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Somersby Cider in its UK incarnation, launched in mid July

Carlsberg slakes US cider thirst with Somersby first

By Ben Bouckley

Crown Imports will launch Carlsberg’s Somersby Hard Apple Cider into test markets across the US, as major players scramble to plug the gap left by a slump in mainstream beer sales.

Hershey has pledged to source 100% certified cocoa by 2020

Sustainable cocoa

Hershey outlines details of cocoa child labor pledge

By Oliver Nieburg

The Hershey Company has told this site that it plans to work with multiple organizations to meet its recent pledge to use only certified cocoa by 2020, and will communicate progress in annual reports.

Sabinsa widening horizons for probiotic ingredient

Sabinsa widening horizons for probiotic ingredient

By Hank Schultz

Sabinsa, a  New Jersey-based supplier of botanical and other functional food ingredients, is breaking new ground with an older ingredient by placing its LactoSpore probiotic into a bread brand in Colombia.

News conference featured Joe the Pig.  Photo courtesy Consumers Union.

Group asks Trader Joe's to sell only antibiotic-free meat

By Hank Schultz

A group delivered a petition to Trader Joe’s via a news conference outside one of the food retailer’s stores in New York City yesterday to ask that the chain stop selling meat that had been raised with antibiotics.

Delivery format key to reaching Gen Y supplement users

By Hank Schultz

Kids don’t listen to the music their parents did.  When they got their driver’s licenses, they didn’t drive the family Buick, unless there was no choice.  And now that they are a little older, they don’t take supplements the way older generations do,...

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Goddess Energy flirts with hoodia in energy drink

By Ben Bouckley

US firm Goddess Energy has launched an energy drink for women called Flirt, which is on East Coast sale as a dietary supplement with one interesting appetite-suppressing bioactive, Hoodia Gordonii.

How easy - and how expensive - is it to source non-GMO ingredients?

How easy - and how expensive - is it to source non-GMO ingredients?

By Elaine WATSON

With the debate over Prop 37 heating up, a new class action lawsuit over ‘all-natural’ claims on products containing GMOs filed every week, and Monsanto in the firing line following a damaging study on GM maize, more and more manufacturers are exploring...

Dole is well known for its global banana business

Itochu in talks for Dole’s Asian operation

By RJ Whitehead

Japanese trading major Itochu has disclosed that it is in advanced talks with Dole Food over the purchase of the American company’s processed foods business and Asian fruit and vegetable operation.

According to a recent report by Bernstein Research citing Nielsen data, Greek yogurt now accounts for more than a third (35%) of US yogurt sales, up from just 4% in 2008.

Hain Celestial hails success of Greek Gods yogurt brand

By Elaine WATSON

Organic and natural foods specialist Hain Celestial has continued to generate strong growth in the US market while more mainstream consumer packaged food companies have suffered volume declines, says its boss.

Coke takes first steps in bold new US beverage world

Coke takes first steps in bold new US beverage world

By Ben Bouckley

As the Coca-Cola Company launches a new range of water flavor enhancers under its Dasani brand from October allowing US consumers to personalize tastes, a top drinks analyst suggests it will take the nation time to get used to uncommon beverage concentrates.

BRIC markets to drive growth for Kraft’s Mondelez spin-off

The Mondelez Series - New confectionery powerhouse

BRIC markets to drive growth for Kraft’s Mondelez spin-off

By Oliver Nieburg

The developing markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China will drive sales for Kraft’s global snacks business Mondelez International, according to CEO Irene Rosenfeld.

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