Conservation-Minded Personal Care
Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, shower gel, soap and body wash products from Save Your World are handcrafted, paraben-free and pH balanced. Made with antioxidant-, vitamin- and mineral-rich organic yerba mate and organic aloe vera, the products come in Rainforest, Oasis Fruit and Regal Blossom scents. More important, the company conserves one acre of rainforest for each product sold. The products can be manufactured for private label programs, provided the conservation message and overall look and feel are maintained.
-- Save Your World LLC; P.O. Box 578, Portland, OR 97207; 877-279-9669; www.saveyourworld.com
Oxygen Facial Spray
Langenburg Oxygen Facial Spray by Princess Karen zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg is said to be an all-in-one toner, refresher and purifier. The pH-balanced product contains minerals and high levels of natural stable oxygen to assist in hydrating and regenerating the skin, as well as preventing blemishes. The innovative product also is available for retailers’ private label programs.
-- Langenburg Water Retail Store, 2157 W. 11th Ave., Eugene, OR 97402; 877-687-0130; www.langenburgwater.com
Eco-Friendly Product Development
Pacific Sands, which recently purchased Natural Choices Home Safe Products, says it has commenced sales in the private label and custom formulation marketplace. The company’s private label program provides retail buyers with the ability to add proven eco-friendly products to their current store brand line, without the expense of developing and manufacturing such products. Among the many available products are laundry detergents, chlorine-free bleaches, hard surface cleaners, dish detergents, kitchen and bathroom cleaners and more. Pacific Sands manages all aspects of product development, including custom formulation, label development and manufacture.
-- Pacific Sands Inc., 238 N. Westmonte Dr., Suite 210, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714; 407-475-9966; www.pacificsands.biz
StalkMarket’s latest disposable product lines are eco-friendly and available for private labeling. PlanetPlus hot and cold paper cups are lined with a thin biopolymer coating that prevents them from leaking, but allows them to biodegrade once discarded. Jaya clear cups, lids, drinking straws and cutlery are made of advanced biopolymers and are said to provide an environmentally preferred, quickly compostable choice to items made from petroleum-based plastic.
-- StalkMarket, 16540 S.W. 72nd Ave., Bldg. 7, Portland, OR 97035; 503-295-4977; www.stalkmarketproducts.com
Spray Dressings with More
The Fremont Co. now offers spray salad dressings with a shrink wrap label, creating what the company calls “the only truly NBE package to challenge the brands and generate incremental sales with attractive packaging.” The company’s spray dressing options provide an innovative way to meet growing consumer demand and trends for portion-control foods that help with weight management.
-- The Fremont Co., 802 N. Front St., Fremont, OH 43420; 716-827-4369; www.fremontcompany.com
Natural Food Solutions
New Sunshine Acres products from Tree of Life provide “the natural retailer’s answer to large-store private label grocery programs.” From natural and organic juices and cereals to organic pickles and tortilla chips made with certified organic stone ground corn, the company offers a variety of products for retailers with a commitment to sustainable agriculture.
-- Tree of Life Inc., 405 Golfway West Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32095; 904-940-2100; www.treeoflife.com
Silgan Containers launched its shaped can manufacturing capability in the U.S. marketplace under the Sculptured Metal Technology brand. Shaped cans communicate instantly, the company says, creating memorable, recognizable branding and offering upscale, sophisticated cues. The container alternatives allow private label manufacturers to enhance their customers’ brand image without investing in new filling equipment.
-- Silgan Containers Inc., 21800 Oxnard St., No. 600, Woodland Hills, CA 91367; 818-348-3700; www.silgancontainers.com
Impressions Inc. is now a certified licensed 1.01 MetalFX printer, offering its customers attention-grabbing metallic printing on its packaging for its personal care, specialty food, pharmaceutical and other customers, including private label. Colors range from light and pastel to deep and rich.
-- Impressions Inc.; 1050 Westgate Dr.; St. Paul, MN 55114;