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SONIC Brings Back Pickle Juice Slush and Big Dill Cheeseburger for a Limited Time

SONIC fans demanded more pickles, and America’s Favorite Drive-In is giving them what they want. For three weeks only, SONIC® Drive-In is bringing back the popular Pickle Juice Slush and the Big Dill Cheeseburger – two menu items that are sure to dill-ight pickle fans everywhere! The Big Dill Cheeseburger and the Pickle Juice Slush are available at participating SONIC locations from August 8 through August 28, while supplies last.

First introduced in 2018, the Pickle Juice Slush is one of the most...

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Aug 8 1:30 PM, General News



Industry Mourns Passing Craig Trading Corp Founder, Craig Busse

Urner Barry is sad to share the news of the passing of industry friend and icon, Craig Busse, Founder of Craig Trading Corp.

Craig Frederick Busse, 79, of Murrysville, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, surrounded by his loving wife and family. 

Craig had a passion for traveling, skiing, boating, blackjack and loved his pug dog, Binky. He grew a successful Commodity trading company in the meat business, Craig Trading Corp., that he started only with a phonebook and telephone.

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Aug 8 1:10 PM, Urner Barry

Papa Johns Unveils Its First-Ever Crustless Innovation With New Papa Bowls

Papa Johns continues to deliver on its BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA.® promise, this time by unveiling a new menu category that features their delicious, fan-favorite toppings in a bowl. Papa Bowls is everything you love about Papa Johns pizza without the crust – crisp vegetables, juicy meats, melty cheeses, and delectable signature sauces – all baked to piping hot perfection.

The new Papa Bowls are a perfect addition to any Papa Johns order and are available in three flavors: Italian Meats Trio, Chicken Alfredo and Garden Veggie...

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Aug 8 9:54 AM, General News


UNLIMEAT Finishes Developing its Plant-based Deli Slices

- Injected a proprietary plant-based fat blend using a new method to enhance texture and moisture
- Collaborated with Germany's Bayerische Fleischerschule Landshut, a world-renowned charcuterie institute, to create plant-based deli products using traditional European recipes.

UNLIMEAT announced that it is expanding its offerings to include plant-based deli slices, having completed development on plant-based pepperoni and mortadella.

UNLIMEAT pepperoni improves on the shortcomings of competitor's vegan pepperoni, which often dries out when heated using the brand's newly created UNLIMEAT plant fat. UNLIMEAT plant fat is...

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Aug 8 9:34 AM, General News


First-Half Beef Exports on $1 Billion/Month Pace; Pork Exports Below Last Year

U.S. beef exports remained on a red-hot pace in June, topping $1 billion for the fifth time this year (after twice hitting $1 billion in 2021), according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Exports of U.S. pork remained below last year’s large totals in June, while lamb exports continued to trend higher.

June beef exports totaled 130,638 metric tons (mt), down slightly from the record volume posted in May but up 16%...

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Aug 8 8:04 AM, General News


Forecasting Integrated into COMTELL Charts!

Urner Barry is pleased to announce that forecasting has finally been fully integrated into COMTELL charting.

We know that having everything you need in one interactive site will save you time and optimize your workflow. This highly requested feature will allow you to go beyond the static PDFs and access your favorite Urner Barry Consulting and Obsono forecasts right from item history charts, where projected values can now be conveniently overlayed.

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Aug 8 7:10 AM, Urner Barry

Jack In The Box Inc. Promotes Del Taco’s Chief Operating Officer Chad Gretzema To Brand President

Jack in the Box Inc. announced today the promotion of Del Taco’s Chief Operating Officer Chad Gretzema to Del Taco Brand President. He replaces John Cappasola who has stepped down from his role as Del Taco President & Chief Executive Officer.

"Chad has been an instrumental part of the executive team at Del Taco that has compiled an impressive eight consecutive years of positive franchise same-store sales,” said Jack in the Box CEO Darin Harris. “He has been a champion..."

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Aug 5 1:35 PM, General News


Restaurant Brands International Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

Restaurant Brands International Inc. today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

"We made significant progress across our business in the second quarter, accelerating consolidated comparable sales to 9% and driving 14% growth in global system-wide sales. These results reflect benefits from our dedicated investments in key areas of the business, including people, technology, operations and marketing," said José Cil, Chief Executive Officer of RBI.

"The team at Tim Hortons Canada delivered exceptional results this quarter, aided by investments against our Back to Basics plan and..."

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Aug 5 9:49 AM, General News


It's Official! Brisket Is Back at Taco Bueno®

Back by popular demand, Taco Bueno's Hickory slow-smoked brisket is here, but only for a limited time.

