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FOODBUSINESS NEWS March 24, 2015 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Inside General Mills' new approach to innovation MINNEAPOLIS - For big growth, General Mills is thinking small. The maker of Cheerios and Yoplait has overhauled its approach to product development based on what management has learned from observing the industry's smaller players. "...over the last half dozen years we have been looking very closely at the entrepreneurs that we compete with, the smaller companies that we compete with, and we have studied in detail how those kinds of small companies develop and bring their products to markets," said Kendall J. Powell, chairman and chief executive officer of General Continued on Page 10 Mondelez gaining momentum Story on Page 42 Inclusion innovation: More than a chip or a chunk nclusions, as the term infers, are included in an item. In the dairy sector, the term refers to the flavorful, visible ingredients added to ice cream, yogurt and even cheese. Inclusions range from candies and syrupy variegates to fruits and nuts, and even herbs, spices and the occasional flower petal. Yes, Corte Diletto Ltd., a Bulgarian frozen dessert manufacturer, offers such exotic gelato flavors as grapefruit and bergamot, sesame and honey, and yogurt and rose petals. Inclusions assist dairy processors with livening products. Simple vanilla ice cream Continued on Page 48 I Nestle pursuing nutrition-based treatment for autism LONDON - While acknowledging the company does not have solutions yet, a top executive of Nestle S.A. said the relationship between autism and healthy gut flora that could be delivered with probiotics has been clearly established. Luis Cantarell, head of Zone EMENA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa) at Nestle, spoke March 16 at the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London. To Mr. Cantarell, who at one point headed the Nestle Health Science business, a simple question underpins the adventurous health-oriented venture at Nestle: "Why could nutrition not be part of the solution for people with chronic medical diseases?" Mr. Cantarell cited evidence linking autism with intestinal disorders. He said three of four children with autism also have intestinal disorders. "There is a clear relationship between Continued on Page 20 ®

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - March 24, 2015

Food Business News - March 24, 2015
Inside General Mills’ new approach to innovation
Nestle pursuing nutrition-based treatment for autism
Dairy Business News - Inclusion innovation: More than a chip or a chunk
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Flexibility is needed to meet new opportunities
Kind raising the bar with innovation
McDonald’s to unlock power of local regions
Lancaster Colony acquires flatbread maker
SodaStream going after Keurig
Six forces shaping natural, organic product development
Stevia slow to penetrate confectionery market
C-Suite insight: C.P.G. at a crossroads
Kroger’s Simple Truth sales hit $1.2 billion for year
Private equity firm buys American Beverage Co.
Washington - Dietary Guidelines coming into focus
Market Insight - A `normal’ year for U.S. crops?
Health and Wellness - Shining a health halo over protein
Meat industry criticizes D.G.A.C. recommendation
Ingredient Innovations - Number of proposed pho alternatives widens
Still no timetable for final GRAS rule
Company Profile - Mondelez gaining momentum
New Food Products
Natural Products Expo West/Engredea
Ingredient Market Trends - Millers forecast soft red winter wheat crop at 381 million bus
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - March 24, 2015