Sustainability

ConAgra sees $22 million worth of sustainability savings

March 27, 2013

ConAgra Foods saved $22 million in 2012 through its sustainability initiatives, such as cutting landfill waste and carbon emissions and optimizing packaging efforts.


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IBIE 2013 show puts the spotlight on sustainability

February 20, 2013

The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), together with Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, is recognizing suppliers that foster energy conservation, reduced water usage, decreased landfill waste, healthy living and/or a reduction of the overall impact on the environment. Exhibitors supplying equipment, packaging, ingredients, products or services that align with the objectives of the B.E.S.T. in Baking program are encouraged to participate in B.E.S.T. in Baking by filling out an entry form.


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Producing pizza pronto

February 18, 2013
Nation Pizza and Foods’ massive 190,000-sq.-ft. operation in Schaumburg, Ill.—one of the company’s two frozen product facilities—features seven speedy production lines that generate at least 30,000 lb. of dough an hour alone. We tour one of the two bakeries and one of four topping lines, which all feature upgraded and soon-to-be-installed equipment.
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Taste for a bigger slice of the pie

January 7, 2013
Fun and food go hand in hand, especially at Nation Pizza and Foods. With more than 60 years of experience in the baking and prepared foods business, this manufacturer/contract packager/recipe creator is an expert at crafting frozen pizzas, pizza crusts, sandwiches, appetizers, cookies, bread sticks and a variety of sweets at its two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) facilities at rates of more than 2 million pieces daily.


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The benefits of sustainable initiatives

December 9, 2012
Bakers and snack food manufacturers are realizing the benefits of sustainability initiatives from both environmental and profit perspectives.


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The Power of purple

November 30, 2012
Axium Foods, known best for private-label, corn-based snacks, launches its own brand of enhanced-nutrition tortilla chips of a different color, Mystic Harvest Purple Corn Tortilla Chips. Loaded with healthful antioxidants, the chips are not only eye-catching, they have a tasty flavor and crunch. 


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State of the Industry Report: Pork Rinds, Ingredients: New Twists on an Old Game

Updated formats and new flavors keep pork rinds on track and thriving in today’s snack race.
November 29, 2012
Pork rinds are probably the most misunderstood item in the snack category. This is surprising, because people have been eating pork rinds—also called pork skins—as long as they have been eating pigs. One of the world’s first snack foods created thousands of years ago, and favored in the southern states, pork rinds are a simple combination of fried pork skins and salt.
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Mondelez to invest $400 million in cocoa producers, sustainability

November 26, 2012

Mondelez International says it will spend $400 million over the next 10 years on cocoa producers, as it focuses on securing supplies of the main raw ingredient in chocolate.


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Consumers want sustainability results, says survey

November 8, 2012

When it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR), consumers say they want more than just aspiration-based mission statements, says new research from Cone Communications. The 2012 corporate social trend tracker points out that 84% of Americans hold companies accountable for producing and communicating the results of sustainable responsibility commitments by going beyond the mission to communicate progress against well-defined purpose. Some 40% even say they won’t purchase a company’s products or services if CSR results aren’t conveyed.


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Pleated packaging for sandwiches and finger-food bags

October 4, 2012

GreenDustries Packaging has developed new pleated, gusseted, multidimensional foodservice package structures that maximize function and design with added value. Research has found the PleatPak and the Magic Bag, to be some of the most environmentally sound fast-food packaging around.


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