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  • Chicago, June 4, 2019 - A new study from Culinary Visions® examines consumers' knowledge, attitudes and preferences toward a variety of food and beverage products made with cannabis ingredients. The study finds that while younger consumers are significantly more interested in trying cannabis-infused goods, older consumers are still open to trying these products in a functional or medical context. For consumers over 55, the hesitation may be health-driven, but interestingly enough, health concerns may exactly be what ultimately convince this demographic to give cannabis-infused products a... Read More

  • Company leverages innovation, technology and key partnerships to develop industry shaping sustainability initiatives, advance progress towards goals.​ SPRINGDALE, Ark. — May 28, 2019 —Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) released its 2018 sustainability report today, demonstrating progress and increased transparency across key sustainability measures, including, farming practices, worker health and safety, hunger relief and more. The company accomplished the following in 2018: Workplace Safety: More than doubled its 10 percent year-over-year commitment to reduce OSHA recordable workplace... Read More

  • CHICAGO (February 26, 2019) – RATIONAL USA, the leading manufacturer of combi technology, is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a prestigious 2019 Kitchen Innovations® award for its UltraVent Plus portfolio of ventless hoods. The National Restaurant Association® Show Kitchen Innovations (KI) awards recognize progressive equipment that advances the way commercial kitchens operate. A fifteen-year tradition in the industry, the KI award program has earned a reputation for defining the gold standard of foodservice equipment innovation. Delivering greater value and benefit to... Read More

  • NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 16, 2019) – The U.S. continues to be the top export market for Prosciutto di Parma, growing 4% in 2018, led by an 8% growth in pre-sliced sales. Over the past 20 years, U.S. exports have grown over 350% to nearly 600,000 hams in 2018. Italy continues to consume the majority of Prosciutto di Parma production (70% in 2018), however, 75% of pre-sliced production (about 1.5 million hams/legs) is exported globally. Pre-sliced packaging has been an important part of U.S. growth geographically. With large national retailers like Walmart and Kroger adding Prosciutto di Parma,... Read More

  • Des Moines, Iowa – May 16, 2019 – Today, the National Pork Board released its latest findings from the comprehensive Insight to Action research, this time examining trends in consumer behavior related to dining out. With a shifting dining out landscape and multicultural cuisine trends on the rise in the U.S., the Pork Board set out to understand the needs, considerations and motivations that impact out-of-home dining decisions The Pork Board’s All About Dining Out: What’s on Trend report uncovers why consumers decide to eat the proteins they do and explores tactics so that foodservice... Read More

  • ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., May 13, 2019 – Today, Unilever Food Solutions announced the availability of TAZO Tea Concentrates for restaurant owners and operators across North America. Through Unilever, foodservice professionals can now order concentrates directly through Unilever Food Solutions e-commerce channels as well as Unilever North America distribution partners. TAZO Concentrates provide a simple solution for independent restaurant owners and operators who want to expand their current refreshments offering. TAZO Concentrates are delivered in a convenient format that does not... Read More

  • Montvale, NJ – May 1, 2019 - Sani Professional, the food safety division of Professional Disposables International (PDI) and serving the foodservice industry, announced the launch of its new, ready-to-use All-in-One Spray product.  Widely known as a premium disposable wipe manufacturer of cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting solutions for commercial and industrial establishments, the All-in-One Spray is the company’s first spray product to make Cross Contamination Food Safety Management easy and simple to implement by foodservice operators. It replaces the use of different... Read More

  • CONCORD, N.C.—April 23, 2019—S&D Coffee & Tea announces a new line of sustainably sourced coffees as a part of its Raíz Sustainability® sourcing platform. These products are the first 100% sustainably sourced coffees to be produced and branded with both the S&D Coffee & Tea and Raíz branding. Working with clusters of farmers in multiple origins, this limited-time release signifies the continued success and impact of the Raíz platform. According to Conservation International, 150% more coffee is needed by 2050 in order to meet future demand. Raíz Sustainability® is S&D’s... Read More

  • San Francisco, Calif. - At a glance, Restaurant Depot, a decades-old, multi-billion-dollar cash-and-carry chain, and Cheetah, a three-year-old startup, make unlikely allies. On closer inspection, however, their collaboration is both pragmatic and based on natural affinity. Restaurant Depot has succeeded by selling on a cash and carry basis almost exclusively to small, independent restaurants and other professional kitchens. Their model is members only, but there are no membership fees or minimum orders. By focusing on independent restaurants and servicing all orders in-store, overhead is... Read More

  • CONCORD, NC—April 3, 2019—S&D Coffee & Tea, the largest custom coffee roaster in the U.S., introduces a new line of Cold Brew Coffee—flavored and ready to serve—making the growing cold brew trend accessible to restaurants and operators everywhere. The new line will be available in a convenient bag-in-box (BIB) format to provide a turnkey solution for operators looking to satisfy demand without the added labor or costs often associated with scratch-made cold brew coffee. The Cold Brew Coffee line will be available in five delicious flavors to wake up beverage menus and energize sales... Read More