The Top 10 Things Made Possible by Stand Up Pouches
Publish on 2/3/2009 04:02:12 PMIN A FICKLE consumer market, shoppers are constantly bombarded with kitschy catchphrases and fancy marketing lingo. They can see through these cheap tactics and know when they're being taken for a ride. As a result of this increased savviness among consumers, one of the most important things marketers can do to sell their product is to make them stand out on retailers' shelves.
Publish on 2/3/2009 04:02:59 PMJOLLIBEE Foods Corp., the Philippines' leading fast food operator completed the acquisition of a 70% stake in Lao Dong, a Taipei-based restaurant, for PhP 61.1 million (NT 42 million) and an additional investment of PhP 30.6 million. Lao Dong, a full service restaurant with beef noodles as core product, has eight stores and a commissary in Taiwan. Jollibee said it plans to further expand the Lao Dong group in Taiwan and introduce the brand in China, where it operates Chun Shui Tang teahouse and Yonghe King and Hongzhuangyuan restaurants.
Splenda introduced to SEA
Publish on 2/3/2009 04:02:20 PMFood & beverage manufacturers from the ASEAN and India attended a seminar and plant visit conducted by Tate & Lyle Asia Pacific to introduce its calorie-free Splenda sucralose to the industry. Over a hundred industry professionals met in Singapore to attend the Health & Wellness Seminar, the first held in the ASEAN region, following the success of a similar seminar held in China in December 2007.
Nicotine gum effective for gradual quitters
Publish on 2/3/2009 04:02:03 PMRESEARCHERS from the University of Pittsburgh and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare have now found that smokers who are trying to quit gradually can also be helped by nicotine gum. The results of the first study to test the efficacy and safety of using nicotine gum to assist cessation by gradual reduction are published in the February 2009 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Nicotine gum has been in use for over 20 years to help smokers quit abruptly yet close to two-thirds of smokers report that they would prefer to quit gradually.
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Publish on 2/3/2009 04:02:37 PMNEWLY merged dairy company FrieslandCampina has been awarded the title "Royal" ("Koninklijk"). The company was informed of the award in a letter from Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and its official name will now be Koninklijke FrieslandCampina N.V. The European Commission approved the merger of the two dairy companies and dairy cooperatives in mid-December. Based on the figures of 2007 FrieslandCampina's annual revenue will amount to €9.1 billion. The 17,000 member dairy farmers will jointly deliver 8.3 billion kilos of milk.
FDA third-party certification program for farmed shrimp
Publish on 2/3/2009 04:02:15 PMTHE U.S. Food and Drug Administration has named the seven participants in Phase II of its pilot program for voluntary third-party certification programs for imported aquacultured shrimp. The participants in Phase II of the program are: Bureau Veritas Group Company; Global Aquaculture Alliance / Aquaculture Certification Council Inc.; Inspectorate America Corporation; SGS United States Testing Company; Seafood Inspection Service, National Marine Fisheries Services; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; U.S. Department of Commerce; and Thailand Department of Fisheries.
Luxe Pack Shanghai returns in March
Publish on 2/3/2009 04:02:41 PMTHE China edition of Luxe Pack, the international benchmark fair for luxury goods packaging based on its Monaco and New York editions, heads for the luxury market in Shanghai in 2009. The 2nd edition Luxe Pack Shanghai will be held March 17-18 at Shanghai International Convention Center, with the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Light Industrial Products and Arts-Crafts (CCCLA) as co-organizer.
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