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February 1, 2013News for the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry

  Company Watch 
  • Campbell takes on several ideas at once, CEO says
    Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison says the company has a "fire bullets" strategy of developing several ideas simultaneously. "The premise is to have multiple ideas going at the same time and place your bets on the opportunity that is the most viable," she said. "Then, you can expend whatever resources you have available to ensure its success, making it a cannonball." NJBIZ (New Jersey) (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Frito-Lay plans Taco Bell-flavored Doritos
    Frito-Lay will introduce a limited-time "Taco Bell" flavor of Doritos inspired by the chain's Doritos Locos Tacos, made with Doritos-flavored taco shells. The quickserve chain had such success with its Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos that it added a Cool Ranch flavor. USA Today/The Associated Press (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

  Trends 
 
  • McBride to lead GMA communication, membership
    Sean McBride, who joined GMA in 2006 and was most recently senior vice president for GMA communications and marketing, has been promoted to executive vice president of communications and membership services. "He has provided a high level of leadership, strategic direction and tactical execution that makes him the logical choice to serve in this new role and to advance the association’s member-driven agenda," said GMA president and CEO Pamela Bailey. Progressive Grocer (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
SHRM Exec Study: Impact of Absence
Read the compelling results of this 2014 survey conducted by SHRM and Kronos® that demonstrate how a clearly defined strategy to monitor and manage absence, with proper training and automation, can help control costs associated with absences and improve your bottom line. Click here to learn more.

  Advertising & Marketing 
 
  • Kraft spotlights the naturalness of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
    A new ad campaign for Kraft's Philadelphia Cream Cheese by McGarryBowen focuses on the quality of the ingredients and purity of the process. The tagline: "When it comes to taste, Philadelphia sets the standard." Christopher Urban, senior brand manager, says the company is responding to consumers' need for more transparency about processes and suspicions of heavily processed foods. The push will include 20 weeks of television ads this year, as well as print and social media. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

  Retail Spotlight 
  • Whole Foods coordinator praises Detroit's food economy
    "We never saw Detroit as a food desert but as a resource-rich community," said Red Elk Banks, executive operations coordinator for Whole Foods Market, which is building a store downtown. It will be the sixth Michigan store for the retailer, which Banks says is attracted to Detroit's food culture, including urban farmers and artisan producers. Bridge Magazine (Lansing, Mich.) (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  GMA News 
  • GMA Litigation Conference talks food and beverage product liability
    At the GMA Litigation Conference, Feb. 19-21 in Miami, learn how top in-house and outside counsel in food, beverage and CPG are dealing with current litigation issues such as labeling, class action lawsuits, recalls, foodborne illness outbreaks, valuating settlements and more. View the full program.

    At the only legal event built by the food, beverage and consumer products industry for the food, beverage and consumer products industry, join your peers to discover the latest insights and tools that are driving successful litigation, product liability and claims strategies. View the attendee list.

    Designed for in-house counsel, outside defense counsel or any employee in the food, beverage and CPG industry, this is a conference you won't want to miss. Register today.

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  Government & Food Safety 
  • Home Food Safety Program offers produce-safety tips
    The Home Food Safety Program, a collaboration of ConAgra Foods and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, urges home cooks to wash produce before eating and to wash hands frequently. Other tips are to cut produce on a board that has not been used for meat or fish and to avoid damaged or bruised parts of produce. United Press International (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Sales Associate (Consumer Products)WestAppleton, WI
Director, State AffairsGrocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)Washington, DC
Senior Manager, Health and Nutrition PolicyGrocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)Washington, DC
Ghirardelli Chocolate CompanyFood TechnologistSan Leandro, CA
Senior Vice President, DevelopmentWETAArlington, VA
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Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
--F. Scott Fitzgerald,
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