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Report: Scott Naturals tube-free toilet paper gets test run

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK As part of its sustainability efforts, Kimberly-Clark will do a test-run of its Scott Naturals tubeless toilet paper in Northeast Walmart and Sam’s Club stores, according to published reports.

The Scott Naturals line, which features bath tissue, towels and napkins made with a significant amount of recycled fiber, was developed in response to consumer demand for environmentally friendly products that didn’t sacrifice performance. Last month, Scott Naturals introduced the Smart Flush bag, a device that reduces toilet water use.

Sales of consumer tissue reached $6.4 billion for Kimberly-Clark in 2009, and annual global sales for the Scott brand totaled more than $2 billion.

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Dream Water makes its way to Walgreens

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK Dream Water once again is expanding its retail distribution.

The beverage maker announced that less than one year after initially launching in Duane Reade stores, its 2.5-oz. Dream Water shot will be available at Walgreens locations nationwide. In addition to Walgreens, Dream Water also is available in select Walmart stores, tri-state area Kmart and Harmon stores, and New York-based GNC and Duane Reade stores.

Dream Water is a relaxation water that helps consumers fall asleep.

"Just 10 months into our launch, Dream Water is resonating with both consumers and retailers alike. This positive response shows the relevance of our product in the marketplace, as Dream Water helps to fill a significant void in the lives of millions of Americans who suffer from sleep issues," said Adam Platzner, chief marketing officer of Dream Products.

"It’s rare to turn regional distribution into national distribution so swiftly; the fact that Dream Water has done it so successfully speaks to the considerable demand for our product," Platzner added. "It is with great pride and excitement that we are able to work with such well-respected retailers [as] Walgreens to offer Dream Water to people all across the country."

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Nestle recalls fun-size bags of Raisinets

BY Allison Cerra

GLENDALE, Calif. Nestle USA announced its voluntary recall for one of its confections, which may contain peanuts.

The company said its Raisinets fun-size bags (10-oz. variety) with a production code of 02015748/UPC number 2800010255 may contain peanuts. The fun-size bags with this production code were sold in Target, Shop Rite and Don Quixote retail stores, the company said.

The company alerted the Food and Drug Administration and said no other Nestle products were impacted.

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