Food Business News - February 24, 2015 - (Page 1)

FOODBUSINESS NEWS February 24, 2015 NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY General Mills accepts the C.P.G. challenge BOCA RATON, FLA. - Challenging analysts who question whether growth prospects for packaged food companies have been fundamentally and perhaps permanently diminished, Kendall J. Powell, chairman and chief executive officer of General Mills, Inc., urged industry observers to avoid focusing excessively on near-term industry swings. Mr. Powell was the leadoff speaker Feb. 17 at the 2015 Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. He particularly defended the continued validity of General Mills' long-term financial goals Continued on Page 12 Gluten-free front and center ven the most dominant trends have a life cycle. At the beginning there are the points of inspiration and discovery. A need is identified and then the market cycles into the discovery phase, that critical juncture when consumers may embrace a trend or walk away. If the trend is embraced, then comes the point of momentum followed by growth and eventually maturation. The market for gluten-free products may be entering its maturation phase, the period when the trend begins to fade and becomes an incorporated part of the overall market. The market for gluten-free foods has been dominated by a variety of middlemarket companies trying to serve a fragmented market (momentum). Then more Continued on Page 47 E Yogurt The next generation Sto Story Story on Page 52 ory Page age Mexican trade rift looms over Sweetener Colloquium ore than 450 participants gathered at the International Sweetener Colloquium in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 8-11 to hear speakers address the latest issues affecting the sugar and sweetener industry, M and to conduct business on the sidelines that for some traditionally allows them to book for the rest of the year or beyond. The speakers were on target as usual, but the sideline business was lacking due to continued uncertainty related to the U.S.-Mexico sugar trade rift. The colloquium, sponsored by the Sweetener Users Association and hosted by the International Dairy Foods Association, understandably focuses on issues most relevant to its constituents - food, beverage and dairy processors who buy sugar or corn sweeteners by the rail carload or by the truckload. This year's topics included market outlooks, consumer trends, trade policy, G.M.O. and Front of Panel Continued on Page 34 ®

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - February 24, 2015

Food Business News - February 24, 2015
General Mills accepts the C.P.G. challenge
Gluten-free front and center
Mexican trade rift looms over Sweetener Colloquium
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Subscription models may offer unique marketing opportunities
Confectionery companies switching to simpler ingredients
McCormick to acquire Italian spices and seasonings company
Mondelez has big plans to grow small platforms
WhiteWave Foods ‘busting at the seams'
More c-suite change at Kraft Foods
Keurig in transition
Mondelez acquires Enjoy Life Foods
Innovation paying for PepsiCo
TreeHouse Foods trims expectations
Kraft cleans up Capri Sun
Washington - Federal bills seek to mandate G.M.O. food labeling
Company Profile - Dr Pepper Snapple Group seizing opportunities
Capitalizing on R.C.I.
Ingredient Innovations - Clean label starches get tougher
Are clean labels and G.M.O. ingredients compatible?
More clean label ingredient opportunities
Dairy Business News - Yogurt, the next generation
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Belt-tightening time for U.S. agriculture in 2015-16
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - February 24, 2015