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New Food Products Plum Organics forging into new categories CAMDEN, N.J. - Set to launch from Plum Organics, a business unit of the Campbell Soup Co., is a new line of organic cheddar crackers for toddlers called Mighty Dinos. In developing the product, Emeryville, Calif.-based Plum Organics leveraged the expertise of Campbell Soup's Pepperidge Farm unit, which manufactures Goldfish crackers. Mighty Dinos is one example of how Plum Organics has benefited from its partnership with Campbell Soup, which acquired the baby and toddler food business in 2013. Mighty Dinos were one of several new products highlighted by Plum Organics at Natural Products Expo West, held March 10-13 in Anaheim. The brand also showcased its new Mighty Mealtime line of toddler meals, including two varieties of oatmeal with ancient grains and fruit, and two varieties of whole-wheat macaroni and cheese with vegetables. Plum Organics also is introducing a line of meatballs for children in such varieties as Italian turkey, garden chicken Chobani debuts lines of dips and drinks and teriyaki beef. Made with organic meat, ancient grains and vegetables, the products debuted initially as a Target exclusive and now are rolling out to other retailers nationwide. Another innovation exhibited by the company at Expo West marks the brand's foray into the infant formula category. Plum's Organic Infant Formula features organic lactose as the sole source of carbohydrates rather than added corn syrup solids. The product is available on-line at and will launch in select retailers in the coming months, including Target, Whole Foods Market, Sprouts Farmers Market, Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby. FBN Superfoods star in new Bakery on Main offerings EAST HARTFORD, CONN. - Bakery on Main is introducing Bunches of Crunches, a chocolate granola loaded with superfoods such as chia seeds and cacao complemented by ancient grains such as amaranth and millet. Providing 10 grams of whole grains per serving, the granolas are available in coconut cacao and dark chocolate sea salt varieties. FBN NORWICH, N.Y. - Chobani, L.L.C. is moving beyond the yogurt aisle with two new products: Chobani Meze Dips and Drink Chobani. Spreading the brand's reach to the dips aisle, Chobani Meze Dips feature vegetables, herbs and spices blended with Greek yogurt. Inspired by the Mediterranean tradition of shared spreads, the dips are available in four flavors: roasted red pepper, which features a sweet and spicy mix of fire roasted peppers; three-pepper salsa, which contains a blend of green peppers, chili peppers and jalapeño 56 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® peppers with tomatoes and herbs; chili lime, which combines lime and light spice with notes of ranch-style herbs; and smoked onion parmesan, which features a smoky mix of onions and nutty parmesan cheese. Chobani is expanding into the beverage category with its new Drink Chobani yogurt beverage. Designed to be an easy-to-drink, on-the-go protein source, the beverages are made with fruit and probiotics and are available in mixed berry, strawberry banana, apple cucumber spinach, and mango varieties. "For us, when it comes to food, innovation means sticking to our roots, using simple recipes and only natural ingredients to build on our momentum and guide us into new areas that could use some better options," said Peter McGuinness, chief marketing and brand officer for Chobani. "Chobani's founding mission is to make better food for more people, and as a brand we're expanding into two new categories like drinks and savory dips to give consumers what they're looking for: delicious, nutritious, natural food that's accessible to everyone." FBN April 19, 2016

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Food Business News - April 19, 2016
Fresh, authentic a focus for Unilever
Clash over child nutrition programs may lie ahead
Dairy Business News - Dairy flavors grow ever more creative
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Web Contents
Editorial - Growth of organic category suggests still greater attention ahead
Monogram Foods acquires appetizer company
‘Premiumization’ opportunities abound
Preferred Popcorn picks up organic popcorn maker
Wal-Mart to transition to cage-free eggs by 2025
AdvancePierre Foods files for i.p.o.
Dr Pepper Snapple increases sports nutrition stake
Hormel Foods launches clean label effort
Identifying the X-factor in food startups
Food service operators betting big on buns
ConAgra Foods earnings reflect focus on execution
Mondelez to partner with e-commerce firm Alibaba
Modern Table planting the seeds of a trend
Market Insight - Dairy still under pressure
Company Profile - Flowers focused on improved margins
Flavor Trends - The next level for dressings, sauces and marinades
Ingredient Innovations - Fiber's global reach
Ingredient suppliers emphasize specialized fibers
Algae venture to invest in or buy food companies
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Large supplies will weigh on grain and oilseeds prices into next year
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - April 19, 2016