July 28, 2014

Consumer confidence was relatively flat in second quarter 2014 after dramatically increasing in Q1 2014, according to IRI’s latest MarketPulse survey released Monday.

 

July 28, 2014

Packaged coffee maker Millstone has added two new varieties of coffee to its line, one of which is certified fair trade.

July 28, 2014

As craft beer continues to nudge its way into the spotlight, new research from Mintel reveals some heady findings on consumers and their favorite bold brews.

July 25, 2014

LXR Biotech announced the launch of Eternal Energy TR, a 1.93-oz. time release energy shot that provides energy and focus for up to 10 hours, according to the company.

July 25, 2014

PepsiCo on Thursday announced that James Schiro has resigned from the company's board of directors for health reasons, effective immediately.

July 24, 2014

LEAF Brands announced new Zero Calorie versions of their popular Astro Pop sodas, which were introduced in 2011.

July 24, 2014

Feed the Children and PepsiCo handed out 25-lb. boxes of food to 800 families at an event on Thursday.

July 24, 2014

A new beverage company, Zone 8, has launched its line of juices and teas with the promise that they contain “no artificial anything.”

July 23, 2014

Inergetics, a developer of nutritional supplements, announced that the company will be presenting Martha Stewart Essentials, a line of whole food-based vitamin supplements developed in tandem with Martha Stewart herself at Cardinal Health's Retail Business Conference.

July 23, 2014

Instant.ly, an on-demand consumer insights platform, on Tuesday debuted the Instant.ly Shelf Score, an index that measures consumer intent to purchase new consumer packaged goods.

July 23, 2014

Three states are suing the makers of 5-Hour Energy for false claims, according to published reports. Oregon, Washington and Vermont have all filed suit and more states are expected to join in.

July 21, 2014

Azteca Foods last week announced the launch of a new "healthier for you" selection of refrigerated tortillas, which includes four no-preservative flour options.

July 18, 2014

Cafe Bustelo, a brand from J.M. Smucker Co., announced a partnership with Keurig Green Mountain to produce Cafe Bustelo K-Cup packs, which are now available in grocery stores.

July 18, 2014

Lindt and Sprüngli earlier this week celebrated the official opening of Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven at the Jungfraujoch “Top of Europe,”  situated 3,454 meters above sea level.

July 16, 2014

CytoSport announced the launch of Muscle Milk Organic, available exclusively at Target stores and Target.com.

July 15, 2014

Suddenly Salad, a brand from the General Mills portfolio, announced that it would be expanding its pasta salads to include grain salads. The new grain salad mixes blend such grains as brown rice, wild rice, wheat berries and quinoa, and combines them with herbs and spices.

July 14, 2014

Lindt & Sprüngli Group announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement to purchase Russell Stover Candies. The Russel Stover and Whitman's brands will complement Lindt & Sprüngli's existing portfolio of premium chocolates, making it the No. 3 North American chocolate manufacturer, the company said.

July 14, 2014

The Warrell Corp., a family owned manufacturer of candies and snacks, announced the introduction of Flipsticks Taffy bars.

July 10, 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s craft label Goose Island introduced several new brews. Madame Rose, part of a barrel-aged line that includes Halia, Gillian, Sofie, Juliet and Lolita, is a Belgian-style sour ale that is aged in cabernet barrels with wild yeast and fresh tart Michigan cherries.

July 10, 2014

Boston Beer launched a West Coast-style IPA, Rebel IPA. Crafted in the Samuel Adams nanobrewery, Rebel IPA is brewed with five types of American hops from the Pacific Northwest.

July 10, 2014

Growth of ready-to-drink tea may have slowed, but industry experts say the segment still has room to grow as consumers increasingly turn to tea as a healthy alternative.

July 9, 2014

Hain Celestial Group, an organic and natural products company, announced a packaging overhaul for its Dream brand, which was designed by the Biondo Group.

July 9, 2014

Inventure Foods, marketer and manufacturer of specialty food brands, on Wednesday introduced Radar Farms Fruit Plus Vitamins, a fortified whole frozen fruit product.

July 9, 2014

Nestlé Pure Life, a bottle water brand, announced that its product portfolio will be expanding with the debut of Nestlé Pure Life Exotics Sparkling Water, a line of unsweetened sparkling water with fruit flavors.