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Executives from P&G, Macy’s nominated to serve on Kraft Foods board

BY Allison Cerra

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Kraft Foods has nominated two candidates to serve on the company’s board of directors.

Terry Lundgren, Macy’s CEO, and Jorge Mesquita, Procter & Gamble’s group president of new business creation and innovation, were nominated because "each brings specific skills that will be terrific assets to our business," Kraft said. The nominations were announced as current directors Ajaypal Banga and Richard Lerner, who have served on the board since 2007 and 2005, respectively, not stand for re-election. All other members of the board, however, will stand for re-election.

Shareholders will elect 11 directors for one-year terms at the company’s annual meeting, which will take place at May 23 at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, Ill.

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Shock Top rolls out Lemon Shandy seasonal beer

BY Allison Cerra

ST. LOUIS — Shock Top Belgian Wheat has rolled out its latest seasonal beer.

Shock Top Lemon Shandy, a wheat beer complemented by spices and natural lemonade flavor with 4.2% alcohol by volume, will be available nationwide in six- and 12-packs of bottles and 12-packs of cans through July, the company said.

The introduction of Lemon Shandy marks the first seasonal rollout for the Shock Top family in 2012. Last year, Shock Top rolled out its first year-round line extension with Shock Top Raspberry Wheat, and its first seasonal with Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat. Year-round offering Shock Top Wheat IPA was introduced last month.

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Mom Made Foods brings lineup to Duane Reade

BY Allison Cerra

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Mom Made Foods, a maker of frozen prepared meals, snacks and meal starters for kids, is extending its reach to the Big Apple.

The company, a U.S. Department of Agriculture-organic certified producer of frozen foods for children, announced that its three product lines — Mom Made Meals, Mom Made Munchies and Mom Made Bites — will make their way to Duane Reade. The products currently are available at a variety of grocery retailers, including A&P, Hannaford, Shaw’s and Waldbaums.

"With the addition of the Duane Reade stores, Mom Made will be well within reach of busy consumers in the New York metro area," Mom Made Foods company founder Heather Stouffer said. "A convenient, healthy and satisfying option is steps away from bus and train stops for New York family nutrition."

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