Officials with PepsiCo Inc. apologized during a meeting Wednesday with relatives of civil rights icon Emmett Till who were offended by a rapper who had a promotional deal with the company, the Rev. Al Sharpton said. Sharpton said a statement that the morning meeting he brokered at company headquarters in Purchase, N.Y., was "positive."
Snyder's-Lance, Inc. reported results for its first quarter of 2013. Net revenue for the first quarter ended March 30, 2013 was $419 million, an increase of 6.5% compared to prior year net revenue of $393 million. Net income was $19.8 million for the first quarter of 2013, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to net income of $14.2 million for the first quarter of 2012 or $0.21 per diluted share.
President Evo Morales has a personal stake in seeing the destigmatization of the crop. He and his fellow growers say they want to build a healthy market for coca-based products, despite the belief of U.S. officials that most of Bolivia's crop ends up as narcotics. Yet a stubborn problem keeps getting in the way of the president's grand plan: While coca tea is popular, most people seem to find other coca-based food unappetizing.
McDonald's says a key sales figure slipped again in April, with the world's biggest hamburger chain citing fears over a new strain of avian flu for weakness in China. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based chain, which had warned of a decline last month, says the figure fell 0.6 percent globally. That reflected an increase of 0.7 percent in the U.S., where it recently introduced its chicken McWraps to attract more customers in their 20s and 30s.
A Food and Drug Administration investigation into the safety of caffeine-added foods has prompted Wrigley to take its new caffeinated gum off the market for the time being. Wrigley said Wednesday that it will temporarily halt sales and marketing of Alert caffeinated gum after discussions with the FDA.
Urged on by President Evo Morales, Bolivians had been trying to turn coca leaf, the base ingredient of cocaine, into popular treats ranging from candies to pastries. Yet as coca processing factories were built and products were marketed, a stubborn problem kept getting in the way of Morales' grand plan: Most people, including many Bolivians, just don't like eating coca food.
Belcampo is a new food start-up that has a laser focus on burgers. The food company is so serious about its beef that it has chosen a unique supply chain strategy — total domination. The company owns its entire supply chain, from farm to butcher to table.
Starbucks' Carson Valley roasting facility won the 2012 Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)’s Manufacturing Excellence Award, which cites North American plants that demonstrate significant progress in their journeys towards operational excellence over a three year period.
Workers can now easily fend off the effects of extreme temperatures by using the Dual Action Personal Air Conditioner (PAC).
The 330 case erector is designed for meat and poultry plants requiring sanitary, stainless steel construction and NEMA 4X electrical panel to fulfill industry standards.
Company has introduced a new line of South American-inspired flavor bases.
The National Chocolate & Dessert Show (NCDS) returns to Chicago’s Navy Pier on Sunday, October 20 to Tuesday, October, 22 as the nation’s only trade show dedicated to the chocolate and dessert industry. Foodservice operators, retail buyers, chefs, and chocolatiers attendees will leave with the key learnings and solutions to run a successful chocolate or dessert operation or retail program.
A bill aimed at encouraging food stamp recipients in Wisconsin to eat healthier by limiting the amount of benefits that could be spent on junk food won approval from the state Assembly on Tuesday. The bill would require people enrolled in Wisconsin's food stamps program, or FoodShare, to spend at least two-thirds of their monthly benefits on designated items such as milk, bread and vegetables.
U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in March compared with February and slowed overall hiring, underscoring a weak month of job growth. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings fell 1.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 million jobs. Total hiring declined 4.3 percent to 4.3 million.
PepsiCo Inc. officials will meet Wednesday with members of Emmett Till's family and the Rev. Al Sharpton. Sharpton continued to press for the meeting last week after the company's partnerships with Lil Wayne and Tyler, the Creator, of Odd Future to promote Mountain Dew sparked controversies.
Americans aren't chewing as much gum. That's a problem for Mondelez, which owns Trident, Chiclets and other brands. The company, which also makes Oreo cookies, Cadbury chocolates and Ritz crackers, on Tuesday reported a first-quarter profit in line with Wall Street expectations following its split with Kraft Foods Group last year.
Food Manufacturing spoke with Roger Kilmer of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) about the importance of maintaining a strong manufacturing presence in the United States, and what resources are available to domestic manufacturers.
Exopack, Britton Group, PACCOR, Kobusch and Paragon Print & Packaging have announced they will join forces to become one large packaging company, headquartered in Luxembourg. All five packaging companies are affiliated portfolio companies of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
"To know thy own target audience" could be the mantra of today's successful marketing campaigns. Hispanic Millennials, GenXers and Boomer generational segments have unique consumer buying patterns. How they view the marketplace is influenced by a combination of macro-trends of their respective generations, by their lifestage priorities, and by their cultural orientation.
The National Chocolate Show will return to Navy Pier in Chicago this October as the National Chocolate & Dessert Show, the only trade show dedicated to the chocolate and dessert industry. Exhibitors at the show will offer all the tools to create a chocolate or dessert line, from packaging, equipment, ingredients, and more.