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J.M. Smucker to boost coffee prices

BY Allison Cerra

ORRVILLE, Ohio — The J.M. Smucker Co. said it is increasing the list price for many of its coffee products sold under the Folgers and Dunkin’ Donuts brand names.

The company said prices will rise an average of 10% for the aforementioned items as part of its sustainability efforts.

J. M. Smucker noted that it holds a license for the Dunkin’ Donuts brand and sells the brand-name packaged coffee products across various retail channels, not including Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants.

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Dannon’s Activia Parfait Crunch hits store shelves

BY Allison Cerra

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Dannon has expanded its Activia line with a blend of low-fat yogurt, fruit pieces and low-fat crunchy granola.

New Activia Parfait Crunch contains 220 calories and 3 g of fat per 6-oz. container. Rolling out nationwide this month, Parfait Crunch will be available in strawberry and granola, mixed berry and granola, vanilla and granola, and peach and granola varieties.

Dannon’s Activia yogurt contains a probiotic culture that helps regulate the digestive system, according to the company.

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‘The Colbert Report’ tips hat to WAG for beer

BY Michael Johnsen

NEW YORK — "The Colbert Report" on Wednesday hosted a segment “Tip of the Hat; Wag of the Finger” that featured — and poked a little fun at — Walgreens’ private-label beer Big Flats 1901.

The American lager is so named as an homage to the flat boats that traveled rivers delivering goods to early settlers.

Walgreens’ 50-cents-per-can beer is brewed by Genesee Brewery, which has been brewing Genesee beer in Rochester, N.Y., since 1878.

The full video is available here.

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