Food Business News - September 13, 2011 - (Page 20)

Dannon opens new innovation center Center is an unprecedented investment in people and technology designed to accelerate the growth of our business and that of our customers, the nation’s leading retailers,” said Gustavo Valle, president and chief executive officer. “By physically bringing the R.&D. team closer to other core business functions, we will foster greater collaboration to accelerate pursuit of our mission — to bring health through food to as many people as possible,” added Albe Wendt, vice-president of research and development for North America. FBN Aramark to acquire Filterfresh from G.M.C.R. PHILADELPHIA — Aramark Refreshment Services L.L.C. has agreed to acquire all outstanding shares of Van Houtte USA Holdings, Inc., also known as Filterfresh, from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. The transaction is valued at $145 million. The Filterfresh business offers single-cup coffee service at offices nationwide. In December 2010, Green Mountain acquired the Van Houtte business from LJVH Holdings, Inc. At the time of the acquisition, the company said it would pursue a sale of the Filterfresh business. “Aramark and Filterfresh are both leaders in providing excellent service and quality office coffee and other refreshments to employees in the workplace,” said Jonathan Peters, executive vice-president, Aramark Refreshment Services. “We look forward to satisfying even more customers through this new partnership.” FBN WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The Dannon Company, Inc., a business unit of Groupe Danone, Paris, has opened its $9 million Discovery & Innovation Center in White Plains. Located within the company’s headquarters, the center centralizes Dannon’s R.&D. team. “The Dannon Discovery & Innovation July red meat production down 4% from year ago WASHINGTON — Total commercial red meat production for the United States in July was down 4% from a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Livestock Slaughter report. July commercial red meat production was 3,793.4 million lbs, down 10% from June and down 4% from July 2010, the U.S.D.A. said. January-July red meat production was 27,994.9 million lbs, up 1% from the same period of the previous year. July beef production was 2,135.2 million lbs, down 10% from June and down 4% from July 2010. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.77 million head, down 5% from July 2010. The average live weight of cattle at slaughter was 1,272 lbs, down 1 lb from July 2010. Pork production was 1,637.2 million lbs, down 10% from June and down 4% from July 2010. Commercial hog slaughter totaled 8.16 million head, down 4% from July 2010. The average live weight of slaughter hogs was 268 lbs, down 1 lb from the previous year. FBN 20 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® September 13, 2011

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Food Business News - September 13, 2011
Kraft’s split on schedule
Nonfat dry milk prices drop as milk output rises
Shining a light on sugary drinks
Web Contents
Editorial - Preparing for the rising cost of fresh water
Private label products make gains in salad, sugar categories
Seaboard’s Rod Brenneman to lead Butterball
Limited avocado supply hurts Calavo earnings
PepsiCo outlines path for global snacks growth
F.D.A. initiates projects to trace foodborne illnesses
U.S.D.A. study shows food insecurity down from 2009
McCormick completes acquisition of Kamis
Leadership team set for Sara Lee’s CoffeeCo spin-off
Seneca, Allens terminate merger negotiations
Human milk components the focus of partnership
JBS shifting operations in Brazil
Dannon opens new innovation center
July red meat production down 4% from year ago
Aramark to acquire Filterfresh from G.M.C.R.
Tyson Foods to ramp up prepared foods output
McDonald’s investing $1 billion in Canada
Rowland Coffee integration on track at Smucker
Food trucks transitioning from fad to trend
Kraft’s split on schedule
Restructuring charges weigh on Campbell earnings
Starbucks K-Cup Portion Packs going to grocery stores
Sanderson Farms swings to loss in quarter
Nestle completes production unit for nutrition factory
Restaurant Performance Index falls beneath 100 to 11-month low in July
Washington - Shining a light on sugary drinks
Market Insight - Nonfat dry milk prices drop as milk output rises
Health and Wellness - School lunches get slimmer
Ingredient Innovations - Possible opportunity in immunity
Flavor Trends - Fire and flavor
New Product Trends - Expanding flavors and protein sources in jerky
New Food Products - Dannon introduces Activia Selects yogurt
New Food Products - Balance Bar launches nimble bar for women
New Food Products - Nestle introducing Nescafe LiquiFresh Gourmet Blend
New Food Products - New jerky from Jack Link’s uses Cholula Hot Sauce
New Food Products - Odwalla adds Super Protein Mango smoothie
New Food Products - Frito-Lay introduces Doritos and Cheetos Fiery Fusion
New Food Products - Burger King adds Quaker oatmeal to breakfast menu
New Food Products - Lifestyle Foods launching G2 snack line
INGREDIENT MARKET TRENDS - Winter wheat planting under way except in dry Southwest
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News - Soy blend has texture characteristics of meat
Supplier Innovations and News - Sustainable palm oil certifi cation reaches Brazil
Supplier Innovations and News - Grain Processing Corp. promotes scientist
Supplier Innovations and News - Starches offer retort, freeze/thaw benefits
Supplier Innovations and News - Red Arrow launches pot roast fl avor
Supplier Innovations and News - Takasago names v.p. of consumer insight
Supplier Innovations and News - Honey, fig flavors join balsamic vinegar line
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Food Business News - September 13, 2011