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Oberto Brands to streamline operations KENT, WASH. - Oberto Brands, a maker of meat snacks, is expanding capacity at its Kent facility. The company said it will enhance existing lines and install new jerky-making equipment. As part of the effort, the company will sell its plant in Albany, Ore., and will discontinue its manufacturing operations in Nashville, Tenn., by April. "While it is always difficult to consolidate manufacturing facilities, we are thrilled to be expanding our capabilities in Kent," said Jason Blake, senior vice-president of operations for Oberto. "With these changes, we will dedicate more resources to quality improvements and technology upgrades. Additionally, having all manufacturing operations under the same roof as our R.&D. lab will lead to increased innovation and business growth." Founded in 1918, Oberto has reached record sales and market share levels in recent years through its Oberto and Pacific Gold brands, as well as strength in its private label jerky manufacturing business. "Unlike many of our competitors, all of Oberto's products are proudly manufactured in the U.S., requiring us to continually look for efficiency opportunities to help mitigate fluctuating costs," said Tom Hernquist, president and chief executive officer of Oberto. "While we are excited about the new opportunities ahead, a decision like this is never easy. I want to emphasize our appreciation for the support and dedication our Nashville employees and the community have shown since we began operations there. I promise we will do everything to ensure a smooth transition." Oberto said 82 employees will be affected by the decision to discontinue operations in Nashville. FBN Seasoning Solutions The Right Ingredients for Success At Fuchs North America, we're your dependable ally in creating sensational products your customers will crave ... while driving more sales and profits to your bottom line. Here's how we do it: * Always delivering the right taste solution * Quick response times, so your development projects run easily and without delays * Access to consumer taste trend information * A true "customer-first" commitment With solid credentials and over 75 years of manufacturing experience, we have what it takes to deliver support that's focused, flexible, and fast. Together, let's achieve The Taste of Success! Contact us today! 800-365-3229 * ©2016 Fuchs North America. All rights reserved. January 26, 2016 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 17

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Food Business News -- January 26, 2016
Global turmoil clouds Unilever’s outlook
D.O.J. toughens stance on foodborne illness accountability
Dairy Business News - Competition spurring yogurt innovation
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Food uncertainty in zero-rate era end
Jelly Belly sees opportunities in organic
Dang Foods adds onion chips to portfolio
Enjoy Life Foods on the cusp of enjoying greater growth
Bone broth debuts in a K-cup format
Brynwood Partners to acquire Sunny Delight Beverages
Krave founder in new food endeavor
A long road ahead for Chipotle
Oberto Brands to streamline operations
Hain Celestial under pressure in the U.S.
Inventure expands in frozen food
Kroger remains Wall Street darling
Wal-Mart to close 269 stores
Market Insight - Sugar intake in the spotlight
Ingredient Trends - Savory Flavors sliding into sweet applications
Ingredient Innovations - Egg replacer revelations
U.S.D.A. detects avian influenza in turkeys
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Iran likely to remain market largely lost to U.S. wheat
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - January 26, 2016