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What's really distressing as a pediatrician is that there's a disproportionate burden of obesity seen in the low income youth and youth of color.

Dr. Kristine Madsen of University of California, San Francisco Children's Hospital. Read.
 
 

 NUGGETS FOR NOGGINS'
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

Napoleon Bonaparte

 

Notes from the Front . . .
7 Trends Mom-Focused Marketers Need To Know
Posted by Katie Petrillo (left) at Business 2 Community - You have the amount memorized by now. $2.4 trillion. The amount of money moms spend in a year is staggering and every brand wants their piece of this enormous market. In order to reap the benefits, brand marketers and agencies must understand moms: what they value, the technology they use, how the economy impacts them, and so much more. It can be overwhelming, but we’ve done the work for you. In a new white paper, we scoured the marketing to mom landscape to identify and analyze the biggest trends that are top of mind for moms. Here are 7 of those trends: 1. Emphasis on Value - Moms are especially prudent in their search for undeniable value. Becoming a mom changes the way that a woman shops, as she generally places a greater emphasis on the value and safety of everyday purchases with 40% of moms saying that they think about the long term impact on their kids of the products they buy. In 2013, expect moms to be willing to pay more for safer products and more nutritious foods for their kids but only when a clear value proposition is presented. Read.






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Calendar  
May 21-23, 2013

NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo (All Candy Expo)
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL. Link.

June 2-4, 2013
Dairy Deli Bake Seminar & Expo
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Link.

June 2-4, 2013
36th Annual Purchasing Seminar
Sponsored by Sosland Publishing Co.
InterContinental K.C.
401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO. Link.

June 7-9, 2013
World Tea Expo
Healthy Beverage Expo

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. Link.

June 12-14, 2013
Global Pouch Forum
Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Link.

June 18-20, 2013
Licensing Expo
Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Link.

June 27, 2013

2-3 pm

USDA Webinar Series for the Fruit and Vegetable Industry: “How to Sell Fruits and  Vegetables to the USDA Register.

June 30-July 2, 2013
Summer Fancy Food Show
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York City. Link.

July 13-16, 2013
2013 IFT Food Expo
McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL. Link.

July 15-17, 2013
OMCIS Conference on Nutritional Science and Therapy 2013
Philadelphia, PA. Link.

August 18-20, 2013
Expo Comida Latina
Hispanic Food & Beverage Show. Expo For retail & foodservice buyers looking to meet demands of Hispanic American population.
Los Angeles Convention Center. Los Angeles. CA. Link.

September 15-18, 2013
Prepared Foods' 2013 New Products Conference
Loews Coronado, Coronado, CA
San Diego, CA. Link.

October 2-3, 2013
National Chicken Council's 59th Annual Conference
The Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. Link.

October 5-9, 2013
ANUGA Food Expo
Cologne, Germany. Link.

October 19-22, 2013
National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
San Diego, CA. Link.

November 3-6, 2013
Process Expo and the International Dairy Show
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Link.


March 24-27, 2014
Alimentaria 2014
Fira's Gran Vνa venue
Barcelona, Spain. Link.

June 10-13, 2014
FMI 2014 Food Retail Showcase
McCormick Place
(South Hall)
Chicago, Illinois. Link.

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Burger King
Campbell Soup Co
Cargill Inc.
Chick-fil-A
Chiquita Brands
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ConAgra Foods
Cott Corp.
Dairy Farmers of
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Dannon Co.
Dean Foods
Del Monte Foods
Diamond Foods
Dr Pepper Snapple
Flowers Foods
Food Info Net
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FoodRecruiter.com
Fortune Brands
Foster Farms
Frito-Lay
General Mills
Gorton's
H.J. Heinz
H.P. Hood
Hain Celestial Group
Hershey Co
Honest Tea
Hormel Foods
IFT Career Center
Indeed.com
J.M. Smucker Co
J.R. Simplot
J&J Snack Foods
Jamba Juice
Jelly Belly Co
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Just Born Inc.
Kashi Co
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Keystone Foods
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Michael Foods
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Groupe Danone acquires US-Based Happy Family Organic baby food brand
Happy Family is the fourth largest baby food brand in the country. Annual sales are approximately $60 million. The company offers a full line of products for babies, toddlers and children. Read.
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Oh Yum! UN Agency Says Bugs like Beetles, Caterpillars and Wasps are Food of the Future
Economic Times - Beetles, caterpillars and wasps could supplement diets around the world as an environmentally friendly food source if only Western consumers could get over their "disgust", the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Monday. "The main message is really: 'Eat insects'", Eva Mueller, director of forest economics at the FAO, told a press conference in Rome. "Insects are abundant and they are a valuable source of protein and minerals," she said. "Two billion people -- a third of the world's population -- are already eating insects because they are delicious and nutritious," she said. Also speaking at the press conference was Gabon Forestry Minister Gabriel Tchango who said: "Insect consumption is part of our daily life." He said some insects -- like beetle larvae and grilled termites -- were considered delicacies. "Insects contribute about 10 per cent of animal protein consumed by the population," he said. The report said insect farming was "one of the many ways to address food and feed insecurity". Read.

Food companies' idea of healthy draws new heat
Philadelphia Inquirer - The nation's largest food and beverage companies are under renewed attack for what critics see as misleading ads for obesity-promoting foods, especially ads aimed at kids. "The trickery that we're trying to stop includes General Mills' false claims that some of its corn-syrup- drenched products are 'natural,' and Coca-Cola Company's deceptive health claims about its Vitaminwater (which would be better called Sugarwater)," the Center for Science in the Public Interest said Wednesday in a release launching its "Stop the Lying Labels" campaign. Industry representatives counter that they have worked to make their products healthier - just as critics have demanded. "Since 2002, we have introduced more than 20,000 new product choices with fewer calories, reduced fat, sodium and sugar, and more whole grains," the Grocery Manufacturers Association said in an e-mail. "We have voluntarily adopted strict advertising criteria" through the Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative. Read.

Has Wal-Mart Done the Most for World's Poor Since Jesus?
Commentary by Mont Cessna, Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Wal-Mart strike 3While this sounds like a headline from an interview of Richard Dawkins, a strong case can be made that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is one of the strongest forces currently improving the lives of the poor. Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, has done a lot more for the global economy than just “always low prices.” The company is often discussed in business school classes across the country because of how much of an impact it has had on how businesses work now. From product sourcing to supply chain management, Wal-Mart is a force that is making the global economy more efficient and driving down prices across the board. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently pointed out in an article that Wal-Mart “may have done more for the poor than any business ever.” Read.

The Things People Say & Write —  
—A survey conducted for Kibbles 'n Bits dog food by Kelton Research revealed that 75 percent of dog parents use a different voice when talking to their dogs. Some parents divulged they use their "doggie voice" so much it can often sneak into everyday conversation ... According to the survey, mealtime is a particularly important time for dog parents to communicate and bond with their pups. Nearly half (48 percent) of dog parents admitted to using their "doggie voice" during feeding time. These pet parents aren't the only members of the household who use a distinct voice for mealtime, however. Forty-eight percent of respondents also claim their dog has a different bark when he or she is hungry.
From a press release by Del Monte Foods. Read.


