CG80351March 20, 2013 - Hello Products greets the world with the launch of the first-ever seriously friendly oral care line, called "hello." With a lineup of 99% natural toothpaste, mouthwash and breath sprays, "hello" promises a friendly mouth: healthy, white teeth, fresh breath, and a clean, moisturized mouth – with no harsh chemicals, artificial colors, alcohol or pain. The "hello" brand debuts in distinctive designs created by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, a subsidiary of BMW Group, and offers a departure from traditional bottles and tubes. In an unprecedented relationship between a consumer packaged goods (CPG) company and the world-renowned design arm of the performance automotive leader, "hello" and BMW Group DesignworksUSA partnered to create breakthrough solutions that bring the brand's seriously friendly spirit to life.

All "hello" products are available in four \flavors, including Supermint, Pink Grapefruit Mint, Mojito Mint and Sweet Cinnamint. Beginning this week, hello is available nationwide in Walgreens and Duane Reade stores, with additional retailers to follow worldwide. "With so many brands talking about killing and fighting, we thought it was time to unleash products that explored the friendly side of oral care," said Craig Dubitsky, Founder and CEO of hello. "Our 99% natural products bring all of the performance and none of the pain, and they taste – and look – incredible." Hello Products describes its formulations as 99% natural and 100% nice, featuring proven ingredients that don't rely on stinging alcohol, artificial colors and sweeteners, or harsh chemicals. The company says the alcohol-free mouthwashes taste amazing and are refreshingly clear, with no dyes. The breath sprays are also alcohol-free, portable, displayable and shareable. The toothpastes feature flavors that freshen breath and help keep teeth clean and healthy, as well as a unique dispensing cap. Other characteristics of the "hello" products include: "hello" toothpaste features fluoride, which is known to help prevent cavities. The paste helps to strengthen and whiten teeth, while reducing the effects of acid erosion and tartar buildup. It is free of controversial ingredients such as triclosan and stannous fluoride.
"hello" toothpaste is made with a special type of silica, which gently and safely polishes stains off teeth and doesn't contain harsh chemical whiteners like hydrogen peroxide, or the extra grit that others use to whiten teeth.
"hello" mouthwashes are alcohol-free As for the design, "hello" and BMW Group DesignworksUSA sought to balance form and function, incorporating a soft, curved aesthetic and thoughtful, user-centric precision. All packaging on the mouthwashes, sprays and toothpastes are 100% custom, proprietary designs – from the pour-and-swig rings on the mouthwashes, to the sleek click-and-go sprays, to the "pastry bag tip" on the toothpaste.  Every aspect of the design, and how it relates to the user experience, was examined and optimized for friendliness. "When Craig first came to us with the concept for 'hello,' everybody – from the President of DesignworksUSA all the way up to the Global Head of Design for BMW – got extremely excited by his idea to bring beauty and design to a category that's lacking in both, yet is ubiquitous in our lives," said Peter Falt, Director, BMW Group DesignworksUSA. "We collaborated every step of the way to bring Craig's vision of 'seriously friendly' to life through design. In the end, we created solutions that are unique to [the] brand attributes, balancing premium and playfulness to bring beautiful, never-before-seen designs and fun-to-use form factors to an experience we all repeat every day." The "hello" products will be available nationwide in Walgreens, Duane Reade and select Target stores, as well as online at drugstore.com, beginning in mid-March 2013.

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  • MURRIETA, Calif., April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brookfield Residential continues its legacy of creating the best places to call home with Agave, a fresh collection of magnificent single-family homes coming this Spring to Spencer’s Crossing in Murrieta. Thoughtfully crafted in both single-level and two-story designs, the neighborhood offers a range of floorplans with large, open living areas, modern amenities, and innovative spaces that are ideal for growing families. Interiors span from approximately 2,818 to 3,453 square feet with four to five bedrooms, including luxurious master suites; two to three baths; gourmet kitchens for easy meal prep; flex spaces and bonus rooms to use as play areas or home offices; and two- to three bay garages, plus mud rooms for storage. Included outdoor rooms and private yards are an added luxury at every home, as well as Connected Home Technology, which offers homeowners convenient control of front door locks, lights, thermostats and more right from their smart phone or tablet. Prices for Agave homes are anticipated to start from the mid $400,000’s.

  • HOUSTON, April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) (“Sanchez Energy” or the “Company”) today announced operating results for the first quarter 2018.  Highlights include:

  • Washington, D.C., April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced today that he will soon be introducing legislation that would remove marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances so that states could adopt their own cannabis programs.

    “We agree with Senator Schumer that this legislation is long overdue and commend his leadership as the Senate’s top Democrat to finally modernize our nation’s marijuana policies. Removing cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act will allow states to continue to successfully regulate cannabis, undermine criminal markets, create new economic opportunities, and will pave the way to much-needed research into the therapeutic potential of cannabis,” National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) Executive Director, Aaron Smith, stated in response to the announcement.

    “We look forward to working with Sen. Schumer and his colleagues in Congress to advance federal legislation that will allow our industry to reach its full potential as one of America’s fastest growing business sectors,” Smith added.

    Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized the medical use of cannabis and nine states and D.C. permit the use of cannabis by adults over 21. An impressive 64 percent of Americans believe that cannabis should be made legal, while a national poll conducted in January found that 70 percent of Americans oppose federal interference in state marijuana laws.

    As the nation’s largest cannabis trade association, NCIA represents over 1,500 businesses serving the legal cannabis industry. Hundreds of NCIA members will descend on Washington, D.C. May 21-23 for NCIA’s 8th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days to educate lawmakers on the social and economic benefits of regulating cannabis and to share the challenges they face due to the conflict between state and federal laws.

  • LIVERMORE, Calif., April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FormFactor, Inc. (Nasdaq:FORM) will report financial results for its 2018 fiscal first quarter on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The public is invited to listen to a live webcast of FormFactor's conference call on the Investors section of the company's web site at www.formfactor.com.  A telephone replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The telephone replay will be available through May 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time, and can be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) and entering confirmation code 6187246. Additionally, the replay will be available on the Investors section of our website, www.formfactor.com.

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