Cooked slowly and consumed quickly, the limited time Brisket Menu Lineup includes tacos, nachos, quesadilla and queso, all featuring Hickory slow-smoked brisket. Get the menu items a la carte or in a Combo when you add a drink.

Brisket Tacos feature Hickory slow-smoked brisket, pickled red onions, minced cilantro in a warm flour tortilla.

The Brisket Quesadilla comes loaded with Hickory slow-smoked brisket, a healthy layer of a blend of...

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Aug 5 8:56 AM, General News


ANALYSIS: Turkey Market Considerations

Given the ongoing strength that the turkey complex continues to exude here in early August, we thought it would be a good opportunity to dig down into some contributing factors which are playing a highly impactful role in shaping the current market landscape...

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Aug 5 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Instacart Enables Online Catering Ordering and Delivery for Grocers in the Instacart App

Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced that grocers can use FoodStorm's order management system (OMS) with the Instacart App, making it easier to offer online ordering and delivery of catering items. Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace is the first retailer to connect their FoodStorm OMS directly with their Instacart App storefront, allowing customers across New York and New Jersey to easily place catering orders online, while streamlining the process for store associates to manage orders.

FoodStorm can now be integrated with the Instacart App...

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Aug 5 8:00 AM, General News


Three More Ships Carrying Ukrainian Grain Depart Port of Chornomorsk

On Friday, three additional ships carrying Ukrainian grain left the port of Chornomorsk, which is located on the north-western shore of the Black Sea.  

The first shipment of Ukrainian grain since Russia's invasion began in February departed Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa on Monday under the agreement reached by Ukraine and Russia in late July. The ship arrived in Istanbul’s waters Tuesday evening and underwent a joint civilian inspection, said the Joint Coordination Centre...

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Aug 5 7:33 AM, UB Newswires


This Week in Retail: Sizing Up August, Back to School Needs 

With August now in full swing, households are eager to enjoy the final weeks of summer.

Labor Day weekend, which marks the unofficial end of the summer season, is four weeks away while the NFL season officially kicks off shortly after on September 8.

In some states, kids are returning to school in less than two weeks. Circulars are proactively promoting back-to-school staples including snacks along with breakfast and sandwich items—giving a boost to lunch meat sales...

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Aug 4 8:10 AM, UB Newswires


NCC Statement in Response to FSIS Announcing its Plans to Declare Salmonella an Adulterant 

The National Chicken Council today released the following statement in response to FSIS announcing its plans to declare Salmonella an adulterant in frozen, raw, breaded, stuffed, chicken products. Attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs.

“As these products often appear ready to eat, but contain raw chicken, we recognize their nature raises special considerations that merit additional attention. The National Chicken Council (NCC) and our member companies have invested millions of dollars and have worked for more than a...

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Aug 4 8:00 AM, General News


Cultured Meat Company MeaTech 3D Becomes Steakholder™ Foods

The new name reflects the company's commitment to cultivating a new community of meat lovers who will participate in the company's mission to make high-quality real meat sustainably

MeaTech 3D Ltd., an international deep-tech food company at the forefront of the cultured meat industry, has become Steakholder™ Foods Ltd.

Beginning in 2019, the company set out to develop the technology and scientific processes to produce whole cuts of meat sustainably using animal cell cultivation and 3D bioprinting. Steakholder Foods' initial activities have been primarily focused around developing the...

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Aug 4 8:00 AM, General News


Perdue Farms' Indiana Facility Achieves GreenCircle Zero Waste to Landfill Certification

Perdue Farms announced today that its food-producing facility in Washington, Ind. has earned GreenCircle Zero Waste to Landfill certification, making it the first U.S. turkey processing facility and third Perdue facility to earn this important third-party environmental validation. During the audit period between May 2021-April 2022, GreenCircle validated that the Indiana operation diverted 100 percent of its waste from going to landfills starting in January of 2022, and kept nearly 155 million pounds from landfills during the total audit period.

GreenCircle completed extensive audits and assessments...

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Aug 4 8:00 AM, General News


Seasonal Supply Lows Pressuring Spot Market Prices

Supplies are in line with the projections from the latest hog inventory data. Market participants seem surprised by the seasonal shortfall. Hog and pork prices are firm in the near term.

- Hog slaughter was under 2.3 million head for the 5th consecutive week. While supplies are in line with the projections from the latest hog inventory data, nonetheless market participants seem surprised by the seasonal shortfall. Hog and pork prices are firm in the near term.
­ Lower than expected pork prices in May and June appear to have bought some demand in July and... 

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Aug 4 8:00 AM, General News


Eggland's Best Celebrates Release of Disney and Pixar's Lightyear with Sweepstakes, Recipes & More!