Around the 'Net —  
Food becomes black market's hottest product
MSN Money - Swiped grocery items outpace electronics and base metals. Some recent cargo heists have targeted cheese, juice, Nutella and soup ... Food may be the perfect item to fence on the black market. After all, a hunk of cheese doesn't carry the type of high-tech tracking equipment often loaded in electronics. That helps explain why the hottest stolen commodity among all cargo thefts is food, according to Tyco Integrated Security. Out of all cargo theft incidents, 19% were related to food, outpacing electronics (at 18%) and base metals (9%), according to the survey, cited by trade publication Food Manufacturing. Another reason: On the black market, food is more valuable than other products, getting 70 cents on the dollar, Tyco Integrated Security executive Don Hsieh told BloombergBusinessweek. Read.

Taste Test: Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese Bites
Product Review by Dan Myers, The Daily Meal - Macaroni and cheese is inherently pretty hard to screw up, barring a major disaster. The folks at Trader Joe’s managed to take a very good recipe for the dish, ball it up into little nuggets, bread them, freeze them, and turn it into a very solid snack. The macaroni and cheese itself is made with Cheddar, mozzarella, Romano, Monterrey Jack, and cream cheese, as well as a dash of hot sauce ... Our panel of tasters was overall impressed by the bites, although most found it to be overly greasy. Read.


Company & Industry —  
Kellogg Introduces New Pop-Tarts Peanut Butter Flavors
Press Release - Pop-Tarts is finally giving teens what they've been wishing for —peanut butter Pop-Tarts! Just in time for summer, the new Pop-Tarts Gone Nutty! varieties hit store shelves nationwide with two highly anticipated flavors — Peanut Butter and Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter. "Peanut butter has long been the most requested flavor by our fans," said Dick Podiak, director of marketing for Pop-Tarts. "We think everyone will agree it was worth the wait once they taste these delicious new varieties." With filling made with real peanut butter, Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts are sprinkled with fine sugar crystals while the Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor features a chocolate pastry crust and sweet frosting. Both are wrapped in special gold foil, making them stand out from the brand's traditional silver foil wrappers. The peanut butter flavors are available now at local retailers. Read.

Oscar Mayer Fires Up Bacon Wieners in Battle for Top Dog
AdAge.com -  Oscar Mayer is about to unleash a new weapon in the wiener wars: bacon. Yes, the marketer is planning to bring bacon hot dogs to market just in time for Memorial Day. While other dogs are wrapped in bacon, Oscar Mayer says its wiener -- in which the bacon is cooked-in -- is the first of its kind on the market. "We know Americans love bacon, and we know they love hot dogs, so it seemed like the perfect time for us to introduce our first hot dog made with bacon," Jared Baker, Oscar Mayer brand director, said in a statement. Bacon is just one of the ingredients. Pieces of it are mixed in with turkey, chicken and other pork products. But bacon is the star: The wieners will be marketed as "Bacon Dogs," complete with a picture of frying bacon on the package. Why now? The better question might be what took so long. Read.

Butterball Turkey Meat Snacks Hit Shelves in May
PRNewswire - Monogram Food Solutions LLC, the Memphis-based manufacturer of value-added processed meats, today announces the launch of a new line of turkey meat snacks featuring turkey jerky, turkey bacon jerky, turkey nuggets and turkey snack sticks licensed under the Butterball brand. "We are excited about our partnership with Monogram, a leader in the meat snacks industry, who will be using Butterball turkey in a new, innovative meat snack offering," said Bill Klump , senior vice president of corporate marketing with Butterball, LLC. "We look forward to introducing these high-quality, delicious turkey meat snacks to customers and consumers." Read.

Dean Foods spinoff mulls future growth
Dallas Morning News - Days after separating from Dean Foods, a company Gregg Engles helped grow into the nation’s largest dairy producer, Engles hinted to analysts he’s still in an acquisitive mood. Engles is now chairman and chief executive of WhiteWave Foods, which Dean Foods will largely spin off by May 23. Earlier this month, Engles stepped down as Dean chairman. Engles told analysts [last week] to look for some WhiteWave mergers and acquisitions activity in the future. “We’ll be looking to expand our business with businesses of similar character,” Engles said. Read.

• Campbell Soup Announces Webcast of Its Third-Quarter 2013 Results /Wall Street Journal
• General Mills: Nature Valley awards integrated business to start-up /CampaignLive
• Michael Foods Reports First Quarter Results /SYS-CON Media (press release)
• Monsanto: Supreme Court sides with Monsanto in major patent case /USA Today
• Wal-Mart Earnings Will Reflect Soft US Spending /Trefis


Commentary & News from Critics, Friends & Foes —  
Coca Cola Obesity Ad — Do Diet Sodas Make You Fat?
Commentary by Jarret Morrow MD (left), Hive Health Media (blog) - Both Canada and the United States are experiencing the widely publicized obesity epidemics. Current estimates suggest that approximately 25% of Canadians meet the diagnostic criteria for obesity—while a whopping 35% of Americans tip the scales in the obesity category. In both cases, the rates of obesity having increased by roughly ten percent over the past twenty years. Consequently, it is with great irony that Coca Cola has launched their ‘war on obesity’ campaign. C’mon let’s get serious here… Isn’t that just a little like Philip Morris launching a war against lung cancer? Again, the implicit message in this campaign is that while basically acknowledging that drinking their regular soft drinks will contribute to your risk of obesity, they have low and no calorie alternatives that do not. Essentially, Coca Cola has diverted the bad guy role from themselves to calories. There is a bad guy in this battle and his name is not Coca Cola. The bad guy’s name is calories. Read.


Food Safety, Food Recalls —  
Democrats Urge White House to Release FDA Guidance on Arsenic in Juice
By Helena Bottemiller, Food Safety News - Nearly two years after Consumer Reports and Dr. Oz sparked national concern after finding arsenic in popular brands of children’s apple juice, a handful of Democrats in the House and Senate are asking the White House Office of Management and Budget to release a long-delayed voluntary guidance on limiting arsenic, a known carcinogen, in juice products. The recent letters from lawmakers...argue that delays on such issues have a negative impact on public health ... Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), chair of a key judiciary subcommittee, wrote in a letter sent to OMB last week. “Parents should not have to worry about whether the juice they give their child has arsenic in it, and workers should not have to risk contracting lung disease while on the job. Rules and guidelines that could prevent both of these problems have been moved from the back burner to the deep freeze at OMB.” Read.

FDA Warns of Botulism Risk from Juice Maker's Products
Food Safety News
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to drink any juice from a New York-based juice maker whose manufacturing processes do not adequately prevent its products from the growth of Clostridium botulinum. According to FDA, carrot and beet juices from Juices Incorporated (aka Juices International and Juices Enterprises) of Brooklyn, N.Y. have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum due to food safety insufficiencies in production. FDA filed a complaint for permanent injunction against the company in October of 2010 after the company failed to correct continuing sanitation violations at its facility. Read.


Foodservice /Restaurants, Retail & Institutions —  
Wendy's is caught in a fast-food pickle
MSN Money - Consumers say its offerings taste better than the competition's, but its stock isn't so desirable, especially compared with McDonald's ... If success in the fast-food business were based on quality alone, Wendy’s would be sitting pretty. Market researcher Technomic has found that consumers prefer the chain's food over rivals McDonald's (MCD -0.10%) and Burger King (BKW) by a wide margin. But fast-food or quick-service restaurants need to attract consumers concerned about price -- and that's where things get complicated. As The Wall Street Journal recently noted, Wendy's is in a race with McDonald's for the so-called value customers, with the former ramping up promotions of its value menu dubbed "Right Price, Right Size." But beating the home of the Golden Arches at its own game will be tough. And so far, the results have been mixed. Read.


