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September 27, 2013

Earlier this month, and just in time for National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, Gevalia introduced new single-serve cafe-style beverages made with the Keurig K-Cup brewer.

GLENVIEW, Ill. — Earlier this month, and just in time for National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, Gevalia introduced new single-serve cafe-style beverages made with the Keurig K-Cup brewer.

The Gevalia cafe-style beverages are all made from real milk and can be prepared with the existing Keurig brewers in the home without the need of a special espresso machine or having to venture out to a local coffee shop.

September 26, 2013

Loblaw Cos. has announced the passing of industry veteran Dave Nichol, who was known as a masterful marketer and recognized both inside and outside Loblaw for his creativity and skill.

RAMPTON, Ontario — Loblaw Cos. has announced the passing of industry veteran Dave Nichol, who was known as a masterful marketer and recognized both inside and outside Loblaw for his creativity and skill.

September 25, 2013

Ciao Bella, maker of gelato and sorbetto, is giving consumers a new dessert experience this holiday season with the launch of its first-ever collection of limited-edition seasonal flavors.

BOSTON — Ciao Bella, maker of gelato and sorbetto, is giving consumers a new dessert experience this holiday season with the launch of its first-ever collection of limited-edition seasonal flavors. These three desserts stem from the creative inspiration of Italian executive chef Danilo Zecchin and the spirit of celebration: Cranberry Prosecco Sorbet, Montebianco Gelato, and Pumpkin Sea Salt Caramel Gelato.

September 25, 2013

Backed by consumer demand, Popcorn, Indiana, maker of all-natural popcorn snacks, is set to usher in the 2013 holiday season with the return of its Drizzlecorn collection.

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Backed by consumer demand, Popcorn, Indiana, maker of all-natural popcorn snacks, is set to usher in the 2013 holiday season with the return of its Drizzlecorn collection.

The collection features five extraordinary varieties: Dark Fudge Chocolate Chip Kettlecorn, Drizzled Black & White Kettlecorn, Drizzled Cinnamon Sugar Kettlecorn, Chocolate Peanut Butter Kettlecorn, and Dark Fudge Peppermint Kettlecorn. Hitting shelves nationwide for a limited time only, Popcorn, Indiana’s line of flavors will be available starting this October.

September 24, 2013

Suja Co., known for its fresh fruit and vegetable juices, is extending into the fresh smoothie category with the introduction of Suja Elements.

SAN DIEGO — Suja Co., known for its fresh fruit and vegetable juices, is extending into the fresh smoothie category with the introduction of Suja Elements.

September 23, 2013

Weis Markets on Monday announced company president and CEO David Hepfinger has left the company to pursue other interests.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Monday announced company president and CEO David Hepfinger has left the company to pursue other interests. Weis vice chairman Jonathan Weis replaces him as interim CEO.  Robert Weis remains as company chairman.

"We thank Dave for his service and contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors," Weis said in a statement.

September 20, 2013

Birds Eye, part of the Pinnacle Foods brand portfolio, announced on Friday a line of new pre-made, blended vegetable varieties for quick meal-time preparation.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Birds Eye, part of the Pinnacle Foods brand portfolio, announced on Friday a line of new pre-made, blended vegetable varieties for quick meal-time preparation.

Birds Eye Recipe Ready vegetable blends are ideal for use in stir-fry dishes, fajitas and tacos and go well with chicken, pasta, hamburgers and more, the company stated.

September 19, 2013

Progresso Soup announced new varieties of ready-to-eat soups to the company's product lineup, including in its Progresso Light and Progresso Heart Healthy lines.

MINNEAPOLIS — Progresso Soup announced on Thursday new varieties of ready-to-eat soups to the company's product lineup, including in its Progresso Light and Progresso Heart Healthy lines.

Joining the Progresso Light line are Light Chicken Corn Chowder and Chicken and Cheese Enchilada.

September 18, 2013

A new Halloween survey from the National Confectioners Association, an advocate for the confectionary industry and its customers, found an overwhelming majority of respondents chose chocolate as their favorite Halloween treat.

