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April 16, 2014

Polaner All Fruit, a brand from B&G Foods, announced that it is now Non-GMO Project Verified.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Polaner All Fruit, a brand from B&G Foods, announced that it is now Non-GMO Project Verified. To recognize its new verification, the company is reviving the "Don't Dare Call it Jelly!" campaign, complete with an interactive digital initiative which encourages consumers to vote for their favorite commercial.

April 8, 2014

Clif Bar on Tuesday introduced Kit’s Organic Fruit + Seed, a snack bar made with all organic fruit and seeds.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Bar on Tuesday introduced Kit’s Organic Fruit + Seed, a snack bar made with all organic fruit and seeds. Kit’s Organic Fruit + Seed is the vision of Kit Crawford, owner and co-chief visionary officer of Clif Bar, whose passion for organic farming and kitchen-crafted food inspired this bar. Motivated by her own experiences on her family farm and in her kitchen, Kit’s Organic Fruit + Seed is made with only a handful of ingredients and no added sugar.

March 27, 2014

Bitsy's Brainfood, a snack brand for kids, launched a line of organic fruit and vegetable cereals in three flavor combinations: Fruit & Veggie 1,2,3; Carrot Raisin Crunch; and Banana Squash Squares.

NEW YORK — Bitsy's Brainfood, a snack brand for kids, launched a line of organic fruit and vegetable cereals in three flavor combinations: Fruit & Veggie 1,2,3; Carrot Raisin Crunch; and Banana Squash Squares. The new line aims to offer families a "smarter" cereal option. It's also packaged in a way that's educational and fun, the company noted.

February 27, 2014

Nestlé has announced that its Edy's Outshine and Dreyer's Outshine brands will launch a line of frozen fruit and vegetable bars nationally.

OAKLAND, Calif. — Nestlé has announced that its Edy's Outshine and Dreyer's Outshine brands will launch a line of frozen fruit and vegetable bars nationally.

July 9, 2013

Vitabath is expanding its fragrance collection with a new line of body lotions infused with vitamins and antioxidants.

PHOENIX — Vitabath is expanding its fragrance collection with a new line of body lotions infused with vitamins and antioxidants.

The brand’s fragrance collection already includes body wash and fragrance mist. The Vitabath fragrance collection offers much more than just fresh scents, as the products are infused with vitamin A, B3, C, E and pro-vitamin B5. Vitabath also incorporates natural ingredients from seven superfruits: acai berry, goji berry, coffee, noni, pomegranate, green tea and mangosteen.

June 25, 2013

Chobani announced on Tuesday a wide variety of new innovations across the company's portfolio, including new 6-oz. cup flavors, Chobani Bites, Chobani Flips and Chobani Champions.

NEW BERLIN, N.Y. — Chobani announced today a wide variety of new innovations across the company's portfolio, including new cups, Chobani Bite, Chobani Flip and Chobani Champions.

March 12, 2013

A new hybrid grapefruit removes the chemicals that interact with dozens of drugs and have led many to stop eating the fruit, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — A new hybrid grapefruit removes the chemicals that interact with dozens of drugs and have led many to stop eating the fruit, according to published reports.

Reuters reported that Florida researchers had created a grapefruit, called UF914, that mostly removes chemicals known as furanocoumarins, which can interact with more than 80 drugs, including causing serious side effects in patients taking 43 notably statin drugs for cholesterol.

February 25, 2013

Meijer is sourcing tomatoes from a greenhouse that can grow them year-round, including during the famously frigid winters of the Midwest, the mass merchandise retailer said Monday.

GRAND RAPIDS. Mich. — Meijer is sourcing tomatoes from a greenhouse that can grow them year-round, including during the famously frigid winters of the Midwest, the mass merchandise retailer said Monday.

February 25, 2013

Americans love to snack, but they don't always have to settle for treats sacrificing good taste for healthier ingredients. Sunsweet — a leading brand of dried plums, specialty dried fruits and fruit juices — bolsters that advice with its newest offerings: Amazin' Berry Blend and Amazin' Cranberries.

