All news articles for March 2014

Tim Durance

60-second interview: The day job

What do you do? Tim Durance, chairman, EnWave Corporation

By Jenny EAGLE

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Tim Durance, chairman, and Co-CEO of EnWave Corporation.

Consumers are hungry for more information about the retail food products they eat, including how they're grown and processed.

Do consumers trust your food products?

By Jenni Spinner

US consumers feel they don’t know enough about where their food comes from, and how it’s grown and produced—and that knowledge gap could be creating mistrust of retail food products.

Packaging industry jobs from FPD

People on the move March 2014

Industry movers March 2014: Covertis, O-I, tna and more

By Joseph James Whitworth

Who made it into March's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena? Covertis, O-I, tna and others feature in March's gallery.

Naturex' Brad Meyers: “Not a single state in the country has obesity prevalence of less than one in five. Why? A lot of theories are pointing to sugar consumption in soft drinks. Whether or not it’s fair to blame the sugar industry, that’s the world we are operating in.”

Insights from IFT Wellness 2014

How should the industry tackle sugar reduction?

By Maggie Hennessy

Attending a series of sessions on sugar reduction during the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2014 Wellness conference, a few common themes kept resurfacing: that obesity remains a big problem, and that—like it or not—the sugar industry is assuming...

Kellogg and the BCTGM will now present their evidence and arguments to a NLRB administrative law judge

Kellogg v BCTGM

NLRB issues complaint against Kellogg over Memphis lockout

By Kacey CULLINEY

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint over Kellogg’s Memphis plant lockout, based on federal charges brought forward by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers (BCTGM) union.

Hispanic-edibles producer Goya Foods is investing $250m in production expansion, including four additional US facilities.

Goya Foods bets $250m on booming bean business

By Jenni Spinner

Hispanic-food producer Goya Foods has bolstered its business with four additional production facilities, as part of its $250m investment in global expansion.

Jenny Westerkamp will urge business leaders to engage more openly with customers to express the personalities of their brands

Food Vision 2014

Final preparations underway for Food Vision 2014

By Michael Stones

Final preparations are underway for Food Vision 2014, the event that brings together global food and drink industry leaders at Cannes in the south of France to discuss key topics directly affecting the profitability of their businesses.

It's very common for larger companies to have both a master contract and local contract, a common point of confusion, says an attorney

Kellogg v BCTGM

What will this Memphis contract war come to?

By Kacey CULLINEY

A labor attorney says there could be a number of reasons behind the Kellogg-BCTGM contract dispute and now that the National Labor Relations Board is involved, worse-case scenario it could end up in the US Supreme Court.