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May 4, 2012

Kmart is introducing prescription pet medications at its stores, the mass merchandise retail chain said Friday.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart is introducing prescription pet medications at its stores, the mass merchandise retail chain said Friday.

The company said the new program was designed to make it easier for customers to get branded and generic pet drugs and more convenient to shop for the whole family. More than 60% of American households own a pet, and families spent more than $50 billion on their pets in 2011, according to the American Pet Products Association.

May 1, 2012

Nestle Pure Life has launched its 2012 Nestle Pure Life Hydration Movement, an extension of the brand's pledge program where more than 99,000 families have made a commitment to swap one sugared beverage a day for water for a year.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Nestle Pure Life has launched its 2012 Nestle Pure Life Hydration Movement, an extension of the brand's pledge program where more than 99,000 families have made a commitment to swap one sugared beverage a day for water for a year.

April 23, 2012

Pfizer is selling its nutrition business to Nestle for $11.85 billion, Pfizer said Monday.

NEW YORK — Pfizer is selling its nutrition business to Nestlé for $11.85 billion, Pfizer said Monday.

Pfizer Nutrition, which had sales of about $2.1 billion in 2011, manufactures and markets nutrition products for children, including baby and toddler formulas, follow-on formulas and maternal and adult nutrition products.

April 13, 2012

Anheuser-Busch’s Michelob Ultra brand has launched a new iced tea and lemonade-flavored alcohol beverage that’s inspired by the golf course.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Anheuser-Busch’s Michelob Ultra brand has launched a new iced tea and lemonade-flavored alcohol beverage that’s inspired by the golf course. New Ultra 19th Hole light tea and lemonade is a lighter alternative to traditional flavored malt beverages, the company said. Ultra 19th Hole is available in single-serve and four-packs of 16-oz. cans.


March 16, 2012

Nestlé is rolling out new seasonal candy offerings for spring.

GLENDALE, Calif. — Nestlé is rolling out new seasonal candy offerings for spring.

The company's lineup this year includes the Nestlé Crunch Paul Frank "Julius the Bunny" solid milk chocolate bunny, which will be exclusively sold at Target for a suggested retail price of $3.49. Other items include:

  • Nestlé Butterfinger bunny, which will carry an SRP of $3.49 per 5.5-oz. package;

  • SweeTarts gummies, which will carry an SRP of $2.49 per 14-oz. package;

March 1, 2012

Nestlé Nutrition has promoted Steve Goodyear to VP retail sales for Nestlé Nutrition's U.S. division.

NEW YORK — Nestlé Nutrition has promoted Steve Goodyear to VP retail sales for Nestlé Nutrition's U.S. division.

Goodyear is responsible for leading the U.S. retail sales team that oversees the Nestlé Nutrition product portfolio, including Gerber baby products, PowerBar sports nutrition products, Boost nutritional drinks and Carnation Breakfast Essentials complete nutritional drink. In this leadership position, he will create the vision and establish the strategy for the retail sales organization for Nestlé Nutrition in the United States.

February 7, 2012

Nestle USA said its prepared foods division is relocated the Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets frozen sandwich and snacks business team from Englewood, Colo., to the company's headquarters in Solon, Ohio.

SOLON, Ohio — Nestle USA said its prepared foods division is relocated the Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets frozen sandwich and snacks business team from Englewood, Colo., to the company's headquarters in Solon, Ohio.

In Solon, the Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets business, which was acquired from Chef America in 2002, will such food brands as Stouffer's, Lead Cuisine frozen meals; Buitoni refrigerated pastas and sauces; Nestle Toll House baking ingredients and refrigerated cookie dough; Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin and the Nestle Carnation milks.

February 3, 2012

Nestlé is spotlighting some of its most popular brands with new seasonal items.

GLENDALE, Calif. — Nestlé is spotlighting some of its most popular brands with new seasonal items.

This Valentine's Day, consumers can purchase the following items:

  • SweeTarts jelly beans: SweeTarts offers the iconic sweet and tart candies in jelly bean form. Offered in purple, turquoise and magenta packaging, the cherry- and grape-flavored treats carry a suggested retail price of $2.49 per 14-oz. bag;

December 14, 2011

Nestlé on Tuesday released a scorecard on the company's progress in the areas of nutrition, health and wellness in the United States over the course of 2011.

NEW YORK — Nestlé on Tuesday released a scorecard on the company's progress in the areas of nutrition, health and wellness in the United States over the course of 2011.

"[In] the past year, Nestlé has introduced and expanded new NHW initiatives, announced several partnerships with leading industry organizations and launched multiple campaigns to increase nutrition awareness and help combat epidemic rates of obesity," the company stated.

December 2, 2011

Nestlé Crunch has unveiled a limited-edition chocolate bar that will be available this holiday season.

GLENDALE, Calif. — Nestlé Crunch has unveiled a limited-edition chocolate bar that will be available this holiday season.

Partnering with Paul Frank Industries, the candy is a 2.75-oz. bar tucked inside a colorful gift envelope, which doubles as a holiday card and features characters from the Paul Frank collection, including Julius the Monkey and Clancy the Giraffe.

November 11, 2011

Ralcorp Holdings announced that Terence Block will serve as president and COO of Post Holdings, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

ST. LOUIS — Ralcorp Holdings announced that Terence Block will serve as president and COO of Post Holdings, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Block also will join the board of directors of Post Holdings following completion of the separation of the Ralcorp and Post cereal business.

November 8, 2011

Nestlé Healthcare Nutrition on Tuesday launched an enhanced bottle design across its Boost Complete Nutritional Drink line that's grip-friendly, lightweight and that features a no-foil, easy-to-open top.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Nestlé Healthcare Nutrition on Tuesday launched an enhanced bottle design across its Boost Complete Nutritional Drink line that's grip-friendly, lightweight and that features a no-foil, easy-to-open top.

