Gain insight on cutting-edge private label products and packaging capabilities.
Jams, Jellies with Organic Appeal
New jams and jellies from The Lollipop Tree feature organic ingredients. The all-natural products also are trans fat- and preservative-free. Available in Apricot Jam, Raspberry Jam, Meyer Lemon Marmalade and Pepper Jellies varieties, the products make the perfect topping for toast or English muffins - or a delicious accompaniment to grilled or roasted meats. The Lollipop Tree also works with many high-end retailers that wish to develop private label specialty food products, offering exclusive customized recipes from the company’s private label product list or by using a customer’s own formulation.
- The Lollipop Tree Inc., 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, NH 03801; 800-842-6691; www.lollipoptree.com
Spa Body Products
Scandle LLC announced a new line of all-natural, preservative-free spa products. Formulated to ensure a long shelf life, the products can be combined with the warm oil from The Scandle Massage Candle to create unique, therapeutic spa treatments for professional or home use. Included in the new line is a multi-functional Dead Sea Salt that can be used as a bath/foot soak or as a gentle exfoliating body scrub, as well as a variety of preservative-free body clays that can be used as detoxifying and nourishing massage mud masques. Like the company’s candles, the spa products also are available for retailer’s store brand programs.
- Scandle LLC, 2405 FM 423, Suite 300-714, Little Elm, TX 75068; 940-239-7538; www.abodycandle.com
New Pain Relievers
With the recent change to the brand Motrin, the new orange-colored 200mg ibuprofen caplets and tablets from Advent Pharmaceuticals will give retailers’ private label products a true national brand equivalency. Advent Pharmaceuticals also manufactures 200mg white and brown ibuprofen tablets and caplets. Package design and filling also are available in the company’s state-of-the-art facilities.
- Advent Pharmaceuticals Inc., 55 Lake Dr., East Windsor, NJ 08520; 888-634-5522; www.adventpharma.com
Flavored Organic Oils, Vinegar
Tapeko Natural Flavors launched Flavored Organic Olive Oils and Organic Balsamic Vinegar under the Saporosa control label brand. USDA- and OCIA-certified organic, the products are said to burst with fresh flavor that adds to culinary applications ranging from cooking and grilling to bread-dipping and marinating. Olive oil flavors available for private label buyers include Natural Roasted Garlic, Natural Lemon Oregano, Natural Peppercorn, Natural Basil and Natural Rosemary.
- Tapeko Natural Flavors Inc., 717 7th Ave. SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 0X3; 403-984-6003; www.tapeko.com
New in Packaging:
Retail Bakery Solutions
Wilkinson Industries introduced three new PET additions to its bakery display packaging: DisplayCake, DisplayPie and Fresh Performance cookie display packaging. The DisplayCake packaging boasts sleek, upscale designs that allow for excellent viewing presentation, while the Fresh Performance packaging offers attractive display for lunchbox cookies or decorative baking varieties. The DisplayPie packaging includes a 10-inch pie container with a black base and a 3-inch-tall scalloped dome and crust saver for meringue and cream pies, as well as a 10-inch black pie base with 1 3⁄4-inch fluted dome for fruit pies.
- Wilkinson Industries Inc., PO Box 940, Fort Calhoun, NE 68023; 900-456-4519; www.WilkinsonIndustries.com
High-visibility, pilfer-resistant product packaging produced using equipment supplied by KOCH Packaging Systems increases brand visibility and product security in the beauty aid, health care and personal care categories. The company’s automated blister packaging systems are designed to provide the flexibility needed to meet ever-changing packaging demands, with specially designed product orientation and placement systems available for unique product shapes and sizes.
- KOCH Packaging Systems LP, 44 Indian Lane East; Towaco, NJ 07082; 973-541-7312; www.KOCHPackaging.com
New on the Shelf:
CVS Pharmacy launched an Ultraviolet Toothbrush Sanitizer that is said to kill 99 percent of germs and bacteria, including E. coli, salmonella and streptococcus. It is easy to use - whether it’s resting on the counter or mounted to the wall. The battery-operated product includes an automatic shutoff and features a UV lamp, an indicator light, a razor and toothbrush brackets. It fits as many as four toothbrushes and a razor.*
- CVS Pharmacy, Woonsocket, R.I.
Roasting Bag with Seasoning
SuperValu launched the Flavorite Chicken Roasting Bag & Seasoning Blend, which is billed as combining a homemade taste with convenient preparation and easy cleanup. The product is available in an 8-ounce flexible pouch.*
- SuperValu Inc., Minneapolis
Roundy’s Supermarkets introduced Organics Shelled Soybeans in a 15-ounce can. The microwavable soybeans are said to be part of a new company range of organic canned beans that also includes Kidney, Garbanzo and Pinto varieties.*
- Roundy’s Supermarkets, Milwaukee
The new Super Yogurt products from Wegmans incorporate probiotics that have been shown to support healthy digestion and promote immunity. They also feature immunity-boosting vitamin D, heart-healthy omega-3s and fiber-rich inulin (which also serves as a prebiotic, or a food source for the healthful probiotic bacteria).The yogurts are available in 6-ounce Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry and Peach varieties, as well as 6-ounce and 32-ounce Plain and Vanilla varieties.
- Wegmans, Rochester, N.Y.
Weis Markets launched Weis My True Friend Small Biscuits Snacks for Dogs. The dog treats are oven-baked to provide a great taste. The product is fortified with vitamins and minerals and boasts a crunchy texture that is said to help promote healthy teeth and fresh breath. Each 4-pound bag features beef-, chicken-, lamb-, peanut- and vegetable-flavored pieces.*
- Weis Markets, Sunbury, Pa.
*Source: Mintel’s Global New Products Database