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Potato News from Illinois

Conagra Foods announces new details for the spin-off of Lamb Weston
ConAgra Foods, Inc. today announced the record and distribution dates for the spin-off of its Lamb Weston business, which is expected to be effected through the distribution of 100 percent of the common shares of Lamb Weston to holders of ConAgra Foods’ common shares
Conagra Foods acquires Frontera Foods, Inc and Red Fork LLC
ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) announced today that it has acquired the packaged foods businesses of Frontera Foods, Inc. and Red Fork LLC, including the Frontera, Red Fork and Salpica brands. These businesses make authentic, gourmet Mexican food and contemporary American cooking sauces.
Avebe launches potato based clean label solutions for meat applications
Avebe launches cost-effective clean label solutions for meat applications: a portfolio of potato ingredients, based on potato protein, potato starch and potato fibers
McDonald's moves corporate headquarters to downtown Chicago
McDonald’s Corp. today announced the move of its corporate headquarters to downtown Chicago by the spring of 2018.
Alexia Foods goes non GMO and offers tasty new fries.
ConAgra Foods brand Alexia announced that all of the brand's offerings will be non-GMO by the end of 2016.
McDonald's Reported its First Quarter 2016 Results
McDonald's Corporation announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.
Technomic on US Restaurant trends: Fast-casual boom continues
The 500 largest restaurant chains in the United States accelerated their cumulative sales growth in 2015 to a 4.9% increase, totaling an estimated $288 billion, according to Technomic
McDonald's is looking for strategic partners to advance grows in Asia
McDonald’s Corporation recently announced its intent to identify strategic partners who will add value and unlock growth potential in key markets throughout Asia to advance the company’s future growth plans.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
NCA's 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo is sold out!
The 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo happening May 24 - 26 at Chicago’s McCormick Place has started a wait list. Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, the 2016 Expo is anticipated to be the most successful in the event’s 19 year history.
Two Blades Foundation partners with Simplot and Sainsbury Laboratories to advance potato disease resistance
The Two Blades Foundation (2Blades) announced a research partnership between 2Blades, The Sainsbury Laboratory, and J. R. Simplot Company to develop potato varieties with increased resistance to oomycete and bacterial diseases.