Content about Consumables

March 11, 2014

Powerful Yogurt last week at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., announced plans to debut two new product lines: Powerful Yogurt Protein Bars and Powerful Yogurt Plus+.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Powerful Yogurt last week at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., announced plans to debut two new product lines: Powerful Yogurt Protein Bars and Powerful Yogurt Plus+.

The company's Powerful Yogurt Protein bar features a yogurt coating as well as probiotics. The bars packs 20 g of protein and contains low sugar and calorie content. Consumers will be able to choose from yogurt creme, peanut butter and chocolate coconut flavors.

March 10, 2014

5-hour Energy on Monday will head over to Twitter in an effort to help battle the fatigue that comes with losing an hour of sleep to Daylight Savings Time.

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — 5-hour Energy on Monday will head over to Twitter in an effort to help battle the fatigue that comes with losing an hour of sleep to Daylight Savings Time. Throughout the day, anyone who tweets a picture of their tired face with the hashtag #ShowUsYourTiredFace will be entered to win a six-pack of energy shots.

March 10, 2014

Blue Diamond Growers, an almond processing and marketing company, last week announced a new line of honey-flavored products across the Snack Almonds, Nut Thins and Almond Breeze brands.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Blue Diamond Growers, an almond processing and marketing company, last week announced a new line of honey-flavored products across the Snack Almonds, Nut Thins and Almond Breeze brands. The line combines the sweetness of honey with different flavors to create a satisfying snack, the company said.

The new products include:

March 10, 2014

CandyRific has introduced two novelty items for spring.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — CandyRific has introduced two novelty items for spring. The Cinderella Light and Sound Wand with Candy, an extension of CandyRific’s princess line with Disney Consumer Products, features Cinderella in her classic blue ball gown on top of the wand, which makes a magical sound, lights up and includes .53-oz. of microbytes candy.

A Spiderman Candy Fan also has been introduced, featuring Spidey atop a candy fan, which also includes .28-oz. tube of microbytes candy.

Both products retail for $3.99 and are available in 12-count displays.

March 10, 2014

Where would the candy category be without seasonal merchandise?

Where would the candy category be without seasonal merchandise? Seasonal candy sales are a driving force in the category, with seasonal period sales accounting for 55% of the confectionary pie, according to the National Confectioners Association. Unique seasonal in-and-out items shaped and colored specifically for a season represent 22% of category sales. In 2014, NCA estimates that seasonal candy sales will account for $7 billion.

March 10, 2014

Jelly Belly Candy Co. is back with its latest installment of Jelly Belly Art, in which vivid mosaic-like portraits are made from thousands of Jelly Belly jelly beans. The subject of the portraits focuses on endangered species in nature, bringing creatures like the Hawksbill Sea Turtle and the Giant Panda to life through Jelly Belly's signature confections.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly Candy Co. is back with its latest installment of Jelly Belly Art, in which vivid mosaic-like portraits are made from thousands of Jelly Belly jelly beans. The subject of the portraits focuses on endangered species in nature, bringing creatures like the Hawksbill Sea Turtle and the Giant Panda to life through Jelly Belly's signature confections.

March 10, 2014

Jelly Belly has added a second colorful, trendy bag to its line of Camo Beans — Pink Camo Beans.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly has added a second colorful, trendy bag to its line of Camo Beans — Pink Camo Beans. For every bag of Camo Beans and Pink Camo Beans sold, Jelly Belly Charities will donate $0.25 to support U.S. veterans and their families. The mix includes Cotton Candy, Coconut, Licorice, Cherry Passion Fruit Smoothie, Bubble Gum and Strawberry Cheesecake.

The new Camo Beans are available in 3.5-oz. hanging Grab & Go bags and will be on shelf in March.

March 10, 2014

Lifeway Foods, a supplier of cultured dairy products known as kefir, announced the introduction of Veggie Kefir, a new veggie-kefir smoothie in tomato, cucumber and beet varieties.

