Hansen's 'Monster' Drink Punches Up Profits by 244%
Hansen Natural Reaping 'Monster' Rewards
The firm's "Monster" energy drink is a monster hit in the alternative beverage market. The beverage boosted Hansen's profits by 244 percent in the last year, earning the company a spot on Fortune magazine's 100 Fastest Growing Companies list.
Dean names Scalzo as CEO for WhiteWave unit
Joseph Scalzo, currently a senior manager at The Gillette Company and former chief marketing officer with Coca-Cola Co.'s Minute Maid, will become the new president and CEO of Dean Foods' WhiteWave Food division.
Sara Lee F&B names Feil as CMO/SVP
Sara Lee Food & Beverage on August 24 announced the appointment of Kim Feil as senior vice president and chief marketing officer to lead all marketing efforts for the company's retail brands in North America, including Sara Lee, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park and Senseo.
New Interstate Bakeries snacks target Hispanics
Interstate Bakeries Corp. will add a little Hispanic flavor to its Hostess brand, the company announced Monday. Las Delicias de Hostess, a line of 10 new snack cakes, will be launched in San Diego, Dallas and Phoenix.
New Findings on Dietary Folate May (or May Not) Be Good News
Taking 400 micrograms of folate, the daily recommended dietary allowance, may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study, but the findings also underscore the growing confusion over the role that vitamins and other supplements play in health.
RFID vendors create patent consortium
A group of 20 RFID vendors on August 9 announced the formation of a "patent pool" consortium intended to simplify and streamline users' access to RFID intellectual property.