Procter & Gamble is rolling out its Zevo brand of insect control products, designed to kill pests like roaches and wasps without harsh insecticides. The Instant Action Sprays and Flying Insect Traps products are available online and on retail shelves.
Campbell Soup is developing a slate of innovations to increase sales in the firm's soup category, said CEO Mark Clouse. The company is planning to release a portable bone broth and several plant-based products, and will bring fresh updates to mainstays like its Chicken Noodle soup.
Nestle's Sweet Earth label is among the brands aiming not solely at vegans and vegetarians with plant-based meat products, but at flexitarians as well, Janet Forgrieve writes. "The products are becoming more and more meat-like because the audience of people who are interested has really expanded and it's expanding rapidly," said Sweet Earth co-founder Kelly Swette.
This summer, Liberty Beverages will launch Aqwi Organics, a flavored water line packaged in glass bottles. The beverage will be available in five flavors: Cucumber Watermelon Lime, Guanabana Passion Fruit, Blood Orange Pineapple, Mango Peach and Coconut Lime.
Sugar & Spun co-founder Jason Angeles points to a scene in "Shrek" as inspiration for his cotton candy company, which he founded in San Francisco with Justin Isip in 2013. They go beyond typical cotton candy, with flavors including Cookie Butter and Chocolate Hazelnut Banana.
A Markets and Markets report shows the value of the global almond ingredients market nearly doubling in six years, from an estimated $9 billion this year to $16.4 billion. The report shows Europe accounted for more than half of the market last year.
Love's Travel Snacks are the travel-stop company's first private-label line of snacks and candy, and are due to go on sale June 25. Gummy bears, gummy worms, French burnt peanuts and assorted fruit slices are some of the options that will be available at Love's locations in 41 states.
Mondelez International has rolled out a Cadbury Milk Bar containing 30% less sugar in India, Kristine Sherred writes. The bar will also have no added artificial sweetening, she writes, and Mondelez India President Deepak Iyer called it "the most significant innovation in the brand's history in India."
American farmers have had a bad year in the wake of extensive floods and sustained low commodity prices, and the effects are rippling through local economies, writes Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford. Americans must pay attention to their plight because "without a thriving rural and farm economy producing abundant, affordable food for a growing planet, a foundational pillar of our strength as a country will collapse," she writes.
Tyson Foods will introduce plant-based chicken nuggets this summer under a new brand called Raised & Rooted. The company is also looking to add a burger to the line, made with a blend of Angus beef and pea protein.
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