Justin’s extends Snack Pack product line
BOULDER, Colo. — Natural foods brand Justin's has unveiled the first extension of its Snack Pack product line.
The world's first non-perishable fruit and nut butter pairing, Justin's Peanut Butter and Banana Chip Snack Pack comes in two flavors: Classic Peanut Butter + Banana Chips and Honey Peanut Butter + Banana Chips. The latest innovation in the brand's extensive portfolio adds a unique twist on a classic duo with one side Justin's Peanut Butter and one side organic banana chips. Ideal for enjoying at work, school and on-the-go, this portioned, gluten-free snack contains 5-6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and over 200 milligrams of potassium, all for just 200-210 calories per serving.
"After a successful launch of the Snack Pack last summer, we knew this conveniently nutritious snacking line had growth potential," said Justin Gold, founder of Justin's. "Peanut butter and bananas are the ultimate pairing. When we realized there was nothing on the market like it, we went bananas (literally) and made it happen!"
Justin's all-new Peanut Butter + Banana Chip Snack Packs are a part of the Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target product collection, which brings together 20 purpose-driven brands to make natural, organic and sustainable products more accessible for consumers. This year, the program has developed into a portfolio of new innovations that meet at least one of the five product criteria including: reduced waste and packaging, reduced sugar, dietary and allergen restrictions, clean label products and closed loop systems. Made to Matter is designed to provide better choices for all and introduces Target's guests to new products from some of the most innovative brands.
Justin's newest Snack Pack innovation is made without chemicals, additives, artificial flavoring or preservatives, and is packaged in recyclable trays. It is available initially at Target stores nationwide for an SRP of $1.99.
America voted, and the next flavor of M&M’s hitting shelves is …
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — M&M's is celebrating its 75th anniversary by launching a new flavor chosen by more than 1 million Americans.
Starting in August, the Coffee Nut flavor will join M&M'S Original Peanut, which was first introduced in 1954, on shelves at retailers nationwide. Coffee Nut defeated two other peanut-flavored challengers – Honey Nut and Chili Nut to win consumers' votes.
"We are so thrilled that our fans helped to shape our brand's vibrant future," said Tanya Berman, director, M&M'S Brand. "Flavor Vote was the perfect campaign to show how much we value our fans' opinion. The brand is looking forward to adding Coffee Nut to our peanut flavored line up in August."
Once fans cast their vote for their favorite new M&M'S Peanut flavor, they were entered for the chance to win $100,000 and earn the title of the official M&M'S Taste Tester. This year's official winner is Jason Y. from Raleigh, N.C.
Fans can purchase M&M'S Coffee Nut at retailers nationwide in early August.
Mondelez International names PPG veteran to board
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Mondelez International has appointed the former executive chairman of PPG Industries as a new member of Mondelez's board.
Charles E. (Chuck) Bunch's appointment is effective Sept. 1. Bunch, 66, recently announced his retirement as executive chairman of the board at PPG Industries, Inc., also effective Sept. 1. He served as PPG's chairman of the board and CEO from 2005 to 2015. With this addition, the Mondelez International board will have 14 directors, 13 of whom are independent.
"Chuck is another strong addition to our world-class board of directors," said Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and CEO. "His strategic skills and strong operational and cost-management expertise will be instrumental as we continue to create value for our shareholders by leveraging our portfolio, reducing costs and investing in growth."
After joining PPG in 1979, Bunch held positions in finance and planning, marketing, and general management in the United States and Europe during his first 15 years with the company. He was named Vice President of Architectural Coatings in 1994, and VP, Fiberglass, in 1995. Bunch was elected Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Services in 1997, and Executive Vice President, Coatings, in 2000. In 2002, he was named President and Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure as Chairman and CEO from 2005 to 2015, Total Shareholder Return at PPG Industries averaged nearly 15 percent a year.
Bunch is a member of the Boards of Directors of ConocoPhillips, Marathon Petroleum and the PNC Financial Services Group. He is a former Director of the H.J. Heinz Company Board, a former member of the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees, and a former Director and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Coatings Association.