설계/시공 엔지니어링 및 건설 기업인 Primus Builders, Inc가 파트너 회원으로 IFDA에 가입했다. Primus Builders, Inc. has joined IFDA as an Allied Member. Primus Builders is a Design/Build engineering and construction management firm. The company specializes in planning, budgeting, design, construction and professional services within a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, distribution, and commercial/industrial. For more information about Primus Builders, click here.
Ohio의 신선 농산물 유통업체인 DNO Inc가 IFDA에 가입했다. IFDA is pleased to announce that DNO Inc., a family-owned fresh produce distributor serving Ohio, has joined the association. Formed in 1989, DNO, Inc. and DNO Produce LLC, operates a state-of-the-art processing facility in Columbus, OH and provides bulk wholesale and fresh cut products. The company's labels include Freshealth and Freshealth Kids. The company has continued to grow and expand, focusing on custom packaging, and serves accounts in independent and chain restaurants, education, healthcare, institutional, c-store, retail, and military. The company is led by Anthony DiNovo, president, who can be reached at email@example.com. To learn more about the company, visit their website at www.dnoinc.com.
리딩 식자재 유통업체인 Gordon Food Service 는 일리노이 Itasca에 본부를 둔 선두 식품 조달 회사인 Market Day의 대부분 자산 인수를 계약을 체결했다고 밝혔다. Gordon Food Service announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all the assets of Market Day, a leading food fundraising company headquartered in Itasca, IL. The transaction is expected to close in the next thirty days. Following the acquisition, Market Day will operate as a fundraising company of GFS Marketplace, providing programs and solutions to help meet the needs of schools and organizations across the country. Full Story
새로운 아이템을 통해 버거 킹은 ‘12년 4분기 이익을 두 배 이상 성장시켰다. New food items helped nearly double Burger King Worldwide's fourth-quarter profit. The fast-food chain reported a 94% rise in quarterly profit as menu additions drove comparable sales gains in the U.S. and Canada. System-wide sales at restaurants open at least 13 months rose 2.7%, reported Reuters. Full Story
식당의 메뉴별 칼로리를 보여줌으로 식사량에 영향을 미칠 수 있다는 조사결과가 발표되었다. Showing diners how many calories are in restaurant food items through symbols depending on calorie count may influence how much they eat, according to a U.S. study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. By the end of the meal, diners ordering off the standard menu ate - on average - 817 calories. That compared to the 765 calories people ate when they ordered off the menu with printed calorie counts and the 696 calories they ate when ordering from the traffic light menu, reportedReuters. Full Story
뉴욕 도시는 국가적으로 최고의 식당 10개 중 6개를 보유하고 있는 미국의 명실공히 식당의 대표도시이다. New York City is arguably the top culinary destination in the U.S. with six of the 10 best restaurants in the country, according to The Daily Meal. The French Laundry in Yountville, CA was named the best restaurant by a panel of experts, followed by the Gramercy Tavern, Le Bernardin, Momofuku Ssam Bar and Eleven Madison Park, which are all in the Big Apple, reportedReuters. Full Story
7년 연속 던킨 도너츠는 Brand Keys’ 연간 고객 충성도 지수의 커피 부문에서 1위를 나타냈다. For the seventh-straight year, Dunkin' Donuts ranked No. 1 in customer loyalty in the coffee categoryof Brand Keys' annual Customer Loyalty Engagement Index. It also ranked No. 1 in customer loyalty in the packaged coffee category, reported Convenience Store News. Full Story
아이스크림 체인 Comfy Cow는 성장을 위한 시동을 걸었으며, 프랜차이즈를 확대해가는 과정 중에 있다. Ice cream shop chain The Comfy Cow is ready to grow, and is in the process of beginning to franchise units. The chain, which currently has three locations in Louisville, KY has started drafting franchise disclosure documents, and hopes to keep the franchises regionally to start with in areas such as Nashville, TN, Lexington, Indianapolis, and Columbus, OH. An executive also mentioned plans to open stores in Cincinnati, the home of regional ice cream chain Graeter's, reported Business First. Full Story
스타벅스는 레바논에 688,000스퀘어피트 규모의 물류창고 계약을 마무리하고 있으며, 이는 시애틀 기반 커피 기업에 준하는 규모이다. Starbucks is finalizing a lease on a roughly 688,000-sq.-ft. warehouse building in Lebanon, TN. Currently, the Seattle-based coffee giant has distribution operations spread across multiple locations in La Vergne totaling about 600,000-sq.-ft., reported The Tennessean. Full Story
