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Kellogg Cutting Jobs — Detroit Free Press

Kellogg announced that it is cutting 250 jobs, an announcement that follows the decision by another Battle Creek cereal company, TreeHouse Foods, to cut 100 jobs. Kellogg’s job cuts are a part of “Project K” plan, a cost-cutting project. “[CEO Joe]Sobieralski informed the BCU board via e-mail that Kellogg said it’s “focused on eliminating work that doesn’t drive the highest returns” and becoming more efficient by removing a duplication of work within the company. He said jobs will be reduced as...

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Campbell’s Asks for Food Labeling Change — Foodnavigator-USA.com

Campbell’s Soup has got behind an initiative asking the FDA to allow food manufacturers to use the term “potassium salt” instead of “potassium chloride” on product labels. Language Change Accommodates Consumer Food Labeling Concerns Potassium chloride is a common salt substitute that is used in low or lower sodium foods. Unfortunately, increasing concern about clean eating may lead some consumers to reject a product because they are unfamiliar with the term “chloride.” Food manufacturers are asking to be allowed to...

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Impact Innovations Makes Wrapping Paper in USA — The Commercial Appeal

Impact Innovations continues to make wrapping paper, right here in U.S.A., for Walmart: “Impact Innovations, a Minnesota company with a plant in southeast Memphis, made 20 million rolls of Christmas wrap this year for sale under Wal-Mart’s Holiday Time label. The plant doubled its output for Wal-Mart this year after investing $10 million in new equipment and adding 25 employees since entering a supplier agreement two years ago.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers Valuable Advice from Social Media Sensations Sam +...

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Lego Appoints First Non-Danish CEO — Reuters

Lego is getting its first non-Danish CEO: “Briton Bali Padda, currently chief operations officer, will replace Knudstorp, who was the first chief executive from outside the Kristiansen clan, Denmark’s richest family. Knudstorp will now head up the Lego brand, the company said on Tuesday.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers 12 Ways Consolidation Benefits All Commerce Players Courses for Walmart Suppliers  

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China’s Fish Shortage Highlights Food Safety Concerns — Bloomberg

The withdrawal of fish from grocery stores in the wake of inspection rumors has called into question the safety of China’s fish supplies: “Supervising those millions of little farms is nearly impossible, and the farmers know it. On Tuesday, the Beijing News reported that its journalists had visited fish farms near the city that routinely flouted the law, including requirements that farms be registered and that they keep track of the fertilizers and chemicals they put in their ponds. (Alarmingly,...

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Awake Chocolate Enjoys Continued Success — Financial Post

Canada-based Awake enjoys continued success as a Walmart supplier: “Why granola bars? In May 2015, Walmart reached out to Awake to develop a granola bar for the giant retailer. While creating their own granola bar was on the founders’ radar, it quickly became a priority. “The call from the buyer came out of the blue. He didn’t even know Walmart was carrying our chocolate in some of its stores,’ Schnarr said. ‘We launched the product in months. It was on...

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App Allows Consumers to “Try On” Eyelashes — WWD

  Salon Perfect eyelashes are sold exclusively at Walmart, but now consumers can use a smartphone app to “try them on” and select their perfect pair before buying: “’Easy application is absolutely one of the biggest obstacles concerning false lashes today, and has been for decades. Many women buy the lashes, but either end up having a professional apply them or they don’t use them at all,’ explained Vickie Wei, director of marketing for Perfect365.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers 12...

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Tyson Names Tom Hayes CEO — Arkansas Business

Tom Hayes, currently president of Tyson Foods, has now been named its CEO: “‘Tom Hayes is a proven leader who has played an important role in creating today’s Tyson Foods and driving growth across our company,’ said John Tyson, chairman of the board. ‘The plan we have announced today will result in a smooth leadership transition that positions Tyson Foods for continued growth and innovation.“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers   Courses for Walmart Suppliers  

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Walmart Pumpkin Supplier Creates Jobs — Walmart.com

Learn about one supplier’s path to growing pumpkins and supplying them to Walmart: “We’re proud to celebrate two decades of working with the largest grower and shipper of pumpkins in the nation. In just 10 years, Frey Farms sold enough Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins to wrap around the globe seven times!“ Resources for Walmart Suppliers   Too Busy at Work? Consider Outsourcing Courses for Walmart Suppliers

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Innovative Canadian Food Company Expands Into U.S. — The Globe and Mail

Awake is a Canadian company that sells a line of caffeinated foods, is expanding rapidly in the U.S. and counts Walmart as one of its retailers: “With 405 stores, Wal-Mart Canada Corp.’s footprint pales in comparison to the 5,299 outlets found in the American market, so for the trio of friends that launched Mississauga-based Awake Corp. in 2012, looking beyond Canada’s shores was just good business sense.“   Resources for Walmart Suppliers   Too Busy at Work? Consider Outsourcing Courses...

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