B&G Foods Inc. acquires Rickland Orchards from Natural Instincts LLC. Rickland Orchards’ Jason Cohen and Michael Sands join B&G Foods as executive vice president of club channel and vice president of product innovation, respectively.
You might want to down that nonGMO popcorn with coconut water or kombucha this year. Based on sightings at the Natural Products Expo East tradeshow, which brings together natural, organic and healthy lifestyle products, a few specific products stood out.
A new report says that there are macro-economic improvements, but they haven’t boosted all of the demographics. Quick-service and snack and beverage restaurant sales are slated for moderate growth, according to Packaged Facts.
Some say the Hispanic market may be the last true growth opportunity in food. Most U.S. firms have a major corporate goal to attract Hispanic consumers, given their tremendous demographic and economic importance. Some companies, such as McDonald’s, Budweiser and AT&T, spend significant resources to gain market share with Hispanics and are making inroads. But it’s not easy, says a Nielsen report issued last year.
A county-by-county analysis shows the impacts in a 10-state area of the highest crop insurance losses due to extreme weather. States affected include Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kansas and Texas.