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Hostess Introduces Molten Lava Ding Dongs | Friday, October 13, 2017

Expanding its presence in the frozen foods aisle, Hostess Brands, LLC introduces Molten Lava Ding Dongs

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Hostess Brands, L.L.C. launches the frozen version of the classic restaurant dessert, Molten Lava Ding Dongs. The snack will be filled with rich chocolate crème and ready to eat in 20 seconds after microwave.
Campbell Soup Appoints Francisco Fraga | Friday, October 13, 2017

Technology being the key to distinguish Campbell in a rapidly evolving food industry, Campbell appoints Francisco Fraga

Maker of a range of high quality soups, Campbell Soup names Francisco Fraga as the new vice-president and chief technology. In his new position, Mr. Frage will oversee Global Information Technology(I.T.) for the firm.
Government Funds Local Brewers and Ag Processing Sector | Friday, October 13, 2017

Local brewers and food and ingredients company to benefit from SLIM (Saskatchewan Lean Improvements in Manufacturing) Program

Saskatchewan Lean Improvements in Manufacturing(SLIM) program, which is developed by the government to help companies grow through supporting the ag processing sector.
The local brewer and food and ingredients company is reaping the benefits of the government investment.
Ardent Mills to Operate in Puerto Rico | Thursday, October 12, 2017

After Hurricane Maria struck the Caribbean island on Sept 20, the operations at Puerto Rico operate again

Molinos de Puerto Rico, LLC, which is part of Ardent Mills, makes an extraordinary effort to maintain operations at the mill in San Juan , Puerto Rico.
ADM Invests in German Soybean Facility | Thursday, October 12, 2017

To address the growing demand for non-GMO soymeal trend in Europe, ADM invests in German facility

Archer Daniels Midland Co. plans to expand its non-GMO soybean processing capabilities by making further investments at its crushing facility in Straubing to produce non-GMO high protein soybean meal. The investments would make it possible to meet the steadily growing demand for soybean across Europe and support the local farmers in increasing the region’s soybean output.
Food Entrepreneurs Gather for Special Food Fight | Thursday, October 12, 2017

Manitoba government in partnership with DeLuca’s arrange Great Manitoba Fight

Several Manitoba food entrepreneurs gathered to get their new and innovative food products to market.
As stated in the press release, the Manitoba government explains that the competition is “open to companies that have developed but not fully commercialized a new food or beverage product.”
Tetra Pak Acquires Big Drum Engineering | Wednesday, October 11, 2017

With acquisition of German company, Tetra Pak boosts ice cream products offering

Tetra Pak acquired a leading supplier of filling machines for the industry, Big Drum Engineering, to strengthen its product offerings for ice cream manufacturers. Big Drum Engineering provides full range ice cream equipment, raw material storage and other production solutions for molded and extruded ice cream products. Most recently, the company introduced an ice cream extrusion line that caters for medium scale processors.
Kellogg Acquires Chicago-Based RXBar | Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Kellogg purchases millennial startup protein bar maker, RXBar for $600M

The Kellogg Co. plans to acquire RXBar, a maker of a fast growing line of protein bars, for $600 million. Four years after launching in a west suburban basement, RXBar says its bars are made with egg whites, fruits, nuts and excludes dairy, soy and gluten. Due to increasing demand for healthy food, Kellogg has been struggling lately make its cereals and snacks more appealing to Americans.
Cavendish Farms New Facility Breaks Ground | Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cavendish Farms’ new processing facility creates demand for local people and producers

As reported by the Alberta government, the new $360 million potato processing facility will put up to 400 construction staff to work. Local politicians and business people were present for the official ground breaking of Cavendish Farms’ new facility.
Snacks Accelerates PepsiCo’s Third-Quarter Performance | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

PepsiCo’s third quarter of fiscal 2017 had positive outcome due to snack innovation

Snacks remain the source of strength for PepsiCo, Inc. The third quarter of fiscal 2017 had company’s Frito Lay North America and Quaker producing positive returns.
Hain Names Julie Boweman as Senior Vice President | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Julie Boweman joins Hain Celestial with more than 20 years of experience in Coca Cola Co. in various marketing, commercial and digital roles

