Snacks
Feeling a bit sluggish, are we? Are there too many obligations scheduled into too few hours of the day? Have you found yourself wishing you could morph into some sort of superhero? You’re not alone. Our society is one on the run – we juggle our various lives like circus performers. How do we get it all done?
The more grounds you have in the basket, the more trouble the water has flowing through.
Convenience and quality was the name of the game at the 2007 International Food & Beverage Show in Toronto, Ont. And it was AFC Food Group’s new line of Signature Grills frozen sandwiches that proved to be a major contender.
JCM American recently announced a new distribution relationship with Hemisphere West International. Under the agreement, HWi will represent JCM products across North America to the car wash, kiosk, self-service, parking and transportation industries. JCM products will also be featured on HWi’s website,www.hwiglobal.com. The arrangement becomes effective immediately.
LAKEVILLE– Ocean Spray and PepsiCo announced a long-term strategic alliance in which Pepsi-Cola North America will market, bottle and distribute single-serve cranberry juice products in the U.S. and Canada under the Ocean Spray name. The agreement also includes opportunities for the development of new product innovations across multiple trade channels in the future.
Skee-Ball’s Phoenix manufacturing facility is moving. Parts and services for the complete line of Skee-Ball products have been transitioned into the Skee-Ball headquarters in Chalfont, Pennsylvania.
Dairy products giant Saputo Inc. envisions future acquisitions and will re-evaluate the future of its snack-cake division Culinar, its only non-dairy division, president and CEO Lino Saputo Jr. said. The Quebec-based company has a very low debt, which makes it easy to raise capital, Saputo said in an interview after a luncheon speech to the Canadian Club in May.
The Coca-Cola Co., the world’s largest beverage maker, hopes to make its products more important to people and relevant in their lives with its latest advertising campaign.
CHICAGO (AP) – PepsiCo Inc. is taking on Coca-Cola Co. in court, but this time it’s not a cola war. PepsiCo’s Gatorade beverage business filed a lawsuit in March in U.S. District Court against Coca-Cola’s Powerade unit to stop an ad campaign that it claims is false and deceptive
BRANTFORD – Dure Foods is very pleased to announce Mark Chambers has been appointed Dure Foods’ National Sales Manager. He will be responsible for the overall direction and growth of sales across Canada. Mark has been working with Dure Foods within Ontario since 1997, through BJ Golding and Associates brokerage firm.
KITCHENER – Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods Inc. is closing a plant in Brampton, Ont., and consolidating production in its operations in Quebec and Atlantic Canada. 
CHICAGO (AP) – When W. Wrigley Jr. Co. bought the popular Life Savers and Altoids candy brands earlier this year, many analysts said the top chewing gum maker was going on a buying spree to take a bigger bite out of the candy market.
Twizzlers, Reese’s and York Peppermint Patty – meet your sugar-free counterparts.
Consumers, in today’s ever-changing cultural climate, have come to expect choices. It’s the foundation of North American economics – from the practical to the inanimate. Without these changing tastes, every coffee would taste like Tim Hortons and every potato chip would be regular.
Everyone hates pollution, yet few of us are aware of our role in its creation.  Believe it or not, everything we buy or sell has two costs: the first when we make a purchase and the second when we discard the waste packaging. The more waste there is to process, the higher the cost. Many would like to just shrug this off as the usual doom-and-gloom of environmentalists, but as space for landfills and waste disposal becomes more expensive and harder to find, the issue of waste from over-packaging becomes a much more costly and immediate problem for us as business-people as well as citizens.
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