Corporate Operations


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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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    Ingredion and CPG firms deepen collaboration to accelerate product development

    Jim Zallie, the ingredient supplier’s CEO, said food and beverage companies are placing a greater value on working with his company to drive innovation as product volumes drop.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Food Dive

    The food and beverage industry is changing rapidly and the actions companies take this year are likely to play a major role in defining their future. 

    By Food Dive staff
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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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    Why Waterdrop’s CEO sees hydration beverages overtaking soft drinks

    Martin Donald Murray said the viral water bottle craze will continue to benefit the company’s “microdrink” given its better-for-you and sustainability benefits.

    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
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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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    How a new recipe can help food win in an Ozempic world

    Weight loss drugs pose a real threat to the industry. But GLP-1 medications also create opportunities for producers to expand in the food-as-medicine space.

    By Scott Bowman and Wiles Kase • Feb. 26, 2024
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    From hostess to CEO, how Norma Chu is making an Asian food empire

    The DayDayCook founder and CEO is spearheading an aggressive growth strategy to become “the future General Mills for Asian food.”

    By Judy McGuire • 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
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    Pesticide chlormequat found in Cheerios, other oat-based foods: report

    The chemical, which is associated with reduced fertility and isn't approved for use on U.S. food crops, was identified in 80% of participants in a new study from the Environmental Working Group.

    By S.L. Fuller • Feb. 21, 2024
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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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    Meati Foods shuffles C-suite amid layoffs

    Recently appointed CFO Phil Graves will take over as CEO as the company reduces its workforce by 13%.

    By 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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    Why weight loss drugs could be bad news for the beverage industry

    While many major food companies are preparing for the Ozempic effect on their bottom line, some data indicates drinks, especially coffee, may be most impacted.

    By Lauren Elkies Schram • Feb. 16, 2024
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    Tyson rejects shareholder call for audit into child labor allegations

    Critics have accused the meat and poultry processing giant of not taking the issue, which is being investigated by the Labor Department, seriously enough.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Equal owner Whole Earth Brands to go private in sweetened takeover bid

    The company, which has been exploring strategic alternatives, agreed to a $4.875 per share offer by an affiliate of Sababa Holdings FREE. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    What El Niño means for farms and global food prices

    The U.S. could see the wettest conditions since 2019, easing some drought concerns. But too much rain could bring other problems for growers.

    By David Silverberg • 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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    Kellanova to close US frozen foods plant, UK factory

    The closures are part of the CPG giant’s cost-cutting plan, which it accelerated after spinning off its cereal business in 2023.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Leftovers: Mrs. Butterworth’s, Dunkin’ debut donut-flavored syrup | Absolut pours pre-mixed cocktails

    Conagra said its product mirrors the taste of the glazed pastry, and General Mills introduces an Old El Paso and Cinnamon Toast Crunch sweet taco shell.

    By Food Dive staff • Feb. 9, 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