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IRI CPG Supply Index Debuts

Latest Innovation Within IRI’s COVID-19-Related Offerings Measures Product Supply Levels Both in Absolute Terms and Relative to Pre-COVID Levels CHICAGO — May 18, 2020 — IRI®, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, today announced the addition of the IRI CPG Supply Index™ to its online COVID-19 Info Portal and […]

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Enlightened Launches Fruit Infusions Frozen Bars

New York-based Enlightened (eatenlightened.com) has introduced Fruit Infusions, said to be the first-ever functional frozen fruit bars. They are infused with adaptogens and contain 3-5g of sugar, which is 70-80% less than other fruit bars. The naturally sweetened flavors are: WATERMELON + SOOTHE infused with turmeric, black pepper and rosemary, a trio known for anti-inflammatory […]

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Tropical Juice Sticks in Fruit Punch, Berry Punch and Tropical Punch flavors

J&J Adds Minute Maid Frozen Juice Sticks

PENNSAUKEN, N.J., May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — J&J Snack Foods Corp. is introducing Minute Maid® 100% Juice Sticks. They are available in two variety packs, featuring classic Minute Maid® flavors. Each 1.65-fluid ounce stick has 25 calories, 5 grams of sugar, and is free from many common allergens including peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, gluten […]

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Bomb Pop Middles come in four radical flavors and are in stores now

Wells Launches Bomb Pop Middles

LeMars, Iowa-based Wells Enterprises has debuted Bomb Pop Middles, featuring “an ice creamy outside and a gooey decadent middle.”  The four varieties are Chocolate Caramel Sundae, Strawberry Raspberry Taffy, Chocolate Creme Sandwich and S’mores. Packed 10 to the box, they carry a suggested retail of $4.99-$5.49. “Summer is right around the corner and we want […]

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InnovAsian Launches GoFundMe for Meals on Wheels

InnovAsian is reaching out to its trading partners and anyone else interested in helping. Here’s a letter from the company…  I hope this note finds you, your loved ones and all of your colleagues safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. We, as always, appreciate your support of the InnovAsian Brand and our Team Members. […]

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New Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars from Yasso

Yasso Launches Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars

BOULDER, Colo.— Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt, has launched Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars in four flavors:  Mint Chocolate Crunch, Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch, Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Crunch and Vanilla Chocolate Crunch. They feature both a milk and dark chocolatey coating with crisped quinoa covering the smooth and creamy Greek yogurt bars. The bars range from […]

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Digital Food Industry Exchange Sponsored by FMI

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — FMI—The Food Industry Association and The Seam, a leading provider of commodities trading and agriculture software solutions, today announced the launch of the Food Industry Exchange sponsored by FMI powered by The Seam. The sustainable marketplace was created to immediately address the urgent needs of retailers and wholesalers […]

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NFRA Convention Is Oct. 17-20 in Maryland

This year’s convention of the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association will be October 17-20 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md.  This event brings together over 1,300 key decision-makers from all segments of the industry to conduct one-on-one business appointments with trading partners of their choice.  Go to www.nfraconvention.org for highlights of […]

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BLUE BELL FINED $19.35M IN 2015 LISTERIA CASE

Texas-based ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell Creameries L.P. agreed to plead guilty to charges it shipped contaminated products linked to a 2015 listeriosis outbreak, and the company’s former president was charged in connection with a scheme to cover up the incident, the Justice Department announced. In a plea agreement filed with a criminal information in […]

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