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New Food Products Dannon churns out dips from flagship Greek yogurt brand WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The Dannon Co. is diving into dips with a scoopable spin-off of its popular Oikos brand of Greek yogurts. The company promotes its new line of Greek yogurt-based dips as a healthier alternative to higher-fat dairy dips. Per two-tablespoon serving, Oikos Dips have 25 calories and 1 gram of fat, compared with 60 calories and 5 grams of fat in a leading dairy dip. The product also contains 2 grams of protein per serving and live yogurt cultures. “It links back to our ambition to be all things yogurt to everyone and to provide easy, delicious and nutritious ways for Americans to eat yogurt every day,” said Michael Neuwirth, senior director of public relations for Dannon, a subsidiary of Groupe Danone. “So, that means making terrifictasting, nutritionally sensible products available in yogurt in lots of different ways, and that certainly includes dips.” Americans, on average, eat a serving of yogurt less than once a week, Mr. Neuwirth said. Dannon hopes its dips will boost yogurt consumption as well as shake up the sleepy category of dairy dips, which has suffered as consumers have traded up for higher-end spreads such as hummus and guacamole. t “The premium segment of dips is performing very well, ment while the dairy dips segment is flat or down and ripe for opportunity and innovation,” Mr. Neuwirth said. The dips are available in four flavors: French onion, which is the highest-selling dairy dip r, flavor; roasted red pepper, the table top hummus flavor; vegetable and herb, and cucumber dill. a“Our first foray is in savory because those are the primary flavor preferences,” Mr. Neuwirth said. “We do recognize that, among dip consumption, fruit is used in 28%. Raw veggies is No. 1 at t 55% as the accompaniment to a dip; chips is at 39%. I re can’t speculate about future eet launches, but fruit and sweet are certainly on the radar.” Going Greek has been a hot ticket for Dannon. Since the 2011 launch of Oikos, which generated more than $283 million in year-one sales, Dannon Cracker Jack introduces popcorn PLANO, TEXAS – PepsiCo, Inc.’s Frito-Lay business unit is adding Cracker Jack popcorn in kettle corn and butter toffee flavors. The products will be available nationwide beginning this spring for a suggested retail price of $1.49. FBN 56 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® has added Greek varieties to its Light & Fit and Activia portfolios. The company also recently introduced new flavors of frozen Greek yogurt mixes for its YoCream business in food service. “Today, the total yogurt univ universe is about 43% Greek,” Mr. N Neuwirth said. “We’re all thing yogurt — we’re also things the 5 that’s not Greek. So, 57% we’re not losing sight of the tradi traditional side, while at the same time we are bringing great new product ideas both in traditional yogurt in supermarkets as well as in adjacent categories and complementary business settings.” FBN 7-Eleven launches Breakfast Empanada Bites DALLAS — Convenience store chain 7-Eleven, Inc. is expanding its breakfast options with the introduction of its Breakfast Empanada Bites. The new miniature, crescent-shaped pastries, filled with eggs, cheese, bacon, ham and sausage, are priced at three for $1 at participating stores. Breakfast Empanada Bites are heated in rapidcook ovens at 7-Eleven stores and served hot. Three Empanada Bites contain 10 grams of protein and 230 calories. FBN June 18, 2013

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Food Business News - June 18, 2013
Diamond Foods challenged by walnut supply and Emerald relaunch
Market Insight: Mid-year commodity outlook
Fruitful ice cream options
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Editorial - Proposed SNAP cuts will be felt throughout the food sector
Flavored milk to grow at double the rate of white milk
Smucker exits bulk coffee, remains bullish on K-Cups
C.e.o. in unsolicited takeover bid for Dole
Heinz acquisition completed, new c.e.o. takes over
Mondelez to offer coffee pods compatible with rival’s system
Tyson Foods expands prepared foods portfolio with acquisition
Nielsen honors Breakthrough Innovation winners
Taco Bell taking charge of breakfast
Expanded breakfast helps lift McDonald’s May sales
McCormick & Company sees growth ahead from innovation and acquisitions
Wal-Mart doubles-down on fresh produce promise
Morningstar buy may be just the beginning for Saputo
Target delves deeper into organics
PepsiCo hires chief marketing officer
Wenner sees winner in Pirate Brands acquisition
Single-serve coffee' harbinger of things to come at TreeHouse'
Washington - Senate passes farm bill, stage set for debate over SNAP cuts
Sports Nutrition - Improved performance
Ingredient Innovations - Diverse Dynamos for Digestion
I.F.T. to convene in Chicago
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Imports from Mexico send U.S. sugar stocks to record highs
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - June 18, 2013