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Tony Robbins

Leading Off  
Denise Morrison: How She Became The First Woman CEO At Campbell Soup Co.
Forbes - I spoke to Denise Morrison, the President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, about how Campbell's is adapting to younger customers, how corporate culture impacts consumerism, how she was able to break the glass ceiling, the importance of a well-being program and her best career advice..... Under Morrison's leadership, Campbell is realizing the potential of its Purpose, Real food that matters for life's moments. She has a distinguished track record of building strong businesses and growing iconic brands. She became CEO in August 2011, after more than eight years at Campbell and more than 30 years in the food business. Read.

& Brands on Twitter
AB InBev
Amys Kitchen
Annies Homegrown
Azteca Foods
Baked by Melissa
Barry Callebaut
Ben & Jerrys
Betty Crocker
Beyond Meat
Blakes All Natural
Blue Bell
Blue Bunny
Bolthouse Farms
Burger King
Campbell soup Co. 

Cheesecake Factory
Chiquita Brands
Churchs Chicken
Coca-Cola Co. 
ConAgra Foods
Cott Beverages
CowWow Cereal Milk
Dairy Queen
Dannon Co. 
Dean Foods
Diamond Foods
Dr Pepper snapple
Dunkin Donuts
EVOL Foods
Fage UsA
Five Guys
Flowers Foods
Foster Farms
Garden Fresh
General Mills
Good Humor
Goya Foods
Hain Celestial
Hampton Creek
Happy Egg Co.
Healthy Choice

Hershey Co. 
Hersheys Kisses
Hillshire Brands
Honest Tea
Hormel Foods
Hostess Brands
Hostess snacks
Hot Pockets
Jack Links Jerky
Jimmy Dean
JM smucker

Just Born Inc. 
Kashi Foods
Kellogg Co. 
Kona Red
Kraft Heinz Co. 
M&M Brands
McCormick spices
Michael Foods
Mondelez Intl
Moosehead Breweries
Mountain Dew
Nestle UsA
Noodles & Co. 
Orville Redenbacher
Panera Bread
PEEPs Brand
Pepperidge Farm
Pilgrims Pride
Pinnacle Foods
Pizza Hut
POM Wonderful
Popeyes Chicken
Reeses PB Cups
Republic of Tea
Rudis Organic
sams Club
shake shack
smithfield Foods
sonic Drive-In
starbucks Coffee
Taco Bell
Talking Rain
Target stores
Tyson Foods

Walmart Labs
White Castle
WhiteWave Foods
Whole Foods
YUM Brands


Ad Age
Beef Magazine
Beverage Digest
Beverage Industry
Candy & snack
Candy UsA
Confectionery News
Cornell Food Lab
FDA Recalls
Food Business News
Food Dive
Food Genius
Food in Canada
Food Industry
Food Insight
Food Institute
Food Navigator UsA
Food Processing
Food safety News
Food Tank
Grocery HQ
Hartman Group
HuffPost Food
Ipsos Marketing
Medical News Today
MsN Lifestyle
National Restaurant
New Food Magazine
NPR Food
Packaged Facts
Packaging Digest
Pew Research
Pew Hispanic
QsR Magazine
Restaurant News

Rudd Center
The Packer
UsDA Food safety

Company & Name--Brand

7-Eleven stores
AB InBev
Active Health Foods
American Crystal
Amys Kitchen
Azteca Foods
Ben & Jerrys
Bimbo Bakeries UsA
Borden Dairy
Bosco Products
Brown--Forman Corp
Burger King Corp. 
Campbell soup
Cheesecake Factory
Chiquita Brands
Churchs Chicken
Circle K
Coca--Cola Co. 
ConAgra Foods
ConAgra Mills
Cott Corp
CowWow Cereal Milk
Crystal Farms
Dairy Queen
Dannon Co. 
Darden Restaurants
Dean Foods
Decas Cranberry

