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Onell named head of retail sales at Smucker | 2020-03-27

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orville, ohio — Cory Onell has been named senior vice president, head of US retail sales at the J.M. Smucker Co. He previously was vice president of sales for Campbell Soup Co.’s snacks division. He held several positions at Mondelez International before that, including global transformation lead, sales business services,......
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Slideshow: New products from Nestle, Coolhaus, Frönen | 2020-03-27

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KANSAS CITY — The freezer aisle is flourishing with frozen dessert innovation. New from Nestle SA’s Häagen-Dazs brand is a line of Soft Dipped Ice Cream Bars. Available in vanilla, chocolate and caramel varieties, the frozen desserts feature ice cream enrobed in a soft chocolate truffle coating. “Rich Häagen-Dazs ice......
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Target adjusts timing of strategic initiatives | 2020-03-27

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MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has temporarily suspended its initiative to incorporate fresh grocery and adult beverages into its drive-thru and order pickup services in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping the nation. The company also revised its remodel program and now anticipates approximately 130 remodels in 2020, down from......
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The Andersons seen solidly positioned despite challenges | 2020-03-27

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MAUMEE, OHIO — Even as the company grapples with a challenging environment in its ethanol business, The Andersons, Inc., Maumee, is well positioned to weather difficulties roiling the nation, said Patrick E. Bowe, president and chief executive officer. Given the disruption in many industries in the United States at present,......
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New virucidal program combats coronavirus | 2020-03-27

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WESTWOOD, NJ — Food safety provider RK Environmental Services launched a new Virucidal Program Service (VPS) to help companies manage their response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.   The VPS can be applied to any areas that should be disinfected and sanitized. It has been shown to kill viruses, including COVID-19,......
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McDonald’s pulls all-day breakfast menu | 2020-03-27

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CHICAGO— McDonald’s Corp. is pulling its all-day breakfast menu and limiting other items to ease operational and economic pressures related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “We know people depend on their local McDonald’s, and we are committed to continue doing our part to help our customers get through this pandemic,”......
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Grocers, delivery platforms adjusting to meet online demand | 2020-03-27

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KANSAS CITY — The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak — and the patchwork of federal, state and local orders meant to contain it — is accelerating the shift toward online grocery shopping. The number of consumers who said they are ordering more food online nearly quadrupled from 11% on March 1 to......
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FDA temporarily relaxing some nutrition labeling rules | 2020-03-27

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WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is temporarily relaxing some nutrition labeling rules to facilitate the distribution of some food products during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The temporary rules apply to restaurants wanting to sell packaged food to consumers, food manufacturers with inventory intended for foodservice, and for manufacturers......
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Manufacturers meeting employee, community needs in the wake of COVID-19 | 2020-03-26

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KANSAS CITY — The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has unfolded in stages for food and beverage processors. The initial stages involved keeping manufacturing plants open and product moving to meet significant demand increases at retail. Now many companies are rewarding front-line employees for their efforts and seeking new employees to support......
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Bolthouse Farms to acquire Rousseau Farming Co. carrot operations | 2020-03-26

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BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. — Bolthouse Farms has entered into an agreement to acquire Tolleson, Ariz.-based Rousseau Farming Co.’s carrot operations. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition will allow Bolthouse Farms to provide customers with more locally grown carrots as part of its regional strategy and “four corners”......
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Campbell Soup solidifying strategy in new environment | 2020-03-26

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CAMDEN, NJ. — Although it may not be able to promise that “every flavor of every brand” is going to be available each day, Campbell Soup Co. is doing well, and its food supply and supply chain are holding up well against unprecedented demand, said Mark A. Clouse, chief executive......
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Campbell Soup adapting to new environment | 2020-03-26

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CAMDEN, NJ. — Although it may not be able to promise that “every flavor of every brand” is going to be available each day, Campbell Soup Co. is doing well, and its food supply and supply chain are holding up well against unprecedented demand, said Mark A. Clouse, chief executive......
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Technomic: Foodservice industry taking major hit from pandemic | 2020-03-26

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CHICAGO — The foodservice segment is getting hit hard by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. That is not a surprise. What did surprise Joe Pawlak, managing principal at Technomic, was just how much the hit will hurt. “This will be the worst year by far for the foodservice industry since we started tracking......
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Yum! closes 7,000 restaurants due to COVID-19 | 2020-03-26

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LOUISVILLE, KY. — Yum! Brands, Inc. has closed more than 7,000 restaurants worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The closings are a direct response to travel restrictions and social distancing guidelines imposed by governments of countries affected by the pandemic. “As we have taken steps in response to......
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USTR allows earlier imports of specialty sugar | 2020-03-26

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WASHINGTON — The Office of the US Trade Representative said March 25 that it will combine the fourth and fifth tranches of the specialty sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) into a single tranche of 65,000 tonnes, raw value, that will be allowed to enter the United States on March 30. Originally,......
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COVID-19 casts pall over 2020 grain farm income outlook | 2020-03-26

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URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, ILL. — The coronavirus (COVID-19) has reduced the grain farm income outlook for 2020, according to agricultural economists at the University of Illinois and The Ohio State University. Their views appeared in a study titled “What we know about income outlook for crop farms given COVID-19” issued by farmdocdaily@illinois.edu......
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Essential USDA operations to continue even in ‘shelter-in-residence’ areas | 2020-03-26

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WASHINGTON — The US Department of Agriculture in a letter to vendors outlined what USDA operations will be allowed in areas affected by shelter-in-residence directives. The letter was issued March 25 by David Tuckwiller, deputy administrator, commodity procurement, at the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service. The letter noted that many cities......
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Ag groups seek relief from federal drive time rules | 2020-03-26

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WASHINGTON — In a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and 53 other agricultural groups on March 25 urged that the agency grant relief from federal drive time rules for all truck drivers hauling agricultural goods.  “As trucking capacity and......

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