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Have you had your P.L.A.Y. today? PepsiCo targets women with new protein product launch

Dispatches from the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) 2012

Have you had your P.L.A.Y. today? PepsiCo targets women with new protein product launch

By Elaine WATSON in Philadelphia

PepsiCo is developing a novel protein-based product designed to appeal to women that “won’t show up on a shelf the way you envision it”, revealed bosses at its Nutrition Ventures arm at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) this week.

On October 1, Kraft will split into two publicly traded companies: Kraft Foods Group, an $18.7bn North American packaged foods giant with a portfolio of brands including Kraft, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Planters and JELL-O; and Mondelēz International, a $36bn global snacks company with brands including Cadbury, Jacobs, LU, Milka, Nabisco, Oreo, Tang and Trident.

Big interview: Russ Moroz, VP Research Development & Quality, Kraft Foods

Kraft VP: There is no silver bullet on sodium reduction

By Elaine WATSON

Kraft Foods has made significant cuts in sodium across its portfolio - and is currently working on “proprietary approaches to take this work to the next level” - but there is “not yet a silver bullet in the toolbox”, admit R&D chiefs at the firm.

Dean Foods seeks buyer for Morningstar in bid to pay down debts

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Dean Foods seeks buyer for Morningstar

By Elaine WATSON

Dallas-based dairy giant Dean Foods is inviting potential buyers to cast a slide rule over its Morningstar warehouse delivery business - the smallest of its three divisions - as it seeks to reduce its debt pile.

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PepsiCo savors $363m US tax triumph over IRS

By Ben Bouckley

PepsiCo has won a US Tax Court judgment against the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) which claimed the firm owed it circa. $363m in unpaid tax relating to operations in Europe and Puerto Rico.

Mondelez sets global chocolate vision

THE MONDELEZ SERIES – Chocolate strategy

Mondelez sets global chocolate vision

By Oliver Nieburg

Four power brands, three priority markets and two innovation platforms will drive growth for Mondelez’s chocolate segment, according to the firm’s category head.

JM Smucker on the rise and rise of the K-cup

JM Smucker on the rise and rise of the K-cup

By Elaine WATSON

Jif peanut butter to Folgers coffee maker JM Smucker says K-cups have added almost $180m to its top line in just two years from a standing start and now represent nearly 8% of its $2.3bn coffee business.

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