Corporate Operations


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    Opinion

    How producers are driving a more connected food ecosystem

    Players in the middle of farmers and consumers will need to evaluate their business models to see where they fit, and embrace agility and resilience, writes Ernst & Young’s Bill McClure.

    By Bill McClure • Sept. 30, 2022
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    Hostess nabs Kimberly-Clark exec as chief supply chain officer

    The Twinkies maker is looking to enhance productivity after struggling with supplier delays and ingredients shortages.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Sept. 29, 2022
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    Better-for-you

    The better-for-you trend has made its way into nearly ever facet of the food and beverage space, with the coronavirus pandemic prompting consumers to pay even more attention to what they put in their bodies. 

    By Food Dive staff
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    ADM CFO sees ag giant’s pivot paying off in profits, crucial food security

    Vikram Luthar, appointed CFO of Archer Daniels Midland in April, gained a keen awareness of the value of affordable healthy food growing up in India.

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • Sept. 29, 2022
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    Uncrustables adds frozen meat and cheese bites to lineup

    The fast-growing J.M. Smucker offering is debuting smaller versions in Uncured Ham & Cheddar and Turkey & Colby Jack, which thaw in time for lunch.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    Impossible Foods founder Pat Brown to lead a new company venture

    The medical doctor and outspoken critic of animal agriculture will be heading a separate group dedicated to “transformative innovation,” Business Insider reported.

    By Sept. 28, 2022
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    Smithfield to pay $75M in latest pork antitrust deal

    This settlement, involving at least 17.6 million consumers, follows JBS’ agreement to pay $20 million to purchasers this month.

    By Sept. 28, 2022
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    Food industry makes commitments at White House summit on hunger

    Several companies, from Chobani to Tyson, unveiled plans to improve health and nutrition, including reformulating products and revamping labels. 

    By Updated Sept. 30, 2022
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    MorningStar Farms plant workers reject union deal

    Employees at an Ohio factory producing plant-based products voted 141 to 82 against unionizing, allowing its owner Kellogg to avoid another labor crisis.

    By Updated Sept. 27, 2022
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    Unilever CEO retiring at the end of next year

    Alan Jope has worked at Unilever for more than 35 years and was appointed CEO in 2019. The company behind Hellmann’s and Ben & Jerry’s is beginning a search for his replacement.

    By Updated Sept. 26, 2022
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    Beyond Meat chief supply chain officer to depart

    Bernie Adcock, a Tyson veteran who joined the company in December, said he was leaving to pursue other opportunities. The company just suspended its chief operating officer following an arrest last week. 

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    Chobani names exec to expand presence in international markets

    The Greek yogurt giant appointed Kenneth Bishop to help grow the company outside the U.S, an area it has identified as a “large opportunity” and “meaningful growth driver.”

    By Sept. 23, 2022
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    JBS hires its first sustainability officer

    Jason Weller joins the beef giant after serving as vice president of Land O’Lakes sustainability arm Truterra, where he led an effort to incentivize more climate-friendly agriculture practices through carbon credits.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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    Campbell Soup launches first major brand in 6 years: FlavorUp boosts

    The squeezable flavoring targets busy millennials who enjoy restaurant-quality meals. It will be the CPG’s first venture into the seasoning aisle.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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    Behind 5 food and beverage sustainability programs receiving USDA funding

    Tyson and Land O’Lakes’ sustainability arm Truterra were among the 70 projects that received grants to facilitate climate-smart agricultural practices.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    Beyond Meat suspends COO following arrest

    The plant-based meat company said Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Operations Jonathan Nelson will perform the job in the interim.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    Ben & Jerry’s co-founders say Unilever violated merger agreement

    The ice cream brand's founders told MSNBC the sale of its Israel operations went against the section of the deal that gave an independent board control over social responsibility matters.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Perfect Day launches biotech-as-a-service business

    The precision fermentation leader’s new venture, nth Bio, will help companies with research and development, scale up and regulatory review. Its first partnership is with animal-free egg protein maker Onego Bio.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Why Nestlé is confident its portfolio overhaul has primed it for success

    North America CEO Steve Presley said the CPG is in a stronger position despite an unpredictable environment after turning over 40% of its U.S. business to focus on faster-growing, trendier offerings.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    Sponsored by AdAdapted

    Creating a secure ad strategy in an inflated environment

    A bulletproof ad strategy during uncertain times is the key to building brand success.

    Sept. 19, 2022
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    Consumers grow cautious: A look at how they navigate inflation

    8 in 10 U.S. consumers have changed how they shop to manage expenses, see how and which shoppers.

    Sept. 19, 2022
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    Alcohol is in ‘the experimentation bucket’ for Coca-Cola, CEO says

    James Quincey told analysts the beverage giant wants to see whether early innovations gain traction before deciding whether to invest larger sums of money and make booze a bigger part of its future.

    By Sept. 16, 2022
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    Beam Suntory to invest $400M in sustainable expansion of Jim Beam distillery

    The project will increase the Kentucky facility’s capacity by 50% while cutting its greenhouse gas emissions in half. 

    By Sept. 16, 2022
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    Potential food crisis averted as rail strike deal is reached

    The agriculture industry warned a shutdown would have overwhelmed grain storage facilities and delayed deliveries, dealing a blow to a food sector already reeling from inflation and supply chain challenges.

    By , Sarah Zimmerman • Sept. 15, 2022
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    Inflation, supply chain woes weigh on spice maker McCormick

    The flavoring giant is among a handful of food and beverage makers to lower their outlook or report challenges to their businesses in recent months amid a volatile economic environment. 

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    PepsiCo, ADM partner to cut carbon through regenerative agriculture

    Once implemented, the companies said projects could reach 2 million acres of farmland by 2030 and eliminate 1.4 million metric tons of greenhouse gases.

    By Sept. 15, 2022