San Francisco-based Del Monte Foods, Inc., producer of branded and private label canned fruit, vegetable, and tomato products, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Sager Creek Vegetable Company, a producer of specialty vegetables for the Foodservice and Retail markets headquartered in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
Another top executive will depart the Coca-Cola Company later this month amid what the company expects will be a "transition year."
Today’s dairy farm is a far cry from what ads and movies would have you believe. Cows go to robotic milking stations on their own, where they are identified, milked, and sent back out to the barn until the next milking.
In order to deliver on customer expectations, distributors need to work even more collaboratively than previously with manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers so that everyone involved in the supply chain shares and has access to real-time customer and product information including inventory.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture said that avian influenza has been found at a facility in central Missouri's Moniteau County that houses 21,000 turkeys. On Sunday, the state also said bird flu had been confirmed at a turkey farm in Jasper County.
ConAgra announced Friday that it will close the plant in July, leaving 250 employees out of work. ConAgra spokesman Dan Hare said the chicken-making operations at the plant will be moved to improve efficiency and competitiveness.
Distributors are having to quickly develop an e-commerce presence or risk losing potential business and customers. They can use these five trends to compete faster and smarter.
When the tsunami warning sounded, workers at the two-centuries-old soy sauce maker in northeastern Japan ran up a nearby hill to a shrine for safety, and watched in disbelief as towering waters swallowed their factory.
An anonymous blackmailer threatened to poison infant formula in New Zealand to protest the country's use of poisonous baits for pest control, and sent dairy giant Fonterra packets of milk powder laced with pesticide.
The inter-connectedness, expansive footprints and co-dependency within the process industries, and the dynamic supply chain interactions in an inter-enterprise network, form the basis for these “Top 10 Resolutions” to building a better supply chain operating network in 2015 and beyond.
According to Ethisphere, an independent research center promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, honorees understand the impact ethics has on reputation and their brand. Companies on the list not only promote ethical business standards and practices internally, they exceed legal compliance minimums and shape future industry standards by introducing best practices.
Harvest Hill Beverage Co., which owns Juicy Juice, will become one of the largest independently owned juice companies in the U.S. when the acquisition becomes official.
U.S. Bank has invested more than $7.6 million in tax credit equity to enable Monogram Food Solutions to build a 54,000-square-foot addition to its plant and add 200 jobs to the area with Virginia’s highest unemployment rate.
Nearly 60 food production groups called on Congress to reject millions in proposed registration and inspection fees included in President Obama's latest budget.
For years, growers would have to walk into coolers or other storage spots to check the temperature and humidity. Now, some small-scale vegetable producers in Vermont are gaining access to remote monitoring by using their cell phones to provide updates.
According to OSHA, eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time and medical compensation. When it comes to workplace safety, words of caution from the experienced follow us into adulthood, for good reason.
Construction research firm CMD expects starts of industrial construction projects to increase 7.8 percent this year due in large part to reshoring efforts by U.S. manufacturers.
Marianne Barnes, a 28-year-old former chemical engineer, is the master taster for Brown-Forman and Woodford Reserve. Her job involves making sure the product tastes top notch before it hits shelves.
If your food processing or beverage plant houses an ammonia refrigeration system, an explosion is your worst nightmare. Because your facility is at risk for this type of emergency, it’s imperative to understand both the proactive and reactive measures you must take in the event of an explosion.
A poll of Japanese processed seafood producers affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami showed Friday that only 40 percent have seen sales recover to 80 percent or more of pre-disaster levels.
Demand for locally produced beef is surging as never before, but the butchers who for generations have prepared and sold meat to customers and markets are a dwindling profession. Thousands of butchers are approaching retirement age across the country.
Whether budget, competing IT priorities or required time away from day-to-day operations stand in the way, the resources required to get your supply chain project implemented can be scarce.
Women make up nearly half of the U.S. labor force, yet only one-fourth of supply chain jobs. With a supply chain labor shortage continuing to grow, women remain an untapped resource.
Keurig Green Mountain made $4.7 billion in revenue last year and much of that money was thanks to its K-Cups — the small pods used for easy coffee brewing. But in a recent interview, co-founder John Sylvan admitted to not even owning a Keurig.
There is another group of industries that stands to gain significantly from implementing APM and pursuing asset operational excellence — regulated industries like pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and aerospace.