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January 21, 2013News for the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry

  Company Watch 
 
  • Hain keeps focus on developed markets
    Hain Celestial, which until recently sold up to 90% of its products in the U.S., is focusing its expansion on the developed markets of the U.K., Europe and Canada. "If you look at it today, close to 60% is still in the U.S., and 40% outside the U.S., with the U.K. being the biggest part. And I like that breakdown," president and CEO Irwin Simon said of the company's sales. BakingBusiness.com (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends 
 
  • FMI's Morganthall wins GMA collaboration award
    GMA has honored Fred Morganthall, chairman of FMI and president and chief operating officer of Harris Teeter, with the Industry Collaboration Leadership Award. "Collaboration is a requirement," Morganthall said of FMI and GMA. "We can't find solutions to problems ranging from government to food safety without working together." Supermarket News (free registration) (1/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • GMA honors Danny Wegman and Tim Smucker
    Danny Wegman and Tim Smucker have received GMA's highest honor, the Hall of Achievement Award. The Wegmans Food Markets CEO and J.M. Smucker chairman "are more than pillars of the industry," GMA President and CEO Pam Bailey said. "They are family men from two of the most admired family companies, who are as well known for their philanthropy as for their leadership." Supermarket News (free registration) (1/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Advertising & Marketing 
  • Trip to space is top prize in Axe contest
    Axe is promoting its space-themed scent with a contest giving a fan the opportunity to travel to space with the Space Expedition Corporation in 2014. One hundred finalists will be selected to compete at the Axe Global Space Camp in Orlando in December, and the winner will be chosen based on challenges that simulate the experience of being in space. ClickZ (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tyson promotes Chairman's Reserve Premium Meats
    Tyson Fresh Meats is giving $2 coupons as part of its promotion for Chairman's Reserve Premium Meats, which will run Jan. 31 through Feb. 14 and also includes posters and other in-store marketing materials. “The Valentine’s Day promotion is all about helping consumers plan a special Valentine’s Day meal to enjoy in the comfort of their own home,” said Kent Harrison, vice president of marketing and premium programs. Progressive Grocer (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Spotlight 
  • Magruder’s stores to be sold
    The owners of Magruder’s, a family-owned Maryland grocery chain that dates to 1875, have sold one location and plan to sell the remaining four. Though vice president Gary Bortnick did not give a reason for the sale, smaller chains have been folding as grocery competition grows. The Washington Post/On Small Business (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health & Wellness 
  • High-protein launches gain muscle
    The U.S. is the strongest market for high-protein products, accounting for 19% of launches worldwide, according to Mintel. "Americans are looking for protein to aid in satiety, weight management and to boost muscle recovery and build muscle after a workout, making protein appeal to a broad audience in a great number of usage occasions," said Nirvana Chapman, an analyst for global food-science trends. Progressive Grocer (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  GMA News 
  • GMA offers resource in industry procedures through online bookstore
    Where do you find guides and manuals on current food, beverage and CPG industry standards? Look no further than the Grocery Manufacturers Association Online Bookstore, the trusted resource for the food, beverage and CPG industry. Providing some of the most relevant information you need to stay ahead of the curve on industry procedures, view available publications today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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