Food Business News - December 6, 2011 - (Page 1)

December 6, 2011 FOODBUSINESS NEWS NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Innova predicts more ‘pure’ labels in 2012 DUIVEN, THE NETHERLANDS — Innova Market Insights has identified 10 trends that will impact the food and beverage market through 2012 and beyond. 1. “Pure” is the new natural — Such claims as “purity,” “pure origin” and “true to nature” are appearing more often on products, said Lu Ann Williams, head of research for Duiven-based Innova, in a Nov. 23 webinar. Minute Maid Pure Squeezed orange juice is one example. Companies are using natural sweeteners such as stevia, agave and coconut sugar in products. 2. Green is a given — Consumer interest in ethical claims has risen since Continued on Page 14 A whirl of flavor options Story on Page 29 INSIDE Starb Starbucks move brings focus to healthy bring juice category W ith Seattle-based Starbucks taking a major step into the health and wellness segment through its acquisition of Evolution Fresh, the potential for beverage companies to grow by catering to consumer desire for better-for-you beverages has become crystal clear. “If you look at beverage innovation Continued on Page 35 Cocoa prices ease on ample supply, sinking futures fter holding at or near historic levels for most of the year, cocoa powder prices have eased the past few weeks and more weakness may be on the way amid ample supplies and mixed demand signals. Meanwhile, cocoa bean futures prices have been trading at multiyear lows in New York and London. A In early March of this year nearby cocoa bean futures prices hit 32-year highs above $3,800 a tonne in New York. Last week the nearby March 2012 contract was trading below $2,300 a tonne, down 15% in November, down nearly 40% from the high and at 2½year lows. Cocoa bean futures prices in London were at 3-year lows. Adding to the bearish scenario in New York, recent changes to cocoa bean delivery specifications made some U.S. cocoa bean stocks undeliverable against the March 2012 and later contracts, forcing traders to either liquidate December positions or to make delivery against the December contract, which sent nearby futures prices tumbling. About this time last year political conditions in the world’s largest cocoa bean Continued on Page 26

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - December 6, 2011

Food Business News - December 6, 2011
Innova predicts more ‘pure’ labels in 2012
Cocoa prices ease on ample supply, sinking futures
Beverage Business News - Starbucks move brings focus to healthy juice category
Web Contents
Editorial - New food data series offers margin insights
Customer satisfaction with food holds steady
Einstein Noah acquires Kettleman Bagel
Sodium intake guidelines called into question
Dino Dello Sbarba to president, c.o.o. of Saputo
B&G Foods completes purchase of Unilever brands
Campbell earnings ease 5% in first quarter
Brynwood buys Kretschmer wheat germ brand
October milk production up 2.5%
With chicken segment weakness, Tyson profits down slightly in year
Turkey business helps lift sales, profits at Hormel Foods
ConAgra increases ownership in Agro Tech Foods
Hispanic youth important to restaurant growth
Consumer Reports urges arsenic and lead limits for juice
Butter and red meat Oct. 31 stocks up from previous year
U.S.D.A. sees research helping food safety efforts
Yum! reorganizes international business, personnel
Washington - Congress gives but yet may take away
Ingredient Innovations - Flavors offer a bundle of benefits
Health and Wellness - Prebiotics push ahead
Beverage Business News
Beverage Business News - Through j.v., Sara Lee expands coffee business in Europe
Beverage Business News - Hain expands Celestial Seasonings tea lineup
Beverage Business News - Nestle Waters investing $54.5 million in U.K. facility
Beverage Business News - Starbucks competing with Coca-Cola, PepsiCo in juice category
Beverage Business News - Lindt & Sprungli adds cranberry chocolate bar
Beverage Business News - Smith Dairy launches all-natural sour cream
Beverage Business News - DeMet’s expands TrueNorth line
Beverage Business News - Scooter’s has Healthy Harvest Hot Multi-Grain Cereal
Ingredient Market Trends
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News - Study examines avocado seeds as color source
Supplier Innovations and News - Coloring foodstuffs work with confectionery
Supplier Innovations and News - Soy sauce may reduce salt in food
Supplier Innovations and News - Use corn germ to save on peanut costs
Supplier Innovations and News - Skidmore to distribute Z Trim
Supplier Innovations and News - Launches at Fi Europe focus on chocolate, acacia gum
Supplier Innovations and News - Sugar solely from fruit sweetens chocolate
Supplier Innovations and News - Acacia gum provides better transparency
Supplier Innovations and News - Beneo opens technology center
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - December 6, 2011