Eggland's Best is off to its biggest adventure yet! Known for its superior taste and nutrition, the #1 branded egg in the U.S. is on a mission to celebrate the in-home release of Disney and Pixar's Lightyear with stellar prizes and experiences.

Now through September 24, fans can head to EBFamilySweeps.com to enter the "Eggland's Best Superior Hero Sweepstakes" daily for the chance to win weekly "superior hero" prize packs! Weekly prizes include Lightyear DVDs and more, Eggland's Best swag and a three-month...

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Aug 4 8:00 AM, General News


Hot Ones™ New Boneless Chicken Bites Heat Up the Freezer Aisle

First We Feast's, Hot Ones, has expanded its partnership with John Soules Foods and FoodStory Brands to launch five new flavors of Hot Ones Boneless Chicken Bites that are paired with the show's authentic sauce flavors. The line rolled out this month in Walmart's freezer aisle and will soon debut in other retailers across the country. The new Hot Ones Boneless Chicken Bites come in 18.6 oz. resealable bags, including heat-and-eat all-natural, white-meat boneless chicken bites, each paired with an official Hot Ones sauce...

 

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Aug 4 8:00 AM, General News


Shawarma Press® Continues Expansion in Texas With Opening of its Sixth Location in Frisco

Shawarma Press, the award-winning quick-service franchise committed to bringing authentic, healthy Mediterranean fare to the masses, continued to dot the Texas landscape with the recent opening of its sixth location in Frisco. Enthusiastic customers swiftly welcomed the restaurant to the community by showing up hours before the grand opening and forming a line that snaked throughout the parking lot. Members of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and other local dignitaries joined in the festivities that included free samples of mouthwatering shawarma and discounts... 

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Aug 4 8:00 AM, General News


Highview CapitalAcquires WilMar, To Merge With Randall Foods

Highview Capital announced it has acquired Jobbers Meat Packing Co., doing business as WilMar. WilMar, a protein processor specializing in ground beef solutions, will merge with Highview’s portfolio company, Randall Foods. The combination will create one of the leading protein providers in the U.S., with a complete suite of products, complementary operating cultures and a world class management team.

Randall Foods partners with grocery customers to provide all types of processed and value-added case-ready meats, including a variety of fresh prepared meals and marinated, ready-to-cook offerings. Since Highview...

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Aug 3 2:11 PM, General News


Blue Apron and The Knot Make it Easier to Gift Home Cooking to Newlyweds

Blue Apron is now available on The Knot Registry Store, an all-in-one wedding registry platform from The Knot, an authority in wedding planning, advice and products. Couples can now easily add Blue Apron to their registry as a unique gift option, all within the Experiences section of The Knot Registry Store. The company is the first and only meal-kit provider on the platform to date.

“As we enter into the height of wedding season, we recognize that many couples want personalized gift..."

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Aug 3 9:04 AM, General News


Chick-fil-A Honored with goBeyondProfit 2022 Champion Award

goBeyondProfit, a first-of-its-kind business leader initiative that highlights corporate generosity, today announced it has honored Georgia-based Chick-fil-A as a winner of the goBeyondProfit champion award for 2022.

Chick-fil-A and its Chairman Dan Cathy were nominated and selected for this award by fellow Georgia business leaders because of the organization’s success in consistently executing with care and generosity in the little things, those meaningful daily moments of service valued by Chick-fil-A culture across decades of generosity. Dan’s late father, Chick-fil-A...

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Aug 3 8:53 AM, General News


Lineage Logistics acquires Cold Storage Nelson for major expansion into New Zealand

Lineage Logistics, LLC., the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced it has acquired leading New Zealand cold storage business, Cold Storage Nelson Limited (“CSN”). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“CSN has industry-leading skills in inventory control, compliance and traceability,” Mr. Jeff Rivera, Lineage’s Global Chief Operations Officer, said. “CSN’s facilities, combined with our industry-leading technology and innovation, will assist New Zealand customers to navigate increasing supply chain demands in New Zealand and internationally..."

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Aug 3 8:49 AM, General News


NRF Says Economy is Strong Enough to ‘Keep a Recession at Bay’ Despite Two Quarters of Decline

Despite two consecutive quarters of decline, the U.S. economy still does not appear to be in a recession and remains unlikely to enter one this year, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said today.

“Back-to-back contractions have heightened fear of a recession, but while the economy has lost momentum heading into the second half of the year, economic data is not yet consistent with a typical recession,” Kleinhenz said. “Our view is that while the economy is functioning at a..."

