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1/18/2018

Peanut milk is the latest plant-based alternative to dairy to enter the milk market, writes Holly Van Hare. Peanut milk is notable for a smooth texture and rich, thick flavor, she notes.

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1/18/2018

Originating in Taiwan, cheese tea with its whipped cheese foam is trending on social media and appearing in US locations. "We put milk, whipping cream, pink salt and sugar, which makes it more subtle and can be paired with any kind of tea," says Jenny Zheng, owner of Little Fluffy Head Cafe in Los Angeles.

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1/18/2018

Study participants who sipped on tea outperformed those who drank water when asked to work with blocks and be creative in naming a business. "Similar to meditation, the practice of drinking tea could help improve mental clarity, resulting in faster, more focused, and yet still relaxed thought processes," writes Holly Van Hare.

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1/18/2018

Coca-Cola's new typeface, TCCC Unity, is winning praise from people such as creative director Luke Woodhouse. "TCCC Unity has been drawn with attributes that mean it'll work well at small sizes, both in digital and print, and the character and idiosyncrasies throughout mean it'll be equally powerful as headlines on a billboard," he writes.

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1/18/2018

Meiji sold 30 million gourmet chocolate bars within a year of the company's Sept. 2016 launch in part because of the brand's willingness to break with conventions, writes Jake Adelstein. Meiji designed the bars' packaging to be displayed vertically and used close relationships with farmers to ensure quality control.

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Forbes
1/18/2018

Nestle SA will debut ruby chocolate KitKats in Japan, South Korea and online starting this week. Nestle made a deal with ruby chocolate developer Barry Callebaut to gain exclusive rights to ruby chocolate for six months.

1/18/2018

Sahale Snacks has announced an Olympic sponsorship, as the brand will collaborate with several US athletes at the upcoming Winter Games. Sahale Snacks co-founder Edmond Sanctis credited the brand's appeal to the use of "wholesome ingredients" and "innovative flavor combinations."

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1/18/2018

Amazon reached an 18% market share of US online grocery sales last year with an estimated total of $2 billion in food and beverage sales, according to One Click Retail. "The biggest growth driver of late 2017, which will inevitably have a major influence on sales well into 2018 and beyond, is Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods," said One Click Retail CEO Spencer Millerberg.

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Candy & Snack Today
1/17/2018

Dr Pepper's 26-year association with college football has been strengthened by the fact that sports are still viewed live, which boosts viewership, said Chief Commercial Officer Jim Trebilcock. The company aims to take its sponsorship beyond the field as it brings "football tailgating experiences to life at retail," Trebilcock said.

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1/17/2018

Ben & Jerry's is launching Peanut Butter Half Baked and Cinnamon Buns flavors under its vegan lineup. The company is also debuting Pint Slices stickless ice cream bars, as well as Truffles pints in three flavors.

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