Ferrero in the U.K. has committed to buying sustainable palm oil from New Britain Palm Oil. The agreement would give the confectionery company "better control of its supply chain," according to New Britain Palm Oil.
A study appears to upend the common belief that people turn to comfort food during times of stress, instead finding that individuals turn to unusual and often healthier foods. Though more research is needed, the results indicate that people are more open to trying unfamiliar products during times of transition, the researcher said.
Spicy buffalo-flavored items are becoming more popular, with 47 new buffalo-branded products launching last year, according to Datamonitor. Nearly 30 more have been introduced this year, including items such as Pringles chips and South Beach Living pizza.
Hershey Halloween offerings this year include individually wrapped Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins and Hershey's Kisses and miniatures. Other holiday offerings include candy assortments such as "Frightfully Fun," "Nuts & More Nuts" and "All Time Greats."
A Diamond Foods campaign is promoting the company's Diamond and Emerald nut brands, as well as its recently acquired Pop Secret popcorn. The campaign, called "Feed Your Fingers," offers recipes and simple entertainment tips based on the growing popularity of finger foods.