Kellogg has joined force with Dunkin' Donuts to debut two limited-edition Pop-Tart varieties. The Frosted Vanilla Latte and Frosted Chocolate Mocha toaster pastries will begin arriving on supermarket shelves before the end of the year.
Cheerwine has closed a deal to acquire the Concord, N.C.-based Sun Drop bottling business. Cheerwine will take over distribution of Sun Drop, but the Sun Drop formulation, which is owned by Dr Pepper, will remain the same.
Cargill has announced a plan to open a new protein business headquarters in Wichita, Kan. The $60 million project will employ up to 950 workers and is slated to open in 2018.
High-end water brand Llanllyr Source has developed a line of eight premium mixers that are formulated to enhance the flavors of liquors. The mixers come in flavors like fiery ginger beer, bitter lemon and tonic water.
Hershey's Chocolate World should surpass the 100 million visitor mark this month, according to the company. The lucky guest who becomes the 100 millionth visitor will receive a special prize pack, while those who share memories of their visits on social media and present them during their next visit will get a free Hershey's bar.
Taco Bell has started selling its Cheetos Quesadilla in the Philippines as a limited-time offering. The restaurant chain uses jalapeno Cheetos for the item, which is not yet planned for a US release.
Retailers and manufacturers must keep up with the evolving times and trends in order to be successful and stay relevant next year, said Jim Holbrook, CEO of Daymon. Among the top four trends the firm identified are consumers' desires to be involved and engaged with brands, precision wellness and the redefinition of convenience.
Outdoor company Patagonia's Patagonia Provisions continues to provide a wide range of organic food products while partaking in activities to protect food security and encourage sustainable farming practices. The group's products include fruit and almond bars, grass-fed buffalo jerky, hot cereal mixes and more, with plans to add frozen foods to the mix.
Becoming a purpose-driven firm has helped energize Netherlands-based dairy company Royal FrieslandCampina and infuse its employees with enthusiasm, said CEO Roelof Joosten. He talks about the company's three-pillar strategy, plans for international growth and the role of tech startups in dairy innovation.
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