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Corn futures fall as farmers may liquidate stored stock

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Farmers may be liquidating some corn they have stored ahead of spring planting, making more of the grain available to exporters, ethanol producers and livestock feeders. Nonetheless, corn futures have plunged amid the speculation.
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Modified starch market worth $10,337.8 million by 2018

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A new report on the modified starch market by raw material and application indicates that the market is expected to grow at a rate of 4.1% from 2013 to 2018.


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McDonald’s considers offering pastries on breakfast menu

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Facing tighter competition for fast-food breakfast items from traditional and nontraditional competitors as well as a generational values shift, McDonald’s is testing new breakfast menu items.


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Is it wise to shift from rigid to flexible packaging?

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There are plenty of reasons to make the move. The way consumers view and interact with packaged products is changing. With more needs for convenience and sustainability, conventional package types are being replaced by flexible options designed to meet these consumer needs. The flexible packaging market is estimated to be worth $351 billion by 2018, so it’s quickly gaining market share from other sectors such as rigid containers.


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America’s favorite food

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Pizza’s pretty popular. Nearly 13% of Americans eat pizza on any given day, according to a survey from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. The report also factored in the nutrient contribution of pizza consumption.


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FoodChannel.com announces its 2014 Top 10 Dessert Trends

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Spoon desserts, hand pies, crepes and small-batch desserts make the Food Channel’s “Top Ten Dessert Trends for 2014” list.


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Trending: Then, now and forever

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This look back into 30 years of packaging innovations shows how far certain packaging structures, trends and conveniences have come and examines the many features that consumers love.


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Thinking outside of the pizza box

By Jen Roth
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To pizza and flatbread manufacturers, the secret to a great product goes way beyond the sauce. So what are the trends?


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Hormel bacon plant cuts 75 jobs in Minnesota, relocating operation to Iowa

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A Hormel bacon bits plant in St. James, Minn., will close in May, cutting work for 75 employees. Austin, Minn.-based Hormel Foods, will be expanding its plant in Dubuque, Iowa, for the first phase of a major project to create more bacon-toppings products.


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U.S. restaurant sales forecast to grow 3.6% in 2014

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Sales for the U.S. restaurant industry sales are projected to exceed $683 billion in 2014, an increase of 3.6% from last year, according to a forecast released late on Wednesday by the National Restaurant Association.


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