October 19, 2011

It may be time to start carving out more real estate for single-serve energy shots, or more appropriately for the food, drug and mass channel two-packs and four-packs of shots.

October 19, 2011

The market for sports nutrition looks good. All categories grouped by Drug Store News in this space — nutrition and energy bars, energy shots and ready-to-drink protein shakes — currently are trending up significantly.

October 18, 2011

A drink made popular by a famous golfer now is available as a malt beverage.

October 18, 2011

Minute Maid is shaking up the juice aisle with a new line of products that includes 100% orange juices and a light orange juice beverage.

October 17, 2011

ConAgra Foods announced that "Top Chef" contestant Ryan Scott has earned a title whereby he will promote an exclusive line of Healthy Choice items.

October 17, 2011

Passage Foods has expanded its Passage to China cooking sauces line with two new flavors.

October 14, 2011

Baskin-Robbins on Friday announced the launch of Cake Bites, a new bite-sized line of mini desserts that combine ice cream and cake in a single serving.

October 13, 2011

Gluten-free baking company Pamela's Products announced the launch of a new line of snack bars.

October 12, 2011

Dr Pepper has announced the launch of Dr Pepper TEN, a new line that delivers the taste of regular Dr Pepper but with just 10 calories. The catch is, it's for men only.

October 12, 2011

Weis Markets on Wednesday reported third-quarter sales of $678.6 million, an increase of 6%. Comparable-store sales increased 6.5% during the thirteen-week period ended Sept. 24.

October 11, 2011

Sales of plain PET bottled water may be flat, but there’s significant action in flavored and enhanced waters. Glaceau’s Vitaminwater Zero saw triple-digit sales increases in all three channels (excluding Walmart) for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 7, according to the SymphonyIRI Group.

October 11, 2011

Frozen foods still are a popular choice. Packaged Facts projected that retail sales of frozen foods and beverages will reach $70 billion in 2015, a 25% increase over 2010 revenues.

October 11, 2011

T.G.I. Friday’s has launched new Entrées for One frozen meals, which include nine varieties.

October 11, 2011

Spartan Stores has announced that its Spartan brand packaging now will include front of packaging nutrition icons to help busy consumers make informed decisions when they shop. The new labels support the voluntary Facts Up Front nutrition labeling system designed by the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturing Association.

October 7, 2011

Diamond Crystal Brands said its Hormel Health Labs brand is introducing its line of healthcare food products to select Walgreens stores.

October 7, 2011

Jones Soda has launched its pure cane soda in 16-oz. cans.

October 6, 2011

Pillsbury has introduced two frozen breakfast dishes.

October 6, 2011

Campbell Soup Co. has expanded its V8 V-Fusion juices line with 100% fruit and vegetable juice smoothies.

October 4, 2011

Meet the Moment, a Clif Bar program celebrating athletic adventures and the places where they happen, culminated this past weekend with a National Day of Action, a day of volunteer activities to improve outdoor areas.

October 4, 2011

Clif Kid on Tuesday announced that its Full Moon Brownie Zbar, will be available for a limited time for families looking to give trick-or-treaters something a little more healthy this Halloween.

October 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has launched an initiative that is designed to assure the safety of food sold at retail.

October 4, 2011

After the Federal Trade Commission charged the maker of an alcoholic, carbonated malt beverage with deceptive advertising, the company has agreed to make changes to its product's packaging.

October 4, 2011

PepsiCo has entered a partnership with an independent cultural marketing group that will allow the beverage company to develop relevant platforms that will target multicultural shoppers at retail.

October 3, 2011

Campbell's is hoping consumers are ready to "mangia" as it launches a new line of Italian sauces under the Wolfgang Puck brand.