March 2005 - News Archives

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March 31
Hafner to retire from Riviana Foods; Hanks named to top post
Coca-Cola Hellenic acquires Russian fruit juice company Multon

March 30
PepsiCo shakes up senior beverage, foods management
Unilever launches mayonnaise products based on canola oil
Domino's Pizza retires 4,409,171 common shares in private deal
National Starch's non-G.M.O. program receives certification

March 29
Tasty Baking financial audit turns up ineffective internal control
Cereal makers say low-sugar products adhere to labeling rules
Japan panel's BSE finding could set stage for U.S. beef imports
Perdigao to open new meat processing plant, expand exports

March 28
Kraft launches reformulated Nabisco 'KidSense' snacks
Krispy Kreme announces extension of lender consent

March 25
Diamond Foods files for I.P.O., expects to raise $72.4 million
Taiwan to reopen imports of U.S. beef next month

March 24
ConAgra reports difficult quarter, will restate some results
Court approval will let Penn Traffic emerge from bankruptcy
I.B.C. reports a loss of $7.7 million in latest month

March 23
Krispy Kreme reportedly will close Wal-Mart test stores
Lance to buy Canadian sugar wafer plant from A&M Cookie
Coca-Cola changes senior management, operating structure
Patrick Cudahy acquires Hispanic sausage maker 814 Americas
General Mills sets tender offer for up to $500 million in notes
White Rock Beverage launches new organic fruit-based drink
National Starch to strengthen non-bioengineered corn program

March 22
Heinz acquires hors d'oeuvres maker Appetizers And, Inc.
Operating income rises for Penford's food ingredient business
Hormel Foods acquires Lloyd's Barbeque from General Mills
Bravo! Foods to use Marvel heroes on U.K. milk products
S.V.E. sale crimps third-quarter earnings at General Mills

March 21
Chiquita reports prices, volume up versus same year-ago period
Michigan Sugar to close Michigan beet processing plant
Coca-Cola to launch no-calorie Coca-Cola Zero
Class action suit filed against Krispy Kreme over ERISA plan
Pepsi to reformulate Pepsi ONE with Splenda sweetener

March 18
ED&F Man launches natural and organic sugar-cocoa division
J & J Snack Foods acquires California-based pretzel company
Kellogg to bargain with unions over plan to close two plants
Saputo to acquire Fromage Cote and Distributions Kingsey

March 17
Confusion reigns in regional food brands protection ruling
Stepped-up R.&D. central to growth plan for Sara Lee
Focus on flavor delivery tops McCormick agenda
ADM to expand Novalipid zero/low trans fat production

March 16
Loretta Food subsidiary acquires mix manufacturer Amendt
Cost of coffee climbs as commodity prices rise
New study in obesity journal shows dairy promotes fat loss
Kraft sets U.S. debut of Tassimo Hot Beverage System

March 15
Nashville investment company offers cash to Krispy Kreme
Gold Circle Farms launches liquid egg whites with omega-3 acid
Cold Stone Creamery announces more stores in St. Louis area
Sara Lee outlines plans for up to $6 billion cash over five years

March 14
Canadian beef import ban forces U.S. slaughter cutbacks
Tate & Lyle launches new cracker ingredients line
New research center focuses on extrusion, rheology for foods
Regional study reveals the price of a healthier diet

March 11
Food industry finds flaws in methyl bromide rule
Stacey Sharpless named new president of B.&C.M.A.

March 10
Armanino Foods to terminate S.E.C. registration, share listing
FACT Corp. to product test snack bars for Productos Gabi
Allan Mactier, retired ConAgra president, dies at age 82
U.N. report cites health concerns of acrylamide in food

March 9
Sherwood to deregister on lack of shareholder, analyst interest
Cargill launches MaizeWise whole-grain corn product line

March 8
Barry Callebaut names Charles Haak president, c.o.o. of Brach's
Cargill intends to acquire Citrico's pectin business
International whey conference set for September in Chicago
Coca-Cola Enterprises urges rejection of 'mini-tender' offer
ADM reports gain of $93 million on sale of Tate & Lyle stake
Pepsi shakes up Dole ready-to-drink juice line

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