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  • 50% of Hershey’s Products Will Be 200 Calories or Less by 2022

    In a bid to increase transparency and consumer choices, American confectionery maker Hershey Company committed to making half of its individually-wrapped standard- and king-sized products 200 calories or less by 2022, the Hershey, PA company announced by press release April 21. The firm also plans...

  • US Foods to Acquire CA-Based Meat Products Manufacturer

    Leading U.S. foodservice distributor US Foods plans to acquire Hawthorne, CA-based FirstClass Foods, a custom meat processor and provider of portion control cuts of beef, pork, lamb, veal, poultry, seafood, and specialty products, US Foods announced by press release on Monday. Terms of the...

  • Tyson Foods Names First Chief Sustainability Officer

    Tyson Foods Inc. has appointed Justin Whitmore to the newly-created role of chief sustainability officer. This follows Tyson’s recent introduction of a new purpose and strategy that place sustainability at the center of the company’s future plans. The appointment is effective May 1...

  • Hi-Vac Corporation Hires Western Territory Sales Manager

    Marietta, OH-based Hi-Vac Corporation, manufacturers of Hi-Vac Industrial Vacuum Systems, has hired Dennis Zorn as the new Western Territory Sales Manager. Zorn brings over thirty years of experience to Hi-Vac, including many years of experience specifically with industrial vacuum systems, bulk...

  • Worker Crushed to Death by 40 Tons of Cheese at Warehouse

    A 32-year-old worker died in late 2013 at a V.F. Cold Stores cold storage warehouse in Dublin, Ireland when a pallet containing some 40 tons of cheese fell onto the man after a shelf rack collapse, a recent inquest into the employee’s death heard, according to various reports by Irish news...

  • Whitebridge Pet Brands Acquires Pet Foods and Treats Maker

    The producer of Dogswell and Nutrisca foods and treats for dogs and cats, Arthur Dogswell LLC, was acquired by Whitebridge Pet Brands, LLC, a maker of natural pet food products, the purchasing company’s owner, Chicago-based private equity firm Frontenac, announced April 18. Terms of the...

  • Baking Ingredients Market to Reach $16.9B by 2022

    The global market for baking ingredients is forecasted to reach a value of $16.91 billion in 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from the market’s estimated value of $13.03 billion in 2017, a report released by business insights firm Markets and Markets posits....

  • Atlas Copco Invests $12.2M in India Manufacturing Plant

    Swedish industrial company Atlas Copco invested MSEK $110 million, or about $12.2 million USD, to double capacity at its Hyderabad, India manufacturing plant, the Stockholm-based company announced Wednesday. About 35 jobs will be added to the plant’s current payroll of 200 workers, according...

  • Conveyor Fire Causes Shut Down at Coal Power Plant

    A fire broke out Monday might on a coal conveyor belt in the coal handling unit of the Talwandi Sabo thermal plant in Patiala, India, causing the plant to suspend energy generation operations, several Indian news media organizations. “A fire broke out in the conveyor belt area and nearly a...

  • Cardinal Health to Buy Several Medtronic Units for $6.1B

    Medtronic’s Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis, and Nutritional Insufficiency business units are set to be sold to Cardinal Health in a $6.1 billion transaction, Dublin, OH-based Cardinal announced via press release Tuesday. The acquisition of the businesses brings Cardinal some common...