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November 2, 2012News for the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry

  Company Watch 
  • Pringles proves a tasty addition to Kellogg
    Kellogg, which purchased the Pringles brand this year, said sales of the salty snack increased 10% in the third quarter. Two-thirds of Pringles revenue is from overseas, said the company, which plans to boost production capacity and increase sales in developing markets. USA Today/The Associated Press (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Jennie-O debuts turkey bacon campaign
    Jennie-O has launched a national campaign for its improved turkey bacon, with a television ad urging consumers to "Make the Switch" for breakfast. "Our current focus is breakfast because we believe in the importance of adding nutritious protein during the morning meal -- to ensure the day begins right," said Jen Ehresmann, director of marketing for the Jennie-O Turkey Store. Progressive Grocer (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Maple Leaf to buy Canada's top hog producer
    Puratone, Canada's leading hog production company, has entered an agreement to be acquired by Maple Leaf Foods. The $42 million purchase includes about 50 barns that produce half a million hogs per year, as well as feed mills and other facilities. Food Business Review (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report charts soy, milk protein growth
    Transparency Market Research has released a report predicting a 6% annual compound growth rate for soy and milk protein ingredients between 2013 and 2018. More consumers are seeking plant and milk proteins, said the report, which predicts the highest levels of growth in China, India and Brazil. (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Advertising & Marketing 
  Retail Spotlight 
  • P&G's role as mobile incubator
    Sonny Jandial, Silicon Valley ambassador for Procter & Gamble, spends most of his time at Shopkick, the company that gives shoppers rewards based on where they shop. Shopkick CEO Cyriac Roeding said, "This partnership has fundamentally changed how our product developed." Roeding noted that Jandial successfully pushed for product scans that would prompt users to seek out products. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Wellness 
  • Caffeine intake can lower risk of dementia
    A study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine found that caffeine consumption may lower the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease. "Several investigations show that moderate coffee consumption of three to five cups per day at mid-life is linked to a reduced risk of dementia in late life," lead author David Elmenhorst said. Orlando Sentinel (Fla.)/Vital Signs blog (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  GMA News 
  • Supply chain conference to bring retailers and manufacturers together
    Through the FMI-GMA Trading Partner Alliance, The Food Marketing Institute and GMA are once again hosting the annual Supply Chain Conference, Feb. 4-6, 2013, in Orlando, Fla.

    Don't miss this unique forum that brings retailers and manufacturers together to establish collaborations that foster supply chain efficiency, reduce costs and improve your bottom line.

    Learn to master the latest technologies, ensure your team has the right talent for success and fine-tune fundamental supply chain processes and strategies by attending this conference designed by retailer and manufacturer supply chain executives for retailer and manufacturer supply chain executives. Visit for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government & Food Safety 
  • Report notes increased foodborne illness and recalls
    The U.S. Public Interest Research Group looked at FDA data and concluded that the food-safety net is "broken." "More needs to be done to identify the contaminants that are making us sick and to protect Americans from the risk of unsafe food," said public health advocate Nasima Hossain, noting that recall-linked illness this year is already twice the number of 2011. (France) (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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