With more people eating at home or at their desks to save money, sales of microwaveable meals could benefit. Hormel Foods Hormel Compleats leads the category, while General Mills is adding to its Bowl Appetit! and Hamburger Helper Microwave Singles lines.
The Coca-Cola Co. has signed a long-term deal to distribute Monster energy drinks in Canada and about 50% of the U.S. Coca-Cola also has a deal to distribute Rockstar, as well as its own energy drink, Full Throttle.
Ice River Springs will create 100 jobs in Marianna, Fla., when it opens a water bottling facility in the community by year's end. This is the second of four plants the Canadian company will open in the U.S., with plans to open facilities in Indiana and Massachusetts later this year.