After review, Campbell drops Fresh division

As the result of a larger strategic review of operations initiated in May, the Camden, N.J.-based company today announced plans to sell off its Campbell Fresh division, which includes brands such as Bolthouse Farms, Garden Fresh Gourmet and its line of refrigerated soups. It also intends to sell its international businesses, excluding Canada, which include Arnott’s and the Kelsen Group.

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Coca-Cola acquires minority stake in BodyArmor

The Coca-Cola Co. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a minority ownership stake in sports drink brand BodyArmor. Coca-Cola may increase its ownership stake in the future under the terms of the agreement.

BodyArmor will join the Coca-Cola North America Venturing and Emerging Brands investment portfolio. The brand will continue to operate independently under the leadership of Mike Repole, co-founder and chairman, and the BodyArmor management team. Coca-Cola will become the second largest shareowner in the brand, behind Mr. Repole.

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Garden of Life Rolls Out Goal-Oriented Protein Bars

Today’s health-conscious consumers are setting goals — whether it’s a fitness goal, a lifestyle goal or a goal to attain or maintain their optimal wellness — and they are looking for convenient, great-tasting, truly clean protein on the go. In response, Garden of Life is rolling out GōL (pronounced goal) bars.

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Evolution Fresh launches kombucha line

After spending nearly two decades developing juice and smoothie drinks, Evolution Fresh is entering one of the hottest categories in beverage: kombucha. Evolution Fresh, which is owned by Starbucks, has begun the initial rollout for a six-SKU line of organic kombucha at retailers in seven major U.S. cities: Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Boston and New York City. The product is packaged in a 15.2 oz. glass bottle and available in six flavors: Ginger Lemon Honeycrisp, Mango Pineapple, Ginger Greens, Spicy Greens, Pink Grapefruit and Turmeric Pineapple Coconut.

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Stonyfield Organic launches Snack Packs

As a further commitment to creating better for you grab-and-go options for kids and parents, Stonyfield Organic, the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, today introduces three new snacking options perfect for families on the move. Featuring a duo of creamy organic lowfat yogurt paired with either organic graham crackers or organic pretzels for dipping, the new Organic Snack Packs are the latest addition to Stonyfield’s kid-friendly line-up of organic yogurt, pouches, smoothies, tubes, and string cheese.

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Freschetta Launches Two New Flavors of Gluten-Free Frozen Pizza

Schwan’s Consumer Brands Inc. launched two new flavors of Freschetta Gluten Free Pizza during Celiac Awareness Month in May, showing consumers they don’t have to sacrifice taste when living a gluten-free lifestyle. The brand’s gluten-free crust is certified by the National Celiac Assn.

The new Spinach & Roasted Mushroom pizza is made with a blend of real mozzarella cheese, spinach and roasted portabellini mushrooms with a flavorful cream onion sauce. The Tuscan Style Chicken pizza features grilled white meat chicken, a blend of roasted vegetables, mozzarella cheese and sauce made from whole, vine-ripened tomatoes.

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