Peapod to donate proceeds from Arctic char sales to Chicago aquarium
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."
Unilever launches simpler butter-like spreads
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."
Nestle to feature new Butterfinger cups in Super Bowl ad
NEW YORK — Nestle is planning to launch a cup version of its popular Butterfinger candy bar next year, the company said.
The candy maker said it would introduce the Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups, calling it one of the company’s biggest candy launches. In addition, for the first time it will feature one of its brands in a Super Bowl commercial.
A single-size, 1.5-oz. package features two cups and will retail for between 89 cents and $1.19. The 3-oz. share pack will feature four cups and cost between $1.69 and $1.89. The cups will be available in stores nationwide in January.