Manufacturing


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    Leftovers: Hershey bursts into Hot Chocolate Bombs; Premier Protein flips for pancakes

    The confection and snacking giant is bringing its own spin to the wintertime drink, and Kraft Heinz hopes its Lunchables Holiday Packs will give parents the gift of more time to prepare presents. 

    By Food Dive Staff • Dec. 2, 2022
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    A taste of Food Dive’s best stories

    From the struggles of plant-based meat to Kellogg’s proposed split, Food Dive writes about the news that moves the CPG industry.

    By Food Dive Staff • Dec. 2, 2022
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    Perfect Day expands its reach with gelatin company purchase

    With the acquisition of India’s Sterling Biotech Limited, the animal-free dairy company doubles its manufacturing capacity and has a path to widen its precision fermentation portfolio.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    Dippin’ Dots could come to retail, new owner says

    The ice cream, which J&J Snack Foods recently purchased for $222 million, has a large presence in outlets including movie theaters, stadiums and amusement parks, but not grocery stores.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    Once a ‘sleepy category,’ the pretzel grabs its fill of the $106B snacking space

    Long mocked as an unloved staple of bars and airplanes, brands such as Hershey’s Dot’s have turned to bold flavors to attract snack-obsessed consumers.

    By Nov. 28, 2022
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    Meat companies conspired to set wages low, lawsuit claims

    The proposed class action case says red meat firms had secret meetings to keep employee pay and benefits the same, while pork processors used a service to get compensation information.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    Hummus leader Sabra regaining swagger after ‘difficult’ move to halt production

    Several months after temporarily shutting down its Virginia plant for repairs, CEO Joey Bergstein said the brand, co-owned by PepsiCo, is experiencing a sharp rebound in sales and recouping lost market share.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    How PepsiCo streamlined the management of chemicals and safety data sheets

    Ensuring safety in every manufacturing facility is critical and complex. How does PepsiCo do it? The company uses a safety management platform that helps ensure SDSs are accessible, provide accurate inventory and stay current. 

    Nov. 21, 2022
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    PepsiCo brings Doritos into dip category

    The new snacks, which come in Spicy Nacho and Cool Ranch Jalapeno varieties, are meant to be used with foods other than chips, including pizza, wings and veggies.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Race for regulation of cell-based meat

    Upside Foods gets FDA greenlight for cultivated chicken

    The California company received the first U.S. regulatory approval of any kind for meat grown from cells. It awaits a decision from the USDA before it can serve its products to consumers.

    By Updated Nov. 16, 2022
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    Inside Campbell Soup’s overhaul to innovation and how it’s paying off

    From technology to how workers collaborate, the 153-year-old food giant is scrapping old practices in favor of new ones to quicken product development and boost its chances of success.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    Tyson will eliminate ‘difficult’ jobs as automation increases

    CEO Donnie King did not specify how many positions would be impacted, but said workers would be reassigned to open roles in the company.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    From science to CPG: New ventures create opportunities for startups

    While many larger players in the food tech space had to build their own facilities and processes from scratch, entities are planning to give those starting out now a smoother beginning.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    From science to CPG: Finding the right team to go beyond the lab

    While scientific processes and developments are core to what food tech companies do, they need employees who can turn the science into a successful business.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    Sara Lee owner Grupo Bimbo to spend more than $600M to build 2 new plants

    The Ohio and Georgia facilities are expected to create a total of 620 jobs. 

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    As revenue slides, Beyond Meat CEO outlines strategy to improve business

    CEO Ethan Brown said today’s economy has not been kind to plant-based meat. He’s aiming to return the company to cash-flow-positive operations in the second half of 2023.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
  • A rendering of Steakholder Foods' planned future facility: A large open room with windows. Three large bioreactors in the middle, with smaller ones, 3D printers and storage drawers arranged around.
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    From science to CPG series

    A five-part series examining the challenges food tech companies face when scaling up.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    From science to CPG: Adapting R&D to regulations — and eventually consumers

    As food tech startups grow, their focus needs to shift from scientific breakthroughs to meeting stringent manufacturing rules, as well as thinking a lot about the people who will one day eat their products.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Danone expedites Two Good yogurt’s move into smoothies

    The new offering, which was initially planned to launch in 2023, brings the company’s fastest-growing North American brand into the portable space while building on its low-sugar, high-protein popularity.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Mondelēz names new chief of supply chain operations

    Leadership changes come as the snack giant reports improvements in production levels following its move to prioritize key SKUs. 

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Nov. 8, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    From science to CPG: How money makes the food tech startup world go round

    Fundraising and understanding a realistic timeline are high barriers for these companies as they face R&D and regulatory challenges.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    From science to CPG: How food tech companies grow into tomorrow’s food manufacturers

    It’s difficult to take a scientific discovery that could change the way the world eats and get it to consumers’ plates. Startups need tenacity, money, R&D, patience and an understanding of reality.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    Mondelēz and Hershey CEOs: Snacks are an ‘affordable’ luxury amid inflation

    The companies behind brands including Oreo and Reese’s increased their sales forecasts last week, as consumers have shown the willingness to pay more for their treats. 

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    Organic dairy farmers petition USDA for drought relief funds

    The weather in the western U.S. is exacerbating dire conditions for many operations already facing supply chain challenges and higher feed costs, prompting some producers to go out of business.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
  • Three pans, each one containing a different variety of Caulipower's Frozen Meals, sit on a white tiled counter. Packages of the frozen meals and ingredients including tomatoes and herbs are nearby.
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    Leftovers: Caulipower thaws innovation in frozen meals; Truff shakes into seasoning salt

    The cauliflower brand is expanding its presence in the freezer aisle with three gluten-free pasta options, and Jimmy Dean thinks small with egg bites.

    By Food Dive staff • Nov. 4, 2022