Juice made from US-grown fruit is winning over millennials in China, according to a survey done by Surveygoo for Welch's Global Ingredients Group. Health issues are the top priority for 78% of respondents, while 71% cited good taste as a driver.
The Partnership for a Healthier America's FNV campaign, which uses celebrities including Cindy Crawford to promote fruit and vegetable consumption, is expanding with public-private partnerships in several states. The new efforts are aimed at making sure children and families in low-income areas have access to fresh produce.
Growers at Spread, a 32,300-square-foot farm near Kyoto, Japan, harvest 20,000 heads of lettuce each day. Spread is the largest of a growing group of vertical farms gaining popularity in Japan and other parts of Asia amid a rise in concerns about pesticide use and food safety.
Deliv promises same-day delivery of groceries, prepared meals and other perishables in 18 markets. "Industries like grocery that didn't have cost-effective delivery options are now able to tap into our network and offer a fresh customer experience," said co-founder and CEO Daphne Carmeli.
Fruit and vegetable processors Washington Potato Co. and Pasco Processing have settled a discrimination lawsuit, the Justice Department said. The case was brought by employees who are legal US residents who claimed they were routinely asked to produce proof of residency, a requirement not made to employees who were US citizens.
Procter & Gamble, Deloitte and Accenture were ranked among the top five companies for multicultural women, according to Working Mother. The CEOs of the top companies tend to meet regularly with a diversity executive and provide annual diversity updates to the board, according to the ranking.
Sarah Kauss started S'well after recognizing that there would be a market for a better water bottle, and now the company's products are available in 65 countries. Kauss, who worked in consulting and commercial real estate before starting her company, said she "used every single thing that I learned in those careers and the different experiences made me have the confidence to do what I do right now."
REI is focusing on women and girls with its Force of Nature initiative, which includes highlighting women in its marketing, a $1 million commitment to organizations that support women in the outdoors, and hosting experiences and adventures across the country for women.
Bayer-owned sunscreen brand Coppertone is hoping to get more people to protect themselves against the sun through several efforts including the #ProtectMy campaign, "Because Protection Matters" marketing initiative, in-store product demonstrations and a partnership with the Skin Cancer Foundation. "To encourage sunscreen use not only at the beach or pool, but also during daily outdoor activities like hiking and bicycling, Coppertone has focused on creating innovative new products that feel better on your skin, and with packaging that is convenient and easy to use," Marketing Director Lisa Perez said.