Corporate Operations


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    SCOTUS upholds stay on OSHA's vaccine mandate

    Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said he was "disappointed" by the decision, but that the Biden administration would continue to hold businesses accountable for protecting workers.

    By Ryan Golden • Updated Jan. 13, 2022
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    Nestlé cuts sugar, adopts more sustainable packaging for Carnation Breakfast Essentials

    The nutrient-rich beverage aimed at kids and teens is now available in Tetra Pak cartons made with responsibly sourced paper.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Monster Energy enters alcohol with $330M purchase of Canarchy Craft Brewery

    The decision to jump into beer and hard seltzer comes as nonalcoholic beverage companies aim to cover more drinking occasions and spur growth.

    By Updated Jan. 13, 2022
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    Stonyfield co-founder enlists consumers, retailers to help Northeast organic dairy farms

    The yogurt maker aims to boost dozens of small farmers in the region after Danone's Horizon and Maple Hill Creamery chose not to renew their supply contracts.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    Chobani expands fast-growing creamer business with new plant-based offering

    The creamers — made from coconut, sunflower and pea protein — complement its other two products in the category made from cream and oats. Sales have grown 120% during the past year. 

    By Updated Jan. 11, 2022
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    CPGs grapple with a murky 2022 outlook as inflation, supply chain weigh on operations

    Uncertainty over the severity and permanence of these and other challenges is making it hard for CEOs to determine whether they should make moves such as price increases.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    Butter prices skyrocket 40% on labor, supply woes: USDA

    Decreased cow herds, a driver and worker shortage, and higher packaging costs have led to a huge price hike for the dairy product.

    By Jan. 10, 2022
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    For food CPGs and grocers, finding harmony online is a difficult dance

    Product manufacturers face a sometimes-daunting array of requirements when seeking to sell products through e-commerce channels run by retailers.

    By , Sam Silverstein • Jan. 10, 2022
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    IPOs surge to record in 2021 with most issuers hitting target price: EY

    Fiscal stimulus, low interest rates and abundant capital are some of the forces driving robust IPO and SPAC deal activity in sectors including food and beverage, the consulting firm said.

    By Jim Tyson • Dec. 23, 2021
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    Top 10 food funding rounds of 2021

    The year has had 13 unique investment periods where companies received more than $100 million — a trend that is not likely to end soon, experts say.

    By Dec. 23, 2021
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    Fresh Express salad outbreak sickens 10, kills 1

    After the strain of listeria was detected in bagged romaine and sweet butter lettuce, the company shut down the Illinois plant that processed it and recalled more than 200 SKUs in 19 states.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    Suit: Hostess fired worker over positive COVID-19 test

    A former employee in Georgia claimed in a lawsuit the snacks company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by letting her go after she contracted the virus and requested time off.

    By Katie Clarey • Dec. 21, 2021
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    General Mills names chief brand and disruptive growth officer

    The company has tapped Doug Martin, who previously acted as the president of its North American dairy unit, for the new role as it prioritizes digital innovation.

    By Peter Adams • Dec. 17, 2021
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    'Keurig for cocktails' abruptly decides to shutter operations

    Drinkworks, a partnership between Anheuser-Busch and Keurig Dr Pepper, had recently expedited its expansion efforts and debuted a new machine. No details on the closure were provided.

    By Dec. 17, 2021
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    Grocery budgets set to climb nearly 15% in 2022

    Shoppers are cooking 64% of their meals at home, according to research conducted by accounting firm KPMG.

    By Sam Silverstein • Dec. 17, 2021
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    Labor crisis roils the food industry

    Kellogg strike ends after workers vote to approve latest contract offer

    About 1,400 unionized employees are set to return to work Monday after ratifying a deal that provides a path to full benefits for lower-tier workers and an agreement not to close any plants through October 2026.

    By Updated Dec. 21, 2021
  • JM Smucker sells juice and grains businesses, and will shut down plant

    Nexus Capital Management will buy R.W. Knudsen juices and TruRoots easy-to-cook ancient grains for $110 million, and a Wisconsin facility that makes jams, jellies and ice cream toppings will close its doors in 2022. 

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    Anheuser-Busch wades into hard soda with new seltzer launch

    The offering, which is set to hit shelves in January, further blurs the line between traditional alcohol companies like AB InBev and soda makers like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    Who wins in food industry class action cases?

    Litigation can be long and expensive and relief can be hard to come by, as consumers find themselves with small rewards and brands struggle with keeping their reputations intact. 

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    José Andrés joins board for Eat Just's cell-based meat

    The celebrity chef pledged to serve cultured Good Meat chicken at one of his restaurants once the U.S. grants regulatory approval. He also will be a culinary advisor to the company.

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    Why are so many class action lawsuits filed against the food industry?

    In 2020, the number of court cases from consumers claiming that food and drink companies deceived them hit an all-time high, according to statistics compiled by law firm Perkins Coie.

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    Clif Bar launches incubator to pursue disruptive innovation

    The first product from the better-for-you company's Trailblazers program is a line of plant-based dog snacks, but there are plans to also develop new items for humans.

    By Dec. 14, 2021
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    Tyson to conduct racial equity audit

    In response to a petition outlining accusations of discrimination, a third party will review the meat giant's business practices and compose a report that will be available to the public.

    By Dec. 14, 2021
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    Coolhaus acquired by Perfect Day-affiliated The Urgent Company

    The premium ice cream maker, which is being purchased for an undisclosed price, will eventually make all of its dairy products with animal-free proteins.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    Labor crisis roils the food industry

    Biden denounces Kellogg's plan to replace striking workers

    In a statement, the president offered support for legislation that would prevent permanent replacement hiring, while also urging the company and workers’ union to settle their differences.

    By Dec. 13, 2021