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November 7, 2012News for the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry

  Company Watch 
  • Cheerwine concert focuses on giving back
    Cheerwine, a cherry soft drink produced by Carolina Beverage, is pushing for national distribution. The brand aimed to raise awareness last month with a concert in Charlottesville, Va., benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters, Operation Homefront and the University of Virginia Children's Hospital. Consumers who pledged through social media to volunteer at a charity were given Livestream access to the concert. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • EatWave vending machine has fridge, microwave
    EatWave Vending has introduced a vending machine with a built-in refrigerator and microwave. "EatWave allows vending operators and locations to conserve space and energy by replacing multiple vending machines with our single hot and cold design," said CEO Andrew Preston. CSP (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Financing and the latest industry trends
How much will consumer concerns about the overall economy continue to impact commodities? Is the USDA raising or lowering production estimates for 2013? Learn about these key developments, GE Capital's industry financing trends and more. Download GE's latest food & beverage Industry Research Update now.
  Advertising & Marketing 
  • Tyson and Pepsi team on football promotion
    Tyson Foods is running a football-themed promotion for consumers who buy two pounds of Tyson wings at the deli counter and a Pepsi 8-pack. The "Dig Deep" promotion, which will run Jan. 2-Feb. 4, 2013, offers a $2.50 coupon and a collectible cup that features a code consumers can enter for the opportunity to win prizes including a trip for four to the 2014 Super Bowl. Progressive Grocer (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Del Monte campaign is in the can
    Del Monte has launched a campaign touting its vegetables, saying they are canned the day they are picked and are as nutritious as fresh ones. The ads have the tagline "Bursting with Life," with one video ad showing green beans going directly from the plant to the can. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Spotlight 
  • Fairway stores form glatt kosher menu for Thanksgiving
    Three Fairway Market locations are adding a glatt kosher Thanksgiving menu for catering. The stores -- in Stamford, Conn.; Westbury, N.Y.; and Paramus, N.J. -- will provide food prepared under rabbinical supervision, including brisket, turkey, pies and stuffing made with challah, apples and cranberries. Progressive Grocer (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Wellness 
  • Scientists develop tomato that could fight heart disease
    Scientists from the University of California at Los Angeles have developed a tomato that produces a peptide that imitates the main protein in good cholesterol. Mice fed with the modified tomatoes had less inflammation and atherosclerosis. "We have found a new and practical way to make a peptide that acts like the main protein in good cholesterol, but is many times more effective and can be delivered by eating the plant," said Dr. Alan Fogelman, head of the department of medicine at UCLA. HealthDay News (11/5), Daily Express (London) (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government & Food Safety 
  • Peanut yield reaches record high
    Because of favorable weather and an increase in acres planted, Southern farmers are reporting a record peanut yield this year and saying the crop is exceptionally tasty. With an expected national harvest of 6.1 billion pounds, compared with 3.6 billion last year, farmers are concerned about plunging prices. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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