Snacks
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Settlement will reduce carcinogens in potato chips Snack lovers, rejoice: Munching on potato chips just got a little healthier.
July 31, 2008, Toronto – Cott Corp. has reported a second-quarter loss of US$1.8 million, down from year-ago earnings of $4.7 million, as revenue for the world's largest maker of store-brand soft drinks declined 6.4 per cent to $466.5 million.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Soft drink sales continue to be flat Cott Corp. has reported a second-quarter loss of 1.8 million dollars US, down from year-ago earnings of 4.7 million dollars, as revenue for the world's largest maker of store-brand soft drinks declined 6.4 per cent to 466.5 million dollars.
NEW PRODUCTS New snack bars Shandiz Natural Foods, a Canadian producer of organic snacks since 1988, has introduced Taste of Nature® bars.
"Take two Kit Kat bars and call me in the morning.”
The opening of the Amusement Showcase International (ASI) at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (March 16-18) brought over 120 exhibitors occupying 354 booths and 3,376 attendees to see “what’s hot” for the amusement industry.
It took no small amount of fortitude for Glen Jackson of Ryan Vending, to first mutter the words “registered dietician” and “vending operator” in the same sentence.
Apr. 9, 2008, San Antonio, TX – Esco Imports, a premier importer and distributor of wholesale toys and wholesale novelties has entered the redemption toy business.
GUELPH – An ad hoc committee established by the federal health ministry documented health concerns regarding trans and saturated fats 25 years ago. However, the results and recommendations from that committee’s work were never made     public.
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.

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