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Maker of Paul Mitchell Products Selects ERP System

Bocchi Labs' expansion will include the launch of a new manufacturing facility in Ohio to open mid-next year, as well as the introduction of additional products lines.

General Mills Completes Annie's Acquisition

10/22/2014 - General Mills, Inc. announces that its tender offer to purchase all issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Annie's, Inc. at a price of $46.00 per share was successful.

Crocs Announces Management Team Changes

10/22/2014 - These changes include the appointment of Bob Munroe to general manager of Crocs Americas region; Greg Sullivan to the new role of senior vice president of global business transformation; Scott Yuan to general manager of Greater China; and Michelle Poole to senior vice president of global product creation and merchandising.

Lay's Consumers Inspire Latest Chip Flavor

10/22/2014 - Following nearly three months of competition, Lay's potato chips announces Lay's Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger flavored potato chips as the winner of this year's Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" contest.

L'Oreal USA Signs Agreement to Acquire Carol's Daughter

10/22/2014 - Following a multi-channel distribution model, Carol's Daughter offers a comprehensive range of products that are available at specialty beauty stores, mass retailers, on HSN, through e-commerce and at Carol's Daughter branded stores in New York City.

IDC Manufacturing Insights Hires PLM Expert

10/22/2014 - In this new role, the exec will focus his research and analysis on the product lifecycle management market and product innovation strategies, including topics such as the development of an innovation platform and the intersection of product design, development, and digital manufacturing. 

Tips to Automate Digital Path to Purchase

10/15/2014 - Daily downstream data, social listening, sentiment analysis, crowdsourced local intelligence, website traffic, hyper-local digital advertising — it's all coming together to paint a picture of the individual consumer. Thus, consumer goods executives have a new mantra: "Thou shalt collect, analyze and act on a confluence of data."

Land O'Lakes Partners with Nestle in China

10/15/2014 - Land O'Lakes announces it is working with Nestle to provide feed and forage training, nutrition services and laboratory services at Nestle Dairy Farming Institute in China.

Jim Beam Markets Latest Innovation

10/9/2014 - The company unveils its newest cinnamon-infused whiskey with a collection of ultimate "shot rituals" to help set the night on fire.

Mars Introduces Newest Products and Brings Back Fan Favorites

10/9/2014 - Fan favorites M&M'S Brand Crispy Chocolate Candies and SNICKERS Xtreme Bar will join newcomers 3 MUSKETEERS Mint Bites, COMBOS Baked Snacks in two sweet and salty flavors, DOVE Whole Fruit Dipped In Dark Chocolate, TWIX Creamy Peanut Butter Cookie Bars and festive seasonal shapes.

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