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General Mills updates target for fiscal 2015 growth

Several factors are prompting the company to reduce its sales and earnings expectations for the fiscal year ending in May 2015.

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ADM names Juan Luciano next CEO

Effective Jan. 1, Juan Luciano becomes Archer Daniels Midland’s president and CEO, succeeding Pat Woertz, who will remain chairman of the board.
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Mi Rancho celebrates 75th anniversary

The tortilla and Mexican foods manufacturer is celebrating 75 years of business by recognizing and honoring those who have contributed to its growth and success.

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Snyder’s-Lance to create “better-for-you” division, increase investment in Late July Organic Snacks

The announcement supports the Charlotte, NC, snack food manufacturer’s goal of increasing a stronger presence in a health, more sustainable food industry.

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Arbor Investments acquires Best Maid Cookie Co.

Best Maid Cookie Co. Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label gourmet cookies and dessert bars, joins Arbor’s Le Petit Pain baking platform.

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Global consumers spent $374 billion on snack foods between 2013 and 2014

That’s a year-over-year increase of 2%, according to a new global report from Nielsen. While Europe ($167 billion) and North America ($124 billion) make up most of the worldwide snack sales, annual snack sales are growing faster in the largely developing regions.

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Wolferman’s announces brand relaunch

The marketer and wholesaler of fine baked goods is, among other things, adding new products and making its website easier for consumers to use.

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Dunkin’ Donuts introduces Croissant Donut

Dunkin’ Donuts also launches a Croissant Donut sampling vehicle tour and in-store tastings for 12 members of its DD Perks loyalty program.

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RW Garcia opens manufacturing facility near Las Vegas

The state-of-the-art plant enables RW Garcia to increase its manufacturing capacity and brings new jobs to the Las Vegas area.

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ABA launches project to address baking industry workforce gap

The yearlong project, titled “The Workforce Gap in U.S. Commercial Baking: Trends, Challenges & Solutions,” is aimed at developing solutions to fill the workforce skills gap in the baking industry.
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