Manufacturing


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    Fresh fruit and vegetable supply threatened by rising disruptions

    Producers are confronting higher costs, fertilizer shortages and inconsistent deliveries. In some cases, it's leading to food spoilage.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Nov. 23, 2021
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    Mondelēz to spend $123M on Virginia location expansion

    The investment will fund construction of a new sales fulfillment center and the installation of a high-speed Oreo production line.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    J.M. Smucker to build $1.1B plant for Uncrustables, creating up to 750 jobs

    The Alabama facility will contribute to the company's goal of growing the brand over the next five years to about $1 billion in annual net sales.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    Kemin breaks ground on clean-label proteins plant

    Less than a year after acquiring Proteus Industries, the company is ramping up production of its ingredients line for meat and poultry applications and has named a leadership team.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Hershey buys Dot's Homestyle Pretzels and its co-manufacturer for $1.2B

    CEO Michele Buck calls the company's second-largest deal a "growth play" as the CPG giant expands its portfolio beyond confections into salty snacks popular with consumers.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
  • TreeHouse Foods exploring options that could include sale

    The private label food maker, which has been under pressure by activist Jana Partners, also said it may divest part of its business to focus on snacks and beverages. 

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    Tracking the cell-based meat space

    Big Food takes a stake in the space as JBS intends to purchase BioTech Foods and invest $100 million in facilities on both Spain and Brazil.

    By Updated Nov. 19, 2021
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    Upside Foods opens plant capable of making 50K pounds of cultivated meat a year

    The largest facility of its kind in North America, located near San Francisco, brings cell-based meat closer to reality.

    By Nov. 4, 2021
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    Nature's Fynd plans 200K-square-foot manufacturing facility and Chicago retail launch

    The company, which makes food from a fungus discovered in Yellowstone National Park, appears to be gearing up for a big entry into the commercial space.

    By Oct. 29, 2021
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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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    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. 7, 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. 1, 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