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FOODBUSINESS NEWS May 19, 2015 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Ancient grains expansion Coca-Cola has no plans to reformulate Diet Coke NEW YORK - Don't expect The CocaCola Co. to follow rival PepsiCo in reformulating its diet brand to reverse an industry-wide sales decline in diet carbonated soft drinks. The Atlanta-based beverage company told analysts during a May 12 presentation at the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum in New York that its consumers don't want Coca-Cola to tweak the ingredients. "Our view is that Diet Coke's principal equity is great taste," said Sandy Douglas, president of Coca-Cola North America. "We're going to be very careful before we change the taste of it. We follow the consumer. The consumer is telling us, 'don't Continued on Page 12 Picking the right fruit format o appeal to millennials' insatiable appetite for new and exotic foods, dairy processors are getting creative with fruit ingredient selection. From acai to watermelon, all types of fruits, alone or in combination with other fruits or flavorful ingredients, are being added to such cultured dairy products as cottage cheese, cream cheese spread and yogurt, as well as refrigerated and frozen desserts and even cheese. Some fruits are easier to formulate with than others, but nearly all are embraced by consumers. It's no wonder. According to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Continued on Page 52 Story on Page 39 T Poultry markets in chaos s of May 14, highly pathogenic avian influenza had been detected in flocks totaling more than 33 million commercial poultry - mainly chickens and turkeys - since it hit the key Midwest production region in early March. Incinerators are being shipped to the Midwest from other states to dispose of dead and eutha- A nized birds. The situation is unprecedented in U.S. agriculture, and the poultry industry, especially the egg products market, is in chaos. "At the point of print, the industry has lost approximately 22 million laying hens, which represents a little over 7% of the national flock," said Maro Ibarburu, associate scientist and business analyst, in a special report dated May 8 from the Egg Industry Center (E.I.C.) at Iowa State University. "This results in a significant reduction in the egg supply and perhaps the largest short-term change the U.S. egg market has ever experienced." The brunt of the impact of A.I. on eggs has been in Iowa, the nation's largest egg producing state and the largest supplier of eggs for processing (versus graded eggs sold at retail). It was estimated about 40% Continued on Page 34 ®

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Food Business News - May 19, 2015
Coca-Cola has no plans to reformulate Diet Coke
Poultry markets in chaos
Dairy Business News - Picking the right fruit format
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - The simple label trend may have long-term consequences
Dean Foods moves to distribute DairyPure nationally
Mondelez accelerating e-commerce efforts
Will wheatgrass be the next ‘it’ ingredient?
Investors target natural dessert maker
McDonald’s c.e.o.: ‘We’re not on our game’
Hain Celestial winning more center-store shelf space
Tea a growth target for Hain Celestial
Single-serve coffee and snacks businesses challenge TreeHouse Foods
Pasta Chips maker secures capital infusion
Is trouble brewing for Keurig Green Mountain?
Chipotle’s earnings hurt by pork shortage
Chipotle achieves non-G.M.O. goal
General Mills reduces sugar in Yoplait
Mondelez, D.E Master coffee j.v. inches closer to completion
WhiteWave Foods making a splash
Washington - School Nutrition 'Lite'
Ingredient Innovations - Ancient grains expansion
Creating a ‘clean’ taste
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A. projects larger supplies, lower prices in 2015-16
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - May 19, 2015