Skittles was sued for containing titanium dioxide. Plenty of other products have it too.
Titanium dioxide will soon be banned by the European Union. In the U.S., it can be found in candy, sunscreen and paint. Here's what you need to know.Mars, the maker of Skittles, told multiple media outlets that the company couldn't comment on pending litigation, but its "use of titanium dioxide complies with FDA regulations.
Lowe's wants to expand the inventory of products sold in its stores and online in a novel way. The home improvement giant invited business owners and inventors to participate in a new product-pitching event called "Into The Blue." © Roberto Machado Noa/Getty Images
Applicants have until August 14 to submit "ready-for-market products" on Lowe's website. Finalists will be asked to pitch their products at a "Shark Tank" style event in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nov. 2 and 3.
"Into the Blue: Lowe's Product Pitch Event gives entrepreneurs the chance to take their business to the next level," Bill Boltz, Lowe's executive vice president for merchandising, said in a statement. "We are inviting businesses of any size to apply for Into the Blue because the more innovative products we uncover, the more solutions we can provide to our customers to make their homes and lives better."
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Selected businesses chosen for the next phase will be notified in September. Lowe's plans to order $5 million worth of products to be sold in more than 1,700 retail stores and on the company website.
Lowe's said in its statement each product should be "unique" and "serve Lowe’s customers." The event will be held at the new Lowe's Tech Hub, expected to be completed this fall. Besides pitches, the event will include networking opportunities via a supplier fair and breakout sessions.
"Lowe's began as a small business more than 100 years ago, so we understand what it means to help a business succeed and the benefits it brings to their communities," said Sarah Dodd, Lowe's senior vice president for global merchandising, said in the statement.
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"We look forward to helping these businesses, especially often over-looked entrepreneurs, on their journey to be featured at a big box retailer."
In 2021, Lowe's partnered with Shark Tank's Daymond John for its first virtual pitch program aimed at supporting small business owners and entrepreneurs with home improvement products. More than 1,300 participants competed with five finalists awarded grants of varied values. The Handle and Haul was named champion.
Patriotic Outdoor Decoration: Vertical Flag Banner
This bunting vertical flag looks beautiful over a porch or hanging from an awning over a deck. It's an easy and iconic patriotic decoration for the exterior of your home. And you can re-use it year after year. It also pairs well with a charming porch swing.
Flag Napkins and Plates
If you are planning to throw a patriotic-themed party this summer, take a look at local shops for flag-themed plates and napkins. These make outdoor cleanup easy so you can spend more time enjoying your company. Plus, this gives you more time for other party prep projects!
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Patriotic Glass Mugs
We love these versatile glass mugs emblazoned with lines from The Star Spangled Banner. They're a unique way to celebrate patriotic holidays, perfect for serving everything from lemonade to cocktails. You may want to keep them around your home bar permanently.
Patriotic Outdoor Decorations: Uncle Sam Wooden Statue
Stand this patriotic gentleman in a corner of your deck, patio or porch, and you are bound to get some compliments! Like the flag bunting, this is décor you can keep using year after year. It goes well with a clean deck!
Pick up some flag cupcake liners, then add red, white and blue sprinkles. Presto — patriotic cupcakes have never been so easy to make, and they don't even require food dyes! We've also got more Labor Day food ideas to check out.
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Patriotic Outdoor Decorations: Patriotic Wreath
This particular wreath offers a beautiful take on patriotic displays. Hang it near a sitting area or on your front door to help complement the surroundings. You DIYers may want to start with the bare branch wreath and create the patriotic flourishes yourselves. Make it part of a patio makeover.
Ribbons and Wall Décor
As you can see, inventive wall décor is possible with a few ribbons, some fake flowers and a touch of imagination. This is an excellent option if you want to create patriotic décor without spending much — all you need are hooks or nails to hang them from. Plus, check out these 10 fun American flag facts.
This flag pillow is made of polyester and faux linen so that it can stand mild outdoor weather. And if you want to make your porch or patio more festive for your party, a pillow like this is an ideal choice. While you're at it, you may want to DIY new patio furniture, too.
Mini Flags for Food and Décor
Buy a collection of mini flags when they go on sale for the summer holidays. These flags are reusable. And as you can see, they make a good pairing with burgers or a fun, minimalistic centerpiece. These quick decorations leave more time for making a difference!
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Wooden Flag Sign
This wooden flag sign is the ideal choice for a durable outdoor decoration that can last through the seasons and look good anywhere. Ambitious DIYers should note recycled picket boards make good materials for building and painting your version! Reclaimed wood projects are always fun.
A burlap centerpiece is durable enough for any outdoor use, and offers a more muted patriotic theme for your table. The candle holders are included in this product, but use your imagination — they can hold a lot more than just candles! A new table may in order, so check out these 10 DIY tables you can build quickly.
Edible Table Arrangements
This type of tasty table arrangement is popular. And be sure to add a pack of red, white and blue stars around your candy dish for added fun. Kids and sweet tooths alike will especially appreciate this patriotic embellishment. Plus, this quick decoration leaves you more time for important meal prep work.
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You’ve likely seen us talk about all of the ways to “double dip” — or even “triple dip” — when making online purchases. You can earn the points from your credit card, a shopping portal and an app. These combinations are a great way to rack up points and miles. But what if you’re shopping …But what if you’re shopping in person? Can you still earn extra points and miles when you aren’t in front of a computer, using a shopping portal? Luckily, the answer is “yes.
This star-themed table runner can be used indoors or out, at serving or eating locations for a bright patriotic addition. It pairs well with those flag-themed napkins and plates, as well as similar décor! Feel free to design a serving tray to match.
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Alder New York, a queer and woman-owned company, is focused on making products that work for all skin types.In 2010, Nina Zilka and David Krause, best friends and recent graduates of the Pratt Institute, did what many aspiring fashion designers do post-grad: they started their own fashion brand. In particular, the pair was focused on using vegan materials and local manufacturing.