지난 3월 15일, Dawn Food Products는인디애나주맬리빌에서약1ha(116,000 sq feet) 규모의대형유통센터건선에착수했다.
Dawn Food Products broke ground March 15 on a new 116,000-square-foot distribution center in Merrillville, Indiana. The facility will employ more than 70 employees from Dawn's two facilities in Crown Point and Munster that will consolidate into the Merrillville facility upon its scheduled completion in September. That number will grow as the company grows, said Dawn Bakery Distribution President Eric Metzendorf.Full Story
Tom Bene joins Sysco Corporation as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) announced today that Tom Bene will join the company, effective April 15, in the newly created role of executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Prior to joining Sysco, Bene was president of PepsiCo Foodservice, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in merchandising, sales, operations, franchise development and general management over a 23-year span. Full Story
Increasingly, grocery stores are employing dietitians, one of several ways they are trying to build customer loyalty. While they are part of the intense grocery war competition, but they are also viewed as a necessary component as more consumers deal with obesity and food allergies, reported The Business Review. Full Story
CoAgra 경영진들은포장식품의스토어브랜드 (소매업자가독자적으로사용하고있는브랜드) 비중에있어영국 36%, 네덜란드 44%인데반해미국은아직 18% 수준이며, 따라서향후미국시장에서자가상표를부착한상품매출이증가할여지가있다고말했다.
ConAgra executives note that there is still room for growth in private labels, with store brands representing just 18% of packaged foods in the U.S., compared with 36% in the UK and 44% in the Netherlands. The store-brand specialists often focus on certain product categories as well, claimed Safeway's president of advertising and marketing. And not all store brands are made by outside companies. Kroger, for instance, has 37 plants that churn out about 40% of its store brands. Safeway also makes some of its own brands, reported The Associated Press. Full Story
Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's and other food retailers representing more than 2,000 U.S. stores have vowed not to sell genetically engineered seafood if it is approved in the U.S., according to the Campaign for Genetically Engineered-Free Seafood. If it gets final approval from FDA, the salmon would be the first genetically engineered animal to enter this country's human food supply. Discount grocer Aldi, regional chains such as Marsh Supermarkets, PCC Natural Markets and co-ops in Minnesota, New York, California and Kansas also signed the commitment to avoid selling genetically-engineered fish, reported Reuters. Full Story
French retailer Carrefour denied a report the company may consider a possible sale of its Italian business. The Italian dailyIl Messaggero claimed local supermarket group Conad could be considering buying Carrefour's business in the country, reportedThe Wall Street Journal. Full Story (WSJSubscription Required)
Tesco does not know if it will continue to own Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, according to an e-mail sent to shoppers. Tesco invested $1 billion in the 200-store operation in California, Arizona and Nevada, and reported about $1 billion in cumulative annual losses. "Tesco's failure will rank as one of the biggest among food retailers in modern supermarket history," stated Burt Flickinger III, managing director at retail consulting firm Strategic Resource Group, reported The Los Angeles Times.Full Story (Free Registration Required)
Walmart is tripling the number of U.S. stores in a pilot program that lets shoppers scan items with their iPhonesand pay at self-checkout counters. Walmart's "Scan & Go" program will soon be in more than 200 stores, up from about 70. The pilot began near its home office in Bentonville, AR in late 2012, then expanded to Atlanta. For now, "Scan & Go" only works on Apple devices. An Android version should be out soon, reported Reuters.Full Story
Taco Bell은저가컨셉의 Doritos 메뉴로젊은층을공략하고, 기존메뉴보다약간더비싼고품질의 Cantina Bell 메뉴로성인층을공략하는투트랙전략을구사하면서패스트푸드시장에서눈에띌만한성과를거두었다.
Taco Bell outperformed the fast-food industry by employing a two-track strategy of offering cheap Doritos tacos for young men and the pricier and higher-quality Cantina Bell menu for more mature audiences. Maintaining that momentum could be a challenge for the chain, as it has "been awhile since they've been able to lap a good year with another good year," according to Sanford C. Bernstein Research Analyst Sara Senatore. Sales at established U.S. Taco Bell restaurants rose 8% last year, more than the 7.1% rise at Chipotle, one of the restaurant industry's best performers, reportedReuters. Full Story
Starbucks is extending its loyalty card program to the grocery store aisle. Beginning in May, if consumers buy a bag of specially-marked Starbucks whole bean or ground packaged coffee at the grocery store, drug store or club store, they can still rack up Starbucks Rewards card points that can ultimately earn a free coffee or latte or muffin at a Starbucks store, reported USA Today. Full Story
McDonald's views its upcoming McWrap as capable of taking share from Subway and similar sandwich chains, according to people familiar with the launch. The restaurant also considers the new product its biggest launch of 2013 and biggest brand opportunity since the McCafe line. Though the McWrap is available in some locations already, it's thought the official national launch will be within the next few weeks and will include a major national marketing push, reported Crain's Chicago Business. Full Story (Free Registration Required)
지난 3월 15일, EU 정부는꿀벌을개체를감소시키는것으로판명된살충제사용을금지하는법안에대한결정을보류했다.
EU governments failed to reach a decision March 15 on whether to ban three widely-used pesticides linked to the decline of honeybees. The ban was proposed by the European Commission in January, after the EU's food safety watchdog EFSA stated a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids pose an acute risk to honeybee health, reported Reuters. Full Story
Swiss luxury chocolate makerLindt & Spruengli is confident people will keep buying its treats this year despite weak consumer sentiment in its key market, Europe. Strong demand for its Lindor praline balls and gold foil-wrapped Easter bunnies in Germany, France, Britain and the U.S. pushed net and operating profit up 10% in 2012, reported Reuters. Full Story
Despite a slow downward trend in average gas prices, drivers in several states may see higher pump prices as legislators consider raising gasoline taxes, according to Reuters. State budgets in need of money for investment in the infrastructure of roads, bridges and public transportation are prompting the usually unpopular move. Wyoming raised its gas tax rate from 14 cents per gallon to 24 cents per gallon this February for the first time in 15 years. Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Vermont may follow suit if they act on rate increases proposed by their governors, reported Convenience Store News.Full Story
More women across the country are playing an increasing role in farming, a field traditionally dominated by men. For decades, women were viewed as the supportive behind-the-scene sidekicks but now, more women are being thrust into farming as they outlive their fathers or husbands, reported USA Today. Full Story
Vietnamese consumers have stopped buying imported fruit amid reports of tainted or falsely labeled goods from China. One of the largest fruit importers in the country reported fruit sales were down to $6 million last year, from $11 million in 2011. While it and others in the trade think Vietnam's economic slowdown is partly to blame, fruit sellers complains the constant media reports of toxic fruit are strangling businesses, even for those who no longer import from China, reportedThe Associated Press. Full Story
4월 1일, 코카콜라는 Glaceau (코카콜라에너지음료브랜드) 브랜드계열상품으로제로칼로리의과실향탄산음료인 Fruitwater를선보일계획이다.
Coca-Cola will introduce a line of zero-calorie, carbonated, fruit-flavored waters called "Fruitwater" starting April 1, part of Coca-Cola's Glaceau unit. Unlike the zero-calorie version of Vitaminwater, which is made with the natural sweetener stevia, Fruitwater will be sweetened with the artificial sweetener sucralose, best known as Splenda. It will not contain any fruit juice but the bottle notes that the drink is "enhanced with nutrients," a reference to its B vitamins, magnesium and zinc, reported The Associated Press. Full Story
The number of coupons redeemed by Americans fell 17% in 2012 to 2.9 billion coupons, according to NCH Marketing. The 17.1% drop occurs as the total number of paper and digital coupons made available remained at 305 billion. The NCH VP of marketing attributes the decline to a calculated move by manufacturers to correct an "unusually high" redemption rate in 2011, though coupon-industry insiders disagree on whether the drop is an aberration caused by a poor mix of coupon offers in 2012 or whether it signals the beginning of the end of the paper-coupon era, reported The Seattle Times. Full Story
India's federal cabinet cleared a food security bill allowing 67% of the population access to cheap food grains, according to three ministers. The food security bill would permit the release of large quantities of grain from the government's large storage sites at very low price, and will be debated by lawmakers in parliament before a vote, reported The Wall Street Journal. Full Story
U.S. meatpackers would be forced to close one day a week from mid-July through September under USDA's plan to address the sequester's budget cuts, according to undersecretary for food safety Elisabeth Hagen, speaking to members of the House Agriculture appropriations subcommittee. There will be 11 days of unpaid leave required of meat inspectors and frontline employees all occuring on the same 11 days?to meet budget cuts. The one-day-a-week furloughs probably will start in mid-July and continue through Sept. 30, reported the Lincoln Journal Star. Full Story
미동식물보호관리국 (APHIS, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)은인도산망고와한국산감귤수입을허가하는규정과관련하여관련자료를예산관리국 (OMB, Office of Management and Budget)에제출하였다.
APHIS submitted information collections to OMB regarding the fruits and vegetables regulations allowing the importation of mangoes from India and the importation of fresh Unshu oranges from Korea, under certain conditions. As a condition of entry, the mangoes and oranges have to undergo irradiation treatment and be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with additional declaration statements providing specific information about treatment and orchards in which they were grown. Additional information collected by APHIS includes a preclearance workplan, trust fund agreement, monitoring and certification of treatments, and recordkeeping. Comments on the information collected will be considered if accepted before April 17. Full Notice
At some point during the year, about 1 in 4 Americans participates in at least 1 of USDA's 15 domestic food and nutrition assistance programs, according to ERS's Food Assistance Landscape report. Federal expenditures for USDA's domestic food and nutrition assistance programs totaled $106.7 billion in fiscal 2012, or 3% more than the previous fiscal year. This increase - the smallest in percentage terms since fiscal 2007 - marked the 12th consecutive year in which food and nutrition assistance expenditures exceeded the previous historical record.Full Story
Oregon could become the first state in the nation to require the labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients under several bills in the Legislature. State lawmakers are considering at least eight bills on genetically modified food labeling, fish and crops. Several bills would require foods produced with genetically engineered materials to be labeled. Others bills would prohibit importing or cultivating genetically engineered fish, reported OregonLive. Full Story
베트남의주요커피생산지에서지속적으로가뭄이이어지면서네슬레인스턴트커피주원료인베트남산로부스타원두수확량은지난 8년간최저를기록하였고, 가격은 2011년이후최고치를갱신하고있다.
The coffee harvest in Vietnam, the biggest grower of robusta beans used by Nestle in instant drinks, may drop to an eight-year low because of drought in the main growing regions, boosting prices to the highest since 2011. Production may plunge as much as 30% to 1 million tons in the 12 months starting October from 1.43 million tons this year, according to the median of eight trader and shipper estimates compiled by Bloomberg, reported Bloomberg.com.Full Story
A recent $3.9 million USDA grant is being used to help North Carolina's small-scale farmers develop a supply-chain system of their own. The five-year project, led by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at NC State University - includes participation by Lowes Food grocery chain, Fort Bragg and others who can offer input on what larger retail and institution-based consumers need, reported News Observer. Full Story
러시아는가뭄이극심했던 2012년과비교해 2013년에총 8천만톤의곡식을수확할예정이다.
Russia could produce 80 million metric tons of grain in 2013, an improvement on the drought-weakeaned harvest of 2012, according to a a top Russian official quoted by Interfax. The Deputy Agriculture Minister stated the figure was not a firm forecast for the year but was the government's strategic target after a 24% year-on-year decline in the harvest in 2012. In 2011, Russia harvested a record 94.2 million tons of grain, a year after the country imposed a one-year export ban after a prolonged heat wave resulted in a dismal harvest of 61 million metric tons, reported The Wall Street Journal. Full Story (WSJ Subscription Required)
작년일리노이주의옥수수출하량은전년대비 30%, 대두출햐량은 16% 감소하였다.
Shipments of corn from Illinois fell more than 30% last year, and soybeans were down 16%. Unprocessed soybeans and corn were the state's seventh-largest export last year, at nearly $1.95 billion. "We came close to economic catastrophe when ongoing drought conditions threatened to disrupt the movement of billions of dollars in goods along the Mississippi River," stated Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) who introduced legislation to improve how the Mississippi River Basin is managed during extreme weather, reported Crain's Chicago Business. Full Story (Free Registration Required)
Irish scientists have spent the winter cloning new potato stock in an attempt to fight off blight. In the spring, they will start the test by setting out more than 2,000 transplants in a fenced field at the Irish agricultural research service's farm. Genetic engineering remains highly controversial in Europe, and the research in Ireland has spawned a campaign against it, reported The Washington Post. Full Story
U.S. lean-hog futures were lower March 18 amid weak pork demand,speculative selling and broad pressure on commodities resulting from worries about Europe. CME lean hogs for April were recently down 0.5% to 79.3 cents\lb. Several factors are pressuring the hog market, including sluggish export demand for pork, as China has been buying domestic supplies to support its own producers. U.S. pork exports fell 15% by volume in January, and domestic pork supplies are relatively high as consumers are thought to be switching to lower-priced chicken instead of pork, reported The Wall Street Journal. Full Story(WSJ Subscription Required)
수요증가, 기후변화, 그리고생산량감소로인해아보카도의가격이지속적으로상승하고있다. Prices for avocados are increasing due to rising demand, weather-related issues and a decrease in production. Some 30 million-lbs. are expected to be harvested, and while it is a lot of fruit, it is less than the winter production. Mexican production is expected to continue until June and California deals could extend into October, reported The Packer Online. Full Story
The mango season in South Africa will likely finish earlier than normal this year. "The climatic conditions during the growing season were not particularly good either, volumes this year will be down from last year's 65,000 tonnes to 50,000 tonnes. The season will come to a close at the end of March instead of April, but there may still be some fruit available into April," stated Rudolf Badenhorst, reported Fresh Plaza. Full Story
People who eat meals or snacks while watching TV, playing games or reading tend to consume more calories in a sitting, and especially later in the day, according to a UK review of two dozen past studies published in in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The amount consumed could rise by up to 50% with distracted eating, reportedReuters. Full Story