December 16, 2010

Tropicana is rolling out a new product for kids.

December 15, 2010

Beech-Nut has rolled out a new line of baby foods it has co-branded with Green Giant.

December 15, 2010

Procter & Gamble on Tuesday afternoon named a healthcare veteran to its board. Susan Desmond-Hellmann, 53, chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco was named to the board, effective Dec. 13.

December 15, 2010

Kimberly-Clark has joined more than 8,000 companies and groups in participating in the world's largest corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative.

December 15, 2010

A new Consumer Reports poll released Monday found that only one-fifth of U.S. adults were aware of having purchased food, medication or a product (other than a car) that was recalled in the past three years.

December 14, 2010

Beech-Nut and Disney Consumer Products have teamed up to unite nutritious foods with characters that toddlers love.

December 14, 2010

Two members of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group executive leadership team have been promoted to the level of EVP, the company announced.

December 14, 2010

Kraft Foods is continuing its commitment to the fight against hunger with its football-themed hunger-relief initiative.

December 13, 2010

Healthy eating behavior varies by generation, according to new research by NPD.

December 13, 2010

Among those getting their health on track in time for New Year's resolutions are consumers who are concerned about the long-term, negative effects of drinking unhealthy beverages.

December 13, 2010

Grand Rapids-based Spartan Stores has announced the introduction of its new Michigan-made Indulgent Creations premium ice cream.

December 10, 2010

PepsiCo has upped its investment in O.N.E., a coconut water company.

December 10, 2010

Sunny Delight is refocusing its North American business with the acquisition of a manufacturing plant owned by the J.M. Smucker Co., and is updating all five of its North American manufacturing facilities and data systems.

December 9, 2010

Coca-Cola is looking to spread holiday cheer by asking consumers to donate their My Coke Rewards points to help generate gifts for unprivileged children.

December 9, 2010

A citrus soda made by Dr Pepper Snapple Group is making a major splash in the Southern states in which it’s currently sold.

December 9, 2010

Harris Interactive on Thursday released the 2010 results of the first annual "Youth EquiTrend" study, which asked 8-to-24-year-olds to rate brands on several key elements of brand equity, including familiarity, quality and purchase consideration.

December 9, 2010

Trident is rolling out a new gum lineup called Trident Vitality that includes a new flavor, Vigorate, which contains "10% of the daily value of vitamin C" in each piece, according to the company.

December 9, 2010

Jones Soda received a nod for its product revamp of the company's WhoopAss energy drink.

December 8, 2010

Celestial Seasonings is bringing its Sleepytime bear to life with weekly Twitter sessions called "Tea Time with Sleepytime Bear."

December 8, 2010

New Leaf's line of lemonades was recognized at the BevNet Live Winter 10 forum.

December 7, 2010

Functional beverages are moving to the next level. Sean Seitzinger, partner at Symphony Consulting of the SymphonyIRI Group, said that functional foods are one of the fastest-growing areas of the supermarket, recording 27% growth over the past three years. “Functional beverages, which comprise 63% of the category, are the center plate of that story,” Seitzinger said.


December 7, 2010

Supplier News — PepsiCo and GNC are teaming up to develop and sell fortified coconut water products. The Phenom brand will launch during second quarter 2011 and will be sold exclusively at GNC stores and GNC.com. 



One of Hershey’s popular mint brands is adding a powerfully cool taste experience to its line. Ice Breakers Frost sugar-free mints are coated with xylitol, cooling and flavor crystals and will be available in Wintercool and peppermint varieties. The mints are now available in 1.2-oz. containers.


December 7, 2010

MIAMI — Dream Products has ramped up distribution on its Dream Water enhanced water. Dream Water is the first water formulated to help consumers relax and fall asleep. Dream Water is formulated with a blend of natural ingredients, including GABA, melatonin and 5-htp tryptophan.


The product, which contains zero calories and has no preservatives, is available in an 8-oz. bottle in two flavors, Lullaby Lemon and Snoozeberry, with a suggested retail price of $2.49; and in a 2.5-oz. shot in two flavors, Lullaby Lemon and I Dream of Kiwi, with a SRP of $2.99.


December 6, 2010

Kashi is boosting its sustainability efforts by reducing the packages of its products by as much as 12.4%.