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FOODBUSINESS NEWS July 14, 2015 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Lean Cuisine unveils brand reboot SOLON, OHIO - In a major initiative aimed at reviving a large piece of its flagging frozen foods business, Nestle USA announced a broad update of its Lean Cuisine brand. As part of the reboot, Nestle said it has shifted the Lean Cuisine brand's focus from diet to more chef-inspired, ethnic dishes that offer a variety of attributes and bold yet simple packaging that stands out in the aisles. The frozen dinner/entree category has been losing market share in recent years, including Nestle, the industry leader. According to Information Resources, Inc. data published in the 2014 edition of Continued on Page 14 Clean label: Functional a focus for dairy product developers Story on Page 12 ne of the earliest examples of a functional food - a food that provides benefits beyond basic nutrition - is vitamin-D fortified milk. Addition of vitamin D to fluid milk started back in the 1930s when rickets, a bonedebilitating disease, was prevalent. Incidence was linked to a deficiency in the fat-soluble vitamin. Because milk was a highly consumed food, the medical community encouraged fortification. Not all functional foods mitigate disease. They may deliver a myriad of purported benefits ranging from anti-aging Continued on Page 44 Staying on trend and out of court O Wet weather unsettles market outlook combination of excessively wet weather and bullish U.S. Department of Agriculture data recently sent grain and oilseed prices well above A expectations as the second half of 2015 began. While cool, wet weather typically is favored over hot, dry weather during the growing season, too much of a good thing also may be bad. Consistent, above-average rainfall this spring and early summer has delayed hard red and soft red winter wheat harvests and given rise to significant quality issues in the soft red crop. Heavy rainfall and flooding have hampered the completion of soybean planting and endangered the vigor of crops across parts of the Corn Belt and other areas. Cool, cloudy weather also raised concerns that warmer temperatures may fall short of what is needed for Continued on Page 28 ®

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Food Business News - July 14, 2015
Lean Cuisine Unveils brand reboot
Functional a focus for dairy product developers
Wet weather unsettles market outlook
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Data show further shrinkage in supermarket share
PepsiCo touts revved up R.&.D.
Clean label: Staying on trend and out of court
What's next for ConAgra Foods?
Sysco terminates US Foods merger agreement
Retail rescue under way at General Mills
General Mills shifting resources away from Green Giant
Why Enjoy Life entered a flat category
G.M.O.s back in the spotlight
Whole grains as a plus for pizza crust
U.K. study shows whole grain intake lagging
Organic crop production: Achieving critical mass
How may dairy be done differently?
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News
From the Archive - A Decade of Insight

Food Business News - July 14, 2015