Stonyfield Farm gets plant-based packaging for yogurt products
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. Clear Lam Packaging has developed a new plastic derived from plants to be used as packaging for products from Stonyfield Farm.
Stonyfield Farm’s yogurt multipacks now feature the new packaging, which uses 93% renewable resources, primarily plant-based Ingeo PLA (polylactic acid), Clear Lam Packaging said. The new packaging is being used for every Stonyfield Farm multipack yogurt cup, including YoBaby, YoToddler and YoKids, as well as BHealthy, B-Well, Probiotic and O’Soy.
“Stonyfield Farm has invested significantly in finding innovative new packaging alternatives that reduce our dependency on oil and other finite resources, and we’re thrilled that Clear Lam was able to offer an industry-leading packaging solution to help support their sustainable packaging initiatives,” said James Sanfilippo, president and CEO of Clear Lam Packaging.
Chew on this: Trident’s offering free NYC cab rides
NEW YORK Trident gum is offering New Yorkers free cab rides in line with the launch of its newest Trident Layers gum flavor: cool mint and melon fresco.
The one-day promotion, which will be held on Oct. 21 from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will allow people to hail taxis from a special stand in Manhattan’s Times Square, where they can pay for their cab ride with packs of Trident Layers.
Trident also will host other promotional activities while New Yorkers wait for their cab rides.
Majority of Americans concerned about food prices, poll finds
NEW YORK A new poll conducted by the Financial Times and Harris Poll found that worry over rising food prices increasingly has become a concern among Americans.
This FT/Harris poll, conducted online by Harris Interactive, surveyed 1,002 U.S. adults ages 16 years to 64 years — in addition to adults in France, Italy, Germany, Great Britain and Spain, five of the largest European countries — between Sept. 15 and 21, and found that 58% of U.S. respondents are somewhat more concerned or much more concerned about the price of food. The survey also found that only a small minority in the United States (and Europe) believed higher demand from China, India and other emerging countries is the main culprit.
Overall, the poll found, respondents have become more concerned about the price of food since the global financial crisis.
According to a recent Financial Times article, worries about rising food prices have been driven by the soaring prices of wheat, barley and corn, following poor harvest in Russia, Ukraine, northern Europe and Canada because of adverse weather. The surge has accelerated, with corn prices up 13.5% and wheat up by more than 10%, after the U.S. government warned of “dramatically” lower supplies.