Content about Food and drink

March 5, 2012

In preparation for Natural Products Expo West, which kicks off March 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., Zevia All Natural Soda is looking to make a big splash in the U.S. market with its line of sugar-free, naturally-sweetened sodas. DSN caught up with Paddy Spence, Zevia CEO, to talk about the new product launch and the potential for "natural sodas" in the U.S. marketplace.

AUDIO Q&A: DSN spoke with Paddy Spence, Zevia CEO, about the potential for "natural sodas" in the U.S. marketplace. In preparation for Natural Products Expo West, which kicks off March 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., Zevia All Natural Soda is looking to make a big splash in the U.S. market with its line of sugar-free, naturally-sweetened sodas.

April 17, 2014

Welch's on Thursday announced the introduction of Farmer's Pick, a line of juices that brings a fresh-picked fruit taste to juice aisles, according to the company.

CONCORD, Mass. — Welch's on Thursday announced the introduction of Farmer's Pick, a line of juices that brings a fresh-picked fruit taste to juice aisles, according to the company. The product contains unfiltered juice and no artificial ingredients, and brings body, aroma and flavor with every glass, the company said.

April 16, 2014

Klondike, a Unilever brand, has announced Klondike Kandy Bars, which combine the traditional Klondike ice cream with a candy bar shell.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Klondike, a Unilever brand, has announced Klondike Kandy Bars, which combine the traditional Klondike ice cream with a candy bar shell.

The new bars are offered in three varieties:

April 15, 2014

Unilever’s Caress brand has named Adriana Castro, designer, style trendsetter and founder of El Diario de la Moda, as its new Caress Fabulistas to help celebrate the launch of the new Caress Fresh Body Wash collection.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever’s Caress brand has named Adriana Castro, designer, style trendsetter and founder of El Diario de la Moda, as its new Caress Fabulistas to help celebrate the launch of the new Caress Fresh Body Wash collection.

April 10, 2014

The Wild Oats brand will begin appearing on Walmart shelves this month as the retailer plans to offer 100 low priced organic dry grocery items.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The Wild Oats brand will begin appearing on Walmart shelves this month as the retailer plans to offer 100 low priced organic dry grocery items.

April 9, 2014

Dole is bolstering its chopped salad line by adding two new All Natural Chopped Salad Kits, both of which combine blends of fresh greens and vegetables with natural toppings.

MONTEREY, Calif. — Dole is bolstering its chopped salad line by adding two new All Natural Chopped Salad Kits, both of which combine blends of fresh greens and vegetables with natural toppings. Dole All Natural Chopped Sunflower Crunch Salad Kit and Dole All Natural Chopped Sesame Asian Salad Kit will be available starting today at supermarkets across the country.

April 9, 2014

Mars and Procter & Gamble announced that Mars has agreed to buy the Iams, Eukanuba and Natura brands for $2.9 billion in cash. The purchase is part of a strategic move for Mars to complement its burgeoning global petcare business.

MCLEAN, Va. and CINCINNATI — Mars and Procter & Gamble announced that Mars has agreed to buy the Iams, Eukanuba and Natura brands for $2.9 billion in cash. The purchase is part of a strategic move for Mars to complement its burgeoning global petcare business. The companies expect to complete the transaction in the second half of 2014.

April 9, 2014

Nuzee, a consumers products company, announced the introduction of Coffee Blenders, a line of K-Cup compatible coffees. The product is available in three varieties: Lean, Focus and Escape.

SAN DIEGO — Nuzee, a consumers products company, announced the introduction of Coffee Blenders, a line of K-Cup compatible coffees. The product is available in three varieties: Lean, Focus and Escape.

April 8, 2014

Clif Bar on Tuesday introduced Kit’s Organic Fruit + Seed, a snack bar made with all organic fruit and seeds.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Bar on Tuesday introduced Kit’s Organic Fruit + Seed, a snack bar made with all organic fruit and seeds. Kit’s Organic Fruit + Seed is the vision of Kit Crawford, owner and co-chief visionary officer of Clif Bar, whose passion for organic farming and kitchen-crafted food inspired this bar. Motivated by her own experiences on her family farm and in her kitchen, Kit’s Organic Fruit + Seed is made with only a handful of ingredients and no added sugar.