MORTON GROVE, Ill. — Lifeway Foods, a supplier of cultured dairy products known as kefir, announced the introduction of Veggie Kefir, a new veggie-kefir smoothie in tomato, cucumber and beet varieties. The smoothies pack a full serving of vegetables, along with 12 probiotic cultures, into every 8-oz. bottle.

March 10, 2014

Building on the 2013 introduction of Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites, Mars Chocolate North America added three new flavors of unwrapped, bite-sized treats: Twix Bites, 3 Musketeers Bites and Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Building on the 2013 introduction of Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites, Mars Chocolate North America added three new flavors of unwrapped, bite-sized treats: Twix Bites, 3 Musketeers Bites and Milky Way Simply Caramel Bites.

March 10, 2014

Beer on tap and its own brand of ice cream are a few of the enticers at a new Bartell Drugs location, according to a local news report.

March 10, 2014

Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto announced the launch of three new gelato flavors, which are inspired by classic American desserts. The new additions — Caramel Apple Pie, Fudge Brownie and Raspberries & Cream — are currently rolling out to retailers across the nation.

MINNEAPOLIS — Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto announced the launch of three new gelato flavors which are inspired by classic American desserts. The new additions — Caramel Apple Pie, Fudge Brownie and Raspberries & Cream — are currently rolling out to retailers across the nation.

March 10, 2014

Unilever has acquired a majority stake in the Qinyuan Group, a Chinese water purification business — marking Unilever’s largest acquisition in China for more than 10 years.

SHANGHAI, LONDON and ROTTERDAM — Unilever has acquired a majority stake in the Qinyuan Group, a Chinese water purification business — marking Unilever’s largest acquisition in China for more than 10 years.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Qinyuan generated sales approaching €140 million for the 12-month period Dec. 31.

March 7, 2014

Good2grow, a line of healthy children's beverages, announced its nationwide debut at major grocery and convenience stores. Its foray into the healthy children's beverage category is significant, the company said.

ATLANTA — Good2grow, a line of healthy children's beverages, announced its nationwide debut at major grocery and convenience stores. The product is available in a variety of flavors and sizes and features spill-proof SippaTop caps and character toys that draw kids in. Its foray into the healthy children's beverage category is significant, the company said.

March 6, 2014

Nabisco's Brown Rice Triscuit line is expanding to include Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps, which the company said is a new approach to the classic wheat flavor and texture.

EAST HANOVER, N.J. — Nabisco's Brown Rice Triscuit line is expanding to include Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps, which the company said is a new approach to the classic wheat flavor and texture.

The new snack is available in three flavors: Sour Cream & Chive, Wasabi & Soy Sauce and Cinnamon Sugar. Brown Rice Triscuit Thin Crisps are baked with 100% whole-grain brown rice and whea, and pack 23 g of whole grains per 30 g serving.

Consumers can find them at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.69 for a 7.6-oz. box.

March 5, 2014

KeVita Sparkling Probiotic Drink announced that it will be growing its line of beverages with the launch of three new flavors, which include blueberry cherry, tangerine and hibiscus berry daily cleanse.

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. — KeVita Sparkling Probiotic Drink announced that it will be growing its line of beverages with the launch of three new flavors, which include blueberry cherry, tangerine and hibiscus berry daily cleanse.

March 5, 2014

MillerCoors on Tuesday announced that a new hard cider, Smith & Forge, will be launched nationally this month.

CHICAGO — MillerCoors on Tuesday announced that a new hard cider, Smith & Forge, will be launched nationally this month. The beverage contains 6% alcohol by volume and features a distinct taste and crisp finish, the company said.

March 5, 2014

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisp recently introduced two new flavors, as well as a new product line. The new flavor options include Honey Mustard & Onion and Sea Salt & Crack Pepper, and the new product comes in the form of a "mini" version of its Original and Cheddar flavors, which the company says was inspired by consumer demand for bite-size snacks.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Snack Factory Pretzel Crisp recently introduced two new flavors, as well as a new product line. The new flavor options include Honey Mustard & Onion and Sea Salt & Crack Pepper, and the new product comes in the form of a "mini" version of its Original and Cheddar flavors, which the company says was inspired by consumer demand for bite-size snacks.

