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Report: Organic Companies Make Supply Chains Greener

April 23, 2014 12:54 pm | News | Comments

According to the Sustainable Food Trade Association’s second annual Member Sustainability Progress Report, the organic food industry is taking significant strides to reduce its footprint in 11 areas throughout the entire supply chain. 

Yum’s Profit Climbs as KFC Sales in China Rebound

April 23, 2014 12:48 pm | News | Comments

Yum Brands reported a higher-than-expected profit for its first quarter highlighted by a rebound...

PepsiCo to Bottle Taco Bell Baja Blast Drinks

April 23, 2014 12:41 pm | News | Comments

PepsiCo is again mining its partnership with Taco Bell, with plans to start selling the Mexican...

Benchmark Against the Best

April 23, 2014 12:00 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO, @IndustrialAnna | Blogs | Comments

I believe it's possible that the best are hiding from you — and that's why it's important to...

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Consumer Trends: Plain Vodka Takes the Cake

April 23, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

While the global spirits market continues to be saturated with flavored vodkas, a study of the 2013 distilled spirits sector by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States shows consumers still prefer the pure, unadulterated quality offered by unflavored vodkas.

Sugar, Water Companies Settle Maui Water Dispute

April 23, 2014 10:14 am | by AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Native Hawaiian and environmental groups have settled a dispute with Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar and Wailuku Water Co. over the diversion of water from four Maui streams. Sugar plantations have been irrigating their fields with water diverted from the streams for more than a century.

McDonald’s CEO Doesn’t Flinch Under New Breakfast Pressure

April 23, 2014 10:12 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Without specifying names, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said the company hasn't seen any impact from the "most recent competitor" in the breakfast space. The comments came after Taco Bell's launch of its national breakfast menu late last month.

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Dr Pepper Snapple 1Q Profit Beats Expectations

April 23, 2014 10:08 am | News | Comments

Dr Pepper Snapple on Wednesday reported a higher first-quarter profit that beat Wall Street expectations, as reduced costs offset weak sales growth. The company said lower costs for ingredients and productivity improvements helped boost operating profit.

Baby Lobster Decline in Maine Worries Producers

April 23, 2014 10:01 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline. The downward trend has lobstermen, retailers, state officials and ocean scientists concerned that the impact could soon be felt on dinner tables nationwide.

Photos of the Day: 'Modern Family' Star Opens Beer Eatery

April 23, 2014 9:55 am | News | Comments

He plays a bumbling dad on ABC's "Modern Family," but in Salt Lake City, Ty Burrell is trying out for a role as restaurateur. Burrell has just opened Beer Bar, a beer garden-like eatery that serves 150 beers paired up with an array of house-made bratwursts, local breads and Belgian fries.

‘Modern Family’ Actor Ty Burrell Opens Beer Restaurant

April 23, 2014 9:50 am | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press | News | Comments

He plays a bumbling dad on ABC's "Modern Family," but in Salt Lake City, Ty Burrell is trying out for a role as restaurateur. Burrell has just opened Beer Bar, a beer garden-like eatery that serves 150 beers paired up with an array of house-made bratwursts, local breads and Belgian fries.

The Importance of Custom, Cost-Effective Food Safety Programs

April 23, 2014 8:00 am | by Ron Shepard, CEO, Shepard Bros. | Articles | Comments

As our food supply has become increasingly global in nature, the challenges to food safety also have become more complex. Companies must have a strong, well-defined food safety program — including cost-effective cleaning and sanitation programs.

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Ergonomic Casters

April 23, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The TWERGO™ wheel (Multiple Wheel Ergonomic) is designed for a variety of industrial applications.

Vertical Lift Module

April 23, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Shuttle XP 1000 Vertical Lift Module (VLM) features an overhead crane mounted on the unit for easy handling of heavy goods.

McDonald’s Profit Dented by Weak Sales

April 22, 2014 12:51 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

McDonald's said sales at established U.S. locations fell 1.7 percent in the first quarter as guest counts fell. The company also saw customer counts decline last year as it struggled to manage an array of new menu items and fend off intensifying competition.

