Manufacturing


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    Leftovers: Land O'Lakes cuts corners on butter; Saputo spreads into plant-based cheese

    The dairy brand is reshaping its signature product to help at-home bakers, and Hamdi Ulukaya’s Unstuck initiative launches co-branded products with ingredients sourced by refugees.

    By Food Dive staff • June 24, 2022
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    Sapporo USA to acquire Stone Brewing in deal valued at $165M

    By acquiring the ninth largest craft brewer in the U.S., the Japanese beer giant is gaining production capacity and a launching ground for its own brand.

    By June 24, 2022
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    The Food Dive Outlook on 2022

    Inflation, labor woes, sustainability concerns and demand for even more functional foods: The pandemic is continuing to shape and spoil CPG manufacturers' plans for the year ahead.  

    By Food Dive staff
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    Consumer Brands Association CEO leaving to lead travel group

    Since Geoff Freeman took the helm nearly four years ago, the once-struggling organization has changed its priorities and welcomed several members.

    By June 23, 2022
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    B&G Foods creates 4 business units to oversee sprawling portfolio

    The maker of Green Giant, Ortega and Cream of Wheat said the new structure will help eliminate unnecessary costs and spur growth.

    By June 22, 2022
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    Splitting Kellogg is the best way to drive growth, CEO says

    In an interview, Steve Cahillane said dividing the 116-year-old CPG will unlock value and create three "healthy, strong companies” in plant-based food, cereal and snacks.

    By June 22, 2022
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    Post to spend up to $110M to expand cereal production capacity at Nevada facility

    The maker of Honey Bunches of Oats and Pebbles said the expansion will boost output and allow it to better meet consumer demand while reducing transportation costs.

    By June 16, 2022
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    How SuperMeat is helping cultivated meat take off

    The Israeli cell-based chicken maker has entered partnerships to make growth media and information available to others, and aims to build a U.S. plant in the near future.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Ferrero announces $214.4M second Illinois plant expansion

    The newest addition to the plant, which will add 169,000 square feet and create up to 200 jobs, would be the first time Kinder products are made in the U.S.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Jif recall may cost Smucker $125M

    Salmonella contamination in products from the company’s largest peanut butter plant triggered a massive recall last month, which could subtract about 2% from total sales, the jam maker said.

    By June 8, 2022
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    Jilted by Coca-Cola, Honest co-founder plans new RTD tea launch

    Just two weeks after the beverage giant announced it would discontinue the line in 2022, Seth Goldman said his yet-to-be named drink would have the same values and similar recipes.

    By June 6, 2022
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    Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces plan to transform the food system

    In a speech last week, the head of the USDA discussed the Biden administration's new efforts to increase competition, capacity and supply, which it ultimately expects to ease prices.

    By June 3, 2022
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    Sweegen declares victory in stevia patent case, but PureCircle will appeal

    This is the final case that the once-litigious stevia grower, now owned by Ingredion, filed against a competitor.

    By Updated May 26, 2022
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    Sabra sees double-digit loss in sales and market share after hummus plant closure

    The dip maker is working to boost production after a voluntary recall over salmonella contamination forced the facility to close and implement new safety measures.

    By May 26, 2022
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    Eat Just announces plans for commercial-scale cell-based meat facility

    The cultivated meat maker entered an agreement with biotech process engineering company ABEC, which will build 10 bioreactors for the plant. The company says it will be able to make 30 million pounds of product annually.

    By May 25, 2022
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    Hershey adds distribution centers to boost capacity ahead of Halloween

    Three new facilities will help the chocolate maker meet demand it hasn't been able to fulfill.

    By Alejandra Salgado • May 23, 2022
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    Manufacturers shift tactics to stay ahead of edible oil turmoil

    From substitutions to diversifying suppliers, food companies have to stay flexible as war, weather and export bans pressure ingredient supplies and prices.

    By May 19, 2022
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    Cargill to build soybean processing facility to meet rising oilseed demand

    The company plans to break ground on the plant early next year and expects it to be operational in 2026. Once completed, the new structure will create about 45 full-time positions.

    By May 19, 2022
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    ADM partners with Eat Just on cell-based meat growth medium and product development

    This is the ingredient powerhouse's first agreement in the cultivated meat space, and the company says it fits in with its strategic focus on alternative proteins.

    By May 17, 2022
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    Meat processors used 'baseless' claims of shortages to keep plants open during COVID-19: report

    A congressional investigation said Tyson and others influenced a Trump order to ensure facilities would continue operating despite local and state health measures.

    By Updated May 17, 2022
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    Beyond Meat shares drop as jerky costs drive $100.5M loss

    President and CEO Ethan Brown said the internal costs the company incurred will pay off in the long run, but analysts seem to be skeptical of the strategy.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Fix these structural flaws to prevent the next global food price crisis, report advises

    An overreliance on staple crops and commodity speculation are partly responsible for huge price spikes after the Ukraine invasion and earlier crises, according to IPES-Food.

    By May 6, 2022
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    Meatpackers push back against lawmakers' price-fixing charges

    At a recent Congressional hearing this week, leaders of Tyson, JBS and Cargill argued that market forces, not consolidation, were to blame for higher meat prices.

    By April 29, 2022
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    McCormick's diverse supplier network helps shield it from Ukraine impacts

    No single raw material makes up more than 5% of the company's total cost of goods sold, according to CFO Mike Smith.

    By Alejandra Salgado • April 28, 2022
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    FDA investigating illness linked to Lucky Charms

    Over 231 consumers have told the agency that the General Mills cereal made them sick, with thousands more reporting illness online, though the source remains unclear.

    By April 25, 2022
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    General Mills reformulates products to combat ingredient shortages

    Materials including starch, fats and oils were "particularly challenging" to find, an executive said.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • April 21, 2022