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Japanese snack giant Calbee has reported a slump in profits. Pic: ©GettyImages/switchpipipi/Bellisimo

Has Calbee’s profit slump put PepsiCo partnership in balance?

By Gill Hyslop

Japanese snack giant Calbee posted a profit decline for its third quarter results for fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 due to sharp slowdown in North America, possibly putting its business partnership with PepsiCo on the line.

Pork producers urge agricultural research support

Pork producers urge agricultural research support

By Aidan Fortune

The National Pork Producers Council has urged Congress to renew its commitment to funding agricultural research to help America’s farmers feed a growing world population, improve public health and strengthen US national security by ensuring America’s...

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Which states are net producers versus net consumers?

Are potatoes the top selling edible product of Idaho and oranges in Florida? It’s actually dairy from Idaho and beef from Florida, according to a new analysis that looks at food production vs food consumption in the US.

US President Donald Trump has been urged to put the interests of the beef industry first

American farmers back NAFTA rewrite to protect beef producers

By Oscar Rousseau

Protect local beef suppliers against globalisation, the National Farmers Union has demanded in an open letter to President Trump, following news of plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Seattle joins other cities such as San Francisco and Berkeley in voting to impose a soda tax. Pic:iStock

Seattle City Council passes soda tax

By Rachel Arthur

Seattle City Council has voted to levy a tax on soda and sugar sweetened beverages, joining other US cities such as Philadelphia and Berkeley.

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Tate & Lyle launches 17 non-GMO starches

By Niamh Michail

Specialty ingredient supplier Tate & Lyle will launch 17 non-GMO starches in order to meet a growing global demand, particularly in North America and Eastern Europe, it says.

Smithfield's hot dog brand Nathan's Famous said Six Flags link up was a 'natural fit'

Smithfield Foods rides high with hot dog deal

By Oscar Rousseau

Pork company Smithfield Foods has entered into a partnership with amusement park Six Flags to be the official hot dog supplier to the multi-million dollar valued theme park corporation.

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USDA announces members of newly formed American Pecan Council

By Adi Menayang

With hopes of becoming the next “it” tree nut after almonds, the pecan industry filed for a federal marketing order from the USDA. Now that job one—forming a council— is scratched off the to-do list, the industry is prepping for bigger things.

NCBA claim the lawsuit is part of a 'political agenda' to end US meat production

US Cattlemen blast Humane Society’s lawsuit

By Oscar Rousseau

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has vehemently attacked a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), claiming it will “open old wounds” and “weaken”  the beef sector.

Lohmann brings distribution back in house

Lohmann brings distribution back in house

By Hank Schultz

German ferric ingredients and specialty chemicals supplier Dr Paul Lohmann GmbH KG has announced a new supply arrangement for North America that brings brand representation back in house.

Nielsen explores multicultural spending on private label

Private label has upped its game... so why is its share stagnating?

By Elaine Watson

New data from Nielsen reveals that private label’s dollar share of the US CPG market has hovered stubbornly below 18% since 2011 before declining very slightly in the latest 52 weeks, while a breakdown of purchasing habits by ethnic group reveals that...


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