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Potato News from Illinois

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.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Restaurant Association presents 2016 US Industry Sales Forecast and Trends
The National Restaurant Association projects that restaurants in 2016 will post sales of $782.7 billion and employ 14.4 million people in more than 1 million locations.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
America’s Favorite Foods for the Super Bowl: Dips, Chips and Beer
Market research company IRI highlights the foods that see a sales lift before the Superbowl. Salty snacks constitute the leading category by units.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
McDonald's Turnaround Plan
During the Company's investor meeting today, McDonald's Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook and members of senior management provided an update on the Company's Turnaround Plan
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
tna acquires Inserting and Labeling specialist Unique Solution
tna announces the expansion of its family of brands with the acquisition of Unique Solutions®, a leading provider of value-added inserts and onserts which are dispensed and/or applied using Unique Solutions’ full range of inserting and labeling equipment.
Tortilla Chips
Tortilla chip manufacturer, Donkey Brands LLC, has doubled production volumes by installing a new production line from specialist food processing equipment provider, FOODesign, a tna company.
Americans buy free-from foods because they believe them to be more natural or less processed
Foods bearing “free-from” claims are increasingly relevant to Americans, as they perceive the products as closely tied to health. Mintel research reveals that 84 percent of American free-from consumers buy free-from foods because they are seeking out more natural or less processed foods.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Clean label no longer trending - its the rule
At the IFT15 Expo in Chicago, Innova Market Insights said it best, clean label is no longer a trend—it’s the rule.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Kraft Heinz to eliminate 2500 jobs in  the United States and Canada
Kraft Heinz says it is cutting about 2,500 jobs in the United States and Canada as part of its plan to slash costs after the food companies combined.