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April 19, 2012News for the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry

  Company Watch 
  • Deal gives Italian firm access to Braun brand
    Procter & Gamble has signed a licensing deal with De'Longhi SPA, giving the Italian company access to the Braun brand for household appliances. P&G will continue to own the Braun brand, but De'Longhi will have perpetual rights and related patents in the applicable categories. "De'Longhi has a strong track record in developing premium Household Small Appliances and is the perfect partner to accelerate growth of the Braun equity in these key categories," said P&G vice chairman Dimitri Panayotopoulos. Bloomberg Businessweek/The Associated Press (4/18), Consumer Goods Technology News (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Coca-Cola and Spotify look to make sweet music together
    Coca-Cola is partnering with music-streaming service Spotify to create a Spotify presence on its Facebook page, bringing Spotify to additional markets and building on Coca-Cola's long tradition of supporting music. "We'll be working really closely with Coke as a technology partner to do things that only Coca-Cola could think of with music," said a Spotify executive. Bloomberg (4/18), TechCrunch (4/18), Los Angeles Times/Company Town blog (tiered subscription model) (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • McCormick center is net-positive on energy
    McCormick & Company said its 363,000-square-foot distribution center in Belcamp, Md., generates more electricity than it uses. The company attributes the achievement to energy conservation measures and the 2011 addition of a rooftop solar system built and installed by Constellation Energy. Environmental Leader (4/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Shoppers want same price and convenience when buying green
    In a survey by RetailMeNot and Ipsos Public Affairs, 46% of respondents said they prefer products with an environmental claim, but 60% said they won't pay more for them. Meanwhile, 43% said they don't think about environmental impact when making a purchase, and 40% said they buy products with environmental benefit if they cost about the same as comparable products without the claim and are readily available. Drug Store News (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Supply Chain Management 
  • PureCircle shows supply chain carbon, water use
    PureCircle has released a report showing its carbon and water use, starting at the farm and continuing through the supply chain. The company says its stevia sweeteners use 82% less carbon and 97% less water, compared to benchmarks published by other sweetener companies. (4/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health & Wellness 
  • Study: Mediterranean diet plus exercise improves metabolic syndrome
    People with metabolic syndrome who follow a Mediterranean diet plus a moderate- to high-intensity exercise regime have greater improvement in health-related quality-of-life measures and lose more weight compared with those who do not exercise, according to a Spanish study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Olive Oil Times (4/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  GMA News 
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  Government & Food Safety 
  • Rancher seeks permission to slaughter horses for food
    New Mexico rancher Rick De Los Santos, owner of Valley Meat Co., has applied to the Department of Agriculture for permission to slaughter horses and sell the meat for human consumption in Mexico. While horse meat is common in many parts of the world, it is considered distasteful in the U.S. In November, the U.S. lifted a ban on slaughtering horses for human consumption. National Public Radio/The Salt blog (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Sr. Food Safety SpecialistConAgra FoodsHastings, MN
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