Mars breaks ground on new Topeka, Kan., facility
TOPEKA, Kan. — Mars Chocolate launched the first phase of its construction of a 350,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility located here on Tuesday.
As previously reported by Drug Store News, the facility is the first site Mars has built in 35 years to help it meet the growing demand for its candy products. The state-of-the-art facility, which is expected to be completed in 2013, will be built to meet leading-edge environmental standards, the company said. Additionally, Mars said it will seek a "gold" certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
"This new site represents Mars’ commitment to manufacturing in the United States for the U.S. market," said Todd Lachman, president of Mars Chocolate North America and Latina America. "We are proud to create jobs in America’s heartland and are honored to partner with the Topeka community for years to come."
Aunt Jemima brings oatmeal pancakes to breakfast table
MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. — Pinnacle Foods has added a new frozen breakfast option to the Aunt Jemima brand.
New Aunt Jemima oatmeal pancakes are made with rolled oats, oat bran and oat flour mixed right into the batter and tout 4g of fiber per serving, Pinnacle Foods said.
The Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast line includes such products as frozen waffles, French toast and more.
Snapple, Maroon 5 develop limited-edition flavored tea to benefit Feeding America
PLANO, Texas — A new Snapple flavor is making its way to participating retailers nationwide next month.
Snapple said that its latest limited-edition flavor, Tea Will Be Loved, was developed in partnership with Grammy award-winning pop-rock band Maroon 5 to benefit hunger relief organization Feeding America.
Tea Will Be Loved, which features pomegranate, orange, blackberry, raspberry and hibiscus flavors, also will tout 13 specially marked gold Snapple caps with Real Facts about Maroon 5 and Feeding America. Snapple added that Maroon 5 also contributed to the graphic design of the packaging for the new tea.
“Snapple consistently makes the ‘Best Stuff on Earth’ even better with exceptional flavor combinations and exciting partnerships,” Snapple VP marketing Regan Ebert said. “Tea Will Be Loved will benefit Feeding America and the millions of Americans the organization helps every day.”