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Infographic: Foodservice Needs, Behaviors Show Generation Gap

July 25, 2014 12:41 pm | by Technomic

Generation Z, the first true digital generation, prioritizes speed of service, technology and having what they want, when they want it. Information on Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers is also included as part of a study conducted by Technomic.

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Wake Up, America! 10 Hours of Energy in One Shot

July 25, 2014 9:57 am | by LXR Biotech, LLC

Eternal Energy TR introduces a new patented time-released energy blend that provides energy and focus for up to 10 hours. That's twice as long as the category leader. The company said it saw a need for a product that gets you through the entire work day.

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Munch on This: Chips That Are Actually Good For You

July 25, 2014 9:51 am | by Quest Nutrition

The latest innovation in the snacking industry is here. Quest Protein Chips are the first high-protein snack potato chip that are actually good for you, instead of just "less bad." Each personal size bag boasts a full 21 grams of high-quality whey-based protein.

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Pork Giant WH Group Makes Second IPO Attempt

July 25, 2014 9:40 am | by Associated Press

WH Group, the Chinese pork producer that attempted a $5.3 billion initial public offering earlier this year before scrapping it, is making a second IPO attempt. The company, which bought U.S. producer Smithfield Foods last year, said the deal would raise $2 billion.

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Premiumization is Key to Increased Distilled Spirits Consumption

July 25, 2014 9:31 am | by Beverage Information & Insights Group

According to the Beverage Information & Insights Group's 2014 Liquor Handbook, premium distilled spirits are coming back strong in today's economy. Consumers seem to be drinking less in general, but when they do indulge, they enjoy premium brands.

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Coca-Cola Sales Jump Nearly 9 Percent in 2Q

July 25, 2014 9:20 am | by Associated Press

Coca-Cola Enterprises, an Atlanta-based company, reported an increase in its earnings this quarter by 8.8 percent. The adjusted profit topped analysts' expectations. Profits increased from $182 million in the same quarter last year to $198 million this quarter.

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Infographic: How Useful is Nutritional Information?

July 25, 2014 8:42 am | by Hartman Group

The Hartman Group's report How America Eats explores the intersections of food cultures, eating behaviors and consumer perceptions of healthy eating and weight management. How useful do the different generation gaps find nutritional information?

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Bolthouse Farms Gets Colorful With New Kids Line

July 24, 2014 3:05 pm | by Bolthouse Farms

Bolthouse Farms, known for its baby carrots and juice beverages, announced a new line of kids snacks that is based around real fruits and vegetables with no added preservatives and is designed for maximum kid craveability. The company is hoping to make healthier products for children.

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Diageo Sips on Savings by Reducing Carbon Footprint 95 Percent

July 24, 2014 1:00 pm | by Diageo

Liquor Giant Diageo is expanding its commitment to purchase green natural gas in Canada for its Manitoba and Quebec locations. Purchasing green natural gas for these facilities will reduce the sites' carbon footprints by 95 percent and 80 percent, respectively.

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Consumer Trends: Income Does Not Determine Shoppers' Label Preference

July 24, 2014 1:00 pm | by The Integer Group

In a new study, research shows that while income groups differ slightly on their perception about private labels, their behaviors are very similar. Most shoppers across income groups say they routinely compare prices between private labels and national brands.

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Alcohol Deliveries Drive a Trend in Denver

July 24, 2014 12:30 pm | by Drizly

Denver joins Chicago and New York City as cities experiencing the magic of Drizly alcohol delivery. Beginning today, Denverites can get their favorite beer, wine and liquor delivered in just 20-40 minutes, for the same price that they pay for products in the store.

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Colorado's JBS USA Workers Approve 5-Year Contract to Up Wages

July 24, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press

United Food and Commercial Workers Union officials say JBS USA'S meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colorado has approved a five-year agreement that would increase employee wages. The agreement would include $1.80 hourly pay raises over the next five years.

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Scientists Compare Environmental Costs of Beef to Other Proteins

July 24, 2014 11:30 am | by Weizmann Institute of Science

A new study conducted by the Weizmann Institute of Science looked at the five main sources of protein in the American diet: dairy, beef, poultry, pork and eggs. They calculated the environmental inputs, or costs, per nutritional unit. Find out the real price of steak.

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Lack of Transparency Fuels Corruption Allegations in Organic Governance

July 24, 2014 10:15 am | by Cornucopia Institute

The USDA has been asked to make public all nominations to the National Organic Standards Board after prior appointments, during the Bush and Obama administrations, violated the letter of the law, and congressional intent, by appointing agribusiness executives to fill the slots.

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group 2Q Profits Climb 35 Percent

July 24, 2014 10:03 am | by Associated Press

The maker of beverages such as Dr Pepper, 7Up and Mott's reported its second quarter earnings with a 35 percent increase, topping expectations. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, based in Plano, Texas, said its net income increased to $210 million from $155 million.

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Infographic: Snacking Trends Then and Now

July 24, 2014 9:26 am | by The Food Institute

When it comes to snacking, which Americans love, what are the trends today versus five years ago? According to a study by the Food Institute, yogurt, especially Greek-strained, has strengthened significantly compared to other snacks. The reason: on-the-go convenience.

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Kauai Seed Companies Try to Stop GMO Law, Calling it 'Unfair'

July 24, 2014 9:06 am | by Associated Press

Due to a new law requiring companies to disclose their use of pesticides and GMOs, authorities in Kauai County are dealing with a lawsuit by four seed companies seeking to stop the new law from going into effect next month. The companies argue the ordinance is invalid.

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Sara Lee Recalls 41 Tons of Smoked Sausage

July 24, 2014 8:10 am | by Associated Press

The Sara Lee Foodservice in New London, Wisconsin is recalling Smoked Sausage Rope. More than 41 tons of the product was made with an ingredient called hydrolyzed soy protein, a well known allergen that wasn't listed on the original labels.

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OSI Meat Scandal in China Causes Yum Brands to Terminate Deal

July 24, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press

OSI Group, a privately-held company based in Aurora, Illinois, was thrust into the spotlight when one of its Shanghai plants repackaged old beef and chicken and slapped new expiration dates on them. Now, Yum Brands is terminating all supply agreements with them worldwide.

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Could the US Dip Back Into Recession?

July 23, 2014 12:30 pm | by Bernard Condon, AP Business Writer

Sluggish growth in France, Italy, Russia, Brazil and China suggests that the old truism, "When the U.S. sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold," may need to be flipped. Maybe the rest of the world will sneeze this time, and the U.S. will get sick.

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