Palmer's® Cocoa Butter Formula® Joins World Cocoa Foundation

Top Cocoa Butter Brand Reinforces Cocoa Sustainability Efforts

Oct 23, 2012, 09:45 ET from E.T. Browne Drug Co., Inc.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Palmer's® Cocoa Butter Formula®, the No. 1 Cocoa Butter brand in the United States, joins the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) in support of their efforts to provide economic, social and environmental development in cocoa-growing communities. As one of the first cocoa butter skin care brands in the US, Palmer's has become synonymous with cocoa butter.  Like the WCF, the brand recognizes the benefits associated with the cocoa bean and in this partnership, hopes to lend support to the foundation's mission to stimulate a sustainable cocoa economy.

Palmer's main cocoa supplier for the Cocoa Butter Formula® brand, Dutch Cocoa, is part of the ECOM Agro Industrial Corporation (ECOM) which maintains close relationships with cocoa producers and their families in order to help strengthen the farmers' position and to ensure an ample supply of high quality raw materials. ECOM Cocoa supports farmers through financial investments, proper training and education in farming practices, distribution arrangements and technological support and services.

"We are proud to be part of the World Cocoa Foundation's efforts to fully support cocoa farmers and their families around the world," explains Robert Neis, president of E.T. Browne Drug Company. "WCF recognizes the challenges that independent cocoa farmers face each year and by becoming a member, we are assisting with the successful implementation of programs that help farm families increase income while also providing education and community development."

The Palmer's brand was founded more than 160 years ago as one of America's first skin care companies, E.T. Browne Drug Co., Inc.  Today, Palmer's array of Cocoa Butter Formula body, face and lip products are favorites of celebrities and consumers alike, whether helping to reduce stretch marks during pregnancy, protecting against dry skin year-round or giving complexions a healthy glow. 

As a member of the WCF, Palmer's® will be among more than 90 member companies worldwide who share similar ideals on how to collaborate efforts in order to better market cocoa, support research and reduce crop loss. WCF works directly with independent cocoa farmers in 15 countries offering education on how to grow cocoa more productively and profitably. Every member of WCF plays a valuable role in offering support of a sustainable cocoa economy.

About E.T. Browne Drug Co., Inc.
Founded more than 160 years ago as one of America's first skin care companies, E.T. Browne Drug Co., Inc. is a leader in treatment-oriented beauty products with its trusted Palmer's® brand.  The name Palmer's® is synonymous with high-quality natural skin and hair care product lines including Cocoa Butter Formula, Olive Butter Formula, Shea Butter Formula, Skin Success, Olive Oil Formula and Coconut Oil Formula.

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