In a wide ranging interview on IFDA's newly launched website, IFDA Chairman Tom Zatina, president of McLane Foodservice, talks about the Buffalo Wild Wings business, the MBM acquisition, and diversity in foodservice. Mr. Zatina also shares insights on leadership and culture at McLane Foodservice, discusses the Foodservice GS1 US standards initiative, and answers a question about "what he would change in today's operating environment." Full Story
올해 2월 McDonald의동일매장매출은윤달이었던전년과비교해약 1.5%정도감소하였다.
McDonald's global same-store sales fell 1.5% in February, compared with a year-earlier period that included an extra day for the leap year. Analysts expected a 1.6% decline in global sales at McDonald's restaurants open at least 13 months, according to Consensus Metrix, though same-store sales were up 1.7% when excluding the calendar shift. Same-store sales in the U.S. were down 3.3%, compared with analysts' estimate of a nearly 3.6% decline, and the company stated same-store sales were flat when excluding the calendar impact. The month did benefit from the recent addition of the Grilled Onion Cheddar burger and the Hot 'n Spicy McChicken to McDonald's cheaper options, McDonald's stated, reportedThe Wall Street Journal.Full Story(WSJSubscription Required)
General Mills is launching a unique food delivery service, partnering withCoborn'sand focusing on the senior demographic. The service is a pilot, but if it works in the Twin Cities, General Mills could take it to other markets. The company is producing a new product for the delivery service, frozen full meals under the moniker Betty Crocker Kitchens. The meals will be distributed byCobornsDelivers, which covers the Twin Cities area. General Mills has developed 25 meals under the Betty Crocker Kitchens banner, reportedMinneapolis Star Tribune.Full Story
New York officials want the state to be part of a pilot program to test the cost-effectiveness of serving Greek yogurt in school meal programs, according toThe Associated Press. USDA is starting a pilot program that could lead to more Greek yogurt in schools as early as April.Full Story
Convenience Valet (뷰티/건강식품전문)은깔끔하고, 천연그대로의맛을살리면서도저렴한천연식품군을출시하기위해Wholesome Goodness와파트너십을체결하였다.
Convenience Valet partnered with Wholesome Goodness to launch a broad assortment of affordable, all-natural products that are "simple, naturally delicious."Wholesome Goodness products include Grilled Vegetable and Multi-Grain/Omega Tortilla Chips and snack mixes in flavors as Mountain and Tuxedo, reportedConvenience Store News.Full Story
Europe's insistence that the U.S. recognize "geographical indications" could hold up a free-trade pactbetween the EU and the U.S., according to theBloomberg Vieweditorial board. "Geographical indications" are trademark-like protections granted to foods and beverages according to their region of origin, distinct method of production and source of ingredients. U.S. trade officials claim that agreeing to the EU's demand could force the removal and relabeling of a large number of products in U.S. stores at a considerable expense.Full Story
Companies have access to vastly more information than they used to, it comes from many more different sources than before, and they can get it almost as soon as it's generated. It's called big data, and companies are figuring out how to put it to work. Shippers are using sensors on trucks to find ways to speed up deliveries. Manufacturers can trawl through thousands of forum posts to figure out if customers will like a new feature on their product. Hiring managers study how candidates answer questions to see if they'd be a good match, reportedThe Wall Street Journal.Full Story(WSJSubscription Required)
Water has replaced soda as the preferred beverage in the U.S., according toThe Associated Press.Americans now drink an average of 44 gallons of soda a year, a 17% drop from the peak in 1998. Over the same time, the average amount of water people drink increased 38%, to about 58 gallons a year. Bottled water has led that growth, with consumption nearly doubling to 21 gallons a year. Currently, people drink 21 gallons of bottled water a year. That compares with 37 gallons of other water, which includes tap, sparkling, flavored and enhanced waters such as Coca-Cola's vitaminwater, reportedNews & Observer.Full Story
Whole Foods 는 2018년까지북미매장에서판매하는 GMO 식품들에대해유전자조작현황을공개하는라벨을부착할계획이다.
Whole Foods will have labels disclosing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) by 2018 in its North American stores, according to The Associated Press. Whole Foods Market has been working with suppliers for years to source products that do not have GMO ingredients, selling more than 3,000 GMO-free products, reported CBS News. Full Story
Whole Foods is planning an upscale health resort where guests could stay and learn about a healthier lifestyle. The resort - which would use Whole Foods in its name - would likely open in or near downtown Austin, where the company plans to expand its headquarters, perhaps within the next three years. The move into the health resort business would mark a continuing evolution from selling healthy food to promoting an active lifestyle, reportedUSA Today.Full Story
California's $44 billion agricultural industry faces a worsening labor shortage as farmworkers age, more return home to Mexico and fewer new migrants arrive to replace them, according toThe Associated Press. The state's farming workforce is aging and shrinking for several reasons, including stricter immigration enforcement, an improving economy in Mexico and the lack of interest in field work among the children of farmworkers, reportedtheSacramento Bee.Full Story
The weather pattern across the U.S. this spring appears to be "vastly different than last March, and will translate to a more favorable growing season for agriculture" in many areas, according to a spring forecast released by private forecasting company AccuWeather. Drought is not expected to be a problem this spring in eastern parts of the Corn Belt, such as in Illinois, Indiana and the Ohio Valley, reportedUSA Today.Full Story
주중에하루 5시간씩수면하고, 과식하는습관은체중증가의주원인이다.
Sleeping just five hours a night over a workweek and having unlimited access to food caused participants to gain weight, according to a study published in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers show that while staying awake longer requires more energy, the amount of food study participants ate more than offset the extra calories burned,reportedScience Daily. Full Story
IFDA member Tankersley Food Service of Van Buren, AR was honored in February as an Arkansas Business of the Year. The award was presented for the category of 76-300 employees, the largest scale of company in the awards program, and Tankersley received the top spot out of five finalist companies in the category. The awards program is in its 25th year and recognizes outstanding private businesses within the state. CEO Don Tankersley accepted the award on behalf of the company, which is ranked Number 61 in the Arkansas Business list of the state's largest private companies.Full Story