Daily Archives: June 22, 2012

Domino’s Pizza opens 5,000th store outside of the U.S.

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Twenty-seven years after opening its first international store, Domino’s Pizza Inc. will open its 5,000th store outside of the U.S. The company operates more than 9,800 stores in 72 international markets.

The company is celebrating by presenting three stores with the symbolic title of Domino’s 5,000th international store. Grand opening celebrations will take place Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Cologne, Germany; and Penang, Malaysia. Markets were selected to reflect the diverse, universal appeal of pizza worldwide. The markets also represent some of the newest and fastest-growing in the Domino’s Pizza global system.

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Proposed bill would give USDA more power to police organic seal users

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The legislation, endorsed by a variety of California agriculture and consumer groups, would protect the growing organic farming industry and its expanding consumer base by granting the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) the legislative authority it needs to more effectively protect the integrity of certified organic products.

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Retailers force solidified bakery mergers: Rabobank

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Three tip retailers control half or some-more of a marketplace in a UK, France, Germany, and a Netherlands, and a trend is intensifying, pronounced a report.

The outcome will be a spate of mergers and acquisitions, pronounced Rabobank researcher Marc Kennis. “However, organic expansion will not be adequate to accommodate a hurdles and so companies will need to join army with rivals.

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Mars to become largest user of certified cocoa

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Mars Chocolate has made significant progress in just three years towards fulfilling its 2009 pledge to purchase its entire cocoa supply from certified sustainable sources by 2020. The company stated that it had met its 2011 goal of purchasing ten percent of its total cocoa supply as certified sustainable, and in 2012 it will exceed its original target of 20 percent, making it the largest user of certified cocoa in the world. Based on current buying arrangements, the company projects that they will purchase nearly 90,000 tons of certified cocoa.

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European bread trends 2012

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Every day Europeans eat more than 80,000 tons of bread. But what do we know about consumers’ attitudes and buying habits when it comes to bread? New European survey provides interesting insights. For instance consumers show strong interest in wholegrain and nutritional quality.

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Tate & Lyle opens food innovation centre in Chicago

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UK-headquartered food ingredients firm Tate & Lyle has opened its new Commercial and Food Innovation Centre in Chicago, Illinois, US.

The new 110,000ft² centre has been designed to develop new food and beverage products that meet the increasing consumer demand for health, convenience, value and taste, the company said. It will also help accelerate the process of introducing new products to the market.

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Barry Callebaut and Morinaga to extend partnership in Japan

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Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, and Morinaga, one of Japan’s largest confectionery companies, today signed an agreement to extend their long-term strategic partnership signed early 2008. Both parties agreed on a new, 10-year supply agreement for up to 16,000 tonnes of chocolate and compound products a year. For this, Morinaga and Barry Callebaut will also intensify their cooperation in the field of Research & Development (R&D) and jointly develop new products.

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