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November 7, 2012

Kraft Foods Group on Wednesday announced that new product sales, increased advertising investment and improved productivity have contributed to profit gains for the quarter ended Sept. 30.

NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Kraft Foods Group on Wednesday announced that new product sales, increased advertising investment and improved productivity have contributed to profit gains for the quarter ended Sept. 30.

October 16, 2012

Kettle Brand has added toasted snacks to its portfolio of all-natural snacks. New Kettle Brand Bakes are toasted rather than kettle-cooked and contain 65% less fat than Kettle’s fried chips.

SALEM, Ore. — Kettle Brand has added toasted snacks to its portfolio of all-natural snacks. New Kettle Brand Bakes are toasted rather than kettle-cooked and contain 65% less fat than Kettle’s fried chips. They contain no trans fats, no artificial colors or flavors, and no preservatives.

Kettle Brand Bakes are the only baked potato chip on the market made from slices of real potato seasoned with natural, savory flavors. Competitive baked crisps are made using dehydrated potato pulp and flakes.

October 9, 2012

Goldenberg's Peanut Chews has teamed up with Little Baby's Ice Cream to debut a new ice cream flavor.

PHILADELPHIA — Goldenberg's Peanut Chews has teamed up with Little Baby's Ice Cream to debut a new ice cream flavor.

"We at Goldenberg's Peanut Chews are elated to be able to combine two Philadelphia favorites into one sweet treat," Goldenberg's Peanut Chews marketing manager Bob Zender said.

September 26, 2012

Kraft Foods is on track to complete a three-year initiative to reduce sodium by an average of 10% across its North American portfolio by the end of 2012.

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Kraft Foods is on track to complete a three-year initiative to reduce sodium by an average of 10% across its North American portfolio by the end of 2012.

Kraft Foods' sodium reduction efforts reach across the company's North American product portfolio, including Kraft grated parmesan cheese, Breakstone's 2% cottage cheese and Oscar Mayer bacon. Many other Kraft Foods products, the results far exceeded this goal, including:

  • Kraft original BBQ sauce, 40%;

September 5, 2012

Cesar has launched new Savory Delights canine meals that feature ingredient combinations and unique toppings.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Cesar has launched new canine meals that feature ingredient combinations and unique toppings.

September 5, 2012

Supervalu banner Cub Foods, KSTP-TV, MOM Brands, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Dean Foods on Tuesday announced a partnership to sponsor the Hunger Action Month food drive under the banner “Give a Little, Feed a Lot” during September at all Cub Foods stores in Minnesota.

STILLWATER, Minn. — Supervalu banner Cub Foods, KSTP-TV, MOM Brands, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Dean Foods on Tuesday announced a partnership to sponsor the Hunger Action Month food drive under the banner "Give a Little, Feed a Lot" during September at all Cub Foods stores in Minnesota.

August 27, 2012

Jennie-O has introduced new and improved turkey bacon.

WILLMAR, Minn. — Jennie-O has introduced new and improved turkey bacon.

The new Jennie-O turkey bacon recipe has improved taste and texture, as well as a new zipper packaging to keep it fresh. It joins a full suite of Jennie-O breakfast products, including turkey breakfast sausage links and patties, as well as lean ground turkey.

August 27, 2012

Ruiz Foods has named Rachel Cullen as president and CEO.

DINUBA, Calif. — Ruiz Foods has named Rachel Cullen as president and CEO.

Cullen, who most recently worked at Dean Foods Ice Cream, has more than 25 years of experience with leading food and consumer businesses such as Unilever, Kraft and Orange Glo International.

August 3, 2012

Kellogg's announced that it is rolling out special-edition boxes of Corn Flakes featuring U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas, who won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg's announced that it is rolling out special-edition boxes of Corn Flakes featuring U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas, who won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

"We are proud to support the potential of our young athletes and our amazing team of U.S. gymnasts," Kellogg's SVP morning foods Doug VanDeVelde said. "Over the course of the past week, we have all shared in the thrilling moments and passion of USA Gymnastics, and we are excited to bring that into the homes of families across the country."

July 25, 2012

Coca-Cola has launched its Move to the Beat campaign across more than 100 countries, which marks the brand's largest-ever Olympic Games activation.

LONDON — Coca-Cola has launched its Move to the Beat campaign across more than 100 countries, which marks the brand's largest-ever Olympic Games activation.

July 5, 2012

Coca-Cola is giving fans a chance to get an insider's look at Team USA through its London 2012 Olympic Games campaign.

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola is giving fans a chance to get an insider's look at Team USA through its London 2012 Olympic Games campaign.

July 5, 2012

Lay's is expanding its Kettle Cooked line with two new flavors.

PLANO, Texas — Lay's is expanding its Kettle Cooked line with two new flavors.

Lay's Kettle Cooked applewood smoked BBQ and Lay's Kettle Cooked sun-dried tomato and parmesan chips are 40% less fat than regular potato chips, Lay's saod.

June 26, 2012

Kashi has launched two USDA-certified organic cereals that combine organic corn flakes with a touch of natural sweetness.

LA JOLLA, Calif. — Kashi has launched two USDA-certified organic cereals that combine organic corn flakes with a touch of natural sweetness.

Kashi Simply Maize — made with whole organic corn that is puffed into hearty, crisp flakes with a touch of molasses — and Kashi Indigo Morning — which combines a delicious blend of crispy, golden, organic corn flakes with real blueberries and blackberries — are certified organic cereals and are free of preservatives, artificial flavors and high-fructose corn syrup.

June 12, 2012

Summer is the time when barbecue aficionados are most likely to feel heartburn’s effects, according to a new study released by Procter & Gamble on behalf of its Prilosec OTC brand Tuesday.

