Health, Beauty And Wellness Industry News: Launches, Appointments, Recall
Non-compliant cap prompts GNC Women’s Iron recall; Pedialyte Sparking Rush takes on sports drinks; ALA, curcumin in latest HydroxyCut formulation; Australian ingrown hair treatments reach US; Canadian cardio health drinks reach US; Sankaran to lead PepsiCo in North America; and Peet’s Coffee invests adjacent kombucha market.
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