Danone, Paris, and The WhiteWave Foods Co., Denver, have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Danone will acquire WhiteWave for $56.25 a share in an all-cash transaction, representing a total value of approximately $12.5 billion, including debt and certain other WhiteWave liabilities, the companies say.
As the saying goes, “a cold is nothing to sneeze at.” However, that might not be the case based on a national Career Builder survey conducted by Harris Poll. According to the survey, 54 percent of employees stated they went into work when sick because they felt the work wouldn’t get done otherwise.
BluePrint, a brand of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Hain Celestial Group, announced the launch of a new line of certified USDA organic kombucha drinks. Currently, the line is available at Whole Foods Market and local retailers in the New York Tri-State area and will be in Whole Foods Market Midwest- area stores starting in September. Additionally, starting Aug. 25, BluePrint Kombucha Drinks will be available in Sprouts Farmers Market locations, it adds.
When Culture Club released its 1983 single “Karma Chameleon,” the song instantly became a global sensation. Although not yet on the global scale, Austin, Texas-based Chameleon Cold-Brew with its array of refrigerated ready-to-drink (RTD) cold brew and coffee concentrates has become a “hit” in the beverage market.
The majority of consumers do not plan on changing their dining out behaviors this year; on top of that, the entire restaurant industry is projected to grow, Chicago-based Mintel explains in its January report “Dining Out: A 2016 Look Ahead.”
Juice market seeks to combat concerns about sugar content
July 11, 2016
Although concerns about the sugar content within products in the juice and juice drink category have challenged the market, juice smoothies and their association as a healthy beverage option have helped the category mitigate contraction.
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