ReportersNotebook — Consumables, 2/28/11

SUPPLIER NEWS — Australian winemaker Daryl Groom and Walgreens have launched a new table wine blend in line with American Heart Month. Colby Red, which was developed in partnership with Treasury Wine Estates, is dedicated to raising awareness for heart disease. The wine is named after Groom’s son, who was born with a hole in his heart and has undergone multiple surgeries to treat the defect.

A Kellogg’s cereal that has had success in the United Kingdom is making its way across the Atlantic. Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal is available in two flavors: Golden Honey Nut and Roasted Nut and Honey. The U.S. launch is being supported by the company’s latest campaign, “It’s Morning Somewhere,” which includes TV, online and in-store advertising.

Seattle’s Best Coffee is rolling out new ready-to-drink iced canned lattes, including an iced latte, iced vanilla latte and iced mocha latte, each with 130 calories. “With this move, we’re ... bringing a new kind of convenience to iced coffee, which is the fastest-growing segment in premium coffee,” said Michelle Gass, Seattle’s Best Coffee president.

Ken’s Foods will use 100% recyclable all-plastic pallets with embedded radio frequency identification tags developed by Intelligent Global Pooling Systems, iGPS announced. Ken’s Foods, which produces and packages more than 400 varieties of dressings and sauces, said iGPS’ solution aids the company in its sustainability efforts.

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