Pepsico snapped up PJ Smoothies to expand its beverage portfolio and juice presence in the U.K. Rival smoothie maker Innocent applauded the purchase, saying Pepsi will help attract more drinkers to the market.
Technology meets packaging innovation with the invention of susceptors that enable foods to be browned, crisped and baked in a microwave and still come out edible. Kraft Foods is using the technology to enable the delivery of a rising crust microwaveable pizza.
Tyson Foods has removed trans fat from fully cooked breaded poultry products destined for both retail and school food-service customers. The company also has added polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat information to its labels.
Pre-cut fruits and vegetables, increasingly being offered in convenient, portable packaging, are changing the fresh-cut sector by offering consumers healthy snacking alternatives. Grocery Headquarters surveys new product ideas from several fresh-cut industry leaders.