WASHINGTON — A new Halloween survey from the National Confectioners Association, an advocate for the confectionary industry and its customers, found an overwhelming majority of respondents chose chocolate as their favorite Halloween treat.

September 17, 2013

Speck, a designer of slim-fitting protective cases and covers for smartphones, tablets and laptops, on Tuesday announced a new iPhone case for the iPhone 5 and 5s.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Speck, a designer of slim-fitting protective cases and covers for smartphones, tablets and laptops, on Tuesday announced a new iPhone case for the iPhone 5 and 5s.

September 13, 2013

Ulta Beauty reported a 24.8% boost in second quarter net sales as CEO Mary Dillon outlined some of the key priorities for her first 100 days at the helm of the beauty retailer.

BOLINBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty reported a 24.8% boost in second quarter net sales as CEO Mary Dillon outlined some of the key priorities for her first 100 days at the helm of the beauty retailer.

Dillon, a former PepsiCo executive, joined the company as CEO on July 1. She succeeded Chuck Rubin, who left the company to become CEO at Michaels Stores. Serving as interim CEO following Rubin’s departure was Dennis Eck.

September 13, 2013

Better known as an upmarket grocer, Whole Foods Market is opening a store in a low-income neighborhood in Chicago, the retailer said. The opening, slated for 2016, is part of a broader effort by mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration to reduce the city's "food desert" problem.

CHICAGO — Better known as an upmarket grocer, Whole Foods Market is opening a store in a low-income neighborhood in Chicago, the retailer said. The opening, slated for 2016, is part of a broader effort by mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration to reduce the city's "food desert" problem.

September 13, 2013

Yoplait yogurt announced on Friday a new, more vibrant packaging design with more pronounced health benefits for its Go-Gurt brand yogurt to hit store shelves.

MINNEAPOLIS — Yoplait yogurt announced on Friday a new, more vibrant packaging design with more pronounced health benefits for its Go-Gurt brand yogurt to hit store shelves.

Go-Gurt's new packaging design features new health messaging on the outside of the box, including labels of no high fructose corn syrup and that it contains natural flavors and colors.

September 12, 2013

Designer Protein announced it is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Designer Whey protein brand beginning today with the giveaway of free 20th anniversary temporary tattoos at DesignerWhey.com/20th/ and a Twitter chat.

LOS ANGELES — Designer Protein on Tuesday announced it is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Designer Whey protein brand beginning today with the giveaway of free 20th anniversary temporary tattoos at DesignerWhey.com/20th/ and a Twitter chat at 9 p.m.

Designer Whey will randomly give away one-year supplies of it's products to fans who post a picture of themselves with their 20th anniversary tattoo, through Oct. 4.

September 12, 2013

Nestea Iced Tea launched on Thursday a new portable, customizable drink innovation: Nestea Liquid Water Enhancer.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Nestea Iced Tea launched on Thursday a new portable, customizable drink innovation: Nestea Liquid Water Enhancer.

Nestea Liquid Water Enhancer is concentrated liquid made from real tea leaves, has zero calories and contains natural flavors. It's easy to use. Simply squeeze the desired amount of liquid concentrate into any glass or bottle of water, stir or shake, and the drink is ready.

September 11, 2013

Jelly Belly Candy Co. introduced new Camo Beans, a special selection of jelly beans inspired by the art of camouflage, as well as a new support initiative for military families.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — On Tuesday, Jelly Belly Candy Co. introduced new Camo Beans, a special selection of jelly beans inspired by the art of camouflage, as well as a new support initiative for military families.

Jelly Belly Camo Beans come in 3.5-oz. bags in 12-ct. cases and come with seven flavors inside each bag: chocolate pudding, green apple, licorice, juicy pear, orange sherbet, toasted marshmallow and watermelon.

September 11, 2013

Volume sales of pet foods have been flat, but a rash of premium brands have kept the category profitable for retailers. Dog owners spend an average of $239 annually, and cat owners spend $209 annually on pet food, according to American Pet Products Association.

