All news articles for May 20, 2015

The legislation tabled would amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946

Legislation introduced to repeal US COOL rule

By Georgi Gyton

The US country-of-origin labelling (COOL) requirement could be repealed after legislation (H.R 2393) was introduced by chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Mike Conaway.

Hershey brand PR manager: Snacks growth will be through iconic brand leveraging but also M&A

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2015

Hershey to become ‘further engrained’ in snacks

By Kacey Culliney

The Hershey Company will not rule out additional M&A activity to strengthen traction in snacks and innovate beyond core confections, its brand head says.

Dr Aaron Dossey: We’re trying to move people away from the term ‘cricket flour’

Just scaling up alone without fundamental changes to farming practices could decrease costs by 25-50%

All Things Bugs: We’re having conversations with a lot of mainstream food manufacturers

By Elaine Watson

While cost is a barrier – and regulatory issues need ironing out – mainstream food manufacturers “have been way more open to this [using edible insects in their products] than you would probably think”, says the founder of the world’s largest insect-based...

Restaurants increasingly eat into grocery sales, research shows

Culinary trend-spotting: Where retail & foodservice collide

Restaurants increasingly eat into grocery sales, research shows

By Elizabeth Crawford

For the first time, consumers are spending more money at restaurants than on groceries in America, likely reflecting more financial flexibility from savings garnered by shopping at less expensive box stores and from lower gas prices, according to recent...

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