The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. presented its Chicago product development lab and pilot manufacturing plant to employees and the public on September 13. The gum and candy giant developed the $45 million complex, with $15 million in city tax relief, to keep its new-product pipeline full, accelerate the time it takes for new offerings to reach the market and foster greater companywide collaboration.
Three US companies have changed to the air-chilling process -- Bell & Evans, MBA Poultry and Maverick Ranch Natural Meats. All three offer antibiotic-free birds that range freely and are fed a vegetarian diet.
Hansen Natural Reaping 'Monster' Rewards
The firm's "Monster" energy drink is a monster hit in the alternative beverage market. The beverage boosted Hansen's profits by 244 percent in the last year, earning the company a spot on Fortune magazine's 100 Fastest Growing Companies list.
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) encourages restaurant and foodservice professionals to participate in the 11th annual National Food Safety Education Month this September.
California's Attorney General sued fast-food giants McDonald's, Burger King and KFC and the makers of several popular potato-chip brands August 26, alleging that they have failed to warn California consumers about the dangers of acrylamide.
Joseph Scalzo, currently a senior manager at The Gillette Company and former chief marketing officer with Coca-Cola Co.'s Minute Maid, will become the new president and CEO of Dean Foods' WhiteWave Food division.