Kellogg’s introduces blueberry muffin Mini-Wheats
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. Blueberry muffins can now be eaten with a spoon.
Kellogg Co. announced Thursday that it has released a Mini-Wheats Blueberry Muffin cereal. The cereal is made with whole grains, providing 85 percent of their daily-recommended amount, as well as 20 percent of the recommended amount of fiber.
“Moms can appreciate the whole grains and fiber they’re providing for the family, while everyone will enjoy the taste of blueberry muffins,” said Matt Lindsay, the brand’s manager.
The new cereal will soon be available nationwide for around $3.89.
Coca-Cola gives away free Coke Zero to celebrate NASCAR racers, fans
Even though no member of the Coca-Cola Racing Family took the flag at the Coke Zero 400 Saturday, July 5, Coca-Cola has said that it will still give away 20 oz. bottles of Coke Zero for free.
The announcement was made by Kyle Petty, one of the founding members of the Coca-Cola Racing Family following the race.
According to the company, U.S. residents ages 13 years and older may visit www.cokezero.com through July 13 and follow the instructions to receive a coupon for a free 20-ounce bottle of Coke Zero. The coupons will be redeemable through Sept. 1.
Additionally, Coke Zero announced that it will donate $1 to the Victory Junction Gang Camp per each of the first 10,000 people who log on to request a free coupon.
Coke Zero currently holds a market share of 1.5 percent, making it the only sparkling beverage brand out of more than 300, launched since 2001, to surpass and maintain at least a 1 percent market share.
PepsiCo cmo resigns
PURCHASE, N.Y. Pepsi-Cola North America has announced that its senior vice president, chief marketing officer, Cie Nicholson, last week stepped down.
Nicholson, known for overseeing Sierra Mist and launching Mountain Dew Code Red in 2001, has been PepsiCo’s marketing chief since 2005. She is slated to stand out her term until the end of July, reports said.
According to media sources, Nicholson has said that she is looking forward to taking some time off. Meanwhile, no replacement has been named for her post.
Nicholson’s current responsibilities include overseeing the advertising, brand development, grassroots marketing, media, promotions and sports divisions at PepsiCo North America for carbonated and non-carbonated beverages.
Her previous post was as vice president non-carbonated beverages and vice president carbonated soft drink flavors. Prior to coming to PepsiCo, Nicholson worked on the relaunch of Winston cigarettes for R.J. Reynolds.
Sources said that PepsiCo North America’s media spending has been lessened in the last five years about 39 percent to $254.4 million. New York-based Omnicom Group currently handles PepsiCo’s advertising and public relations.