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Special K sales slump: 'Obviously there’s a concern… They need to do something to keep people interesting in the brand, says Mintel innovation head

Special K US annual sales slump 9.7%

By Kacey CULLINEY

US total sales for Special K dropped $56m for the year; a slump that could be rescued with lifestyle-focused NPD, says the head of innovation at Mintel.

So Häagen-Dazs ‘says no to synbio’?

So Häagen-Dazs ‘says no to synbio’?

By Elaine Watson

When it comes to reporting the position of some of the world’s biggest food companies on genetically engineered foods, Friends of the Earth, it seems, has been engaging in some pretty creative PR ‘engineering’ of its own.

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Food brands missing the boat on digital couponing

By Maggie Hennessy

Although grocery lags other sectors when it comes to e-commerce, the effects of digital marketing are beginning to show, as a growing number of shoppers seek out coupons before and during store trips. But the majority of food brands have yet to shift...

AND's Pepin Tuma: “Consumers probably are not aware of the ubiquity of phosphorous in foods, because not only is the content not required to be listed on the label...but phosphorus additives are typically unaccounted in the estimated phosphorus content of processed foods because food manufacturers are not required to list their quantities.

Kidney disease patients unable to discern phosphorus levels in foods, AND claims

Nutrition Facts overhaul a missed chance to label phosphorus: AND

By Maggie Hennessy

The FDA’s proposed revamp of the Nutrition Facts panel misses a public health opportunity to mandate disclosure of phosphorus content on nutrition labels, despite the micronutrient’s association with adverse outcomes among kidney patients and growing...

Dave Asprey: “What we’re doing makes people feel better, look better and live longer. Knowledge, technology or coffee are all fair game in this goal.”

Big interview: Dave Asprey, CEO of Bulletproof Exec

Bulletproof coffee: start of a revolution or a magic elixir?

By Maggie Hennessy

For the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, the butter-infused, "low-toxin" coffee that’s created something of a media storm, the epiphany of the Bulletproof lifestyle came (as epiphanies sometimes seem wont to do) thousands of miles from home after...

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