Grocery/Retail News & Trends —  
Safeway CEO Steve Burd has legacy as a risk-taker
By Heather Somerville, San Jose Mercury News - After a forceful two decades of leadership, Steve Burd will step down from Safeway this week, leaving behind a company that he molded into the nation's second-largest supermarket chain. He shepherded the grocery retailer through its most tumultuous period, and the company now bears little resemblance to the floundering operation he took over in 1993. Some say the road to this transformation was paved with innovative ideas and calculated risks, while others criticize Burd for cost-cutting tactics that alienated employees and customers. Where labor relations, customer service and health care are concerned, Burd has a mixed record, according to interviews with analysts, grocery industry leaders and labor advocates. But where they all agree is this: Burd took a company on the brink and turned it into a formidable supermarket giant, made a profit while dozens of other grocers succumbed to bankruptcy and kept thousands of workers employed in union jobs. Read.


World Report —  
Russia: Burger King retains rights to domain names in Russian copyright suit
RAPSI - The Ninth Commercial Court of Appeals has rejected on Monday a Russian businessman's appeal against a court order to stop using the Burger King brand in his domain names, RAPSI reports from the court. Burger King Corporation sued Alexei Makoveyev for his use of the burgerking.su and burger-king.su domain names, which are confusingly similar to the plaintiff's registered trademark. In April, the court ordered Makoveyev to stop using the brand names, although it only awarded Burger King 200,000 rubles in compensation, rather than the 500,000 rubles ($16,595) that the company sought. Read.

Asia: DKSH offers Asia expertise in tie-up with Hormel Foods
The Nation - DKSH Business Unit Consumer Goods, Asia's leading market expansion services specialist for fast-moving consumer goods, has entered into a partnership with US food company Hormel Foods to provide import, marketing, sales, merchandising, distribution, logistics and back-office services to support the company's growth in Asia. Under this agreement, DKSH will provide capillary distribution and deep local knowledge to Hormel Foods across Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia and Myanmar. Read.


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Monday, May 13 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Bob: Will General Mills Snap Up Silk? Don't Be Surprised
• Why energy density is a ‘dangerous concept’ gaining traction in nutrition science
• Strawberry Pepsi? Move Over Coke Freestyle, PepsiCo's New Fountain Machine Now in Test
• How Goya Foods Became One Of America's Fastest-Growing Food Companies
• Grocer Blowback Delays Obama's Restaurant Calorie Rules
• America's next favorite ethnic flavor
• Video: Australia's Channel 9 slams Greenpeace over ad linking Coca-Cola bottles to dead wildlife
• Diamond Foods: 'Pay-to-Play' Objections Won't Tank Class Action
• Dean Foods continues to close plants
• Coca Cola Obesity Campaign: Predator pretends to be Protector
• Voluntary Regional Recall Of Certain Limited Hamburger And Hot Dog Rolls
• Whole Foods Salad Mixup Announced, Meat Added To Vegan Items
• After 4-Year Run, McDonald's Boots Angus Burger from Its Menu
• Fast Food Chains Grapple for Value Crowd as Sales Drop
• Diet Linked With Daytime Sleepiness And Alertness In Healthy Adults
• Day Care Snacks Lacking In Nutritional Value
• Finland: Burger King to enter Finnish fast food market
• India: Danone tells consumers 'Only Good Gets In'
• Mexico: The Mexican convenience food market

Friday, May 10 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Caffeine in Food? Leave the Jump-Start to Java, Please
• Facing FDA Scrutiny, Wrigley Shuts Down Caffeine Gum Production, Marketing
• Gene-Altered Spuds: Simplot says it has made a better potato, but Waits for Govt OK
• Cover Blown! Calories At Subway Equal To McDonalds For Teens
• Mondelez sells more Oreos but struggles with gum
• Consumers Value “Locally Sourced” Food Despite Difficulties Defining
• Can the New Tim Hortons CEO Save Its American Expansion?
• Capton Introduces New All-Digital Pour Spout
• Coca-Cola trying to persuade critics with anti-obesity campaign
• Flowers Foods deal going before Justice Department
• General Mills: Analyst sees spun-off WhiteWave as a fit for GenMills
• Hershey Holds First Open Innovation Summit
• CredibleCravings Raises "Bar" for Nutrition Among Pregnant Women
• Frito-Lay's SunChips line partners with Susan G. Komen
• Nestlι Crunch Girl Scout Candy Bars to Return
• Post Foods acquires cereal and snacks business
• Del Monte nominated for Wisconsin state environment award /Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
• General Mills: A Few Predictions To Watch For /Insider Monkey (blog)
• General Mills Receives Buy Rating from TheStreet /Daily Political
• Green Mountain Coffee Roasters shares sizzle on Starbucks deal / MSN Money
• Hillshire Brands Announces David W. Stahl as Chief Information Officer /PR
• Monster Beverages downgraded to hold by Gabelli /StreetInsider.com
• Nonni's Delights Healthy Snackers With New THINaddictives /PR
• Tim Hortons Stock Rating Lowered by BMO Capital Markets /The Utah People's Post
• TreeHouse Foods Announces Strategic Management Changes /PR
• Hostess Brands CEO's Remarks Hint at Anti-Union Bias
• Millennials' Top Career Goal: To Be Inspired - The Fiscal Times
• Study: Consumers Are Increasingly Managing their Money on Mobile
• Public Health: Are We Too Slow?
• McDonalds Buzz from Charles Ramsey Prompts Burger King Counterattack
• McDonald's, Wendy's dig in on deals in battle for diners
• Nutritional Value of Fast Food Has Hardly Increased in 14 Years
• Long John Silver's names first chief food innovation officer
• Cinnamon Flavored Food Items May not Suit Sensitive Peoples' Liver
• UK: Is Shape Of The Kit-Kat Bar Registrable As Community Trade Mark?
• UK: Supermarkets cash in on unfounded fears about food and health
• China: Wal-Mart Invests $16.3M in China Food Safety

Thursday, May 9 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• How Your Brand Can Deal With Viral Outrage
• Mondelez International Chief Irene Rosenfeld brushes off PepsiCo merger chatter
• Coca-Cola CEO launches calorie count Clarity campaign to fight global obesity
• SF's Efforts to Stop Kids From Guzzling Monster May do Opposite
• Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison Promotes corporate innovation
• USDA Supports Continued Use of Carrageenan for Organic Foods
• Danone shifts strategy to tap into packaged premium yogurt market
• Five New Premium Cakes Added to Hillshire's Bistro Collection Brand
• Hormel Foods introduces new line of Fire Braised meats
• Anheuser-Busch launching Stella Artois Cidre in the U.S.
• Coca-cola Pledges $2B To Bolster Florida Citrus Industry
• Snyder's-Lance drives core brands
• Burger 21 Expands Outside of Florida with First New Jersey Location /PR
• HJ Heinz Co. Given “Neutral” Rating at Zacks /Mideast Time
• Hershey Co.: Twizzlers Candy Joins Man Of Steel For Invincible Summer /PR
• McDonald's Global Comparable Sales Decrease 0.6% In April /PR
• PepsiCo To Meet With Emmett Till's Family & Al Sharpton Over Lil Wayne /Hip-Hop Wired
• SodaStream Reports Record First Quarter Results /PR
• Tyson Foods Receives Buy Rating from TheStreet /Zolmax
• Wendy's on track to reimage 100 restaurants this year /QSRweb.com
• White Wave Foods: 30% Undervalued /Seeking Alpha
• Whole Foods Q2 Profit Rises, Lifts FY Outlook /RTT News
• Dr. Boyce Watkins: Mountain Dew eliminates “the Negro problem”
• Study: FOP Labeling Helps Consumers Make Healthy Decisions
• UK: Kids who eat like champions opt for healthier food
• Canada: Tim Hortons profits drop; appoints new CEO
• Europe: Demystifying Novel Foods Approval
• South Africa: Burger King to use SA as platform for African growth

