Minneapolis / MN. (gm) General Mills announced pledges to sustainably source 100 percent of its ten priority ingredients by 2020. These ingredients represent 50 percent of GM´s total raw material purchases. The pledges build on the company´s sustainability mission.
Deerfield / IL. (mdlz) Mondelez International has announced an agreement with the Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute and suppliers to promote sustainable Indonesian cocoa farming, improve bean quality and support the development of communities.
Silver Spring / MD. (fda) The U.S. FDA has issued a regulation that defines the term «gluten-free» for food labelling. This new standard provides consumers the assurance that «gluten-free» claims on food products are reliable and consistent across the industry.
Baltimore / MD. (ota) Officials from Japan and the United States announced the signing of an organic equivalence arrangement between the two countries in ceremonies at All Things Organic here at Natural Products Expo East, OTA said in a news release.
St. Paul / MN. (chs) CHS Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative and energy, grains and foods company, has committed three million USD to a national agriculture safety initiative intended to keep next generations safe as they strive to feed a growing world.
Lakewood / CO. (enr) Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, a leader in the quick-casual segment of the restaurant industry operating under the Einstein Bros. Bagels, Noah´s New York Bagels and Manhattan Bagel brands, appointed John Coletta as Chief Financial Officer.
Marshall / MN. (sfc) Allan Schuman, Chairman of the Board of the Schwan Food Company, announced that Greg Flack will step down as Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Operating Officer of the company, effective October 04, 2013.
Winston-Salem / NC. (kkd) Krispy Kreme has signed its first development agreement in South America with Bogota-based IRCC, a subsidiary of VA! Group. Under that, the retailer´s newest franchise partner expects to develop 25 stores throughout Colombia.
Decatur / IL. (adm) Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is exploring establishing a new global headquarters and customer center. «Our company is growing and becoming more global and more customer-centric», said ADM chairman and CEO Patricia Woertz.
Thomasville / GA. (ff) Four of America´s best-known bread brands, including the classic Wonder bread, are returning to grocery store shelves across the United States starting this week. Flowers Foods Inc. acquired the brands from Old HB Inc. in July.