Heineken NV says it expects higher sales volumes in 2014 as growth in emerging markets outweighs falling consumption in Europe. It also plans "modest" price hikes. The Dutch brewer, however, stopped short of forecasting higher revenues for the year.
Cargill announced it is acquiring Sanger, Calif.-based Pet Carousel, a private company formed in 2003 that produces branded and private label pet treats and chews. Pet Carousel is part of the pet treat and chew category that generates approximately $1.4 billion in annual U.S. sales.
A large distributor of natural and specialty foods in North America plans to build a $38 million plant in northwestern Wisconsin. United Natural Foods Inc. is expected to begin construction of a 300,000-square-foot distribution center in Prescott in May.
Salt Lake City-based Prime Snax Inc. is recalling about 90,000 pounds of beef jerky products that were mislabeled and did not include on the label the ingredient soy lecithin, an allergen. The recalled products were shipped around the country.
Food recalls have become something of a news cycle staple in the past few years, and strong majorities of U.S. adults say food recalls have them at least somewhat concerned and believe there should be more government oversight in regards to food safety.
Shares for a trio of food makers declined Tuesday as ConAgra Foods and Annie's lowered some outlooks and Dean Foods provided a 2014 earnings guidance below analysts' estimates. The companies are dealing with factors from rising commodity prices to fewer sales.
Chick-fil-A said Tuesday that it plans to serve only chicken raised without antibiotics within the next five years. The Atlanta-based chain said it's working with suppliers to build up an adequate supply for its nearly 1,800 restaurants.
A family-owned food company in Albuquerque has announced a voluntarily recall of its frozen non-ready-to-eat green chile products. Bueno Foods says the products have the potential to contain low levels of listeria in its uncooked state.
TreeHouse Foods Inc. is suing Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., claiming the maker of the Keurig brewer has a monopoly on the cups used in single-serve brewing systems. Green Mountain spokeswoman Suzanne DuLong said the company believes the lawsuit is without merit.
The Tropicana Casino and Resort's Bacon Week festival includes unusual offerings like bacon milk shakes, bacon cupcakes, bacon bloody Marys, beer, vodka and bourbon, and even bacon-flavored toothpaste, dental floss and lip balm.
Bacon milkshakes. Chocolate-covered bacon shaped like roses. Bacon bourbon, margaritas, beer and vodka. They're all on the menu this week as one Atlantic City casino stretches the bounds of good taste and cardiovascular health with Bacon Week.
ConAgra Foods Inc. trimmed its 2014 and 2015 earnings forecasts on Tuesday, pointing to lower volumes for a few key brands, margin pressures and soft sales for its private brands. Shares dropped more than 5 percent in premarket trading.
Changes to the way the U.S. distributes food aid could help feed 800,000 more people abroad. The changes come in a wide-ranging farm law signed by President Barack Obama last week. A recent bipartisan budget agreement would also help pay for the aid.
Kraft's announcement that it is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular varieties of Singles cheese slices comes as more food companies are tweaking the ingredients they use in their products as consumers pay closer attention to what they eat. Here's a list of some recent changes.
Two chefs have pleaded guilty to serving whale meat at a Southern California restaurant that has since closed. Kiyoshiro Yamamoto and Susumu Ueda entered pleas Monday to conspiracy and other charges involving meat from endangered sei whales.
A flavoring manufacturer has been cited by the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a fire last year severely burned a worker. OSHA cited Carol Callahan, doing business as Natural Advantage, for 19 serious violations at the facility.
Valentine’s Day gift-givers, take note: Americans overwhelmingly prefer chocolate instead of flowers on Valentine’s Day, according to a nationwide survey by the National Confectioners Association. Total U.S. confectionary sales for Valentine’s Day 2014 are projected to be $1.057 billion.
McDonald's says bad weather hurt its U.S. sales performance in January, representing another setback as the fast-food chain fights to fend off rivals and get its menu right. The chain says sales fell 3.3 percent at established U.S. locations last month.
California company Ready Roast Nut Co. has made a $18.5 million bid to buy Sunland Inc., which was the nation's largest producer of organic peanut butter. The Sunland plant went bankrupt after a salmonella outbreak shuttered its operations and prompted a nationwide recall.
A California slaughterhouse has voluntarily halted operations after recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products. The recall began Jan. 13 and was expanded Saturday to include just over a year's worth of meat products processed by Rancho Feeding Corp.