Welcoming feedback from critics allowed Perdue Farms to make positive changes, such as adopting a new animal welfare policy and leading the charge in organic and antibiotic-free poultry. "The most powerful voice in our society is the consuming public," said CEO Randy Day about the firm's commitment to listening to consumers' concerns.
Kraft Heinz is rolling out Capri Sun Fruit & Veggie Blends, which come in three flavors and include a half-cup of vegetable and fruit juice in each serving. The company is also debuting three varieties of Capri Sun Fruit Refreshers, created with filtered water, fruit juice and no added sugar.
Lancaster Colony leadership aims to boost market share through innovation, renovation, simplifying the supply chain, improving margins and pursuing mergers and acquisitions, said CEO David Ciesinski. The company has "a strong track record of buying businesses and growing them," Ciesinski said.
Calorie count and fat content are the biggest factors driving healthy snack purchases, according to a new study from Nailbiter about on-package claims and consumer behavior. The research also reveals that front-of-pack claims are power drivers in the snack category, as two-thirds of healthy snacking shoppers read front-facing information, while just 50% read back labels.
RC Cola is centering a brand refresh for international markets around its hometown roots. The company's new packaging, which will be sold in markets outside the US, features bottles and cans sporting the phrase "Columbus, Georgia, USA -- Since 1905."
Mondelez has debuted the new Oreo Choc'O Brownie in the UK. The product was launched following a public vote in the UK where 43% of participants said that they wanted an Oreo cookie with a brownie batter center.
A group led by the University of Sao Paulo's Fernanda Papa Spada said that jackfruit seeds can be used to produce a chocolate aroma, opening up the potential to ease possible cocoa shortages. "As with cocoa, the postharvest pretreatments and roasting of the jackfruit seeds are likely to influence the formation of these compounds and the quality of the aroma," wrote the researchers.
Poundland has defended its right to launch a Twin Peaks chocolate bar with a similar shape to the Toblerone bar, claiming that the Toblerone bar's shape no longer qualifies for a valid trademark. Poundland said that the traditional triangular prism shape of the Toblerone bar is no longer distinctive enough for a trademark because of a recent redesign of the bar to include bigger gaps between chunks.
Dunkin' Donuts will launch a number of new items this fall, including pumpkin cream cheese. The seasonal items will arrive in stores Aug. 28 and will also include the Festive Fall Donut, which includes red icing and chocolate and orange sprinkles, and maple pecan flavored coffees.
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