BEDFORD, N.H., June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jakemans Inc., the US subsidiary of LanesHealth, has changed its name to Lanes Brands in a move to better reflect its growing portfolio.
Jonathan Groves, President of Lanes Brands and great grandson of the founder of LanesHealth says, "We wanted to build on our 80-year heritage as a leading manufacturer of dietary supplements, herbal remedies and other medicines in the UK." The company has been operating as Jakemans Inc. in the US since 2010.
In May 2016 the company acquired the Smith Bros. brand, a well-known line of throat drops, established since 1847. This reinforces projected growth under the name change to Lanes Brands. The expanding portfolio also includes the recent US introduction of GOPO® Rosehip with Galactolipids joint support supplement.
"LanesHealth has had good success in helping heritage brands regain market share and appeal to consumers looking for tried and true products to treat common ailments," said Groves. "We believe Smith Bros. fits nicely with our Jakemans Throat & Chest Lozenges as an alternative for consumers seeking relief in products that have been proven to work for generations."
About Lanes Brands
Lanes Brands is the US subsidiary of LanesHealth which is a manufacturer of supplements and OTC medicines in the UK. The company was established by Gilbert Lane in the 1930s, who was an early supporter of the idea that we can improve our health through diet and the use of carefully selected plants and nutrients. LanesHealth manufactures and markets well-known products such as Olbas, Kalms, Quiet Life and Jakemans® Throat & Chest Lozenges. LanesHealth remains a family owned business and is chaired by Gilbert's grand-daughter, Janet.
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