Change Management


Business Strategies

Smucker’s Closes Hostess Acquisition, Announces Leadership, Structural Changes

Nov. 8, 2023
The J.M. Smucker Co. announces a shuffling of business units and leadership changes to incorporate the new Hostess businesses and brands.
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Animal Proteins

Tyson Foods Lays Off 250 Wilkesboro, N.C., Poultry Plant Workers

Oct. 3, 2023
Citing supply-demand imbalance, the Springdale, Ark., poultry processor continues to experience business turbulence this year.
Animal Proteins

Tyson Foods Combines Prepared Foods, Growth Divisions Under Chief Growth Officer Boulden

Sept. 25, 2023
Melanie Boulden, who became the company’s chief growth officer in February, adds the responsibilities of group president of Prepared Foods.
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Hain Celestial Unveils New Logo, Corporate Identity in Latest Transformative Move

Sept. 14, 2023
Building on prior changes, Hain Celestial Group has a new logo, purpose, vision, mission and values statement called “The Hain Way.”
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Business Strategies

Tyson Posts Another Quarterly Loss; Will Close Four Chicken Processing Plants

Aug. 7, 2023
In conjunction with the announcement of a $417 million Q3 loss, Tyson Foods announced that it will shutter four chicken plants in Arkansas, Indiana and Missouri.
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Change Management

Tyson Foods Cutting 262 White-Collar Jobs at Dakota Dunes Office

June 5, 2023
The employees declined to relocate from Dakota Dunes to Springdale, Ark., headquarters, as part of a consolidation; includes the group president of fresh meats.
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Hershey Factory External
Processor of the Year

2022 Processor of the Year: Plant Operations at Hershey

Dec. 2, 2022
The principles that got Hershey manufacturing through the coronavirus crisis will power it going forward.
End Flap

End Flap: Let Go of Legacies

March 16, 2022
In his April column, Senior Editor Pan Demetrakakes ponders the notion that keeping an old, creaky plant running is an industry tradition – but for how long?

PepsiCo Establishes Equity Unit, Names Chief

March 1, 2022
PepsiCo will install a 34-year company veteran in the newly created post of president of multicultural business and equity development.
Legal Issues

Bimbo Bakeries To Pay $131K for Alleged Hiring Discrimination

Feb. 25, 2022
The company known for its bakery products will pay $131,216 in back pay and interest to 134 female applicants as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor.

End Flap: Staying on the Right Side of the Great Resignation

Feb. 22, 2022
Food processors will want to stay on the right side of the Great Resignation. Pan Demetrakakes explains how.