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In U. S., Del Monte invests in cats not kids...

Del Monte to acquire Meow Mix at the same time selling off private label soup and infant feeding businesses to TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
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In the U.S., sustainable packaging takes hold with Timberland boots..

Taking a lead from CPG companies, footwear and apparel company Timberland plans to roll out new packaging that will include a "nutrition label" detailing how and where the product was manufactured and its impact on the environment.
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New Orleans offers "Turn On," new love drink from Europe...

a unique premium adult beverage from Europe, promises to assist men and women in becoming more sexually aroused and is now available in New Orleans.
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Australian enviromentally-friendly confectionary packaging...

Global packager Amcor Ltd. is teaming up with Plantic Technologies Ltd. to develop a new biodegradable material for the confectionary packaging market.
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Kraft invests $100 million to help keep Russians awake...

will build a new plant near St. Petersburg to satisfy Russia's growing taste for instant coffee.
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Water to beat "fizzy drinks" in five years...

says new study from Zenith International.
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U.K. supermarket group Sainsbury wants healthy kids...

first retailer to provide Guideline Daily Amounts for children aged 5 to 10 years on its food packaging.
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In Jakarta, Indonesia, fake cosmetics containing mercury...

have made their way into the supply chain.
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Australia addresses excessive drinking with new labels...

The images to go on liquor packaging will show a pot of beer, wine glass or spirit tumbler.
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Del Monte moves into Asia through Thailand...

US based fruit and vegetable giant has picked Thailand as its production base for selling into the Asian market thanks, in part, to the country's abundance of fruit and vegetables grown year 'round.
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New York Times reports new condom package...

a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, explained that the effort was more about packaging than branding, providing the department with a better way to measure the effectiveness of its free condom distribution.
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Muslim outrage over cartoons hurts Danish Dairy Arla....

A Muslim Middle East boycott of Danish goods following publication of twelve cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed has hurt many global suppliers.

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