|GHQ|NONFOODS FOR PROFIT
Lighting Up Emotions
Shoppers can express themselves with Scripto’s Emoji Lighters. Scripto,
a brand of Ontario, Calif.-based Calico Brands, has added its Emoji warp
designs to line of popular disposable pocket lighters. With smartphones
and social media at the forefront of daily activities, more people are using
emojis to express happiness, laughter, anger and many other emotions on a
daily basis. The expressions featured on Scripto’s Emoji Lighters appeal to all
demographics, say company officials.
All Scripto lighters feature a patented child resistant mechanism that
exceeds Consumer Product Safety Commission requirements and yet is still
easy for adults to operate. The lighters are available in a 50-count display-a-tray and have a suggested retail price of $1.19 per lighter.
For more information, visit caliobrands.com.
A LITTLE CIGAR TIME
Swisher International will continue
to satisfy its loyal customers with
the introduction of Swisher Sweets
Caramel Little Cigars and Swisher
Diamonds Little Cigars. The Little
Cigars are made with high-quality
tobacco that packs a big taste, at
a sweet price, say officials for the
Jacksonville, Fla.-based company.
The Swisher Sweets Caramel Little
For those consumers that love Little Cigars with a natural tobacco taste,
Swisher Diamonds Little Cigars—the un-sweet Swisher—provides pure
tobacco pleasure, say officials, adding that the filtered little cigars are not
sweet, but have a smooth rich taste created by master tobacco blenders.
Both Little Cigars come in 100-mm, 20-count soft packs.
For more information, visit swisher.com.
NONFOODS NEWS By Lindsey Wojcik
PRESERVING FOOD THE
To provide more environmentally friendly food storage
options that go beyond single-use disposable packaging, Vestia has introduced its patent pending Vestia-Vac
family of stackable, automatic vacuum-sealable dry food
storage containers. The containers are designed to preserve food five times longer, reduce waste and help consumers save money.
“As much as 40 percent of the food produced in
America every year is wasted, and up to 25 percent of the
food consumers actually purchase is wasted through the
use of poorly-designed packaging that doesn’t do what
it’s supposed to do,” says Mark Hantout, marketing direc-
tor of the Ontario, Calif.-based company. “Vestia-Vac
provides consumers with an affordable way to enhance
dry food preservation while taking one more important
stand for environmentalism.”
The Vestia container storage system features a remov-
able, battery powered (two AA batteries not included)
Vestia-Vac Vacuum Sealer that easily attaches to the top
of every Vestia container. Consumers simply have to put
their dry food into a container, attach Vestia-Vac to the
container top, activate the one-touch vacuum seal, and
look for the red indicator light to go on, indicating that
the process is complete. The vacuum seal can be re-acti-vated after every use.
Once complete, the Vestia-Vac sealer automatically
detaches from the top of the container. The durable,
BPA-free, scratch- and shatter-resistant Vestia containers
are made from recycled plastic and are refrigerator and
dishwasher safe. Each container features an independently settable food storage date dial to help consumers
monitor the storage time of each food item. Vestia containers are designed to be stacked, making storage easier
while minimizing cupboard space.
The Vestia container storage system is available in a
variety of configurations and suggested retail pricing.
Vestia Container System has a suggested retail price of
$49.99 and contains one Vestia Vac, one 1-liter container, one 1.5-liter container and one 2-liter container.
Additional Vestia-Vacs retail for $19.99 and do not
include container or lid. Vestia Individual Containers
retail for $12.99 for the 1-liter container, $14.99 for the
1.5-liter container and $16.99 for the 2-liter container.
For more information, visit vestiaproducts.com.