Yoplait Greek adds coconut, cherry pomegranate flavors to lineup
MINNEAPOLIS — Yoplait Greek is helping consumers escape the "winter blues" with the debut of two new yogurt flavors.
The brand said its new coconut and cherry pomegranate flavors offer a "delicious tropical escape." Each flavor carries 110 calories and 8 g of protein per 4-oz. cup. What’s more, both flavors come in a 4-pack. The new items join the current lineup of flavors, includung strawberry, honey vanilla and blueberry.
Yoplait Greek is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2.99 per 4-pack.
Hellmann’s, Frank’s RedHot team up for limited-edition mayonnaise
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Hellmann’s and Frank’s RedHot have expanded their limited-edition line of mayonnaise.
New Hellmann’s Spicy Buffalo with Frank’s RedHot is a reduced-fat mayonnaise that combines the creaminess of Hellmann’s mixed with Frank’s authentic Buffalo flavor, the brands said. It now is available in 9 oz. squeeze bottles at Walmart, Target and select grocery retailers.
"The Hellmann’s limited-edition line was developed to offer families the flavor variety and convenience they’re seeking to spice up their everyday dishes, while still maintaining the same great taste of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise," Hellmann’s senior brand manager Ben Crook said. "Hellmann’s Spicy Buffalo with Frank’s RedHot is the latest flavor to hit shelves as part of our limited-edition product rotation. In 2011, we introduced Hellmann’s Mediterranean roasted garlic and herb and mayo lovers will be able to purchase a new flavor creation from us every six months."
Buying local produce edges out buying organic, Mintel research finds
CHICAGO — Despite the recent organic product boom, it seems that many consumers are putting more of an emphasis on buying local produce over organic options.
According to recent Mintel research, more than half (52%) of consumers said locally-sourced products are more important that organic products. What’s more, according to Mintel’s Global New Products Database, fruit products with a natural/organic claim have declined 58% between 2008 and 2011, while vegetable product launches with that claim have decreased by 77% during the same time period.
"Natural and organic produce items aren’t completely passe, but local varieties are steadily gaining ground," said John Frank, category manager of consumer packaged good and drink reports at Mintel. "Interestingly enough, senior citizens are even more likely to believe that buying local produce is more important than organic."