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June 24, 2013

In partnership with the Washington Nationals, Harris Teeter is hosting a food drive now through July 8, 2013 to support its local food bank partners, the supermarket retailer announced Monday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In partnership with the Washington Nationals, Harris Teeter is hosting a food drive now through July 8, 2013 to support its local food bank partners, the supermarket retailer announced Monday. 

In addition to donating food at local Harris Teeter stores, Nationals fans may bring non-perishable food items to Nationals Park on July 6 and 7 when the team faces the San Diego Padres. Volunteers will collect donations outside Center Field Gate from the time gates open through the fourth inning. 

June 24, 2013

At this year's Summer Fancy Food Show, Saffron Road, the packaged food brand of American Halal, expanded its line of single-use simmer sauce pouches with the introduction of three new flavors: harissa, Korean stir fry and Thai red curry.

STAMFORD, Conn. — At this year's Summer Fancy Food Show, Saffron Road, the packaged food brand of American Halal Co., expanded its line of single-use simmer sauce pouches with the introduction of three new flavors: harissa, Korean stir fry and Thai red curry.

The new Simmer Sauces are all-natural and support the company's ongoing commitment to providing Non-GMO Project Verified options for consumers.

June 20, 2013

Jamba Juice, in collaboration with specialty food manufacturer Inventure Foods, announced a new addition to its line of at-home smoothie mixes with Green Fusion, a blend of fruits and vegetables that offers a dose of vitamins and antioxidants.

PHOENIX — Jamba Juice Co., in collaboration with specialty food manufacturer Inventure Foods, Inc., announced today a new addition to its line of at-home smoothie mixes with Green Fusion, a blend of fruits and vegetables that offers a dose of vitamins and antioxidants.

June 19, 2013

The National Institutes of Health announced this week a new Web resource for researchers, healthcare providers and consumers to view the ingredient labels of an estimated 17,000 dietary supplements.

WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health announced this week a new Web resource for researchers, healthcare providers and consumers to view the ingredient labels of an estimated 17,000 dietary supplements.

June 18, 2013

Bayer HealthCare, makers of the Contour Next portfolio of blood-glucose meters, and dLife Healthcare Solutions, a diabetes behavior change solution, have created and are working together to offer Eat Well, Test Well, a six-week food and nutrition program for people with diabetes available at no charge.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., and WESTPORT, Conn. — Bayer HealthCare, makers of the Contour Next portfolio of blood-glucose meters, and dLife Healthcare Solutions, a diabetes behavior change solution, have created and are working together to offer Eat Well, Test Well, a six-week food and nutrition program for people with diabetes. The Eat Well, Test Well program is available online at no charge and was developed to help educate and motivate people with diabetes to make healthier mealtime choices based on the results of blood-sugar testing as a guide.

June 18, 2013

Consumer packaged goods companies and retailers that sell their products have managed to stay strong despite economic difficulty, according to a new report.

WASHINGTON — Consumer packaged goods companies and retailers that sell their products have managed to stay strong despite economic difficulty, according to a new report.

The 2013 financial performance report, "Growth Strategies: Unlocking the Power of the Consumer," conducted by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and PwC, found that despite overall slowing net sales growth rates in 2012, food, beverage and household product companies had respective sales growth of 7%, 5.5% and 3.2%.

June 18, 2013

A new study, released in the current British Journal of Nutrition, showed that consuming peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast can control blood-sugar throughout most of the day, even after eating a high carbohydrate lunch. In addition to this "Second Meal Effect," peanuts and peanut butter caused a significant reduction in the desire to eat for up to 12 hours and a significant increase in the secretion of the hormone PYY that promotes satiety and feelings of fullness.

ALBANY, Ga. — A new study, released in the current British Journal of Nutrition, showed that consuming peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast can control blood-sugar throughout most of the day, even after eating a high-carbohydrate lunch. In addition to this "second meal effect," peanuts and peanut butter caused a significant reduction in the desire to eat for up to 12 hours and a significant increase in the secretion of the hormone PYY that promotes satiety and feelings of fullness.

June 17, 2013

Amazon has announced that it will offer a free, 90-day trial of a new same-day delivery service to customers in the Los Angeles area that includes fresh food. The service, Prime Fresh, is being offered to members of Amazon Prime members, and after 90 days, the company will offer to let them upgrade to Prime Fresh on a permanent basis, for $299 per year, from the current Amazon Prime price of $79 per year. The company tested the program for six years in Seattle and plans to expand it to San Francisco later this year.

