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March 31, 2011

Sambazon has added an organic acai with orange juice drink to its lineup.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Sambazon has added an organic acai with orange juice drink to its lineup.

One serving of organic acai with orange juice provides consumers with 150% of the daily value of vitamin C and contains no added sugar, while delivering powerful antioxidants, healthy omegas and vibrant flavor in every sip, the company said.

The new Sambazon beverage is available in 10.5-oz. and 32-oz. bottles for a suggested retail price of $2.99 and $7.99, respectively. Sambazon products are sold at select grocers and Whole Foods nationwide.

March 22, 2011

Hain Celestial is boosting its market presence with the introduction of more than 50 new and improved products.

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Hain Celestial is boosting its market presence with the introduction of more than 50 new and improved products.

The company has expanded its baking brand, Arrowhead Mills, to include an organic sprouted wheat flour and gluten-free baking mixes to address those who suffer from celiac disease. The products also feature update packaging.

March 15, 2011

Ocean Spray has introduced two drinks that blend its classic cranberry juice with other berry flavors.

LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass. — Ocean Spray has introduced two drinks that blend its classic cranberry juice with other berry flavors.

New to the Ocean Spray lineup are Ocean Spray 100% juice cranberry, pomegranate, cherry and 100% juice cranberry, blueberry, blackberry. One glass provides 100% of the daily requirement of vitamin C and two servings of fruit, Ocean Spray said.

March 10, 2011

One Natural Experience said its O.N.E. coconut water brand has received certification from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, declaring its 11.2-oz. and 1-liter pure coconut water offerings as 100% organic.

LOS ANGELES — One Natural Experience said its O.N.E. coconut water brand has received certification from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, declaring its 11.2-oz. and 1-liter pure coconut water offerings as 100% organic.

March 2, 2011

Kraft is taking a cream cheese brand to new heights with the introduction of a spoonable, easy-to-blend cooking cream.

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Kraft is taking a cream cheese brand to new heights with the introduction of a spoonable, easy-to-blend cooking cream.

Kraft said its new Philadelphia Cooking Creme takes on the challenge of replacing bland ingredients in everyday dishes with the creamy taste of Philadelphia. Available in four varieties — Italian cheese and herb, savory garlic, original and Santa Fe blend — the cream packs a punch that will "wow" the whole family, Kraft said.

February 23, 2011

Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels has introduced a new soft pretzel for gluten-free consumers.

CHICAGO — Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels has introduced a new soft pretzel for gluten-free consumers.

Kim & Scott's gluten-free soft pretzels, which can be found in the frozen food aisle of Whole Foods and other retailers this spring, boast a blend of five "ancient grains," the company said, including sorghum flour, millet flour, quinoa flour, amaranth flour and teff flour.

In addition to the gluten-free product, Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels tout more than 12 varieties.

February 17, 2011

Supermarket chain Schnucks Markets is partnering with produce wholesaler Frieda’s to educate shoppers about citrus fruits.

ST. LOUIS — Supermarket chain Schnucks Markets is partnering with produce wholesaler Frieda’s to educate shoppers about citrus fruits.

The retailer said all of its Schnucks and Logli stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi would host Frieda’s Produce University, an eight-hour, open-house-style event on Saturday that will feature staff to teach shoppers how to prepare and eat various citrus fruits and free samples. The session will cover exotic varieties, such as Meyer lemons, pomelos, blood oranges and kumquats.

February 16, 2011

Ocean Spray is getting bubbly.

LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass. — Ocean Spray is getting bubbly.

The juice brand said its new sparkling juice drinks will be available in two original and diet flavors, cranberry and pomegranate blueberry, and are made with 70% real fruit juice and no added sugar, artificial colors or preservatives. A serving of Ocean Spray sparkling juice is 90 calories, while Ocean Spray diet sparkling is 10 calories per serving.

February 9, 2011

A creamy, no-stir sunflower butter that is free of peanuts, tree nuts and gluten will be introduced nationally this month by Red River Commodities.

FARGO, N.D. — A creamy, no-stir sunflower butter that is free of peanuts, tree nuts and gluten will be introduced nationally this month by Red River Commodities.

The company said it has expanded the SunButter line of products with its no-stir creamy butter that offers a distinctive robust sunflower seed flavor, but also features creamy texture akin to peanut butter, providing consumers with certain allergies the chance to enjoy a tasty treat without sacrificing their health.

February 1, 2011

Yardley of London, the luxury bath products division of Lornamead, has announced the launch of two new scents for 2011. Pomegranate Rose and Cocoa Butter will join Yardley's line of moisturizing bath bars, which feature natural botanicals and essential oils.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Yardley of London, the luxury bath products division of Lornamead, has announced the launch of two new scents for 2011. Pomegranate rose and cocoa butter will join Yardley's line of moisturizing bath bars, which feature natural botanicals and essential oils.

January 28, 2011

Henkel's Dial brand has launched for 2011 the new Dial NutriSkin white peach and shea butter body wash with seven bionutrients.

NEW YORK — Henkel's Dial brand has launched for 2011 the new Dial NutriSkin white peach and shea butter body wash with seven bionutrients.

The formula has a white peach fragrance and is infused with such ingredients as vitamin C and E (antioxidant ingredients), omega-3 and 6 (moisture balance), amino acids (builds moisture), electrolyte minerals and mineral water.

The new Dial NutriSkin white peach and shea butter body wash with seven bionutrients has a suggested retail price of $3.99 for a 16-oz. bottle and $4.99 for a 21-oz. bottle.

January 26, 2011

Greek dairy company Fage plans to roll out new flavors of its nonfat yogurt.

JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. — Greek dairy company Fage plans to roll out new flavors of its nonfat yogurt.

Fage Total 0%, a flavorful but fat-free line of Greek yogurt, is available in strawberry-goji, blueberry-acai, cherry-pomegranate and honey varieties.

Fage Total 0% flavors are scheduled to roll out in select markets over the course of the next few months, and will be available nationwide. For more information, visit FageUSA.com.

January 25, 2011

Orgain introduced the first certified organic ready-to-drink meal replacement last week at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet and Sports Nutrition conference.

SAN ANTONIO — Orgain introduced the first certified organic ready-to-drink meal replacement last week at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet and Sports Nutrition conference.

January 13, 2011

A new antioxidant soft drink has arrived in 12-oz. Rexam Sleek cans.

CHICAGO — A new antioxidant soft drink has arrived in 12-oz. Rexam Sleek cans.

Rainforest Cola is a 100%-natural, antioxidant soft drink with real cola taste. The 30-calorie beverage features such ingredients as acai, green tea, ginseng, guarana, stevia, natural sugars and kola nut.

Rainforest Cola is available through select retailers in New York, Massachusetts, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and Wisconsin with plans to drive steady and strategic growth nationwide.

December 17, 2010

A certified gluten-free crackers brand has gained retail distribution in Walmart Supercenter stores.

LOVES PARK, Ill. — A certified gluten-free crackers brand has gained retail distribution in Walmart Supercenter stores.

Crunchmaster's original flavor multigrain crisps now are available in 4.5-oz. boxes for a suggested retail price of $2.48. The oven-baked, 100% whole grain crisps are made with a blend of California brown rice and four seeds: sesame, quinoa, flax and amaranth.

December 10, 2010

Supermarket chain Schnuck Markets has appointed a new VP marketing, the company said Thursday.

ST. LOUIS — Supermarket chain Schnuck Markets has appointed a new VP marketing, the company said Thursday.

Robert Howard previously worked for such companies as Kellogg, Kraft, Chiquita Brands, Luxottica Retail, Tyson Foods and Perfetti Van Melle.

At Schnuck’s, Howard will be in charge of advertising, marketing services, consumer research, food education and private brand development. He will report to president and COO Todd Schnuck.

November 21, 2010

Krunchers! is recalling 18 cases of Jays potato chips, which were produced in the company's...

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. Krunchers! is recalling 18 cases of Jays potato chips, which were produced in the company's Jeffersonville, Ind., plant.

The cases, which were distributed throughout the Midwest in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, were recalled because of an undeclared milk allergen. The product can be identified by a code in the upper right corner of the bag reading: JAN16CA542011. Each of the 18 cases of affected product contains 10 12-oz. bags that are priced at $3.99.

November 16, 2010

Shortly after announcing a partnership with Walgreens, Genesis Today said it would bring its superfruit...

AUSTIN, Texas — Shortly after announcing a partnership with Walgreens, Genesis Today said it would bring its superfruit juices line to Walmart.

Beginning this month, the company will be extending its exclusive line of superfruit juice offerings with four new products that include first-to-market superfruit teas, omega-enriched orange juice and a lower-calorie acai juice.

November 8, 2010

Looking to offer consumers a more sustainable option, Aura Cacia has announced that its soothing...

URBANA, Iowa Looking to offer consumers a more sustainable option, Aura Cacia has announced that its soothing organic milk oat bath now is available in a 9.75-oz. recyclable jar.

Last year, Aura Cacia teamed up with Organic Valley to develop an all-organic milk and oat bath made with 100% pure, organic lavender essential oil, available in a 1.75-oz. packet.

 

November 3, 2010

Two scientific papers published in Nutrition Reviews and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition addressed...

CONCORD, Mass. Two scientific papers published in Nutrition Reviews and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition addressed a link between heart health and a diet that includes grapes or grape-based products.

October 24, 2010

Nestle USA announced its voluntary recall for one of its confections, which may contain peanuts....

GLENDALE, Calif. Nestle USA announced its voluntary recall for one of its confections, which may contain peanuts.

The company said its Raisinets fun-size bags (10-oz. variety) with a production code of 02015748/UPC number 2800010255 may contain peanuts. The fun-size bags with this production code were sold in Target, Shop Rite and Don Quixote retail stores, the company said.

The company alerted the Food and Drug Administration and said no other Nestle products were impacted.

October 17, 2010

Genesis Today is rolling out a new line of superfruit juices, developed in partnership with...

AUSTIN, Texas Genesis Today is rolling out a new line of superfruit juices, developed in partnership with Walgreens.

Genesis Today's Boost line of juices are nutrient-rich and are available in acai berry and pomegranate berry with resveratrol, and will be available at Walgreens stores nationwide.

October 10, 2010

Just in time for Halloween, Nestle has added a bite-sized Butterfinger product to its 87-year-old...

GLENDALE, Calif. —Just in time for Halloween, Nestle has added a bite-sized Butterfinger product to its 87-year-old classic candy brand. New ButterFinger Snackerz is a smooth Butterfinger candy center wrapped in a crispy, wafer biscuit and covered with chocolate and a decorative drizzle of peanut butter. It combines the classic Butterfinger flavors with new elements to provide a new snacking experience.

September 28, 2010

Healthy snacking is simple with Sargento fridge packs, the cheese brand's newest product....

PLYMOUTH, Wis. Healthy snacking is simple with Sargento fridge packs, the cheese brand's newest product.

Sargento fridge packs are stand-up packs of individually wrapped cheese snacks, making them visible, organized and easily accessible in the fridge.