Kellogg announces hike in prices on cereal, toast pastries
NEW YORK Due to the rising cost of staples such as cooking oil and corn, Kellogg Co. has announced plans to raise the price of most of its branded cereals and Pop-Tarts toaster pastries next week, reports said Monday.
The price of Kellogg’s All Brand and Special K cereals will most likely increase, the company said. This will affect products on shelves across the United States. The increase is scheduled to take effect Jan. 18, the food maker said.
According to reports, the cost of commodity food supplies has come down from 2008’s record highs, but remains above expected averages.
Sara Lee changes product labeling on baked goods, adds nutrition info
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. Sara Lee on Wednesday announced that it will add nutrition information to its packages of bagels, bread, buns and other baked items. The Nutritional Spotlight labels will be added to product packages this month, starting with the Sara Lee Soft & Smooth bread brand.
“We know individuals want convenient, nutritious choices when shopping at their grocery stores,” Sara Lee VP Tim Zimmer said in reports. “The Nutritional Spotlight helps individuals quickly identify Sara Lee products that contain the nutrients most important to them and their families.”
The revised labeling comes as part of an effort by Sara Lee to help families make wise nutrition selections when shopping for baked goods, reports said.
Doritos narrows hopefuls in Super Bowl sweepstakes to five
PLANO, Texas As game day for Super Bowl XLIII quickly approaches, the chance to win a free trip to “Crash the Super Bowl” is coming to a close.
Visitors to Doritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl” can get a chance to win tickets to the game by watching and voting on five finalist videos, selected from almost 2,000 submissions of user-generated ads. One ad will be selected to appear on the air during the game and the creator will receive $1 million if the USA Today Ad Meter ranks it as one of the most popular ads appearing during the game.
Each of the five finalists will receive $25,000 and a trip to Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa Bay to view the game from luxury box seats.
“They are literally about to give Madison Avenue a run for its money,” Doritos group VP of marketing, Ann Mukherjee, said in a statement.
Voting ends on Jan. 25. Visitors can cast their votes online through a link at http://crashthesuperbowl.com/.