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Kellogg highlights advancements in health and wellness

The Battle Creek, Mich.-based company says it made progress on delivering health and wellness to the marketplace in 2012, executives noted in its fifth global corporate responsibility report released April 22.


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PepsiCo’s snack sales surge

PepsiCo Inc., the world’s largest snack-food maker, reports profits that topped analysts’ estimates, helped by global snack sales.


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Certain packaging allows us to keep eating snacks

Marketers are prompting something nicknamed "hand-to-mouth" snacking with packaging that encourages such behavior. Such packaging includes resealable bags that eliminate the chore of unwrapping products inside, single-serve trays, cups, bottles and more.


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As economy shows slight improvement, consumers are wary

Proceed with caution are the economy watchwords today, as a new Deloitte survey suggests the economic meltdown has instilled a new sense of prudence.


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Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire Life Technologies

Thermo Fisher Scientific signs an agreement with Life Technologies Corp. to purchase the company for $13.6 billion.


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Vote for your favorite DuPont packaging innovation

The 25th annual DuPont Packaging Awards will recognize past packaging breakthroughs that have changed our lives. The company is inviting industry members to vote on six breakthrough groups identified from the hundreds of DuPont Award winners throughout the years.


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Baking up variety

When it comes to day-to-day bakery items such as bagels, buns and rolls, consumers are looking for healthful options and a little bit of variety to keep things fresh.
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Foodservice Packaging Institute celebrates 80 years, unveils redesigned website

The Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) overhauls its website to provide more value to members and serve as the foremost source of information about foodservice packaging. Also FPI toasts its 80th anniversary as the trade association for the North American foodservice packing industry.
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2013 Sweets & Snacks Expo enhances app to streamline show experience

A new smartphone app for the National Confectioners Association show makes the Sweets & Snacks Expo an interactive experience for attendees, providing more convenience and a comprehensive way to navigate the three-day event, receiving and using industry information before, during and after the show.


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Is the commodity price bubble about to burst?

Experts think a 1980s-type crisis is unlikely, but concerns linger about the record-high prices for corn, soybeans, wheat and other commodities.


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