Pepperidge Farm is rolling out its three-variety Farmhouse Thin & Crispy cookie line, which follows the clean-label guidelines set by parent company Campbell Soup in its Real Food Philosophy. Each flavor includes 12 or fewer ingredients, including cage-free eggs, butter and vanilla extract.
Fire Cider has signed a distribution agreement with GNC that will see the apple cider vinegar-based tonic on shelves at the nutrition chain's 4,500 locations by next month. To handle the new business, the Mass.-based company has also purchased a 20,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that it expects to be completely operational by fall.
Cargill is increasing its focus on the fish category as worldwide fish consumption is growing at a much faster rate than that of pork, said CEO David MacLennan. "We see that trend and we're getting on it," he said.
Dunkin' Donuts Mocha Oreos will make their way to store shelves this summer, a company spokeswoman confirmed. The coffee-flavored cookies will see a limited-edition run, although the company has not said how long the new variety will be in stores.
As consumers embrace diets that are free from allergens, gluten, carbs, lactose and other ingredients, food and beverage manufacturers must adjust to meet their wellness needs. "Mintel research shows that Americans are interested in companies that look after the health of the consumer, as well as the environment," said Billy Roberts, Mintel's senior food and drink analyst.
BodyArmor has debuted its new television spot for the sports drink's "Obsession Is Natural" campaign. The ad depicts champion athletes like Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo working up a sweat through hard work, grit and determination.
Hershey Trust board members Diane Koken and James Brown have been nominated for similar posts with the board of Hershey Co., pending a May 3 shareholder vote. If appointed, they will serve on both boards but only be compensated for one of the two positions.
New products featured at ECRM's Candy Planning: Christmas & Halloween event included Baron Chocolatier's holiday truffles, Brown & Haley's Sea Salt Caramel Almond ROCA and Atkinson Candy's Chick-O-Stick Ghosts for Halloween. Other standouts included Little Secrets' gingerbread cookie-flavored dark chocolate candies and Perfetti Van Melle's Airheads gum.
UK confectionery prices fell by 2.3% year-over-year in February, although market firm IRI predicts that prices may increase slowly in the long-term following the Brexit vote. "We're just not seeing this serious Brexit effect currently -- maybe it's still too early for that," said IRI Director of Strategic Insight Tim Eales.
Some Banquet Chicken Nuggets with Mac & Cheese meals have been recalled due to the possibility of salmonella contamination in the included brownies. The recall was issued after it was found that the brownie mix used may have been contaminated with salmonella.
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