October 3, 2011

In line with its partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Nestlé Waters said that its Nestlé Pure Life brand is continuing its support of breast cancer awareness and research through its Pink Pack retail program.

STAMFORD, Conn. — In line with its partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Nestlé Waters said that its Nestlé Pure Life brand is continuing its support of breast cancer awareness and research through its Pink Pack retail program.

September 28, 2011

Nestlé EVP and CFO Jim Singh will retire in March 2012 after 35 years with the company.

VEVEY, Switzerland — Nestlé EVP and CFO Jim Singh will retire in March 2012 after 35 years with the company.

Replacing Singh is Wan Ling Martello, who currently serves as Walmart's EVP global e-commerce of emerging markets. She will succeed Singh on April 1, 2012.

August 16, 2011

Nestlé's Pure Life brand is reaching out to Latina mothers to underscore the importance of healthy hydration and active lifestyles through a new integrated bilingual marketing campaign, "Echale Agua a Tu Vida."

STAMFORD, Conn. — Nestlé's Pure Life brand is reaching out to Latina mothers to underscore the importance of healthy hydration and active lifestyles through a new integrated bilingual marketing campaign, "Echale Agua a Tu Vida."

August 9, 2011

Nestlé Waters has introduced a new campaign that encourages consumers to maintain healthy habits by drinking sparkling water beverages.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Nestlé Waters has introduced a new campaign that encourages consumers to maintain healthy habits by drinking sparkling water beverages.

July 28, 2011

Glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois announced its acquisition of a single-furnace glass container plant in France.

PERRYSBURG, Ohio — Glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois announced its acquisition of a single-furnace glass container plant in France.

O-I, which announced its intent to acquire the VDL Co. plant in Vergeze, France, last November, said that purchasing the plant was the result of the company's strategic relationship with Nestlé Waters — the plant is located near Nestlé Waters' Perrier bottling facility, and has a longstanding supply relationship with Nestlé Waters.

July 27, 2011

Dreyer's, which is owned by Nestlé, has introduced snack-size frozen treats.

NEW YORK — Dreyer's, which is owned by Nestlé, has introduced snack-size frozen treats.

New Dreyer's Slow Churned light ice cream now is available in snack-size cups, serving ice cream lovers half the fat and one-third less calories, the brand said. Additionally, the snack-size cups also will be available for its frozen yogurt blends line, which contains live and active cultures that may aid a healthy digestive system, Dreyer's added.

July 25, 2011

Consumers eating more meals at home and innovation from manufacturers have led to a spike in sales of frozen convenience foods. A number of frozen segments showed double-digit increases in the 52-week period ended May 15.


Consumers eating more meals at home and innovation from manufacturers have led to a spike in sales of frozen convenience foods. A number of frozen segments showed double-digit increases in the 52-week period ended May 15. Dollar sales of frozen breakfast foods were up nearly 9% across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), according to SymphonyIRI 
Group data.


July 20, 2011

Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition on Tuesday announced a new look for its venerable Boost nutritional beverage line featuring a grip-friendly bottle design that is lightweight and a no-foil, easy-to-open top.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition on Tuesday announced a new look for its venerable Boost nutritional beverage line featuring a grip-friendly bottle design that is lightweight and a no-foil, easy-to-open top.

July 18, 2011

The Hispanic microsite on Kroger’s new website for its baby products line comes at a time when the country’s Hispanic population growth outpaces that of the country’s total population.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — The Hispanic microsite on Kroger’s new website for its baby products line comes at a time when the country’s Hispanic population growth outpaces that of the country’s total population.

(THE NEWS: New website born for Kroger baby products line. For the full story, click here.)

May 13, 2011

Nestle Pure Life water wants consumers to keep their commitment to staying hydrated.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Nestle Pure Life water wants consumers to keep their commitment to staying hydrated.

The brand has launched its Nestle Pure Life Hydration Movement on Nestle-PureLife.us, where participants will be asked to pledge to swap one sugared drink for water every day for one year. In return, they will receive a $1-off coupon for a purchase of Nestle Pure Life, as well as the opportunity to enter in a sweepstakes for the chance to win free water for a year.

May 6, 2011

Nestle Waters North America has inked a deal to acquire the maker of Sweet Leaf and Tradewinds beverage brands.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Nestle Waters North America has inked a deal to acquire the maker of Sweet Leaf and Tradewinds beverage brands.

Nestle Waters said its acquisition of Austin, Texas-based Sweet Leaf Tea Co. — which was founded in 1998 — is subject to applicable regulatory approval and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. The deal will expand the company's beverage portfolio of bottled water to include high-quality iced teas, lemonades and juice drinks.

April 11, 2011

Pharmavite on Monday named Bill Tullis as its new EVP sales.

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Pharmavite on Monday named Bill Tullis as its new EVP sales.

Tullis comes to Pharmavite with more than 25 years of experience within the consumer packaged goods industry, most recently as area VP for alternate channels at Del Monte Foods. Prior to his work at Del Monte Foods, Tullis held sales and marketing positions at Nabisco and Nestle USA.

April 8, 2011

Nestle Performance Nutrition and its PowerBar brand have teamed up to introduce a new energy bar for women.

TAMPA, Fla. — Nestle Performance Nutrition and its PowerBar brand have teamed up to introduce a new energy bar for women.

Iron Girl is a co-branded women's energy bar that was produced by PowerBar and Iron Girl, an athletic event series consisting of 13 races nationwide, ranging from 10K/5K to half-marathon, duathlon and triathlon. Iron Girl is part of World Triathlon, producers of the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.