Food & Drink

Bakery workers at a Rich Products frozen foods facility in Southern California have been on strike since November. We spoke with Cristina Lujan, an employee and union member with BCTGM Local 37. Errol Schweizer: Why are you and your co-workers workers on strike? Cristina Lujan: We are on strike because we’re fighting for higher wages,
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I have a new nightly ritual and it is not what I ever expected to add into my routine.  It’s The Hot Toddy and I can’t think of a more relaxing bit of self-care this time of year.   Whether it is an old wives tale or the truth, a Hot Toddy is said to alleviate a cold
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Two weeks ago, the beer and spirits business contributor to Forbes began her annual year-in-review article by noting that 2021 had not grabbed headlines for merger and acquisition activity. Then 2022 promptly began with a succession of newsworthy mergers and acquisitions. The new shape of these transactions suggests the industry had better buckle up for
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I have a scoop-ette out this morning. The news—that the House of Representatives will hold hearings next Wednesday on consolidation in the food industry leading to food price hikes—anchors a broader feature. Antitrust enforcement has been insufficient for decades, and the food industry is a prime example of the consequences. Mergers and acquisitions have swept
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The appeal by U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Suzanne Clark was simple. “We need more workers”, she told CNN on Tuesday. As the U.S. economy is struggling with staff shortages and record resignations, Clark’s appeal to double legal immigration to the U.S. is still highly controversial. Data aggregated by the Migration Policy Institute shows that
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Unprecedented consolidation in the U.S. food industry may be a cause of rising prices and empty grocery-store shelves. The White House, supported by independent economic analysts, has asserted there’s a link between inflation and the dwindling number of food suppliers. The House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee, chaired by Democrat David Cicilline of Rhode Island, is
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In January 2021 over half a million people said they’d go vegan for a month, according to the official Veganuary organisation and it looks like that number will be higher for 2022. So, it’s no surprise that the range of vegan products continues to expand, with new launches every month. Here is a top selection
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Innovation and the willingness to think outside the traditional box were the keys to success in the beer market in 2021. That’s the message from a recent Bump Williams Consulting (BWC) report that looked at both 52 and 104 weeks of NielsenIQ data. Developed as part of BWC’s deep dive into retailer growth strategies, it
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Bonterra, a Mendocino County winery in the Fetzer Vineyards portfolio, recently announced that the business is Climate Neutral and that its products are the world’s first organically farmed, Climate Neutral certified wines. While many wine consumers are familiar with organic farming, a label claiming climate neutrality is relevantly new. So what does it mean? Climate
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