ADM Recognized For Workplace Diversity

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Chicago — Together We Grow, an industry consortium Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) started in 2016, was recognized with a Innovation in Diversity Award from the Profiles in Diversity Journal. The supplier’s program focuses on educating, recruiting and retaining a more diverse workforce in the ...
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Peterbrooke Chocolatier Grows Sales Double Digits In 2018

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Jacksonville, FL — During 2018, Peterbrooke Chocolatier grew sales double digits across its more than 20 unit retail system, according to the company. Additionally, three Peterbrooke shops were opened and multiple franchise agreements were inked during the year, according to the candymaker. During the year, ... Read More »

Cargill Details Plan To End Deforestation In Cocoa Growing Regions

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Schiphol, Netherlands — Cargill, Inc. has unveiled The Protect Our Planet plan, which provides a framework for achieving complete cocoa bean traceability and includes a commitment of no further conversion of any forest land in Ghana and Ivory Coast of cocoa production, according to the ... Read More »

Ingredion Invests $140M To Support Plant-Based Protein Portfolio Expansion

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Westchester, IL — Ingredion, Inc. has taken several steps to expand and broaden the range of its plant-based protein solutions, supported by a $140 million investment, to meet growing global demand for these ingredient types, the supplier reports. As a result of the investments, ... Read More »

Mars Partners With Indian Trusts To Tackle Malnutrition

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Mumbai — Mars, Inc. and Tata Trusts, a coalition of philanthropic trusts headquartered in India, are entering into a memorandum of understanding designed to combat malnutrition and improve food safety standards in the world’s second most populous country. The coalition of Indian organizations includes ... Read More »

Snickers, Skittles Brands Drive Super Bowl 50 Joint Promotion

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McLean, VA — Mars Chocolate North America and its sister company Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. is launching an in-store activation campaign that aims to boost sales ahead of Super Bowl 50 commercials for its Snickers and Skittles brands. The company previously announced its return as an ... Read More »

Consumer Interest For Hazelnuts Rising

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Seattle — Nearly 90 percent of consumers report interest in hazelnuts and their use in snack applications such as energy bars and spreads, according to a survey from the Turkish Hazelnut Promotion Group. In addition, the trade group finds about one-third of survey respondents feel ... Read More »

Bell Flavors Named To Best, Brightest Companies List

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Northbrook, IL — Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. was named to the national 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For during 2015 by the National Association for Business Resources, the flavor house reports. The honor recognizes companies with exceptional human resource practices and ... Read More »

Inaugural NCA Future Leadership Program Class Revealed

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Washington — Five young professionals have been tapped as the first participants in NCA’s Future Leadership Program, which aims to support, educate, and improve access and opportunities for young industry members looking to advance their careers. The 2016 class is: Sarah Atkinson, director of ... Read More »

2016 McCormick Flavor Forecast Sets Sights On Southeast Asian Spice

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Hunt Valley, MD — Unexplored vestiges of Southeast Asian cuisine will dominate 2016 trending flavors, according to McCormick’s annual Flavor Forecast, which predicts the regional fare will expand on consumer’s appetite for spicy food. Kevan Vetter, McCormick executive chef, says the company has been ... Read More »

Nominations Open For NCA’s Supplier Of Year Award

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Washington — Nominations are being accepted for NCA’s Supplier of the Year Award, which recognizes an individual from a supplier member company that has made a significant and enduring contribution to the industry, the Association reports. NCA qualifies suppliers as member companies that provide ingredient, ... Read More »

Target Names Potts Chief Stores Officer

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Minneapolis — Janna Potts has been promoted to executive vice-president, chief stores officer, for Target Corp., effective immediately. In this role she is responsible for the retailer’s 1,805 locations across the U.S., according to the company. Potts joined Target in 1989 and has held a ... Read More »