영국의 소매 매출은 추운 날씨로 소비자를 집에 머물게 하고, 소득수준의 부담으로 예상치 않게 1월에 하락하여 2개월 연속 하락을 나타냈다. UK retail sales unexpectedly fell in January for a second consecutive month as cold weather kept consumers at home and incomes remained under pressure, hurting spending on food, household goods and auto fuel, reported Bloomberg. Full Story
Nestle 는 전세계적으로 작년 매출 성장에서 감소를 나타냈지만, 순 이익 부문에서는 약 12% 상승을 나타냈다. Nestle reported a slowdown in sales growth internationally last year but posted a 12% rise in full-year net profit, as developing markets were hit by a string of natural disasters and the U.S. and Europe remained weak. Sales of the company's top products, such as single-serve Dolce Gusto coffee capsules, remained healthy as consumers continued to favor its strongest brands. Full-year sales before currency effects and acquisitions rose 5.9%, lifted by price increases in the Americas, Europe and Asia, though it marked a slowdown from the 7.5% growth rate recorded a year earlier, reported The Wall Street Journal. Full Story (WSJ Subscription Required)
이번 주 뉴욕 컨퍼런스의 소비자 분석 그룹에 참여할 식품 analyst에 따르면, 약 230억불 매출규모의 H.J. Heinz 의 매각 및 산업에서 추가적인 인수가 가능한 기업은 누가 있을 지가 관심 있는 주제라고 전했다. The $23 billion sale of H.J. Heinz generated talk of future acquisitions by the food companyand what others can become consolidators in the industry, according to packaged-food analysts who will attend the Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference this week. Analysts also speculated Heinz's underperforming frozen-foods business may be one segment the company could shed if it seeks potential acquisitions under the Heinz umbrella. The improving U.S. economy, expiration of the payroll tax break and a floundering economic environment in Europe will also be discussed during the conference, reported The Wall Street Journal. Full Story (WSJ Subscription Required)
쿠폰 산업은 더 많은 디지털방식과 전통적인 종이 할인 쿠폰에서 모바일 버전으로 발전해감에 따라 젊은 사용자들과 더 많은 남성들에게 호응을 보이며 빠르게 발달해가고 있다. The coupon industry is rapidly evolving, attracting younger users and more men, as well as offering more digital and mobile versions of the classic cents-off paper coupon. Reflecting those trends, Sacramento, CA recently landed among the country's Top 25 Most Frugal Cities, based on its digital coupon usage, reported The Sacramento Bee. Full Story (Free Registration Required)
인도의 식품 당국은 설탕 부문에 대한 정부의 규제를 부분적으로 강화하는 것에 대해 고려가 필요하다고 언급했다. India's food ministry proposed to consider partially lifting the government's control over the sugar sector, according to three senior officials. Proposals include lifting the obligation on mills to set aside a portion of their output for subsidized sales and scrapping quarterly allocations of sugar for sale in the domestic market. The ministry's proposals are based on recommendations made by a panel last year that asked the government to lift its controls to free the sector from years of low investments and wild production swings, reported The Wall Street Journal. Full Story (WSJSubscription Required)
일본의 금융 서비스 회사 Orix Corp는 현금과 주식 거래에 19억 3천 5백만 유로 (25억 8천만 달러)에 Rabobank로부터 네덜란드 자산 관리자 Robeco을 구입하기로 합의했다. Japanese financial services firm Orix Corp agreed to buy Dutch asset manager Robeco from Rabobank for 1.935 billion euros ($2.58 billion) in a cash-and-stock deal. The chairman of Rabobank, stated that the Robeco sale was part of a strategic review to focus on its core businesses such as food and agriculture finance in the Netherlands, Asia, Brazil and the U.S., reportedReuters. Full Story
General Mills 와 Kellogg는 아침식사를 간단히 해결하고자 하는 소비자를 위해 올해 미국에서 아침 식사 쉐이크를 출시할 예정이다. General Mills and Kellogg are launching breakfast shakes in the U.S. this year to attract shoppers who take their breakfast on-the-go. Kellogg will start selling the Kellogg to Go nationwide after successful results in one retailer, while General Mills is coming out with the shelf-stable breakfast shake BFast. Both companies hope to replicate the success of breakfast beverages in Australia, where sales of the drink are roughly 20% the size of the cereal category, reported The Wall Street Journal. Full Story (WSJ Subscription Required)
리서치 회사, SNL 금융에서 실행된 자료에 의하면, 상업 및 산업 대출은 4분기에 4.4% 상승, 2012년도 전체에 대해서는 약 16% 상승했다. Commercial and industrial loans were up 4.4% in the fourth quarter and 16% for all of 2012, according to data compiled by research firm SNL Financial. One borrower, supermarket chain Uncle Giuseppe's in suburban New York, received bids from three banks for a $14 million loan under terms the CEO described as "the best we're ever going to see in our lifetime." The supermarket used the 4.25% five-year loan it received to move Uncle Giuseppe's wholesale business from the Bronx to a larger facility on Long Island, reported The Wall Street Journal. Full Story (WSJSubscription Required)
