As more marketers go green, fewer consumers want to pay for it

September 28, 2012

More than ever, businesses are gearing up to help the environment, and regulators are preparing new guidelines to police them, but consumers aren’t paying as much attention if it’s going to cost more, as shoppers are resisting premium prices.

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Heat Management for Bakery Ovens, Part 1

September 14, 2012
There are any number of ways to look at a bakery oven and its performance, but for the most part,  all of the elements impact the essential heat conditions from input to output for the baker’s oven.  Banner Day examines what’s important and how the elements come together in a heat management white paper.

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Reusable/compostable grocery bag, snack packaging debut

September 6, 2012

ShopRite is rolling out what it says is the first compostable, nonwoven, reusable shopping bag in the U.S., while BASF partners with the Seattle Mariners to launch compostable snack bags.

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Talk about sustainability

August 14, 2012
Visiting what’s considered this country’s most sustainable production operation—Frito-Lay North America’s Casa Grande snack food plant—I was impressed, to say the least, by such a progressive place.
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Why sustainability matters in the supply chain

August 9, 2012

Companies ahead of the sustainability curve are ‘writing the rules,’ according to a guide detailing the new phases of sustainability and energy efficiency.

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Seven Kellogg bakeries earn energy efficiency points

July 20, 2012

Kellogg Co.’s bakeries again earn the EPA's ENERGY STAR certification as its plants around the world reduce more energy. Seven of the company’s U.S. bakeries have earned the certification, in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide.

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Study: Americans don’t pay enough of a price for wasteful behavior

July 20, 2012

The Greendex annual study conducted by the National Geographic Society and GlobeScan recently ranked the United States dead last for sustainable behavior. The survey polled 17,000 consumers in 17 different countries, asking participants about such things as energy use, conservation, transportation choices, food sources, the use of ‘green’ products, attitudes toward the environment and sustainability, and knowledge of environmental issues.

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Packaging Strategies unveils agenda for September’s Sustainable Packaging Forum

July 3, 2012

Packaging Strategies' Eighth Annual Sustainable Packaging Forum, Sept. 11-13, in Pittsburgh, will feature what it says are the most important topics and speakers in the event’s history.

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Ingredients News:

Hershey Co. launches initiative to revive cocoa growing in Southern Mexico

July 3, 2012

The goal is to improve the livelihoods of small-scale cocoa farmers and return productive cocoa growing to the ancient birthplace of domestic cocoa.

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Sustainability in Action

DuPont Nutrition & Health pushes for more sustainable bread

June 8, 2012

DuPont Nutrition & Health is focusing on whole grain bread in a drive to help industrial bakers optimize raw material use, reduce waste and cut their carbon footprint overall.

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