Fremont, Neb., has begun accepting glass for recycling at a site that once was only for tree refuse disposal. The town was able to offer the once-a-week service through a partnership with Ripple Glass in Kansas City, Mo.
Residents of Peters, Pa., will be able to drop off glass items for recycling in a new container that the town plans to install. Users of the service will not have to separate glass by color.
Plastic waste is washing up on shores from the ocean and coating the rocks that sit along the shoreline, researchers recently found. The crust-like coating "likely originated by the crash of large pieces of plastic against the rocky shore, resulting in plastic crusting the rock in a similar way algae or lichens do," said Marine Ecologist Ignacio Gestoso.
A group of investors, led by the private-equity firm Swander Pace Capital, has acquired the century-old apple cider vinegar company Bragg Live Food Products. "[I]t's a good fit for us because most of what we do is partner with families and entrepreneurs who have that same mindset of trying to further the health benefits of their companies," said Swander Pace CEO Andrew Richards.
Clear/Cut Phocus' caffeinated Phocus sparkling waters have expanded distribution into more than 800 CVS stores. The beverages will be available at the chain in three flavors.
UBS Global Research analyst Steven Strycula reports that Hostess Brands' market share gains of the past few years are likely to continue. Hostess is strong in breakfast items and tops sweet baked food sales in the c-store sector, he says.
In a piece to mark June's role as National Candy Month, NCA President and CEO John Downs notes the special place the candy industry holds in summer celebrations. "As June wraps up and as you plan the rest of your summer travels, consider the fun and unique role chocolate and candy can play in your happy, balanced lifestyle," he writes.
Estee Lauder logs repurchase rates of 50% to 60%, thanks to a strong focus on product quality, which keeps consumers coming back, says CEO Fabrizio Freda. "Luxury is growing much faster than mass in every single market, especially in emerging markets," he said.
Rapper Travis Scott has joined forces with General Mills on a special edition of Reese's Puffs cereal with a $50 per-box price tag. The cereal will be sold online starting today.
Russell Stokes has been named chief strategy officer at Mars. Stokes previously held leadership roles with Whirlpool and Boston Consulting, and will take on his new role at Mars next month.