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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 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.

March 28, 2014

Safeway on Friday announced the expiration of the 21-day "go-shop" period pursuant to the terms of the previously announced definitive merger agreement under which AB Acquisition has agreed to acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Friday announced the expiration of the 21-day "go-shop" period pursuant to the terms of the previously announced definitive merger agreement under which AB Acquisition has agreed to acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway.

March 25, 2014

Safeway on Monday announced it has been named one of the 2014 World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Monday announced it has been named one of the 2014 World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. This is the fourth time and third consecutive year that Safeway has been recognized by Ethisphere for its commitment to maintaining superior business practices. Safeway is the only U.S. large retailer to receive this distinction. 

March 20, 2014

Supervalu on Thursday reorganized its operations in an effort to streamline the independent business organization.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Supervalu on Thursday reorganized its operations in an effort to streamline the independent business organization. As part of the new structure, Supervalu's independent business will consolidate from three regions to two regions, forming new East and West teams. The new East and West independent business regions will be located in Mechanicsville, Va., and Hopkins, Minn., respectively. 

To lead the new organizations, Supervalu has named Kevin Kemp president of the East region and Bill Chew president of the West region. 

March 19, 2014

Sprite, a beverage from Coca-Cola Co., has created a new flavor with the help of NBA star LeBron James. The limited-edition Sprite 6 Mix combines the traditional taste of Sprite with a splash of cherry and orange flavor.

ATLANTA — Sprite, a beverage from Coca-Cola Co., has created a new flavor with the help of NBA star LeBron James. The limited-edition Sprite 6 Mix combines the traditional taste of Sprite with a splash of cherry and orange flavor. The beverage, as well as the packaging graphics and product name, were co-developed to reflect James' style and taste preferences.

March 19, 2014

Unilever’s Suave Professionals is partnering with Glam4Good to provide makeovers for women and bring a touch of glam to women everywhere.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever’s Suave Professionals is partnering with Glam4Good to provide makeovers for women and bring a touch of glam to women everywhere.

All women can receive samples to try for themselves and have the opportunity to gift them to others at Suave.com.

Glam4Good is a fashion movement, community and organization that ignites positive social change through style. Style and beauty expert Mary Alice Stephenson spearheads the movement. Glam4Good can be found on The Huffington Post.

March 17, 2014

To help guys during March Madness, Unilever’s Dove Men+Care is running throughout the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship a new campaign that will shine a spotlight on basketball’s top decision makers, the manufacturer has announced.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — To help guys during March Madness, Unilever’s Dove Men+Care is running throughout the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship a new campaign that will shine a spotlight on basketball’s top decision makers to show sports fans that Dove Men+Care is an easy decision for men’s grooming routines during game day and beyond, the manufacturer has announced.

March 13, 2014

Mountain Dew, a beverage from PepsiCo, announced the launch of "Green Label Studios: Open Call," a nationwide content project calling on creators to submit their best work for the chance to win a $250,000 production grant to create content for Green-Label.com — a hub created by Mountain Dew and Complex Media that covers the voices and stories of youth culture.

AUSTIN, Texas — Mountain Dew, a brand from PepsiCo, announced the launch of Green Label Studios: Open Call, a nationwide content project calling on creators to submit their best work for the chance to win a $250,000 production grant to create content for Green-Label.com — a hub created by Mountain Dew and Complex Media that covers the voices and stories of youth culture.  

March 13, 2014

Target is celebrating on March 14 the official grand opening of its Toronto Stockyards store. This is its first from-the-ground-up build in Toronto, which marks a major milestone for the retailer as it continues its expansion across the country through 2014.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target is celebrating on March 14 the official grand opening of its Toronto Stockyards store. This is its first from-the-ground-up build in Toronto, which marks a major milestone for the retailer as it continues its expansion across the country through 2014.

March 12, 2014

Mondelez International, a snack industry leader whose portfolio includes such brands as Oreo and Nabisco, announced a plan to improve the well-being of our planet and people.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Mondelez International, a snack industry leader whose portfolio includes such brands as Oreo and Nabisco, announced a plan to improve the well-being of our planet and people. The "Call for Well-Being" strategy seeks to broaden the reach and impact of the company's programs. It will start with new global nutrition targets across its product mix, the company said.

March 11, 2014

Ahold has entered into an agreement to acquire Spar's business in the Czech Republic. The acquisition includes 50 stores of which 36 are compact hypers and 14 are supermarkets.

ZAANDAM, the Netherlands — Ahold has entered into an agreement to acquire Spar's business in the Czech Republic. The acquisition includes 50 stores of which 36 are compact hypers and 14 are supermarkets.