April 7, 2014

Cheetos and Doritos, two brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, announced the introduction of Cheetos Flamin' Hot/Doritos Dinamita Chile Limon Mix, which will bring a spicy-crunchy combo to consumers in a single bag.

PLANO, TX — Cheetos and Doritos, two brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, announced the introduction of Cheetos Flamin' Hot/Doritos Dinamita Chile Limon Mix, which will bring a spicy-crunchy combo to consumers in a single bag. The debut marks the first time the two snacks have been available in the same package.

April 4, 2014

PepsiCo and Major League Baseball Properties earlier this week announced an extension of their sponsorship agreement, further building on a relationship that has spanned more than 15 years.

PURCHASE, N.Y. and NEW YORK — PepsiCo and Major League Baseball Properties earlier this week announced an extension of their sponsorship agreement, further building on a relationship that has spanned more than 15 years.

April 3, 2014

In the spirit of the upcoming Easter holiday, Jelly Belly Candy Co. posed the following question to consumers: What does your favorite Easter candy say about you?

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — In the spirit of the upcoming Easter holiday, Jelly Belly Candy Co. posed the following question to consumers: What does your favorite Easter candy say about you?

 

With 116 years of experience under its belt and countless flavors, the company knows a thing or two about candy and consumers. Here's what the company shared:

April 3, 2014

Weis Markets on Wednesday announced the promotion of Brian Bosworth to director of center store sales; Maria Panko to senior manager private brands and specialty, organic, natural and ethnic foods; and John Evans to center store sales manager.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Wednesday announced the promotion of Brian Bosworth to director of center store sales; Maria Panko to senior manager private brands and specialty, organic, natural and ethnic foods; and John Evans to center store sales manager.

As director of center store sales, Bosworth is responsible for sales, merchandising and procurement. In his new role, he will oversee a team of center store category managers. In 2011, he joined the company as a category manager and worked as a center store sales manager prior to his promotion.

April 2, 2014

The sale of Unilever’s meat snack business to Jack Link’s closed this week, clearing the way for the Minong, Wis.-based company to pursue its global ambitions.

MINONG, Wis. — The sale of Unilever’s meat snack business to Jack Link’s closed this week, clearing the way for the Minong, Wis.-based company to pursue its global ambitions.

Jack Link’s is already the leading U.S. meat snack brand with a pervasive presence at retail but has set its sights on international growth.

April 2, 2014

Mars Chocolate’s global president Grant F. Reid has been named by the company’s board of directors as president, effective Jan. 2, 2015. Reid will take over for current Mars president Paul S. Michaels, who plans to retire at the end of the year.

MCLEAN, Va. — Mars Chocolate’s global president Grant F. Reid has been named by the company’s board of directors as president, effective Jan. 2, 2015. Reid will take over for current Mars president Paul S. Michaels, who plans to retire at the end of the year.

April 1, 2014

ThinSlim Foods, a specialty baker, is unveiling a new category of healthy baked goods, snacks and desserts. Consumers will be able to enjoy the products, which range from brownies to cheese pizza, with a guilt-free mentality, the company said.

RINGOES, N.J. — ThinSlim Foods, a specialty baker, is unveiling a new category of healthy baked goods, snacks and desserts. Consumers will be able to enjoy the products, which range from brownies to cheese pizza, with a guilt-free mentality, the company said.

March 27, 2014

Mars Retail Group announced that it has signed Mad Engine as a new licensee to produce a range of apparel that will express the vividness of M&M's and Skittles brands.

MOUNT ARLINGTON, N.J. — Mars Retail Group announced that it has signed Mad Engine as a new licensee to produce a range of apparel that will express the vividness of M&M's and Skittles brands. The apparel will be available at a variety of price points and include long- and short-sleeve T-shirts, knit tops, outerwear, fleece and hoodies.

The new line could serve as a colorful focal point for retailers as they plan Back-to-College endcaps or holiday displays. Retailers may place orders in spring 2014 for distribution across the United States.

