A custom component manufacturer adds sustainable storage capabilities

MACEDON, New York. — Specialty ingredients manufacturer Baldwin Richardson Foods has completed the acquisition of assets from Aseptic Solutions USA Ventures LLC. The acquisition expands the company’s aseptic beverage manufacturing capabilities for shelf-stable, preservative-free products. The agreement also accelerates Baldwin Richardson’s strategy to become a full portfolio liquid products supplier. “Baldwin Richardson Foods is committed … Read more

General Mills is looking to restore unit volume growth

MINNEAPOLIS — Even as the company posts higher profits amid expanding margins, General Mills, Inc. is determined to restore sales growth in its North American retail segment, company executives said. “As we move into fiscal 2024, we want to return not only to a rising dollar, but also to a rising pound,” said Jonathon J. … Read more

Ethisphere recognizes Kellogg, PepsiCo for ethical practices

PHOENIX — The Ethisphere Institute has announced that Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV, Kellogg Co. and PepsiCo, Inc. named some of the 135 companies that excel in ethical business practices in 2023. Ethisphere has spent the better part of 17 years compiling lists of companies around the world that are committed to business ethics and … Read more

Pasta makers have been urged to break out of the ‘carbon-phobic’ headwinds of the past

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. — In a fiery final speech as chairman of the National Pasta Association’s board of directors, Carl Zuanelli urged members to see opportunity in every challenge, move beyond the carb-phobic winds of the past and embrace the pasta-loving millennial generation. in the world’s largest pasta market and “to create many happy … Read more

FrieslandCampina has appointed a new CEO Food business news

AMERSFOORT, THE NETHERLANDS — Jan Derk van Carnebeek has been appointed CEO of Royal FrieslandCampina, effective June 1. Mr Van Karnebeek takes over from Hein Schumacher as CEO of the company from 2018, after Mr Schumacher took over at Unilever in May 2023. “We are pleased to welcome Jan Derk van Carnebeek as our new … Read more

A new CEO takes over at Starbucks

SEATTLE – Laxman Narasimhan has become chief executive officer of Starbucks, succeeding company founder Howard Schultz, and will join the company’s board of directors. Starbucks has named Mr. Narasimhan as the new CEO on September 1, 2022. “I am humbled to officially assume my role as Chief Executive Officer of Starbucks, leading our incredible team … Read more

These five young farmers from the Caribbean are redefining awesome

Globally, the need to engage youth in agriculture has become ubiquitous. From the United States, where the average age of a farmer is 57, to Japan, where the average age is 67, factors such as urbanization and high start-up costs have created an aging crisis, affecting food security. For some countries, attracting young blood to … Read more

Slide show. New products from Hershey’s, B&G Foods and Second Nature brands

KANSAS CITY – New candy formulations are making their way onto grocery store shelves. Hershey Co. is jumping on the plant-based bandwagon with the latest launch of dairy-free alternatives for its Hershey’s and Reese’s brands. Made with dairy alternatives like oats, Reese’s Plant Based Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey’s Plant Based Extra Creamy with Almonds … Read more

A baby food brand for brain health provides funding

NEW YORK – Cerebelly, a baby food brand designed to boost cognitive development, has closed an oversubscribed Series A funding round led by Knudson Capital. The startup, founded in 2019, uses 16 key nutrients to improve cognitive health in every region of children’s developing brains. Cerebelly’s product line includes a variety of organic, clean label … Read more

Former Chipotle executive to join McDonald’s USA as CDO

CHICACO — Tabassum Zalotravala has been named senior vice president and chief development officer of McDonald’s USA, effective April 24. “This role has been purposefully elevated to the US SLT (senior leadership team) as we prioritize development as part of our Accelerating Arches strategy,” said Joe Erlinger, McDonald’s US president. “Having spent the last five … Read more