CINCINNATI — Summer is the time when barbecue aficionados are most likely to feel heartburn’s effects, according to a new study released by Procter & Gamble on behalf of its Prilosec OTC brand Tuesday.

Nearly half (46%) of Americans with frequent heartburn identified barbecue season as the time of year when they are most likely to suffer from heartburn symptoms. And more than half (63%) of chronic heartburn sufferers admitted that their condition frequently interferes with them having fun.

May 18, 2012

Fresh & Easy has launched a new range of more than 50 preseasoned, ready-to-cook items in stores just in time for the summer grilling season.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Fresh & Easy has launched a new range of more than 50 preseasoned, ready-to-cook items in stores just in time for the summer grilling season. The Ready to Cook line includes beef, pork, chicken, fish and vegetable options all premarinated or preseasoned, ready to go straight in the skillet, microwave or on the grill.

May 15, 2012

Coca-Cola reportedly is gearing up to roll out mid-calorie beverages in select markets.

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola reportedly is gearing up to roll out mid-calorie beverages in select markets.

Scott Williamson, a Coca-Cola spokesman, was quoted as saying that the beverages, which will be marketed under the Sprite and Fanta brands, is "a limited test of new formulations to see if they might appeal to consumers."

March 26, 2012

Ahold's 756 stores in the Northeast will no longer carry a beef filler product that has attracted significant controversy among consumers lately.

QUINCY, Mass. — Ahold's 756 stores in the Northeast will no longer carry a beef filler product that has attracted significant controversy among consumers lately.

Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover and Giant-Carlisle simultaneously announced that they would no longer purchase ground beef containing finely textured beef, which often is derided as "pink slime" due to its pink color and viscous texture.

February 28, 2012

A frozen pizza brand has reformulated the sauce used in its Brick Oven pizza varieties.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A frozen pizza brand has reformulated the sauce used in its Brick Oven pizza varieties.

Freschetta said the sauce used on its pizzas now feature sea salt and olive oil. In the brand's Brick Oven line, the five Italian cheese, pepperoni and Italian style cheese, zesty Italian style supreme, spinach and mushroom, and three meat medley varieties now feature sea salt and olive oil. The sea salt and olive oil sauce will be incorporated into the Naturally Rising line of Freschetta pizzas later this year, the company noted.

January 24, 2012

Kashi has added a new member to its line of frozen pizza.

LA JOLLA, Calif. — Kashi has added a new member to its line of frozen pizza.

Kashi's new four cheese pizza combines provolone, mozzarella, white cheddar and fontina cheeses a vegetable sauce made from a combination of real tomatoes, onion, garlic and carrot juice concentrate and a crust made of Kashi 7 Whole Grains & Sesame with flax seed.

Kashi four cheese pizza now is available in the frozen aisle of grocers and natural food retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $5.99.

December 23, 2011

A gourmet pizza chain is bringing its gluten-free pizza line to the frozen food aisle of stores nationwide.

NEW YORK — A gourmet pizza chain is bringing its gluten-free pizza line to the frozen food aisle of stores nationwide.

Garlic Jim’s, a restaurant chain based in Washington, initially began rolling out its 12-in. frozen pizzas in supermarkets in the Puget Sound, Wash., area this spring.

Garlic Jim's frozen gluten-free pizza is available in the following varieties: "The King of Pizza Toppings" pepperoni pizza, gourmet garlic pizza, "Don't Have a Cow Literally" veggie pizza and "The Big Cheese" three-cheese pizza.

December 2, 2011

Shortly after announcing the debut of its frosted white holiday packaging, Coca-Cola will pull the look in favor of its iconic red can.

ATLANTA — Shortly after announcing the debut of its frosted white holiday packaging, Coca-Cola will pull the look in favor of its iconic red can.

November 18, 2011

A new machine from a company based in Wando, S.C., gives retailers a new way to sell ice cream, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — A new machine from a company based in Wando, S.C., gives retailers a new way to sell ice cream, according to published reports.

RetailWire reported that Robofusion, founded by Allan Jones, had developed an eponymous robot that allows customers to create their own ice cream desserts.

According to the company's website, customers walk up to the machine, choose 1-of-4 "Robot Characters" that program the robot movements and effects and then design a five-layer ice cream and candy treat.

September 28, 2011

Perry's Ice Cream has relaunched an ice cream flavor that commemorates a National Football League team.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Perry's Ice Cream has relaunched an ice cream flavor that commemorates a National Football League team.

The Buffalo Bills Brownie Blitz ice cream, which is the official ice cream of the NFL team Buffalo Bills, originally was introduced in 2008. This year, the ice cream is getting a makeover to reflect the Bills new helmet design. The Buffalo Bills Brownie Blitz features premium French vanilla ice cream with laces of fudge and brownie pieces, Perry's Ice Cream said.

July 22, 2011

Herr's is turning up the heat with its newest potato chips, co-created by T.W. Garner.

NOTTINGHAM, Pa. — Herr's is turning up the heat with its newest potato chips, co-created by T.W. Garner.

New Herr's hot-sauce-flavored ripple kettle cooked potato chips combine the taste of Herr's ripple kettle cooked potato chips with the zing of Texas Pete hot sauce, the companies said. This is the second potato chip creation developed in the companies' partnership.

The new Herr’s hot-sauce-flavored potato chips now are available in stores and vending machines across the United States.

July 18, 2011

Barbara's has expanded its all-natural products line with new peanut butter and chocolate items.

PETALUMA, Calif. — Barbara's has expanded its all-natural products line with new peanut butter and chocolate items.