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Lawsuits have echoes of POM v Coke case, says attorney

WhiteWave's Silk almond milk brand also under fire in '2% almond' false advertising class action

WhiteWave Foods has been accused of falsely advertising its Silk almond milk by the same legal firm suing Blue Diamond over the way it markets Almond Breeze, and as the cases are near-identical, the judge handling them has consolidated them into one class action in New York*.

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The new 365 store format is going to have 'very, very competitive prices’, says Whole Foods

The new 365 by Whole Foods Market smaller format stores will have "very, very competitive prices" and “open up a whole new set of customers who, so far, have for various reasons, have not liked Whole Foods Market”, co-CEO John Mackey told analysts yesterday after unveiling a disappointing set of...

“Applegate’s mission is to change the meat we eat and we believe we can help them to do that."

Hormel Foods on running Applegate at arm’s length, organic sourcing challenges, and ‘swim lanes’

When Applegate - the #1 brand in natural and organic prepared meats – got into bed with Hormel Foods, which owns Spam and Stagg, some diehard fans were not happy. But selling up does not mean selling out, insists Hormel.

Local food movement spawns new advocacy group

Wresting local control of the food supply is an idea that continues to spawn advocacy groups.  The latest, called Local Food Shift, has cropped up in Colorado with the goal to launch a magazine as a way to spread the message and influence policy.

JULY 2015 NEWS QUIZ: From GMO labeling to added sugars, are you up to speed?

Do you know what the FDA thinks the daily value (DV) for added sugar should be… and which major food manufacturer thinks the FDA is on the right track? And which retailer just filed for bankruptcy for the second time in five years?   

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Power of the dark side: Technavio reveals forecasts and growth drivers for global dark chocolate market

Global dark chocolate sales are expected to rise 9% each year up to 2019 due to increased demand in developing nations and associated health benefits, according to Technavio.

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