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FOODBUSINESS NEWS May 17, 2016 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Creating and building winners Dean Foods diversifying with Friendly's acquisition DALLAS - Consider the Dean Foods Co.'s acquisition of the manufacturing and retail ice cream business of Friendly's Ice Cream L.L.C., Wibraham, Mass., to be a gap play. The company lacked both a manufacturing footprint or much market penetration in the Northeast portion of the United States, and for $155 million management was able to address both issues. Ice cream makes up 12% of Dean Foods' total production, according to the company's 2015 annual report, and the acquisition will allow management to diversify away from white milk to more value-added products. In 2015, Dean Continued on Page 14 Hydrocolloids - It's all about the gel ich and creamy are attributes consumers expect from dairy products, even when formulations feature reductions in fat. Hydrocolloids can assist. They also assist with managing moisture, keeping it bound so there is no liquid layer on the top of yogurt or sour cream, and for ice crystals not to develop in frozen desserts. In beverages, they prevent grittiness by keeping particulates in suspension. "Hydrocolloids play a variety of roles in various applications, including suspension, protein stabilization, emulsification and texture modification," said Donna Continued on Page 42 R Story on Page 18 Nutrition point of reference F.D.A. survey shows most consumers use Nutrition Facts Panel he Food and Drug Administration on May 6 released results of its 2014 Health and Diet Survey that indicated most consumers have referred to the Nutrition Facts Panel when making food purchasing decisions. At the same time, the survey revealed a sizable minority still did T not use the Nutrition Facts Panel or were confused about some of the information it contains. The release of the survey results came as the F.D.A. prepares to issue new final rules to update the Nutrition Facts Panel and serving sizes for packaged foods. The F.D.A. said it surveyed 2,480 adults in the 50 states and the District of Columbia from June to August 2014. It was the eleventh such survey conducted since 1982, and it will help the agency "make informed regulatory, educational and other decisions with a better understanding of consumer knowledge, attitudes and practices about current and emerging nutrition and labeling issues." The survey confirmed the utility of the Nutrition Facts Panel. Seventy-seven per cent of U.S. adults reported using the Continued on Page 28 ®

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Food Business News - May 17, 2016
Dean Foods diversifying with Friendly’s acquisition
Nutrition point of reference
Dairy Business News - Hydrocolloids – It’s all about the gel
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Investors view food production as ripe for disruption
F.D.A. adjusts course on ‘healthy’ labeling
Doug Gillespie to lead Harvest Hill Beverage Co.
Bunge launches non-G.M.O. corn product line
JAB to acquire Krispy Kreme for $1.35 billion
CAVU Venture Partners: Building and creating winners
Hain Celestial begins restructuring effort
Hain learns tough lesson with tea revamp
Pilgrim’s Pride to enter organic chicken category
Green Giant brings giant boost to B&G Foods
Cott making leadership changes in North America and U.K.
Market Insight - Where’s the sugar?
Ingredient Trends - Flavor innovation energizes sports nutrition category
Ingredient Innovations - Ancient grains rising in product development
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A. issues unexpectedly bullish outlook for soybeans
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - May 17, 2016