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May 31, 2013

Amy Myrdal Miller, director of programs and culinary nutrition at the Culinary Institute of America, and Annette Maggi, executive director of Retail Dietitians Business Alliance and president of Annette Maggi & Associates, headed up the education breakout session titled “Everything I needed to know I learned in kindergarten … except how to work in the food industry.”

SAN ANTONIO — Looking to arm registered dietitians working in the retail food industry with the business skills and knowledge needed to succeed — such as developing an effective elevator pitch, dressing for success, obtaining a sponsor and a mentor, and having a confident handshake — Amy Myrdal Miller, director of programs and culinary nutrition at the Culinary Institute of America, and Annette Maggi, executive director of Retail Dietitians Business Alliance and president of Annette Maggi & Associates, headed up the education breakout session titled “Everything I

February 15, 2012

Safeway is launching a first-of-its kind competition that could land one chef a job with the Safeway Culinary Kitchens and his/her recipe included in the Open Nature Skillet Meal line.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway is launching a first-of-its kind competition that could land one chef a job with the Safeway Culinary Kitchens and his/her recipe included in the Open Nature Skillet Meal line.

October 26, 2011

Campbell's new soup puts a spin on a classic favorite.

CAMDEN, N.J. — Campbell's new soup puts a spin on a classic favorite.

The soup brand said harvest orange tomato soup — developed by Thomas Griffiths, senior executive chef and director of Campbell’s Culinary and Baking Institute — features a blend of herbs and spices, including sage and rosemary and a touch of roasted garlic, which brings out the natural flavors of orange tomatoes. It is one of 35 new products being introduced by the company's U.S. soup and simple meals business.

October 20, 2011

Campbell Soup Co. has boosted its lineup of Healthy Request soups to include eight new varieties.

CAMDEN, N.J. — Campbell Soup Co. has boosted its lineup of Healthy Request soups to include eight new varieties.

The following flavors join the existing offerings:

  • Two Campbell’s condensed Healthy Request varieties: bean with bacon soup and cheddar cheese soup;

  • Two Campbell’s Select Harvest Healthy Request varieties: harvest tomato with basil soup and whole grain pasta fagioli soup; and

October 11, 2011

Frozen foods still are a popular choice. Packaged Facts projected that retail sales of frozen foods and beverages will reach $70 billion in 2015, a 25% increase over 2010 revenues.

Frozen foods still are a popular choice. Packaged Facts projected that retail sales of frozen foods and beverages will reach $70 billion in 2015, a 25% increase over 2010 revenues. Growth will be fueled by a trio of strong-performing categories that have been driving the category for some time: frozen pizza, handheld breakfast food and prepared vegetables. 


The category also has gotten a boost from microwavable frozen meals that serve as quick-and-easy — and inexpensive — lunches.

 

August 17, 2011

Walgreens recently launched a private-label line of food items to be called Nice!, according to published reports.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens recently launched a private-label line of food items to be called Nice!, according to published reports.

The initial products include dried fruit, white rice, baking soda, canned soup, tomato sauce, tea bags and a macaroni and cheese offering. The new store brand is being marketed by way of in-store point-of-purchase material, including ceiling banners, wing displays and play on the pharmacy's in-store radio.

 

April 19, 2011

A former Walmart VP has joined Campbell Soup as its VP corporate development.

CAMDEN, N.J. — A former Walmart VP has joined Campbell Soup as its VP corporate development.

In this new role, Raymond Liguori will be responsible for Campbell's efforts in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures. He will report to Craig Owens, Campbell's CFO and chief administrative officer.

January 18, 2011

A maker of natural breads has introduced a new variety that is baked using pure olive oil and is a good source of nutrients.

IRVING, Texas — A maker of natural breads has introduced a new variety that is baked using pure olive oil and is a good source of nutrients.

Nature's Pride new hearty wheat with flax bread provides 22 g of whole grains per slice and is an excellent source of fiber and omega 3-ALA, which comes from flax seed, addressing the needs of consumers that are looking to make healthy choices, the company said.

November 10, 2010

Fig Food's line of 100% plant-based, organic- and kosher-certified soups are making their way to...