Content about Food industry

October 2, 2013

PepsiCo division Aquafina is launching a new line of sparkling water beverages and flavorings in an effort to target teenagers, the company said.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo division Aquafina is launching a new line of sparkling water beverages and flavorings in an effort to target teenagers, the company said.

Aquafina said the zero-calorie products would meet teenagers' desire for refreshing beverages and parents' need for healthy products for their families.

September 25, 2013

As part of the Black Chill product launch, Unilever’s Axe is whisking away nine winners — and their friends — to the ultimate winter adventure, the Axe Black Chill Challenge.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — As part of the Black Chill product launch, Unilever’s Axe is whisking away nine winners — and their friends — to the ultimate winter adventure, the Axe Black Chill Challenge.

In March of 2014, selected winners will head to Sweden to take part in a series of extreme winter-themed sport activities, such as husky sleigh safaris, snowmobile expeditions through the Alpine Tundra and combat-copter flights overlooking Sweden's Archipelago, to see if they have what it takes to keep their cool in the most intense of situations.

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 16, 2013

Food Network host Marcela Valladolid has teamed up with Safeway to create the Marcela Valladolid brand, the grocer announced Monday.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Food Network host Marcela Valladolid has teamed up with Safeway to create the Marcela Valladolid brand, the grocer announced Monday. The new Safeway-exclusive Marcela Valladolid brand offers an assortment of quality and flavorful food products that make it easy for shoppers to bring home a taste of Mexico.

September 5, 2013

Ahold USA banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., is marking Hunger Action Month in September with a food-collection program.

LANDOVER Md. — Ahold USA banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., is marking Hunger Action Month in September with a food-collection program.

Hunger Action Month boxes will be available for purchase at all of the banner's 169 stores for $10, containing eight Giant brand non-perishable foot items like pasta, sauce, canned chicken, noodles, canned fruit and more. The boxes will be donated to Feeding America food bank partners, including Capital Area Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and Food Bank of Delaware.

August 26, 2013

Giant Food Stores is donating $9,000 to a local food bank to celebrate its 90 years in operation, the supermarket chain said.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Giant Food Stores is donating $9,000 to a local food bank to celebrate its 90 years in operation, the supermarket chain said.

Giant said it would expand its "Living Here, Giving Here" community support program by spending 90 days donating to local food banks, in this case to the Second Harvest Food Bank, providing hunger relief throughout the Lehigh Valley. The chain has donated more than $150 million in money and products to charitable causes since 2005.

August 26, 2013

Peapod is opening nine new pickup locations at Stop & Shop stores around Massachusetts and Rhode Island as part of an expansion push in New England, bringing its total number of sites in those states and Connecticut to 27.

The way Americans shop for groceries is undergoing a rapid and dramatic change. Supermarkets will likely continue to exist for a long time, but a growing amount of shopping for food is happening online.

Peapod is opening nine new pickup locations at Stop & Shop stores around Massachusetts and Rhode Island as part of an expansion push in New England, bringing its total number of sites in those states and Connecticut to 27.

The way Americans shop for groceries is undergoing a rapid and dramatic change. Supermarkets will likely continue to exist for a long time, but a growing amount of shopping for food is happening online.

August 22, 2013

Abbe Luersman has been appointed as chief human resources officer of Ahold, the Dutch supermarket-operating company said Thursday.

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Abbe Luersman has been appointed as chief human resources officer of Ahold, the Dutch supermarket-operating company said Thursday.

August 22, 2013

Revolution Foods, a company founded and run by two moms, is introducing new Meal Kits, a product the company hopes will revolutionize the convenient meal category.

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August 20, 2013

Weis Markets announced it has expanded its Weis Online Shopping service to eight New Jersey and Pennsylvania locations, bringing the convenience of online grocery orders with store pick-up to the Delaware Valley.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Monday announced it has expanded its Weis Online Shopping service to eight New Jersey and Pennsylvania locations, bringing the convenience of online grocery orders with store pick-up to the Delaware Valley. 

It's a prime example of how more retailers are looking to compete in the omnichannel arena, where shoppers are treated to a where-they-want, what-they-want, when-they-want buying experience. 

August 19, 2013

Target is opening a new store in King of Prussia, Pa., the mass-merchandise chain said Monday.

MINNEAPOLIS — Target is opening a new store in King of Prussia, Pa., the mass-merchandise chain said Monday.

The 165,000-sq. ft. store will include fresh produce, fresh meat and packaged backed goods, as well as a pharmacy, optical center and in-store Starbucks, employing 200 to 250 people. The store will donate to local chapters of the United Way, Feeding America and grant programs.

August 16, 2013

Following the successful launch of Anarchy For Her Bodyspray, Unilever’s Axe is now expanding its For Her product line with the new Anarchy and Anarchy II For Her shower gels.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Following the successful launch of Anarchy For Her Bodyspray, Unilever’s Axe is now expanding its For Her product line with the new Anarchy and Anarchy II For Her shower gels.

"Axe talks to our more than 1 million female social media fans every day," stated Rob Candelino, VP marketing for Unilever U.S. Skincare. "Axe Girls made it clear they wanted more than a bodyspray, so we delivered with the Anarchy For Her shower gels."

