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Survey reveals a ‘new normal’ when it comes to post recession shopping

Results of the survey reveal companies need to adopt a new approach.
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Deloitte’s American Pantry Study says consumers aren’t ready to forget the past, and their conservative shopping habits prove it.


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Cheap energy—but for how long?

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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The lower price of natural gas has unfortunately caused some users to take short-term views of energy prices.


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Letter to the Editor

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May we suggest some additional points to your Editorial in the April issue of Food Engineering Magazine regarding FDA’s proposal to update the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) as well as the serving size revision proposal?


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Tyson Foods offers to purchase Hillshire Brands

Poultry company joins the fight to acquire Hillshire
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Tyson Foods Inc. offers to purchase Hillshire Brands, increasing the offer proposed by Pilgrim's Pride announced earlier this week.


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Ireland poised for growth in dairy production, value-added ingredients

When European milk price quotas come to an end next year, the Irish dairy industry expects a business boom
By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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Dairy processors focus on growth, continuous improvement and sustainability.


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DuPont honors excellence in packaging

16 awards given out at this year’s event from a field of 200 entries
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Food and beverage packaging solutions receive three gold awards.


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Manufacturers meet the demand for new product varieties without sacrificing quality

To do this successfully, they must maximize line flexibility, producing a wider range of products in smaller volumes
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Madinah Allen of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. talks trends and innovations within the baking and snack industry.


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Mondelez International, D.E Master Blenders 1753 to merge coffee businesses

Companies announce intention to launch new company Jacobs Douwe Egberts with revenues projected at more than $7 billion.
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Companies announce intention to launch new company Jacobs Douwe Egberts with revenues projected at more than $7 billion.


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TECH FLASH

Snyder’s-Lance to sell private brands to Shearer’s Foods LLC, acquire Baptista's Bakery Inc

Snacking company Snyder’s-Lance announced $430 million deal in order to focus attention on growing branded products
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Snacking company Snyder’s-Lance announced the sale of Private Brands to Shearer’s Foods, LLC last week for $430 million in order to focus attention on growing branded products.


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Hillshire Brands to acquire Pinnacle Foods

By Jeremy Gerrard
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Companies announce that Hillshire will acquire all outstanding shares of Pinnacle in a cash and stock transaction valued at $6.6 billion.


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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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