Business Briefs

As part of its expansion strategy into China and Taiwan, Dunkin’ Donuts has announced plans to open its first shops in Shanghai. The first location will open this spring, with a total of 100 shops planned over the next 10 years. For more information, visit
Shearer’s Foods, Brewster, Ohio, was featured on WKYC-TV 3, Cleveland’s NBC affiliate station, in a special manufacturing segment that aired Dec. 20. CEO Bob Shearer shared information about the company’s beginnings and what he looks for in a potato chip processor.
Bush Truck Leasing, Cincinnati, has launched the re-branded Route-Ready nationwide maintenance program. The program provides preventive maintenance services on commercial trucks for independent contractor drivers.
In other news, Bush has been authorized as an official Wells Cargo trailer dealer and will begin to offer a complete range of trailer solutions, in addition to its current inventory of new and used commercial trucks. These solutions will be available to both corporate fleets and their independent contractor drivers.
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Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Northbrook, Ill., held its third annual International Cuisine Day for employees Jan. 3. Employees were invited to prepare recipes that reflected their ethnic heritage.
Robertet Flavors, Piscataway, N.J., recently broke ground on a 60,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its U.S. flavors facility. The expanded facility will increase the company’s large-scale liquid production capabilities, as well as its refrigerated, frozen and ambient warehouse storage and high-speed packing abilities.
Food Ingredient Solutions, Teterboro, N.J., has received a Superior rating from the American Institute of Baking. The institute’s audit included the adequacy of food safety programs, pest control, operational methods and personnel practices, maintenance for food safety and cleaning practices.