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Les Brown

Leading Off  
To Create a Chip Flavor like Wasabi Ginger, Lay's Starts with the Real Thing
CNBC - Three of Lay's most popular experimental flavors are back on shelves. Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Cheesy Garlic Bread and Kettled Cooked Wasabi Ginger potato chips will be available until Thanksgiving as part of the Lay's Flavor All-Stars promotion. In its second year, the campaign opens the flavor vault to renew recipes from past initiatives like "Do Us a Flavor" and "Flavor Swap." Flavors that veer from the traditional palette can unify and divide. A sample of CNBC'S newsroom with chips provided by PepsiCo revealed fans and critics. Nonetheless, the three flavors that were intended to mimic popular foods sparked conversation. And that's exactly what Lay's wants. Read.

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WILD Flavors

- Chelsea Food Services recalls 14 tons of pork and chicken products
- Chili's turnaround strategy in go mode
- Freiberger USA to acquire pizza maker Richelieu Foods
- KFC selects new chief marketing officer
- Kraft Heinz Reports Mixed Earnings
- TreeHouse Foods' $400 Million Share Repurchase Authorization
Consumers Care More About Price Than Animals, UK Summit Told
Belfast Telegraph - An international expert has warned dairy farmers that consumers care more about themselves - and prices - than animal welfare. Delegates at the World Dairy Summit in Belfast were told that the majority couldn't care less about the condition of the cow that produces their fresh milk, or the conditions in which the animals are kept. Dr Jennifer Walker, a vet from the United States, told delegates that "consumers only cared for themselves and how cheap they could buy food". Even though it is becoming more widely recognised that animal welfare issues are of huge relevance to some consumers, and to the dairy industry's reputation, the vet said the issue was becoming serious that consumers don't care..... "All these food quality assurance schemes and their relative symbols are causing chaos and confusion among consumers. "Nowadays, I think the trend is shifting and people are more concerned about themselves rather than animals. They simply just want cheaper food and not too worried about the conditions in which the animals are kept which produced that food." Read.

What Whole Foods' Plan to Hire 6,000 Says About Amazon's Growth Plans - Whole Foods Market announced that it's holding a National Hiring Day Nov. 2, with the goal of hiring about 6,000 workers.The move is another indication of's aggressive growth ambitions for the country's leading organic grocer. In its own recent earnings release, Amazon reiterated that its goal for Whole Foods is to "pursue the vision of making high-quality, natural, and organic food affordable for everyone." Apparently, that vision will require many more people, going against the narrative that Amazon will replace Whole Foods workers with robots and automation. Whole Foods has over 450 stores across the country, each of which employs between 50 and 600 people according to the size and traffic of the store. Read.

5 Food Trends That Will Change The Industry Next Year
Born2Invest - Each year, food trends come and go. Some have made a significant impact while some have become just a passing fad. Here are five food trends that are expected to make waves next year.
1. Transparency
People are going to care more about what the labels say on their food next year. Mintel just revealed its 2018 global food and drink trend report, and trust on food products is on top of the lists. Per Forbes, manufacturers and retailers will have their hands full making sure food labels reflect transparency and traceability. This will help the consumers parlay fears amid increased food recalls, restaurant sanitation and uncovered elements by the media. The consumers will demand to know the process and steps of the entire food supply chain from farm to table.

