Food Business News - November 17, 2015 - (Page 1)

FOODBUSINESS NEWS November 17, 2015 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Starbucks becoming a 'food destination' SEATTLE - Food sales are surging at Starbucks Corp. behind innovation at the breakfast, lunch and evening day parts. In the company's recent quarter, food revenue grew 19%, contributing significantly to comparable-store sales increases of 8% globally and 9% in the United States. "Our breakfast sandwich platform, which has now doubled in size from just three years ago, is increasingly resonating with our customers, and our lunch program is accelerating," said Kevin Johnson, president and chief operating officer of Starbucks, during an Oct. 29 earnings call with financial analysts. "Our focus on creating new occasions enabled us to grow in every Continued on Page 21 Redesigning fruit juice pple, grapefruit or orange ... these fruit juices might still be the standard three at the breakfast buffet, but that's where their popularity ends. Today's health-savvy, label-reading consumer increasingly wants a glass of juice to be more than a refreshing dose of vitamin C. For the past decade or so, traditional fruit juices have had a bad rap because of their inherent sugar content, said Lu Ann Williams, director of innovation, Innova Market Insights, The Netherlands. Moms who previously filled sippy cups with Continued on Page 46 A Story on Page 22 Sugar, corn sweetener court battle under way t's not every day major players serving the same market square off in court. But that's exactly what's occurring in federal court in Los Angeles I as sugar processors and corn refiners slug it out in a $2 billion case that's been brewing for years. No matter which side wins, the battle likely will leave a black mark on the overall sweetener industry, which already is under attack on multiple fronts, in addition to the ongoing tension between sugar producers and sugar users over the U.S. sugar program and other issues such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The case is Western Sugar Cooperative, et al. v. Archer Daniels Midland Co., et al. and is being heard in U.S. District Court, Central District of California in Los Angeles. The Judge is Consuelo Continued on Page 38 ®

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Food Business News - November 17, 2015
Starbucks becoming a ‘food destination’
Sugar, corn sweetener court battle under way
Beverage Business News - Redesigning fruit juice
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Climate change takes center stage in Paris
Hain earnings surge; U.S. grocery sales disappoint
Local promotions set to sizzle as a menu trend
Smucker focuses on redefining the coffee experience
Kraft Heinz integration showing progress
Credit Suisse lowers Dean Foods’ stock to ‘underperform’
Dean Foods betting big on DairyPure brand
Food waste reduction 2.0
TreeHouse Foods to acquire ConAgra’s Private Brands business
Efficiency gains drive TreeHouse earnings
Seneca acquires largest maraschino cherries maker
Popchips names new c.e.o.
Amazon dips foot into food delivery in L.A.
Schwan simplifying ingredient list across entire product line
Washington - Producer groups begin to take sides on T.P.P.
Ingredient Innovations - High-oleic options
Health and Wellness - Targeting bone and joint health
New Menu Items
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A.’s Crop Production and WASDE reports bearish
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index

Food Business News - November 17, 2015