Zarbee’s Naturals was founded in 2008 by Dr. Zak Zarbock, a pediatrician. His first product was a honey-based children’s cough syrup made with vitamin C and zinc and free of alcohol, drugs and artificial flavors. Over the last decade, Zarbee’s Naturals has grown into a broad-based health and wellness brand and has disrupted the cough, sleep, immune support and vitamin categories with its portfolio of family-friendly products.
“Zarbee’s is a values-driven company that was founded on and has achieved significant growth by meeting the evolving health needs of today’s families,” said Katie Devine, global president of O-T-C franchise at Johnson & Johnson Consumer. “As a global O-T-C leader, Johnson & Johnson Consumer shares in this vision and is committed to providing innovative health care solutions that satisfy the preferences of consumers.”
“Through Zarbee’s Naturals, we are excited to bring a more comprehensive set of products to consumers within our core need states,” said Kathy Widmer, president of U.S. O-T-C at Johnson & Johnson Consumer. “The Zarbee’s team has achieved tremendous success in the marketplace, and we are excited to be a part of their future growth. Upon closing of the transaction, we look forward to working closely with the Zarbee’s team as they join the Johnson & Johnson Consumer family.”
The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2018.