At the heart of every company is its workforce. Whether the executive suite or the plant floor, the people that make up the labor of of a food and beverage company deserve access to guidance, a voice, and recognition. That's where we come in. Food Processing's Careers and Workforce section offers articles, news, and podcasts that affect the food and beverage workforce. 


Tony Webster
"Miyoko's Creamery - Vegan Cream Cheese"
Business Strategies

Miyoko’s Creamery to Close Petaluma Processing Plant While Weighing Growth Options

Nov. 10, 2023
Company shifting to “bigger and broader scale opportunities” for production growth, says CEO Stuart Kronauge.
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Business Strategies

Tyson Shutting Down Two Case-Ready Plants: Jacksonville, Fla., and Columbia, S.C.

Nov. 9, 2023
Meat processing giant continues to make significant changes in an attempt to emerge from troubled times and a seriously turbulent 2023 calendar year.
Ben Schumin from Montgomery Village, Maryland, USA
"Frozen food aisle at Giant Food in Wheaton, Maryland"
Frozen Foods

Nestlé USA to Lay Off 77 Workers at Solon, Ohio, Plant

Nov. 7, 2023
Nestlé, which employs nearly 3,000 workers in Solon, offered few details on reasoning other than attempting to stay ahead of market and consumer demands.

Post Holdings: President/CEO Vitale Will Take Unexpected Medical Leave of Absence

Nov. 6, 2023
Executive vice president and COO Jeff Zadoks will step in as interim CEO while Robert Vitale recovers from an undisclosed medical condition.
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Plant Protein

Beyond Meat to Lay Off 19% of Non-Production Workforce

Nov. 2, 2023
Citing a weaker-than-expected third quarter, the plant-based meat company will drop 65 employees and consider additional changes to improve results.
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Business Strategies

Unilever Will Freeze CEO Salary to Try to Appease Frustrated Shareholders

Oct. 31, 2023
Hein Schumacher took over CEO post in July and has had to juggle investor unease regarding social purpose strategies versus performance, as well as company’s involvement in Russia...

Hormel Foods Union Workers Ratify Contract

Oct. 13, 2023
Four-year deal boosts hourly wages, bereavement leave, and pension and 401k benefits, and protects health care coverage for the workers.
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Cafe Valley Cupcakes
Plant Expansion

Café Valley Bakery Expands Indiana Plant to Support New Mini Cupcake Line

June 26, 2023
Company will spend $5 million to add high-speed production equipment in Marion, Ind., to support product launch announced one month ago.
Rubber Dragon
"Coffee instant Closeup"
Beverage Products

Nestle N.J. Instant Coffee Plant Union Workers Rally to Protect Jobs

June 22, 2023
Fate of the 75-year-old facility has yet to be determined, but union is in discussions with Nestle to attempt to save it from closure.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

Premium Iowa Pork Purchases HyLife Foods Windom Plant for $13 Million

June 6, 2023
Deal for bankrupt facility still needs court approval, but buyer has already said it will not retain the current workforce at the plant.
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Perdue Farms execs
People on the Move

Perdue Farms Announces CEO Retirement, Succession Plan

April 19, 2023
After six years as CEO, Randy Day will retire this summer, to be succeeded by current COO and president Kevin McAdams.