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November 9, 2012News for the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry

  Company Watch 
  • Campbell debuts yellow tomato soup
    Campbell is offering a twist on its iconic tomato soup with the launch of Sun-Ripened Yellow Tomato soup flavored with thyme, parsley and cilantro. Last year, the company introduced Harvest Orange Tomato Soup. Drug Store News (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dannon taps top chef for Greek yogurt recipes
    Richard Blais, winner of "Top Chef All-Stars" on Bravo, is creating recipes for Dannon using Oikos Greek yogurt. "I am excited to work with Dannon Oikos on their Tasty Additions to Your Traditions campaign and provide recipes that are a great addition to a healthy lifestyle," he said. Progressive Grocer (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Another generation discovers hard cider
    Hard cider, popular with Americans hundreds of years ago, is returning to favor, with sales up 65% as large companies and artisan brewers offer the drink. Amanda Geiger of Binghamton, N.Y., said she likes the variety: "You've got your drier ones, your sweeter ones, you've got your spiced ones. And I just think there's more room for everyone's taste in there." National Public Radio (text and audio)/The Salt blog (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cheese makers unleash the power of whey
    The Cabot cheese factory in Middlebury, Vt., used to get rid of whey by spreading it on fields or feeding it to pigs. Now, it is among the cheese companies processing whey into concentrated protein that is used as an ingredient in power bars and smoothies, and sugar that is used in infant formula, chocolate and baked goods. National Public Radio/The Salt blog (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Advertising & Marketing 
  • SodaStream launches first global campaign
    Israeli company SodaStream has introduced its first global campaign, centered around a short film that encourages consumers to get rid of soft drinks in favor of carbonated drinks made with SodaStream. The campaign, from Alex Bogusky, "helped define the mission and purpose that will be the message of the SodaStream brand, which is rooted in social and environmental responsibility," said Ilan Nacasch, chief marketing officer of SodaStream. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Spotlight 
  • Food and travel program offered by Whole Foods
    Whole Foods is launching Whole Journeys, travel programs that provide a culinary education through visits to local farms and exploration of the region's distinctive foods. Destinations include The Dolomites, Cappadocia, Provence and Shangri-La, and itineraries are designed to protect the environment and support cultures. Progressive Grocer (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Wellness 
  • Spice allergies go under the radar, expert says
    Allergies to spices are underestimated and could affect up to 3% of the population, according to data presented during the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Spice allergies can require patients to use extreme measures to avoid triggers, including strict diets, which can lead to malnutrition, Dr. Sami Bahna said. HealthDay News (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Eating too many carbs may raise risk of colon cancer recurrence
    An analysis of data from more than 1,000 patients with stage 3 colon cancer revealed that diets high in carbohydrates may be associated with an increased risk of cancer recurrence or death, researchers reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Registered dietitian Lona Sandon cautioned that the study was observational and does not prove cause and effect, so professionals cannot make dietary recommendations based on its findings alone. HealthDay News (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  GMA News 
  • Deadline for CPG Award submission extended to Nov. 20
    Sponsored by the GMA Associate Member Council (AMC), the 2013 CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity is given annually to recognize the innovation that occurs every day at GMA member companies and will honor the creative and innovative programs of two manufacturing member-companies, emphasizing those who are moving the industry forward.

    Submissions will be judged by AMC members on creativity, willingness to take risks, achieving measurable results and creating a valuable knowledge base for the entire industry. The winners will be announced at the 2013 GMA Chairman’s Lecture in January.

    The deadline for submissions has been extended to Nov. 20. For more information, contact Jackie Lodge or download the application. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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