While consumers are price sensitive, they won’t cut corners when it comes to what they feed their pets. A recent report by Mintel found that healthy eating trends are driving innovation and marketing strategies in the pet food market.

Volume sales of pet foods have been flat, but a rash of premium brands have kept the category profitable for retailers. Dog owners spend an average of $239 annually, and cat owners spend $209 annually on pet food, according to American Pet Products Association.

While consumers are price sensitive, they won’t cut corners when it comes to what they feed their pets. A recent report by Mintel found that healthy eating trends are driving innovation and marketing strategies in the pet food market. The trend also is driven by the soaring obesity rates among cats and dogs.

September 11, 2013

Kellogg Co. brand Special K announced a new breakfast shake packed with vitamins and minerals, low in calories and offering the caffeine equivalent of a cup of coffee.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg Co. brand Special K announced on Wednesday a new breakfast shake packed with vitamins and minerals, low in calories and offering the caffeine equivalent of a cup of coffee.

September 10, 2013

Products that focus on convenience are winning big in the pet category.

Products that focus on convenience are winning big in the pet category. “Boomers are still driving so much of the category,” said Bob Vetere, president of the American Pet Products Association. “They love their pets, but they still live active lifestyles. Products that make pet care more convenient have become very popular.”

September 10, 2013

Jif Peanut Butter announced on Tuesday a new whipped flavor innovation to add to its line of peanut butter products.

ORRVILLE, Ohio — Jif Peanut Butter announced on Tuesday a new whipped flavor innovation to add to its line of peanut butter products.

Jif Whips Peanut Butter Spread is a new smooth, fluffy spread that is whipped. It's a more ideal choice for dipping snacks and still provides as much versatility in snacking and spreading peanut butter on consumer favorites, like bagels or fruits, the company stated.

September 10, 2013

Consumers are spending when it comes to pet care and grooming.

Consumers are spending when it comes to pet care and grooming. "Overall, the humanization of pets is driving both the grooming and dental categories," said Brian Collier, a spokesman for Naturel Promise. "Pet parents are, more than ever, concerned about the well-being, comfort and health of their pets."

September 9, 2013

Bolthouse Farms, a Campbell Soup Co. brand, announced Monday three new limited-edition beverages to hit grocery store shelves this holiday season.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bolthouse Farms, a Campbell Soup Co. brand, announced Monday three new limited-edition beverages to hit grocery store shelves this holiday season.

September 5, 2013

Natura Pet Products brand California Natural is rolling out a new grain-free dog food option, Pork Meal and Sweet Potatoes Formula, along with a new packaging design to highlight the brand's philosophy of using limited ingredients.

FREMONT, Neb. — Natura Pet Products brand California Natural is rolling out a new grain-free dog food option, Pork Meal and Sweet Potatoes Formula, along with a new packaging design to highlight the brand's philosophy of using limited ingredients.

September 5, 2013

The J.M. Smucker Co. introduced a new line of natural fruit spreads made with quality ingredients from natural sources, the company stated.

ORRVILLE, Ohio — Today, the J.M. Smucker Co. introduced a new line of natural fruit spreads made with quality ingredients from natural sources, the company stated.

Smucker's Natural Fruit Spreads contain no preservatives, are made with ingredients from natural sources and are made with real sugar, according to the company.

September 4, 2013

Campbell Soup Co. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters announced an agreement to launch Campbell’s Fresh-Brewed Soup K-Cup packs, which will offer consumers the taste and experience of Campbell’s soups in a convenient snack that can be prepared at the touch of a button in Keurig brewers.

CAMDEN, N.J. and WATERBURY, Vt. — Campbell Soup Co. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. today announced an agreement to launch Campbell’s Fresh-Brewed Soup K-Cup packs, which will offer consumers the taste and experience of Campbell’s soups in a convenient snack that can be prepared at the touch of a button in Keurig brewers, the company stated.