YUBA CITY, Calif — Americans love to snack, but they don't always have to settle for treats sacrificing good taste for healthier ingredients. Sunsweet — a leading brand of dried plums, specialty dried fruits and fruit juices — bolsters that advice with its newest offerings: Amazin' Berry Blend and Amazin' Cranberries.

Both new blends include Plum Amazin's diced plums, which studies have shown can help fight osteoporosis by preventing bone mineral loss and contain potassium, copper, boron and vitamin K.

December 18, 2012

PepsiCo's Tropicana brand is introducing a new way for moms to sneak veggies into their kids' diets: Farmstand, a fruit-and-vegetable drink to hit the refrigerated section of supermarkets in January.

PepsiCo's Tropicana brand is introducing a new way for moms to sneak veggies into their kids' diets: Farmstand, a fruit-and-vegetable drink to hit the refrigerated section of supermarkets in January.

October 22, 2012

Pharmavite has introduced Voots Veggie-Fruit Tarts, a fruit- and vegetable- based supplement for children ages 4 years and older that provides the antioxidants found in three servings of fruits and vegetables in two chewable berry-flavored tarts.

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – Pharmavite has introduced Voots Veggie-Fruit Tarts, a fruit- and vegetable- based supplement for children ages 4 years and older that provides the antioxidants found in three servings of fruits and vegetables in two chewable berry-flavored tarts.

Voots are made with a blend of 11 fruits and vegetables and are blended with vitamin C and other ingredients before being pressed into tablets. Voots do not contain any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. The tablets come in convenient single-serve packets so that kids can enjoy them on-the-go.

October 8, 2012

Buddy Fruits has launched what it calls the first 100% fruit gel pouch to hit the market.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Buddy Fruits has launched what it calls the first 100% fruit gel pouch to hit the market.

Buddy Fruits said its new Jiggle Gel pouch further demonstrates the company's originality in developing products that are portable, healthy and fun to eat. Available in raspberry, strawberry and orange flavors, the vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free fruit gel is only made with fruit and fruit pectin, and touts 70 calories per pouch.

June 21, 2012

“This tomato sucks.”
 A blunt assessment, for sure, but it was the honest opinion delivered at a recent TED talk by Paul Lightfoot, the CEO of BrightFarms, as he plopped an organic tomato into his mouth.


“This tomato sucks.”


A blunt assessment, for sure, but it was the honest opinion delivered at a recent TED talk by Paul Lightfoot, the CEO of BrightFarms, as he plopped an organic tomato into his mouth.


May 30, 2012

Burt’s Bees has enhanced its Lip Shimmer with antioxidant-rich fruit seed oils and moisturizing shea butter, and also has updated the shade range.

NEW YORK — Burt’s Bees has enhanced its Lip Shimmer with antioxidant-rich fruit seed oils and moisturizing shea butter, and also has updated the shade range.

The 100% natural formula still features the signature cool burst of peppermint oil. The shade range has been updated in keeping with color trends and includes three new shades: cherry, plum and strawberry. The full range includes 12 shades: radiance, champagne, peony, caramel, guava, strawberry, watermelon, rhubarb, cherry, fig, raisin and plum.

April 19, 2012

Dexas has introduced two new kitchen products: a new melon slicer and watermelon cutting and serving board.

COPPELL, Texas — Dexas has introduced two new kitchen products: a new melon slicer and watermelon cutting and serving board.

Dexas said its new watermelon cutting and serving board features a nonslip, raised edge that performs two functions: it holds the cutting board firmly and safely in place on the counter while also acting as a raised barrier to keep juice and seeds on the board. The item, which also is available in eggplant, lemon, tomato, green apple and orange shapes, also touts a propylene surface and is dishwasher safe.

December 5, 2011

The Federal Trade Commission last week jointly filed a complaint with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut, seeking to permanently stop a Connecticut-based operation that allegedly used fake news websites to promote its products, made deceptive weight-loss claims and told consumers they could receive free trials of acai berry and "colon cleanse" products, only if they paid the nominal cost of shipping and handling.