As Amazon director and category for U.S. health and beauty told DSN in a profile of the company back in May, Wall Street didn't like the SuperSaver shipping program, and the company spent a net $2.9 billion on shopping in 2012, a 17% increase from the year before, according to its 2012 annual report. But according to one report, Prime actually is quite profitable, and members are among the online retailer's best customers.

Amazon has announced that it will offer a free, 90-day trial of a new same-day delivery service to customers in the Los Angeles area that includes fresh food. The service, Prime Fresh, is being offered to Amazon Prime members, and after 90 days, the company will offer to let them upgrade to Prime Fresh on a permanent basis, for $299 per year, from the current Amazon Prime price of $79 per year.

June 14, 2013

Campbell Soup Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of Plum Organics, a provider of organic foods and snacks that serve the nutritional needs of babies, toddlers and children.

CAMDEN, N.J. — Campbell Soup Co. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Plum Organics, a provider of organic foods and snacks that serve the nutritional needs of babies, toddlers and children. Plum is the No. 2 brand of organic baby food in the United States and is currently the No. 4 baby food brand overall, according to the company. Plum Organics generated $93 million in gross sales for the year ended Dec. 31, 2012.

June 14, 2013

Consumers avoid total sugars more than they avoid any specific sweetener, according to a new brand-level consumer attitudes and behavior study about food and beverages from Mintel Research Consultancy.

WASHINGTON — Consumers avoid total sugars more than they avoid any specific sweetener, according to a new brand-level consumer attitudes and behavior study about food and beverages from Mintel Research Consultancy on behalf of the Corn Refiners Association.

Approximately a quarter of soda, yogurt and bread brand purchasers (between 17 and 26%) say they are looking to reduce total sugars in their diet. In contrast, a nominal 1-5% of consumers purchasing these items cite avoiding a specific sweetener, such as high fructose corn syrup.

June 13, 2013

Garnier, a subsidiary of L'Oréal USA, in partnership with TerraCycle and GrowNYC, announced the groundbreaking of the Garnier Green Garden — the first community garden made from non-recyclable post-consumer beauty waste.

NEW YORK— Garnier, a subsidiary of L'Oréal USA, in partnership with TerraCycle and GrowNYC, announced the groundbreaking of the Garnier Green Garden — the first community garden made from non-recyclable post-consumer beauty waste. The announcement is part of a long-term goal for Garnier to find greener, more sustainable solutions for beauty care products.

June 12, 2013

Clif Bar and Co. launched its Sierra Trail Mix, the newest flavor in the company’s flagship product line.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Bar and Co. on Wednesday launched its Sierra Trail Mix, the newest flavor in the company’s flagship product line. 

Sierra Trail Mix is the first Clif Bar flavor made with sustainably grown cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms and will display the frog seal on the package. The CLIF Bar portfolio now offers 17 great-tasting and distinctive flavors for athletes to push further with sustained energy.

June 12, 2013

CVS/pharmacy has announced the expansion of its Gold Emblem private brand food line.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy has announced the expansion of its Gold Emblem private brand food line.

June 12, 2013

Safeway announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Canadian operations through a sale of the net assets of Canada Safeway Limited to Sobeys, a Canadian food retailer and wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited, for $5.7 billion in cash plus the assumption of certain liabilities.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Wednesday announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Canadian operations through a sale of the net assets of Canada Safeway Limited to Sobeys, a Canadian food retailer and wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited, for $5.7 billion in cash plus the assumption of certain liabilities. 

June 11, 2013

Amazon is giving a free trial of its fresh-food delivery service to premium customers in the Los Angeles area, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Amazon is giving a free trial of its fresh-food delivery service to premium customers in the Los Angeles area, according to published reports.

The Seattle Times reported that the online retailer would offer a free, 90-day trial to AmazonPrime members in several parts of Los Angeles of same-day and early-morning delivery, allowing them to receive items like fresh foods, in addition to toys, electronics and half a million other items. The grocery delivery service has been in testing in Seattle for almost six years.

June 10, 2013

Funky Monkey last week announced it has gained distribution at nearly all Walmart supercenters and Walmart discount stores in the United States for its dried fruit snacks.

 FISHERS, Ind. — Funky Monkey Snacks last week announced it has gained distribution at nearly all Walmart supercenters and Walmart discount stores in the United States. By early June, Funky Monkey Snacks varieties Bananamon and Carnaval Mix could be found in the dried fruit section of the Walmart snack food aisle at more than 3,700 stores.

