Manufacturing


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    FDA to allow yogurt makers to claim food lowers risk of type 2 diabetes

    The agency, citing “limited evidence,” agreed that eating at least two cups of the dairy offering per week could lower the chance of developing a disease impacting about 36 million Americans.

    By March 1, 2024
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    Vertical strawberry grower Oishii clinches $134M amid indoor farming woes

    An intentional choice to grow artisanal fruit rather than leafy greens has allowed the firm to avoid the financial difficulties facing others in controlled-environment agriculture, according to the company’s CEO.

    By S.L. Fuller • Feb. 29, 2024
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    The Benefits of Functional Food Ingredients

    Between consumers increasingly focusing on wellness, and comapnies looking to improve the taste and texture of plant-based alternatives featuring better-for-you ingredients, this market is having a major moment.

    By Food Dive staff
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    Anheuser-Busch avoids strike in deal with union

    Though tentative, the agreement would include wage increases and improved benefits to the 5,000 manufacturing workers represented by the Teamsters.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Boston Beer names ex-Nike exec as new CEO

    The leadership change comes after the company reported declining revenues and an $18 million loss in its most recent quarter, with slowing sales of Truly hard seltzer and beers like Samuel Adams.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Del Monte Foods to close 2 plants amid a ‘reset in consumer behavior’

    The fruit, vegetable and broth manufacturer said it will start winding down operations at the Washington and Wisconsin facilities starting in April. More than 200 employees will be impacted.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Beyond Meat plans steep cost cuts as U.S. demand remains weak

    While the company had lowered prices in the past to entice budget-conscious shoppers, an increase in prices on some of its product lines is planned to help restore margins.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Borealis Foods’ unique quest to tackle malnutrition starts with ramen

    The food technology company sees itself as truly one-of-a-kind in its mission to mass produce healthy, affordable products.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    How the FDA traced the WanaBana lead outbreak to a single food processor

    The investigation into the applesauce pouch maker highlights efforts to tighten lead regulation in food production.

    By Joelle Anselmo • Feb. 26, 2024
  • Varities of Lay's chips, made by PepsiCo, from around the world.
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    How PepsiCo, Kellanova adapt their snacks to local tastes around the world

    CPG companies have turned to different shapes, textures and flavors, such as Cucumber Lays in China and Tangy Tomato Pringles in India, to appeal to regional preferences.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Molson Coors continues making beer at striking plant

    The beverage giant’s CEO told attendees at a conference Wednesday the company’s contingency plan is allowing it to continue production with the help of salaried employees.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Food giants see opportunity to profit from consumers using weight loss drugs

    Despite worries that the medications could dampen sales, Conagra, WK Kellogg and General Mills are among companies optimistic that sales for popcorn, frozen meals and even cereal could benefit.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
  • Post Holdings' new Bob Evans Farmhouse Favorites vegetables sides.
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    Post’s Bob Evans expands deeper into vegetables

    The new refrigerated sides include carrots, green beans and corn and complement classics like macaroni and cheese and mashed cauliflower.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Molson Coors brewery workers strike in Texas

    The local Teamsters chapter in Fort Worth is demanding pay raises to account for inflation, as another potential picket line looms over AB InBev.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    US closer to identifying bird flu vaccine, Vilsack says

    A campaign to inoculate poultry flocks, however, is likely to lead to thorny trade issues, according to the Secretary of Agriculture.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Feb. 20, 2024
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    Kellanova unveils 5 tech strategies to drive growth

    The snacking giant plans to utilize AI and enhance its data analytics to boost its biggest brands such as Cheez-It and Pringles.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    How Dannon has managed to last, and thrive, in a crowded yogurt category

    The Danone brand has succeeded by offering a lower price point, a smaller product mix and versatility — filling a valuable niche in the company’s portfolio.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Vegan flavor market expected to boom as consumer preferences shift

    A new report says consumers are increasingly looking for alternatives to traditionally animal-derived seasonings.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Cocoa supply issues could lead to smaller chocolate bar sizes: expert

    Producers may experiment with new product formulations to avoid recent heavy price hikes on chocolates.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Inside Keurig’s evolution from single-serve novelty to coffee powerhouse

    The platform is aiming to more than double its nearly 40 million household user base by adding features and increasing the system’s versatility.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Mary Jones launches hemp delta 9-derived craft soda

    The Jones Soda brand was able to introduce THC-infused beverages in most states through a novel application of a federal loophole, which the company said helps centralize its manufacturing.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Louis Dreyfus building new pea protein facility

    An increasing shift to plant-based protein, especially for dairy products, is driving demand for the ingredient.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    Hershey plans job cuts as consumer spending, cocoa costs weigh on business

    The manufacturer of Reese’s and Pirate’s Booty did not disclose how many people would be impacted or when the layoffs would occur. 

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    Coke adds first new permanent flavor in several years with Spiced

    The beverage giant is also introducing a limited-time beverage under its Creations platform called Happy Tears Zero Sugar, which contains salty minerals.

    By , Peter Adams • Feb. 7, 2024
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    Meati Foods names CPG veteran to CFO as company juggles growth, profitability

    The appointment of Phil Graves comes amid a slowdown in plant-based sales as cash-strapped consumers watch their spending.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Scope 3 emissions data added to corrugated industry LCA

    A new tool in the corrugated industry’s LCA makes calculating Scope 3 carbon emissions easier.

    Feb. 5, 2024