The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow the dispute between two global liquor giants and the growing number of craft distillers caught between them.
U.S. consumer spending fell in September, the first decline in eight months, as shoppers took a breather after a big spending spree in August. Income growth posted the slowest gain this year.
AB InBev SA, the world's largest beer maker, has reported a 5.5-percent increase in earnings for the third quarter, as higher selling prices more than made up for volume declines in Europe and Asia.
General Mills announced its exclusive U.S. partnership with Grammy Award-winning group Camila for the company's 2014-2015 Musica y Sabor campaign focused on connecting with Hispanic consumers through one of their biggest passion points: music.
The company is buying the former H.J. Heinz Co. plant that closed in June, eliminating 400 jobs. The organic frozen food company plans to hire 200 workers in December and could hire up to 1,000 workers within a few years.
The online grocery business has become crowded with participants — some well-established, and many of which entered this business only in the past two years. To date, fewer than a dozen online grocery services have emerged from the fray.
Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Others say it's the right thing to do for workers and the economy.
Federal regulators announced Thursday they were suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.
The cost of ingredients in chocolate bars is rising, and the nation's biggest candy makers have already warned of price hikes next year. And it's not just costs that are pushing up prices. A growing sweet tooth around the world means more demand for chocolate.
The company, based in Battle Creek, Michigan, is contending with growing competition in the breakfast category, with people turning to alternatives such as Greek yogurt or breakfast sandwiches from fast-food chains.
Fenugreen, a simple piece of paper infused with a mixture of organic spices and botanicals that inhibit bacterial and fungal growth and extend the life of quickly perishable produce, is featured in the week's segment of The Lempert Report Innovation Series.
Inmar announced that its product recall management experts will team up with GS1 US and the Grocery Manufacturers Association to facilitate “Efficient and Effective Product Recall Management,” a course for manufacturers and their retail trading partners.
The Top 10 Trends likely to impact the food industry in 2015 and beyond have been identified by Innova Market Insights from its ongoing analysis of key global developments in food and drink launch activity worldwide.
OSHA issued 11 citations to the poultry processing plant, including nine serious, one repeat and one other-than serious violation. The investigation was initiated after the agency received a complaint from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Proposed penalties total $102,600.
A Netherlands-based company has announced plans to build a new plant in Augusta. Royal DSM plans to build a new polymer plant with focus on making materials that are used in food packaging. The facility is expected to be complete by mid-2016.
Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp sold at outlets in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; and various spots around the Gulf of Mexico. The group found about 30 percent of 143 shrimp products bought from 111 vendors were not what the label said.
A recent study evaluated consumer media coverage that included the release of scientific research on food ingredients, specifically high fructose corn syrup, and how that perpetuates consumer ingredient avoidance.
West Africa is the world's largest producer of cocoa beans with an estimated 73 percent of the world's beans coming from the area, according to the International Cocoa Association. To date, the disease has not affected cocoa production.
The Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) announced that they will be hosting Mr. Harry Moser, Founder of the National Reshoring Initiative, on November 5th from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Hanover Office Plaza. All Pennsylvania manufacturers are invited to attend at no cost, but registration is required.
The Food Charter is a roadmap designed to guide policymakers and community leaders in providing all Minnesotans with equal access to affordable, safe and healthy food regardless of where they live — access that has the potential to improve the state's economy.