July 7, 2011

Van's Natural Foods has rolled out two frozen breakfast items that aim to please the whole family.

July 6, 2011

Consuming nuts in place of carbohydrates may help improve long-term blood-sugar control and lower cholesterol levels among Type 2 diabetics, according to a new study.

July 5, 2011

Perhaps the most exciting recent development in the multivitamin segment is the success of gummy vitamins. Data from SymphonyIRI show that, while teen and infant vitamin sales are in decline, gummy vitamins for adults are driving growth within the category.


July 5, 2011

General Mills now has a 51% stake in Yoplait S.A.S. and a 50% interest in a related entity that holds the worldwide Yoplait brands, the company announced Friday.

July 5, 2011

Available now for the food service industry — but coming soon to a major retailer — is Kozy Shack’s new Coffeehouse Blends pudding. The gluten-free treat comes in three flavors: caffe latte, cappuccino and caramel macchiato.


July 5, 2011

Post Foods has expanded its Pebbles cereal lineup with a limited-edition flavor. New Pebbles Boulders Stone Age caramel apple now is available on store shelves nationwide.

July 5, 2011


Yogurt and yogurt drinks have become a powerhouse category, with Greek-style yogurts boosting category sales. Mintel International Group estimated that category sales reached $4.4 billion across all three channels in 2010, and there is still room for growth.


June 30, 2011

Consumers suffering from a gluten allergy can satisfy their sweet tooth with new certified gluten-free baking mixes.

June 28, 2011

Pepto-Bismol once again is sponsoring the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y.

June 28, 2011

Fiber One is adding a breakfast choice to its lineup of products.

June 28, 2011

American Beverage has reformulated its Little Hug Fruit Barrels beverage line for kids.

June 27, 2011

Natural food company Bear Naked is giving consumers a boost with a new breakfast cereal.

June 27, 2011

Kashi has entered the pita chips game.

June 26, 2011

Available now for the food service industry — but coming soon to a major retailer — is Kozy Shack's new Coffeehouse Blends pudding. The gluten-free treat comes in three flavors: caffe latte, cappuccino and caramel macchiato.

June 26, 2011

Pharmavite's new Nature Made 300-mg Krill Oil supplement packs in all the EPAs and DHAs without the fishy aftertaste.

June 24, 2011

Whole Foods Market co-CEO Walter Robb told investors at a Jefferies Global Consumer Conference that the 300-store chain is expected to grow to 1,000 stores in the United States.

June 23, 2011

Americans still believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, although many find it difficult to eat breakfast due to hectic schedules, according to a survey sponsored by Kellogg's.

June 23, 2011

Oscar Mayer is shaking up lunchtime routines with new sandwich combinations.

June 22, 2011

Dole is expanding its line of fruit crisps with a new peach flavor.

June 22, 2011

Post Foods has expanded its Pebbles cereal lineup with a limited-edition flavor.

June 21, 2011

Elisa Technologies recently announced that its EZ Gluten test kit has earned Performance-Tested Methods certification from the AOAC Research Institute, a private, not-for-profit association that helps establish testing standards.

June 21, 2011

Keebler has introduced a new, wholesome sweet treat.

June 21, 2011

CINCINNATI — Kroger has released its fifth annual sustainability report.

Some of the highlights noted in the report include:

Kroger stores reduced overall energy consumption by 30% since 2000;

Company-wide, including all facilities, Kroger has saved more than 2.2 billion kilowatt hours;

Kroger completed its first wind energy project. Two wind turbines installed at Turkey Hill Dairy in Lancaster, Pa., will supply 25% of the dairy's annual electricity needs;

June 21, 2011

Planters is bringing back its peanut butter business, according to published reports.