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October 11, 2013

Del Monte Foods will sell its consumer products business to Del Monte Pacific Limited for $1.675 billion in order to focus on the pet products market, Del Monte Foods said.

SAN FRANCISCO — Del Monte Foods will sell its consumer products business to Del Monte Pacific Limited for $1.675 billion in order to focus on the pet products market, Del Monte Foods said.

February 5, 2013

Skyy Vodka on Tuesday announced the introduction of its new Skyy Infusions Wild Strawberry, a first-of-its-kind vodka made with real, wild strawberries.

SAN FRANCISCO — Skyy Vodka on Tuesday announced the introduction of its new Skyy Infusions Wild Strawberry, a first-of-its-kind vodka made with real, wild strawberries.

Launching just in time for Valentine's Day, Wild Strawberry joins the brand's existing line of innovative, premium flavors, which includes coconut, dragon fruit, blood orange, pineapple, ginger, cherry, grape, citrus, raspberry and passion fruit.

October 10, 2012

Combos is slated to launch its newest snack.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Combos is slated to launch its newest snack.

Combos 7 Layer Dip Tortilla combines real cheddar cheese, sour cream, avocado, tomato, refried beans, onion and spicy jalapeño peppers, parent company Mars said. As part of the upcoming launch, the new Combos treat will be supported by a campaign that will include national print advertising, digital media, promotional radio, social media, a "7 Layer Party" public relations campaign, a Six Flags sponsorship with in-park media and in-store consumer promotions.

October 18, 2011

A drink made popular by a famous golfer now is available as a malt beverage.

CHICAGO — A drink made popular by a famous golfer now is available as a malt beverage.

Hornell Brewing Co., the parent company of AriZona Beverages, said it has launched Arnold Palmer Hard, a half-tea and half-lemonade drink that contains 5% alcohol by volume. The noncarbonated beverage is made with AriZona brand iced tea and lemonade and is packaged in a 24-oz. can.

August 3, 2011

Peet’s Coffee & Tea is bringing its Peet’s Café Solano and Peet’s Café Domingo to grocery stores.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Peet’s Coffee & Tea is bringing its Peet’s Café Solano and Peet’s Café Domingo to grocery stores.

The new medium-roast coffees are available in ground and whole bean form.

March 23, 2011

Kashi has added an entree and pizza to its line of all-natural frozen foods.

LA JOLLA, Calif. — Kashi has added an entree and pizza to its line of all-natural frozen foods.

The new spicy black bean enchilada single-serve entree features red skin potatoes, roasted red peppers, corn and spinach, all wrapped in a seven whole grain and corn tortilla, which is topped with a vibrant tomatillo, cilantro and jalapeno salsa. The entree also includes a side of Kashi seven whole grain pilaf. The entree will retail for $4.09, the company said.

March 8, 2011

A new line of chips made from beans and rice is slated to hit stores nationwide this spring.

LOS ANGELES — A new line of chips made from beans and rice is slated to hit stores nationwide this spring.

Beanfields said its bean and rice chips will be available in four varieties, including naturally unsalted, sea salt, sea salt and pepper, and pico de gallo. The corn- and gluten-free chips tout twice as much protein and fiber as most tortilla, corn or potato chips, according to the company.

Beanfields bean and rice chips will be available in 6-oz. bags for a price ranging from $2.99 to $3.99.

March 8, 2011

Freschetta has introduced two products to its lineup of frozen pizza: Freschetta Simply...Inspired Pizzas and Freschetta By The Slice.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Freschetta has introduced two products to its lineup of frozen pizza: Freschetta Simply...Inspired Pizzas and Freschetta By The Slice. 

January 4, 2011

Tyson has expanded its Any’tizers line with a new dish that is sure to become a favorite among kids and party guests.

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson has expanded its Any’tizers line with a new dish that is sure to become a favorite among kids and party guests.

New QuesaDippers snacks combine flour tortillas, all-white chicken with taco or fajita seasoning and Monterey Jack cheese, all packaged with zesty garden or cilantro lime salsa packets, Tyson said. The snacks are packed in resealable packaging, allowing for easy storage in the freezer to maintain freshness.

All Tyson Any’tizers can be found in the frozen food section of grocery stores nationwide.

December 21, 2010

Two companies have united to address the increasing popularity of fish tacos.

NEW YORK — Two companies have united to address the increasing popularity of fish tacos.

Gorton's Seafood and Ortega Mexican Food Products, a B&G Foods brand, have teamed up to create a co-branded website and an online food contest. At WeLoveFishTacos.com, fish taco enthusiasts are given the opportunity to show off their favorite recipes by using Gorton's and Ortega products, and can share them on Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets. As part of its online contest, one finalist will win a trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

August 29, 2010

Ruiz Foods' El Monterey brand reintroduced its snack line of 12 Mexican food favorites, which...