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Pirate’s Booty adds more treasure

BY Ryan Chavis

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — B&G Food earlier this week announced that it's making two additions to the Pirate’s Booty line, which include Pirate’s Booty Crunchy Treasures and Pirate’s Booty Fruity Booty. Pirate’s Booty Crunchy Treasures features pirate-themed shapes in aged white cheddar flavor while Pirate’s Booty Fruity Booty offers baked rice-and-corn puffs with a coating of raspberry flavor.

“We know that finding snack options that appeal to both parents and kids isn’t always easy. That’s why we’re pleased to offer new twists on the snack that everyone knows and loves, Pirate’s Booty,” said Eric Berniker, VP of consumer engagement and innovation at B&G Foods. “Pirate’s Booty Crunchy Treasures really ups the ante on the crunch factor with fun pirate-y shapes creating a different snacking experience. Fruity Booty is the perfect balance of subtle sweet and crunchy for when you’re craving fruity fun.”

Both snack products are currently rolling out to retailers.

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FMI releases resources in support of its U.S. Grocery Shopping Trends 2014 report

BY Michael Johnsen

 

 
 
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute on Wednesday launched a number of resources in support of its recently launched U.S. Grocery Shopping Trends 2014 report. 
 
The report reveals dramatic changes in the consumer universe that have impacted the way food retailers do business. For example, 43% of men now claim to be primarily responsible for the grocery shopping. And for twenty-somethings, 1-in-4 meals include food purchased earlier in the same day. 
 
FMI will host a webinar on Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. EST to discuss the male shopper. FMI also will host webinars on Aug. 12 to discuss health-and-wellness trends and on Aug. 19 to discuss changes with the millennial shopper. 
 
 
 

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Mission Pharmacal launches touch-free spray application of Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Spray

BY Michael Johnsen

SAN ANTONIO — Mission Pharmacal on Wednesday introduced a touch-free spray application of its Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Spray.
 
Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Spray was designed with safety and ease-of-use in mind. The patent pending formulation ensures that the product clings to the skin creating a thin, even layer of protection when sprayed. The product creates a moisture barrier to treat diaper rash and protect skin from wetness. Once it's sprayed on the affected area, there's no need to rub it in  just spray it, leave it and let it work. The formula won't cake on or run, and the cooling spray helps soothe irritated baby bottoms.
 
The new spray is formulated with Honeywell Solstice Propellant, one of the most environmentally preferable aerosol technologies available today. The propellant is hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC) free and is not a volatile organic compound. Any overspray is minimized due to the technology of the actuator and propellant, as well as the rich consistency of the product.
 
"At Mission Pharmacal, we always look to innovate and create valuable products for families," said Neill Walsdorf, Jr., president of Mission Pharmacal. "With the new Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Spray, we are reinventing the way parents treat their baby's diaper rash with a gentle, environmentally friendly and effective alternative to a traditional topical method."
 
The new spray is currently available on Walgreens.com and Drugstore.com, as well as on store shelves at such retailers as Schnucks, Dierbergs and Kroger. In Texas, Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Spray is available at H-E-B. Additional national distribution is slated for later this year.
 
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