New Food and Beverage Product Launches, June 10 – 14 – Food Industry Executive

Photo: Califia Farms From the re-introduction of a fan favorite flavor to the launch of a nutritious plant-based milk for kids, here’s what’s new on the grocery shelves this week. General Mills: Gushers Watermelon & Jamba Fruit Flavored Snacks Photo: General Mills When they originally hit shelves in 1997, Watermelon Gushers quickly became a fan …

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Takis Cobra

Barcel USA’s Takis, a brand known for its intensely good spicy rolled tortilla chip, announced its latest addition to its snack lineup with the debut of Takis Cobra. The spicy Worcestershire sauce-flavored chip features flavor rolled into each and every bite. Takis Cobra is available in a 9.9oz sharing size sold exclusively at Kroger as …

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Justin’s Pollinator-Friendly Badge

Justin’s announced the launch of a new pollinator-friendly badge that will be showcased across all JUSTIN’S® packaging. The announcement is timed with National Pollinator Month (June) and signifies that many JUSTIN’S® products wouldn’t be possible without the help of pollinators. Consumers will begin seeing the pollinator-friendly badge on packaging this month, with complete rollout in …

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For These Bartenders, Only DIY Chartreuse Will Do

My kingdom for a steady supply of Chartreuse. Or so wrote Shakespeare—I think—in the early 1590s, about a decade before François-Annibal d’Estrées published his famed 1605 Chartreuse recipe. Four centuries later, as the modern cocktail world remains in the throes of a Chartreuse shortage, we are left clamoring for alternatives. While there are any number …

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LAUNCH Taps Former Walmart Retail Executive to Lead New Global Diversified Sourcing Department

LAUNCH®, the Arkansas-based retail firm dedicated to helping national, emerging and private label brands achieve national scale, announced the start of a new division dedicated to addressing the evolving global sourcing and supply chain industry. LAUNCH’s new Global Diversified Sourcing department is designed to optimize procurement processes, foster supplier diversity, and ensure sustainability in sourcing …

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Amy’s Kitchen Welcomes Mel Cash as Chief Growth Officer and Elevates Leanne Molter to Chief Financial Officer – Food Industry Executive

PETALUMA, Calif. (June 11, 2024) – Amy’s Kitchen, the trailblazer in organic and natural frozen food, proudly announces the appointment of Mel Cash as Chief Growth Officer and the promotion of Leanne Molter to Chief Financial Officer, reinforcing its commitment to a diverse senior leadership team with deep CPG experience. The appointment of Mel and Leanne marks a …

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Continuing Its Full Flavor Growth Trajectory, Talking Rain Promotes Veronica Blankenship to Chief People and Communications Officer – Food Industry Executive

PRESTON, Wash., June 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Talking Rain Beverage Company®, makers of the number one sparkling water brand, Sparkling Ice®, today announced the promotion of Veronica Blankenship to Chief People and Communications Officer. Blankenship, previously the Executive Vice President of People at Talking Rain, will oversee all aspects of human resources, culture, and corporate communications at the beverage …

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Sustainability Ambitions Clash With Renewable Energy Goals for Small Manufacturers – Food Industry Executive

June 11, 2024 – A recent review by MRPeasy, the MRP software provider for small manufacturers, reveals that small manufacturers in the UK and US are increasingly adopting sustainability strategies, but renewable energy remains a low priority. Sustainability plans underway The review found that many small manufacturers are developing or have already implemented sustainability plans for …

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