Manufacturing


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    The secret behind Danone’s ‘very recession resilient’ portfolio

    North American CEO Shane Grant said the company will benefit as consumers prioritize essential foods like its creamers, yogurts and plant-based milks.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
  • All Lightlife products were reformulated to become more clean label by 2021.
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    Maple Leaf cuts plant-based business 25% as demand fails to meet expectations

    The owner of Lightlife and Field Roast brands is “sizing the shoe to fit a new foot” as it aims to make its alternative meat unit profitable, according to its CEO.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    Food waste tech firm Afresh raises $115M

    The Series B funding round will scale the technology, which helps retailers avoid ordering excess food, to “thousands” more stores.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Aug. 8, 2022
  • Packaging for Kellogg's MorningStar Farms Incogmeato brand.
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    MorningStar Farms sales drop 10% on supply disruption

    Kellogg said the brand’s “uncharacteristic” decline was mostly caused by issues at a co-manufacturer and the company is focused on restoring supply.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
  • Groundbreaking at Tyson's Caseyville, Illinois, prepared foods expansion project
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    Tyson invests $180M to expand Illinois prepared foods plant

    As demand for snacking and breakfast offerings grows, the company is adding seven lines to ramp up production of its Jimmy Dean and Hillshire Farm brands.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    Pilgrim’s Pride plans fully cooked chicken plant in Southeast

    The news comes after the company saw a 96% jump in revenues for its prepared offerings in the last quarter.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
  • Plant-based meat at a Target in Washington, D.C.
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    Investing in plant-based proteins is the most cost-effective way to cut emissions, report says

    The study from Blue Horizon and Boston Consulting Group found that not only is food more impactful than several other industrial technologies, it's also the easiest to execute.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
  • Nestlé, Nescafé, ice cream, coffee
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    Leftovers: Nescafé debuts in ice cream; Cinnamon Toast Crunch turns up the heat

    The instant coffee brand flavors a new line of bars, and California Olive Ranch spreads out into pasta sauces.

    By July 29, 2022
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    ADM’s profit jumps 74% on higher grain prices and demand

    CEO Juan Luciano said he is optimistic that Russia’s agreement to end its blockade on Ukrainian ports could open up supplies, but warned of the impact to global food markets if it does not follow through.

    By July 28, 2022
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    Laird Superfood enters snacking category with new bar

    While its functional foods with clean ingredients are on trend, the upstart has struggled since going public in 2020, with its shares down 91%.

    By July 26, 2022
  • Nestle, plant, Mexico, Nescafe
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    Nestlé opens $340M Nescafé coffee factory in Mexico

    The plant, which creates 1,200 new jobs in the region, makes the U.S. neighbor the food and beverage giant’s main coffee producer.

    By July 26, 2022
  • Kellogg factory Battle Creek Michigan
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    Kellogg workers push for union at MorningStar Farms plant

    Employees at an Ohio factory producing plant-based foods seek to organize ahead of the CPG’s split into three companies.

    By July 25, 2022
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    Private label demand surging as inflation rages: report

    Store brand categories showing the biggest gains so far this year are baking mixes, up 40%, and soup, climbing 17%, according to shopper intelligence firm Catalina.

    By July 25, 2022
  • A person slices a Meati Crispy Cutlet on a white cutting board that sits on a coral-colored counter.
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    Meati nets $150M investment for expansion as products hit store shelves

    The funding will help the mycelium-based meat analog company complete its “Mega Ranch” facility, which will supply all Sprouts Farmers Market stores later this year. Chipotle’s venture fund was among the investors.

    By July 21, 2022
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    Amy's Kitchen closes California factory, eliminating 331 jobs

    The organic foods company, which has been in the news for reports of employee mistreatment, said the San Jose frozen pizza facility had monthly operating losses of $1 million.

    By July 21, 2022
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    Country Crock launches plant-based whipping cream

    This is the popular spread brand’s second product in the dairy-alternative space. 

    By July 20, 2022
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    Small candy makers forced to rethink their business strategies

    Sweets manufacturers, many of them family owned, are doing away with long-time traditions in order to survive amid labor shortages, high costs and unreliable deliveries of some ingredients.

    By July 18, 2022
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    Supply issues top CPG company leaders' concerns, study finds

    The survey of more than 300 leaders at large U.S. companies found 62% of manufacturers have reformulated at least six products in the last two years, and nearly seven in 10 are looking for additional ingredient suppliers.

    By July 18, 2022
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    PepsiCo to build its largest US beverage plant in Colorado

    The facility, which will create 250 jobs, is expected to open next summer and make drinks including Gatorade, bubly, Rockstar and its namesake soda.

    By July 15, 2022
  • Several packages of Hershey chocolate products, including York, Kit Kat, Reese's and Hershey brand candies.
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    Chocolate sales slipping as prices increase to fight inflation

    Hershey and snacking competitor Mondelēz International are reducing the weight of some products to offset rising costs, according to Reuters.

    By July 14, 2022
  • Hands hold a hybrid plant-based and cultivated meat burger cut in half.
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    SCiFi Foods reduces the cost of cell-based beef 1,000-fold

    The company, which plans to make hybrid plant-based and cultivated meat burgers, used bioengineering technology to make cells that can grow in higher densities.

    By July 13, 2022
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    Tyson invests $90M to expand Mississippi plant

    The project, which will add more than 320 jobs, boosts chicken output for the processing giant amid heightened consumer demand for the protein.

    By July 13, 2022
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    Tyson uses automation and employee programs to meet chicken demand

    The poultry giant is working to improve efficiency as supply issues continue to mount.

    By July 12, 2022
  • A collection of different snacking "berries" made by Foodberry.
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    Foodberry brings its tech to a sweet spot: fresh and packaging-free snacking

    After 10 years, two rebrands and a short-lived consumer line, the company is ready to bring its reverse-engineered fruit skins to new applications.

    By July 11, 2022
  • A person holds a pint of Eclipse Cookie Butter ice cream
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    Eclipse Foods scoops up more than $40M to invest in plant-based dairy

    The ice cream maker’s signature ingredient blend can enable an entire non-milk platform, and additional products will launch next year.

    By June 28, 2022