The Scoop

Mid-Tier Food Companies Eye Margin Bonanza

Food processing business proves to have a much more optimistic future for a variety of food companies.

Small Changes Pay Big Dividends for Hormel

Hormel Food Corp recently released its 2013 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report.

We’re Number 1….in Hijacked Product Shipments

Trucks transporting food products have become a favorite target of criminals, a situation unlikely to change unless food companies begin sharing information and collaborating on defense strategies

Foreign Food Firms Find Development-Friendly U.S. States

Growth of foreign food companies on U.S. soil isn't going to be a rare occasion anymore.

Communities Roll Out the Red Carpet for Prospective Food Plants

It’s nice to be king. And if you can’t be king, the next best thing might a food manufacturer scouting locations for a new plant.

Bacon: It’s Not Just for Breakfast (Or Eating, Either)

Fairy tales, can come true, it can happen to you….provided you first win Olympic gold.

Where Have All the Food Plants Gone?

Half the U.S. facilities registered with FDA were purged in October 2012. Fortunately, some small, family operations survived the cut.

Atlanta Shutdown Disrupts 2014 International Production & Processing Expo

It will never rise to the level of a “Where were you on 9/11?” catastrophe, but last week’s Atlanta blizzard that brought the city to its knees and disrupted a major food-industry show will be grist for tales of inconvenienced business travel for years to come.

Patchwork of Gun Laws Complicates Workplace Safety Efforts

Making sure staff members return safely to their homes is a top priority at many food companies. Usually the focus is on preventing slips and falls. Going home with a cast is bad enough; going home in a body bag is so much worse.

Hold the Gum and Pass the Flax: Function May Be Nutritional’s Ticket to Ride

Bakeries and other food processors will decide if flax delivers comparable function and flavor, but guar highlights the vulnerability of food companies to raw material pricing far beyond their control.