In the two days since its release, the Jell-O iPhone application has been downloaded more than 10,000 times. The app lets users create a digital Jell-O cube that dances and wiggles to music from iTunes or the iPhone microphone.
Major chains including Kroger and Publix Super Markets are taking action to reduce food waste, as FMI and the Grocery Manufacturers Association begin a three-year initiative on the problem. Kroger is sending much of its perishable food to food banks and began composting. Publix is increasing donation, recycling and composting, as well as improving forecasting.
Campbell Soup has acquired Wolfgang Puck's designer canned-soup line from Country Gourmet Foods -- a deal that will expand Campbell's role in the organic market. The company also signed an agreement with Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, which will allow it to use the Puck brand for marketing purposes. "Combining Wolfgang's brand and reputation with Campbell's distribution and marketing capabilities creates the opportunity for significant growth," said Campbell's CEO.