Archive for the ‘FOOD & BEVERAGE’ Category

Plant-based sales surge to $4.5 billion

New data released by The Good Food Institute (G.F.I.) and the Plant-Based Foods Association (P.B.F.A.) show plant-based foods sales significantly outpaced overall grocery sales last year. U.S. retail sales of plant-based foods grew 11% — five times more than total food sales — bringing the total plant-based market to $4.5 billion.

Chobani unveils program to support the ‘future of dairy’

Greek yogurt maker Chobani LLC, the second-largest overall yogurt manufacturer in the United States, announced a comprehensive new program to further its commitment to positive transformation of its “milkshed” — supporting the economic, environmental and social impacts of its No. 1 ingredient: fresh milk from local farms.

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery Opens New R&D Center, Bolsters Product Innovations

Sara Lee Frozen Bakery celebrated a sweet addition to its recently launched Oakbrook Terrace headquarters with the opening of a 10,000-square-foot R&D innovation center and test kitchen. The newly constructed Kitchens of Sara Lee facility will focus on the innovation and expansion of new flavors and product lines for America’s Favorite Bakery.

Country Time Takes a Stand to Legalize Lemonade Stands

Last year, Country Time Legal-Ade helped kids across the country pay permit fees and fines on their lemonade stands due to outdated permit laws. This year, inspired by bills passed in Texas and Colorado that changed archaic rules outlawing lemonade stands, Country Time will give lemonade-lovers the tools to start changing their state’s permit laws.

KRISPY KREME® Opening Times Square Flagship in 2020

In early 2020, Times Square will be glowing brighter, hotter and sweeter than ever with the opening of the Krispy Kreme Times Square Flagship. Krispy Kreme announced that it will open the first-of-its-kind flagship in Times Square, delighting New Yorkers and tourists alike with the most awesome doughnut experience imaginable.

Litehouse snags Sky Valley Foods

Litehouse, Inc., a 100% employee-owned manufacturer of refrigerated salad dressings, dips and cheeses, has entered into an agreement to acquire Sky Valley Foods, effective June 1. Sky Valley produces organic shelf-stable dressings, condiments, marinades and sauces under the Organicville and Sky Valley brands.