Coca-Cola is rolling out its upgraded Freestyle 9100 machine this weekend in Chicago at the National Restaurant Association's annual show. The Bluetooth-enabled soda fountain will allow consumers to personalize their beverages right from their phones.
PepsiCo is introducing an online ordering platform for foodservice partners. The new tool will not only assist in e-commerce purchases, but it will also provide informational assistance on PepsiCo products and current trends and insights to drive sales.
Post is rolling out Golden Oreo O's and Nilla Banana Pudding cereals exclusively in Walmart stores next week. Golden Oreo O's contain golden rings covered in creme, while Nilla Banana Pudding has miniature banana-flavored Nilla Wafers with marshmallows.
A new Velveeta ad celebrates the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with quick tips on how to act like a princess. But for those who reject the strict rules of royalty life, the brand is offering Crowns & Cheese, a limited-edition take on the usual Shells & Cheese.
Madison, Wis., chocolatier Syovata Edari recently won 17 awards in the annual Academy of Chocolate Awards. Edari, who produces gourmet chocolates under the CocoVaa brand, earned two gold awards along with eight silver and seven bronze awards.
The House of Representatives did not address sugar program reform during its farm bill amendment process this week. "This vote does not reflect the thousands of small business; newspaper editorial boards; and taxpayer watchdog, consumer protection and environmental groups that have called on Congress to modernize the sugar program," said the Alliance for Fair Sugar Policy.
A lawsuit that accuses Halo Top of misleading and false representations is unlikely to succeed, according to legal experts. Plaintiff Josh Berger claims that Halo Top should not qualify as ice cream, but attorneys not affiliated with the case suggest that his case isn't strong.
Yogurt and cheese have grown in popularity in China, despite low overall dairy consumption, according to Mintel research data. Yogurt sales have increased by more than 20% in the past four years, with cheese maintaining a 15% to 25% growth rate between 2015 and 2017.
Kroger has forged a deal with British online grocer Ocado, which has been on the forefront of warehouse and delivery automation for online grocery orders. Kroger will be the exclusive US licensee of Ocado's technology and now owns a 5% stake in the UK firm.
Coca-Cola was the top global brand for the sixth year in a row based on the number of consumers the brand reached in 2017, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel. Other brands making the top 10 included Colgate, Lifebuoy, Lay's, Pepsi and Knorr.
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