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a leading organic and natural products company, appoints Julie Bowerman as Senior Vice President, Digital Engagement and eCommerce. Julie Boweman will be accountable for the company’s overall digital strategy and vision, consisting of customer and commercial development and on-line media.
Sofina Foods Expands Turkey Processing Capacity | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Provincial government of Ontario aids Sofina Foods Inc for expansion by investing $5.3 million

With the help of a provincial investment of $5.3 million, Sofina Foods Inc. will build an innovative turkey processing facility and create 100 new jobs.
Unilever to Acquire Brazilian Organic Food Business | Monday, October 9, 2017

With the acquisition of Mae Terra, Unilever strengthens its food portfolio in high growth naturals and organic segment

Anglo-Dutch food and personal-care product company, Unilever P.L.C has agreed to acquire Mae Terra, a natural and organic business in Brazil for an undisclosed sum. Mae Terra is the third acquisition in less than a month for Unilever.
DecoPac Acquired by Private Equity Firm | Monday, October 9, 2017

The move will allow DecoPac to expand in the bakery and cake decorating markets for baking enthusiasts

Headquartered in Minneapolis, DecoPac, Inc. announced the participation in a growth recapitalization with affiliates of Snow Phipps Group, L.L.C. The deal will provide a great opportunity to expand in the bakery and cake decorating markets. DecoPac is a supply chain provider for bakeries, cake decorators and bakeries located in United States, Canada and Europe.
Study: Ontario’s Food and Agriculture Sector Flourishes | Monday, October 9, 2017

According to study commissioned by University of Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural College, there aren’t enough qualified people for agricultural sector

University of Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural College(OAC) conducted a study to find out that there are an insufficient number of qualified people to fill the jobs in Ontario’s growing food and agriculture sector. The university enlisted the Employment study as Planning for Tomorrow 2.0.
Premium Brands Acquires Skilcor Food Products | Friday, October 6, 2017

Premium Brands Holdings Corporation Announces the Acquisition of another Ontario based meat company

Premium Brands Holdings Corporation, a leading producer, marketer and distributor of branded specialty food products, has acquired Brampton, Ontario based Skilcor Food Products. Skilcor was established 50 years ago and is known to be a manufacturer of cooked back ribs and other unique protein products. The company is reported to have an annual sale of approximately $27 million.
Bob's Red Mill Launches Organic Oatmeal Cups | Friday, October 6, 2017

The healthy organic cups were introduced to provide healthy and delicious breakfast options to consumers

Bob’s Red Mill includes organic options by expanding its line of oatmeal cups. The new product launched is U.S.D.A. certified and includes whole grain rolled oats with gluten-free ingredients and a content of seven grams of protein or more per serving.
Debo Mukherjee Joins Flowers Foods as Chief Marketing Officer | Thursday, October 5, 2017

With 25 years of experience, Debo Mukherjee will help to align the brand according to consumer preferences

Flower Foods, Inc has named Debo Mukherjee to the newly created role of chief marketing officer, effective October 2, 2017. Flower Foods has tapped Mr. Mukherjee to lead the company’s marketing and branding initiatives and play an important role in product innovation. Flower Foods, the producer of top brands such as Nature’s Own, Wonder, Tastykake, and Dave’s Killer Bread, operates bakeries across the country that produce a wide range of bakery products.
Cocoa Firm Barry Callebaut Completes Expansions, Adds Warehouse | Thursday, October 5, 2017

With the expansion and addition of a warehouse, Barry Callebaut continues to expand in North America

The world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, Barry Callebaut Group has completed two expansion projects in the United States. The new warehouse, which has an area of over 500,000 square feet, is located in Bethlehem, Pa. and is a temperature controlled space. In the East Coast, the warehouse in Bethlehem will operate as the main distribution hub for Barry Callebaut’s. An expansion in Chicago and American Canyon, Calif. includes molding line and related equipment.
TMX Group Launches Social Media Campaign | Thursday, October 5, 2017

TMX Group launches Canada’s Next 150 to recognize dynamic, visionary Canadians

Headquartered in Toronto, TMX Group launched a campaign called Canada’s Next 150 which depicts those in the Canadian food industry, including entrepreneurs and forward-thinkers.


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