Wednesday, May 8 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Bob: For the Snooty French, Time to 'Just Shut Up'
• Kraft CEO Tony Vernon: 'We will not tolerate incursions into our market share'
• Food Processing's 2013 R&D Survey: New Products Are A Top Priority in 2013
• The gluten free con: It's the stars' favorite food fad
• Shopping while hungry could end in the candy aisle
• Diamond Foods: Judge Certifies Diamond Securities Class Action
• Chiquita profits from strategic changes
• Monster Beverages: Prosecutor Calls Monster Energy Drinks Deadly
• Hormel Foods moves up in Fortune 500 /Post-Bulletin
• Kraft Refreshment Beverage Group shifts four key brands to VSA Partners /PRNewswire
• Mars Chocolate: American Heritage Chocolate from Mars Expanded /FoodBev.com
• PepsiCo: Lay's Brand Names Cheesy Garlic Bread Flavored Potato Chips a Winner /PR
• Ruby Tuesday Announced Series of Management Changes /Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
• Snyder's-Lance Reports 6.5 Percent Increase In Net Revenue /VendingMarketWatch
• Epic fail by the PepsiCo numpties
• Packaging problems hinder Hillshire's lunchmeat rollout
• Can natural plastic be made from shrimp shells?
• Recall of DiGiorno, other popular frozen pizza because of plastic fragments
• Forecasting the Future of Food Products
• Sriracha Food Fight: Trader Joe's vs. Huy Fong
• Turkey Hill Signs Three-Year Deal With Core-Mark
• Wal-Mart Identifies Possible Successors to CEO Mike Duke
• Canada: Grocer vows to fight suit by U.S. firm Trader Joe's
• Europe wants higher fines for food fraud
• Australia: Coca-Cola Amatil hit by Pepsi price war
• Thailand well placed to tap food and beverage trends

Tuesday, May 7 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Bob: Pet Food Recalls Starting to Wear Me Out
• Hain Celestial: ‘We are much further down the road on non-GMOs' Than Big Guns
• Kellogg, General Mills Look to Cereal to Attract Health-Conscious Adults
• Monster Beverage Sued by San Francisco
• Simplot Seeks To Introduce Genetically Engineered Potato
• Social Psych For Burgers - Men Who Prefer Grilled Burgers More Attractive?
• Video: Wal-Mart Launches Image Campaign
• Coca-Cola now offers 'Live Positively' Green Choices
• Heinz shareholders reject golden parachute, but sale will go on
• Ruffles Brand Introduces Ruff McThickridge, Action Hero
• Coca-Cola: John M. Farrell, 58: vp and chief strategy officer dies /Atlanta Journal Constitution
• Herr Foods Hires Bob Clark As Vice President Of Marketing /VendingMarketWatch
• Hillshire Brands Beats Estimates But Has a Big Earnings Drop /DailyFinance
• Nestle USA alters plans for new R&D Center in Solon /Plain Dealer (blog)
• PepsiCo breaks ties with rapper Lil Wayne /USA Today
• Sparkling Ice Grows Award-Winning Product Line With New Sparkling Lemonade Expansion /PR
• Tyson Foods 2Q profit drops, cuts revenue forecast /Asbury Park Press
• Wal-Mart Reclaims No. 1 Spot On Fortune 500 List /NPR
• Genetically engineered food labeling law generates discussion
• The Changing World of Food Traceability
• Wendy's Names Kellogg Executive as New CFO, Replacing Steve Hare
• When Will You Forgive Wal-Mart?
• Walter Robb: Whole Foods' other CEO on organic growth
• Trader Joe's selects Irving for its Texas distribution center
• E-Mailer Dan: Dementia? Why Not Blame It on Cell Phones?
• Grapes Activate Genes Responsible For Antioxidant Defense In The Heart
• Australia: Grocery chains put heat on suppliers
• China: Yum linked to fake lamb scandal
• Turkey: Danone Buys 50.1% Stake in Turkey's Sirma Water Brand

Monday, May 6 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• On Climate, What Walmart Says vs. What It Does
• Chobani CEO Places His Bet: Hopes Odds Favors His Competitors Being 'Lazy'
• WhiteWave Foods Company to be Spun off by Dean Foods; General Mills touted as suitor
• FDA's Taylor: Adding caffeine to products a 'potentially dangerous path
• Kellogg looks to new adult breakfast offerings to boost segment sales
• As Caffeinated Gum Hits The Shelves, FDA Jumps To Attention
• American Meat Institute Unveils New Facebook Page That Speaks 'Meat'
• In vitro meat could be the future of food
• Business Council Opposes New York City Beverage Ban
• Pearson’s president talks about Bit-O-Honey acquisition
• Tula Foods Sues Kroger and Weber Flavors in Suit Alleging Fraud
• How Goose Island held on to its craft beer cred
• MOM Brands Spooners is a "Hit" with the Supermarket Guru
• Coca-Cola Zero immortalizes real life story of hockey greatness /Canada NewsWire
• ConAgra Foods Names Tom McGough President, Consumer Foods /MarketWatch
• Cott to strengthen focus on US operations /Food Business News
• Dunkin' Donuts cools down its beverage lineup /QSRweb.com
• Hain Celestial Announces Strategic Acquisition, Ella's Kitchen Group /Benzinga
• Hillshire Brands Swings to 3rd-Quarter Profit; Net Sales Slip /Wall Street Journal
• Kellogg first-quarter profit hurt by ingredient costs /MSN Money
• Video: Mountain Dew Ad “Most Racist in History” Pulled by PepsiCo
• Video: A CEO's Dream of Revolutionizing the Food Industry
• Baby Boom + Fast Food = Dementia Boom
• Porn safer than food? Professor says “yes”
• Meeting Our Mission – A Safer Food Supply
• Whole Foods and Trader Joes sued over lead
• Capri Sun Fungus: Are You Drinking 5 Species Of Fungi?
• Nestle recalls pizza products in US, Canada
• McDonald's ranks as most-visited U.S. business
• Burger King earns animal welfare award from Humane Society
• Starbucks Shifts Management Roles; Focus on China, Europe
• Consumers Union to Trader Joe's: Stop Selling Meat Raised on Antibiotics
• Kroger gets high-tech to reduce shoppers' wait times
• Top 5 Healthy-Aging Related Claims Identified
• Skin, Food Allergies On The Rise In Kids
• China to Punish Food-safety Violations More Harshly
• UK/Egypt: Mondelez tight-lipped on union "abuse" claims