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission last week jointly filed a complaint with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut, seeking to permanently stop a Connecticut-based operation that allegedly used fake news websites to promote its products, made deceptive weight-loss claims and told consumers they could receive free trials of acai berry and "colon cleanse" products, only if they paid the nominal cost of shipping and handling.

October 25, 2011

Dole has boosted its frozen fruit offerings.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — Dole has boosted its frozen fruit offerings.

Dole fruit smoothie shakers and Dole frozen fruit single-serve cups are designed to provide consumers with new ways to enjoy the great taste of fresh fruit right from the freezer, Dole said.

October 11, 2011

Bazi International on Tuesday launched its energy shot Bazi, which contains a blend of eight superfruits.

DENVER — Bazi International on Tuesday launched its energy shot Bazi, which contains a blend of eight superfruits.  

According to the company, only 3-out-of-10 consumers have tried energy shots or drinks. Some of the key barriers of entry include health and safety concerns and an underlying belief that the shots are not good for you.

October 11, 2011

T.G.I. Friday’s has launched new Entrées for One frozen meals, which include nine varieties.

SUPPLIER NEWS — T.G.I. Friday’s has launched new Entrées for One frozen meals, which include nine varieties: sizzling chicken fajitas, sizzling steak fajitas, grilled chicken mac and cheese, prime rib stroganoff, chicken and broccoli alfredo, loaded chicken and cheese, Cajun-style chicken alfredo, sesame orange chicken, and creamy chicken pasta carbonara. The frozen entrées carry a suggested retail price of $3.99.


August 18, 2011

Acai berry, cumin, herbal tea, turmeric and long-term use of garlic may negatively impact chemotherapy treatment, according to a new report released Wednesday that originally was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago this summer.

CHICAGO — Acai berry, cumin, herbal tea, turmeric and long-term use of garlic may negatively impact chemotherapy treatment, according to a new report released Wednesday that originally was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago this summer.

Researchers from Northwestern Memorial hospital say there is growing evidence that these popular supplements may intensify or weaken the effect of chemotherapy drugs and in some cases, may cause a toxic, even lethal, reaction.

July 12, 2011

Despite the common perception that kids are always reluctant to eat their greens, a new survey by Midwest retailer Meijer found that almost 6-in-10 adults don’t think they’re eating enough fruits and vegetables, while kids seem to be eating enough.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Is this the nutritional Twilight Zone?

Despite the common perception that kids are always reluctant to eat their greens, a new survey by Midwest retailer Meijer found that almost 6-in-10 adults don’t think they’re eating enough fruits and vegetables, while kids seem to be eating enough.

April 18, 2011

Bossa Nova is expanding its superfruit juice beverages portfolio.

CINCINNATI — Bossa Nova is expanding its superfruit juice beverages portfolio.

New Bossa Nova organic acai pomegranate currently is available at retailers in the Boston area, with gradual rollout in May to other markets, the juice company said.

April 12, 2011

ReserveAge Organics on Tuesday announced the launch of its CocoaWell supplement line as the latest in powerful antioxidants.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — ReserveAge Organics on Tuesday announced the launch of its CocoaWell supplement line as the latest in powerful antioxidants.

March 31, 2011

Sambazon has added an organic acai with orange juice drink to its lineup.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Sambazon has added an organic acai with orange juice drink to its lineup.

One serving of organic acai with orange juice provides consumers with 150% of the daily value of vitamin C and contains no added sugar, while delivering powerful antioxidants, healthy omegas and vibrant flavor in every sip, the company said.

The new Sambazon beverage is available in 10.5-oz. and 32-oz. bottles for a suggested retail price of $2.99 and $7.99, respectively. Sambazon products are sold at select grocers and Whole Foods nationwide.

January 19, 2011

Peter Rabbit Organics’ line of squeezable puree pouches is expanding with the addition of new vegetable and fruit blends.

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — Peter Rabbit Organics’ line of squeezable puree pouches is expanding with the addition of new vegetable and fruit blends.

The new veggie and fruit purees — now available in sweet potato, corn and apple; pea, spinach and apple; and carrot, squash and apple varieties — come in BPA-free pouches and contain 100% organic vegetables and fruits, with no added sugar or artificial flavors.