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GoGo squeeZ introduces AppleMandarin flavor

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — GoGo squeeZ has introduced its newest flavor of squeezable applesauce, the company said.

The company, which makes on-the-go applesauces aimed at children, announced the introduction of AppleMandarin. Other flavors include AppleApple, AppleCinnamon, ApplePeach, ApplePear, AppleCherry, AppleMango and others.

GoGo squeeZ applesauces are marketed in resealable pouches featuring built-in straws that don’t require spoons and, according to the company, don’t make a mess. The sauces are made with 100% fruit and are made with no artificial flavors or preservatives, dairy, gluten or nuts.

 

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Peapod to donate proceeds from Arctic char sales to Chicago aquarium

BY Alaric DeArment

CHICAGO — Online grocer Peapod is partnering with Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium to mark National Seafood Month and promote sustainable seafood.

Peapod has contributed nearly $45,000 to the Shedd Aquarium since 2008 as a long-standing partner in the aquarium’s Right Bite program. In honor of National Seafood Month, which lasts through October, Peapod will feature sustainable farmed Arctic char, which is included on Right Bite’s "best choice list" for sustainability. For every purchase of the fish on Peapod’s website this month, the company will donate 25 cents to 50 cents to the Shedd Aquarium to support its sustainability programs.

"We are huge proponents of bringing sustainable options to shoppers — from seafood and meats to produce and dairy," Peapod VP fresh markets Tony Stallone said. "This month, not only will an Arctic char purchase support Shedd Aquarium, but it will also introduce people to a delicious fish that is very similar in taste to trout and salmon."

 

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Unilever launches simpler butter-like spreads

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever is launching two new butter-like spreads, the company said.

The food, home and personal care supplier said it would debut I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Deliciously Simple and Country Crock Simply Delicious at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, which is presented by Food & Wine magazine.

The spreads are made with such simple ingredients as canola oil, nonfat yogurt, salt and natural flavors, with no artificial preserves or trans fat.

"Consumers are seeking foods with simpler ingredients, and it’s our responsibility as the global leader in the spreads category to listen and respond to those needs," Unilever North America VP foods Mike Faherty said. "I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Deliciously Simple and Country Crock Simply Delicious offer consumers the simplified recipe they are looking for, while delivering delicious flavor and adding richness to any meal."

 

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