As food producers raise prices, grocers and restaurants are passing the increases along to consumers for the most part, rather than have them chip away at profit margins. That strategy might not work much longer, several analysts said.
Splenda maker sues Speedway chain over knockoff sweetener
Carmel-based Heartland Consumer Products says Speedway offers knockoff sweetener in packets that are too similar to Splenda’s packaging, which could confuse customers.Read More
Meat-smoking firm Smoking Goose plans $625,000 investment to fund national expansion
The nine-year-old Indianapolis company, which already employs more than 50 workers, said it plans to add up to 25 more by the end of 2024.Read More
Circle Kombucha sales are down 50%, but CEO’s outlook bright
For now—although some restaurants can still sell Circle Kombucha with takeout orders—most of the company’s sales are taking place at about 150 grocery stores in Indiana and the region.Read More
Artificial sweetener might make users fatter, sicker, new study says
The study looked at the common artificial sweetener used in Splenda, which is owned and made by Carmel-based Heartland Food Products Group.Read More
The chocolate company said it would acquire North Dakota-based Dot’s Pretzels LLC as well as Pretzels Inc., an Indiana-based manufacturer of Dot’s Pretzels and other snacks that operates three plants.
The Indianapolis-based company behind artisanal chocolate brand SoChatti plans to use the funding to launch new products and innovations into the food-production industry. It also finalized its first industrial licensing agreement.
More than a year and a half after the coronavirus pandemic upended daily life, the supply of basic goods at U.S. grocery stores and restaurants is once again falling victim to intermittent shortages and delays.
The dispute at the U.S.-Canada border is threatening America’s supply of Alaska pollock, a key fish used for popular products such as fish sticks. Most fast-food fish sandwiches, including the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish, are made from pollock.
A perfect storm of events—from extreme weather and plant shutdowns to new government sanctions—have hit the chemical fertilizer market this year, slamming farmers already buckling under the strain of rising costs to produce food.
Two of the industry’s biggest poultry companies have agreed to settle a lawsuit that accused them and several other firms of conspiring to dominate the industry and fix the prices paid to farmers who raise the chickens.
In a memo to employees, CEO Donnie King expressed alarm over the rise of the more contagious delta variant and made clear the vaccine requirement was needed to overcome persistent hesitancy to get the shots.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall a month after two consumers reported falling ill with listeriosis. Further investigation revealed one death besides the two listeriosis cases traced to pre-cooked chicken.
The Decatur plant produces ice cream products for the Mayfield Dairy, Dean’s Country Fresh and Friendly’s brands.
Five of JBS’ largest beef plants in the United States ceased processing because of the attack, knocking out almost one-fifth of the country’s beef production capacity.
It’s unclear what the announcement means for Greenleaf’s previously announced plans to build a $310 million plant in Shelbyville.
Tyson Foods suspended top officials at its largest pork plant on Thursday and launched an investigation into allegations that they bet on how many workers would get infected during a widespread coronavirus outbreak.
The ruling centers on AquaBounty’s salmon, which are genetically modified to grow faster than normal salmon. After clearing other regulatory hurdles. AquaBounty began growing the fish in indoor tanks at an Indiana plant last year.
That enthusiasm is good news for candy companies, which rely on the 10-week Halloween period for nearly 14% of their annual $36 billion in U.S. sales.
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States found that nationally, craft distillers will see an estimated 41% of their sales—worth more than $700 million—evaporate because of the pandemic.
Mission Foods said it will launch production at a half-million-square-foot plant that will have the capacity to produce more than 187 million pounds of baked goods annually.
In October 1917, fire destroyed the Acme-Evans two-story, Italianate office building at what was then 702 W. Washington St., an address that is now part of White River State Park.
Compared to this time last year, prices for beef and veal are up 25.1%. Eggs are up 12.1%, and pork is up 11.8% from a year earlier, according to seasonally adjusted data.
Robots that can cook—from flipping burgers to baking bread—are becoming more popular as virus-wary kitchens try to put some distance between workers and customers.