Brands Adding a Healthy Twist to Good Ol' Summertime
timing is everything, then Jamba Juice, Capri Sun and
V8 could have very good summers. Each brand is bringing
some product and sales news to the market just in time
for the traditional Memorial Day kickoff to "summer"
and the seasonal spike in thirst with
a better-for-you twist.
Production RTD in the US Industry Market Research Report
Increasingly health-oriented consumers drove demand
for ready-to-drink (RTD) smoothie products in the past
five years. A trend toward healthier products, along
with a substantial increase in marketing initiatives,
resulted in a quick rebound in demand for RTD smoothies
after the Great Recession dented disposable income.
Despite increased research and development and marketing
costs, which were associated with product innovation
and growing competition, the industry's profit margin
expanded during the past five years.
Declared on Beverages and Food! 5-24-2012 to live in
Restaurants at Odds Over NutritionThe Whats on the Menu?
report conducted by Rand Corporation found that 96 percent
of main entrées on adult meals overshot the USDA
recommended daily limit in terms of calories, fat, and
New research found that meals at the vast majority of
major U.S. chain restaurants do not meet the recommended
daily limits put forth by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Shareholders Defeat Proposal to Weigh Impact on Obesity
McDonald's Corp. today voted down a proposal to assess
its impact on public health, particularly childhood
obesity. The proposal was brought by consumer watchdog
group Corporate Accountability International. It requested
that McDonald's board "issue a report, at reasonable
expense and excluding proprietary information, within
six months of the 2012 annual meeting, assessing the
company's policy responses to growing evidence of linkages
between fast food and childhood obesity, diet-related
diseases and other impacts on children's health,"
according to the McDonald's proxy statement, which recommended
shareholders vote against the proposal.
Summit Will Push for a More Powerful Global Environmental
Ahead of a mammoth United Nations sustainability conference
in Rio de Janeiro next month, the Brazilian government
has signaled a new push to get the U.N.s top environmental
body upgraded a push long opposed by the United
juice targeted in war on obesityBut
recent scientific studies and a new government-sponsored
documentary that aired last week on HBO have identified
a new, less obvious enemy: fruit juice.
Over the past decade, the nation's war on obesity has
targeted some fairly obvious culprits, including fast
food, pastries, fried foods and soda.