Oroville, Calif. Courts Sriracha Maker

April 22, 2014 12:44 pm | News | Comments

As the controversy continues to heat up over the possible relocation of the Sriracha factory in Irwindale, Calif., Oroville Economic Alliance announced its ambition to have the Sriracha plant relocated to Oroville, Calif., near San Francisco.

Consumer Trends: Dairy Market Trends in France, Spain and Germany

April 22, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

RnRMarketResearch.com reports on consumer trends and drivers of behavior in the dairy market in France, Spain and Germany. According to the reports, health, convenience and a desire to indulge are key factors driving dairy consumption in these countries.

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Portable, Explosion-Proof Light

April 22, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The EPL-16BS-1X150LED-100 portable, explosion-proof LED light is an easy-to-maneuver work light for use in hazardous locations.

Vt. Program Helps Satisfy New Americans’ Craving for Goat Meat

April 21, 2014 12:31 pm | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Vermont Goat Collaborative is a project that brings together new Americans hungry for goat meat with dairy goat farmers who have no need for young male animals. Dairy farmers can send goats to Colchester, Vt., where they will be raised and sold to refugees.

Hillshire Adds Non-Meat Offerings with Van’s Natural Foods

April 21, 2014 12:25 pm | News | Comments

Hillshire Brands reached a deal to buy Van's Natural Foods from private equity firm Catterton Partners for $165 million, marking the company's expansion into non-meat foods. Van's makes gluten-free foods, including cereal, chips and snack bars.

What to Look for When Considering Mexico

April 21, 2014 12:00 pm | by Doug Donahue, Vice President, Entrada Group | Articles | Comments

You will never be able to cover all of your bases prior to setting up in Mexico for the first time, and you’re certain to make missteps along the way. But choosing a service provider with deep knowledge of the country will help you on your way.

Bulk Wine Takes Share from Bottled Exports

April 21, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

The international wine trade reached somewhat of a watershed moment in 2013, said Rabobank, as bulk wine now makes up half of all New World exports. Although bulk wine clearly has taken share from bottled exports, recent data suggests the two segments can co-exist.

Brewers Say Proposed FDA Rule on Spent Grain Would Spike Costs

April 21, 2014 10:06 am | News | Comments

Northwest beer brewers say a proposed rule from the FDA would make it prohibitively expensive for them to recycle spent grain by providing it to dairy farmers. The proposal would classify companies that distribute spent grain to farms as animal feed manufacturers.

TreeHouse Foods Buys Protenergy for $150M

April 21, 2014 10:03 am | News | Comments

TreeHouse Foods is acquiring private label food and beverage company Protenergy Natural Foods for 170 million Canadian dollars (approximately $150 million). Canada's Protenergy is mostly known for its private label broth, soups and gravies.

Suntory Mulls Moving Liquor Business to U.S. After Beam Buyout

April 21, 2014 10:00 am | News | Comments

Suntory Holdings Ltd. is considering moving its liquor and beer business headquarters to the United States after completing the buyout of Beam Inc. Suntory is expected to make Beam its subsidiary following the completion of the buyout by early May.

General Mills Scraps Controversial New Legal Terms

April 21, 2014 9:56 am | News | Comments

General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company. A notice on the General Mills website informed visitors that by using its websites or engaging with the company online, they would have to give up their right to sue.

Q&A: Working with Packaging Closures

April 21, 2014 8:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

To get a better understanding of the issues surrounding closures, and how best to deal with them, Food Manufacturing spoke with experts with different responsibilities at CROWN Closures Americas, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc.

Implementation Accelerator for PLM System

April 21, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Infor Implementation Accelerator for Infor Optiva allows organizations to implement and utilize the integrated Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) product with a preconfigured database and supporting documentation.

Warehouse Management System

April 21, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The AccellosOne Warehouse Management System (WMS) version 6.5 is built on Company's unifying technology platform, the AccellosOne Platform version 3.0.

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