November 8, 2013

A proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration would effectively eliminate artificial trans fats from foods in the United States by classifying partially hydrogenated oils as unsafe food additives and thus permitting them only in certain cases.

In its proposal, the FDA emphasized that it would give manufacturers of foods that contain trans fats enough time to reformulate their recipes in order to minimize market disruptions by spreading out the initial cost of about $8 billion over a number of years. While trans fats have been eliminated from most foods already, foods that still contain them include frozen pizzas, microwave popcorn, margarines and some dessert foods.

November 8, 2013

Today, sales of all self-diagnostic devices — including blood pressure monitors and glucose meters, as well as home-test kits and pregnancy test kits — stand at about $1 billion across food, drug and mass outlets, up slightly with a little more than 2% growth.

November 7, 2013

U.S. regulators made a preliminary move Thursday to remove trans fats from food products.

November 7, 2013

Meijer will match donations to a program to provide food for poor families later this month to mark the program's fifth year, the mass merchandiser said.

November 4, 2013

Extend Nutrition recently launched its line diabetes-friendly snacks that helps prevent severe low blood sugar while people with diabetes sleep.

November 1, 2013

Kerrygold has announced that Dubliner cheese will now be available in convenient cracker-size slices.

November 1, 2013

As the implementation of healthcare reform looms, Kroger is sharpening its focus on health care by not only stocking its shelves with healthier food options but is also gearing up to add 50 Little Clinic locations next year, according to published reports.

November 1, 2013

Stop & Shop hopes to raise $2.5 million for hunger relief during the holiday season, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said Friday.

October 25, 2013

Albertsons has placed an order for what is being called the "first true food bar" for dogs.

October 25, 2013

Guiding Stars really works. That’s the finding of an independent study that examined the Guiding Stars nutrition guidance program at more than 100 Hannaford grocery stores.

October 25, 2013

Procter & Gamble may be able to sell its Iams pet food unit to Del Monte Foods Co., according to published reports.

October 25, 2013

Many pet owners are confused about pet nutrition and industry standards, according to a new survey.

October 23, 2013

The J.M. Smucker Co. is introducing new breakfast mixes to its Hungry Jack line for the holiday season, the food products manufacturer said Wednesday.

October 18, 2013

Unilever is launching two new butter-like spreads, the company said.

October 17, 2013

Kroger on Thursday announced that Michael Ellis will be named president and COO, effective Jan. 1, 2014, completing the succession plan announced in September.

October 17, 2013

Tetley USA, the U.S. subsidiary of the U.K.-based tea company, released results of a survey of tea drinkers to coincide with the launch of its new Black & Green blend.

October 17, 2013

UrgentRx — developer of fast-acting, over-the-counter, flavored powder medications — on Thursday announced the addition of CVS, OfficeMax and Paradies Stores to the company's list of retail partners.

October 16, 2013

Feeding America has announced that the Food Lion Charitable Foundation and The Western Union Foundation have rejoined forces to donate $200,000 to Feeding America and nine of its member food banks.

October 11, 2013

Del Monte Foods will sell its consumer products business to Del Monte Pacific Limited for $1.675 billion in order to focus on the pet products market, Del Monte Foods said.

October 11, 2013

New York-based specialty food retailer Gourmet Garage is debuting a new line of vegetable juice smoothies aimed at children.

October 10, 2013

A company that makes packaging for manufacturers ranging from food companies to drug makers has received more than a dozen awards at a marketing exposition in Chicago.

October 10, 2013

DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports that analyze the impact of trade promotion activity on core front-end merchandising categories.

October 9, 2013

More than 1,000 new and relocated stores and an increase in a partnership with supply chain services firm McLane Co. were among the highlights in fourth quarter fiscal year 2013 at Family Dollar, the discount store chain said Wednesday.

October 9, 2013

You can say the big winner was literally out of this world.