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04 March 2010

One man's scotch whisky passion (Wine Enthusiast - 1 December 2009)

We-cover An article about Claive Vidiz's incredible 3400+ bottle scotch whisky collection - and how he amassed it - appears in the 1 December 2009 issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine.  The collection is now on display at the Scotch Whisky Experience attraction in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The issue is available in most major bookstores and newsstands.

Oakland County, Michigan shares notification service with local cities (Government Technology - 9 November 2009)

Govtech0808 An article about how a county in Michigan is sharing an online government with all of its cities for free is in Government Technology magazine.

Excerpt:

When the H1N1 "swine" flu epidemic broke loose in late April 2009, Americans clamored for information about the disease and its potential impact in their communities. Many local governments turned to their own Web sites and other means of digital communication to disseminate information...

(To read the rest of the story, click here).


04 November 2008

Green movement pushes more companies toward sustainable packaging (Nutritional Outlook - October 2008)

NO0810_cover An article about the increasing popularity of sustainable packing appears in the October 2008 issue of Nutritional Outlook.

Excerpt:

There seems to be no doubt about it: green products and practices are in. What started as a small ecotrend has snowballed into a national movement. In fact, a recent market research survey by AMP Agency (Chicago) found that 90% of more than 3000 participants aged 18–49 believe that environmental responsibility is important enough to modify their buying behaviors. What's more, those respondents stated that they hold corporations primarily accountable for the environmental impact of their goods and processes. The AMP study is not the only one. Other surveys by organizations like EcoPulse (Knoxville, TN), Packaging Digest magazine, and the Nielsen Co. (New York City) suggest that the green movement is no mere fad...

(To read the rest of the article, click here).

16 September 2008

Stevia products poised to transform beverage market (Nutritional Outlook - September 2008)

Nutriout200809_0001 An article on the up-and-coming sweetener, Stevia, is the September 2008 cover story for Nutritional Outlook magazine.

Excerpt:

In the 2007 Health & Wellness Trends Database Report, the Natural Marketing Institute revealed that U.S. retail sales of health and wellness products topped $100 billion last year.  But that dollar figure represents more than just sales -- it marks a dramatic paradigm shift in the food and beverage industry, with top manufacturers now looking to develop ingredients and products to sate consumer demand for natural fare.  And with the sale of carbonated beverages steadily dropping as consumers choose water or juice over their beloved soda pop, beverage companies are looking for ways to make their iconic drinks palatable to a more health-conscious population...

(To read the rest of the article, click here).

Novel ingredients target joint health (Nutritional Outlook - September 2008)

Nutriout200809_0001 An article about ingredients that may soon make up your arthritis relief supplements appears in the September 2008 issue of Nutritional Outlook.

Excerpt:

Keeping joints healthy is often easier said than done.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that one in five adults in the United States has some doctor-diagnosed form of arthritic disease, the most common joint-related health crisis...

(To read the rest of the article, click here).

04 July 2008

Organic market primed for growth (Nutritional Outlook - June 2008)

Nutrioutjune08_0001 A piece about the organic ingredients market appears in the June 2008 issue of Nutritional Outlook magazine.

Excerpt:

Last year, Information Resources Inc. (IRI; Chicago) revealed a significant trend in its annual New Product Pacesetters report.  The market research company found that many of the most successful new brands of 2007 included those with a health and wellness bent.  In fact, consumer demand for health and wellness consumer packaged goods (CPG) is dramatically increasing.  Now more than ever, consumers are looking for products that can help them gain and maintain optimal health.  And with that trend, the demand for a particular type of CPG eco-brand - organic - is also rising...

(To read the rest of the article, click here).

12 November 2007

On the line: For the wife of a soldier, a tough call (The Washington Post - 12 November 2007)

Washpostlogo_5An essay about my life during my husband's deployment to Iraq (including my serious cellular telephone addiction) appears in the Style Plus section of the Washington Post. 

Excerpt:

It feels like the first day of school.

I decide to wear gray pants with a stylish black jacket, an ensemble I hope says I'm the right person for the job. Really, the only one for this job...

(To read the rest of the essay, click here).


14 March 2007

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (Kansas City Parent - March 2007)

Kcpmarch07An article about how families, friends and neighbors can help support the families of deployed soldiers appears in the March 2007 issue of Kansas City Parent, a regional parenting magazine. 

Excerpt:

When her college roommate Cristina's husband deployed to Iraq last year, Jen Miller was flabbergasted.  She wanted to be supportive of her friend but was unsure of the best way to do so.  "I didn't know what to say or what to do to help," she says.  "I wasn't even sure if she wanted to talk about it."