Between high corn prices, growing international demand and the drought, the beef industry hasn’t been able to grow the herd for many years and has long been expecting supplies to grow tighter and prices to go higher....More
The USDA says that Fruitland American Meat, a Jackson, Mo., beef company, is recalling more than 4,000 pounds of beef due to a potential risk for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), also referred to as mad cow disease....More
In the Wednesday session at FMI Connect, “Power of Fresh: Leveraging shopper trends in meat and produce,” Anne-Marie Roerink of 210 Analytics pointed to organic as one of the lasting trends in fresh departments....More
Processed-meat supplier Hillshire Brands has some deciding to do. After Pilgrim’s Pride offered $6.4 billion to purchase Hillshire earlier this week, Tyson Foods threw its hat in the ring with an offer valued at $6.8 billion....More
Roche Bros. opened the first store in a new banner, Brothers Marketplace, in Weston, Mass., on May 18. Dubbed a “next generation community market,” the store hopes to take advantage of consumers’ growing interest in where their food comes from.
Ahold said Wednesday it plans to invest more heavily in the quality and merchandising of its fresh assortment, in employee training and in targeted price reductions in all of its U.S. divisions....More