Alford is currently president and CEO of Nestlé Brands, a unit of Nestlé USA, with such brands as Nestlé Crunch, Coffee-Mate, Taster's Choice and Nesquik. He also heads the company's North American food business and foreign trade/sales divisions.
Even as "food culture" blossoms in countless cookbooks and chef shows, many adults simply don't know cooking basics. Thus, on a weekend when other kitchen classrooms at the Culinary Institute of America are packed with adults preparing paella and green mango salad, Chef Greg Zifchak is teaching Chicken Roasting 101.
Amys Kitchen, Santa Rosa, Calif., recently purchased seven frozen food vending machines, which the company is testing in office buildings, hospitals and police stations, according to Vending Market Watch. The machines offer a range of Amys items currently available in supermarkets, including breakfast entrees, pasta bowls and enchiladas, all retailing for $2.25 to $3.95.
The recent analysis of Statistics Canada's data on organic fruit and vegetable production collected between 2000 and 2003 presents a distorted picture of the market for Canadian produced organic products, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA).
Weight and health concerns continue to propel the market for low-calorie sweeteners, with a host of recent global product launches showing the popularity of sugar replacer aspartame in new sugar and sweetener formulations.