July 23, 2014

According to published reports, Eastside Marketplace, a Providence, R.I.,- grocery store, has been sold to a subsidiary of Ahold USA, which operates Stop & Shop stores.

July 11, 2014

Unilever on Thursday announced that it has sold its Slim-Fast brand to Kainos Capital.

July 10, 2014

Supervalu on Wednesday announced that it has begun supplying the first of 18 Rainbow stores that are being acquired as part of the transactions that were announced May 7 between Roundy’s and a consortium of Supervalu and independent retailers.

July 9, 2014

Safeway on Wednesday released its sixth annual sustainability report, informed by the Global Reporting Initiative G3 Guidelines. 

July 7, 2014

Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands last week announced an agreement under which Tyson Foods will acquire all outstanding shares of Hillshire Brands.

July 3, 2014
There were two big deals in the nutrition space this week: Kroger bought one of the most successful VMS e-commerce sites in Vitacost.com, and Hormel bought a dominant nutritional/supplement brand in Muscle Milk. 
 
With Vitacost.com, Kroger will offer customers the convenience to order online and ship to their door with an expanded assortment online. Vitacost.com fields about 45,000 SKUs, and there's a roughly 10,000 SKU overlap when Kroger's mix is factored in.

 

July 1, 2014

Unilever’s Dove Deodorant has teamed up with fashion stylist, Erin Walsh, to give women the confidence to wear sleeveless with Dove Advanced Care Deodorant, which promises softer, smoother underarms in three days.

July 1, 2014

CytoSport Monday evening announced that it will be acquired by Hormel Foods Corporation.

June 23, 2014

Walmart Canada has appointed an executive from Delhaize Group, Dirk Van den Berghe, as president and CEO, effective Aug. 1.

June 19, 2014

With a focus on expanding its retail presence, Vestiage, which creates and distributes nutraceuticals under such brands as RegiMEN for men and Monterey Bay Nutraceuticals for women, has appointed Laura Stall as national VP sales.

June 12, 2014

Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday that Michael Polk, president and CEO of Newell Rubbermaid, has been elected to Colgate’s board, effective June 11.

June 5, 2014

SoBe, a brand from PepsiCo, is launching a new campaign to help revitalize its image.

May 28, 2014

Bi-Lo is shuttering six of its Reid’s grocery stores in South Carolina to rebrand them as as Bi-Lo stores, the Augusta Chronicle reported Monday.

May 28, 2014

Cheerios, a brand from General Mills, announced the launch of Cheerios Protein. The company is billing the product as a "smart solution" that provides a boost of energy for hectic mornings.

May 27, 2014

PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation on Tuesday announced a donation of $300,000 to support relief efforts in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina after flooding devastated the areas.

May 22, 2014

Mizkan Group, a condiment manufacturer, on Thursday announced that it has entered into an agreement with Conopco, a Unilever subsidiary, to acquire the Ragu and Bertolli pasta sauce brand.

May 12, 2014

Pinnacle Foods on Monday announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the company to Hillshire Brands. The transaction will include cash and Hillshire common stock.

May 8, 2014

Global beauty brand Dove announced the launch of Dove DermaSeries, a range of cleansers and creams that can be used to care for extremely dry skin.

May 7, 2014

Lipton Iced Tea, a brand from Unilever, launched the first film in a three-part, comedic series produced in partnership with actress Kristen Bell.

May 7, 2014

Supervalu, the owner of Cub Foods, along with four Twin Cities-based independent grocery retailers, on Wednesday announced they had each entered into definitive agreements to acquire 18 Rainbow Foods grocery stores from Roundy’s for approximately $65 million plus inventory.

May 6, 2014

Planters, a brand from Kraft Foods Group, introduced four new peanut flavors to its product lineup.

May 2, 2014

Unilever’s Dove is convening with leading digital voices in parenting to host a panel conversation on beauty and confidence during the sixth annual Mom 2.0 Summit held May 1 to 3.

May 1, 2014

Professional skateboarder Paul Rodriguez, also known as “P-Rod,” is partnering with Unilever’s Axe men’s grooming brand to take his style off the board and into the personal care aisles.

April 25, 2014

The Coca-Cola Co. on Thursday announced that its board of directors elected Kathy N. Waller as EVP and CFO, effective immediately. Waller is replacing Gary Fayard, who is retiring after 20 years with the company.