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October 10, 2013

In its first flavor innovation since 2005, Sprite is launching all-new flavor Sprite Cranberry and Sprite Cranberry Zero.

ATLANTA — In its first flavor innovation since 2005, Sprite is launching all-new flavor Sprite Cranberry and Sprite Cranberry Zero.

The new products will be available for a limited time through the holidays. Both products take the taste of traditional Sprite and combine it with a splash of sweet and tart cranberry notes.

October 9, 2013

PepsiCo's Quaker division has introduced a new version of its Quaker Real Medleys product, the company said.

NEW YORK — PepsiCo's Quaker division has introduced a new version of its Quaker Real Medleys product, the company said.

Quaker announced the launch of Real Medleys Bars, featuring flavor combinations similar to the ones found in Real Medleys cups. Like the cups, the bars feature such fruits and nuts as cherries, apples, cranberries, peaches, pistachios, walnuts and almonds.

The bars are available in boxes of five bars. The company calls Real Medleys its most innovative product in 40 years.

 

October 8, 2013

Folgers is launching a new online community for fans to read and share good news through social networking feeds.

ORRVILLE, Ohio — Folgers is launching a new online community for fans to read and share good news through social networking feeds.

The coffee brand, owned by J.M. Smucker Co., announced the launch of the community, dubbed The Best Part. Users of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can like and follow the community to receive positive, fun and optimistic content. Another component of the launch is the "Wakin' Up" alarm app, which includes upbeat tunes, positive news and inspiring comments.

October 8, 2013

Progresso has expanded its soup offerings with a new line of Artisan Soups that feature a new repertoire of ingredients in five varieties.

MINNEAPOLIS — Progresso has expanded its soup offerings with a new line of Artisan Soups that feature a new repertoire of ingredients in five  varieties.

October 8, 2013

Independent brewer Craft Brew Alliance gave Safeway one of its Retailer of the Year awards at its inaugural annual conference for beer wholesalers in Las Vegas earlier this week, the company said.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Independent brewer Craft Brew Alliance gave Safeway one of its Retailer of the Year awards at its inaugural annual conference for beer wholesalers in Las Vegas earlier this week, the company said.

CBA said the Retailer of the Year Awards recognize retailers that have contributed to the company's sales growth and demand for its products. Safeway was named the off-premise retailer of the year, while restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings was named on-premise retailer of the year.

October 7, 2013

Peapod is offering customers in the Chicago area organic produce from a local, indoor urban farming company, shortly after its announcement of a new pickup location near the city.

CHICAGO — Peapod is offering customers in the Chicago area organic produce from a local, indoor urban farming company, shortly after its announcement of a new pickup location near the city.

The online grocer said its Chicagoland customers would be able to buy salad mixes, arugula, basil, mint and others from Farmedhere. Farmedhere uses aquaponic growing techniques that combine hydroponics with aquaculture.

October 4, 2013

A new line of juice drinks from Campbell Soup includes a boost of nutrition, but lower calories and less sugar than most others.

CAMDEN, N.J. — A new line of juice drinks from Campbell includes a boost of nutrition, but lower calories and less sugar than most others.

Campbell announced the launch of V8 V-Fusion Refreshers, available in peach strawberry, black cherry berry, cranberry grape and tangerine passionfruit flavors.

The drinks contain 100 calories per serving, are naturally sweetened with no high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives and provide 100% of the daily value of vitamin C. The drinks also contain 20% to 25% fruit and vegetable juice.

October 3, 2013

The Coca-Cola Co. is releasing a limited-edition version of Diet Coke in cans inspired by pop singer Taylor Swift, the company said.

ATLANTA — The Coca-Cola Co. is releasing a limited-edition version of Diet Coke in cans inspired by pop singer Taylor Swift, the company said.

Coca-Cola said the Diet Coke Taylor Swift can six-pack would be on beverage aisles nationwide this month and next month. Each 12-oz. can has a special, slim design and is adorned in handwritten style with a Swift quotation: "If you're lucky enough to be different, don't ever change." The collector's edition can is part of Coca-Cola's multi-year partnership with Swift.