북미 및 유럽 지역의 갑작스러운 벌 개체 수의 감소된 문제가 처음으로 뉴스에 올랐다. 이는 꽃 개체 수의 감소와도 연관이 있는데, 그 배경에 3개 농약이 큰 영향을 미친 것으로 파악되었다. Nearly seven years after a sudden and unexplained drop in the bee populations of North America and Europe first made international headlines, these vital pollinators are still at risk. Europe's food safety watchdog, the European Food Safety Authority, issued a declaration that three specific common pesticides pose an acute risk to honeybees. The European Commission has proposed a two-year ban on these pesticides, which could be ratified as early as this month, reported Bloomberg Businessweek. Full Story
하인즈 거래의 뒤이어 증가한 식품 산업의 인수 합병은 CAGNY 컨퍼런스의 인기있는 주제가 되고 있다. Meanwhile,increased food industry mergers and acquisitions in the wake of the H.J. Heinz deal is a popular topic at the CAGNY conference. Emerging markets are likely to be a focus of activity, as countries like China, Brazil and India have growing bases of middle-class consumers who can increasingly afford branded products. Heinz's strong presence in those markets is what made the company attractive to 3G Capital, and Kellogg CEO John Bryant claimed the opportunity for growth in emerging markets is "the defining event in the food industry," reported The Wall Street Journal. Full Story(WSJ Subscription Required)
소셜 네트워크 기업인 Pinterest는 약 2억불 이상의 펀딩을 확보했다. Social network Pinterest secured approximately $200 million in funding, raising the startup's valuation to $2.5 billion. The company plans to use the funding to continue growing and expanding its service. The startup will continue to hire more employees, improve its infrastructure to make Pinterest faster and develop new technology and features for users, reported Chicago Tribune. Full Story (Free Registration Required)
항산화제는 “두뇌식품”과 “슈퍼식품”으로 여겨지지만 항산화제가 높은 모든 식단이 치매와 뇌졸증을 줄이지는 않는다고 새로운 연구는 제시한다. Antioxidants are celebrated as "brain foods" and "super foods," but a new study suggests that not all diets high in antioxidants reduce the risk of dementia and stroke. The study involved more than 5,000 people in the Netherlands who were 55 years and older. Researchers determined each participant's antioxidant score, based on questionnaires about the foods they typically ate, and kept track of whether they developed dementia or had a stroke over the next 14 years, reported HealthDay.
많은 페루 아스파라거스 농지가 다른 농작물을 심는 것으로 대체됨에 따라 페루 아스파라거스의 공급은 현저하게 올해 낮아졌다. With many Peruvian asparagus fields being converted into plantings for other commodities, supplies in Peru have been significantly lower this year. As a consequence, prices for asparagus have been high, and suppliers are busy looking for alternative sites in which to grow asparagus, reported Fresh Plaza. Full Story
2012년에 미국에서의 농장 수는 2.2 백만으로 추정되고 2011년부터 11,630개의 농장이 감소했다. The number of farms in the U.S. in 2012 is estimated at 2.2 million, down 11,630 farms from 2011, according to NASS. Total land in farms, at 914 million acres, decreased 3 million acres from 2011. The average farm size is 421 acres, up 1 acre from the previous year. Farm numbers in the $500,000 and over sales class increased by 8.6%, to 145,190 farms. Higher commodity prices and larger value of sales contributed to changes in the number of farms within these sales classes. Full Story
건강 식품 매니아들에 의한 퀴노아의 상승하는 글로벌 수요는 Andean “슈퍼 곡물” 가격을 인상하는 것 뿐 아니라 볼리비아 농부들의 생활 수준을 올리고 있다. The growing global demand for quinoa by health food enthusiasts is not just raising prices for the Andean "super grain" and living standards among Bolivian farmers, according toThe Associated Press. Quinoa fever is running up against physical limits. The scramble to grow more is prompting Bolivian farmers to abandon traditional land management practices, endangering the fragile ecosystem of the arid highlands, according to agronomists. Full Story
질소 증비의 시기와 적용은 옥수수를 생산할 때 고려되는 중요한 사항이다. Timing and placement of nitrogen fertilization all are important considerations when producing corn, according to a Mississippi State University Extension soil scientist. In Mississippi, growers have gotten away from using anhydrous ammonia and while fertilizer prices have decreased some, they still comprise about 40% of the cost of producing a crop of cotton or corn, reported Southeast Farm Press. Full Story
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