Organizations aim to plant more than 200,000 trees in 2016
April 12, 2016
In celebration of Earth Day, Boxed Water is Better LLC, Grand Rapids, Mich., and the National Forest Foundation (NFF), Missoula, Montana, announce the return of ReTree, a partnership that aims to plant more than 200,000 trees in 2016.
With numerous people and topics vying for my attention, my monthly magazine subscriptions are piling up. However, I made sure to set aside time when my TIME subscription arrived that featured Josh Sanburn’s cover feature about the lead contamination of Flint, Mich.’s water supply.
With more consumers using click-and-collect models and home delivery for prescription medications, eCommerce continued to drive double-digit growth in the non-traditional drug store channel, which generated $264.5 billion in sales, a $14.3 billion profit and a 1.4 percent growth rate from 2010-2015, according to IBISWorld’s December 2015 report titled “Pharmacies & Drug Stores in the US.”
Los Angeles-based CORE Nutrition, purveyors of CORE Hydration premium bottled water, announced its major market rollout of its newest innovation, CORE Organic, a USDA Certified, organic fruit-infused beverage with antioxidants and 5 calories in each serving.
As Americans look for better-for-you alternatives to carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), the U.S. bottled water category is reaching unprecedented heights, according to new research from Chicago-based Mintel, which reveals that sales of bottled water increased 6.4 percent to top $15 billion in 2015. The market research firm expects sales to continue ascending at a rapid pace through 2020, with projected sales growth of 34.7 percent for the category, including 75.1 percent growth for the sparkling/mineral water/seltzer segment, it says.
Health and wellness remains an overarching driving factor in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market today. As such, consumers have increasingly grown cautious of the products that they put in their bodies, with a growing number avoiding sugar-sweetened beverages. But one brand is tackling this issue by trying to reinvent the juice category.
Whether it’s from their friends and family, doctors or TV personalities, Americans have numerous outlets from which to receive advice on how to live a healthy lifestyle. However, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are hoping to make it easier for American consumers to make smart food and beverage choices.