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Potato News from Illinois

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.
TOMRA Sorting Food will exhibit its wide range of innovative solutions for food sorting and peeling at two of the industry’s largest trade shows – PROCESS EXPO and PACK EXPO.
McDonalds reports Q2 results
McDonald's Corporation today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. Global comparable sales decreased 0.7%, reflecting negative guest traffic in all major segments.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Morton Salt Expands Specialty Salt Portfolio And Food Grade Salt Production Capabilities
Morton Salt, Inc. today announced its latest efforts to support the food manufacturing industry during the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago.
McDonald's Dengshikou, Beijing, exterior
McDonald's Corporation has announced that global comparable sales decreased 0.3% in May.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
McDonald's Announces Initial Steps In Turnaround Plan Including Worldwide Business Restructuring And Financial Updates
McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook recently announced the initial steps of the Company's turnaround plan
Paqui Brand Tortillas and Tortilla Chips acquired by SkinnyPop
SkinnyPop Popcorn LLC recently announced that it has acquired the Paqui brand of “better-for-you” tortilla chips and tortillas and that Paqui will immediately become a sibling brand to SkinnyPop in the better-for-you family of snack food brands.
McDonald's sign (Courtesy McDonald's Corporation)
McDonald’s announces to unwrap a plan next month that it says will help turn around sales declines around the world.