Specialty food is drawing a new crowd this year. Men are stepping up purchases, less affluent shoppers are buying a wide variety of products like artisanal cheese and single-origin chocolate, and millennials are showing their age at the store. These are some of the findings of new consumer research from the Specialty Food Association in conjunction with Mintel International.
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A new report from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, finds that the flexible packaging industry — projected to reach $32.7 billion in 2015 — is approaching maturity and can expect to see healthy growth and stability.
Making a glass of Coke at home will soon be possible. Keurig Green Mountain says it will start selling a machine that makes single servings of cold beverages including Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper and flavored seltzer waters.
Kellogg said this week that it bought Egyptian cereal company Mass Food Group for $50 million as it seeks to boost its presence in Africa.
Grocery chain Whole Foods is cutting about 1,500 jobs over the next eight weeks as it looks to lower prices and keep up with competition.
The U.S. packaging machinery market grew 4.2 percent from 2013 to 2014, coming in at $9.41 billion, according to the 2015 PMMI State of the Industry U.S. Packaging Machinery Report.
For any structure, unchecked water can be devastating. In fact, by many estimates, water is the single biggest cause of commercial property damage.
Anheuser-Busch Delivers More than 51,000 Cans of Water to Northern California for Those Battling WildfiresSeptember 30, 2015 8:25 am | by Anheuser-Busch | News | Comments
Anheuser-Busch is providing 2,156 cases of emergency drinking water — or 51,744 cans — to firefighters and relief workers trying to quell wildfires in Northern California.
Company's new AD-4971 Series Metal Detector provides high-sensitivity detection on a wide range of different product types, including fresh produce, packaged foods, beverages, and many other products.
Company has added to its extensive range of industrial grade lighting equipment with the release of an eight-stage, 50-foot telescoping light mast.
The Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening 20-year-old rules designed to protect farmworkers from toxic pesticides.
The Mexican food chain had stopped serving pork at about a third of its restaurants in January after it said one of its suppliers violated its animal welfare standards.
McDonald's is set to debut its first hamburger made entirely with organic beef this week, the latest in a series of moves by the fast food giant to appeal to shifting consumer attitudes.
Coca-Cola says it will close its bottling factory in Moldova and will import the soft drink from neighboring Romania and Ukraine.
As waters warm off the coast of New England, black sea bass are moving north and, fishermen say, threatening the region's most valuable aquatic species: the lobster.
With changing seasons and less than ideal weather conditions, a concern for farmers and consumers alike is; how can we get fresh produce all year? The answer for a growing number of producers is to bring the plants inside. One innovative company that's solving this problem specifically for tomatoes, is MightyVine. Find out more from The Lempert Report.
Mr. Goodcents Franchise Systems, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Chocolate Chip CookiesSeptember 29, 2015 12:30 pm | by FDA | News | Comments
Mr. Goodcents Franchise Systems, Inc. of De Soto, Kansas is voluntarily recalling Chocolate Chip Cookies because they may contain undeclared peanuts.
PepsiCo Sustainability Initiatives Delivered More Than $375 Million in Estimated Cost Savings Since 2010September 29, 2015 9:15 am | by PepsiCo, Inc. | News | Comments
PepsiCo, Inc. recently announced that its environmental sustainability programs saved the company more than $375 million since its goals were established in 2010. The savings were achieved through the continued progress of the company's water, energy, packaging and waste-reduction initiatives.
They were star witnesses who helped convict their old boss, a former peanut executive who got the harshest sentence ever for a U.S. producer in a food-borne illness case. Now two ex-managers of a Georgia peanut plant at the center of a deadly salmonella outbreak face the prospect of going to prison themselves.