Thursday, May 2 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Bob: That's the Way to Pass the Buck, Anna
• European Academics Warn Europe It Must Change Its GMO Policies
• CEO Rosenfeld Hopes Mondelez International Can Create Delicious Moments Of Joy
• New Twinkies Will Have a Missing Ingredient: Union Labor
• Wal-Mart wants you to think of it as a technology company
• Monster suing San Francisco city attorney over energy drink probe
• Why is Warren Buffett buying Heinz?
• Abused disabled Iowa workers awarded $240m
• Strawberry Consumption Doubles in Two Decades
• Frito-Lay Gives Cracker Jack A Makeover With New Line
• General Mills CEO Kendall Powell at Brainstorm Green
• Island Abbey Foods launches new line of Honibe Honey Delights
• Starbucks Once Again Pushes Back Timetable For Ruling on Kraft
• J.M. Smucker Forges Premium Coffee Product Partnership
• Pearson Candy buys Bit-O-Honey brand From Nestle
• Pepsi Pulls "Racial, Violent" Mountain Dew Ad
• Anheuser-Busch InBev Reports a Small Profit Increase /New York Times
• Grupo Bimbo continues downwards profit slide /BakeryAndSnacks.com
• Keystone Food Products launches all-natural snack line /LehighValleyLive.com
• General Mills and GMOs, Together Forever
• Nothing sweet about labor relations at Hostess
• Burger King Survey: Men Who Prefer Grilled Burgers Are Better Looking
• Adults consume 13% of calories from added sugars
• Study makes the case for Marketing to older Hispanics
• Utah Prosecutors Drop First Charges Brought Under “Ag-Gag”
• Why 80 flavors spells success for YoCream
• UK: Food brands targeted by 'anti junk food marketing' campaign
• Ireland: Lidl and Aldi increase market share as consumers tighten belts

Wednesday, May 1 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Bob: Access to Water Not a Human Right? Really?
• Boomers or bust: Is the $10 Billion US breakfast cereal market in a state of terminal decline?
• Consumer Reports Finds Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria on Ground Turkey
• Despite Rumors, PepsiCo CEO Will Likely shun sugary Mondelez
• Lethal dose of poison left in Orange juice at Calif. Starbucks
• Hummus Is Conquering America
• FDA will investigate added caffeine in foods
• Bimbo offering snack cake under Sara Lee brand
• Farmhand Foods to change name to settle dispute
• New Hostess owners try to shake anti-union image
• Natural Jones Soda Launches in California
• Activia Goes Greek
• Chobani CEO Honored as Disruptive Innovator
• General Mills Reports Progress on Global Responsibility Efforts
• Abbott Laboratories shareholders reject proposal to remove GMOs /DairyReporter.com
• Burger King Reports 1st Quarter Profits /Zolmax
• ConAgra Expected to Add 50 Jobs in Batesville /Arkansas Business Online
• Dean Foods: Frostbite Novelty Takes Top Prize in Dean Contest /4-traders
• HJ Heinz shareholders OK acquisition /Chicago Sun-Times
• Hain Celestial Group Downgraded to "Neutral" at Ned Davis Research /Zolmax
• PepsiCo: Oatmeal beats rte cereal on satiety, PepsiCo research shows /FoodNavigator-USA.com
• StarKist Appoints New President, CEO /Consumer Goods Technology
• McDonald's All Day Breakfast: Is This Just a Distraction?
• Produce industry blocking laws to improve food safety
• Dog and cat food, treats recalled nationwide
• Starbucks counts 10M active mobile customers
• Fuzzy Peach begins National Expansion
• Publix, Kroger Cite Social Media Challenges, Opportunities
• Safeway Names President Robert Edwards as CEO
• Mediterranean Diet Helps Preserve Memory And Thinking Abilities
• China: Study backs Chinese-made milk powder brands
• France: Mon Dieu! Fast Food Now Rules In France
• India: Ruchi Soya in joint venture for tomato products
• Sudan: Why rebel advance spells trouble for Coca-Cola

Tuesday, April 30 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Bob: Bimbo Twinkie Rip-Off Will Fizzle When 'Real Thing' Makes Return
• Kraft Foods Targets Home Delivery with "Easier Access" Crystal Light Brand
• US GMO food labelling drive has biotech industry biting back
• And who [Would] be queen of Mondelez/Frito-Lay?
• Did McDonald's Just Lose Its Innovative Touch?
• Big Soda SNAPping Up Welfare Dollars
• What Future for Food Industry's Next Leaders?
• Advocates to Rahm Emanuel: No Coke Ads on Residential Recycling Bins
• Business travelers like Starbucks, Subway, McDonalds
• Little Circles “CheeriOats" Transform Into Cereal Superstar Cheerios
• Frankel to expand Skinnygirl product line
• Friendly's Ice Cream Launches Novelty Product Line Featuring Ten Varieties
• Anheuser-Busch InBev Surpasses Some of its Environmental Targets /Triple Pundit
• Arby's Announces Partnership With King's Hawaiian Brand /PRNewswire
• Cabrera dips into food market with Miggy's Salsa /Crain's Detroit Business
• Dunkin' Donuts Adds Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich To Permanent Menu /PRNewswire
• Frito-Lay: Tostitos Brand Identifies Top 'Party-Ready' Cities For Cinco de Mayo /PRNewswire
• HJ Heinz: 'No' vote urged for Heinz executive bonuses /Pittsburgh Post Gazette
• Nestle SA Rating Reiterated by Sanford C. Bernstein /Zolmax
• Smithfield Foods hams it up with bacon radio ads /The Virginian-Pilot
• Is Michael Pollan a sexist pig?
• The Blindingly Obvious Truth About Bottled Water
• 32 infected with Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121
• ConAgra Recalls Orville Redenbacher's Classic Kettle Korn RTE Popcorn
• Smart & Final Issues Recall - Allergy Alert
• McDonald's Considers All-Day Breakfast Menu
• Starbucks presses social media onward
• Trader Joe's Speculoos cookie butter shortage plagues nation
• Philippines: Higher tax on junk, 'unhealthy' foods pressed
• UK: Those who eat cereal have a higher intake of nutrients
• China: Starbucks for new recipe of success

Monday, April 29 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Bob: That Light in the Tunnel? It's GMO Labeling Train Bearing Down on Marketers
• PepsiCo Snacking on Mondelez Appeals to Shareholders; Shares Surge on Speculation
• Hostess Comeback: New Owner of Twinkies & HoHos to Reopen Kansas Bakery this Summer
• Danone Agrees to Renewed Alliance With Yakult on Yogurt
• Alice Waters, school officials talk teaching with food
• Will All Genetically Engineered Foods Soon Be Labeled?
• Minnesota House to vote on chemical curbs for kid products
• Dean Foods' chocolate milk among 2012 top-5 most successful new brands
• Anheuser-Busch cleared to acquire Modelo
• J.M. Smucker: Lots of PBJ's: How Smucker Stock Tripled Since '09
• Perdue Farms: A New Way to Compost Chicken Waste
• Burger King 1Q Net Climbs Amid Lower Expenses /Fox Business
• Chiquita Brands Names Rick Frier Chief Financial Officer /PerishableNews (press release)
• Chiquita Brands and Organics Unlimited sign banana agreement /Fresh Fruit Portal
• Chobani CEO Honored As Disruptive Innovator At Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards /PR
• Grupo Bimbo: 1st Quarter 2013 Results /4-traders
• White Castle taking its Sliders on the road in two food trucks /Columbus Dispatch (blog)
• Feinstein's Egg Bill Blasted by Animal Protection Organizations
• Stewart Parnell “More of a Flight Risk Now,” U.S. Attorneys Say
• McDonald's Tries Chili-Stuffed Burger in Germany
• Taste Test: McDonald's Egg White Delight
• Sacramento to reconsider limits on big-box stores
• Research on Cranberry Bioactives Further Supports Fruit’s Health Benefits
• Daily sugary beverage raises diabetes risk 22%
• UK: Starbucks defends 'healthy options' in wake of health minister attack
• India: Dunkin' Donuts hopes coffee rush will rein in Starbucks

Friday, April 26 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Bob: PepsiCo-Mondelez Merger? No, Just a Lot of "Speculative" Chatter
• Boxer, DeFazio take fight to Higher level, introduce federal GMO labeling bill
• Buffett's Advice to Coca Cola CEO Muhtar Kent: Stay Ahead of Competitors; Study Failure
• Starbucks And McDonald's Winning Strategy
• California lawmakers to consider new sugar tax
• The science behind beer nuts: peanuts make beer easier to swallow
• US Bottled Water Sales Totaled $11.8 Billion in 2012
• Andrew Zimmern Teams with General Mills' Munchies Food Awards
• Hershey's profit climbs as sales increase; reaches new 52-week high
• Twinkies to return in summer; new owner shuns labor unions
• USDA, dairy industry renew greenhouse gas deal
• Anheuser-Busch Tries To Block Ohio Brewery Measure /Manufacturing.net
• Coca-Cola names James Sommerville as its VP of global design /Co.Design
• Coca-Cola Enterprises net tumbles 44% /MarketWatch
• Continental Grain continues to push for Smithfield Foods split /Reuter
• Dr Pepper Snapple Group: RC TEN cola proves 'pleasant surprise' /BeverageDaily.com
• Dunkin' Brands Reports First Quarter 2013 Results /Press Release
• General Mills has kit for Latino school success /NECN.com
• Hershey Co. Enhances Executive Management Team /Press Release
• Hillshire Brands: BPN Wins Media Duties For Hillshire /MediaPost Communications
• Tyson Foods Given "Outperform" Rating at BMO Capital Markets /Utah People's Post
• White House Foods acquiring W.Va.'s Blue Smoke Salsa /Washington Post
• Robert Redford Calls for Horse Slaughter Ban
• McDonald's Under Attack; Instituting Changes
• Starbucks Story Could Have a Bitter Edge
• Which chain's fast food do consumers like best?
• Investors like what they hear from new Supervalu CEO
• Kroger wins federal tax credits to fight food deserts in 7 states
• Eggs, Also, May Raise Heart Risk Via Gut Bacteria
• UK: Nestle Loses UK Bid to Block Nespresso Rival Capsule Sales
• UK: Frothy coffee and muffin is blamed for Britain's obesity crisis
• India: PepsiCo India launches new cola: Pepsi Atom

Thursday, April 25 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Bob: Bimbo Mexico Threats Ought to Concern US Food Marketers
• Huffington Post's Coca-Cola Taste Test: Is The Soda Best In A Can, Bottle Or Fountain?
• Consumer Demand Growing For home cooked meal Opportunities in a can or a pouch
• PepsiCo Breakup May Be in the Works
• Vermont AG signals interest in food marketing to kids
• Meet the newest star of late-night
• 2nd Annual Fast Casual Trends & Directions Conference on May 17 and 18
• Are egg whites as filling as whole eggs?
• Pressure Mounts to Remove GMOs From Infant Formula
• Chobani: How this young company became No. 1 yogurt brand
• Will Water Wash Away The Coca-Cola Company's Potential?
• Coca-Cola Looks to Mobile Gaming in New Marketing Campaign
• Chiquita Brands says Rick Frier will be its next CFO /Businessweek
• Coca-Cola Wins Marketing Award at Billboard Latin Music Conference /Billboard
• Cott Announces Webcast of Annual and Special Meeting of Shareowners /Stockhouse
• Dean Foods Given New $24.00 Price Target at Sanford C. Bernstein /Daily Political
• Diamond Foods Becomes Oversold /Forbes.com
• Hearst Ranch Beef Moves into Whole Foods Stores in SoCal /Santa Barbara Independent
• Hostess Brands to reopen Columbus, Ga. bakery this summer /al.com (blog)
• Starbucks Nearing All-Time Highs Ahead Of Q2 2013 Earnings /Seeking Alpha
• Tejava Debuts Tea Leaf Sculpted PET Bottle /PR Newswire
• TGI Fridays Unveils New Taste & Share Menu /PR Newswire
• Walmart: Warner Bros. teams with Walmart for 'Man of Steel' /Pittsburgh Post Gazette (blog)
• Nestle Is Built To Survive A Second Great Depression
• Supply Chain Workers Tell Walmart's Dirty Secrets
• Millennials are tech savvy but tightfisted with money
• Natura Pet Food Recall Worries Pet Owners
• Exercise labels on fast-food menus cut calories, study says
• Wendy's Developed New Flatbread To Crush Panera Bread
• Pizza Hut Launches First-Ever Ordering App On Xbox Live
• Starbucks Coffee K-Cup Packs The Most Successful Bev Product of 2012
• Grapes Help Protect Organ Damage Caused By Metabolic Syndrome
• Estonia: Water bottle band notifies users if they need to drink more

Wednesday, April 24 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Frozen food makeover a raw deal for fresh?
• ConAgra's Orville Redenbacher Will Intro New Crunchy, Ready-to-Eat Pop Crunch
• Twinkie Knock-Off: Grupo Bimbo To Launch snack attack while Hostess is hobbled
• America's Sweet on Savory: Survey Reveals Quirky Breakfast Habits
• Mondelez Overhauls Women's rights commitment after criticism
• CSPI Study: chicken, ground beef are riskiest meats
• PepsiCo feeling good about sports nutrition strategy
• Barbara's Introduces New Snackimals Cereals for Kids
• Ginkgo biloba poses cancer risk, CSPI says
• Is Fast Food Feminism's Fault?
• New “Dirty Dozen” Produce List is EWG’s “Oldie”
• Burger King Adds LA, Chicago, SF to Delivery List
• McDonald's Hires Teen Olympian to Tout New Egg Sandwich
• Walmart Mobile App Gives Suppliers Real-Time Inventory Data in Stores
• Healthful Dairy Products Shine With Functional Properties
• Study: Mango Holds Potential to Positively Impact Blood Sugar in Obese
• Studies Link Tart Cherries to Bone Health and Improved Stroke Outcomes
• Canada: New Coke campaign targets obesity worldwide
• UK: Brits Name the Banana their Number One Fruit
• UK: Record grocery market shares for Waitrose, Aldi and Lid
• Canada: Burger King sells Canadian subsidiary to private group /WorldCity
• UK: Aldi own-label gin beats more expensive rivals in blind taste test /The Guardian
• UK: Coca Cola could axe almost 300 jobs in 'devastating blow' /Wakefield Express

Tuesday, April 23 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Spirituality And Sprite, Aisle 1? What An Artist Sees In Wal-Mart
• Companies May Have cut 'Hundreds of tons' of salt, but US sodium intake Still Rising
• Chicago Bakery Union Exec: Don't Blame The Unions For Hostess' Demise
• Chobani's Social Impact: Lessons in Brand Best Practices
• Pouch Packaging Energizes Retail Purchases for Consumers
• Technomic Report Looks at Hispanic Consumer's Foodservice Preferences
• Harris Poll: Coffee And Tea Taste Trumps Convenience And Price
• Banned in New Hampshire: 'Exotic' Mojo malt liquor
• BEMA expects one of largest speaker programs at annual event
• GMA Announces Findings of CPG Industry 'Big Data' Research /PRNewswire
• Coca-Cola's independent bottlers see shifting role
• Chiquita Brands No Longer Top Banana
• Monster Beverage And Its Monstrous Growth Opportunities For 2013
• Group Danone unveils global baby app, online ad
• Kellogg highlights advancements in health and wellness
• Nestlι wants to patent nature: a fennel flower
• Bosco Syrup Introduces Mocha Flavored Syrup /Press Release
• Complex Beverage: Lettuce Tea Refines Formulation, Packaging /BevNET.com
• Dean Foods: TruMoo Chocolate Milk Among Top 5 Most Successful New Brands Of 2012 /PR
• Del Monte Foods: Environment, longevity are key for Yakima cannery /Press Release
• Hershey CSR Scorecard Shows Continued Progress on Key Sustainability Initiatives /PR
• JM Smucker Co. Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.52 /Daily Political
• Nutrisystem to Sell Certain Weight Loss Products at Wal-Mart /4-traders (press release)
• Unilever files international 'tea juice' patent to boost tea taste and color /BeverageDaily.com
• Continued concerns over health risks of high energy drinks on kids
• The food industry should learn to say ‘oops’
• Going green profitable for fast food chains like McDonalds and Starbucks
• Report Finds Starbucks is Top Quick Serve for Q1 2013
• Wendy's: Flatbreads put Wendy's higher on 'healthy' list
• Burger King to Start Serving ‘Lightly Glazed’ Donut Holes /Foodbeast.com
• Kroger pilot program could transform shopping experience
• 'Cinnamon Challenge' fad could result in lung damage
• Teen Breakfast Skippers Who Eat Protein At Breakfast Earn Benefits
• UK: Weetabix to halt production after rain ruins wheat harvests
• Australia: Milking the profits - who's taking the cream?
• India: 'IKEA will not be allowed to sell food items in India'

