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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

Coca-Cola and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters have signed a 10-year agreement to work together on the development and introduction of Coca-Cola’s global brand portfolio for use in GMCR's upcoming Keurig Cold at-home beverage system.

ATLANTA and WATERBURY, Vt. — Coca-Cola and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters have signed a 10-year agreement to work together on the development and introduction of Coca-Cola’s global brand portfolio for use in GMCR's upcoming Keurig Cold at-home beverage system.

Under the agreement, the companies will cooperate to bring the Keurig Cold beverage system to consumers around the world. The companies also entered into a Common Stock Purchase Agreement; Coca-Cola will purchase a 10% minority equity position in GMCR.

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sets standards for manufacturers to produce safe infant formula that supports healthy growth, is accompanied by two draft guidance documents for industry.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

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

Whole Foods Market has acquired leases from Safeway Inc. for seven locations formerly operated as Dominick's stores.

AUSTIN, TX — Whole Foods Market has acquired leases from Safeway Inc. for seven locations formerly operated as Dominick's stores. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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

Post Holdings on Monday announced it has agreed to acquire the PowerBar and Musashi brands and related worldwide assets from Nestlé S.A.

ST. LOUIS — Post Holdings on Monday announced it has agreed to acquire the PowerBar and Musashi brands and related worldwide assets from Nestlé S.A.

January 30, 2014

Former Coca-Cola executive Scott Young has joined Hallmark Cards as VP strategic relationships and business development.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Coca-Cola executive Scott Young has joined Hallmark Cards as VP strategic relationships and business development.

He succeeds longtime Hallmark VP Vince Burke, who retires Jan. 31 after more than 30 years with the company.

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

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

Lands' End is looking to further its position as a lifestyle brand by entering the body care category with the launch of its Coastal Living Body Care Collection.

DODGEVILLE, Wis. — Lands' End is looking to further its position as a lifestyle brand by entering the body care category with the launch of its Coastal Living Body Care Collection.   

The body care collection, comprised of lavender and honey blossom scented body lotion, hand cream and body wash, is now available at landsend.com.

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

Procter & Gamble announced on Tuesday that it is launching a line of innovative, exciting flavors under a new brand that clearly is aiming to take some wind out of the sails of the upstart Hello brand.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble announced on Tuesday that it is launching a line of innovative, exciting flavors under a new brand that clearly is aiming to take some wind out of the sails of the upstart Hello brand.  

The new Crest Be line of toothpastes combines unexpected flavors — Mint Chocolate Trek, Vanilla Mint Spark and Lime Spearmint Zest — with cavity protection, cleaning, fresh breath and whitening benefits.

January 28, 2014

Snyder's of Hanover is adding Korn Krunchers, a new line of baked and seasoned corn snacks, to its lineup of products.

HANOVER, Pa. — Snyder's of Hanover is adding Korn Krunchers, a new line of baked and seasoned corn snacks, to its lineup of products. The snack is offered in three flavors: Korn Krunchers Barbeque, Korn Krunchers Nacho Grande and Korn Krunchers Hot Chili Lime.

January 27, 2014

Lindt has announced a line of new offerings, including the company's signature Lindor truffles, just in time for Valentine's Day.

STRATHAM, N.H — Lindt has announced a line of new offerings, including the company's signature Lindor truffles, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Highlights from the chocolatier include:

January 23, 2014

7 Up announced that it is partnering with Project 7 — a company dedicated to making "products for good" — to give consumers the opportunity to give back to people and local communities around the world.

PLANO, TX — 7 Up announced that it is partnering with Project 7 — a company dedicated to making "products for good" — to give consumers the opportunity to give back to people and local communities around the world.

January 23, 2014

SheaMoisture, a personal care brand, has released two new products formulated especially for babies and children with allergies and skin sensitivities.

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — SheaMoisture, a personal care brand, has released two new products formulated especially for babies and children with allergies and skin sensitivities.

January 22, 2014

Whole Foods Market and Pivot, Participant Media’s TV network targeting millennials, have announced the launch of the television series "Dark Rye.”

AUSTIN, Texas and LOS ANGELES — Whole Foods Market and Pivot, Participant Media’s TV network targeting millennials, have announced the launch of the television series "Dark Rye.”  

The first episode, hosted by Kirk Lombard, a Bay Area fisherman and  forager, airs Wednesday.    

January 21, 2014

Dunkin' Donuts and WhiteWave Foods on Tuesday announced an agreement to bring Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Creamers to grocery stores and club stores nationwide.

CANTON, Mass. — Dunkin' Donuts and WhiteWave Foods on Tuesday announced an agreement to bring Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Creamers to grocery stores and club stores nationwide.

WhiteWave Foods, a consumer packaged food and beverage company, will develop, manufacture and distribute the creamers which are sold in 32-oz, quart-sized bottles and come in four varieties: Original, Fat-Free, Extra Extra and Unsweetened.