Acquisition of CharcoCaps® Brand

September 06, 2005

W. F. Young, Inc., marketers of the Absorbine Jr® line of pain relief products, announces the "charcocaps_family"acquisition of the Requa® CharcoCaps® brand of homeopathic and dietary supplement anti-gas products. W. F. Young, Inc. and Requa, Inc. confirm that the sale became effective September 1, 2005.

The specific products purchased are CharcoCaps® Capsules, CharcoCaps® Homeopathic Formula Caplets, Requa® Charcoal Tablets, and CharcoCaps® A-D Anti-Diarrhea products, all of which are distributed nationally by health food retailers, pharmacies, and food accounts. CharcoCaps are recommended by pharmacists and doctors throughout the United States. Requa, Inc. will continue to manufacture and market its No Nix® styptic pencils and Requa® pumice stones.

According to Adam D. Raczkowski, Chief Operating Officer of W. F. Young, Inc., “We are very pleased to add this line of products to our current assortment of Absorbine Jr® pain relieving products. This transaction is just one of the many parts of our strategic plan to broaden our company’s product assortment for our customers.”

W. F. Young, Inc. was founded in 1892 and has provided over a century of quality health care products. Requa, Inc. was founded in 1879 and in addition to styptic pencils and pumice stones has been selling charcoal-based products since its founding. “We are delighted to add the CharcoCaps line of products to our own line of Absorbine Jr. products,” said Tyler F. Young, President. “Our key consumers fall into the same demographic as CharcoCaps customers, and we are certain we can satisfy current customers while broadening the CharcoCaps customer base.”

Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife, Mary Ida, W. F. Young, Inc. has provided over a century of quality health care products. From its headquarters in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, the company is committed to extending this heritage into the new century. Visit for more information.

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