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Global food company Aryzta AG is acquiring Pineridge Bakery in Ontario and Cloverhill Bakery in Chicago.
Safeway Inc. and Albertsons announced a definitive agreement on March 6 to merge. The merger will create a diversified network of more than 2,400 stores, 27 distribution facilities and 20 manufacturing plants with more than 250,000 employees.
The state of the snack industry is strong and vibrant, but there's plenty of room to grow if snack makers respond with products, packaging, advertising and in-store merchandising that meet the needs of today’s dynamic on-the-go consumer, Sally Lyons-Wyatt of SymphonyIRI Group told attendees at SNAXPO 2014’s opening session on March 3 in Dallas.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) unveiled a national consumer education campaign on March 3 to bolster awareness and understanding of the nutrient-based labeling system Facts Up Front.
President George W. Bush discussed his experiences as president, as well as the years following, before a SNAXPO audience on March 4. Chatting with Mark Singleton, the Snack Food Association’s incoming chairman, Bush gave candid remarks in what for many in the audience was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Decatur, Ill.-based Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) announced in February that it’s moving its global headquarters to downtown Chicago.
On March, Mark Singleton of Rudolph Foods Co. Inc. becomes chairman of the Snack Food Association’s (SFA) board of directors for the 2014-2015 term.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) issues a statement in response to an announcement by First Lady Michelle Obama of proposed updates to the Nutrition Facts label on food packages.
Along with BEMA’s Winter Summit, this week’s BakingTech 2014, at the Marriott Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, presented a wide variety of conferences. The American Society of Baking's (ASB) annual convention featured keynote speakers Karl Schoemer from VisionQuest, motivational speaker Eric Wahl and the MarketPlace in the afternoons. Exhibitors included a wide array of companies with the latest in products and services in the grain-based food industry.