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Genius moved into the UAE this year as part of an ambitious international expansion strategy to hit on global gluten-free opportunities

Genius ‘suitably busy’ amid global expansion

By Kacey Culliney

Gluten-free major Genuis is suitably busy with an ambitious international expansion plan as it moves into the United Arab Emirates (UAE), its commercial director says.

NIHS: “The cell products supplied by CDI include a variety of cell types that will benefit several areas of investigation at the Institute including Metabolic Health, Gastro-intestinal Health and Brain Health...

Nestlé links with US human cell supplier to advance nutrition research

By Shane STARLING

Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) has inked a deal with a Wisconsin-based biotech firm that will keep it in supply of human brain and liver cells for nutrition testing purposes with a focus on drinks, smoothies and other products targeting diabetes...

ALDl is joining the legion of retailers cashing in on the organic trend.

GMO labeling push will propel organic market, Organic Monitor says

By Hank Schultz

The struggle over GMO labeling will push the growth of certified organic products in the US in 2014, according to market research firm Organic Monitor.  And at least one major discount grocery retailer is looking to cash in with the launch of a new organic...

“The simple and unique nature of our product made it possible to label original Cheerios as not being made with genetically modified ingredients,” said General Mills in a statement on Cheerios.com. Photo from Cheerios.com

Original Cheerios going GMO-free

By Maggie Hennessy

General Mills says original Cheerios will now be made without genetically modified ingredients, citing consumers' growing preference for non-GMO food products. The change doesn’t apply to the other 11 varieties of Cheerios.

Costco's private label Kirkland Signature cookies, photo from Costco

Private, national brands can find mutual growth: IRI

By Maggie Hennessy

Both private label and national brands’ shares of sales remained unchanged during the past year, with private label share of dollar sales inching up slightly, due in large part to above-average price inflation within the private label sector.

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Campbell recalls 300 cases of Prego

By Maggie Hennessy

Campbell Soup Co. is voluntarily recalling approximately 300 cases of 24-ounce jars of Prego Traditional Italian sauce due to a risk of spoilage.

Whole Foods to drop Chobani in early 2014

Whole Foods to drop Chobani in early 2014

By Maggie Hennessy

Whole Foods said Wednesday it plans to dump Chobani as a yogurt supplier at the beginning of 2014, citing a number of reasons—primarily that it has become more selective in shelf allocation with the recent explosion of Greek yogurt brands.

Will you join the likes of Bayer Consumer Care, Bifodan, Capsugel, Cargill, Danisco, the European Scientific League for Probiotics, Jarrow Formulas, Johnson & Johnson, Lonza, Merck, P&G and Yakult at Probiota 2014?

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

By Shane STARLING

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in a 2-day, 2-stream event.

Hershey said the deal would bring new distribution channels for its products

Hershey to acquire iconic Chinese confectionery firm

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Hershey Netherlands B.V. has signed an agreement to acquire an 80% stake in Chinese confectionery and snack firm Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Company (SGM) - and the remaining 20% in 2015.

Hershey places new requirements on its palm oil suppliers

Hershey ups palm oil pledge but Greenpeace wants more

By Oliver Nieburg

Hershey has committed to purchasing 100% traceable and sustainably-sourced palm oil by the end of 2014. Greenpeace has welcomed the move, but has reservations about timelines and terminology.

Bolthouse leverages Instagram in first beverage-focused ad campaign

By Maggie Hennessy

When 100-year-old food and beverage manufacturer Bolthouse Farms decided to launch its first ever consumer advertising campaign focused on beverages this year, the brand harnessed the visual power of Instagram after realizing the app’s potential among...

Got Chocolate Milk? Olympic campaign will 'extend product equity'

Got Chocolate Milk? Olympic campaign will 'extend product equity'

By Mark ASTLEY

The new Built with Chocolate Milk campaign, the flavored, mustache-free sister of Got Milk?, will provide the US dairy industry with an opportunity to develop the "brand and nutritional equity" of milk, the organisation behind it has claimed.

“A low-fat burger tends to be drier or had ingredients in there that might not have been pleasing to public and the palate. Adding cherries to a lean ground meat give the consumer the better tasting, juiciness of a higher fat burger, but you don’t get that higher fat content,” claims Pleva International CEO Cindy Pleva-Weber.

Supplier of tart cherry ground meat enhancer eyes retail market

By Maggie Hennessy

A longtime school foodservice supplier of meat enhancer is looking to get its flavorless, tart cherry-based blend—which it claims can increase product yield, extend shelf life, reduce fat content, lower cost and decrease the carcinogenic effect of cooking—into...

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