Meeting sustainability goals takes time. It also often requires new equipment, materials and processes. For manufacturers involved in the sustainability journey, PACK EXPO International 2012 (October 23-31; McCormick Place, Chicago) is a dynamic resource for all three.
More efficient use of the food production chain and a decrease in the amount of food losses will dramatically help maintain the planet's natural resources and improve people's lives. The world's population is an estimated seven billion people. An additional one billion can be fed from our current resources, if the food losses could be halved.
Despite the drought that parched much of the rest of the country, 2012 is shaping up as a pleasant surprise for many Minnesota farmers who are expected to harvest record corn and sugarbeet crops. They report decent corn and soybean yields even in southern counties that are deep in drought.
The parent company of Tully's Coffee has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will close nine stores this Sunday. The Seattle-based coffee chain has long struggled under the shadow of Starbucks Corp. TC Global Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday to help eliminate some costs that are keeping the company from being profitable.
Agribusiness company Cargill said on Thursday that its first-quarter profit nearly quadrupled to $975 million. Last year's quarter was hurt by big swings in commodity prices. Still, the Minneapolis company said the impact of the U.S. drought and weather in other crop-growing areas such as the Black Sea region "is still unfolding."
The possibility of fried seafood with significantly reduced fat may not be that far-fetched. Thanks to donations from the Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF), researchers at Oregon State University have been working on a project that drastically reduces the fat content in fried seafood using fish protein found in surimi.
The Coca-Cola Co. should give investors a snapshot of the ever-shifting geographic and product mixes that are fueling growth for the world's biggest beverage maker when it reports its third quarter results Tuesday. The company has warned that unfavorable currency exchange rates could hurt its results for the period.
Dean Foods Co. shares fell Thursday after a UBS analyst downgraded his rating on the company's shares, expressing concern about rising dairy prices. UBS analyst David Palmer lowered his earnings estimates for 2012 and 2013 and dropped his price target on the dairy company's shares, noting that costs are rising for both the producer and consumers.
Instead of the boxy, old-fashioned lettering against a red-and-yellow backdrop, the pared down new look features the chain's name in a casual red font against a clean white backdrop. An image of the smiling, cartoon girl in red pigtails floats above — though this girl looks more vivid and not quite as childlike.
The 0.2 percent rise in food prices in September was the smallest change since prices dropped for two months in April and May. In June, July and August, prices showed larger gains, reflecting in part this year's severe drought in the Midwest.
Alberta Premier Alison Redford has rejected a call for a public inquiry into an E. coli scare that prompted a massive recall at a southern Alberta beef packer. Speaking in Red Deer before her premier's dinner, Redford said it's more important to learn from what happened at the XL Foods plant in Brooks.
For the first time since 1983, the Dublin, Ohio-based fast food company announced it is updating its logo on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. In a move intended to signal its ongoing transformation into a higher-end hamburger chain, instead of the boxy, old-fashioned lettering against a red-and-yellow backdrop, the pared down new look features the chain’s name in a casual red font against a clean white backdrop.
The grandson of an Ohio man who founded a hot dog eatery made famous on the TV series "M-A-S-H" was acquitted Thursday of scheming with a company controller to steal nearly $250,000 from the restaurant that sells its hot dog sauce and pickles in food stores nationwide.
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence will welcome 2,500 manufacturing practitioners from around the world to Chicago October 15 to 19, 2012, to gain insights from keynote speakers, share best practices with other professionals and explore world-class facilities.
The nation's worst drought in decades showed no signs of improvement last week in parts of the Midwest and Plains where the corn harvest is about two-thirds complete, clouding the prospects for the winter wheat crop, according to a drought report released Thursday.
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets says a Brooklyn company is recalling herring fillets because they may be contaminated by listeria. The Four Seasons Dairy Inc., is recalling herring "Fillet Atlantic Recipe in Oil." No illnesses have been reported yet.
As part of a rigorous review of Establishment 38, XL Foods Inc., the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will allow the facility to proceed to the next stage in the review process. Beginning today, CFIA officials will monitor the plant's food safety controls in action by allowing the plant to process carcasses under continued strict conditions.
Consumer interest in flavored vodka is expanding, evidenced by the 23.3 percent gain that catapulted the segment to account for more than one-quarter of total U.S. vodka volume in 2011. Flavored vodka increased 3.3 million 9-liter cases in 2011 to rank among the fastest-growing segments of the spirits industry, reveals Technomic's Special Trends in Adult Beverage (TAB) Report: Vodka Category Close-up.
An energy drink maker is planning a $25 million expansion that's expected to bring up to 200 new jobs to a northern Indiana city. Living Essentials, the producer of 5-hour ENERGY, announced Wednesday it would build and equip a plant in Wabash with a total of 1 million square feet to be added in phases.
Kellogg Co. reaffirmed its full-year earnings guidance on Wednesday, saying that strong performance from its recently acquired Pringles brand offset costs for the anticipated costs a recent recall of Mini-Wheats cereal. The company, based in Battle Creek, Mich., is one of the nation's largest food makers with products ranging from Corn Flakes cereal to Keebler cookies.