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September 10, 2012News for the confectionery industry

  Market Trends 
  • MOM adds to the Three Sisters family
    MOM Brands has added Multigrain Berry and Multigrain Cinnamon shredded wheat cereals to its Three Sisters brand. The line, now with 11 cereal varieties, is free of artificial flavors and preservatives and is packaged in bags, which use less material than boxes, the company said. Drug Store News (9/7), Food Business Review (9/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kraft's CEO vows to pour ad dollars into top grocery brands
    The chief executive of the new Kraft Foods Group says he will "create a new Kraft, one with the spirit of a startup and the soul of a powerhouse" -- and he'll start by spending more money on advertising the power brands. CEO Tony Vernon says that advertising is "dearest" to his heart and pledged to catch up to competitors, which typically spend much more than Kraft's ad budget of 2.9% of net revenue. Kraft brands in the newly separated division, which officially kicks off Oct. 1, include Oscar Mayer, Planters, Velveeta and Jell-O. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (9/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Diet & Health 
  • Beans might curb risk of metabolic syndrome
    Consuming a large amount of dried beans, peas and lentils might stave off metabolic syndrome, according to a study in the British Journal of Nutrition. Data on overweight and obese participants show that those who underwent a dried-bean diet attained reduction in markers of metabolic syndrome similar to that of those who underwent a low-calorie diet. (9/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 22% of children are food insecure, USDA says
    Nationwide in 2011, about 22% of children lived in a home that could not provide "adequate, nutritious" food, according to a report by the USDA Economic Research Service. "While the majority of Americans have consistent, dependable access to nutritious food, food insecurity ... continues to be a challenge among certain low-income households at times during the year," said Kevin Concannon, undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services. The Washington Post/All We Can Eat blog (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Association News 
  • Showcase products in USA Pavilion at ISM
    Take advantage of the new offer of a branded display unit in the USA Confectionery Pavilion at ISM in Cologne, Germany on Jan. 27-30. Download the application and contact Grace Woodyard. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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