy vitamin for adults made to support heart health and cholesterol levels,” stated Kate Jones, president of Northwest Natural. “The proven power of CoroWise is a great fit with the delicious taste of Vitafusion gummy vitamins.”

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American Scientific Resources increases noncontact thermometer production

BY Michael Johnsen

WESTON, Fla. American Scientific Resources on Friday announced an increase in production of its new line of 5-in-1 noncontact thermometers.

Delivery to warehouse is expected in mid June. Final sub-component assembly and packaging will take place in the United States at ASR’s Ohio facility, and ship to retailers the first week in August. Full production capability of the consumer model exceeds 5,000 units per day, the company stated.

The new 5-in-1 non contact consumer model has a suggested retail price of $49.95.

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Quigley now ProPhase Labs

BY Michael Johnsen

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. Following its annual shareholders meeting held here last week, shareholders voted to change the name of the Quigley Corp. to ProPhase Labs Inc. The name change became effective as of Thursday, May 6. The new corporate Web site will be www.prophaselabs.com.

“The vote was a culmination and affirmation of more than a year of very hard work,” stated ProPhase CEO Ted Karkus. “The shareholder support for our team is very much appreciated. Our new identity sets the stage for a new growth phase for our company by improving our image with our important retailers as well as with investors.”

The roll-out of the corporate identity change to ProPhase Labs will occur over the next six-to-eight weeks, which will include a new corporate log and new packaging for Cold-Eeze and Kids-Eeze.

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