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June 6, 2012News for the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry

  Company Watch 
  • Molson Coors makes bid for greater presence on world stage
    Molson Coors will become the world's seventh-largest brewer when it completes its $3.5 billion acquisition of Central and Eastern European brewer StarBev LP this month, which also marks a significant step onto the global stage for the Colorado-based company. The brewer, which gets 98% of its sales from the U.S., Canada and Great Britain, is following rivals in a bid to expand in developing markets. The Wall Street Journal (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Private-label products grow in popularity with consumers
    Thirty-eight percent of shoppers reported purchasing more private-label products last year, compared with 32% in 2010, according to Perception Research Services. Eighty-six percent said they bought private-label products regularly. More than half said they felt savvy when buying private label, and virtually none felt embarrassment doing so. Packaging Digest (6/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Miracle Whip cause-advertising clips spread comedy
    Kraft Foods is enlisting actor Jeffrey Tambor, singer Wynonna Judd and comedian Michael Ian Black in a series of mock public-service announcements touting underappreciated Miracle Whip. The mcgarrybowen-created videos direct viewers from YouTube, Alloy, Hulu and AOL to a Facebook page where sympathetic viewers are asked to sign a pledge against "unfair judgment" of the misunderstood sandwich spread. Adweek (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • P&G seeks to improve lives with new resolution-keeping campaign
    Procter & Gamble announced a new campaign that seeks to help consumers reconnect with their now-abandoned New Year's resolutions by inspiring them to create smaller, more manageable goals to improve their everyday lives. The website will offer tips for smart living as well as deals on P&G products. The company will also launch a month-long social media campaign to generate awareness. Drug Store News (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health & Wellness 
  • Disney to ban some snack food advertising to children under 12
    Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it will begin limiting advertisements for snack food on programs intended for young children, and it will also launch a special grocery store label to help promote nutritious food for kids starting in 2015. The decision comes amid increasing pressure from the public and government to find ways to curb the nation's childhood obesity problem. The Grocery Manufacturers Association called the move "another important step" to helping consumers stick to a healthy diet. Reuters (6/5), MSN (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Quaker Oats debuts new product development center
    PepsiCo's Quaker Oats opened its new Quaker Oats Center of Excellence, a research lab aimed at using the latest science and technology to develop products designed to promote cardiovascular health and add more whole grains to the American diet. "Oat science has already revealed important benefits such as heart health and satiety, but we've only scratched the surface when it comes to the power of the oat and all it can do," said center director Dr. Marianne O'Shea. FoodNavigator (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Survey: Consumers want calorie counts on convenience foods
    More than three-quarters of U.S. consumers want to see calorie counts on hot dogs, sandwiches and other ready-to-eat foods they buy at convenience stores and supermarkets, according to a new survey. "Menu labeling at chain restaurants will be enormously helpful. But it doesn't make sense to create loopholes for certain companies, when that's not what Congress intended and it's not what people want," said Margo G. Wootan, director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. United Press International (6/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government & Food Safety 
  • FDA updates Reportable Food Registry for better tracking
    The FDA aims to improve the Reportable Food Registry by adding a dozen questions to help the agency respond more quickly to food-safety issues and track patterns. The questions include information about whether the reportable food already underwent treatment for contamination as well as a description of the root cause of contamination. The FDA will make the questions mandatory by year-end. FoodNavigator (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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