Hansen has added original cola and diet original cola to its line of soft drinks. All flavors offered by the premium soda company are made without caffeine, preservatives, or artificial flavors or colors.
Hansen has introduced new packaging for its line of premium soft drinks, featuring more vivid colors and a horizontal instead of diagonal orientation. Earlier this month, the soda maker expanded its line of premium, caffeine-free drinks.
Two of Brazil's largest orange growers and juice processors, Citrosuco Paulista and Citrovita Agro Industrial, announced plans to merge in a 50-50 joint venture. The combined company will be the world's largest citrus processor, representing about 25% of global consumption.
Sixteen food and beverage companies, including Kraft Foods, Hershey, Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo, vowed they would cut 1.5 trillion calories from their products by 2015. The group, which is part of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, said it would introduce more low-calorie products; reduce portion sizes; and change recipes of existing foods and drinks. The campaign "is providing a new level of leadership and momentum on childhood obesity," said Kellogg Chief Executive Officer David Mackay, chairman of the foundation.
Campbell Soup Co. is reformulating 12 of its soups for children so that they contain 480 milligrams of sodium per serving. The soups, made with lower-sodium natural sea salt and a new flavor design, have fewer than 110 calories per serving and no MSGs, preservatives, artificial flavors or trans fat.
Snow Beverages is rolling out its Snow Naturally Flavored Vitamin Sodas, which come in traditional flavors such as cola and lemon-lime and are fortified with vitamins and antioxidants. The drinks contain no preservatives, caffeine, artificial flavors or high-fructose corn syrup.