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FOODBUSINESS NEWS June 16, 2015 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY WhiteWave to acquire Vega Foods DENVER - WhiteWave Foods is expanding its footprint in the plant-based nutrition market with the acquisition of Vega Foods, a maker of vegan, soy-free and gluten-free powdered shakes and snack bars, for $550 million in cash. "In addition to strengthening our leadership position in plant-based foods and beverages, it also provides us with an entry into the high-growth nutritionals category, which is on-trend and currently over $8.5 billion in U.S. sales alone," said Gregg Engles, chairman and chief executive officer of WhiteWave, during a June 10 presentation at the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference in Continued on Page 10 Making salty cheese with less sodium he salted caramel flavor now found in almost every food category imaginable delineates the basic taste of salty, as salty is discernable when combined with the sweetness of browned sugar and milk. With salted caramel, salty is more than a basic taste or an amplifier of flavor. It is a flavor itself. The relationship cheese has with salt is more than flavor. It is complicated, as cheese needs salt for functionality. During the manufacture of natural cheese, salt is added to the curd once the desired pH is attained. This helps control Continued on Page 52 T The leading natural food trends Story on Page 12 Wet weather affecting grain and oilseed markets eather typically is a principal fundamental market feature during spring planting and summer growing seasons for fall row crops, as well W as for winter wheat harvest. This year the impact may be even greater as a wet spring has slowed winter wheat harvest, prompted quality concerns and slowed row crop planting after a fast start, while a strong El Niño already is affecting conditions globally. The spring planting season got off to a roaring start with seeding of fall crops well ahead of the normal pace in many areas. On May 3, corn in the 18 major states was 55% planted, well ahead of 28% at the same time last year and 38% as the 2010-14 average for the date, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. By May 31, planting was 95% completed, just slightly ahead of 94% both Continued on Page 31 ®

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Food Business News - June 16, 2015
Wet weather affecting grain and oilseed markets
WhiteWave to acquire Vega Foods
Dairy Business News - Making salty cheese with less sodium
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Expo Milano focuses on food science
The leading natural food trends of 2015
Wal-Mart building an ‘omnichannel’ presence
B&G Foods has big plans for Bear Creek soup brand
With charges, Smucker swings to loss
Smucker seeks growth with healthy innovation
Campbell to acquire fresh salsa maker
Hughes out as Boulder Brands c.e.o.
Private equity firm buys PopCorners brand
Subway commits to ingredient improvements
Washington - Resistance is futile
Health and Wellness - Clean label and the 'trust factor'
Ingredient Innovations - Pace picks up for pea protein power
Pick your plant-based protein
I.F.F. to stress flavors for protein sources
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - House votes to repeal COOL
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - June 16, 2015