Food & Beverage
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1/21/2019

Smithfield Foods has named Dennis Organ its US chief operating officer as part of a reorganization that will bring the entire company under one corporate structure. In his new position, Organ will oversee the company's domestic operations, including the firm's fresh pork unit, packaged meat business and hog production.

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1/21/2019

McCormick will discontinue its annual Flavor Forecast release, and it will instead launch a digital content series to share its flavor predictions. The new approach will have an online home base, podcasts, a YouTube channel and social media releases.

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1/21/2019

Recent changes in US demographics have led to changes in how Americans eat their evening meals, said Dave Donnan of A.T. Kearney. Part of that is due to the fact that 62% of homes are couples or single people, he said.

1/21/2019

PepsiCo is teasing the ad for its flagship soda brand that will air during Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3. The spot features rap artist Lil Jon making an unbelievably long pour of Pepsi while wearing a branded letterman jacket.

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1/21/2019

Actor Luke Wilson stars in Colgate Total's upcoming Super Bowl spot, in which he ignores personal boundaries while getting right in people's faces to chat. The ad, which will air during the third quarter of the Feb. 3 game, features the tagline "Do More for Your Whole Mouth."

1/21/2019

Coca-Cola Brazil has introduced a convenience-focused line of yerba mate tea pods that requires no hot water to make and is recyclable. "We believe the demand from consumers for sustainable products will continue growing, and we want to encourage them to dispose of the capsules in the proper recyclable waste," the company said about the Leao brand pods.

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FoodNavigator
1/18/2019

Domino's Pizza plans to add 9,700 more units by 2025, an increase of about 60% over its current roster of 15,300 global locations, the company said during its Investor Relations Day. The chain will continue its tech innovation and focus the bulk of its growth on international markets.

1/18/2019

Walmart will team with Point Pickup, Skipcart, AxleHire and Roadie to grow its grocery delivery service in four states, as part of the retailer's ongoing efforts to bring grocery delivery to 1,600 stores. The company offers delivery from 800 stores with partners including Postmates, Deliv and DoorDash.

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1/18/2019

Thai Coconut Peanut, Mexican Jalapeno Peanut and English Toffee Peanut M&M's will hit retail shelves this month as part of the brand's latest Flavor Vote campaign, which runs through mid-May. The winning M&M's flavor will be revealed in August.

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Chew Boom
1/18/2019

Mars is working to double in size over the next decade via a combination of expanding its existing brands and making acquisitions, said CEO Grant Reid. "Our vision is to keep our privately held company forever," he said.