Food Business News - March 25, 2014 - (Page 1)

March 25, 2014 FOODBUSINESS NEWS Protein NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY ConAgra tapping trends for turnaround OMAHA - ConAgra Foods, Inc. is leveraging insights and capabilities within its portfolio to develop on-trend products with hopes of improving its consumer foods business. Capitalizing on demand for its Marie Callender's and Banquet pot pie platform, the company is launching a similar product under its Bertolli banner of frozen meals. Italian-style tortas, which are meat-filled pies stuffed with ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella cheese in a pastry crust, are set to debut. Also in the pipeline are new pot pie products from Marie Callender's and Banquet, including a Salisbury steak deep-dish variety. "This demonstrates our ability to Continued on Page 10 in focus Story on Page 35 Nutty additions to dairy any dairy processors welcome peanuts and tree nuts, despite being major allergens, into the manufacturing environment, providing there's a proper allergen plan in place. This accommodation is because not only do nuts add flavor and texture to many dairy products, they are a powerhouse food loaded with protein, fiber and antioxidants, just what many consumers are seeking. Ninety per cent of consumers agree that certain foods have health benefits Continued on Page 40 M Are soybeans in the driver's seat this year? hile corn is considered "king" of the major U.S. crops, commanding the largest planted and harvested area and by far the largest production in bushels, a number of factors are aligning to make soybeans the feature crop dictating W acreage and to some extent prices of other crops in 2014. Domestic soybean stocks are historically low and crushing remains strong, U.S. soybean exports are projected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be record high in the 2013-14 (marketing year ending Aug. 31) and the soybean crop from the United States' major competitor - Brazil - which is around 70% or more harvested, appears to be coming in below earlier expectations due to dry weather. An early indication that soybeans may be the focus of the market this year came when the U.S.D.A. forecast record large soybean plantings of 79.5 million acres, up 4% from 2013, at its Feb. 20-21 Agricultural Outlook Forum. Since then a number of Continued on Page 24 ®

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - March 25, 2014

Food Business News - March 25, 2014
ConAgra tapping trends for turnaround
Are soybeans in the driver’s seat this year?
Dairy Business News - Nutty additions to dairy
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Honoring Dr. Norman E. Borlaug
Mars plans to fully trace palm oil
General Mills accelerating yogurt segment investment
Wendy’s on a quest for Q.S.R.’s cleanest label
Hershey told to change Brookside ads
Yum! leveraging lessons from Subway, Chipotle
Inside Campbell Soup’s product development process
Chiquita, Fyffes to create world’s largest banana company
Pinnacle mulling M.&A. opportunities
Boulder Brands makes its move in weak frozen food category
Snack innovation on tap for Diamond Foods
Kettle cooks boundary-pushing innovation
Kroger’s Simple Truth simply astonishing
Dannon reducing sugar in children’s yogurt
Schwan pushing Edwards pie brand further west
Organic not for everyone, says B&G Foods
B&G creates new leadership role for snacks
Washington - What's in a name?
Ingredient Innovations - Hitting high marks for whole grains
Panel proposes definition for a whole grain food
Consider corn for whole grain applications
Health and Wellness - Protein in focus
Emerging sources of protein
Photo Page - Highlights from Natural Products Expo show
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Nosebleed levels of cottonseed oil prices tied to tight supply
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - March 25, 2014