March 4, 2014

Angry Orchard announced the national release of Angry Orchard Green Apple hard cider. The cider, which will appear on store shelves this week, has the tartness of a green apple and is the first year-round style of Angry Orchard hard cider made with American apples, the company said.

CINCINNATI — Angry Orchard announced the national release of Angry Orchard Green Apple hard cider. The cider, which will appear on store shelves this week, has the tartness of a green apple and is the first year-round style of Angry Orchard hard cider made with American apples, the company said.

March 4, 2014

The Bud Light Lime Ritas brand will welcome two new flavors, Mang-O-Rita and Raz-Ber-Rita, to its lineup. The new Ritas join the Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita and the limited-time seasonal Cran-Brrr-Rita.

ST. LOUIS — The Bud Light Lime Ritas brand will welcome two new flavors, Mang-O-Rita and Raz-Ber-Rita, to its lineup. The new Ritas join the Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita and the limited-time seasonal Cran-Brrr-Rita. The brand says it hopes to see continued success with the new additions.

March 4, 2014

Ruffles, a brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, announced that Ruffles Deep Ridged Classic Hot Wing potato chips has joined its product lineup. The introduction of the new chips is part of an ongoing partnership between PepsiCo and restaurant franchise Buffalo Wild Wings, which was announced last December.

PLANO, TX — Ruffles, a brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, announced that Ruffles Deep Ridged Classic Hot Wing potato chips has joined its product lineup. The introduction of the new chips is part of an ongoing partnership between PepsiCo and restaurant franchise Buffalo Wild Wings, which was announced last December.

March 3, 2014

SodaStream, a manufacturer of home beverage carbonation systems, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Sunny Delight Beverages Co., a producer of juice-based drinks. The companies will co-develop flavors like SunnyD Tangy Original Orange and Orange-Strawberry exclusively for the SodaStream system.

CINCINNATI and AIRPORT CITY, Israel — SodaStream, a manufacturer of home beverage carbonation systems, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Sunny Delight Beverages Co., a producer of juice-based drinks. The companies will co-develop flavors like SunnyD Tangy Original Orange and Orange-Strawberry exclusively for the SodaStream system.

February 27, 2014

Bare, a snack company, has introduced its All Natural Crunch Coconut Chips, which are crafted from Nam Hom coconuts grown in Thailand's Central Plains.

SAN FRANCISCO — Bare, a snack company, has introduced its All Natural Crunch Coconut Chips, which are crafted from Nam Hom coconuts grown in Thailand's Central Plains.

February 27, 2014

Nestlé has announced that its Edy's Outshine and Dreyer's Outshine brands will launch a line of frozen fruit and vegetable bars nationally.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Nestlé has announced that its Edy's Outshine and Dreyer's Outshine brands will launch a line of frozen fruit and vegetable bars nationally.

February 27, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and such chronic diseases as obesity and heart disease.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and such chronic diseases as obesity and heart disease. The proposed label also would replace out-of-date serving sizes to better align with how much people really eat, and it would feature a fresh design to highlight key parts of the label such as calories and serving sizes.

February 27, 2014

Skinnygirl brand last week announced its latest take on low-calorie beverages — its new Skinnygirl Water Enhancers, which will launch in March at food retailers across the United States.

CARMEL, Ind. — Skinnygirl brand last week announced its latest take on low-calorie beverages — its new Skinnygirl Water Enhancers, which will launch in March at food retailers across the United States.

The four flavors — White Cherry, Blueberry Acai, Pineapple Coconut and Fuji Apple — have 5 calories per serving. Each bottle of water enhancer contains 48 ml of flavoring, which is enough to turn about 24 glasses of water into a Skinnygirl beverage.