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May 01, 2011

News in Brief

News in Brief, May 2011


Herbalife, Bell Back with Sam Schmidt Motorsports

Herbalife-sponsored Townsend Bell will once again be behind the wheel of the No. 99 Dallara/Honda/Firestone race car sponsored by Herbalife and entered by Sam Schmidt Motorsports (SSM) in the 2011 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race May 29, which is the 100th anniversary of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

The Indy 500 will be a reunion for Bell, Herbalife and team owner Sam Schmidt, as they created a competitive partnership in the 2010 race. Bell qualified the eye-catching white and green No. 99 Herbalife car in the top 10 last year and was as high as fifth place late in the race before a penalty pushed the team back to a 16th place finishing position. Starting 24th in 2009, the driver from San Luis Obispo, Calif., finished the race in fourth place, his best in the May classic. This year will be his fifth start in the Indianapolis 500.

Mannatech to Expand European Presence

Mannatech Inc. announced it will expand its European presence by opening business operations in the Republic of Ireland, Finland, Estonia and the Czech Republic this summer.

Expanding business operations in these four countries complements the company’s existing presence in the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria and The Netherlands. Together, Mannatech now has a presence in 21 countries internationally.

Tupperware Brands Corp. on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies List

Tupperware Brands has again been recognized in the Home Equipment category of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” list.

Tupperware was especially noted for its global competitiveness and the quality of its products, ranking third and fourth, respectively, within the industry in those categories.

The Fortune “Most Admired Companies” list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations and is compiled in partnership with Hay Group. Based on an initial list of approximately 1,400 companies, Hay Group sorts companies by industry and then ranks them based on a survey of executives, directors and analysts who rate companies in their own industry on nine criteria, from innovation to investment value to social responsibility. In order to be included in the list, a company’s score must rank in the top half of the survey.

Stream Energy Joins Captain Hope’s Kids Board of Directors

Stream Energy, the parent company of Ignite, has expanded its commitment to the non-profit organization Captain Hope’s Kids by joining the organization’s Board of Directors.

Dallas-based Captain Hope’s Kids meets the critical needs of homeless children in the North Texas area. In 2009, through its partnership with approximately 40 homeless service providers in North Texas, Captain Hope’s Kids helped agencies with critically needed supplies and monetary donations.

Stream Energy’s partnership with Captain Hope’s Kids is embodied by the initiative “A Big Difference Starts Small,” which included several events and fundraising initiatives. 

Regal Ware Launches Cooking for Applause®

Cooking for Applause is the latest innovation from Regal Ware Inc., a company this year celebrating its 100-year legacy of manufacturing cookware in Wisconsin.

Cooking for Applause features in-home cooking shows to teach and share the techniques, recipes and products. Individuals who host a show in their home or place of business earn free products. The goal for Cooking for Applause is to make it easy to combine time for family and friends with mealtime at home.

MonaVie Receives Utah Genius 2011 Award

MonaVie received top honors at the recent 2011 Utah Genius Awards for their innovation in trademark. Bateman IP Law Group and KSL presented the award to MonaVie President Dell Brown at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Utah Genius serves to honor and recognize the people, companies and cities that contribute to the state’s growth with patents and trademarks. In 2010, MonaVie registered 24 new trademarks related to its products and brand, which earned the company the No. 1 ranking in the trademark category.

Oriflame Signs Women’s Tennis Star Caroline Wozniacki

Oriflame announced a sponsorship agreement with Caroline Wozniacki, the world’s No. 1 women’s tennis player. This follows Oriflame’s partnership with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) as its official cosmetics.

Under the two-year agreement, Oriflame will sponsor Wozniacki wherever it partners with the WTA, including in Europe, Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East and Africa. Oriflame also has a significant presence at 22 WTA events this year.
Wozniacki will appear in Oriflame advertising campaigns and catalogues. She will also endorse its cosmetics, nutritional wellness range and popular jewelry.

Syntec Neutraceuticals Opens New Headquarters

Syntec Neutraceuticals opened a new headquarters in California that will offer guests a complete wellness experience.

Guests will be able to tour the 100-percent organic botanical garden and try various exotic botanicals, such as goji, seabuckthorn and bilberry in their original forms; tour the state-of-the-art extraction facility; and sample freshly extracted raw ingredients, finished products and signature health cocktails. Guests will also be able to learn about each botanical’s unique organic fingerprint in the nutritional research lab.

Miche Bag Raises Money for Huntsman Cancer Foundation

Miche Bag rallied thousands of women across the country to raise more than $700,000 for cancer research. The funds raised will advance cancer programs at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), located in Salt Lake City.

The donation came through sales of Miche Bag “Hope” Shells. In 2010, Miche Bag released its “Hope” design: a black-and-white shell with inspirational sayings. For every “Hope” Shell purchased, Miche Bag donates $5 to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, which funds research, education and treatment programs of HCI, a National Cancer Institute-designated center.

Neways Donates to Feed the Children

Neways has partnered with international relief organization Feed the Children to provide personal care items to children and families across the country.

Neways’ donation of Exuberance Conditioner, Refresh Bath & Shower Gel, TrueTouch Cosmetics and other personal care items will be used to support numerous programs. This is one of three donations Neways will make to Feed the Children.

Jusuru Donates to Salvation Army

Jusuru International Inc. announced that $75,000 worth of supplies have been donated to the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center located in Anaheim, Calif.

The Salvation Army was established over 100 years ago and has since provided assistance to people with various social and physical afflictions through its 119 U.S.-based Adult Rehabilitation Centers. The centers have provided hope and gainful employment to thousands of people who have suffered through addiction, while simultaneously providing the means to mend their broken families.

The contribution is part of the “Jusuru Cares” initiative. The partnership enforces Jusuru’s commitment to community service and social responsibility.