"I don't think it's important to be the biggest, what is important is that the biggest do the things that are the most important. We've got a lot of challenges getting, you know, quality food at an affordable price to the tables of folks in the U.S., for sure. But it's also a global challenge. The backyard farms are excellent, and a lot of people enjoy them, but the world's problems are not going to be solved through backyard farms alone. Big Food needs to get into the conversation and face up some of the realities of dealing in Big Food and to help and change the way that agriculture is going to evolve."
Tom Hayes, president and CEO, Tyson Foods, quoted at Read.
Around the Net    
How Supermarkets Can Take on Grocery's Brave New World
BRINK - The traditional supermarket is under assault. After a half-century as the go-to destination for shoppers throughout the industrialized world, new business models are making the traditional supermarket less relevant. That's a danger because supermarkets' high overheads require correspondingly high sales volumes to maintain profitability. To be relevant going forward, supermarkets need to find new ways to appeal to increasingly diversified consumer demands while simultaneously reducing costs. Read.
Beverage Industry News & Trends       
There's a whiskey revolution going on - The word "heretic" doesn't generally have a positive connotation, but Tom Lix embraces it with a fervor all his own. The Cleveland Whiskey founder and chairman proudly refers to himself an "Industry Heretic, Embracer of Change, and Disruptor of the Status Quo" in his Twitter bio—and he's got the goods to back the claim up. Currently, Lix runs the only distillery in the world that can fully age whiskey in a 24-hour period using what he terms "flexible maturation and finishing technology." Cleveland Whiskey is also the only producer to use different types of woods in making whiskey—from black cherry to sugar maple to hickory. Read.
Companies, Categories  & Brands    
Ben & Jerry's Unveils Marshmallow Moon
PRNewswire - Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon had a special treat for lucky fans in Studio 6B last night: they were the very first ones to get their hands on Jimmy's latest Ben & Jerry's flavor. The new concoction, Marshmallow Moon, is a vanilla ice cream with marshmallow and graham cracker swirls and fudge flakes and is available only for an extremely limited time. This flavor kicks off Ben & Jerry's Special Stash offering, where the ice cream maker will churn out small-run artisan batches of funky flavors available in Scoop Shops and for fans to purchase for a limited time only. Read.
Drake's introduces Fudge Dipped Devil Dogs
PR Newswire (press release) - Drake's Devil Dogs are an original. Two classic, fun-shaped devil's food cakes, sandwiched around an abundance of rich, Drake's vanilla-flavored creme, first introduced in 1926. The time has come for a companion product worthy of the Devil Dogs name. How do you improve on a consumer favorite with over nine decades of deliciousness? "Dip it in fudge, of course," said Chip Stenberg, Drake's associate brand manager. "We've got the research to back it up, but, hey, it's just a fact." Read.
Goose Island brings barrel-aging to near perfection
Appleton Post Crescent - Goose Island has been making bourbon barrel-aged beers since either 1992 or 1995. The reason for the discrepancy is that the brewery states 1992, but research by Chicago Tribune reporter Josh Noel found that 1995 was more likely. Either way, Goose Island is credited for brewing the nation's first bourbon barrel-aged stout..... It has also spawned a barrel craze, with beers being available aged in casks of not only bourbon but rum, brandy, port, single-malt Scotch, tequila and various wines. Read.
TreeHouse Foods president departs amid company struggles
Chicago Tribune - A top executive is out at Oak Brook-based TreeHouse Foods, which reported slumping sales Thursday and saw its stock plunge to its lowest point in more than six years. Robert Aiken, president and chief operating officer, resigned Sunday, the company announced. Aiken, 54, had just joined the private label food company in July. "Bob left of his own choosing," TreeHouse Foods spokesman Brian Pitts said in a statement. Read.
Tyson Foods: CEO of largest US chicken producer on sustainability
CNBC - Sustainability is a hot topic across industries, but Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes told CNBC that even major food producers like his have to step up to the plate. "Here's the issue: If we're going to feed nine and a half billion people around the world by 2050, we have to be part of the solution. Big food has to get in the ballgame," Hayes told "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer when asked about sustainability efforts. Read.
Food Retail    
Hispanic grocer offering SoCal delivery through Instacart
Food Dive - Superior Grocers, a Hispanic grocery chain that operates 45 stores throughout Southern California, will begin offering home delivery through Instacart, according to The Shelby Report. Superior is the first Hispanic grocer in the fiercely contested SoCal market to offer same-day home delivery through Instacart, according to the companies. Read.
Foodservice Industry /News & Trends    
Survey Reveals Cleanliness Important to Consumers
Business Wire (press release) - It doesn't matter how good the service is or how wonderful the employees are, it's how clean and fresh a hotel, restaurant, salon or office is that matters most for 92 percent of consumers when deciding if they will become a repeat customer. In fact, 9 in 10 (91 percent) agree that they are more likely to have an overall negative opinion of an independent business if the public spaces (lounges, restrooms or lobbies) are not clean. These are just some of the results from the 2017 Consumer Cleaning Insights Survey, released today by P&G ProfessionalTM, the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble (P&G). Read.
- American Airlines suspends use of catering service after listeria is found
World Report    
South Africa: Coca-Cola's smaller diet drinks hard to swallow
Herald live - Coca-Cola has reduced its fizzy drinks can and bottle sizes, saying it is about helping consumers reduce sugar - but it has also reduced the sizes for Coke Zero, Sprite Zero and Coke Light. When changes to the 330ml cans and 500ml bottles were made, Coca-Cola said: "Market research showed that people were looking for packaging sizes that suit smaller households and that make it easier to control their added sugar intake." Read.
- Japan: Pizza and Ramen Collide in This New Flavor From Nissin's Cup Line
- Thailand: Suntory and PepsiCo form Thai joint venture

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