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7/21/2017

Campbell Soup will launch a new Goldfish line next spring that features more intense flavors that appeal to older kids. The company is also focusing on its cookie portfolio, noting that its recent launch of Farmhouse "is on track to be the biggest Pepperidge Farm snack launched in more than a decade," said Luca Mignini, president of the company's global biscuits and snacks unit.

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Baking Business
7/21/2017

Totino's has debuted Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon pizza rolls, which began shipping this week and will appear on freezer shelves nationwide by October. The new variety marks the first new pizza roll flavor since the company introduced its limited-edition Cheeseburger variety last year.

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7/21/2017

Meaningful Beauty, the skincare brand launched by Cindy Crawford, is switching up its packaging and introducing four new products with updated formulas, including a moisturizer that filters blue light from screens. The new products will debut in Ulta Beauty stores on Aug. 20, before rolling out on Amazon and QVC.

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7/21/2017

After cutting its marketing investments earlier this year, Unilever is preparing to boost marketing spend for the remainder of 2017 as it introduces new products to the market. "We have a second half weighted innovation program and we do expect therefore to step-up the brand and marketing investment," said CFO Graeme Pitkethly.

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7/21/2017

Japanese pastry chef Yasumasa Takagi's Gateau Mignon Kit Kat features a rich piece of chocolate cake along with the brand's distinctive wafer. The new Kit Kat is available with three pieces or six, but only at Kit Kat's Chocolatory boutique in Tokyo.

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7/21/2017

The Democratic Republic of Congo's cocoa production has grown from annual exports of 600 metric tons in 2000 to 10,000 metric tons in 2014-15. The cocoa market's emphasis on organic certification will allow Congo's cocoa industry to continue its growth, according to Kevin Wilkins, who leads ELAN RDC's cocoa and coffee sector.

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FoodNavigator
7/21/2017

Sugar, Sugar ice cream shop in Ontario has created a cotton candy ice cream burrito that has become an internet sensation, with a Food Beast video of the creation gaining 25 million views last month. After more media outlets caught wind of the story, a new video was created on Tuesday, logging over 2.2 million views already, and lines of customers were waiting at the store to try one at 11 a.m. the morning after, owner Martin Lacombe said.

7/21/2017

Nutella has been able to connect with customers in a new way through its personalized packaging designs. The Unique Nutella campaign was so popular in Italy that the company is working to bring the campaign to other nations in Europe.

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7/21/2017

Blue Bell Creameries has reopened the observation deck at a plant in Texas, allowing customers to watch production happen at the brand's overhauled facility. "[I]t's about accommodating our guests who would like to see how our ice cream is made," spokeswoman Jenny Van Dorf said.

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7/21/2017

Ready-to-drink plant-based beverage manufacturer Koia has earned $7.5 million in a funding round, which the company will invest in distribution growth and multi-regional marketing efforts. Four-year-old Koia's drinks, which include a five-to-one ratio of plant protein to sugar, are sold throughout the US at Whole Foods Markets and Wegmans stores.

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