Adam’s 100% introduces revamped mangosteen juice
SAN FRANCISCO Adam’s 100% today announced the launch of its new and improved 100 percent Mangosteen Juice and Nectar. Featuring a lighter flavor, it contains the highest level of mangosteen xanthones, which are biologically active phytonutrients that have potent antioxidant properties, than other juices.
Now creamier and more refreshing, the juice consists of fresh mangosteen fruit puree and contains no additives, water, sugar, concentrates or extracts. Adam’s 100% Mangosteen Juice only uses quality mangosteens, which are a rare and exotic fruit originally from Malaysia, fresh from the fruits’ farms.
Available in the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, United Kingdom and Singapore, Adam’s 100% Mangosteen Juice is expected to be available through retailers and in select bars and restaurants. It can be ordered online at www.mangosteens.com.
ConAgra to fortify Swiss Miss hot chocolate
OMAHA, Neb. ConAgra Foods is expanding its Swiss Miss line of hot chocolates, targeting women with new, functional offerings.
According to a recent survey from ConAgra, 51 percent of women look to fortified foods to get their essential nutrients and more than a third would also like to get these from such indulgent foods as chocolate. The survey of 500 women between the ages of 25 and 44 also found that nearly three-quarters of the respondents want chocolate more that any other confectionary and consume caffeine at least once a day.
Looking to meet these intersecting needs, ConAgra’s new beverage offerings include Swiss Miss Pick-me-up cocoa swirls, which contain as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, as well as the amount of calcium and Vitamin D in a glass of milk. The company’s Swiss Miss Great Start cocoa is enriched with 15 vitamins and minerals. Additionally, the new cocoas have only 110 calories and two grams of fat per serving.
Hershey’s VP of global operations steps down
HERSHEY, Pa. Less than 18 months after joining candymaker The Hershey Co., senior vice president of Global Operations Gregg Tanner announced Friday that he is leaving at the end of the month.
The third high-level Hershey executive whose departure had been announced or confirmed in the last two months, Tanner, 50, is leaving to pursue “a business opportunity that he feels will be rewarding on a professional level and will enable him to be with his family,” according to Hershey spokesman Kirk Saville.
Tanner’s departure follows Richard Lenny, Hershey’s chief executive officer, chairman and president, who announced earlier this month that he will retire at the end of the year. In August, Christopher Baldwin, senior vice president and president of Hershey’s North American Commercial Group, left the company to become president of Kraft Foods Inc.’s U.S. Snacks and cereals operations.
Tanner had been closely involved in Hershey’s three-year manufacturing realignment to reduce costs by eliminating some production lines in the United States and Canada by shifting some production to a new facility in Monterrey, Mexico.