Del Monte Foods
Diamond Foods
Dole Food Co. 
Dominos Pizza
Dr Pepper
Dr Pepper snapple
El Pollo Loco
Flowers Foods
Fortune Brands
Foster Farms
Freebird Chicken
Fresh Express
General Mills
Gerber Products
Gortons Inc. 
Goya Foods
H. J. Heinz Co. 
Hain-Celestial Grp
Healthy Choice
Hershey Co. 
Hillshire Farms
Honest Tea
Hormel Foods
Hostess Foods
HP Hood
Imperial sugar
Ito En N. America
J. M. smucker Co. 
J.R. simplot
J&J snack Foods
Jamba Juice
Jelly Belly Candy Co
Jimmy Dean
Jones soda Co
Just Born Inc
Kashi Co. 
Kellogg Co. 
Keystone Foods
Kona Red
Kraft Foods
Kroger Co. 
Land OLakes
Lays Brand
Leprino Foods
Little Caesars
Long Horn
Long John silvers
McCain Foods
McCormick & Co. 
McDonalds Corp
McKee Foods
Maple Leaf Foods
Mars Inc. 
Meals to Heal
Michael Foods
Miller Lite
Moes southwest
Mom Brands
Monster Energy
Mountain Dew
Nabisco World
National Chicken
National Restaurant
Nestle sA
Nestle UsA
Ocean spray
Ole Mexican Foods
Original soupMan

Parmalat Canada
Perdue Farms
Perkins Restaurants
Pilgrims Pride Corp. 
Pinnacle Foods
Post Foods
Ralcorp Holdings
Ralphs Grocery
Red Bull UsA
Red Lobster
Rich Products Corp
Ruiz Foods
safeway Inc. 
sanderson Farms
saputo Inc. 
sargento Foods
schreiber Foods
schwan Food Co
seneca Foods
skippy Peanut

smart Baking Co. 
smithfield Foods
snyders-Lance Inc
soBe Beverages
starbucks Coffee Co
subway Restaurants
sunkist Growers
sunny Delight
   Beverage Co. 
Tootsie Roll Indus
Trader Joes
TreeHouse Foods
Tropicana Products
Tyson Foods
Unilever UsA
Walmart stores
Wells Enterprises
Wendys Intl
WhiteWave Foods
Whole Foods
YUM! Brands

Flavors & Ingredients

Agilex Flavors &

Allen Flavors
Aromatech Intl
Bell Flavors &

Bickford Flavors
Blue Pacific Flavors
Blue star Flavors
Carmi Flavor and
Fragrance Co. 

Comax Flavors
D.D. Williamson
David Michael & Co
Edlong Dairy

Flavor Dynamics
Flavor Infusion
Flavor systems Intl
FONA International
Fontana Flavors
Gamay Flavors
Givaudan Flavors
GLCC Flavors
Gold Coast

Gum Technology
H.B. Taylor Co
Hagelin Flavor

Innova Flavors
Intl Flavors &
Fragrances (IFF)

International Food
   Products (IFPC)
Kalsec Inc
Kikkoman UsA
McCormick & Co. 
Mane Inc. 
Mission Flavors &

Monsanto Co. 
Mother Murphys

National Flavors
National Fruit Flavor
Natural Flavors Inc

Newly Weds Foods

Nu-Tek Food

Ottens Flavors
Penford Corp. 
Prinova UsA
Proliant Meat

sargento Food

sensient Colors
sensient Flavors
Sethness Co.
summit Hill Flavors
synergy Flavors
T. Hasegawa UsA
Target Flavors
Ungerer & Co. 
Virginia Dare

Watson Inc.

Weber Flavors

WILD Flavors

- B&G Foods names new CFO
- Dean Foods net income drops 91% as dairy challenges mount
- Hain Celestial sales and income surge
- NightFood Launching First National TV Campaign
- Starbucks opens first Princi bakery in Seattle
Choc Horror: Fans Outraged by Nutella's Secret Recipe Change
Company admits it has 'fine-tuned' the chocolate spread to include more fat, more sugar and fewer hazelnuts
The Guardian
- It's the gloopy chocolate and hazelnut spread that has become a worldwide food phenomenon, whether slathered on toast or eaten straight from the jar by the spoonful. But aficionados of Nutella are up in arms after discovering that the recipe has been secretly changed, with more sugar and fat - but fewer hazelnuts. Ferrero, Nutella's Italian manufacturer, admitted it had carried out "fine-tuning" but insisted the nutritional value of the new version was similar to its predecessor..... "We are shocked to see Nutella has ramped up the amount of sugar in its already sweet product," said Kawther Hashem, nutritionist at Action on Sugar..... Furious Nutella fans took to Twitter to criticise the changes, using the hashtag #boycottNutella..... Chocolate fans can be unsettled by tweaks to their favourite products. In November last year the confectionery giant Mondelēz sparked uproar by changing the shape of the popular Toblerone bar, a move fans described as "stupid", "ridiculous" and "just plain dumb". Read.