Monday, April 22 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Could Heinz, Buffet Really Convince the Dorrance Family to Sell Campbell's?
• Danone's Oikos Greek yogurt best-selling yogurt in US in 2012: IRI NPD poll
• Criminal Drug Cartel Targets Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, Threatens to Burn Its Bakery Trucks
• Frozen Food Gets Ready For Its Image Upgrade
• Fido goes organic as private equity eyes pricey pet food
• New York becomes yogurt capital, passing California in production
• Study Proves Kids Don't Always Choose Sugary Cereals
• Coca-Cola Launches New Caffeine Free Coke Zero
• Chiquita Brands' successful turnaround
• Coca-Cola's new brand turns PET bottles into a fashion statement
• PepsiCo To Display Vending Machine Prototype At OneShow
• Chobani's Twin Falls, ID, Plant Named "Plant Of The Year" By Food Engineering /PRNewswire
• Frito-Lay in 'good shape' fueled by premium, says PepsiCo CEO /BakeryAndSnacks.com
• General Mills Stock Rating Reaffirmed by TheStreet /Zolmax
• Gizmo Beverages to expand RTD tea beverage distribution in US /Drinks Business Review
• Hormel Foods Honors Suppliers with Spirit of Excellence Awards /EON: Enhanced Online News
• Mars: M&M'S Racing Goes For Earth Day Green In Kansas /PRNewswire
• Mondelez shares rise on news of Peltz stake /Chicago Tribune
• WhiteWave Foods to spend $68.9m to expand Virginia facility /Just-food.com
• Lobbyists Spend Millions Every Year to Hide the GMOs in Your Fridge
• The Hidden Costs Of That Soda Pop In Your Hands
• Toss $5 Million Frozen Pizza Lawsuit, Judge Is Asked
• CDC Progress Report: Campylobacter and Vibrio Rates Rose in 2012
• Lipton offers Tea Makeover to boost beverage sales
• Mexico: Mexican Coca-Cola bottler unveils $341 Million expansion plan
• Europe: Many smaller soft drink manufacturers battle multinational drinks giant /Balkans.com
• New Zealand: Burger King CEO resigns /New Zealand Herald

Friday, April 19 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Dairy Industry Seeking to Confuse Your Chocolate Milk Label!
• UK Study Claims Western diet lifestyle may lead the way to an early grave
• Consumers Shift Drinking Habits: 6 Trends Beverage Marketers Should Not Ignore
• Consumers attracted to low sodium claims on foods, says new analysis
• New-Product Sales Fueled by Functional Health, Indulgence, Convenience
• Juice bars the new Starbucks'?
• Do You Want (Sweet Potato) Fries with That?
• Website helps people choose healthy foods
• Video: PepsiCo Says New Advertising Helping Bottom Line
• Video: New Breakfast Cereal Claims to Be Aphrodisiac
• Eden Foods Files Suit vs. HHS Mandate, Outraging A Vocal Minority
• PepsiCo Beats Expectations But Soda Struggles
• Hershey adopts front of pack nutrition labelling
• Tea of a Kind Expands Into California, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada
• Anheuser-Busch to sell interest in Chicago distributorship /St. Louis Business Journal (blog)
• Kellogg Co. first-quarter earnings report/conference call is May 2 /Mlive Kalamazoo
• Snyder's-Lance to Host Conference Call and Webcast on Tuesday, May 7th /Press Release
• Review: New healthier Post cereals hit and miss on flavor
• Marketing to The Paleo Consumer
• McDonald’s Pays $700K to Detroit Muslim Community in False Halal Food Lawsuit
• McDonald's Franchisee: 'Obamacare Will Negatively Hit Us Like Nothing Else'
• Elevation Burger feeds growing organic appetite
• Carrageenan: Doubts surface about common food additive's safety
• Gluten: Bad Guy or Bad Rap?
• Moderate Drinking is Fine for Pregnant Women: Study
• China: Content Marketing Key for Coke in China
• India: Danone Says It's 'Treading Cautiously" in Building Up Business in India
• India: Coca Cola’s Sprite bottle contains contaminated substances
• Taiwan: Half-sweet drinks contain too much sugar: foundation
• UK: McDonald's Opts for Freedom Food Pork

Thursday, April 18 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Bob: I Don't Hate Starbucks, But I Don't Like The Phoniness
• Americans still wary of ‘greenwashing’, including organic labels: Harris Poll
• CCD Innovation Report: Nature-Inspired Fruit Trends Nourish Product Innovation
• Vermont Versus Dollar Stores: Fair Fight?
• Heritage influences protein choices of US Hispanics
• Top Food Trends for Chocolate
• Heinz Uses Communispace As Secret Sauce In Foodservice Website Relaunch
• Mrs. Freshley's Gets A "Fresh" New Look
• Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. Smashes Tradition With New Innovations
• Campbell Rises to an All-time High /Zacks.com
• Coca-Cola: Gold Peak tea 'rapidly on way to becoming a $1bn Brand /FoodNavigator-USA.com
• Coca-Cola to Replace Pepsi in Ann Arbor Parks /The Ann Arbor Chronicle
• Diamond Foods to adopt Transplace's SaaS /Logistics Manager
• HJ Heinz execs take golden parachutes /Pittsburgh Post Gazette
• Hormel Foods Rating Reiterated by Stephens /Zolmax
• Nestlι cuts packaging plastics by 34% since 1991 /Plastics & Rubber Weekly
• Snyder's-Lance marks a century with snack launches /BakeryAndSnacks.com
• What does the Food Babe want from Kraft stud Anderson Davis?
• Most moms will dine out on Mother's Day, finds Technomic
• Montana Farms and Ranches With Small Herds to Sell Raw Milk
• TCU: Chick-fil-A, Pizza Hut dining on campus "unlikely"
• Starbucks Begins Testing of 'Sparkling' Items
• McDonald's: Deal expected in Muslims' suit against McDonald's /CTV News
• Majority Of U.S. Citizens Have Inadequate Levels Of Vitamin E In Their Diet
• China: Coca-Cola promises 'greener' drinks bottles
• India: McDonald's continues its localisation approach
• Australia: Parmalat concerned over Coles milk deal
• Europe Finds 4.4% of 'Beef' Really Horse
• India: Danone signs Karisma Kapur as brand ambassador /Financial Express
• UK: Why quotas are out and openness is in at PepsiCo /The Guardian (blog)

