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General Mills plans to cut 700 to 800 jobs

Cost-saving initiatives continue at General Mills, Inc. which said Tuesday it will eliminate an additional 700 and 800 jobs within weeks of announcing plans to close two plants.


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Rising global demand for dairy will require balancing act

The global demand for milk is expected to surge by 36 percent in the next decade, overtaking supply which will require producers in developed and emerging dairy markets to take on a balancing act to ensure sustainable success, according to the 7th Dairy Index released by Tetra Pak.


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Mondelez partners with Google to support digital initiatives

Mondelez International announced it signed an agreement with internet service juggernaut Google to invest more spending in digital and focus on online video.


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Study: Millennials reaching for more specialty foods

Consumers of specialty foods are spending more money on products this year, but the millennial generation is leading growth as younger consumers are dropping more money for specialty snacks and on-the-go meals, according to new research from the Specialty Food Association.


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Snack manufacturer fuels trucks with cooking oil

United Biscuits, an international manufacturer of biscuits and cakes, is pioneering a sustainability initiative through the use of waste cooking oil to power its fleet of trucks.


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USDA supports organic growth, local food economies with grants

USDA will award more than $52 million to support the growth of the organic industry in addition to local and regional food systems through the use of five department grant programs.


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North Dakota flour mill expands to become largest in US

A $27 million expansion to North Dakota’s state-owned flour mill needed to meet demand will make the facility the largest wheat-grinding factory in the US, a company executive told the Associated Press.


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On National Coffee Day, American consumers show their loyalty

In honor of National Coffee Day Monday, convenience retailer Cumberland Farms asked consumers what they would be willing to do—or give up—to ensure their daily coffee fix.


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IDFA enhances on-floor activities for 2015 International Dairy Show

The International Dairy Foods Association has enhanced several on-floor activities for its 2015 International Dairy Show and launched a newly expanded website.


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Stabbing at Oklahoma food plant kills 1, injures another

A stabbing at a food plant in Moore, OK, just south of Oklahoma City, Thursday afternoon has left one person dead and sent another to the hospital.


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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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