Manufacturing: Page 2


  • Three pans, each one containing a different variety of Caulipower's Frozen Meals, sit on a white tiled counter. Packages of the frozen meals and ingredients including tomatoes and herbs are nearby.
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    Column

    Leftovers: Caulipower thaws innovation in frozen meals; Truff shakes into seasoning salt

    The cauliflower brand is expanding its presence in the freezer aisle with three gluten-free pasta options, and Jimmy Dean thinks small with egg bites.

    By Food Dive staff • Nov. 4, 2022
  • A plant-based boeuf bourguignon, with brown broth and vegetables, is in a white bowl, resting on a white saucer with a beige cloth napkin and wood-handled silverware between the plate and bowl.
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    IFF launches plant-based ingredient that mimics chunky meat texture

    The company said its soy-based Supro Tex product can be hydrated with a variety of colors and flavors for use in plant-based beef, chicken, pork and lamb dishes.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
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    Nestlé aims for bigger bite of $600M thaw and eat category

    The nascent segment, which is growing at a 25% CAGR, allows food makers to get their brands into the hands of on-the-go consumers who don’t have immediate access to an oven or microwave.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    Impossible Foods’ patent affirmed in legal battle with Motif FoodWorks

    While the ingredient company’s challenge to the plant-based meat maker’s intellectual property was not reviewed, the litigation between the two parties continues. 

    By Oct. 31, 2022
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    Pilgrim’s Pride’s revenue soars as cash-strapped consumers trade down to chicken

    A shift away from more expensive beef and pork is helping poultry, a trend CEO Fabio Sandri says will continue through an economic downturn.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    Why Barry Callebaut says its new chocolate is a ‘paradigm shift’

    The ingredients maker unveiled Second Generation Chocolate, which uses a customized process to produce a more natural and clean label confection with 50% less sugar.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
  • A view of Arzeda's lab, with stairs on the left and several lab tables with equipment on the right.
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    AAK partners with Arzeda to transform oils with enzymes

    The protein designer, which has worked with BP and Unilever, has long wanted to use its processes to help make the food industry more sustainable and efficient, said CEO Alexandre Zanghellini.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    Brightseed launches upcycled functional gut health fiber

    The ingredient made from hemp hulls was discovered by the company’s artificial intelligence platform. It will be first used in a protein crisp jointly developed with Puris.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    Mondelēz commits $600M more to cocoa sustainability

    Dirk Van de Put, the snack giant’s CEO, said additional collaboration is needed to have a greater impact on the popular crop and its growers.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    How PepsiCo is working to convince its farmers to embrace regenerative agriculture

    The food and beverage giant hopes practices such as using cover crops can help it meet its goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2040, said Rob Meyers, vice president of global sustainability.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
  • Interior of Metcalfe's Market store in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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    Consumer Brands Association names news industry trade group head as CEO

    David Chavern, who takes over on Jan. 3, joins the group as CPGs deal with issues such as inflation, supply chain challenges and labor shortages.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
  • Nestle, Blue Bottle, coffee
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    Nestlé’s Blue Bottle wades into instant coffee

    After three years of development, the brand’s first soluble product in the U.S. will allow consumers to make premium drinks at home without pricey machines or brewing expertise.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
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    Q&A

    How one private equity firm is adapting its strategy in today’s volatile environment

    While Peter Burns, managing partner at Sunrise Strategic Partners, said there is plenty of money still looking for a home in food, investors are more cautious and prioritizing profitable, established brands.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
  • Scientists work at one of Motif FoodWorks' labs.
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    Motif FoodWorks partners to improve dairy and meat alternatives

    The agreement with precision fermentation specialist Vectron Biosolutions, which has mostly worked in the pharmaceutical space, focuses on improving taste, texture and nutrition levels.

    By Oct. 21, 2022
  • An aerial view of SunOpta's Midlothian, Texas factory, surrounded by construction trailers, roads and woods.
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    Opinion

    How food processors can tap into tied-up capital with sale leasebacks

    By selling property and immediately leasing it back, food processors can get a fresh layer of cash while maintaining long-term control of their facilities, writes Malik Franklin, a partner at SLB Capital Advisors.

    By Malik Franklin • Oct. 20, 2022
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    Why King Arthur sees regenerative agriculture as a collective CPG effort

    The flour brand, which aims to have 100% of its products milled from regeneratively grown wheat by 2030, said it is part of a network of companies aiming to improve the sustainability of the ingredient.

    By Oct. 20, 2022
  • Gatorade, PepsiCo, gummies
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    Gatorade ventures into gummies

    The sports drink maker’s first dietary supplement includes Recovery for use after exercise and Immune Support with vitamins and minerals.

    By Oct. 19, 2022
  • Beyond Meat's reformulated Beyond Burger hits stores in May 2021.
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    Beyond Meat settles legal battles with Don Lee Farms

    The settlement of two bitterly fought cases between the publicly traded company and its former co-manufacturer is confidential, but both sides say they are “satisfied with the outcome.”

    By Oct. 19, 2022
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    Product quality issues hamper Conagra in Q1

    The CPG was forced to pause manufacturing on multiple lines when certain goods did not meet specifications.

    By Megan Ruggles • Oct. 17, 2022
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    Laird Superfood to close Oregon plant as it shifts to co-packing

    The closure of the facility, used to make powdered creamers and hydration products, will result in the loss of 46 jobs this year, the company said.

    By Oct. 14, 2022
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    Food inflation persists as drought batters produce crops

    Grocery items increased 0.7% from August, extending a string of monthly increases that began early last year, amid higher prices for everything from apples to lettuce.

    By Oct. 14, 2022
  • A rainbow swirled can of Build next to a pineapple top and slices and pieces of a cracked coconut on a pastel background.
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    Pulp Culture and The Every Company partner to create protein-boosted alcohol

    The better-for-you hard juice company is adding highly soluble and nutrient-dense animal-free egg protein to its new line of beverages. 

    By Oct. 12, 2022
  • The front of the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC.
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    How the Supreme Court animal welfare case could reshape the pork sector

    The Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on a challenge to California’s Prop 12, which defines how much space breeding pigs, veal calves and egg-laying hens should have in captivity. 

    By Oct. 10, 2022
  • Puris, AcreMade, pea protein
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    Pea protein maker Puris launches first consumer product in plant-based egg

    The company said AcreMade, which has yellow field peas as its main protein source, will allow it to grab a portion of the lucrative vegan egg market. 

    By Oct. 6, 2022
  • An overhead view of a rendering of BlueNalu's planned commercial-scale cell-based seafood facility and parking area.
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    BlueNalu predicts 75% profit margin for its cultivated seafood

    The California company said breakthrough technologies will make its production of bluefin tuna toro from cells more efficient and profitable once it opens a commercial-scale facility.

    By Oct. 6, 2022