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.

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

Hershey to acquire iconic Chinese confectionery firm


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.

If trans fat regulation happened a decade ago, it would have been a 'game-changer', says Datamonitor's innovation insights director

Trans fat crackdown: ‘The ship has already sailed’


Trans fats have been discussed for nearly two decades rendering the FDA’s extended comment period trivial in the grand scheme of things, says the innovation insights director at Datamonitor Consumer.

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Coke supplier Bunge cops flak from Guarani Indians


Brazil’s Guarani Indians are urging Coca-Cola not to source sugar from Bunge after the agri-business was attacked for alleged ‘land grabbing’ in a recent Oxfam report.

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.

Red Bull targets China for expansion (UPDATED)

Red Bull targets China for expansion (UPDATED)

By Maggie Hennessy

Red Bull is planning to roll out its best-selling energy drink in China after gaining the necessary permissions, and is building an office in Shanghai, a spokesperson told FoodNavigator-USA. The news was initially reported in Austrian newspaper Kronen...

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...

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