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Tom’s of Maine announces new training toothpaste

BY Ryan Chavis

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Tom’s of Maine, a natural oral care brand, last week announced the introduction of Toddler Training Toothpaste. The toothpaste contains ingredients that come solely from plants and minerals, according to the company. It’s also safe if swallowed and contains no fluoride.

"As a new parent, the amount of choices you need to make about what goes in or on your baby’s body can be overwhelming," said Lindsey Seavey, brand manager at Tom’s of Maine. "But it’s also a time filled with possibility where even the smallest of decisions can make a difference, especially in the early years when you want to give your child the best start. We believe a natural toothpaste can be one step towards creating a healthy daily routine." 

Tom’s of Maine natural Toddler Training Toothpaste is now available at retailers across the nation for a suggested retail price of $3.99. The latest addition joins a roster of products that includes Silly Strawberry Toothpaste, Juicy Mint anti-cavity rinse and Wicked Cool! toothpaste.

 

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Kroger introduces Savor World Flavor event inspired by the tastes and flavors of Mexico

BY Michael Johnsen

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday invited customers to be inspired by the tastes and flavors of Mexico during a first-of-its-kind epicurean event in local stores called Savor World Flavor:Taste of Mexico.

Dozens of new product selections, cooking demonstrations and food sampling are planned during the company’s first Savor World Flavor event for three weeks in June. Customers can also visit ExperienceSavorWorldFlavor.com online to view recipes, watch videos, find a schedule of in-store events and register to win prizes, including three trips to Mexico.

"Savor World Flavor is about re-igniting our customers’ passion for food through the authentic tastes and cuisines of world cultures," stated Michael Donnelly, Kroger’s VP merchandising. "Carefully selected foods and recipes will create a unique fiesta for the senses in our stores during Taste of Mexico — and provide exciting and easy new options to help solve the daily question, ‘what’s for dinner?’"

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NAPW names Dawn Jackman as the 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

BY Michael Johnsen

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – The National Association of Professional Women on Tuesday honored Dawn Jackman as the 2014 Professional Woman of the Year.

The National Association of Professional Women is a networking community with more than 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters.

“I am constantly conveying what is allowable and isn’t allowable as per the regulations and risks involved with these decisions,” Jackman said, speaking to her responsibilities as associate director, regulatory affairs at Bayer Healthcare.

Jackman, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the New York Institute of Technology, did not start out her professional life with the intention to work in regulatory affairs. But her excellent interpersonal skills, keen ability to interpret regulations and strong emphasis on detail caught the attention of a co-worker who encouraged her to pursue a career in in this field. She took that person’s advice and was soon hired for a position in the regulatory department.

More than 20 years later, Jackman has gone on to enjoy a successful career where she provides regulatory guidance/assessments, expertise and support for global development project teams to help drive the business; interacts and negotiates with the Food and Drug Administration as a regulatory liaison; and reviews/approves labeling and advertising. “I also coach, train and supervise the Rutgers Post-Doctorate Regulatory Fellow as a preceptor/mentor, represent BHC and participate on industry task force teams and compile, review and submit submissions to FDA,” she said.

With an eye to the future, Jackman plans to become more involved in the Women Leadership Initiative at Bayer and looks forward to growing professionally within the company, as well as to continue to support her community and church.

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