Nestle New Zealand has agreed to sell its local confectionery brands to Quadrant Private Equity. Nestle plans to increase its focus on areas such as chocolate and baking brands in New Zealand.
Six years ago, Campbell Soup staffers learned that 80,000 pounds of peaches from New Jersey that didn't meet cosmetic standards were being dumped into landfills each year. The company subsequently created its Just Peachy partnership, turning the unused fruit into salsa, which a local food bank sells to help with its operating expenses.
Points of Light, which spotlights companies with revenues of at least $1 billion that work to improve their communities, has named Hershey to its Civic 50 list for the sixth straight year. "Today, meaningful community involvement is demonstrated every day by our remarkable employees, whose generosity continues to push us to work more closely together with our local partners to create strong communities," said Leigh Horner, vice president of corporate communications and corporate social responsibility.
The equation of what it means to eat well is different for every consumer. For a few it remains a simple calculation of product cost plus the convenience of serving it. However, according FMI's US Grocery Shopper Trends 2018, the eat-well equation for most shoppers today involves a complex consideration of numerous factors, including the ethics of production methods; environmental impact of the package; and its contents, nutritional value and sense of taste discovery. Read more.
Evaluating the people, processes and technologies for omnichannel success is the focus of the FMI program at the upcoming Groceryshop event to be held October 28 to 31 in Las Vegas. If you are interested in bringing a team of operations, technology and marketing team members to the event, apply online for the Hosted Retailers & Brands Program, which provides you with travel reimbursement and curated meetings for your group.
The Joint Industry Unsaleables Leadership Team provides strategies and educational content to help the consumer packaged goods industry reduce unsaleables. The team has recently compiled five guiding principles that should frame any successful unsaleables management program. This webinar covers these principles and also discusses how a company can assess its level of organizational maturity in unsaleables management by benchmarking against industry best practices. Speakers include Mike Boersig, manager of supply chain solutions at CHEP, and Don Ilg, director of sales operations at The J.M. Smucker Co. Listen to the recording or check out the presentation.
Traceability plays a critical role in food safety and protecting our global food supply chain. This webinar discusses the role of the Global Food Traceability Center and some of the resources GFTC has available for the food industry to improve traceability and advance food safety. Listen to the recording, or watch the slides.
Ferrara Candy is negotiating a lease that would result in moving its headquarters from Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., to a new tower in Chicago. "Relocating to the city of Chicago allows us to build a more open, collaborative and dynamic environment that a modern workforce expects, while providing access and appeal to a broader employee demographic," said Ferrara's Mike Goldwasser.
Lean Cuisine has rolled out two vegan entrees as part of the company's Origins line, which this month is introducing seven total meatless meals. The vegan creations are offered in Coconut Chickpea Curry and Sicilian-Style Pesto with Lentil Pasta varieties.