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B&G Foods, the New Jersey-based maker of Cream of Wheat, is paying $765 million for the vegetable business.
Processing issues by vendor NCR caused the problems.
The company says it will be an easier change than taking artificial colors out of cereals.
The Golden Valley-based packaged food giant is the latest of several U.S. food companies to issue listeria-related recalls this year.
Best Buy Co. said its fiscal second-quarter profit rose 11.6 percent, far exceeding analysts’ forecasts and driven by strong sales in appliances, big TVs and mobile phones.
For a teacher, there’s no higher praise than kudos from students. And Evelyn “Evie” Vietz got plenty of them after teaching math for 34 years…
Look for a raft of Dairy Queen TV ads next month for its new DQ Bakes menu. The restaurant chain’s largest-ever menu boost is aimed at bolstering its appeal as a food destination, while fortifying its stronghold in sweet treats.
Skippy and Spam sales helped offset trouble in the Jennie-O turkey business.
General Mills is launching a brand of “gourmet-style” dinner sauce and crust mixes called “The Good Table.” It debuts at a time when the Golden…
Purchase of Norwegian salmon feed producer boosts profile in a rapidly growing market.
New owners plan to sell the crackers online, in some stores.
The move comes after CHS concluded the North Dakota plant was too costly.
Optimistic farmers are eager for the rebound even as they prepare for a new outbreak.
Fulton joined General Mills for a limited-edition hefeweizen – but it’s not made with Wheaties.
The company battled software problems, currency meltdowns, occupied plants and even bird flu.
Famous Dave’s of America Inc. on Wednesday reported a 77 percent drop in second-quarter profit and harshly criticized its recently-departed chief executive for changes that upset customers of the barbecue chain.
The deal is the latest by the fast-growing food company that has a sizable Minnesota operation.
Black River, based in Hopkins, will pay out about $1 billion of the more than $7 billion it has under management to investors, including Cargill.
Experts in front of Congressional ag subcommittee also talked about continued economic effects of flu.
Analysts cite same-store sales increases as a good sign.
Buffalo Wild Wings’ second quarter profits were down more than 9 percent and fell short of stock analysts’ estimates, as the restaurant chain coped with…
The decision came as the food wholesaler reported quarterly earnings that beat expectations.
Regulators long ago blessed the use of genetically modified organisms to grow such staple foods as corn and sugar beets. But in an age of “Big Food” skepticism, consumers have increasingly become wary of GMOs.
Kandiyohi County has been released from quarantine by state animal health regulators.
If Hy-Vee has its way, the grocery chain’s first two Twin Cities stores set to open in September will be the beginning of a long-term shake-up of the area’s supermarket business.
The plants make cereal, dry dinners and snacks.
Activist investor Joseph Jacobs of Wexford now is chairman.
The organic food processor is the first to have the USDA verify that it uses non-modified ingredients
General Mills is working toward using only cage-free eggs in its products, joining several other large food manufacturers and retailers.Golden Valley-based General Mills’ cage-free egg…
The fourth quarter capped a fiscal year in which General Mills — like packaged food makers generally — slogged through with a mediocre U.S. performance.
The deal, subject to regulatory approval, is worth $1.45 billion.
Most of the 700 trims will be of salaried positions abroad; the company will reinvest savings in global growth strategies.
The Winona company alleges misdeeds extend to pepper jars.
Dairy Queen announced Monday what it calls the largest new menu rollout in its 75-year history, complete with new hot sandwiches and hot desserts a…
General Mills appears to be the first major U.S. cereal maker to systemically extract artificial colors.
He was known for building new businesses and his love of opera.
Ed Rensi, who was CEO for about 18 months, is the third chief executive to depart the barbecue restaurant chain in the last three years.
After years of activism by food groups, the FDA has ordered food companies to phase out the fat within three years
Many have stepped up biosecurity since virus hit.
Industry is encouraged after a week of no new bird flu outbreaks in Minnesota, the nation’s No. 1 turkey-producing state
The spice giant says there is no truth to competitor Watkins’ claims
Lawsuit claims amount of pepper in tins has been cut back.
The company will ‘focus our resources on other projects.’
General Mills wants a piece of the country’s $10 billion yogurt market.
Armed with an education in law and business, Ruth Reister joined the corporate world at a time when women and high commerce didn’t often mix.She…
The Hopkins workers received a severance package.
The latest farm hit was raising young hens, potentially affecting the industry’s rebuilding process.
Cargill and Morton Salt will pay $11.5 million.
The bird flu that’s squeezing the nation’s egg supply is creating headaches for food companies all along the supply chain — from agribusiness colossus Cargill…
Applegate will operate as an autonomous standalone subsidiary of Hormel’s refrigerated foods division.
After more than a week of no bird flu incidents, six new outbreaks at Minnesota turkey farms were disclosed Tuesday by animal health regulators.The six…
In Kandiyohi County, which is the largest turkey producer in the nation’s biggest turkey-producing state, losses are adding up from the feed mill to the grocery store.
General Mills Inc.’s global cereal partnership with Nestlé, Cereal Partners Worldwide, turns 25 years old this year, and is as important as ever.
Hormel’s other businesses, from bacon to muscle milk, are performing well and its latest profit rose solidly.
Temporary supply gaps hit Cub Foods — the metro area’s biggest grocer — and Lunds & Byerlys and Kowalski’s.
The barbecue chain’s first-quarter earnings slid 62 percent, missing analysts’ expectations.
The division of Hormel Foods cited bird flu for the reduction, which takes effect May 26.
Lethal virus found at egg farm in Nicollet County with 1.1 million hens.
The bird flu has struck an egg-laying operation in Iowa owned by prominent Minnesota businessman Glen Taylor, with an estimated 5.5 million birds.
Some investors fled after higher chicken, labor costs hurt first-quarter earnings
The bird flu has surfaced at 11 more Minnesota turkey farms, bringing to 67 the number of state poultry flocks afflicted by the virus, state…
Private equity firm is now free to sell grocer’s shares.
The re-branding will kick off Thursday at the Byerly’s store in Woodbury, when new signage will be revealed, new employee uniforms and grocery bags will carry the new name.
Cub’s owner beat Wall Street estimates, but stock sank more than 7 percent.
The company's shares fell 13% in early trading this morning.
About 10 percent of the Post-owned company’s eggs were affected.
The H5N2 virus also hit four more Iowa egg-laying operations.
At least 29 turkey suppliers to the Hormel unit have been hit by the virus, forcing cuts in production.
"You realize they are sick, and three days later they are dying and you can’t do anything about it. It’s a helpless feeling,” John Burkel said of the bird flu ravaging Minnesota birds.
A third-generation egg producer in northwestern Minnesota has been hit by the bird flu, marking the first time since this outbreak began that the disease has been detected in the state in commercially-raised chickens.
Three more farms in Minnesota were hit on Tuesday.
The work on a human vaccine is purely a preventive measure.
About 5.3 million chickens will be lost. Also, Hormel warned that turkey losses could hurt profits.
The coffee chain’s customers can also get updates on loyalty program features.
Customers can pay by phone and see new features of loyalty program.