So many features, so many conveniences, same-day delivery, more compact equipment, accessible websites on which to find and purchase equipment and products, easy-to-use mobile apps—customers want more because consumers want it all.
Convenience store chain Sheetz Inc., Altoona, N.C., is building a 250,000-sq.-ft. distribution and production facility in Burlington, N.C. The $32.8 million plant will include a Sheetz Bros. Kitchen bakery.
Packaged Facts reports that prepared foods and ready-to-eat foods are enjoying major gains at retail, especially in supermarkets, and such items will reach sales of nearly $32.5 billion this year, up 7.5% from 2011.
The Minneapolis-based company appoints David Dudick upcoming president of its General Mills Bakeries & Foodservice business segment, succeeding current president John Machuzick, who will retire from the company on Aug. 1.
Sara Lee Corp. says Hillshire Brands Co. is the new name for its North American business that will be spun off later this month. Sean Connolly, current CEO of Sara Lee North American Retail & Foodservice will become CEO of Hillshire Brands.
Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals is developing new lipid-rich flours that enable produce developers to create bakery and dessert products with super nutrition and taste. Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals was formed between Solazyme and Roquette as an ingredient solutions provider that develops natural, functional ingredients, like those featuring microalgae, for food and beverage applications.
We visit one of three of Little Lady Foods’ production facilities, which are all about customization. The frozen food manufacturer produces about 100 stock-keeping units that vary with customer desires, and as many as five million pizzas and three million sandwiches each week.