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

January 24, 2014

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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B.C. Williams Bakery Cos. past chairman dies

January 20, 2014

Jim Williams, past chairman of B.C. Williams Bakery Cos., Dallas, died Jan. 15.

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Lay’s ‘Do Us A Flavor’ contest is back

January 19, 2014

Lay’s invites fans to submit their potato chip flavor ideas for the chance to win $1 million. The submission deadline is through April 5.

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In-store bakery goods market exceeds $13 billion

January 17, 2014

A Packaged Facts report indicates that in-house baked goods experienced dollar sales increases every year since 2008. It expects these gains to continue through 2017.

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Grain industry addresses 2015 DGAC

January 15, 2014

The Grain Chain, an industry collaboration of 10 organizations representing grain producers, millers, bakers and allied manufacturer, reiterates the nutritional value of grain foods to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC).

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PepsiCo snack, soft drink division better together, says CEO

January 13, 2014
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi stands firm, during a TV interview, in her conviction to keep the company’s snack and soft drink division together.
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Wheat to citrus threatened by cold across the U.S.

January 10, 2014

Freezing weather across the country is damaging crops from winter wheat to oranges and is also threatening livestock. As much as 15% of winter-wheat plants in the Great Plains face damage.

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Online petition asks Kellogg’s to remove GMOs from products

January 9, 2014

A petition started by GMO Free USA on urges Kellogg’s to remove genetically modified ingredients from its products.

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General Mills rolls out subscription snacks by mail

January 3, 2014

Those craving General Mills Inc. snacks could go out to the grocery store to get them, but one day, those snacks could arrive via subscription service. The company is testing a way to ship snacks directly to consumers.

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Top 10 food and beverage trends of 2014

January 3, 2014

Cutting waste and improving trust in food are the top two of 10 key food and drink industry trends that will dominate 2014, predicts Innova Market Insights.

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