November 9, 2013
This morning in the TODAY Show's consumer news segment, saving money at the grocery store. Maybe you’ve got your favorite brand, but if you went for the lower cost “store brand,” would you really notice the difference…except on the bill?
TODAY’s consumer correspondent Janice Lieberman set up a little experiment to test it out.
Making a few changes to the shopping list can help save a bundle, and a family saved 33 percent just by swapping out name brands for store brands. TODAY’s consumer correspondent Janice Lieberman reports.
We asked a momma with four girls to try it out. A good deal is nothing to joke about. Store brands – also known as private-label products – are a multibillion-dollar industry. Store brands in supermarkets alone count for one out of four products sold. From Trader Joe’s to Whole Foods, Target and Walmart, there are more ways than ever to save a buck if you go with the store brand.
Janice switched out a family’s name brand products for store brand products to see if the family would notice the difference. The family found that the food was just as good. By switching to from name brands to store brand products, the family saved approximately 33 percent. Check out the video on TODAY:
October 24, 2013
Perrigo Nutritionals, maker of Store Brand Infant Formulas, is the proud sponsor of The American Academy of Pediatrics/AAP National Conference & Exhibition. The conference, which is being held October 26–29 at the Orange County Convention Center, is the hottest spot for the latest best practices and pharmacological and technical advances brought to you by the leaders in pediatrics. Perrigo/Store Brand Formula is also a premier donor of the AAP’s Friends of Children’s Fund, which provides resources and supports educational and philanthropic initiatives that impact the health and well being of children. Perrigo is also a sponsor of the AAP’s website educational website HealthyChildren.org.
A video of our medical advisory board member, Lisa Thornton, M.D., F FAAPMR (American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), will be shown this weekend to pediatricians at the AAP conference. A pediatrician and mom, Dr. Thornton addresses her colleagues on infant nutrition and shares the truth about Store Brand Infant Formula.
Here remarks in full can be viewed here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gShtYuGTWh4&feature=share&list=UUqqxQqc8Xvk50Lv_vjyAJng
October 1, 2013
The makers of Store Brand Infant Formula have been racking up the awards this year with the recent launch of the new SmarTub™ package.
Last week, Packaging Machinery Technology magazine awarded Perrigo Nutritionals Packaging Line of the Year for the formula makers’ complete redesign of the classic baby formula tub at its Vermont facility. Listed as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Forbes, Perrigo invested more than $29 million to move from traditional round containers to rectangular plastic containers with mom-friendly features.
The Store Brand Formula equipment on the line has several new-to-the-industry components and has placed Perrigo ahead of big name brands at the forefront of infant formula packaging.
Similarly, UBM Canon Packaging Group’s inaugural Visionary Awards competition recently paid tribute to Perrigo Nutritionals for its vision and leadership in:
The Visionary Award recognized the Store Brand Formula SmarTub™ package. In addition, the Vermont infant formula factory received praise for its innovative packaging line featuring one-off equipment with advanced systems for automated on-line quality inspection.
The key takeaway for moms is this: Store Brand Infant Formulas are now available in one amazing package and the savings are passed along to parents.
September 22, 2013
The Baby Cheapskate blog gives readers the best in-store diaper and baby formula deals of the week. This week, Walmart’s Parent’s Choice Formula store brand made the list at $13.27. In addition, Parent’s Choice baby foods made the cut: the deal of the week $0.88 for a 4 oz pouches.
Since 2005, BabyCheapskate.com has helped thousands of parents save big bucks on baby products. The site is updated daily and frequently features Store Brand Formula sold at retail, grocery and drug stores because of the pricing and nutritional value.
Learn more about other deals online at http://www.babycheapskate.com/2013/09/22/top-diaper-and-formula-deals-of-the-week-in-store-922/.
September 17, 2013
Perrigo Nutritionals and its Store Brand Infant Formulas are mentioned in today’s edition of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Nedra Rhone, who authors the “Atlanta Bargain Hunter” column, interviewed Dr. Stan Cohen on his thoughts on economical infant nutrition. Dr. Cohen is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and author of What to Feed Your Baby: Cost-Conscious Nutrition for Your Infant.
He and other experts agree on the benefits and cost savings associated with breast feeding (it’s free!). Sure enough, when it comes to formula, Dr. Cohen turns his thoughts to generic baby formula (aka store brand formula) made by Perrigo Nutritionals, which is less expensive than the brands and FDA approved. Store Brand Formula contains just as much DHA as the leading brand. DHA is a naturally occurring fatty acid found in breast milk and omega-3 rich foods such as salmon, infant formula, and prenatal vitamins.
DHA is labeled “brain food,” in the article. More like food for thought in our generic opinion.
The entire article can be viewed online: http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/atlanta-bargain-hunter/2013/sep/17/cost-conscious-nutrition-babies/.
July 13, 2013
You can learn a lot from reading about personal finance on MSN Money. Cheapism.com, a website dedicated to people who are looking for inexpensive products but want to buy the best available products in the budget price range, recently posted an article titled “6 Generics as Good as -- or Better than -- Name Brands.” What product was among them? You guessed it: Store Brand Infant Formula (there is no “generic baby formula” thanks to FDA regulations).
The author, Louis DeNicola of Cheapism.com, refers to a University of Chicago Booth School of Business study that found health-care professionals are more likely to buy store-brand headache remedies and other products than consumers. What does that tell you?
According to the article, buying store brands can save U.S. shoppers more than $1 billion a year. More information on store-brand head ache remedies can be found on http://www.storebrandmeds.com/.