October 3, 2013

Hershey is releasing small-sized versions of several candy brands in time for Halloween, the chocolate maker said.

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey is releasing small-sized versions of several candy brands in time for Halloween, the chocolate maker said.

Hershey said the new snack-sized candies included Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Minis, Rolo Caramels in Milk Chocolate and Jolly Rancher Caramel Apple Flavor Lollipops. The company also highlighted the Cadbury Screme Egg candy with green yolk, Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin and Kit Kat Halloween Bar, as well as Hershey's Kisses with a pumpkin spice flavor and Kisses Acorn Treats.

October 3, 2013

Thirty-seven percent of shoppers in the United States are shopping omnichannel, compared with 29% around the globe, according to a new study.

NEW YORK — Thirty-seven percent of shoppers in the United States are shopping omnichannel, compared with 29% around the globe, according to a new study.

The study, conducted by GfK, found that consumers are "freely mingling" in-store visits, online product research and other information sources when making purchases. The extent of omnichannel shopping varies by category and country and appears tied to mobile device penetration. The study was based on 8,400 interviews in 14 countries.

October 3, 2013

Now consumers can have their cake and eat it too with Weight Watchers' new Snack Packs.

LONDON — Now consumers can have their cake and eat it too with Weight Watchers' new Snack Packs.

Each Snack Pack consists of five individually sealed portions of the Weight Watchers Cake Slices and is available in Angel, Toffee Apple, Bakewell, Carrot, Belgian Chocolate, Coconut or Lemon Slices flavors. Each Cake Slice has a ProProints value of two — now snacking on the go is a piece of cake.
 

October 2, 2013

A new line of candies from Mars Chocolate North America includes several flavors to coincide with Halloween.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — A new line of candies from Mars Chocolate North America includes several flavors to coincide with Halloween.

The candy maker announced the release of its latest line, which includes Snickers peanut butter pumpkin-based singles, as well as jack-o-lantern-shaped Snickers-brand pumpkin, available in two packs. The company is also releasing a new large variety bag of Snickers Fun Size canned, available in Snickers Original, Almond and Peanut Butter Squared bars.

October 2, 2013

PepsiCo division Aquafina is launching a new line of sparkling water beverages and flavorings in an effort to target teenagers, the company said.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo division Aquafina is launching a new line of sparkling water beverages and flavorings in an effort to target teenagers, the company said.

Aquafina said the zero-calorie products would meet teenagers' desire for refreshing beverages and parents' need for healthy products for their families.

September 30, 2013

Boston Beer’s Angry Orchard Cider Co., the top-selling cider company in the United States, according to IRI data, has introduced a new innovative fall and winter seasonal cider — Angry Orchard Cinnful Apple. Cinnful Apple, a limited-edition release, is Angry Orchard’s first cider made with American culinary apples.

BOSTON — Boston Beer’s Angry Orchard Cider Co., the top-selling cider company in the United States, according to IRI data, has introduced a new innovative fall and winter seasonal cider — Angry Orchard Cinnful Apple. Cinnful Apple, a limited-edition release, is Angry Orchard’s first cider made with American culinary apples.

September 27, 2013

Pecan pie brings together nuts and spices to create a traditional, nostalgic flavor reminiscent of the holidays. Made with organic ingredients specifically chosen by athletes and foodies in the Clif Kitchen, the recipe delivers nutrition for sustained energy, the company stated

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Bar introduced its newest seasonal flavor, pecan pie. Pecan pie brings together nuts and spices to create a traditional, nostalgic flavor reminiscent of the holidays. Made with organic ingredients specifically chosen by athletes and foodies in the Clif Kitchen, the recipe delivers nutrition for sustained energy, the company stated.

September 27, 2013

Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine, along with nutritional products brand FortiFX, is pleased to announce the debut of a new line of six-layer baked meal-replacement bars — Fit Crunch Baked Bars — which are high in protein and low in sugar without compromising taste and texture.

PITTSBURGH — Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine, along with nutritional products brand FortiFX, is pleased to announce the debut of a new line of six-layer baked meal-replacement bars — Fit Crunch Baked Bars — which are high in protein and low in sugar without compromising taste and texture.

