Snacks
Last month our editorial focused on the new advocacy campaign launched by the Canadian Automatic Merchandising Association.
The current fears over an economic recession south of the border, and its peripheral effects on the Canadian manufacturing sector, are valid; yet roll into our cultural psyche with a double edge.
A Denver man, believed to be the only consumer to develop “popcorn lung” from regular servings of microwave popcorn, filed a lawsuit claiming injury from the artificial butter flavouring that previously sickened only popcorn factory workers.
Kraft Foods Inc. said last month it will sell two juice brands to Sunny Delight Beverages Co, the latest move by the world’s second-largest food and drink maker to better focus on its massive stable of products.
The Coca-Cola Co. announced it has reached agreements with its bottlers to distribute products from Vitaminwater maker Glaceau, which Coca-Cola acquired earlier this year.
There will be some, without question, who will say: “What would you expect?” And the truth is, yes, we have a responsibility to our advertisers. They are the economic engine that drives our role in the industry, and allows us to communicate with our readers on a regular basis.
Robert C. Fay, Merit Entertainment’s director of government relations, has announced that nine complete copies of Merit Force products were recently seized in raids conducted in Kuala Lumpur by Malaysia’s Enforcement Division of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs. The raids took place at two retail shops and the authorities are currently holding the evidence seized.
North America’s snack food makers are marketing smaller portion packs, using healthier fats and reducing sugar in some of the public’s favourite potato chips and cookies.
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. said it will launch a new line of sugar-free gum this summer as the chewing gum maker tries to recapture market share lost to rival Cadbury Schweppes PLC.
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.
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