Pacific Natural Foods’ Soup Starters line expands
TUALATIN, Ore. — Pacific Natural Foods has boosted its Soup Starters collection.
The lineup now includes Thai Tom Yum, a spicy and sour soup made with such authentic spices as galangal and lemongrass; and Tortilla, which leads with a tomato base, seasoned with green peppers, onions, a hint of lime and traditional spices including chili powder, garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper and coriander.
"People want to recreate the restaurant experience at home, but few have hard-to-find ingredients like lemongrass or galangal on hand, much less the time to let a broth simmer for hours," Pacific Natural Foods VP marketing Kevin Tisdale said. "With Pacific’s Soup Starters, we’ve done the hard work for you. Warm up the base, add in your fresh ingredients and dinner is on the table in less than 30 minutes."
Tortilla and Tom Yum Soup Starters hit store shelves this summer, with a suggested retail price of $3.49 to $3.69 for a 32-fl.-oz. carton.
LifeProof launches LifeJacket case for iPhones
ORLANDO, Fla. — LifeProof has introduced a new protective, waterproof case for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.
The LifeProof LifeJacket, made from high-density foam that is shock, tear and stain resistant, is designed for anyone that uses their iPhone in the water or is looking for increased drop protection, the company said. The buoyant, lightweight case comes in a day-glow orange color to ensure visibility in dense brush or water. What’s more, all buttons and features of iPhone are accessible while in the LifeJacket, including speaker and microphone and features a quick-release lanyard and wrist strap can be attached to eyelets on each corner.
"LifeProof encourages people to live life — to swim, surf, ski, hike, bike or play with the kids, all while staying connected. Boaters, fisherman and swimmers have been clamoring for a way to keep their iPhone close in the water to use apps and stay in touch," LifeProof CEO Gary Rayner said. "The LifeJacket not only floats, but it will protect your iPhone from bump and impacts while rock climbing or accidental drops from great heights."
The LifeProof LifeJacket carries a suggested retail price of $39.99.
Diplomat promotes Atheer Kaddis to SVP sales and marketing
FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has promoted its SVP managed markets and clinical services to SVP sales and marketing, the company said Tuesday.
Diplomat said the newly promoted executive, Atheer Kaddis, would report directly to the company’s president, Gary Kadlec. Kaddis preciously worked as director of pharmacy services clinical for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
"Atheer is a seasoned professional who has a deep understanding of specialty pharmacy," Kadlec said. "In this new position, Atheer will bring our sales, marketing, business development and trade relations under one authority to allow an agile and seamless response to all the needs of Diplomat’s clients and stakeholders."