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Molson Coors Beats 3Q Profit Forecasts Despite Lagging Sales

November 5, 2015 10:15 am | by Associated Press

Molson Coors Brewing Co. on Thursday reported a profit for the third-quarter as lower costs helped offset a stronger U.S. dollar that weighed down sales.


Elon Musk's Brother, Kimbal, Is Planting Gardens Across America

November 5, 2015 8:15 am | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter

Elon Musk’s brother, Kimbal, is working on changing the world just like his brother, although he’s going about it a different way.

New Report Offers Respite From Bleak Manufacturing Indicators

November 5, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The National Association of Credit Management's latest Credit Managers’ Index report showed improvement in the nation's manufacturing and service sectors last month.


Refrigerant Float Switch

November 5, 2015 7:00 am | by Food Manufacturing

The SSLL "SEE-SWITCH"®, a stainless steel liquid level float switch, accurately measures liquid level and is equipped with a new yellow wand to clearly indicate the switch position.

Oscar Mayer's Madison, Wis. Plant Among 7 Closing

November 4, 2015 5:15 pm | by TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press

An Oscar Mayer plant in Madison that has been around for nearly a century and currently employs about 1,000 people will close in a broader restructuring announced Wednesday by its parent company.


Kraft Heinz To Close Seven Plants, Cut 2,600 Jobs

November 4, 2015 5:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Kraft Heinz on Wednesday announced that it will close seven facilities and cut 2,600 jobs as part of its continued efforts to reduce costs.


Italy Top Wine Maker After Big Harvest; Drought Hits Spain

November 4, 2015 3:30 pm | by RAF CASERT, Associated Press

Italy is the biggest wine producer in the world this year, pushing France back into second place, as good weather in most European countries pushes up production — and keeps a lid on prices for consumers.

Kraft Heinz to Build New Iowa Meat Plant, Close Old Facility

November 4, 2015 3:00 pm | by Associated Press

Kraft Heinz plans to close its downtown Davenport lunch meat processing plant after building a new plant several miles away.


AB InBev, SABMiller Delay Mega Merger to Keep Talking

November 4, 2015 10:15 am | by Associated Press

Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev's $106 billion bid for SABMiller has been delayed again as the world's two biggest brewers work out details of a complex transaction with global implications.


DNA Hunt On as Chipotle-Linked E. coli Outbreak Grows to 37

November 4, 2015 10:00 am | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press

Chipotle's industry-leading commitment to tracking its ingredients from farm to table is being put to the test by an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 37 people as of Tuesday, nearly all of whom ate recently at one of the chain's restaurants in Washington state or Oregon.


Research: US Millennials Twice as Likely as Non-Millennials to Distrust Large Food Manufacturers

November 4, 2015 9:45 am | by Mintel

New research from Mintel reveals that more than two in five U.S. Millennials (43 percent) agree they do not trust large food manufacturers compared to just 18 percent of non-Millennials.

Kraft Heinz to Close 7 Factories in US, Canada in Downsizing

November 4, 2015 6:45 am | by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press

Kraft Heinz will close seven plants in the U.S. and Canada over the next two years as part of a downsizing that will eliminate 2,600 jobs, or roughly 14 percent of its North American factory workforce, the newly-merged food company announced Wednesday.


Kellogg Revenue Continues Slipping on Weak Breakfast Sales

November 3, 2015 4:00 pm | by Associated Press

Kellogg's third-quarter profit and revenue slid and it continues to wrestle weak sales as consumer tastes shift.


McDonald's French Fries Return to Venezuela After 10 Months

November 3, 2015 3:30 pm | by Associated Press

Fast food lovers in shortage-plagued Venezuela are enjoying French fries at McDonald's franchises here once again after the side dish went missing last winter.


CDC: More Food Poisoning Outbreaks Cross State Lines

November 3, 2015 3:15 pm | by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

The government is reporting an increase in food poisoning outbreaks that span multiple states, like the one that this week prompted Chipotle to close 43 of its restaurants in the Pacific Northwest.


Smucker To Sell US Canned Milk Brands

November 3, 2015 3:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

J. M. Smucker Company on Tuesday announced an agreement to sell its canned milk operations in the U.S. to private equity firm Kelso & Company.


ISM: Manufacturing Continues To Be Positive In Iffy Environment

November 3, 2015 3:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 34th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 77th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.


JBS Finalizes Cargill Pork Acquisition

November 3, 2015 9:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

JBS recently completed its $1.45 billion acquisition of Cargill's pork operations in the U.S. following approval by government regulators, including the U.S. Department of Justice.


Things to Know About the Battle of the Sweeteners

November 3, 2015 9:45 am | by Associated Press

Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake for both sides in a federal court case that's shaping up as the battle of the sweeteners. Here are a few things to know about the two saccharine substances as a trial begins Tuesday.


Things to Know About the E. coli Outbreak Tied to Chipotle

November 3, 2015 9:30 am | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press

Chipotle has closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations in response to an E. coli outbreak health officials have connected to the Mexican food chain. Here are five things to know about the outbreak.



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