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Vitamin D deficiency may boost risk of coronavirus infection

By Stephen Daniells

Scientists at the University of Chicago are calling for clinical trials to investigate if vitamin D may reduce COVID-19 incidence after their retrospective study found a link between deficiency of the sunshine vitamin and the likelihood of becoming infected...

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'Winning at shelf' is less important than 'winning at couch'

By Elizabeth Crawford

Once considered a top priority for a food or beverage brand’s success, ‘winning at shelf’ is now only “somewhat important” as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic reshapes how consumers plan and shop for groceries and how manufacturers and retailers engage...

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Coca-Cola names new president of Coca-Cola North America

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The Coca-Cola Company has named Alfredo Rivera as president of Coca-Cola North America. Rivera most recently served as president of the beverage giant's Latin America group overseeing business operations across 40 countries.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Ardent Mills expands retail capabilities and production

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Flour and ingredients company Ardent Mills has made significant updates and investments to its retail and production capabilities to better meet booming demand in the baking industry.

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‘Big Food’ enjoying sustained sales uplifts as consumers stay home

By Elaine Watson

US retail sales of leading packaged food brands tracked by Bernstein* rose +12.1% year-on-year in measured channels in the four weeks ending August 8, with big brands reaping continued benefits from the shift to eating at home, though sales growth slowed...

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