Kellogg examines the company's progress and goals in the areas of environment, marketplace, workplace and community. For the environment, the company's goal is 15% to 20% reductions in energy use, greenhouse-gas emissions, water use and waste per metric tons of food produced by 2015.
International brands such as Cadbury's Bournville are applying their regional cultural advertising techniques to campaigns in other countries. The international flavor can add marketing heft to a brand that customers might not be familiar with.
In recent years, grocers such as SUPERVALU, Kroger, Hannaford Bros. and Safeway have launched nutrition-labeling systems. Although some manufacturers say the programs aren't needed because the nutrition content is printed on the packaging, nutrition advocates say it's a step toward helping consumers make better choices.
Lolliland plans to launch a new line of products under the Famous Makers Chocolate label, including chocolate roses, posies, hearts and kisses for Valentine's Day. It will offer a variety of new packaging options.
Federal food-safety inspectors are focusing on a peanut-processing plant in Georgia as the possible source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 434 people in 43 states and may have led to five deaths. The plant, owned by Peanut Corp. of America, makes peanut butter for institutional use.