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January 17, 2013News for the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry

  Company Watch 
  • ConAgra adds Rosarita Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa
    ConAgra Foodservice says it's giving grocers a chance to cater to the growing demand for fire-roasted foods with the launch of its new Rosarita Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa. The product is made with California tomatoes and locally grown jalapenos and onions packed in peak season. (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tea sustainability project moves into 2nd phase
    Tea 2030, the sustainability project created by Tata Global Beverages, Unilever, Yorkshire Tea and Finlays, will bring together stakeholders from across the tea industry to share perspectives and identify risks and opportunities. The project, now in its second phase, also includes the Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade International and several other organizations with a stake in the tea industry. Environmental Leader (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Supply Chain Management 
  • Labor Department, nonprofit team to fight underage labor
    The nonprofit organization Counterpart has teamed with the U.S. Department of Labor to offer educational opportunities aimed at eliminating the use of underage workers in Burkina Faso. Almost 40% of the 5-to-15-year-old children in the impoverished, cotton-producing West African nation are estimated to be part of the labor force. (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Advertising & Marketing 
  Retail Spotlight 
  • MOM's will keep cartoon-wrapped products off shelves
    MOM's Organic Market will drop products with packaging that features cartoon characters from children's media and will replace them with organic products in packaging that's not targeted to children, the company says. Advocates applaud the move, while others point out that some cartoon characters are gracing packaging for healthy food. Progressive Grocer (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Wellness 
  • Study ties family behaviors to weight control in children
    A study in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology found children and their families who either followed the Positively Fit program or a brief family intervention program with a dietitian lost weight from pre-intervention to post-intervention and at one year. Family engagement is key to encouraging healthier eating and exercise behaviors in children, a researcher said. The Wichita Eagle (Kan.) (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  GMA News 
  • Join your colleagues at the Supply Chain Conference
    GMA and the Food Marketing Institute will once again bring together the leading food, beverage and CPG industry retail and manufacturing supply chain experts for the 2013 Supply Chain Conference Feb. 4-6, in Orlando, Fla.

    Jointly hosted by the GMA-FMI Trading Partner Alliance, this forum will showcase the latest tools, trading partner collaboration and innovative strategies that are fostering supply chain efficiency, reducing costs and improving your bottom line.

    Join the ranks of more than 400 of your colleagues from leading companies such as:

    • Walmart Stores
    • Kraft Foods
    • General Mills
    • Target Corporation
    • The Coca Cola Company
    • The Kroger Co.
    • PepsiCo
    • Unilever
    • H-E-B
    • Ahold USA
    • Del Monte Foods
    • Hy-Vee
    • And many more!
    Less than three weeks left to register -- don’t wait! Visit to register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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