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Petrics tracks pet activity, health and nutrition in smart bed

BY Gisselle Gaitan

Petrics, a pet health technology company, is looking to make tracking weight, activity levels and rest periods a whole lot easier for pet owners. By launching the Smart Pet Bed, Activity Tracker, pet Health and Nutrition App, the Las Vegas-based company is aiming to help those four-legged family members achieve optimal weight ranges.

Each bed will include a built-in scale, along with thermostatic heating and cooling. Users will be able to automatically or manually adjust the temperature until it’s ideal for each pet based on their breed, environment and geographic location.

“Our mission is to empower every pet owner with access to nutritional and behavioral information, so they can provide the best possible care and comfort for their pets and help them live longer, healthier lives,” Ed Hall, CEO at Petrics, said. “Our pet health ecosystem helps pet parents react quickly and effectively to their pet’s needs, and ultimately, saves lives through early detection and intervention.”

The Smart Pet Bed and Activity Tracker communicate with the Petrics Health and Nutrition App, creating a health ecosystem that grants pet parents the ability to monitor and track nutrition data, along with obtaining food and diet recommendations, the company said.

Additional product information can be found on Petrics website.

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Nature’s Way Brands launches line of single-herb powders

BY Michael Johnsen

Nature’s Way Brands on Wednesday introduced a new line of Single Herb Powders made with premium, dried herbs. The full line includes three herbal powders, selected for their unique health properties: Standardized Turmeric Powder to support joint health, Beet (Beta vulgaris) Root Powder containing energy-supplying sugars and starches and Activated Coconut Charcoal Powder for internal cleansing.

Sales of herbal powders have been rapidly increasing, solidifying the drinkable powders as an emerging supplement industry trend. “Consumers are demanding high-quality herbal powders because they can easily be added to the beverages people are already drinking,” stated Christopher Oswald, licensed nutritionist at the Green Bay, Wis.-based supplier. “At Nature’s Way, we are committed to bringing consumers herbal innovations that allow them to get the benefits of their favorite supplements in new and convenient ways.”

[quote-from-article] The new line of single herb powders is formulated with whole herbs as they’re found in nature, preserving the Nature’s Way pledge to quality and transparency while optimizing the health benefits of each powder.

These powders quickly dissolve in any beverage, making it easy to absorb the wellness benefits of turmeric, beet root or activated coconut charcoal. The new powders are now available at select grocery and natural food retailers nationwide.

 

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NACDS Annual to open with Huey Lewis and the News

BY David Salazar

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is bringing Grammy winning artists Huey Lewis and the News to NACDS Annual this year. The band will perform at the Opening Celebration of NACDS Annual, taking place from April 21 to April 24 at the Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., this year.

In addition to the opening celebration, NACDS Annual, which is anchored by opportunities for suppliers and retailers to collaborate — both through Strategic Exchange Appointments and Meet the Retailer Events — will feature two Business Programs. The first business program will be led by NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson and NACDS chairman and Walgreens Boots Alliance co-COO and Walgreens president Alex Gourlay. The second will feature author and management educator Jim Collins.

Registration for the event can be accessed here.

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