Manufacturing


  • J&J Snack Foods' frozen beverage business, which includes ICEE products, was not affected by ERP conversion issues.
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    J&J Snack Foods to add 3 new distribution centers in bid to simplify network

    The snack maker says the new facilities will boost efficiencies by reducing party logistics locations.

    By Kate Magill • Feb. 8, 2023
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    Rebellyous Foods raises $9.5M to build its plant-based chicken tech

    The Seattle company is working toward deploying a custom manufacturing facility, which founder and CEO Christie Lagally said will allow the brand to undercut meat prices.

    By Feb. 6, 2023
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    Trendline

    The Food Dive Outlook on 2023

    Continued volatility, a focus on sustainability and technology playing a bigger role in giving consumers what they want are playing a huge part in the trends we see for 2023.  

    By Food Dive staff
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    Kellogg sees positive results from sustainable rice farming pilot

    The cereal giant said the project, focused in the Lower Mississippi River Basin growing area, will inform its approach to other sustainability endeavors.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Egg prices to remain high for as long as bird flu continues, experts say

    After prices more than doubled over the past year, producers are grappling with the impact of the virus while politicians and activists call for investigations into potential price gouging.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Food companies say they can reduce their emissions this year. Experts are skeptical.

    Academics and environmental groups say CPGs’ reliance on regenerative agriculture and carbon credits may not be enough to realistically hit their time-based goals.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Coca-Cola extends its Simply juice brand into mixers

    Simply Mixology joins similar offerings from PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper as nonalcoholic beverage companies make inroads into alcohol mixers and mocktails.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
  • Machinery, including large tanks and piping, used for biomass fermentation in an industrial building with red tile floors. A few people in hardhats are near the equipment.
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    Meati’s Mega Ranch opens, increasing its scale for a national launch

    Production at the 100,000-square-foot mycelium meat analog fermentation plant will equal that of a traditional cattle farming facility, pound for pound, the company said.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
  • Overhead view of hands touching plates of chicken dishes, including a rice bowl and tacos, on a yellow table with a light brown cloth napkin, two glasses and a bowl of tortilla chips
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    How Believer Meats is building the future for cultivated chicken

    The company, formerly known as Future Meat Technologies, hopes to have its North Carolina commercial-scale facility operational — and approval to put its meat on U.S. consumers’ plates — by Q1 2024.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
  • Several people plate and prepare small white dishes that include Aleph Farms cultivated steak in an assembly line.
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    Cultivated beef can be kosher, Israel’s top rabbi says

    Aleph Farms is the first cell-based meat company to get an opinion on how its products fit in with religious dietary restrictions. It is working on similar reviews with Muslim and Hindu leaders.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Inflation has less of an impact on snacking than meals, Mondelēz finds

    The Oreo maker also found a delay in receiving snacks due to supply chain disruptions has forced many consumers, especially Gen Zers and millennials, to be more open to trying new items.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Campbell Soup to add 330 jobs, spend $50M at HQ to consolidate snacking operations

    The Goldfish and Pop Secret maker also plans to close its operations in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Norwalk, Connecticut, and bring those jobs to its campus in Camden, New Jersey.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Danone plans to reduce methane 30% by 2030

    Through its new partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund, the dairy giant aims to implement regenerative agriculture practices and influence governments to adopt more climate-friendly policies.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Nestlé invests $43M in Wisconsin factory expansion

    The CPG giant will increase capacity for its Boost and Carnation Breakfast Essentials drinks, and the zero waste-to-landfill facility will have several energy, water and waste saving features.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Here’s how CPGs are bracing for more volatility in 2023

    After a year of inflation, war and supply chain disruptions, companies are taking steps to prepare their operations to weather a period of prolonged uncertainty.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Courtesy of No Meat Factory

    No Meat Factory raises $42M to expand plant-based protein manufacturing

    The Canada-based company makes branded alternative protein items for other companies, and seeks to offer its services globally.

    By Jan. 13, 2023
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    Tyson adds 150 more jobs to Illinois plant expansion

    The company broke ground on the $180 million addition to its plant — which will now add 400 new positions — in August.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    Mondelēz launches new strategies to refresh iconic Toblerone and Milka brands

    The snacking giant made changes to the packaging of both century-old chocolate offerings, and in the case of Milka, altered its shape and flavor, to keep the products relevant.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    The future of social media-minded manufacturing

    How will cultural context and social media trends shape new consumer demands?

    Jan. 9, 2023
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    Small meatpackers get $9.6M from the Biden administration

    The administration will provide funds toward 25 projects across 15 states, which USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said will be targeted at areas that need them most.

    By Jan. 6, 2023
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    Reese’s enters the frozen aisle through Hershey and Unilever partnership

    The collaboration between the longtime business allies allows the peanut butter and chocolate candy to expand its presence in stores, and brings a distinctive offering in ice cream treats.

    By Jan. 6, 2023
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    Oatly sells some manufacturing capacity to co-packer Ya YA Foods for $98.1M

    After a year plagued with production problems, the publicly traded company will focus on its proprietary oat base, while the Canadian co-manufacturer will take over its Utah and Texas plants.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Exclusive: PepsiCo to bring iconic chip brands into new snacking categories in 2023

    Cheetos-flavored pretzels, Doritos co-branded jerky and a cracker with one of its major chip brands will allow the CPG giant to change how shoppers view its snacks and increase occasions when they are consumed.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    2022’s top M&A deals in the food and beverage industry

    Last year saw companies turn to dealmaking as a way to quickly gain presence in fast-growing categories or strengthen their position in existing ones.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    How ADM helps other fermentation companies grow and innovate

    Through investments, expertise and agreements, the global commodities giant has worked with many startups, helping them transform their technology into food. 

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    Bunge to spend $550M on protein concentrate plant

    The Indiana facility, which will create about 70 full-time jobs, will make key ingredients used in the production of plant-based foods, processed meat and other products.

    By Dec. 22, 2022