MarketWatch Food - April 2011
The Food MarketWatch contains the latest news, analysis and opinion, covering all the month's major issues including new products and innovations, mergers and acquisitions, and marketing and regulatory issues. It covers the period from February 15 - March 14 2011.
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Efforts to enliven the taste and dietary value of bread are the headline feature of this month's rundown of the latest novel product launches from the food industry, with a number of manufacturers unveiling unusual fruit-based loaves. Meanwhile, producers are turning to dynamic packs in an attempt to capture some of the lucrative gifting market.
Your key questions answered
- What have been the key developments and trends in the food industry in February and March 2011?
- What are the major new product and packaging developments in this sector that I need to be aware of?
Table of contents
News in brief
NEW PRODUCT REVIEW
New food review: acai and aloe add variety to bread category
Ice cream, February 2010 to January 2011: top flavors in new products in North America
New food launches by category, November 2010 to January 2011: cakes and pastries gaining popularity in Europe
Product claims: new food launches in Asia Pacific, November 2010 to January 2011
Domino's: already looking to improve on impressive annual growth
Fairtrade: gathering pace in Australia and New Zealand
Whitbread: acquisition of Coffee Nation paves the way for Costa Express outlets
Fairtrade as a source of differentiation
Kraft: new water enhancer represents a promising approach to innovation
Global FoodBanking Network names president and CEO
Anderson Seafoods launches retail e-commerce business
Famous Dave's of America introduces new menu items
Nestle to roll out new peelable ice cream
Avesthagen introduces AvestaDHA
FreshDirect launches new line of kids meals
Reed's enters into distribution agreement with SPIKE Beverage
Quiznos introduces nine new menu items
Safeway introduces in-store shelf tag system
T.G.I. Friday's names new president and COO
EatStrong introduces new healthy snacks
Schiff Nutrition appoints new CEO
Waitrose launches online grocery shopping platform
TAKE 10 Beverages introduces new line of dietary supplements
LighterLife launches new healthy ready meal options
enLiven launches new yogurt exclusively at Walmart stores
Kerry Group annual profit increases
Unilever introduces enhanced service offerings
Wenphil to expand Wendy's brand presence in Philippines
Nestle extends corporate application to Android users
Heinz announces availability of Dip & Squeeze Ketchup
Dunkin' Donuts introduces new breakfast sandwich
Mars Drinks announces availability of Alterra Coffee
Dean Foods president and COO steps down
StarKist appoints new president and CEO
Signature Brands opens new popcorn production facility in Ocala
Pyure Brands introduces new organic stevia sweeteners
Ben & Jerry's to introduce new ice cream flavor
L.A. Creamery introduces 16 new flavors
Fyffes reports annual profit
Kellogg's Special K brand adds two new cereal bar items
Heinz Q3 profit increases
Twinlab introduces Power Fuel
Gardein Protein to launch new gardein Ultimate Beefless Burger
Frank's RedHot to introduce new line of food items
Wonder introduces Wonder Smartwheat
ResVez launches new Resveratrol WineTime Bar
Cold Stone signs franchisee agreements to expand into three new countries
Planet Smoothie launches protein meal replacement powder
Asda to open 168 stores in 2011
Saladworks signs agreement for six new locations in New Jersey
Dick's Wings and Grill appoints new CEO
Nestle establishes new laboratory in China
Hurricane Grill & Wings signs agreements for 233 new restaurants
McDonald's announces sustainable land management commitment
IHOP introduces combination of chicken and waffles
Cheesecake Factory introduces five new Skinny-Style Cocktails
Lifeway Foods to launch Lifeway Frozen Kefir
COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: MCDONALD'S CORPORATION
McDonald's introduces McCafé Shake
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