September 27, 2013

Earlier this month, and just in time for National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, Gevalia introduced new single-serve cafe-style beverages made with the Keurig K-Cup brewer.

GLENVIEW, Ill. — Earlier this month, and just in time for National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, Gevalia introduced new single-serve cafe-style beverages made with the Keurig K-Cup brewer.

The Gevalia cafe-style beverages are all made from real milk and can be prepared with the existing Keurig brewers in the home without the need of a special espresso machine or having to venture out to a local coffee shop.

September 27, 2013

One of the world's leading Italian pasta brands is the subject of an international boycott after remarks that critics have characterized as disparaging gay people, and the mother of a leader in a U.S.-based gay-rights group is petitioning a supermarket chain to stop carrying it.

NEW YORK — One of the world's leading Italian pasta brands is the subject of an international boycott after remarks that critics have characterized as disparaging gay people, and the mother of a leader in a U.S.-based gay-rights group is petitioning a supermarket chain to stop carrying it.

September 25, 2013

Ciao Bella, maker of gelato and sorbetto, is giving consumers a new dessert experience this holiday season with the launch of its first-ever collection of limited-edition seasonal flavors.

BOSTON — Ciao Bella, maker of gelato and sorbetto, is giving consumers a new dessert experience this holiday season with the launch of its first-ever collection of limited-edition seasonal flavors. These three desserts stem from the creative inspiration of Italian executive chef Danilo Zecchin and the spirit of celebration: Cranberry Prosecco Sorbet, Montebianco Gelato, and Pumpkin Sea Salt Caramel Gelato.

September 25, 2013

Foods must carry gluten content of less than 20 parts per million in order to carry the label "gluten-free," according to a new regulation issued by the Food and Drug Administration.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Foods must carry gluten content of less than 20 parts per million in order to carry the label "gluten-free," according to a new regulation issued by the Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA announced the regulation Wednesday, saying the standard would provide consumers with the assurance that "gluten-free" claims on product labeling are consistent and reliable across the food industry; other labels, such as "no gluten" and "without gluten" also would be subject to the new standard.

September 25, 2013

Backed by consumer demand, Popcorn, Indiana, maker of all-natural popcorn snacks, is set to usher in the 2013 holiday season with the return of its Drizzlecorn collection.

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Backed by consumer demand, Popcorn, Indiana, maker of all-natural popcorn snacks, is set to usher in the 2013 holiday season with the return of its Drizzlecorn collection.

The collection features five extraordinary varieties: Dark Fudge Chocolate Chip Kettlecorn, Drizzled Black & White Kettlecorn, Drizzled Cinnamon Sugar Kettlecorn, Chocolate Peanut Butter Kettlecorn, and Dark Fudge Peppermint Kettlecorn. Hitting shelves nationwide for a limited time only, Popcorn, Indiana’s line of flavors will be available starting this October.

September 24, 2013

Suja Co., known for its fresh fruit and vegetable juices, is extending into the fresh smoothie category with the introduction of Suja Elements.

SAN DIEGO — Suja Co., known for its fresh fruit and vegetable juices, is extending into the fresh smoothie category with the introduction of Suja Elements.

September 23, 2013

Jack Link's announced two new limited-edition snacks that draw inspiration from global cuisines in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

MINONG, Wis. — Jack Link's announced this month two new limited-edition snacks that draw inspiration from global cuisines in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

Jack Link's new Sriracha beef and Burrito beef jerky are the latest additions to the Jack Link's line of meat snacks.

September 23, 2013

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is applauding the retailers that have joined and returned to its annual campaign to raise money for children's cancer research.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is applauding the retailers that have joined and returned to its annual campaign to raise money for children's cancer research.

September 20, 2013

True Drinks, a healthy beverage supplier, announced this week the expansion of its distribution network for the vitamin-enriched Aquaball kids drink into major retail markets.

IRVINE, Calif. — True Drinks, a healthy beverage supplier, announced this week the expansion of its distribution network for the vitamin-enriched Aquaball kids drink into major retail markets.