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Introducing BestCo: New Name, Logo Reflect Growth and Evolution of BestSweet

Mooresville, N.C. – May 6, 2013 – BestCo is the new name for one of the world’s leading manufacturers, developers and marketers of innovative, consumer healthcare products for retailers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) drug products and dietary supplements.

Previously known as BestSweet, due to the company’s origins as a candy manufacturer, BestCo has evolved to become the largest supplier of cough drops, throat drops, soft chews, coated chews and other confectionery-based dosage forms for OTC drug products and dietary supplements. Its private label and contract manufacturing customers include many Fortune 100 companies.

The name change announcement coincides with the launch of a new BestCo corporate logo, website (www.bestco.com) and an integrated launch campaign.

“While we had long been considered a leader in a range of confectionery categories, our business has transitioned in the past 10 years with the development of dosage forms for active ingredients that we have made more palatable. We have transitioned into a consumer healthcare and supplement company. So it was time to move on from the BestSweet name,” said Richard Zulman, Chief Executive Officer, BestCo. “Importantly, BestCo retains a significant part of our old name – because we believe we offer the best in the industry.”

BestCo started in 1976 in Newark N.J. 2013 marks its 25th anniversary in Mooresville, N.C., where it operates its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities on a 40-acre campus.

“We believe the new BestCo name and logo signal to customers, employees and suppliers that our company is strong, viable and poised for continued growth in the consumer healthcare industry,” added Zulman.

About BestCo

BestCo Inc. is the leading manufacturer, developer and marketer of innovative, consumer healthcare products for retailers and marketers of OTC drug products and dietary supplements. The company is the largest supplier of cough drops, throat drops, soft chews and other confectionery-based dosage forms for consumer healthcare products in the private-label and contract manufacturing industries.

Formerly known as BestSweet, BestCo is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C. For more information, please visit www.bestco.com

Media Contact

Daniel Da Silva
Marketing Manager
BestCo, Inc.
704-664-4300
ddasilva@bestco.com