Made of 100% real fruit, the crunchy snacks are nutritionally equivalent to their fresh counterparts, the company noted, and contain no added sugar, preservatives, colors or flavors.

June 10, 2013

With renewed consumer confidence converting more shoppers into buyers, there is greater opportunity for companies in the health and wellness space, noted a report titled "The Why Behind the Buy Spring 2013," which was released recently by Acosta Sales and Marketing.

NEW YORK — With renewed consumer confidence converting more shoppers into buyers, there is greater opportunity for companies in the health and wellness space, noted a report titled "The Why Behind the Buy Spring 2013," which recently was released by Acosta Sales and Marketing. Even as U.S. obesity rates continue to rise, more consumers are looking to exercise regularly and eat healthy, according to the consumer poll. 

June 7, 2013

Target is offering new natural and organic food products as part of its Simply Balanced private label, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Target is offering new natural and organic food products as part of its Simply Balanced private label, according to published reports.

The Associated Press reported that the line would start with such products as drinks and snacks, and was an outgrowth of similar products sold under the Archer Farms label. 

June 5, 2013

Target Corp. will go local at its stores in Quebec, the mass merchandise retailer said.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target Corp. will go local at its stores in Quebec, the mass merchandise retailer said Wednesday.

May 31, 2013

A group of 16 food and beverage suppliers, including PepsiCo, Kraft Foods and General Mills, has exceeded its goal of reducing trillions of calories from foods in the marketplace ahead of schedule, the group announced this week.

WASHINGTON — A group of 16 food and beverage suppliers, including PepsiCo, Kraft Foods and General Mills, has exceeded its goal of reducing trillions of calories from foods in the marketplace ahead of schedule, the group announced this week.

May 31, 2013

Out of all retail pharmacy outlets, food stores have slightly increased their prescription sales, generating March year-to-date sales of $5.7 billion, up 0.5%, according to IMS Health data. Including drug, mail and independents, prescription sales totaled $58.3 billion, down 4.7%, reported Doug Long, VP industry relations for IMS Health, at an FMI education breakout.

Out of all retail pharmacy outlets, food stores have slightly increased their prescription sales, generating March year-to-date sales of $5.7 billion, up 0.5%, according to IMS Health data. Including drug, mail and independents, prescription sales totaled $58.3 billion, down 4.7%, reported Doug Long, VP industry relations for IMS Health, at an FMI education breakout.

May 31, 2013

Amy Myrdal Miller, director of programs and culinary nutrition at the Culinary Institute of America, and Annette Maggi, executive director of Retail Dietitians Business Alliance and president of Annette Maggi & Associates, headed up the education breakout session titled “Everything I needed to know I learned in kindergarten … except how to work in the food industry.”

SAN ANTONIO — Looking to arm registered dietitians working in the retail food industry with the business skills and knowledge needed to succeed — such as developing an effective elevator pitch, dressing for success, obtaining a sponsor and a mentor, and having a confident handshake — Amy Myrdal Miller, director of programs and culinary nutrition at the Culinary Institute of America, and Annette Maggi, executive director of Retail Dietitians Business Alliance and president of Annette Maggi & Associates, headed up the education breakout session titled “Everything I

May 30, 2013

While it's tough to be an indulgent food in a health-conscious society, chocolate candy is still seeing growth in a few key segments. While the category is finding its balance between satisfying a loyal base of consumers looking for a guilty pleasure and an increased national focus on healthy eating, new segments are emerging.

While it's tough to be an indulgent food in a health-conscious society, chocolate candy is still seeing growth in a few key segments. While the category is finding its balance between satisfying a loyal base of consumers looking for a guilty pleasure and an increased national focus on healthy eating, new segments are emerging. Unreal, for example, is a preservative-free, natural chocolate with 25% less sugar than traditional chocolates.

May 30, 2013

Children in the United States are more likely to experience allergies than those in other countries, according a new study.

CHICAGO — Children in the United States are more likely to experience allergies than those in other countries, according to a new study.

May 29, 2013

Over-the-counter health-and-wellness items play a key role in bridging a supermarket retail pharmacy to the rest of the food store. And with extensive outcomesbased medicines on the horizon, more health-seeking consumers will look to make that link between pharmacy and nutrition.

Over-the-counter health-and-wellness items play a key role in bridging a supermarket retail pharmacy to the rest of the food store. And with extensive outcomesbased medicines on the horizon, more health-seeking consumers will look to make that link between pharmacy and nutrition.