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6/23/2017

Brownie Brittle Bites and Cookie Bites have debuted in five-ounce resealable bags at major retail stores. Meanwhile, the company has also launched its first gluten-free products, which are available in chocolate chip and dark chocolate sea salt flavors.

6/23/2017

Macaroni and cheese restaurant Mac'd will open in its first permanent location next month after launching as a pop-up six months ago in the San Francisco area. Founders Chen-Chen Huo and Jason Brown came up with the concept, which allows diners to pick their own cheese sauces and pasta types before mixing in their choice of ingredients.

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6/23/2017

The key to Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery's high-quality cheese curds is keeping milk fresh and moving quickly to get it from the truck through the curd-making process, CEO Paul Bauer said. The company works around the clock every day at full capacity producing cheese curds, as down days are "not an option," he said.

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6/23/2017

Yoplait is working to maintain the presence of bees as pollinators through its partnership with the French Observatory of Apidology. The OFA not only trains beekeepers, but also helps create specialized farms and aids in bee restocking efforts in France and Europe.

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6/23/2017

Native Cosmetics has unveiled a brunch-themed line of natural deodorants that it will sell directly to consumers. The limited-edition sangria, mimosa and rose summer scents went live this week on the company's e-commerce site, selling for $12 each or $30 for the trio.

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6/23/2017

The new Conarom B aromatic ingredient from Ashland is described as a moderate floral, spice-like scent made from hops extract, with applications for personal care and cosmetics products. In addition to adding scent, it can be included in formulas as a preservative.

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6/22/2017

Potential conflicts of interest are prompting Red Bull to walk back its sponsorship deals with esports teams Cloud9 and Team SoloMid, reports say. Red Bull has sponsored the teams since 2015 and is said to be negotiating a $3 million deal with esports club Tempo Storm.

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6/22/2017

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has named company veteran Lain Hancock the new CEO of Bai Brands in the wake of news that Bai founder Ben Weiss has left the company. Weiss started Bai in 2009 and continued to run the firm for seven months following Dr Pepper Snapple Group's November 2016 purchase of the brand for $1.7 billion.

6/22/2017

Kellogg has partnered with Moe's Southwest Grill to launch Moe's Breakfast Bowls in five varieties, which are in frozen food cases at select grocers. The new innovation will be Moe's first entry into the frozen food category, as well as the chain's initial foray into the breakfast daypart.

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6/22/2017

Campbell Soup has named Matt Pritchard vice president of its digital acceleration group as the company aims to personalize its digital marketing efforts. "He is a seasoned executive who can help shepherd the entire organization around a broad and really transformative digital vision, and he has all the required skills at a full level up from a director to be able to do that," said Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer Greg Shewchuk of Pritchard's appointment.

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