Amanda Chater

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FLUNK FOOD 
Supermarket retailers might learn a thing or two themselves as many schools re-open this year with new vending machine choices, more healthful lunch menus
THE DARK SIDE 
Is chocolate the new health food?Most people don't need an excuse to eat chocolate. But as the health claims of dark varieties become more known, their
MAKING NEW MOMS INTO LOYAL SHOPPERS 
AUSTIN, Texas -- Whole Foods Market is babying its customers with Whole Baby, a program for new and expectant parents set to launch next month.In stores,
BUBBLING CONTROVERSY 
Children are becoming the fat of the land.Thirty percent of them are overweight, and the finger of blame is frequently pointed at sugary soft drinks and
32. STEVEN REINEMUND 
Key developments: Launching Smart Spot logo to identify healthful products and working with organizations to increase health and wellness awareness.What's
31. ROGER DEROMEDI 
Key development: Shifting children-aimed advertising to emphasize healthful products.What's next: Expanding internationally, particularly to China, Brazil,
MINYARD TO BOOST HISPANIC OFFERING 
COPPELL, Texas -- Minyard Food Stores here plans to launch new private-label Center Store Hispanic and non-Hispanic products this fall, when it also begins
ENERGY KICK 
Americans are multitasking more, and demanding that their beverages do, too.As a result, product makers are putting out more functional beverages, and
DIRTY LAUNDRY 
Laundry isn't fun and likely never will be. Manufacturers have long known this and have emphasized sparing consumers multiple-step processes. Retailers
CUSTOM MADE 
These are hard times for the carbonated soft drink business. Once Americans' drink of choice, sodas now face stiff competition from other beverages, chiefly
CAN-DO ATTITUDE BRINGS PACKAGING INNOVATION 
BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- It's in the can. Or at least it will be, now that packaging companies are introducing different types of cans to provide consumers
SOFT DRINK MAKERS GO DIET THIS SUMMER 
NEW YORK -- The nation's top carbonated soft drink manufacturers have bulked up their diet soda lines in time for summer, in a bid to maintain growth
PICNIC PICKS 
Summer's almost here, with months of picnics, barbecues and holidays that are key selling opportunities for disposable plates, cups and flatware.Their
CROSSING OVER 
With new products that blend candy and other food categories, candy makers hope to expand sales by capitalizing on their well-known brands.Such products
PRESCRIPTION FOR CHANGE 
Fifteen years ago, consumers bought nearly all their groceries in supermarkets. Today, they're spending nearly half their grocery budget in other channels.

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