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Herr’s raises breast cancer awareness, funds with limited-edition pretzels

BY David Salazar

NOTTINGHAM, Pa — Herr’s is working with the American Cancer Society during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise money and awareness with a limited-edition pretzel. The ribbon-shaped whole grain pretzels with flax seed and honey are being sold in a specially designed pink bag, and Herr’s is donating $0.05 from each bag sold to the for the ACS’ “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” initiative.

“At Herr’s, we are passionate about supporting philanthropic organizations that give back to the communities we serve,” said Ed Herr, president of Herr Foods. “We are proud to partner with the American Cancer Society’s ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ program to help finish the fight and support all those who are affected by breast cancer.”

The special-edition pretzels will be available through mid-November. 

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Target working with MIT ‘to explore future of food retailing’

BY Michael Johnsen

MINNEAPOLIS — Target announced Monday a collaboration with MIT’s Media Lab and global design firm IDEO to explore the future of food. The work will focus on areas such as urban farming, food transparency and authenticity, supply chain and health.
 
“By combining the boundless curiosity and discovery of MIT’s Media Lab and IDEO’s human-centered approach to design with Target’s knowledge of retail, we can reimagine the future of food,” stated Greg Shewmaker, one of Target’s entrepreneurs-in-residence, who is leading the Food + Future coLAB. “We know more about what’s in our smartphones than we do in the last meal we ate. And that’s something we want to change. This collaboration will help to unlock more options and create more transparency not just for Target’s guests, but consumers everywhere.”
 
“The challenges around the future of food are so broad, systemic and complex that no one entity can solve for them alone. We have to work together,” added IDEO coLAB director Matt Weiss.
 
The roadmap for the next year will include several milestones:
 
  • This month, Target will kick-off a major project with MIT Media Lab’s Laboratory for Social Machines. Through this initiative, Target will collect and analyze billions of public data points — spanning brand communications, traditional and social media messages and supply chain information — in an effort to map the global conversations related to food;
  • Later this year, Target will launch a website with IDEO to identify trends and ultimately explore how food will be grown, sold and consumed in the next 15 years; and
  • In January, Target and IDEO will launch the Food + Future coLAB in Cambridge, Mass. The coLAB, which will draw on innovative research being conducted at the MIT Media Lab, will house multidisciplinary teams from these three organizations, as well as others, tasking them with solving some of the toughest challenges related to food.
Target and MIT’s Open Agriculture initiative will also begin a multi-year collaboration to explore city farming across multiple scales of an open platform.
 
Caleb Harper, director of the Open Agriculture initiative at MIT’s Media Lab, will work with Target and IDEO on the city farming initiative.
 
“Our work with Target is a collaboration in the truest sense of the word. The MIT team will bring our expertise in research and technology, while Target brings their ability to scale and reach the world,” said Harper. “People like to say things like, ‘the best strawberries come from Mexico.’ But really, the best strawberries come from the climate in Mexico that creates expressions like sweetness and color that we like. We think there is tremendous opportunity to democratize climate through control-environment agriculture and we look forward to kicking off this work with Target.”
 
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Snacking on the dark side

BY Barbara White-Sax

HILO, Hawaii — Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut recently introduced a dark chocolate and fruit macadamia nut snack. The new snack is made with 70% dark cacao, the purest form of chocolate with antioxidant benefits, and sulfite-free dried fruit.

(To view the full Category Review, click here.)

The new snack, designed to appeal to both indulgent and healthy snackers, is available in three flavors — blackberry goji berry, blueberry acaí and pomegranate mango. It is packaged in a stand-up resealable bag and retails for $4.99 for 4.5 oz.

Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut has developed multiple floor stands, floor shippers, wing displays, permanent peg fixtures, spinner racks and side panels for the new product. The product is shipping to stores now.

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