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Nestlé offered stores financial incentives to stop carrying rival's products, claims lawsuit

Nestlé Waters North America engaged in ‘deceptive, fraudulent and predatory behavior’ says Nirvana Inc in unfair competition lawsuit

2011-12 takeover talks were a 'ruse to get access to Nirvana's confidential information' claims bottled water co.

Nestlé Waters North America engaged in “deceptive, fraudulent and predatory behavior” in a bid to drive a small competitor out of business, alleges New York-based Nirvana Inc in a lawsuit accusing the world’s biggest bottled water company of illegal anti-competitive practices.

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Special edition: Natural & Clean Label Trends

Slowdown in natural claims ‘inevitable’, say market researchers

Natural claims on food and beverage products appear to be leveling off, according to recent product launch data from market research firms Datamonitor and Mintel. 

Pure Via labels will be amended, but 'natural' claim will stay

What is natural, and who decides? Pure Via latest stevia brand to settle class action suit over ‘natural’ claims in $1.65m deal

10 months after Cargill agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging it was misleading shoppers by marketing consumer products under the Truvia brand as ‘natural’, the firms behind rival stevia brand Pure Via have agreed to settle a similar lawsuit. 

Natural vs organic: What’s the difference, and do shoppers care?

How clean is your label, and who decides - plaintiff's attorneys or Whole Foods Market? Are ‘all-natural’ claims still resonating with consumers or are other on-pack cues more important? And do shoppers understand the difference between natural and organic claims? 

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Cargill Innovation Center offers fast track to new products

Food companies can take a shortcut to innovation at Cargill's fully remodeled research center in Plymouth, MN. 

Hershey suspends US flavored milk shipments to China

Shipments of Hershey’s brand flavored milk to China have been suspended after a consignment found to contain unapproved ingredients was destroyed.

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'CHERRY IS THE FLAVOR OF THE SUMMER': INSTANT.LY

Pepsi's new cherry-flavored brands top US ‘purchase intent’ chart from BeverageDaily.com

US consumer insights platform Instant.ly says its August survey measuring consumer intent to purchase recent soft drinks launches puts PepsiCo’s Gatorade Fierce Blue Cherry at the top of the chart.

Half of hospital patients fail to disclose dietary supplement use from NutraIngredients.com

A study in Singapore has found that over half of hospital patients do not disclose they are taking dietary supplements, which the authors say could put them at risk of adverse drug reactions.

Polish confectionery exports blossom and should continue without Russia: KPMG from ConfectioneryNews.com

Export value of the Polish confectionery market almost doubled in the last five years and shouldn’t stop growing even in case of a potential Russian embargo on confectionery, according to an expert. 

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Hampton Creek plant-based mayo secures Walmart distribution
Five questions for Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick

Just Mayo Walmart deal just another step in 'making food better': Hampton Creek CEO

It’s been a busy summer for Hampton Creek. After just six months on the market and $30mn...

Coca-Cola to settle some Vitaminwater deceptive advertising lawsuits
Settlement offers injunctive, but not monetary, relief (Coke required to amend labels but consumers won't get any money)

Coca-Cola agrees to settle 'copycat' Vitaminwater deceptive advertising lawsuits, but CSPI still on the warpath

Coca-Cola has agreed to settle a series of 'copycat' lawsuits accusing it of deceptively marketing Vitaminwater. But...

Food entrepreneurs to watch: From coffee flour to almond water

Food & beverage entrepreneurs to watch: From coffee flour & hybrid burgers to egg white chips

Selling everything from coffee flour to ‘Chimp Food’, egg white chips, artichoke water and kids’ tea, here's...

Guiding Stars interview on Millennials market impact
Interview with John Eldridge, 30-year CPG industry vet and Guiding Stars strategy consultant

Don’t underestimate Millennials’ influence on the consumer landscape

As the largest generation since the Baby Boomers, Millennials are no doubt leaving their mark on the...

Kale shortage? Not likely, supplier says

Kale shortage? Not likely, supplier says

Once best known to consumers as a curly green garnish on restaurant dinner plates, nutrition powerhouse kale...

Why do 85% of new CPG products fail within two years?
Launching big is not the definitive way to sustainable growth

SPECIAL FEATURE: Why do 85% of new CPG products fail within two years?

How many consumer packaged goods that launch in the US today will still be around in two...

Reaction to Coke’s stevia reformulation u-turn on Vitaminwater
This does not prove that stevia isn't ready for prime time, say experts

There are lessons to be learned from Coca-Cola's Vitaminwater u-turn, but they are not necessarily about stevia

There are lessons to be learned from Coca-Cola’s abortive attempt to introduce a new ‘natural’ sweetening system...

iTi: 15% of coconut water mislabeled

iTi: 15% of coconut waters mislabeled; let’s level the playing field

Bulk coconut importer iTi Tropicals claims that about 15% of the coconut water sold in the US...

Euromonitor: Monster energy deal 'a brilliant move' for Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola partnership with Monster Beverage a "huge win" for both companies, say analysts

Taking a significant minority stake in Monster Beverage Corp rather than launching a full-scale takeover is a...

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