Restaurants Ready for the Holiday Rush with More Consumers Planning to Dine Out

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Consumers Are Choosing to Let Restaurants Do the Cooking to Spend Quality Time with Family and Friends Consumers are choosing restaurants this holiday season, according to a new National Restaurant Association survey showing two-thirds (63 percent) of adults plan to eat out during the next several weeks and half (48 percent) plan to order takeout… read more

Danone the first corporation to join Global Methane Hub to reduce Emissions

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Danone SA is the first corporation to join the Global Methane Hub’s Enteric Fermentation R&D Accelerator, a research project to create practical solutions for dairy farmers to reduce methane emissions. The globally coordinated research effort on enteric methane is coordinated by GMH and supported by an alliance of philanthropic organizations and governments. It’s already raised… read more

Lower grocery inflation is pulling consumers away from restaurants, study finds

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About 1 in 4 consumers replaced restaurant meals with foodservice options from grocery stores in 2023, an increase of 17% from last year, according to new research from the retail trade association FMI. Shoppers are also cooking at home more often and creating hybrid meals that combine premade items with those made from scratch, according… read more

B&G Foods Sells Green Giant Canned Vegetables Line to Seneca Foods

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B&G will retain the brand trademarks, the Green Giant frozen and Canadian businesses, and the Le Sueur product line. B&G Foods Inc. has sold the Green Giant shelf-stable vegetable product line to Seneca Foods Corp., according to a company release. The transaction does not include Green Giant frozen, Green Giant Canada or Le Sueur products,… read more

Smucker’s Closes Hostess Acquisition, Announces Leadership, Structural Changes

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The J.M. Smucker Co. announces a shuffling of business units and leadership changes to incorporate the new Hostess businesses and brands. Following the closing of the acquisition of Hostess Brands, The J.M. Smucker Co. has created a new business unit called “Sweet Baked Snacks” and named Dan O’Leary senior vice president and general manager of… read more

Wonder completes acquisition of Blue Apron for $103M

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Customers can now order Blue Apron meal kits in Wonder’s app for pickup and delivery. Virtual food hall concept Wonder on Monday completed its acquisition of meal kit company Blue Apron for $103 million, or $13 a share. The deal takes the struggling Blue Apron private and gives Wonder a new revenue channel as it… read more

Amy’s Kitchen adds family-size entrees

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Amy’s Kitchen is adding a new mealtime solution to the freezer aisle with the launch of six family-size entrees. Featuring a new packaging design, the entrees are ideal for three to four people and come in six varieties, including: Cheese enchiladas — Organic corn tortillas filled with a blend of cheeses, topped with olives and… read more

Popeyes puts a spin on its chicken sandwich with Truff

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Popeyes’ new chicken sandwich features Truff’s Spicy Mayo and is now available at restaurants nationwide. Popeyes has launched a new variation of its wildly successful chicken sandwich through a partnership with Truff, a Southern California-based hot sauce brand. The new Spicy Truff Chicken Sandwich is now available in restaurants nationwide and for delivery for $5.99…. read more

Hormel Accelerates Strategy into Commercial Foodservice

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The Hormel Food Corp.’s stable of brands, most notably Hormel, Jennie-O, Planters, Skippy and SPAM are synonymous with retail. But during the past 30 years, the company has developed new brands, been making inroads into foodservice, and is accelerating its push into the category with Foodservice 3.0, its latest go-to-market strategy. The foundation of Hormel’s… read more

Food Health and Safety Compliance is not as Vigilant in a Post-Pandemic World

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Hazel Analytics data unveiled at the 2023 Food Safety Symposium reveals that handwashing and temperature control are areas in need of improvement. During the peak years of COVID-19, hygiene was king, and everyone—from restaurant workers to people bringing in packages from outside—was meticulously washing their hands for 30 seconds many times a day. But pandemic… read more