Wednesday, April 17 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Bob: Apollo-Metropoulos Twinkies? Doesn't Sound Quite As Tasty
• Dean Foods to ‘accelerate’ cost-cutting efforts in 2013 to offset private label loss
• Top 100 Brands in Global Social Media: Restaurant, Beverage & Tech Get Most Chatter
• Can Starbucks Compete in the Grocery Store?
• Even as the economy shows improvement, consumers remain tight
• Stewart Parnell Wants His Passport Back for Business Travel
• CEO reruns: When the devil you know makes sense
• The Hershey Company: Chocolate With An Attitude
• 3 years after splashy $12.3 billion deal, Coke to Refranchise Bottling System
• Mode Drinks Brings Coco Fresco to US Market
• Coca-Cola: First quarter profit beats Wall Street expectations /BlueRidgeNow.com
• Chiquita: Ex-CEO Aguirre to receive nearly $5M in severance /Charlotte Business Journal (blog)
• H.J. Heinz Receives "Buy" Rating from TheStreet /Mideast Time
• Roman Meal hires vp of customer collaboration /Baking Business
• Fast Food Ban in South L.A. May Be Overturned
• What a food consumer wants
• White Paper, Predicts Future of Mobile Shopper Marketing
• 5 things moms get wrong at the grocery store
• How McDonald's Built its Burger Empire
• Chick-fil-A tosses its old salad menu /Pensacola News Journal
• Four emerge as Wal-Mart CEO candidates
• Beetroot juice 'helps lower blood pressure'
• UK: Inside the world's largest food company: Interview with Nestlι HRD
• UK: Coca-Cola to close Coke Zone points scheme
• Mexico: Nestle Disallowed to use Pfizer baby food brands
• Europe: Danone sees European sales fall by 5.2% /Irish Times

Tuesday, April 16 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Bob: 'Killer' Energy Drinks? Compared to What?
• You want tater tots with that? Restaurants step up food innovations
• Frozen-Food Rivals Plot Campaign to Halt the Sales Slump in Freezer Case
• Kroger doubles up Walmart on market share in Home Base
• Sweeteners in Milk Lead to Label Fight
• Acquisitions & takeovers highlight active quarter in food and bev industry
• Five Workers at Wyoming Premium Farms Convicted of Animal Cruelty
• Diamond Foods Expected To Drop Further
• Frito-Lay Introduces Lay's Wavy Garlic & Sea Salt flavored potato chips
• Mars Chocolate NA Readies for Valentine's Day 2014
• Peet's, Caribou owner to buy former Sara Lee coffee business
• Chiquita makes changes to executive payments /FreshPlaza
• Whole Foods CEO says the right decision Isn’t Always Easy
• Survey: What's Cookin' in the US?
• “Ag-Gag” Bills Are Dead, Alive, and Undergoing Changes
• Manda Packing Recalls 468,000 Pounds of Meat Products
• US Marshals Seize Food at New York-based Kosher Food Facility
• Burger King takes slow steps forward after long malaise
• McDonald's Cranks Up The Volume on 'Value'
• The Next Big Marketing Weapon For Supermarkets --The Dietitian
• Whole Foods pushes forward on product labeling initiatives
• Why Is Starbucks Cutting The Price Of Its Grocery Coffee?
• Kroger To Source 100% Of Palm Oil From Sustainable Sources
• Nestle USA Launches "Balance Your Plate" Education Campaign
• Japan: Danone reluctant to conduct hostile takeover bid for Yakult
• Canada: Walmart Canada Launches Magazine /Wall Street Journal (blog)
• UK: Flemish dieticians apologize for Coca-Cola-sponsored sugar ads /FoodNavigator.com

Monday, April 15 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Bob: For Its Future? Heinz Looks To China, But Shouldn't Forget U.S.
• Heinz’s new CEO could whip up something tasty by Acquiring Campbell’s Soup
• Starbucks to Slash Price of Ground Coffee Products in Grocery Aisle by 10% or More
• How Walmart Plans to Bring Back 'Made in America'
• Will fixing customer service get McDonald's back on track?
• Report confronts energy beverage makers over labeling, marketing practices
• CNY dairy farmers seeing business boost from Greek yogurt
• Rutgers prepares to break ground on $55M food nutrition institute
• Scientists Use The Force To Decode Secrets Of Our Gut
• Desire For More Convenient Packaging, Nutrition, Shaping Future Products
• 'Kool-Aid Man' Gets a New Look
• Hershey Co Lauded One of America's '100 Best Corporate Citizens'
• Chiquita: Former CEO Fernando Aguirre left with $5.7 million in severance /Charlotte Observer
• Kellogg Given Buy Rating at Deutsche Bank /Daily Political
• Mondelez International Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Goldman Sachs /Mideast Time
• PepsiCo's Overweight Rating Reaffirmed at Barclays Capital /The Utah People's Post
• Tyson Foods Recognizes Premier Carriers of the Year /MFRTech
• To survive, fast food will have to think fresh
• Obama’s Budget Seeks to Slash Horsemeat and Catfish Inspection
• Deli Meat Listeria Recall Expands to Include 468,000 Pounds of Product
• China: Bottled water scandal highlights food safety challenges
• India: Wal-Mart says it did not bribe its way into India
• UK: Retailers Accused Of Misleading Consumers With Copycat Own Brands
• Ireland: There will be prosecutions over horse meat: Coveney /Irish Independent
• Jamaica: Jurg Blaser: Nestlι's new man in Jamaica /Jamaica Gleaner

Friday, April 12 Morning Cup  Read This Issue
• Bob: Don't Doubt It, Kraft Wants To Mess With Starbuck's Grocery Ambitions
• Customers Are Changing: Taco Bell Promises Better Nutrition — By 2020
• University of California-San Diego Study: Setting Drink Size Limits Could Backfire
• Coffee: A $30 billion-A-Year National Foodie Fixation
• Major League Baseball and Kellogg Announce Multi-Year Sponsorship Deal
• Taste-Off: The best instant coffee
• Starbucks, Ben & jerry's: Betting against climate scientists is ‘false hope’
• ‘Bottom-Of-The-Cereal-Bowl’ Taste Now Packaged as an Actual Drink
• Burger King CEO to take Heinz reins after deal
• Unilever: Hellmann's Introduces Its First Ever Whipped Tangy Dressing
• Pacific Foods Introduces New All Natural Ready-to-Eat Pasta Meals
• Blue Dog Mead launches first mead in cans in US /FoodBev.com
• ConAgra Mills executive Brad Berentson chosen for Ardent financial role /Food Business News
• Farmland Foods and Boulevard have teamed up on beer brats /Pitch Weekly
• Heineken strives to ‘Ignite’ innovation with first ever interactive beer bottle /FoodNavigator
• Nestle SA Given "Overweight" Rating at Barclays Capital /Daily Political
• Pinnacle Foods aims to refinance existing debt /NJBIZ
• Consistent coupon clipping can cut consumer costs considerably
• Fetus Not Vulnerable to BPA, Government Study Shows
• McDonald's Apologizes For Big Mac 'You're Not Alone' Ad
• Is Dunkin’ In Danger?
• Starbucks kicks iTunes download cards and goes 100 percent digital
• Whole Foods GMO Stance: Savvy PR or Chilling Effect on Innovation?
• Some drinking tied to longer life post-breast cancer
• Belgium: Coca Cola-sponsored sugar campaign sparks controversy
• Switzerland: Nestle Chairman Warns on Swiss Regulations
• China: Nestle Places High-Stakes Bet On Chinese Coffee Market

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