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UK Supermarket Chain Morrisons buys FarmCare Carnoustie potato packing plant
UK retailer Morrisons has acquired the Carnoustie potato packing plant from Farmcare in a deal which will strengthen the supply of Scottish tubers to the supermarket chain.
Schmieding Produce Launches New 100 Calorie- Skinny Potato
Schmieding Produce Launches New 100 Calorie - Skinny Potato: Potatoes are sorted in such a way, that each potato has roughly a calorie content of 100 Calories
Bob Evans Foods agrees to buy the Pineland Farms Potato Company in Maine
Pineland Farms Potato Company, Inc. (PFPC), located in Mars Hill, Maine confirmed the signing of a Stock Purchase Agreement with Bob Evans Foods (BEF)
Bob Evans Farms transforms itself from a restaurant chain to a food manufacturer
Earlier this week, Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOBE) announced two transformational transactions, turning the company from predominantly a restaurant chain into a food manufacturer.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Potato Processor Lamb Weston / Meijer continues to innovate: Sustainability report
Lamb Weston's European joint venture, Lamb Weston / Meijer has published its sustainability report for 2015-2016. Compared to the reference year 2008, energy consumption per tonne of product has reduced by more than 21% and potato utilisation has improved by 4.5%.
Dieffenbach's Potato Chips launches Uglies - potato chips from waste potatoes
The Pennsylvanian snack manufacturer Dieffenbach's Potato Chips Inc. has launched a new potato chip brand named 'Uglies'. The chips are produced from potatoes that farmers would likely be throwing away due to minor imperfections.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Canada cuts import tariffs on food ingredients to boost manufacturing
As the incoming Trump administration talks about piling on new tariffs to discourage imports and protect American jobs, the Canadian government quietly moved in the opposite direction over the holidays: eliminating tariffs.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Trump picks ex-Georgia-governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture.
Donald Trump has chosen ex-Georgia-governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture.
Thursday, January 19, 2017