Consumers may be less likely to buy and consume less-nutritious foods as prices continue to rise. Analysts believe that increasing costs also will make organic and locally grown foods more accessible to shoppers.
Coca-Cola Enterprises plans to scale back its distribution of Hornell Brewing Co.'s AriZona tea line and focus on Glaceau. "It's because of the commitment to support the Glaceau brands that we're no longer carrying AriZona where we distribute Glaceau," said a Coca-Cola Enterprises spokeswoman.
A planning board in Big Flats, N.Y., has approved plans to build a candy factory in the area that would be completed by the summer. The name of the candy manufacturer was not disclosed, but the company is estimated to bring about 100 full-time jobs to the area.
Hershey will launch its ad campaign for Bliss this week with TV spots, followed by magazine ads and a series of chocolate "house parties." Mars plans to roll out an interactive marketing campaign for M&M's Premiums, which come in flavors such as Triple Chocolate and Raspberry Almond, this summer.