Georgia-based Eagle Rock Distributing Co., which was originally part of Atlanta Beverage Co. and distributes Anheuser-Busch products to retailers in some Georgia counties, has bought Simpson Grocery Co., a privately held beverage distributor. The purchase amount was not disclosed.
Hy-Vee stores in the Midwest are the exclusive carrier of a new doughless, frozen Van Harden pizza with a crust made of a blend of cheeses. The pizzas are produced by private-label manufacturer Little Lady Foods.
Silver nanoparticle technology in food packaging and storage have become a trendy marketing tool, but its actual effectiveness and safety has not yet been determined. The global food nanotechnology market is expected to grow to $20.4 billion by 2010, according to a research firm.