General Mills To Expand Murfreesboro Plant, Add 80 Jobs

Food giant General Mills said today that it would spend $100 million to expand its plant on Butler Drive in Murfreesboro to make more of its popular Yoplait yogurt, adding about 80 jobs.

Report Spotlights “Systemic” Abuses In Organic Egg Production

September 30, 2010 The Cornucopia Institute

An independent report has been released that focuses on widespread abuses in organic egg production, primarily by large industrial agribusinesses. The study profiles the exemplary management practices employed by many family-scale organic farmers engaged in egg production, while spotlighting abuses at so-called factory farms, some confining hundreds of thousands of chickens in industrial facilities, and representing these eggs to consumers as organic.

New Sargento Fridge Packs Make Smart Snacking Easier

September 30, 2010 Sargento Foods Inc.

To make it easier to choose a wholesome snack, Sargento is introducing Fridge Packs easy-to-see, stand-up packs of individually wrapped cheese snacks. Fridge Packs keep cheese snacks normally stored in a refrigerator drawer visible, organized and easily accessible in the fridge. And according to the National Healthy Snack Survey sponsored by Sargento Foods, Inc., thats exactly what Americans want to help them choose healthier snacks.

October Is National Fair Trade Awareness Month

September 30, 2010 Fair Trade USA

– October is Fair Trade Month, and Fair Trade USA (formerly TransFair USA), the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today launches the organizations seventh annual national Fair Trade awareness campaign. Themed Every Purchase Matters, Fair Trade Month unites Fair Trade USAs diverse corporate, nonprofit and individual supporters in hundreds of events, promotions and fund-raising activities across the United States.

Tricor Pacific Capital Acquires Horticultural Distributor BFG Supply Co.

September 30, 2010 Tricor Pacific Capital

BFG Supply Co., a leading full-line horticultural distributor serving customers in the Great Lakes, Midwest and Great Plains regions of the United States, has been acquired by Tricor Pacific Capital, Inc., a Vancouver private equity firm with offices in Vancouver, B.C. and Lake Forest Ill.