Florida citrus industry assessing Irma damage

admin | September 20th, 2017 - 2:40 pm

Citrus grower-shippers in Florida continue to evaluate their losses in the wake of Hurricane Irma. There will be fruit available for the market, although certainly not as much as originally planned. The Executive Director of the Fort Pierce, Fla.-based Indian River Citrus League, noted that Citrus grower-shippers in Florida continue to evaluate their losses in […]

The Future of Convenience Foodservice.

admin | September 19th, 2017 - 1:56 pm

ROSEMONT, Ill. — With $34.5 billion in sales in 2016, the convenience store foodservice market is not only strong, but seeing continued solid growth. Prepared food accounts for the lion’s share of the pie at $23.4 billion. Hot dispensed beverages comes in second at $7.3 billion, according to Mintel research shared during the 2017 Convenience Store News Convenience Foodservice & […]

Meat industry in recovery mode as Irma moves northward

admin | September 13th, 2017 - 5:20 pm

Meat companies in Florida are working to recover from Hurricane Irma as the state faces weeks of electrical outages and lengthy delays in gasoline and diesel fuel deliveries. A record 3.98 million Florida Power & Light (FPL) customers – an estimated 7 million people total – were without power Sunday night after the Category 4 […]

The Limitless Possibilities of Fried Chicken

admin | September 12th, 2017 - 1:17 pm

When it comes to comfort, indulgence, and creative culinary license, fried chicken delivers. In 1980, Americans consumed an estimated 48 pounds of chicken per person each year. This year, the National Chicken Council projects that figure will reach an astonishing 92 pounds. By contrast, consumption of beef actually dropped significantly, from 77 to 56 pounds, […]

Meat industry recovery from Harvey moving forward

admin | September 6th, 2017 - 1:36 pm

The southeast Texas meat industry is continuing its recovery more than 10 days after of Hurricane Harvey and massive flooding hit the area, according to an unscientific poll conducted by Meatingplace. Calls to more than 50 meat industry players – from processors to distributors to small food companies – found that the majority (30) were open […]

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