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6/20/2018

A new app from Dollar General allows mobile users to scan their items and pay while avoiding checkout lines. The DG Go app, for now available for use in just 10 stores, emails users an immediate receipt and applies any saved coupons automatically.

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6/20/2018

Coca-Cola's Sprite brand is the third-ranked soft drink in the world and maintains its momentum by always working to expand its consumer reach points, according to an analysis by Kantar Worldpanel. "In the US, where it gained the most CRPs globally, Sprite increased penetration amongst younger consumers -- recruiting basketball star LeBron James to drive awareness," Kantar said.

6/20/2018

Luca Zaramella will take over as chief financial officer at Mondelez International after Brian Gladden steps down from the role in August. Zaramella has been with Mondelez for two decades and "has been developed to take on this role for many years," said CEO Dirk Van de Put.

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6/20/2018

Oberto will release two new snacks this summer, starting with a trail mix with peppered turkey jerky that will roll out next month. In August, the company plans to debut its first Pulled Pork Jerky.

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6/20/2018

As more firms begin to produce lab-made meat products, some stakeholders from the beef, pork, poultry and lamb industries are mobilizing to claim the word "meat" for products made directly from animals using traditional methods. "Our marching orders were to protect beef nomenclature," said Danielle Beck, director of government affairs for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

6/20/2018

The latest spots from Snickers apologize for the brand's previous print ad, which told consumers to "Try New Espresso Snickers, Jerk!" The new wave of video, print, digital and social ads explains that the previous messaging was released when the brand's representatives were hungry.

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6/20/2018

FORTO is expanding the retail footprint for its Coffee Shots to 50,000 locations this month after signing a new distribution deal with Walmart. The agreement will see the company's single-serve energy products positioned in the coffee aisle at 3,700 Walmart locations nationwide.

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6/20/2018

Beer manufacturers are questioning the methodology of aluminum pricing in the wake of President Donald Trump's tariffs, arguing that those who sell aluminum are inflating the cost by up to $350 million, or one cent per can. The uptick in cost led 31 members of Congress from both parties to send a letter asking the Justice Department to investigate "potential anti-competitive conduct."

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6/20/2018

MillerCoors is evaluating options to retain revenue after estimating that price hikes on aluminum will cost the company $40 million. The company could raise prices or cut investments and new hires, all actions that will cost the American consumer resulting from President Donald Trump's tariffs, according to MillerCoors CEO Gavin Hattersley.

6/20/2018

Several Ore. brewers will soon take part in the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative, allowing them to clean and reuse beer bottles up to 30 times. "Refillable glass is the most environmentally responsible and the highest quality package going," said Matt Swihart, owner of Double Mountain brewery.

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