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Walgreens, Vitamin Angels to provide at-risk children and mothers with essential vitamins and minerals

BY Antoinette Alexander

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As part of its purpose to help people get, stay and live well, Walgreens is extending its exclusive relationship with Vitamin Angels to help provide 100 million children and mothers in at-risk populations with essential vitamins and minerals. Through 2017, Walgreens and its vitamin brand partners will donate 1% of retail sales from vitamin purchases of participating brands.

Based on the success of Walgreens last campaign to support Vitamin Angels, which to date has raised $5.5 million and reached more than 21 million children, the non-profit organization plans to use the forthcoming funds to work with partners in 46 countries, including the United States and Canada, to help prevent nutrient deficiency by providing vitamins.

“We are proud to support Vitamin Angels in its journey to provide life-changing vitamins and minerals,” said Robert Tompkins, group VP, health and wellness, at Walgreens. “The impact that Walgreens and its customers can make to help minimize ailments related to the lack of essential nutrients, will improve millions of peoples’ lives.”
 

 

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Moraz skin care line launches in U.S.

BY Antoinette Alexander

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Moraz, a cosmetic and skin care line, is launching its products in the U.S. market for the first time.

The Israel-based company offers herbal skin care remedies that are designed to help to solve some of the toughest conditions while protecting and nourishing the skin.

“After much success in consumer markets worldwide, we are thrilled to take this major step forward and make our products available to customers across the United States,” said Yaniv Shapira, VP International Sales at Moraz. “Now, more than ever, people are very concerned with the types of products they use on their skin, and for good reason. We are providing a robust line of skin care and cosmetics solutions that are natural, safe and truly effective.”

Moraz uses 15 plants native to Israel in its product line, mainly polygonum. Moraz grows polygonum in the Galilee region in traditional and organic methods and uses a unique manufacturing process to effectively leverage the natural power of the plant. Polygonum grown in this area of the world has ideal biochemical properties, and is therefore rich in vitamins, natural acids and organic elements, the company stated.

As it launches its products across the United States, Moraz is offering its Para Medical line, which includes various skin care products based on medical herbs to help treat issues like dry palms and feet, wounds, burns, blisters, mosquito bites, sun born, redness, chapped lips, acne, fungus and more. Moraz products are especially recommended for sensitive, irritated and damaged skin.

Moraz also has developed products suited for family care for pregnant women and babies. The pregnancy line helps rehabilitate and nourish the skin during pregnancy and after birth, improving elasticity and healing damaged skin. And the baby line includes baby shampoo, baby soapless soap and baby skin diaper rash cream.

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Jelly Belly sets the stage for a villainous Halloween

BY Ryan Chavis

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly Candy Co. is prepping for Halloween 2014 with a mix of sinister and sweet  thanks to the company’s new Disney Vile Villains themed bags.

Four Disney villains — Ursula, Captain Hook, the Evil Queen and Maleficent — will adorn the bags. Each bag is filled with a "Vile Villains" mix, which consists of Jewel Very Cherry, Jewel Sour Apple, Jewel Orange, Jewel Blueberry and new Jewel Grape Soda.

Disney Vile Villains is the latest in a line of Disney-themed packages from Jelly Belly. Other packages include the Princess Line, featuring Rapunzel, Ariel and Cinderella. Such classic Disney characters as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck are also featured on gift bags.

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