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February 11, 2014

Nature Valley on Tuesday announced the introduction of two new products that are geared towards people with active lifestyles, the company said. It also will tack on a new flavor to its existing Nature Valley Protein Granola line.

MINNEAPOLIS — Nature Valley on Tuesday announced the introduction of two new products: Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits and Nature Valley Greek Yogurt Protein bars, which are geared towards people with active lifestyles, the company said. The company also is adding an additional variety to its Nature Valley Protein Granola line in the form of Cranberry Almond.  

February 10, 2014

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the company behind Keurig brewing technology, and retailer Krispy Kreme announced that the companies have reached an agreement to bring Krispy Kreme signature coffee to K-Cup packs for the Keurig brewing system.

WATERBURY, Vt. and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the company behind Keurig brewing technology, and retailer Krispy Kreme announced that the companies have reached an agreement to bring Krispy Kreme signature coffee to K-Cup packs for the Keurig brewing system.

The companies are set to launch Krispy Kreme coffee K-Cups in both Smooth and Decaf by the end of 2014. The packs will be available at Keurig.com and KrispyKreme.com, as well as select Krispy Kreme shops, grocery, retail and away-from-home channels across the United States. 

February 10, 2014

SodaStream International announced an agreement with lifestyle brand Skinnygirl to co-develop flavors exclusively for SodaStream's home beverage carbonation systems.

NEW YORK and AIRPORT CITY, Israel — SodaStream International announced an agreement with lifestyle brand Skinnygirl to co-develop flavors exclusively for SodaStream's home beverage carbonation systems.

"I am so excited to join the SodaStream family, a perfect home for my unique Skinnygirl brand," Bethenny Frankel, founder of Skinnygirl, said. "Both companies share a passion for creating delicious, low calorie beverages that are fun, convenient and easy to enjoy in the comfort of your own home."

February 7, 2014

Progresso Heart Healthy Soup, in support of Mayo Clinic, is launching "The Heart Project" to educate people about heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.

MINNEAPOLIS — Progresso Heart Healthy Soup, in support of Mayo Clinic, is launching "The Heart Project" to educate people about heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.

The Heart Project website, TheHeartProject.com, will encourage visitors to take a Heart Health Quiz, which offers tools and information on heart disease, as well as tips to lower one's risk of heart disease. Those who take the quiz are encouraged to share the information with others to start a conversation about heart health.

February 7, 2014

Stacy's Snacks, a Frito-Lay North America brand, introduced Stacy's Pretzel Thins, a new line of baked snacks that combines a pretzel flavor with a thin, crispy texture.

PLANO, TX — Stacy's Snacks, a Frito-Lay North America brand, introduced Stacy's Pretzel Thins, a new line of baked snacks that combines a pretzel flavor with a thin, crispy texture.  

Consumers can choose from two flavors: Simply Naked and Honey Dijon, both of which are now available in the deli sections of grocers nationwide.

February 6, 2014

Anheuser-Busch announced that it agreed to purchase Blue Point Brewing Co., a craft brewery. The purchase will bring additional resources to Blue Point's operations, allowing it to better meet consumer demand for its brands.

ST. LOUIS and LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Anheuser-Busch announced that it agreed to purchase Blue Point Brewing Co., a craft brewery. The purchase will bring additional resources to Blue Point's operations, allowing it to better meet consumer demand for its brands. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

February 6, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration published an interim final rule to further safeguard the health of infants fed infant formula in the United States.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday published an interim final rule to further safeguard the health of infants fed infant formula in the United States. The rule, which sets standards for manufacturers to produce safe infant formula that supports healthy growth, is accompanied by two draft guidance documents for industry.

February 6, 2014

Jimmy Dean brand is introducing two new flavor varieties to its product portfolio: Apple Cinnamon Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick and Very Berry Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick.

CHICAGO — Jimmy Dean brand is introducing two new flavor varieties to its product portfolio: Apple Cinnamon Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick and Very Berry Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick. Both are available in five-count packages.

February 6, 2014

Sunsweet, a marketer of dried fruits and fruit juices, is introducing new Greek Style PlumSweets, which combines the chewy center of the company's line of diced dried plums with a creamy Greek yogurt coating.

YUBA CITY, Calif. — Sunsweet, a marketer of dried fruits and fruit juices, is introducing new Greek Style PlumSweets, which combines the chewy center of the company's line of diced dried plums with a creamy Greek yogurt coating.

February 6, 2014

In response to CVS Caremark's announcement to pull tobacco products out of its stores, Walgreens stated that the category has been under review at its stores, too.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — In response to CVS Caremark's announcement to pull tobacco products out of its stores, Walgreens stated that the category has been under review at its stores, too.

Walgreens has been evaluating its tobacco line for “some time,” and said it “will continue to evaluate the choice of products our customers want, while also helping to educate them and providing smoking cessation products and alternatives that help reduce the demand for tobacco products,” noted Michael Polzin, Walgreens spokesperson.

February 6, 2014

Tyson Day Starts, a line of frozen breakfast sandwiches, aims to offer consumers protein-rich meals made with high-quality ingredients, the company said.

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods is adding a new line of breakfast items to its product offerings. Tyson Day Starts, a line of frozen breakfast sandwiches, aims to offer consumers protein-rich meals made with high-quality ingredients, the company said. Day Starts varieties will include biscuit sandwiches, breakfast flatbreads and wrapped omelets.

February 5, 2014

The Seahawks got a surprise from Coca-Cola when they returned to clean out their lockers at their training facilities.

RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks got a surprise when they returned to clean out their lockers at their training facilities. Coca-Cola distributed commemorative, limited-edition cans of Coke Zero that featured the team logo, which mark the first world championship in the Seattle Seahawks’ history.

