January 4, 2012

Brisk is gearing up for the 3-D theatrical release of "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace" with limited-edition packaging and a campaign.

January 4, 2012

Cookies and crackers are a mature category with slow growth. Private label has been strong in the cookie category, a trend Mintel expected to continue for the next few years. Kraft Foods leads the category with its powerhouse Oreo and Chips Ahoy! brands.

January 4, 2012

Cheerios is sweetening up the cereal aisle with its latest flavor.

January 4, 2012

Craft beers — particularly seasonals — have provided much-needed innovation to the beer category, providing the category with double-digit sales increases for the last several years.

January 4, 2012

The U.S. News & World Report on Wednesday named the top five "easiest" diets New Year's resolutionists should follow — Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Mediterranean Diet, Slim Fast and Volumetrics — out of a total field of 25 diet plans.

January 4, 2012

Weis Markets on Tuesday named Joseph Douglas the grocer's VP pharmacy.

January 3, 2012

Kraft is reentering the breakfast market with belVita Breakfast biscuits. National rollout of belVita — which Kraft has sold in Europe for the last decade and started selling in the United Kingdom last year — will begin this February to 90,000 U.S. retail locations.


January 3, 2012

Mead Johnson's infant formulas, including Enfamil Premium Newborn, are safe, according to results of testing by both the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

January 3, 2012

“I want to lose weight.” That’s been one of the top four New Year’s resolutions for the past decade, according to a recent survey conducted by FC Organizational Products, makers of “To-Do” lists.

January 3, 2012

Awareness around the benefits of krill oil versus fish oil — being just as effective with a lesser amount and the possibility that krill oil may leave more EPA and DHA in the body to be absorbed, according to two clinicals published in 2011 — may be a hot topic in 2012.

December 23, 2011

The charitable arm of Coca-Cola has donated $60,000 to three Atlanta-based organizations that aim to reduce hunger.

December 22, 2011

A survey of registered dietitians released by Pollock Communications Wednesday identified a "diet trifecta" of vitamins, minerals and fibers as the No. 2 nutrition trend that will play out in 2012.

December 20, 2011

The tea market is expected to see a surge in sales this year and beyond, according to a Packaged Facts report.

December 15, 2011

Coca-Cola on Thursday announced that Geoffrey Kelly will be retiring from his post as SVP and general counsel.

December 14, 2011

Nestlé on Tuesday released a scorecard on the company's progress in the areas of nutrition, health and wellness in the United States over the course of 2011.

December 14, 2011

Michelob Ultra is set to enter the hard teas and lemonade category, according to an AdAge report.

December 13, 2011

Cardium Therapeutics on Tuesday announced the availability of MedPodium Nutra-Apps — small, pharmaceutically sealed, tasteless, easy-use capsules in pocket-sized packaging.

December 13, 2011

Unilever’s Dove Hair has announced the real woman star of its new “Make Friends with Your Hair” television ad campaign.

December 9, 2011

Intentional Chocolate has introduced a new line of chocolate that is certified organic and uses cocoa from Rainforest Alliance farms.

December 7, 2011

Mars announced that its pet care business has partnered with Rescue Bank to to enable more efficient delivery of pet food donations to animal shelters and rescues.

December 5, 2011

Coca-Cola is turning its cola cans white this holiday season to benefit the World Wildlife Fund. The company is committing up to $3 million to WWF’s polar bear conservation efforts and is asking fans in the United States to join the “Arctic Home” campaign by texting donations to help protect polar bear habitats.

December 5, 2011

Sales of carbonated beverages remain stagnant, but sales of energy drinks, sports drinks and functional waters have seen gains over the last quarter. Sales of ready-to-drink tea and yogurt drinks and smoothies also are segments showing promise.


December 5, 2011

With consumers eating more meals at home, frozen food sales are soaring. Packaged Facts predicted the frozen food category will grow to $70 billion in 2015, an increase of $14.1 billion (or 25%) over 2010.

December 5, 2011

Dr Pepper Snapple Group recently manned up behind a campaign supporting their action-adventure diet soda for men: Dr Pepper Ten. Drug Store News tapped Eddie Hicks, VP national accounts, to get the low-down.