Manufacturing


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    Where is construction taking place in the food and beverage industry?

    In a busy year for building, projects are occurring all across the country, but they seem to be concentrated in a few key states.

    By Oct. 25, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Why the food and beverage industry is building toward the future in 2021

    Pandemic-related increases in consumption and a revitalization of CPGs are leading to more big facility construction projects, but challenges in staffing and supply chain may cloud the industry's growth.

    By Oct. 25, 2021
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    Bonumose breaks ground on Hershey-funded production and R&D facility

    The ingredients maker will use the new space both to research rare sugars — including tagatose, which it intends to produce starting next year — and create better-for-you confections for the candy giant.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Mission Barns partnership produces plant-based sausage with cultivated fat

    To announce the agreement with Silva Sausage, the companies made Mission Chorizo Sausage in a scaled production run. There is no target date for a launch yet.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Inside Farther Farms' mission: Using french fries to make the food system more sustainable

    The New York startup is pioneering a unique method of making fresh food shelf stable, hoping to reduce the industry's reliance on the cold chain.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    PepsiCo to boost wearable technology use after Frito-Lay workers see injury reductions

    As the beverage and snack giant tries to keep workers safe amid a labor shortage, Kinetic's Reflex devices have helped it reduce employee strains, sprains and lost work time.

    By Max Garland • Oct. 19, 2021
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    Factors that determine the best processing vessel design for your operation

    Consider these seven factors about your product, processes, business objectives and physical facility to determine the best vessel solution.

    By Timothy "TJ" Knob, Jr. • Oct. 18, 2021
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    Olam partners with Agri-Neo to develop organically pasteurized dried onions

    The food safety tech company uses a naturally derived solution to eliminate pathogens on the ingredient while maintaining its taste, color and aroma.

    By Oct. 14, 2021
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    Lamb Weston grapples with higher freight, labor and commodity costs

    Hiking prices can help "recover the cost of product delivery," said CFO Bernadette Madarieta, after noting inflation ate away at profits in Q1.

    By Max Garland • Oct. 14, 2021
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    Mondelēz launching vegan Cadbury bar

    The snacking giant plans to roll out the offering in the U.K. and Ireland, but a company spokesperson didn't rule out eventually introducing the product to the U.S.

    By Oct. 07, 2021
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    Consumers favor frozen foods as shelf life, price concerns grow, survey finds

    More than 8 in 10 consumers in a recent Deloitte survey said the prices of fresh food have grown more than is justified.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Oct. 01, 2021
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    Private label losing ground to name brands, IRI says

    Supply chain challenges and consumers flush with cash have benefited national offerings, but inflation and the end of government aid programs could soon help store brands.

    By Sept. 30, 2021
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    Kind veterans launch plant-based Mexican brand Somos

    Daniel Lubetzky worked with former colleagues from the popular bar maker to create a line of entrees, sides and chips all produced in Mexico. 

    By Sept. 28, 2021
  • Ball Corporation investing $290M in new aluminum can plant in Nevada

    The facility is scheduled to begin production in late 2022, which would help the packaging giant keep up with demand after facing shortages of the material last year.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Sept. 27, 2021
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    Tetra Pak launches accelerator program to speed product development

    The packaging and processing company will offer its expertise in formulation, processing and marketing to food and beverage brands.

    By Sept. 24, 2021
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    Nestlé investing $1.29B to support regenerative agriculture

    The Swiss CPG giant will work with its network of 500,000 farmers and 150,000 suppliers to introduce practices that support sustainable food production.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Sept. 16, 2021
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    Opinion

    Ready for the 'Great Reset'? How digital transformation can future-proof food manufacturing

    Modern technology can remake the sector into a resilient and responsive business, even through the turmoil of the pandemic, writes Keith Chambers of Aveva.

    By Keith Chambers • Sept. 16, 2021
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    Brand loyalty is eroding under supply chain and price pressures, survey finds

    Research from Inmar shows that nearly seven in 10 consumers would switch from their favorite brand to a lower-priced equivalent.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Sept. 14, 2021
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    Mondelēz tests new snack bar made using mechanical pressure and ultrasound energy

    The CPG giant's Dirt Kitchen brand is using technology developed by Israel-based Torr FoodTech to create a product that has a unique multi-texture and maintains the nutritional value of the ingredients.

    By Sept. 14, 2021
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    Meatable and DSM partner to lower cell-based meat costs

    The cultured meat maker will work with the ingredients and biotech company to develop a less expensive growth medium for cultivated pork and beef, and improve their taste and texture.

    By Sept. 14, 2021
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    Poor harvest and price spike for durum wheat threaten pasta supply

    A 90% price increase for the critical ingredient presents manufacturers with few attractive options as demand for foods to prepare at home continues to grow.

    By Jessi Devenyns • Sept. 13, 2021
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    Consumer Brands Association asks Biden for vaccine regulation clarity

    To keep manufacturing lines staffed by employees inoculated against COVID-19, the trade group says it needs to know details about vaccine documentation, testing requirements and how to continue operations.

    By Sept. 13, 2021
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    Feds to require large employers mandate coronavirus vaccine

    The requirements will impact some 80 million workers in private sector businesses, in addition to many federal employees and contractors, the White House said.

    By Ryan Golden • UPDATED: Sept. 10, 2021 at 9:19 a.m.
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    USDA to provide $700M in grants to meatpackers, farm workers impacted by COVID-19

    Secretary Tom Vilsack said while the pandemic placed frontline employees at a physical risk, the virus' impact on their finances shouldn't be ignored.

    By Sept. 07, 2021
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    Campbell Soup eyes at-home eating as key to soup growth

    The company is expanding its product portfolio to tap into better-for-you trends and new meal occasions as the lingering pandemic keeps consumers at home. 

    By Sept. 02, 2021