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It’s all Greek to me! How fair was the ruling against Chobani?

EDITOR'S OPINION: DEAR DAIRY....

It’s all Greek to me… How fair was the High Court ruling against Chobani?

By Mark ASTLEY

New York-based Chobani was handed an injunction last month prohibiting its use of the term ‘Greek yogurt’ in the UK following a court battle with rival, Fage, which claims that the term refers to geographical origin. But can Athens-based Fage stand by...

Dole, once synonymous with canned pineapple, is now exclusively a fresh foods company.

Dole completes sale of processed food business

By Hank Schultz

Dole Food Company has completed the sale of it global packaged foods and Asia fresh businesses to ITOCHU Corporation of Japan for $1.7 billion in cash.  The transaction will include rights to the Dole name in certain packaged food products worldwide and...

Senator Richard Blumenthal (left) yesterday took to Twitter to denounce Monster's 'intimidation' of Dr Deborah Kennedy (right)

nutritionist enlists senatorial support as monster threatens legal action

Dr Deb reacts to Monster Energy legal threat: 'Let's air your dirty laundry in public'

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Senator Richard Blumenthal has denounced Monster on Twitter for threatening kids’ nutritionist ‘Dr Deb’ with legal action, following ‘false and defamatory’ statements on energy drinks made in a newsletter aimed at children aged 6-10 and their parents.

Will the Zombie Food Bar succeed where others have failed?

60 second interview: Dr Michael Wald, Director of Nutritional Services, Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, NY

‘Tastes better than brains…’ But will the Zombie Food Bar succeed where others have failed?

By Elaine WATSON

TV’s ‘blood detective’ and zombie fan Dr Michael B. Wald has combined his interest in nutrition and er, zombies, to develop the Zombie Food Bar. But does it have what it takes to stand out in an increasingly crowded market? Elaine Watson caught up with...

Pepsi's new bottle promises consumers a 'more stimulating, tactile interaction'

PACKAGING EXPERT NOTES DISTANCE FROM CLASSIC COKE BOTTLE

Pepsi: 1st US bottle redesign since 1996 is only start...

By Ben BOUCKLEY

PepsiCo will roll out its first new shape Pepsi bottle since 1996 across the US from April and says further launches will follow in 2013, and packaging expert Andrew Streeter tells BeverageDaily.com he thinks the brand has distanced itself from the classic...

Companies increasingly see sustainable supply as a future risk to business

Sustainable supply seen as emerging future risk for food companies

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Food safety, quality and financial issues are considered the top three risks to business for most food companies, but sustainable supply is emerging as a growing area of concern, according to a new survey from DNV Business Assurance.

Hershey has committed $600,000 to CocoaLink, which sends SMS messages to farmers providing ethical and practical advice

Hershey defends commitment on sustainable cocoa

By Oliver Nieburg

Hershey has called attacks on its text messaging tips for farmers program CocoaLink “disingenuous” after a group of NGOs questioned the effectiveness of the project.

Smirnoff Vodka is one of the Diageo drinks currently distributed by Major Brands in Missouri

BUT MAJOR BRANDS CEO INSISTS ON FIRM'S 'OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE'

Diageo sues Missouri distributor Major Brands for ‘unacceptable’ performance

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo is suing its principal Missouri wines and spirits distributor Major Brands, alleging ‘unacceptable’ performance, but Major CEO Susan McCollum insists her firm has a long record of 'outstanding performance' with the drink's giant's...

McKee Foods secures Drake’s portfolio as Hostess cancels auction

McKee Foods secures Drake’s portfolio as Hostess cancels auction

By Elaine WATSON

It’s too early to say when Devil Dogs and Ring Dings will be back on shelves, but they - and other brands in the Drake’s snack cake portfolio - will likely be produced in plants in Collegedale, Tennessee and Stuarts Draft, Virginia, says new owner McKee...

Amway bases new weight management plans on in-home genetic test

Amway bases new weight management plans on in-home genetic test

By Hank Schultz

Network selling giant Amway has launched an integrated weight management program based on genetic testing.  The program uses a simple test kit to help consumers determine which of several weight loss regimens will work best for them.

Take Twinkies into dollar stores, says analyst

How will new owners stage a Twinkies revival?

By Kacey Culliney

Apollo and Metropoulos will have to work hard to drive forward Hostess’ snack cake brands in a saturated market but dollar stores could hold promise, an analyst says.

Desert Lab's 'Snack Less' 10-piece hoodia gum packs in three flavors (cinnamon, mint and strawberry) and retail at $2.99 each (typical gum retails at around $1.75).

Desert Labs launches hoodia weight management gum

Hoodia gum maker defends satiety effect

By Oliver Nieburg

The maker of a newly launched appetite suppressant gum claims to be the first to have self-affirmed GRAS status for hoodia in the US and hopes to overcome the negative image of the plant as a weight management ingredient.

Monster attorney: Medical evidence does not support allegation that Maryland teen died from ‘caffeine toxicity’

Monster attorney: Medical evidence does not support allegation that Maryland teen died from ‘caffeine toxicity’

By Elaine WATSON

There is “no medical or scientific evidence that would support a finding that the death of Anais Fournier was causally linked to consumption of Monster Energy drinks”, say experts hired by Monster to address allegations in a lawsuit filed by the Maryland...

The iconic Molson brewery in Montreal (Picture Copyright: Molson Coors)

miller coors jv partners will both 'vigorously' contest action

Molson Coors sues SAB Miller for move to kill Canada licensing deal

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Molson Coors has launched legal action against SAB Miller in response to the UK company's move to terminate a licensing agreement granting the US-Canada brewer rights to license SAB products in the country, with the latter blaming low volume sales.

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