March 26, 2014

The Aveeno brand has debuted "The Beauty of Nature, Active Naturals Oat for Your Skin," a series of video narratives celebrating ingredients found in nature and their potential to help enhance one's natural beauty.

SKILLMAN, N.J. — The Aveeno brand has debuted "The Beauty of Nature, Active Naturals Oat for Your Skin," a series of video narratives celebrating ingredients found in nature and their potential to help enhance one's natural beauty. The first digital short is narrated by brand ambassador Jennifer Aniston and highlights the farm-to-formulation journey of the Aveeno brand's first Active Naturals ingredient — oat.

March 26, 2014

Lay's Kettle Cooked, a brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, introduced new Lay's Kettle Cooked Lattice Cut potato chips. The new snack is currently available nationwide in two varieties: Aged Cheddar and Black Pepper; and Roasted Garlic and Sea Salt.

PLANO, Texas — Lay's Kettle Cooked, a brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, introduced new Lay's Kettle Cooked Lattice Cut potato chips. The new snack is currently available nationwide in two varieties: aged cheddar and black pepper, and roasted garlic and sea salt.

March 25, 2014

Now that spring is officially here, Nestlé has unveiled a slew of festive confections in time for consumers to get a head start on Easter.

GLENDALE, Calif. — Now that spring is officially here, Nestlé has unveiled a slew of festive confections in time for consumers to get a head start on Easter. 

March 25, 2014

Cumberland Packing Corp.'s In the Raw sweetener brand announced Sugar in the Raw Organic White, an organic, unbleached cane sugar.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Cumberland Packing Corp.'s In the Raw sweetener brand announced Sugar in the Raw Organic White, an organic, unbleached cane sugar. National distribution is set to begin this month in leading grocers and specialty health food stores across the United States.

March 24, 2014

S&D Beverage Innovations, a division of S&D Coffee, a custom coffee roaster and blender of iced tea for the foodservice industry, announced the introduction of MilkSplash, a new milk flavoring for parents who want their kids to drink more milk and make health-conscious beverage choices.

CONCORD, N.C. —  S&D Beverage Innovations, a division of S&D Coffee, a custom coffee roaster and blender of iced tea for the food service industry, announced the introduction of MilkSplash, a new milk flavoring for parents who want their kids to drink more milk and make health-conscious beverage choices.

MilkSplash will launch this week in select Target stores and will debut at Walmart and other retailers in April. The product comes in flavors like Cocoa Loco, Sir Strawberry Swirl, Orange Cream Dream, Cookies 'N Cream and Jammin' Banana.

March 24, 2014

OPI Products, a subsidiary of Coty, has collaborated with Coca-Cola to create a line of OPI nail lacquers inspired by several of the company’s most recognized brands, including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Sprite and Fanta.

LOS ANGELES — OPI Products, a subsidiary of Coty, has collaborated with Coca-Cola to create a line of OPI nail lacquers inspired by several of the company’s most recognized brands, including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Sprite and Fanta.

The line of limited-edition nail lacquers will launch internationally in June.

March 21, 2014

Newman's Own, a supplier of food and beverage products, has introduced Newman's Own Greek Nonfat Yogurt to its product line. The product will arrive in markets along the Atlantic seaboard this month.

WESTPORT, Conn. — Newman's Own, a supplier of food and beverage products, has introduced Newman's Own Greek Nonfat Yogurt to its product line. The product will arrive in markets along the Atlantic seaboard this month.

“We’re excited about launching Greek Nonfat Yogurt,” said Dave Best, VP marketing, Newman’s Own. “It gives consumers a great-tasting, healthy option while supporting our philanthropic mission and contributing to the common good.”

March 21, 2014

Progresso, a brand from General Mills, announced new flavors for its line of Recipe Starters cooking sauces.

MINNEAPOLIS — Progresso, a brand from General Mills, announced new flavors for its line of Recipe Starters cooking sauces. Each pouch has a recipe favorite printied on it to give consumers a head start on meals during the week. Most of the recipes from Recipe Starters require five or fewer ingredients and can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, the company said.