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Aug 3 8:41 AM, General News


Big, Bold and Not a Bagel: Einstein Bros. Bagels Launches New Chorizo Breakfast Burrito Nationwide

Need a flavor-packed, on-the-go breakfast to get you through the day ahead? Look no further. Einstein Bros. Bagels has launched its mouth-watering Chorizo Breakfast Burrito inside select company and franchise locations.

Holding just the right amount of heat, the made-to-order Chorizo Breakfast Burrito is packed with fresh ingredients including fluffy, cage-free eggs, savory chorizo, thick-cut bacon, perfectly-cooked hashbrowns, a trio of asiago, parmesan and romano cheeses and zesty jalapeno salsa; all rolled up inside a warmed...

 

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Aug 3 8:36 AM, General News


IFMA Releases 2023 Foodservice Industry Forecast at Marketing & Sales Conference

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) released its 2023 Foodservice Industry and Segment Projections today at its annual Marketing & Sales Conference. The forecast, which is hosted on the IFMA Scope® platform, projects that operator spend in the foodservice industry will decline by 0.1 percent, considered flat on a real basis in 2023, compared to 2022. The forecast models were created in conjunction with Datassential, a leading foodservice research firm, and validated by operators from the Foodservice Leadership Councils, who act as advisors to IFMA and its Board of Directors...

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Aug 3 8:09 AM, General News


Real Good Foods Announces Launch of High Protein, Low Carb, Grain Free, Chicken Nuggets & Strips

The Real Good Food Company, Inc., an innovative, high-growth, branded, health- and wellness-focused frozen food company, today announced the launch of its most anticipated platform ever, nutritious Chicken Nuggets and Strips.

Real Good Foods is expanding into the largest frozen food category, Frozen Meat & Poultry, with a nutritious twist on one of US consumers' favorite foods. The Frozen Meat & Poultry category, an $8.9B category according to SPINS L52 weeks, is ripe for real innovation, as most breaded chicken options today offer the...

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Aug 2 9:28 AM, General News


More Consumers Are Turning to Plant-Forward Diets Reports Packaged Facts

Beginning in 2020 and continuing through 2022, the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant effect on consumer habits. Packaged Facts' May 2022 National Online Consumer Survey indicated that 30% of consumers were still eating more fresh produce than they did pre-pandemic.

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, increasing concerns about health, animal welfare, and the environment have led more consumers to turn to plant-forward diets

The pandemic has expanded interest in healthy eating and lifestyles, and in turn 

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Aug 2 8:10 AM, General News


Delimex Brings Fresh, Authentic Mexican Street Flavors to the Frozen Aisle

Delimex, delicious, fresh and authentic Mexican street food, is redefining the frozen aisle with help from consumer insights. With the Frozen Snack Category being a $6B category and Mexican inspired snacks being a large amount of that growth,* the brand listened to its fans and made changes to inspire authenticity. Beginning this month, the brand is debuting refreshed packaging, enhanced flavor and nearly double the taquito filling for the perfectly balanced bite of crispy, savory tortilla to filling ratio.

“As a brand we are all about bringing bold..."

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Aug 1 9:55 AM, General News


CME Grain Futures Decline After First Ship Carrying Ukrainian Grain Departs Odesa Port

For the first time in months, a commercial ship carrying Ukrainian grain left the Black Sea port of Odesa early Monday local time.

Ukrainian exports from the Black Sea region have been blocked by Russian forces since the invasion began in February.

On July 22 Ukraine and Russia signed a deal, brokered by Turkey and the United Nations, to resume Ukrainian grain exports in an effort to ensure the global food supply. The agreement also frees up Russian grain and fertilizer...

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Aug 1 9:15 AM, UB Newswires


NCBA Statement on Small Family Farmer and Rancher Relief Act

Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) responded to the release of House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott’s (D-GA) Small Family Farmer and Rancher Relief Act.

“NCBA is committed to working with the House Agriculture Committee to protect our most vulnerable producers, and we appreciate the Chairman's attention on this important issue,” said NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane. “Unfortunately, H.R. 8590, the Small Family Farmer and Rancher Relief Act, as introduced prompts more questions than it provides answers..."

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Aug 1 9:12 AM, General News


2022 Canadian Foodservice Trends: Midyear Update

Forecasting the Future

Canada’s pre-pandemic $95 billion foodservice industry was battered by sales losses of nearly 29% as we entered 2021. While COVID-19-related restrictions—influenced by new caseloads and the looming impact of virus variants—may directly affect consumer visitation and behaviour in 2022, current Technomic research shows that the new year will also bring an upswing in the Canadian industry’s sales and overall performance. According to our latest data, Canada’s foodservice sector is expected to reach $74.8 billion, reflecting roughly a 21% increase over 2021 and just 3%...

 

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Aug 1 8:53 AM, General News







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