February 5, 2014

Post wants to help Americans maintain healthy digestive systems with the introduction of a new cereal, the company announced.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Post wants to help Americans maintain healthy digestive systems with the introduction of Great Grains Digestive Blend cereals, the company announced.  

February 4, 2014

The Global Market Development Center released a new whitepaper, “Amazon in Focus: Overview,” which summarizes an analysis of Amazon’s business model, presented by Keith Anderson, VP and senior analyst at RetailNet Group, in a GMDC* Connect Videocast.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Global Market Development Center on Monday released a new whitepaper, “Amazon in Focus: Overview,” which summarizes an analysis of Amazon’s business model, presented by Keith Anderson, VP and senior analyst at RetailNet Group, in a GMDC* Connect Videocast.

February 4, 2014

Yasso, a frozen Greek yogurt brand, announced the introduction of five new flavors to its line of products, which will join the brand's six existing flavors.

BOSTON — Yasso, a frozen Greek yogurt brand, announced the introduction of five new flavors to its line of products. Peanut Butter Cup, Mint Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Fudge, Dark Chocolate Raspberry and Sea Salt Caramel will join Yasso's six existing flavors. Yasso's line is available at more than 14,000 grocery stores across the nation.

February 3, 2014

General Mills has launched more than 50 new items in the United States, with dozens more to launch in international markets.

MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills has launched more than 50 new items in the United States, with dozens more to launch in international markets.

Some of the new offerings include:

February 3, 2014

Nielsen Holdings on Monday announced that it has completed the tender offer by Nielsen and its wholly owned subsidiary, Prime Acquisition Corp., to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Harris Interactive, a global market research firm.

NEW YORK — Nielsen Holdings on Monday announced that it has completed the tender offer by Nielsen and its wholly owned subsidiary, Prime Acquisition Corp., to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Harris Interactive, a global market research firm. Nielsen expects to complete the acquisition of Harris through a merger under Delaware law. Upon the completion of the merger, Harris Interactive will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Nielsen and its shares will cease to be traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market.

January 31, 2014

Nestlé USA announced expansions to its seasonal Valentine's Day collection, which includes cards kits filled with Nestlé-branded treats.

GLENDALE, Calif. — Nestlé USA announced expansions to its seasonal Valentine's Day collection, which includes cards kits filled with Nestlé-branded treats.

January 30, 2014

Jelly Belly Candy Co. will offer consumers a variety of treats for Valentine's Day, including the new Jelly Belly Tabasco Dark Chocolate Covered Jelly Beans.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly Candy Co. will offer consumers a variety of treats for Valentine's Day, including the new Jelly Belly Tabasco Dark Chocolate Covered Jelly Beans.   

January 30, 2014

Samuel Adams announced that it’s ready to share Rebel IPA with drinkers across the nation. The IPA offers consumers citrus aromas along with piney, resinous notes that come from West Coast hops.

BOSTON — Samuel Adams announced that it’s ready to share Rebel IPA with drinkers across the nation. The IPA offers consumers citrus aromas along with piney, resinous notes that come from West Coast hops.

Rebel IPA was one of the first beers to be developed in the Samuel Adams nanobrewery, a small batch, 10-gallon brewery system that operates within the confines of the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery.

January 30, 2014

An exclusive study of more than 2,200 moms who primarily buy food for their family at supermarkets reveals that an overwhelming majority (89%) are regularly influenced by coupons to try new food and drink products.

CHICAGO — An exclusive study of more than 2,200 moms who primarily buy food for their family at supermarkets reveals that an overwhelming majority (89%) are regularly influenced by coupons to try new food and drink products. 

Conducted by the online community WomensForum.com, the "Womensforum.com Supermarket Moms Survey" also found that nearly half of grocery-seeking moms (49%) see it as a frequent occurrence. 

January 30, 2014

The Promotion in Motion Cos. announced the launch of Welch's PB&J Snacks, which combine the tastes of peanut butter and jelly in one treat.

ALLENDALE, N.J. — The Promotion in Motion Cos., makers of Welch's Fruit Snacks, announced the launch of Welch's PB&J Snacks, which combines the tastes of peanut butter and jelly in one treat. 

The bite-sized snacks have a chewy center made with real fruit, which is surrounded by a peanut butter coating. Snackers can choose from four varieties: Concord Grape or Strawberry center and creamy or crunch peanut butter outside.

January 29, 2014

Mott’s, a division of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, said it launched Fruit Punch Rush, Wild Grape Surge and Strawberry Boom with 40% less sugar than found in fruit juice, no artificial sweeteners and 100% of the daily vitamin C requirement.

PLANO, TX — The nation’s leading apple juice brand has launched a new line of juice drinks that aims to offer an appealing combination of kid-friendly, bold flavors and reduced-sugar content.

January 28, 2014

Herman G. Rowland Sr., Chairman of the Board for Jelly Belly Candy Co., is the recipient of the first ISM Lifetime Achievement Award.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Herman G. Rowland Sr., Chairman of the Board for Jelly Belly Candy Co., is the recipient of the first ISM Lifetime Achievement Award. ISM, a trade show of confectionery and snack products, honored Rowland with the show's first award to kick off this year's show.

Rowland was selected by an international jury of industry members, as well as trade and science sectors. He was praised for his creativity, initiative and humor that have identified him as a leader in the industry.

January 28, 2014

Fiber One wants to help consumers stick to their New Year's goals with the introduction of a healthy new cereal, the company said.

MINNEAPOLIS — Fiber One wants to help consumers stick to their New Year's goals with the introduction of a new cereal, the company said.

Fiber One launched Fiber One Protein, a granola cereal that's available in two flavors — Maple Brown Sugar and Cranberry Almond. Each serving of Fiber One Protein delivers 10g of protein when served with milk, as well as 20% of daily value of fiber.