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February 13, 2013News for the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry

  Company Watch 
 
  • Kellogg brings Pringles into the fold
    Kellogg, which purchased Pringles in June, says all flavors and sizes of the snack are available for retailers. "Along with the new UPC and order codes, retailers should expect to see impactful promotions, ongoing communication and continued product innovations," said Kim Belson, senior customer marketing manager for convenience. Convenience Store News (2/12) 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.
  Trends 
  • Hummus is a smash
    The increasing popularity of hummus is a contributing factor in the 10.4% growth seen in the refrigerated spreads category for the 52 weeks ending Dec. 2. "The millennials are driving experimentation in the [ethnic food] category, as are parents of children in what’s turned out to be a primary way to show them the world, figuratively if you will," said Jay Jacobowitz, president of Vermont-based consulting group Retail Insights. Supermarket News (free registration) (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 100% growth seen for coconut water
    The top three coconut water brands -- Vita Coco, Zico, and O.N.E. Coconut Water -- doubled their sales between 2011 and 2012, while 100% juice sales declined 3% in the same time period, according to Euromonitor. However, launches have remained stable, with 60 coconut water products entering the market in 2011, and 58 in 2012. BevIndustry.com (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • More adults eat from pouch, but not in public
    Companies including Happy Family, Buddy Fruits and GoGo squeeZ are developing food that is packaged in a pouch, for adult snacking on the go. While pouched food is popular with babies and children, the challenge with adults is getting them to eat it without embarrassment. "They feel silly doing it in front of people," said Jeannette Cornell of GoGo squeeZ. The Wall Street Journal (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Advertising & Marketing 
  • "Dancing" star touts Sargento for healthful snacking
    Cheryl Burke, two-time winner of "Dancing With the Stars," will appear in a Sargento Foods campaign promoting healthy snacks for women. "Women who are always on the go want snacks that are wholesome, satisfying and convenient," Burke said. She will offer tips for healthful snacking and guide people to the website Snack Smart With Sargento Snacks. Drug Store News (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  GMA News 
  • Litigation Conference is only days away -- are you registered?
    In only a few days, top in-house and outside defense attorneys in the litigation arena will gather at the GMA Litigation Conference to discuss recent trends and where related litigation is headed in 2013.

    On Feb. 19-21, in Miami, expert speakers will provide insight into the types of actions they are currently defending and will help you prepare for and respond to new and innovative claims.

    The robust conference agenda focuses on practical, "how-to" litigation management strategies and is the only industry event exclusively dedicated to litigation defense and management for food, beverage and consumer product companies.

    Attend cutting-edge sessions on topics such as:

    • Recent Developments in Food, Beverage, and CPG Industry Product Liability Litigation
    • Why Food is NOT the Next Tobacco
    • Valuating Food Claim Settlements
    • Foodborne Illness Litigation Update
    • FSMA and the New Risk Environment: Strategies for Effective Response

    Register today at www.GMALitigationConference.com

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