In addition to OTC head ache medications, other store-brand savers include:
· Baby formula
· Bottled Water
· Pantry Staples
· Packaged Foods
Check out the article online and learn how to save big money without sacrificing quality: http://www.cheapism.com/blog/2639/buying-generic-to-save-money.
March 3, 2013
Check out this great article about Store Brand Formula posted on the Living On The Cheap blog!
Of course, for new babies, breast is best (and free). But if you want or need to use infant formula, go with the store brand.
Store-brand infant formulas, labeled with the names of retail-store brands such as Target (Up & Up), Walmart (Parent’s Choice), CVS, Babies R Us, Sam’s Club (Simply Right), Kroger (Comforts), Toys R Us (Babies R Us), and Walgreen’s (W), are as nutritionally complete as national brand formulas, yet cost roughly 50% less, which can add up to a savings of $1,000 or more per year if you formula-feed your baby without supplementing with breast milk.
Read more - http://livingonthecheap.com/the-baby-formula-for-savings-buy-the-store-brand/
February 27, 2013
Love and Marriage... Six years ago, my husband and I decided to make the Week of Love something extra special for us. We got married on February 18. It was a cold day, had snowed the night before, and I wore a strapless gown. Right before we said our vows, it started flurrying, which made our ceremony that more beautiful. Every year during Valentine's Week, we celebrate our wedding anniversary as well.
Our Valentine and Anniversary present to each other was a weekend trip without the kids. We usually go twice a year with two other couples, our closest friends, to the Poconos. We always enjoy our time alone, our time with our friends, our time without having to referee roudy kids and take care of 100 different things at once. We have been going to the Poconos for three years now, and have enjoyed both Pocono Palace and Paradise Stream. We plan on visiting the third resort of the trio next time, Cove Haven.
Our favorite suite is the Fantasy Apple. With a heartshaped whirlpool tub for two AND a private pool and sauna, we could pretty much stay in the room all weekend! But we also enjoy the entertainment, having more laughs watching the XXX version of the Newlywed/Not So Newlywed Game, participating in Horseracing and Bingo, playing the adult version of Family Feud where the women fued the men in Sexual Fued and so much more. We love enjoying dinners with our friends, watching the shows at night in the nightclub, then heading back to one of our rooms and have so many laughs that our cheeks hurt. And of course the romance and the time my husband and I have alone is priceless. With four little kids, a weekend to focus on each other is always what we need.
If you are looking for a romantic place to go with your love, check out Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts. And if you want to make the weekend even more fun, consider going with some couple friends. Either way, be prepared for a great weekend away with lots of laughs, lots of romance, lots of adult only themed time and a weekend to remember.
Happy Anniversary Paul!
February 25, 2013
I am so excited and beyond humbled to be the March Fortune 52 featured woman for Extraordinary Networking on Long Island in Milieu Magazine and Long Island Press. I have been networking women for almost 11 years and I have been doing so because I recognize the value of women, specifically mothers, making connections and helping each other. I have said for years that motherhood is the most rewarding and wonderful job in the world, but it can also have its challenges. Moms can sometimes feel isolated, even though we would never want to be anything other that the mom of our children. We all need a place to go to be ourselves, get and give advice, share stories, make friends, vent, and find a little time in our hectic day for US. Networking women is so important, and I am thrilled to be able to bring my love of networking women out to Long Island.
Article appears on page 38 of the March edition of Milieu Magazine
Thank you so much to Beverly Fortune, Associate Publisher of Long Island Press and Publisher of Milieu Magazine. I am very much looking forward to the Networking Event in April where I can network with so many other extraordinary women on Long Island, including many of the beautiful women in our group Long Island Networking Moms!
Post also featured on my main web site Mommy's L inks.
February 14, 2013
Last summer, when we were still meeting with architects and getting the plans laid for our move, our family enjoyed the Massapequa Park Street Fair. It was there that I met many local business owners and groups such as the new European Wax owner Jennifer who was opening up her Massapequa store the following month, sisters Gina and Lia from Just a Little Something, and the manager and instructors from Ultimate Champions Tae Kwando in Maassapequa.
The Tae Kwando studio was featuring a new student special of $10 for 5 classes and uniform. Since my three boys were right at the start of their Power Rangers obsession, watching the instructors and students from the studio "perform" completely intrigued them. My older daughter was very interested as well. Naturally, we spent $40 and promised the kids after we moved in they could begin their classes.
Yesterday was the kids' first Tae Kwando class. After a very stressful day of running around after them, breaking up their arguments and pulling them down from any cabinet they could climb up or closet they could get into to find whatever their preschool minds thought they'd find, I was hesitant to take them because I was thinking that if I said they could only go when they could behave better at home (why do my kids behave everywhere but home???), they would listen. My husband and I decided that the discipline and structure they would learn in the program could only help their interaction with each other and us at home, so off I went with all four kids to Juliana's class followed by the boys' class.
The instructors invited the boys into Juliana's class as it was broken up into different age ranges and levels. I could not contain my excitement as I watched even three year old Joseph follow all the directions, get a great workout and enjoy himself. He looked like a little munchkin bowing and punching and kicking, smiling all the way. Louis and Anthony were awesome too, although halfway through they both came over to me to tell me they were really tired (GOOD! Express that energy!) Juliana was a Tae Kwando princess, and I am sure she will excel quickly.
Even though it was only our first class at Ultimate Champions, I am already very happy and I know the kids are too! Last night, my aunt said that we now have "structured chaos", and she is so correct! I am hoping our teaching of discipline and respect and healthy behaviors is reinforced with Tae K This is going to be a fun ride!