For Food Giants, Rising Tide of E-Commerce Means Sink or Swim
Chicago Tribune - Have you ever plucked a bottle of ketchup from a grocery store shelf after remembering your kids finished the last bottle the night before? Or perhaps you've indulged in a box of cookies that wasn't on the grocery list but still somehow ended up in your cart? These spontaneous purchases are a challenge for some of the largest packaged food companies as they try to appeal to shoppers staring at their screens instead of wandering the aisles..... "What is new is the frequency and the speed at which the market is changing," said George Zoghbi, strategic adviser for Kraft Heinz..... The vast majority of retailers now offer in-store pickup or delivery, said Zoghbi, who was formerly the company's chief operating officer for its U.S. business. And, he noted, people shop differently when buying groceries online versus walking down the the aisles. Read.

Stop Routinely Using Antibiotics in Animals Raised for Food, WHO Says - The World Health Organization (WHO) is now recommending against the routine use of antibiotics in food animals, according to new guidelines released by the international public health agency. Many farms give these drugs to chickens, cows, pigs, and other farm animals not only to treat illness, but also to promote growth and prevent disease--two uses the new WHO guidelines explicitly advise against. A majority of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used for this purpose..... "There's been a lot of attention given to reducing antibiotic use in human medicine, and that's extremely important," says Jean Halloran, director of food policy initiatives at Consumer Reports. "But the WHO is now being very clear that this heavy use in animals is a direct threat to human health." Read.

