Corporate Operations


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    Keurig Dr Pepper to close Virginia coffee plant, impacting 379 people

    The shuttering of the facility, which manufactures K-Cup pods, comes as the beverage giant ramps up production at another location in South Carolina.

    By July 22, 2024
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    New snack launches propel annual dairy aisle sales to $76B: CoBank

    From snackable cheese kits to dessert-inspired Greek yogurt, Chobani and other manufacturers are transforming the category to meet changing demands and taste preferences.

    By July 22, 2024
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    Mergers and acquisitions

    While the days of transformational megadeals in the food and beverage sector have subsided, the value of M&A hasn’t lost its importance for many executives. 

    By Food Dive staff
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    How a candy lover is bringing discontinued sweets back from the dead

    Ellia Kassoff has reintroduced once-popular brands like Wacky Wafers and Hydrox cookies after claiming “corporate mismanagement” caused them to be discontinued.

    By July 22, 2024
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    General Mills taps CPG veteran to spur growth

    Asheesh Saksena, who previously served in the C-suite at Gap, Inc. and Best Buy, will help the food company diversify its portfolio.

    By July 18, 2024
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    Roquette, Bonumose partner to boost tagatose production

    The ingredients businesses are joining forces to scale the natural sweetener, giving food and beverage formulators a better-for-you alternative to sugar.

    By July 18, 2024
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    Danone, Nestlé join over 130 companies in call to reverse biodiversity loss ahead of COP16

    A coalition of businesses across various industries are pressing world leaders to take action on an issue often overlooked by corporate sustainability plans.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • July 18, 2024
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    Column

    The Weekly Sip: Coca-Cola taps YouTube stars for BodyArmor collab | Evolution Fresh bursts into better-for-you soda

    The sports drink is launching its latest offering with the influencers behind Dude Perfect, and California brewery Fieldwork debuts a line of nonalcoholic beverages.

    By Food Dive staff • July 18, 2024
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    Kraft Heinz names former Pepsi marketer Todd Kaplan as North America CMO

    The decorated CPG marketer, who spent nearly 20 years at PepsiCo, is tasked with realizing modern marketing capabilities that can unlock new growth.

    By Peter Adams • July 17, 2024
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    Kellanova brings waffle flavor to a mug with Eggo Coffee

    The food giant is taking its breakfast brand into the lucrative morning beverage category where it will compete with offerings from companies such as Nestlé and J.M. Smucker.

    By July 17, 2024
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    Ferrero’s Famous Amos returns to its original recipe after brand overhaul fails to resonate

    The snack maker is altering the nearly 50-year-old cookie’s ingredients list again, redesigning the packaging and lowering the price.

    By July 17, 2024
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    From meatballs to deli dominance: How a former Mondelēz exec is building a $1B food company

    CEO Adam Michaels has cut millions in spending from Mama’s Creations and added dozens of new foods like olives and pasta salad through acquisitions.

    By July 16, 2024
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    PepsiCo CEO sees lower prices across parts of its snacking portfolio

    Ramon Laguarta said some of its products, such as unsalted potato or tortilla chips, need a “value reset” as inflation and higher borrowing costs weigh on U.S. consumers.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Pernod Ricard creates dedicated US whiskey company

    The Jameson maker is growing its spirits operations following investments in brands such as Rabbit Hole and Jefferson’s.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Nestlé’s Nespresso opening ‘immersive’ coffee boutiques across US

    The outlets are tailored to Gen Z and others wanting to learn more about coffee and establish a deeper connection with the premium brand.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Tyson agrees to sell Georgia poultry complex

    The deal with House of Raeford Farms comes after months of cost cutting at the meat and poultry giant, including plant closures and layoffs.

    By Nathan Owens • July 12, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    How influencers are changing the way food and beverage companies harness social media

    The days of relying on expos and conventions are long gone. Companies are now embracing Instagram and TikTok and working with influencers to stay relevant.

    By July 11, 2024
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    Chobani introduces shelf-stable low-fat dairy milk for a cause

    Super Milk, which will not be sold in stores, is being manufactured as a donation to communities facing natural disasters or food insecurity.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Nonalcoholic beer maker Athletic boosts coffers with $50M investment

    The financing round, which values the brewer at around $800 million, will help fund the fast-growing company’s expansion efforts.

    By July 9, 2024
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    Oatly ushers in US chief customer officer

    Beverage industry veteran Christopher Link plans to drive trial through retail partnerships and further connecting internal teams.

    By July 9, 2024
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    ADM teams with Smucker for regenerative peanut program

    In partnership with the National Black Growers Council, the companies aim to make it easier for peanut farmers to improve their soil health and carbon intensity.

    By Nathan Owens • July 8, 2024
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    Tyson Foods scales back its antibiotic-free beef pledge

    The meat processing giant said last year it would reintroduce antibiotics into some of its chicken products after removing them in 2017.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Opinion

    What the Chevron decision might mean for FDA’s nutrition policy agenda

    The Supreme Court ruling may lead to a challenge on a host of food-related initiatives from the agency, including FSMA and updated guidance on sodium reduction, writes DSM Strategic Communications founder Sean McBride.

    By Sean McBride • July 2, 2024
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    Beer giants lifting nonalcoholic space with ‘non-compromising’ launches: Athletic CEO

    Just five years ago, top brands were absent from the market. Today, Blue Moon, Guinness, Corona, Heineken and Bud offer no- and low-alcohol versions of their popular brews.

    By July 2, 2024
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    Cal-Maine buys egg producer for $110M to grow presence in the Northeast

    The purchase of ISE America expands the company’s dominant position in the protein with the addition of nearly 5 million egg-laying hens to its portfolio.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Why Kellanova sees Pringles as its gateway to snacking domination

    The snacking giant is betting on its ability to grow the chip offering into a $4 billion brand through a diverse array of flavors and formats.

    By July 1, 2024