In the competitive market for "energy drinks," the aim is to advertise more caffeine, more buzz, more attitude. Even more controversy. The latest drink to bust from the pack promises the euphoria of drugs but legally. And it's receiving buzz especially from anti-drug advocates.
Indian food is gaining in popularity in this country, and companies large and small are responding to the demand. Manufacturers of typical American products such as cinnamon rolls are now producing typical Indian dishes.
Consultant Bill Bishop emphasizes, Manufacturers and suppliers of food and consumables need to understand the implications of this trend. It is critical for them to build trade plans and strategies to address their shifting retail customer base.
Campbell Soup Co. on Feb. 22 announced major sodium reduction efforts, including the introduction of 25 percent-reduced-sodium versions of its top-selling soups -- Campbell's Cream of Mushroom, Chicken Noodle and Tomato soups. The new soups will be available in August.
Some state and local governments require food makers, restaurants and grocery stores to post warnings about products containing ingredients regulators deem harmful.
Those laws are often tougher than federal Food and Drug Administration rules or cover substances not regulated by federal law. The food industry has been pressing Congress and the federal government to ban such state laws ever since California voters approved what is known as Proposition 65 in 1986. Recently, it has made some progress.