August 12, 2013

Not all food is bad food. And no food is bad food if taken in moderation. According to panelists participating in the “Helping Your Shoppers Achieve Energy Balance to Support Active Healthy Living” panel sponsored by Coca-Cola, there are many misnomers in the marketplace regarding nutrition.

Not all food is bad food. And no food is bad food if taken in moderation. According to panelists participating in the “Helping Your Shoppers Achieve Energy Balance to Support Active Healthy Living” panel sponsored by Coca-Cola, there are many misnomers in the marketplace regarding nutrition.

“We believe that consumers, in order to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle need to be educated about choices,” noted John Carroll, VP drug/dollar channel for Coca-Cola.

August 9, 2013

The philanthropic arm of the Coca-Cola Co. is donating nearly $9 million to organizations focused on well-being, community development and environmental protection.

ATLANTA — The philanthropic arm of the Coca-Cola Co. is donating nearly $9 million to organizations focused on well-being, community development and environmental protection.

August 9, 2013

Amazon's grocery service might be making its way to New York next year, according to published reports.

SEATTLE – Amazon's grocery service might be making its way to New York next year, according to published reports.

Citing analysis from SunTrust analyst Robert Peck, EcommerceBytes.com reported that the Seattle-based online retailer may start offering Amazon Fresh in New York in 2014, based on his finding that the company had expanded into a New Jersey warehouse previously used by C&S Wholesale Grocers. 

August 7, 2013

Grocery chain Stop & Shop has announced plans to close its six Stop & Shop stores and three gas stations in New Hampshire on or before Sept. 21.

QUINCY, Mass. — Grocery chain Stop & Shop has announced plans to close its six Stop & Shop stores and three gas stations in New Hampshire on or before Sept. 21.

July 23, 2013

Acosta Sales & Marketing on Tuesday announced that former Heinz chief David Moran has joined its board of directors.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Acosta Sales & Marketing on Tuesday announced that former Heinz chief David Moran has joined its board of directors.

In addition serving as the former president and CEO of Heinz North America, Moran worked as a national sales manager for Clorox Co. and a sales executive for Procter & Gamble. 

July 23, 2013

IRI on Tuesday named Richard Lenny chairman of its board of directors. Lenny succeeds Lawrence Benjamin, who will remain a member of the board and a senior adviser.

CHICAGO — IRI on Tuesday named Richard Lenny chairman of its board of directors. Lenny succeeds Lawrence Benjamin, who will remain a member of the board and a senior adviser.

July 18, 2013

Incoming president and CEO Robert Edwards had a busy first-quarter at Safeway — the company last month agreed to sell its Canadian operations to Sobeys and Safeway initiated an IPO for its Blackhawk prepaid card business.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Incoming president and CEO Robert Edwards had a busy first-quarter at Safeway — the company last month agreed to sell its Canadian operations to Sobeys, and Safeway initiated an IPO for its Blackhawk prepaid card business. Safeway is now a 73% majority owner in the company. "This is an interesting quarter to report," Edwards told analysts Thursday morning. 

July 12, 2013

Coca-Cola Co. strategists and design teams are aggressively pursuing innovative retail concepts and hatching new merchandising strategies in collaboration with retail and restaurant partners.

Coca-Cola Co. strategists and design teams are aggressively pursuing innovative retail concepts and hatching new merchandising strategies in collaboration with retail and restaurant partners.

The scene of this cutting-edge collaboration is its Shopper Experience Innovation Center in Atlanta. The center includes high-tech video tracking and communications technology, along with two large-scale spaces that can rapidly be transformed to resemble a whole range of realistic retail shopping environments.

July 12, 2013

HBA Global, a product development event for the beauty and personal care industry, has announced the winners of several industry awards for innovations in package design, emerging brands and suppliers' new products.

NEW YORK — HBA Global, a product development event for the beauty and personal care industry, has announced the winners of several industry awards for innovations in package design, emerging brands and suppliers' new products.  

The on-site New Product Showcase at HBA Global, held June 18 to 20 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, had attendees voting for their favorite finished products and packaging innovations from global suppliers and emerging beauty and personal care manufacturers.

July 11, 2013

Unilever’s Dove Hair is introducing the new Dove Daily Moisture and Dove Intensive Repair formulas at the Dove Great Hair Affair Tour presented by Glamour.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever’s Dove Hair is introducing the new Dove Daily Moisture and Dove Intensive Repair formulas at the Dove Great Hair Affair Tour presented by Glamour.

The new Dove Daily Moisture promises to deliver up to five times smoother hair in just one wash, and Dove Intensive Repair is designed to provide smoothness and makes hair stronger by reducing breakage and preventing split ends.

July 10, 2013

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, has named John Compton to its board of directors to serve along with principals of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm.

PLANO, Texas — Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, has named John Compton to its board of directors to serve along with principals of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm.

July 10, 2013

The Food Marketing Institute named Mark Baum SVP industry relations and chief collaboration officer.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute on Wednesday named Mark Baum SVP industry relations and chief collaboration officer. In this newly designed function, Baum will engage retailer, supplier, manufacturer and service provider CEO’s to help improve industry collaboration at all points of the food retail chain. 

July 9, 2013

IRI on Tuesday announced the purchase of FreshLook Marketing Group, a leading supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh food industry.

CHICAGO — IRI on Tuesday announced the purchase of FreshLook Marketing Group, a leading supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh food industry.