Food Business News - October 6, 2015 - (Page 1)

FOODBUSINESS NEWS October 6, 2015 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY ConAgra restructuring, on the move OMAHA - ConAgra Foods chief executive officer Sean Connolly's plan to reinvent the company continues to take shape. The company has announced plans to lay off 1,500 office-based employees around the world and move its headquarters from Omaha to Chicago. The restructuring effort will not affect manufacturing plant positions and is in addition to the changes that will take place when the company divests its Private Brands business unit. The layoffs will include approximately 30% of ConAgra's office-based workforce. The company said it will achieve an estimated $200 million in cost savings Continued on Page 10 Trend watching at Natural Products Expo East The future of flavored milk lavored milk presents an opportunity to increase fluid milk consumption and get American consumers back to the number of daily dairy servings recommended by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, said Tammy Anderson-Wise, chief executive officer of the Dairy Council of California, Sacramento. The guidelines recommend adults consume three servings of low-fat and fat-free dairy products daily. Children between four and eight years of age should consume two-and-one-half servings, while children ages two and three Continued on Page 40 F Story on Page 12 Food industry leaders urge action on climate change PARIS - Ahead of a major global climate change conference to be held in Paris, chief executive officers of top U.S. branded food companies are urging global political leaders to take decisive action toward "clear, achievable, measureable and enforceable science-based targets for carbon emissions reductions." Signatories to the letter were the c.e.o.s of General Mills, Inc.; Mars, Inc.; Unilever; Nestle USA; Kellogg Co.; Dannon (Danone Dairy North America); Ben & Jerry's; Stonyfield Farm, Inc.; Clif Bar; and New Belgium Brewing Co. In their letter, the executives made a three-part commitment to take steps they characterized as "doing their part" to address climate change issues: * "Re-energize our companies' continued efforts to ensure that our supply chain Continued on Page 10 ®

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Food Business News - October 6, 2015
ConAgra restructuring, on the move
Food industry leaders urge action on climate change
Dairy Business News - The future of flavored milk
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Web Contents
Editorial - Volkswagen and the food industry
Natural Products Expo - Identifying the next big thing at Expo East 2015
Better-for-you desserts on display at Expo East
Meat bar maker planning Epic innovation
Mars, Inc. investing in food safety collaboration
Kellogg to acquire Egyptian breakfast cereal company
Diamond Foods seeking snack acquisitions
Mondelez to remove artificial colors, flavors by 2020
DeMet’s Candy expanding in upstate New York
ADM to acquire Eatem Foods
Mars to acquire Mexican chocolate manufacturer
Nestle launches super-premium chocolate on Amazon
Coca-Cola forms national product supply system
Prison sentences handed down in Peanut Corp. of America case
General Mills focuses on enhancing e-commerce efforts
Bakalars to acquire Schweigert brand from Cargill
U.S.D.A. sets food waste reduction goal
Washington - Government shutdown averted, for now
Market Insight - Tree fruit, nut crops come into focus
Health and Wellness - Feeling full longer
Ingredient Innovations - Time for interesterification to shine
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Statistics Canada confirms wheat, canola and soybean crops smaller than a year ago
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - October 6, 2015