Food Business News - April 21, 2015 - (Page 1)

FOODBUSINESS NEWS April 21, 2015 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Wal-Mart eyeing improvements Innovation insights from Chobani BENTONVILLE, ARK. - In his first eight months leading Wal-Mart Stores' U.S. operations, Greg Foran learned as much as he could about the business and how to improve it. He stocked shelves in Sioux Falls, S.D., worked the night shift in Wichita, Kas., and heard customer calls at the company's call centers. What he discovered? There is a lot of work to be done. The president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart U.S. shared his assessment of the business and outlined eight ways to improve it during an April Continued on Page 24 Antibiotics under greater scrutiny White House interagency task force on March 27 released a plan that identified actions to be taken by federal departments and agencies during the next five years to address the rising incidence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a growing threat to both human and animal health. Of particular interest to the food industry was The National Action Plan for Combating AntibioticResistant Bacteria report's goals related to the use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry operations. The plan said that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug-resistant bacteria cause 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses each year in the United States. The task force said urgent Continued on Page 28 A Story on Page 12 Drought dilemma for California agriculture he fourth consecutive year of drought doesn't bode well for California, or for the United States for that matter, as the Golden State is the top agricultural state in the nation in terms of revenue and T crop diversity from almonds to wine. California Governor Jerry Brown on April 1 issued an executive order mandating a state-wide 25% reduction in water use (from a 2013 base). The order exempts agriculture, although some of the largest farming operations will have to submit water-use plans, and it wasn't clear how farmers using municipal water in urban settings would be affected. "This historic drought demands unprecedented actions," Mr. Brown said. The statewide mandate came after data showed urban residents trimmed their water use less than 3% in February, and after attempts to reduce water use through a state-wide drought declaration and mostly voluntary Continued on Page 27 ®

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - April 21, 2015

Food Business News - April 21, 2015
Wal-Mart eyeing improvements
Drought dilemma for California agriculture
Antibiotics under greater scrutiny
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Food’s share of spending declines
Reheating meat sales
A record year for specialty food sales
Innovation insights from Chobani
Target hires merchandiser to reinvent its food business
McDonald’s moves toward simpler ingredients
Tyson Foods to close Georgia plant
Bottled water drove beverage market growth in 2014
I.F.F. plans to buy Ottens Flavors
F.D.A. challenges Kind under ‘healthy’ labeling rules
U.S. organic food sales rise 11% in 2014
Daily’s to build bacon plant
Iconic hot sauce brand, assets acquired
Washington - Antibiotics under greater scrutiny
Health and Wellness - Subtracting sugar from formulations
Ingredient Innovations - Positive fiber signs from Europe
Study links fiber, whole grains to reduced risk of death
Dairy Business News - Hydrocolloids: Managing moisture and more
Ingredient Marketplace 2015
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Another new chapter for C.W.B.
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - April 21, 2015