Fermented foods from yogurt to kimchee are making a move back onto the menu for health-conscious Americans. As scientists continue to reveal the health benefits of active bacterial cultures found in fermented foods, diners are finding the foods just right for a host of digestive conditions.
Kraft Foods and Coca-Cola showcased vending machines with screens similar to those of iPhones at the National Automatic Merchandising Association show in Chicago. Kraft's Diji-Touch shows images of the items, which can be enlarged and shifted; Coca-Cola's Interactive Vender has a 46-inch Samsung-designed LCD screen.
Many innovation programs never get beyond the planning stages, writes Jeffrey Phillips, and it's almost always because of one of five key managerial failures. To innovate, he adds, you've got to have guts, clear goals and a willingness to do more than simply talk about how great your ideas are.
As consumer opposition to high-fructose corn syrup grows, it is being replaced by sugar in products including Ocean Spray cranberry juice, Starbucks baked goods and several Kraft Foods salad dressings. ConAgra has reformulated its Hunt's ketchup to contain sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.