Food Business News - September 23, 2014 - (Page 1)

September 23, 2014 FOODBUSINESS NEWS NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Campbell remains challenged at the core CAMDEN, N.J. - Expanding into highergrowth categories propelled full-year earnings for the Campbell Soup Co., but the company remains pained at the core. With the acquisitions of Bolthouse Farms, Plum Organics and Kelsen Group, Campbell has begun reconfiguring its portfolio and edging further into the fast-growing packaged fresh category. However, sales of soups, simple meals and other center-of-the-store businesses continue to disappoint. "We were encouraged by the performance of the businesses we acquired in the last two fiscal years as part of our strategy to reshape Campbell's growth Continued on Page 26 Clean label: Getting more from less ess is more in the evolving world of food and beverage product development as some consumers are seeking simple products with fewer and familiar ingredients. Many familiar ingredients are complex compounds of numerous elements with varying functionalities, which may help beverage formulators declare fewer ingredients on product labels. "Often, to make a label cleaner, manufacturers need to use multifunctional ingredients that can replace others, thus Continued on Page 57 L Betting big on the bunny Story on Page 49 Bridging the gap Turning sports nutrition into active nutrition means expanding the category and adding more customers he phrase "sports nutrition" conjures images of bodybuilders and marathoners. As interest in the category has broadened marketers have introduced a new phrase, "active nutrition," to T communicate the benefits of the products to a more diverse audience. Two companies, Hormel Foods and Post Holdings, have made significant investments in the category during the past year with an eye toward reaching the active nutrition audience. This past July, Hormel Foods, Austin, Minn., acquired CytoSports Holdings, the manufacturer of Muscle Milk, for $450 million. The company's product line includes ready-to-drink (R.-T.-D.) beverages, protein-based powders, nutrition bars and energy chews. "Muscle Milk products will serve as a growth catalyst for our Specialty Foods segment, providing this division with a Continued on Page 37 ®

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - September 23, 2014

Food Business News - September 23, 2014
Campbell remains challenged at the core
Bridging the gap
Beverage Business News - Clean label: Getting more from less
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Greater insight into the consequences of obesity
General Mills c.e.o. outlines strategy for restoring industry growth
Dream Foods adds seasoning to its mix
Food companies far exceed promised calorie cuts
WhiteWave Foods sweetens portfolio
Coca-Cola puts Surge back on shelves
Dunkin’ commits to sustainable palm oil
Hormel homes in on four growth drivers
Tyson Foods c.e.o. describes growth prospects for Hillshire
Kroger sees growing consumer confidence
Ajinomoto to acquire Windsor Quality Holdings
Inside Pinnacle’s playbook
Keurig, Hain among Fortune’s fastest growing companies
Krispy Kreme aiming to become beverage destination
McCormick to restage Gourmet line
B&G branching out with innovation
Washington - C.D.C. pours it on: Children eat too much salt
Market Insight - Record crops create price, shipping anxiety
Ingredient Innovations - Digestion-aiding ingredients explore new categories
Digestive benefits may play role in meeting fiber definition
Company Profile - Betting big on the bunny
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - From bust to plenty for the 2014-15 soybean supply
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - September 23, 2014