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11/15/2018

Registered dietitian nutritionist Jill Weisenberger recommends physical activity -- aerobic exercise, strength training, stretching and reducing sedentary behaviors. Too much sitting is harmful to health but some easy ways to reduce sedentary behavior include relaxing with active activities, standing while sipping a beverage, standing each time the phone rings, and walking on a treadmill while reading or watching TV, Weisenberger offers.

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11/15/2018

Food brands including Quaker, Mush and Kellogg have introduced portable breakfast options to meet the needs of consumers who consume "deskfast" on the go rather than eating their morning meals at home. "People are really willing to pay up for convenience," said Mush CEO Ashley Thompson.

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Ashley Thompson, Kellogg
11/15/2018

Industry analysts are forecasting that the market for products promoting brain health will reach $11.6 billion by 2024. Beverage brands like LifeAid and Synapse are bringing nootropic benefits to ready-to-drink products to capture the attention of consumers seeking cognitive benefits.

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BevNet
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SyNAPSE
11/15/2018

Yogi Tea is showing fans that contentment is within them via its new digital, video and print campaign called "Be Your Own Yogi." The spots promoting the company's 30-tea line showcase the physical prowess of accomplished yogis and acrobats.

11/15/2018

Sugar Free Specialties will invest $2.3 million to acquire a Plainfield Township, Mich., manufacturing facility. The company, which manufactures Dr. John's brand candies, chose the site after considering an expansion in Indiana or overseas, according to President and CEO Michael McDonald.

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Candy Industry
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Michael McDonald, Dr. John
11/15/2018

Pez Candy has named Jordan Greenstein as its new marketing director. Greenstein previously led Topps' consumer and trade marketing efforts.

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Candy & Snack Today
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PEZ, Topps
11/15/2018

Rousselot has partnered with British engineering firm Baker Perkins to accelerate the gelation process of gummies with its SiMoGel technology. Starchless molding has allowed Rousselot to reduce the gelation process from about 24 hours to just a few minutes, according to Rousselot's Jeff Daelman.

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Baker Perkins
11/15/2018

Some vineyards in Idaho still are picking grapes into November after a long and temperate fall. This has led experts to forecast interesting wines in a variety of styles in this year's vintage.

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Idaho
11/15/2018

Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine produced at the end of the harvest season that has long been a tradition in France, but is just now starting to catch on in the US. The wines are young, fresh and make for easy drinking, writes Annaliese Griffin.

11/15/2018

Vindependents has released The Eclectic Gin Society, its own label gin made by Kinrara Distillery. The bottle's label features objects that represent each of the UK wine supplier's members.