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Price Chopper has developed a “Spotlight on Education” for the retailer’s line of private label children’s cereal. Developed in conjunction with other organizations, the company is using the back panel of the children’s cereal products to provide educational information. The most current is a cereal featuring nanotechnology information on the back, done in collaboration with the State of University at Albany.
- Price Chopper, Schenectady, N.Y.
Fight the Sun and a ColdNew at Rite Aid are Continuous Spray Sport Sunscreen and Night Time Severe Cold medication. The sunscreen uses compressed air to make applying sunscreen neat and easy. The spray distributes an even mist for complete coverage and allows access to hard-to-reach places. The product is available in SPF 15 and 30, and it is sweat- and water-resistant.
Rite Aid’s Night Time Severe Cold product relieves nasal congestion, sore throat, runny nose, headache, body aches and fever with a warm, lemon liquid that soothes symptoms. It is priced 30 percent less than the leading national brand equivalent.
For children fighting a cold, Rite Aid offers Children’s Plus Cough and Runny Nose liquid medication. Available in a kid-friendly cherry flavor, the product is designed to fight a fever, suppress coughs, ease the pain of a sore throat and minimize sneezing and runny noses.
- Rite Aid Corp., Camp Hill, Pa.
Fortified MilkThe Kroger Co. plans to help consumers fight cholesterol one glass (or bowl of cereal) at a time. The Cincinnati-based retailer now offers Kroger Active Lifestyle Fat-Free Milk fortified with plant sterols to help reduce cholesterol. Plant sterols, which are naturally found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and grains, have been linked to helping lower LDL cholesterol levels.
- The Kroger Co., Cincinnati
Lip CareTarget now features Target-brand Medicated Lip Balm. Designed to soothe cold sores, fever blisters and chapped lips, the product comes packaged in 0.25-ounce jars, two in a pack.
- Target Corp., Minneapolis
What's Trading?Trader Joe’s continues to bring out new products, and this month the retailer introduces a number of new items to help entertain, stay healthy or simply make dinner. Trader Joe’s Patisserie de Vanille is what the retailer describes as a “fancy cake” made with two layers of light cake flavored with Madagascar Bourbon vanilla and rich, sweet buttercream frosting.
Trader Joe’s new tea offers a healthy dose of anti-oxidants. Pomegranate Green tea is made with pomegranate concentrate and pure cane sugar, creating a tea with a crisp, fruity flavor in each 64-ounce bottle.
And to make dinner a snap, Trader Joe’s introduces Satay Peanut Sauce made with dry-roasted peanuts and cashews, coconut milk and spices inspired by Asian cuisine. It can be used as a dip or a marinade.
- Trader Joe’s, Monrovia, Calif.
Kids sunblockCVS/Pharmacy features a 6-ounce bottle of continuous-spray kids sunblock. The CVS Kids Sunblock Continuous Spray comes in SPF 50 to help fight sunburn in adults and children six months of age and older. The spray allows for easy, neat application and complete coverage, even on hard-to-reach body parts. It is specially formulated to offer water-proof protection for kids in and out of the water. It is oil-free and hypoallergenic.
- CVS/Pharmacy, Woonsocket, R.I.
Organics and probioticsNew from Giant Eagle in the organic snack segment are Nature’s Basket Organic Potato Chips and Nature’s Basket Organic Pretzels. The potato chips are available in 5-ounce bags, in three flavors including Sea Salt, Barbecue, and Rosemary and Thyme. They have 30 percent less fat than regular potato chips and contain no trans fats. The retailer’s organic pretzels come packaged in 8-ounce bags and are available in Honey Wheat and Oat Bran varieties. They contain no cholesterol or trans fat.
Tapping another growing segment, Giant Eagle features Giant Eagle Probiotic Yogurt. Packaged in packs of four, 4-ounce cups, the yogurt is available in Strawberry, Blueberry, Peach and Vanilla.
- Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh
Full line of yogurtWinn-Dixie introduces a full line of yogurt with improved taste and texture to match the leading national brand. There are 14 flavors and 23 varieties in the line, which is kosher certified through the Orthodox Union. The yogurt is available in low-fat, light fat-free and sugar-free options, and it is packaged in 6-ounce and 32-ounce packaging to offer convenience and value.
- Winn-Dixie Stores, Jacksonville, Fla.
New in the BlueLoblaw Co. continues to expand the company’s Blue Menu line of President’s Choice items, which features products for nearly every eating occasion. New in the line this fall are President’s Choice Blue Menu Fruit and Yogurt Bars. The bars contain no artificial flavors or colors, are kosher certified and offer a solid dose of calcium. The individually wrapped bars come four to a box, and they are available in Cranberry Blueberry or Apple Cinnamon.
To warm up this winter, Loblaws stores now offer President’s Choice Blue Menu ready-to-serve Chicken and Rotini Soup. The soup is low in fat, high in fiber and contains no artificial flavorings or colors. Another warm-weather treat, President’s Choice Blue Menu Deluxe Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese Dinner is made with real cheddar cheese. It offers a dose of fiber, vitamins and minerals and is free from artificial colors and flavors. The microwavable product can be ready in six minutes.
- Loblaw Co., Toronto
A select imageSafeway’s Safeway Select brand continues to grow and establish an image, thanks to high-quality products and well-designed packaging (award-winning packaging, according to this year’s panel of judges in PL Buyer’s 5th Annual Packaging Awards, see page 60). Amongst a host of others, some of Safeway’s new products include: Safeway Select Ground Breakfast Blend Light Roast Coffee, which is kosher certified and available in a 12-ounce package; Safeway Select Indulgent Cookies, which come in a range of varieties such as Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies, White Chocolate Macadamia Nuts Cookies, Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies; and Safeway Select Blueberry Jam, which is free of preservatives and packed in an 11.5-ounce jar.
- Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif.