Food Business News - December 20, 2011 - (Page 58)

Food Business in the News “We thought putting a face on the quality of the food story would be a unique way to approach this. We acknowledge that there are questions about where our food comes from. I believe we’ve got an opportunity to accentuate that part of our story.” Neil Golden, chief marketing officer for McDonald’s U.S. business interests, discussing an upcoming marketing campaign. “Juices have a ton of calories. Who wants to sacrifice their behind for their face?” Tanya Zuckerbrot, the official dietitian to the Miss Universe organization, discussing a new zero calorie beverage, Beauty Booster, that she says will improve skin health. Advertising Age Dec. 14, 2011 The New York Times Dec. 14, 2011 “There is very much a lack of confidence right now among farmers. Can’t they get it right?” Bill Christ, a corn farmer in Metamora, Ill., discussing the recent swings in U.S. Department of Agriculture crop forecasts. The Wall Street Journal Dec. 5, 2011 “I’m paid to worry about that every day.” U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, discussing his role in maintaining transparency and fairness in the U.S. livestock markets. “There’s the idea of local as the crow flies, and then there’s the concept of local in terms of a sense of place, like the (grains) we get from Anson Mills. Anson Mills could exist nowhere else in the world than where it exists (in Columbia, S.C.). I’m trying to find those things in western Pennsylvania that only exist in western Pennsylvania, like the lamb; but we also try to really appreciate beautiful food wherever it is (from), as an expression of place.” Trevett Hooper, the chef for Legume, a Pittsburgh restaurant, discussing his perception of the local trend. The Washington Post Dec. 7, 2011 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Dec. 8, 2011 “Kind evolved out of my first company PeaceWorks, which I started in 1993. At that time I had no training in the food industry whatsoever. I took my legal briefcase and filled it up with jars of my company’s spreads and I would go store by store. They would tell me ‘get out.’ I would not leave until they would teach me what I was doing wrong.” Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of Kind L.L.C., discussing his introduction to the food business. The Wall Street Journal Dec. 15, 2011 58 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® December 27, 2009 October 20, 2011

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Food Business News - December 20, 2011
Government to decide on B.P.A. ban by March 31
Dairy Business News - Higher prices lead to sluggish fresh milk sales
Commodity, ingredient prices trending lower at year end
Editorial - Food revolution in wake of food truck growth
Food companies alleging egg price fixing from 1999 to 2008
Nestle details progress made on nutrition front
NPD Group: Restaurant traffic flat in 2011
Yum! raises guidance on global strength
Coca-Cola forms partnerships to develop 100% plant-based bottles
Lempert sees economizing as key trend in 2012
Blount buys Cape Cod Chowder Co.
Falconhead Capital acquires Rita’s Water Ice Franchise
Better margins seen in 2012
Sara Lee to buy Dutch cafe store operator
Sara Lee to base North American Meats in Chicago
Clearer picture of local food
Smithfield Foods income falls 16% in second quarter
Earnings filing delay for Diamond Foods
Health and Wellness - Researchers shed light on probiotics benefits
Ingredient Innovations - Oils factor into french fry innovation
Dairy Business News - Dairy Ingredients Symposium to be held in March
Dairy Business News - Cultures increase cottage cheese yield
Dairy Business News - WhiteWave moves ahead on sustainability initiatives
Dairy Business News - Steve Millard to lead Emmi Roth USA
Dairy Business News - October nonfat dry milk output down 12% from year ago
New Product Trends - Local foods, children's nutrition top N.R.A. trends
New Product Trends - Niman Ranch introduces all-natural beef entrees
New Product Trends - Pamela’s Products launches Whenever Bars
New Product Trends - Mission Foods adds Artisan Style Tortillas
New Product Trends - Sunsweet launches Plum Amazins
Food Ingredients Europe
Ingredient Market Trends
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News - Cocoa production method wins Fi Europe honor
Supplier Innovations and News - System reduces acrylamide level in coffee
Supplier Innovations and News - Kalsec introduces specialty flavors
Supplier Innovations and News - Vitiva launches Sweet’nVit stevia brand
Supplier Innovations and News - Spicetec hires technical services specialist
Supplier Innovations and News - Ingredient adds shelf life, works in flavor system
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - December 20, 2011