Advertisement
The Leading Source for Food Manufacturing News
Subscribe to Food Manufacturing All
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Today in Food Manufacturing

Daily news and top headlines for food manufacturing professionals

Brazilian Companies Raise Chiquita Offer

October 23, 2014 2:32 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Brazilian companies Cutrale and Safra said they are again raising their bid for banana producer Chiquita, to $681 million — a day before Chiquita shareholders are expected to vote on a combination with Irish fruit importer Fyffes.     

TOPICS:

VIDEO: Big Chocolate Goes Small on Ebola Donations

October 23, 2014 2:23 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

The chocolate industry gets 70 percent of its cocoa supply from West Africa — the region hardest hit by the Ebola virus. But Nestle, Mars and other major producers only scraped together $600,000 to fight the disease.         

TOPICS:

Cinnamon Dials Up the Heat at the Bar

October 23, 2014 2:16 pm | by Technomic | Blogs | Comments

The runaway success of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, Canada’s hottest spirits export, is prompting on-premise operators and competing adult beverage suppliers to try to capitalize on consumer interest in red-hot cinnamon flavor profiles.   

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Infographic: What Drives Late-Night Restaurant Visits

October 23, 2014 2:07 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

Consumers consider dinner their main meal of the day, and rarely skip it. While most dinners are prepared at home, 53 percent of consumers use foodservice for these occasions at least once a week. What sends them away from home?     

TOPICS:

Self-Service Technology is Changing the Landscape of Society

October 23, 2014 1:49 pm | by AVT, Inc. | News | Comments

Many industries are beginning to embrace self-service technology. The world's largest fast-food chain, McDonald's, has even installed the self-service kiosks with touch-screen terminals in Europe to allow customers to order and pay electronically.

TOPICS:

Say Cheez-It: Beloved Cracker Inspires Fans to Make Crazy Concoctions

October 23, 2014 1:43 pm | by MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press | News | Comments

Devotees of the crispy, salty snack are thinking outside the box when using it as an ingredient. One bakery even used the Cheez-Its as a main cake ingredient, smothered it with vanilla buttercream frosting and then sprinkled Cheez-Its on top.

TOPICS:

Research: No-Till Farming May Not Bring Boost in Global Crop Yields

October 23, 2014 1:00 pm | by University of California - Davis | News | Comments

No-till farming, a key conservation agriculture strategy that avoids conventional plowing and otherwise disturbing the soil, may not bring a hoped-for boost in crop yields in much of the world, according to an extensive new meta-analysis.   

TOPICS:

Turning Whiskey Waste into Fuel?

October 23, 2014 12:45 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

A start-up company in Scotland is working to capitalize on the tons of waste produced by one of the country's most valued industries and turn the dregs of whiskey-making into fuel.                   

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Kentucky Officials Start Food-Focused Website to Promote Culinary Tourism

October 23, 2014 12:20 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Kentucky tourism officials have launched a food-focused website to promote culinary tourism in the state. The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism says the website will serve as the initial source for information on culinary destinations across the state.

TOPICS:

France Reclaims Title as World's Largest Wine Maker

October 23, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

France has reclaimed its crown as world's biggest wine producer after a poor 2014 harvest saw Italy's wine production plunge 15 percent. Total world wine production is set to fall 6 percent this year to 271 million hectoliters.     

TOPICS:

VIDEO: Holy Guacamole! Chipotle Stumbles

October 23, 2014 11:45 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Chipotle's stock had been hotter than a Serrano pepper. But investors aren't happy about slowing growth. Is Qdoba, the burrito chain owned by Jack in the Box, stealing customers?                    

TOPICS:

Can a New Marketing Chief Put the Fizz Back Into Coke Sales?

October 23, 2014 11:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola is naming a new chief marketing officer as the world's biggest soda maker works to boost flat soda sales. The Atlanta-based company says Marcos De Quinto, a company veteran, will replace Joe Tripodi starting Jan. 1.     

TOPICS:

Pet Food Sales to Reach $33B in 2018 as Consumers Spend More For Health

October 23, 2014 11:05 am | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Driven by increased focus on pet health and the powerful role in pet owner lives of the human-animal bond, U.S. sales of pet food will rise 16 percent between 2015-2018 to reach $33 billion.               

TOPICS:

Social Exploration: Discovering the Person Behind the Purchase

October 23, 2014 10:51 am | by Will McInnes, CMO, Brandwatch | Articles | Comments

As the power of the consumer grows, many brands are struggling to capture a holistic understanding of who that person is, what he/she cares about, and how he/she makes purchasing decisions. Thoughtful use of social media leads to a better understanding of the person behind the purchase and a strengthened relationship with the consumer.

TOPICS:

Manufacturing eCommerce and the New Professional Online Consumer

October 23, 2014 10:31 am | by Sean Cook | Articles | Comments

The need to address evolved hyper connected self-service customers online, especially in the less prominent B2B and manufacturing landscape, is further driven by the fact that 34 percent of savvy consumers switched suppliers in order to make a purchase online.

TOPICS:

VIDEO: Wheat or White?

October 23, 2014 10:18 am | by PBS Food | Videos | Comments

Learn the difference between whole wheat and white and meet the people preserving grains. As consumers, we must learn how to tell the difference between whole wheat and white, while farmers can tell a rich story of heritage and identity grains and innovative bakers are reintroducing the grains of their youth.

TOPICS:

Study: Olive Oil Healthier For Frying Foods

October 23, 2014 9:58 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Frying is one of the world's most popular ways to prepare food — think fried chicken and french fries. Even candy bars and whole turkeys have joined the list. But before dunking your favorite food in a vat of just any old oil, consider using olive. 

TOPICS:

Sustainable Food Production: How it Will Impact Agronomic Practices

October 23, 2014 9:50 am | by American Society of Agronomy (ASA) | News | Comments

Food companies, agribusinesses and retailers have recently been making commitments to shift their production practices to be more sustainable. What does that mean for and how will it impact agronomic production practices on the farm?    

TOPICS:

Coca-Cola Tops 3Q Earnings Expectations

October 23, 2014 9:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola Enterprises reported third-quarter net income of $238 million. The seller of Coca-Cola drinks in Europe posted revenue of $2.14 billion in the period, missing Street forecasts.                  

TOPICS:

Food Giants Funding State Ballot Initiatives

October 23, 2014 9:34 am | by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press | News | Comments

The millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures to be considered next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups. Food industry giants Monsanto, the J.M. Smucker Co., Coca-Cola and Pepsi are spending $3 million opposing an Oregon ballot measure that would require vendors to label genetically modified foods.

TOPICS:

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading