Cargill Inc. is adding consumer-marketing savvy to the way it sells ingredients. The Minnetonka-based agrigiant just formulated a group of prototype products made with Cargill ingredients, designed to appeal to two increasingly powerful demographics: baby boomers ages 50 to 59, and tweens, children ages 8 to 12.
Terra Chips, and the team of 100 workers who make them, have called Bergen County, N.J., home for the past three years. The chip business began life in Manhattan about 15 years ago, the brainchild of two chefs who left a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant to form a catering business.
The dairy industry is up in arms over a proposal to expand the U.S. Department of Agriculture's definition of milk to include all kinds of new products, including low-carbohydrate beverages, drinkable yogurt and even sports drinks.