"Vegetarians and vegans together account for less than 15 percent of all consumers and their numbers do not grow very rapidly, but a growing number of consumers identify themselves as flexitarian or lessitarian, meaning that they've cut back on their consumption of animal-based foods and beverages. It is this group that is most responsible for the significant and ongoing shift from dairy milk to plant-based milk."
David Sprinkle, research director of Packaged Facts, quoted at Read.
Around the Net    
Top Food & Beverage Trends Shaping Your Meals in 2018
Markets Insider/PRNewswire - A research leader on trends in the food industry, Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) has identified its annual top culinary trends that will stand out on menus, expand onto grocery shelves, and attract consumer interest across the U.S. in the year ahead..... "Some culinary trends may rise and fall within the same calendar year, yet many of the most relevant trends follow longer arcs, manifesting in connected, yet new, innovations along the way," says Liz Moskow, SRG Culinary Director. "This year, we wanted to highlight the 'trendjectories' taken by the trends that allow them to maintain relevance and stay front and center in the minds of consumers." Read.
- Plant-Based Brands Lobby Against Dairy Pride Act
Beverage Industry News & Trends       
Big Soda Aims to Reduce Calories, Sugar in Drinks
"Our industry has already evolved over the last decade to keep up with Americans' changing tastes and provide beverage options with less sugar and fewer calories. If you walk down beverage aisles today, you'll notice that they look different than they did 20, even 10 years ago. You'll find more options with less or no sugar than ever before, such as teas, enhanced waters, and smaller portions sizes of old favorites. Sales of these smaller packages of Pepsi, Coke, and Dr. Pepper, among other brands, are consistently growing."
Excerpt from an article posted by Katherine McLane, Texas Beverage Assn., at The Rivard Report. Read.
- Cup of Tea a Day Can Keep the Pain Away
Category Snapshot: Butter    
Which butter is the better butter?
Columbia Basin Herald - It took numerous trips to various local megamarts to get a good selection. The test included Kirkland Signature butter, Challenge butter, Amish Country Roll butter, Gold 'n Soft margarine, Darigold butter, Land O'Lakes butter, Plugra butter, Tillamook butter, WinCo butter, Kerrygold butter and Lucerne butter. OK, so I threw the margarine in there only because it's kind of like butter, but not. I didn't think anyone would be fooled. You might ask, why try the butters by themselves and not bake a simple cookie out of them? The results we found were that many of the butters were so close in flavor profiles that introducing flavors of flour and sugar would mask any nuances... Read.
Category Snapshot: GMO Foods    
Genetically modified apple reaches US stores, but will consumers bite? - This month, bags of sliced apples will hit grocery-store shelves in the midwestern United States for the first time. Shoppers who purchase the apples can leave the slices out for snacking, because of a feat of genetic engineering that prevents their flesh from browning when exposed to air. The 'Arctic apple' is one of the first foods to be given a trait intended to please consumers rather than farmers... Read.
- Film could change public sentiments about GMOs
Commentary & Analysis    
Big meat and big dairy's climate emissions put Exxon Mobil to shame
"It's now clear that the world cannot avoid climate catastrophe without addressing the staggering emissions from the largest meat and dairy conglomerates. Over the past few decades, the meat and dairy majors have become immensely powerful and have successfully pushed policies to support rapid growth of industrial meat and dairy production and consumption around the world, at all costs. One consequence, among many, is that livestock production now contributes nearly 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions..."
Excerpt from a column posted by Juliette Majot and Devlin Kuyek at Read.
Companies, Categories  & Brands    
Boulder Food Group sees first portfolio payout as Nestle buys Chameleon Cold Brew
Boulder Daily Camera - Venture capital firm Boulder Food Group cashed in last week when Nestle bought organic coffee brand Chameleon Cold-Brew as the food giant sought to expand its coffee offerings..... The brand was one of the first investments for BFG, which began fundraising in 2014 and secured $33.3 million, according to SEC documents. It has made nine picks so far, including Boulder's Skratch Labs, Good Day Chocolate and Quinn Popcorn (now Quinn Snacks). Read.
Carlsberg turns to artificial intelligence in 'Beer Fingerprinting' project - A multi-million dollar investment has been made into a research project for measuring and sensing flavors and aromas in beer, with Carlsberg and Microsoft among the team behind the project. The development of the sensor platform holds 'enormous potential' for broader research and to facilitate new start-ups, according to Carlsberg Research Laboratory..... The technology will help distinguish between all the flavors developed daily in the Carlsberg laboratory. Read.
- Chalice Farms Announces New Seasonal Cannabis Edibles
- Fifty50 Foods Unveils New Packaging for Low-Glycemic Products
- Inventure Foods loss tops $25 million in third quarter
- Pacific Coast Fruit Co. recalls processed salads
- Powerful Brand Announces $4M Investment Round
Foodservice Industry /News & Trends    
Red Robin to pause unit growth at end of 2018
Nation's Restaurant News - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. will pause unit growth at the end of 2018 amid casual-dining "category volatility," the company CEO said Monday. Denny Marie Post, CEO of the Greenwood Village, Colo.-based casual-dining brand, said halting unit growth would give the company time to test new approaches..... "Our focus on compelling everyday value and the progress we have made in growing our off-premise business continued to pull us away from the category and we are now competing favorably with best-in-class casual dining chains." Read.
- Au Bon Pain Launches Special Holiday Menu
- Halo Top is opening a scoop shop in Los Angeles
- Jeni's to release first-ever dairy-free ice cream
Government, Politics & Regulatory    
Trump Administration Moves Ahead With Obama Menu-Label Law
U.S. News & World Report - The Trump administration is moving ahead with a law from the Obama years that will require calorie counts to appear on foods served at restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains nationwide. Despite years of opposition by some food sellers, the Food and Drug Administration is offering only minor accommodations to industry complaints about the difficulties of displaying the information. The FDA posted recommendations Tuesday to help businesses comply with the law. Read.
Health & Wellness    
Food Safety Can Be Crucial For People with Diabetes
PR Newswire (press release) - Practicing food safety is critical because diabetes can affect the function of various organs and systems of the body, making those living with this disease more susceptible to infections and pathogens that cause foodborne illness (often called "food poisoning"). When persons with diabetes contract a foodborne illness, they are more likely to have a lengthier illness, undergo hospitalization, or even die. This increased risk is why food choices and safe food handling are critical in managing this chronic disease. Read.
World Report    
Europe: Coca-Cola to double use of recycled plastic in PET bottles to 50% - Coca-Cola has announced a new set of sustainability commitments in Western Europe: saying it will ensure all packaging is recyclable or reusable; and aiming to collect 100% of its packaging. It will also use 50% recycled plastic in its PET bottles and work on developing new sustainable packaging materials. Greenpeace UK says the commitments are 'encouraging': but that more immediate action is needed ahead of 2025, when most of the targets are set for. Read.
- UK: Twinings Sees Opportunities Brewing in Brexit Britain

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