Barry Callebaut is expanding its Terra Cocao line with the addition of Java Dark Chocolate and Cameroon Milk Chocolate and cocoa powder. The line, introduced in 2011, promises beans with zero defects or off flavors.
Mehmood Khan, PepsiCo's chief scientist and head of its Global Nutrition Group, is working to boost the nutrition profile of the company's food and drinks. "There's no one prescription fits all," he said, explaining products are tailored to nutritional needs and tastes in different regions.
M-Factor will provide analytic software to Ocean Spray for marketing and trade investments under a new multiyear contract between the companies. "M-Factor has helped us to better understand what we're doing right and how we can further optimize our marketing and trade investments," an Ocean Spray official said.
Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent says the company and its bottlers will invest $5 billion in Mexico over the next five years. The money will be used to "develop infrastructure, technology, equipment, social programs, environmental initiatives, marketing activities, and grow our training and product portfolios with special emphasis on job protection and family economies," Kent said.
PepsiCo's 17-story corporate plaza in downtown Chicago has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency with an Energy Star certification. Energy-saving features include motion sensors that automatically turn off lights in unoccupied rooms and rooftop equipment that generates solar and wind power.