Food Manufacturing
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7/20/2018

PepsiCo, Mars and Kellogg are among the brands aiming to capture a slice of the mobile food and beverage market by forging a partnership with Cargo. The company, which launched last year, allows Uber drivers to sell snacks and beverages to ride-hail customers.

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7/20/2018

Monster Beverage has appointed Emelie Tierre president of the Americas unit, a role she will hold in addition to her existing position as chief commercial officer. The company also named Guy Carling president of its Europe, Middle East and Africa division.

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7/20/2018

Flavored water brand Hint has opened a retail location across from the company's offices in San Francisco. The shop sells Hint products and also features work stations, a photo booth and an area to charge electronics.

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BevNet
7/20/2018

Barry Callebaut AG will launch its RB1 Ruby chocolate in Hong Kong in September. "The RB1 recipe has been crafted by the Callebaut chocolate makers in collaboration with Belgian chocolatiers, to encourage freedom with its remarkable taste and color," said Denis Convert, Barry Callebaut's vice president for gourmet in Asia Pacific.

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7/20/2018

The Food and Drug Administration will soon move to prevent manufacturers of nondairy products from using the term "milk" in marketing and on product labels, instead defining milk as an animal-based product, according to comments by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. "As we see dairy farmers from across the US suffering with low milk and other commodity prices, tariff uncertainty and lack of reliable labor force, this news finally provides a positive movement in the dairy industry," said Laurie Fischer, CEO of the American Dairy Coalition.

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Dairy Foods online
7/20/2018

Land O'Lakes has created a new squeezable butter spread made with butter, buttermilk, canola oil, cream and salt. The Soft Squeeze Butter Spread will be available nationwide by the end of the summer.

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Drug Store News
7/20/2018

Cadbury Dairy Milk bars will be available in a version with 30% less sugar starting next year. The new bars will be sold along with the standard Dairy Milk bars in the UK.

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BBC
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7/20/2018

Doughnut shops are focusing on personalized fillings and unique flavors to meet consumer demand, according to Infiniti Research. Fillings such as Snickers bars and banana malt fulfill consumer desires for new experiences.

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Candy & Snack Today
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7/20/2018

Dairy product launches saw growth of 44% in China last year over 2016, according to Innova Market Insights. Cheese, spoonable yogurt and drinkable yogurt are among the products seeing fast growth in the market.

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7/19/2018

Navigating trucker shortages and other freight challenges can be difficult for the food industry, but Land O'Lakes has put several strategies in place to offset shipping issues, said Chief Supply Chain Officer Yone Dewberry. The company is increasing its use of technology to better track shipments, partnering with private fleets and collaborating with industry associations such as GMA and FMI to find solutions.

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