The acquisition, which has and enterprise value of CZK 5,245 million, will be funded from existing cash resources and is subject to merger clearance.
 

March 10, 2014

Unilever has acquired a majority stake in the Qinyuan Group, a Chinese water purification business — marking Unilever’s largest acquisition in China for more than 10 years.

SHANGHAI, LONDON and ROTTERDAM — Unilever has acquired a majority stake in the Qinyuan Group, a Chinese water purification business — marking Unilever’s largest acquisition in China for more than 10 years.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Qinyuan generated sales approaching €140 million for the 12-month period Dec. 31.

March 6, 2014

Cerberus won the bid for Safeway. Safeway and Albertsons on Thursday announced a definitive agreement under which AB Acquisition will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway in a deal valued at more than $9.1 billion.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Cerberus won the bid for Safeway.

Safeway and Albertsons on Thursday announced a definitive agreement under which AB Acquisition will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway in a deal valued at more than $9.1 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year. 

The companies will operate independently until closing. 

March 6, 2014

Kroger danced around "the elephant in the room" in declining to discuss future merger and acquisition plans on its fourth-quarter conference call Thursday morning.

CINCINNATI — Kroger danced around "the elephant in the room" in declining to discuss future merger and acquisition plans on its fourth-quarter conference call Thursday morning. While neither Kroger executives nor analysts actually referenced any potential Safeway transaction, Rodney McMullen, Kroger CEO did provide some color as to what strategic opportunities the company would be interested in: "The thing that was attractive about Harris Teeter as a transaction — it's a well-run company that overall we admired a whole lot," he said.

March 3, 2014

Ahold USA on Monday announced that Tom Lenkevich will join the Giant/Martin's division as president, effective March 4, reporting to Bhavdeep Singh, EVP operations, Ahold USA.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA on Monday announced that Tom Lenkevich will join the Giant/Martin's division as president, effective March 4, reporting to Bhavdeep Singh, EVP operations, Ahold USA.  

February 27, 2014

Skinnygirl brand last week announced its latest take on low-calorie beverages — its new Skinnygirl Water Enhancers, which will launch in March at food retailers across the United States.

CARMEL, Ind. — Skinnygirl brand last week announced its latest take on low-calorie beverages — its new Skinnygirl Water Enhancers, which will launch in March at food retailers across the United States.

The four flavors — White Cherry, Blueberry Acai, Pineapple Coconut and Fuji Apple — have 5 calories per serving. Each bottle of water enhancer contains 48 ml of flavoring, which is enough to turn about 24 glasses of water into a Skinnygirl beverage.

February 24, 2014

Cerberus Capital Management is the lead bidder for Safeway, according to a Bloomberg report published Saturday that cited people with knowledge of the matter.

NEW YORK — New Albertsons is on its way to becoming more than 1,300 stores larger. Cerberus Capital Management is the lead bidder for Safeway, according to a Bloomberg report published Saturday that cited people with knowledge of the matter. 

Cerberus is the only firm willing to swallow Safeway whole, the paper reported. 

February 24, 2014

Oscar Mayer, a Kraft Foods Group brand, announced the introduction of the new P3 Portable Protein Pack, which the company designed for active consumers looking for a snack to help get them through the day.

MADISON, Wis. — Oscar Mayer, a Kraft Foods Group brand, announced the introduction of the new P3 Portable Protein Pack, which the company designed for active consumers looking for a snack to help get them through the day.

The company says the new protein packs are positioned to become a major item in the protein-snacking category, which has enjoyed growth thanks to consumer desires for protein-filled snacks like Greek yogurt and protein bars. The on-the-go packs are made of three brands: Oscar Mayer Selects Meats, Kraft Natural Cheeses and Planters Nuts.

February 19, 2014

Safeway on Wednesday afternoon confirmed it is in discussions concerning a possible transaction involving the sale of the company.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Wednesday afternoon confirmed it is in discussions concerning a possible transaction involving the sale of the company. However, the company declined to comment further at this time. "Although the discussions are ongoing, the company has not reached an agreement on a transaction, and there can be no assurance that these discussions will lead to an agreement or a completed transaction," Safeway stated as part of its earnings release. 

February 12, 2014

Unilever’s Dove is promoting its new Dove Advanced Care Deodorant by offering women a three-step PitiCure treatment at events in New York, Los Angeles and Miami on Feb. 13.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever’s Dove is promoting its new Dove Advanced Care Deodorant by offering women a three-step PitiCure treatment at events in New York, Los Angeles and Miami on Feb. 13.

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 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: